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Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful? - page 3

I've been out of nursing school for almost a year now. I was dismissed for failing two of my classes by less than one point in second semester. Since I have been out, I've been studying everything. I... Read More

  1. Visit  AngelicDarkness profile page
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    I failed 2 classes in my first year. The classes were 60 students total, and the teachers only cared about the money. It was a huge disappointment to me at an 18 year old and just entering college. My one class I failed by 1%!! They discontinued me from the program, so I took 6months off to work and save money up. I searched online local colleges, and decided to apply again. Within moments of filling out my application I recieved and email from one of the college co-ordinators. She offered to help me through tours of the facility, emails daily-weekly with encouragement, and went through every policy and procedure to ensure if I failed a class again that I would not be kicked out of school. I went to this college, and graduated knowing that I made a great choice. I reccomend going back to nursing school.... you'll miss it
  2. Visit  nola1202 profile page
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    i was touched by your story. I think you kicked ass just showing up for the exams.
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  3. Visit  FutureNurseDanielle profile page
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    OMG!! That story was such an inspiration!!!!! I am a pre-nursing student who is trying to get into the RN program at my school and its very competitive and although i am not weak, at times I second guess myself because all the nursing students say its really hard. I have a 1 year old son and im a teen mother. Ive been called every name in the book by so called friends because of being a teen mother and they dont expect for me to succeed in nursing! But after listening to your story about how you had the strength, motivation, determination, and drive to still give it your BEST shot while you were severely sick, motivates me so much to get off my ass and get my mind right! I have no reason to doubt myself. and i have no excuses to failing! You truly touched me! I will never forget this story!
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  4. Visit  valzRN profile page
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    Well... I did fail nursing school. I had one term left and would have been on my way to preceptorship. It was cardiac. One point took me. I repeated the class and failed again by 2 points. I was devastated. It took a while to get over and the worst part was seeing my cohorts taking care of my husband in the hospital. (My husband has a terminal illness that has him in the hospital frequently.) I do have to say though, that God provided a way for me to challenge the LPN boards after being out of school for almost 3 years. Not only was that opportunity provided, but I passed nclex on the first try and then was given the opportunity to go back through the program as an LPN in the career mobility program. And the best part was that I would get credit for everything that I took and passed in the program before, so I will be finished 5 months before the others who are starting with me in this class. I just started back and its different this time. It makes more sense this time around and I think that in preparing for nclex I learned more than I knew before. It's not that it's any more easier, it's just that everything is connecting for me this time. If you want something bad enough, sometimes it's persistence. It took 3 years to "pick up" where I left off. But in the meantime, I learned so much... about life, about myself, and about the path that my life has taken. Doors have been opened that I never dreamed of, and had I not failed, never would have happened. God is what kept me together all this time and placed me where I am today. It's because of Him that I am even a nurse today.
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  5. Visit  CrazyGoonRN profile page
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    Yes. One of my fellow nursing school grads did exactly that. She failed the LPN program at one school by 1 or 2 points then the next year went back at another school and passed and is now an LPN. She didn't give up, because she was determined to be a nurse. Another one of my fellow grads failed an RN program then a couple years later entered an LPN program and passed. I am not sure if she is planning on continuing on to another RN program or not. You can do it!
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  6. Visit  CrazyGoonRN profile page
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    Quote from FutureNurseDanielle
    OMG!! That story was such an inspiration!!!!! I am a pre-nursing student who is trying to get into the RN program at my school and its very competitive and although i am not weak, at times I second guess myself because all the nursing students say its really hard. I have a 1 year old son and im a teen mother. Ive been called every name in the book by so called friends because of being a teen mother and they dont expect for me to succeed in nursing! But after listening to your story about how you had the strength, motivation, determination, and drive to still give it your BEST shot while you were severely sick, motivates me so much to get off my ass and get my mind right! I have no reason to doubt myself. and i have no excuses to failing! You truly touched me! I will never forget this story!
