Thanks for the comments everyone. I have not had test anxiety before like this. I did try to go to the learning center on campus but the director with whom I was supposed to meet with did not show up because he was sick. I realize now that I should have continued to call/email him until I got a response, but nursing school
schedule is not the best in the world, especially first semester.
Anyway, I agree with sauconyrunner, I put a lot of pressure on myself. Knowing I had to make a 75 just ruined my train of thought. As soon as I finished the exam I KNEW what I missed, I also changed answers from correct to incorrect 15 times on one exam. My instructor explained that as the semester continued and my grades started to drop, my confidence in myself dropped as well. I don't want to be a nurse for the money, or anything else, I just honestly care for people and want nothing more than to have that chance to do so. As I said before, I have to go meet with the director tomorrow, and I'm pretty sure they will not even allow me to tell my story to the committee, but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have an "appeal" letter ready to hand to her just in case? I am already prepared for the dismissal, but I also just want to know I tried everything. I am going to start looking into community colleges for my LPN. There are not a lot around me, and they only let 20 people in once a year. My GPA is 3.2 after the D's so I am opptimistic? Well, trying to be at least. I don't want to take a break, because I took a break in 2005 and did not start back until 2010
Again, thank you and I would love to know what everyone thinks about the appeal letter.