Help, failed out of a nursing program last week - page 2

by rmiller12 4,007 Views | 16 Comments

Hi everyone. I just received my final grades for my first semester of my BSN program Sunday. I failed one class by 4 points, one by 10 points, and the other by 15. During this semester I developed severe test anxiety and by the... Read More


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    Of course you should have materials ready. Why wouldn't you? If you get lucky and get a chance, you want to be ready to take advantage of it.
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    Please follow the good advice given and know that we are wishing you good luck. I would hope that they would listen with open minds and give you the benefit of the doubt. I had a friend who also discovered a problem while in school, but she was lucky enough to get things together before it caused her to be dismissed. Hopefully, you can salvage your nursing school career. Hang in there.
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Not only should you address the problem,you should have a plan of corrective action and start putting that plan into place now.

    You need to be able to state what you are doing about the problem and what you will continue to do about the problem.

    Do not throw in personal excuses. No excuses. None.

    "This is the problem."
    "This is what I plan to do."
    "This is what I have already done, so far."

    And if they keep mentioning what you did wrong, just stick to your theme:

    "That was a problem, however, this is what I am doing and this is what I have done so far."

    Repeat that often as needed and remain unemotional.

    Don't say nursing is your dream and don't say it isn't.

    BTDT.

    Cheers.
    That is really good advice
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    Have you attempted to write a letter to the dean of nursing explaining you want another go?
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    Hello all, so it's been eight months since my last post. I met with the director and she was far from helpful to me. The only thing she wanted to know was how the school could improve for the upcoming students. I now know that last semester for the new students was easier for them than us because of students like me who were dismissed. They made it easier on them by finally taking our complaints into consideration, well I'm happy for them, but sad for myself. Can't find any RN programs to even apply to due to my D's even with a 3.4 gpa. My local community college only accepts 18 students a year, and I would have to get CNA before applying. I'm currently registered at my old school in a different major just to have a degree, but my heart is heavy and discouraged. I just want to be a nurse.
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    Have you spoken to anyone on campus like the DSP center for testing (LD) and getting extra time on your tests... Sometimes you can get up to double the time and take your tests in a private room. Best of luck to you! Keep us posted!
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    When one door closes another opens. Honestly, I've been in a similar situation. I had problems like yours, I missed weeks of classes. I've even failed out of college at one point, it haunts me still to this day. BUT, there is always an option. Have you tried an online BSN program? Get documentation to show there was a reason behind your grades. GO back to school, I know it isn't ideal, but proving that you can take classes and pass them with flying colors shows that you have made an effort to resolve any outstanding issues you may have (i.e. health related problems, testing anxiety (which is something I think in your case might one of the issues), and any other problems). Keep your head up.


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