    One of my classmates in nursing school was a single mother of 2 children under age 5. The father was not in the picture and she got no child support. Her family did not offer much support either. She would come to class exhausted having only slept 1 or 2 hours the night before because of her kids being sick or just up all night. She was committed to making a better life for herself and her kids and never quit. On days that she had to be in clinicals at 6:45am she asked her family to take her kids to daycare so she could make it to the hospital on time, but they refused. Her daycare did not open until 6am and she did not have time to get to clinicals on time. She talked to the daycare and one of the teachers offered to get there 15 min early so that she would not be late to clinicals. Her kids are lucky to have such a devoted mother. She worked hard and is now an LPN making pretty good money. She is committed to return to school and become an RN, and I believe she will do it. Work hard, don't give up and you can do it too
  7. Visit  nola1202 profile page
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    Quote from FutureNurseDanielle
    OMG!! That story was such an inspiration!!!!! I am a pre-nursing student who is trying to get into the RN program at my school and its very competitive and although i am not weak, at times I second guess myself because all the nursing students say its really hard. I have a 1 year old son and im a teen mother. Ive been called every name in the book by so called friends because of being a teen mother and they dont expect for me to succeed in nursing! But after listening to your story about how you had the strength, motivation, determination, and drive to still give it your BEST shot while you were severely sick, motivates me so much to get off my ass and get my mind right! I have no reason to doubt myself. and i have no excuses to failing! You truly touched me! I will never forget this story!
    Re: being a teen mom. "life is what happens while we're making plans."
    (Sheryl Crowe) I can't wait till you get your degree, Your experience, strength and hope are sure to help others no matter what you do. That said, I can't get this image of you out of my head as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a junior or high school setting, you'd know how to reach the one's who look like they have it all together.
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  8. Visit  FutureNurseDanielle profile page
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    It really brings tears to my eyes to read these replys, because I actually have these same visions in my head of being a very successful RN or NP! Crazy thing is, I didnt think anyone else actually had those same visions. Its sooo crazy how people you've never met can be more supportive than people you see on a daily basis. I thank you so much for believing in my capabilities. I cant wait either!
    future21rn, mschris, phrozenone, and 1 other like this.
  9. Visit  Jennyy329 profile page
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    Reading all these posts gives me hope. I just failed my second nursing class. When I failed the first class, I told myself its okay, I will retake the class and I will just do better the second time around. I will just graduate an half year later then the rest of my classmates. I told myself that I can do it. But when I failed the second class, I was pretty devastated. I failed both classes by a C. Passing was a C+. Prior to nursing school, I never failed a class in college before (then again, passing grade was not a C+) so it was definitely a big stab to my ego. I was pretty ashamed of myself and on top of that graduation is right around the corner, and it makes me sad knowing that I couldn't graduate with the rest of my classmates..

    I had a meeting with the assistant dean to my school and I already wrote an appeal letter and is currently waiting to be evaluated for re- admission. I won't find out whether I will get re-admitted or not until the first week of June. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

    Failing two nursing classes did make me question whether nursing is right for me though. How can I make a good nurse when I failed not one, but two classes? But then I realize I will definitely have a much stronger foundation the second time around.

    Reading all these posts definitely gave me hope though. Thank you guys! I will make it the second time around and I will be do better then ever.
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  10. Visit  nola1202 profile page
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    You go! I had to retake chemistry and I almost crashed and burned on statistics. Someone mentioned the dosage test, I was never more freaked out because they said, fail this and you are out. (I guess you could reapply for next year but...geeeez. I have no idea what I would have gone into had the door on Nursing closed but I had a friend who went into social work, someone else went to Phlebotomy school. Now when I look around at all the career possibilities, I kinda want to slap my head and say, wow I coulda had a V-8!
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  11. Visit  MissJamaica profile page
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    Quote from CrazyGoonLPN
    One of my classmates in nursing school was a single mother of 2 children under age 5. The father was not in the picture and she got no child support. Her family did not offer much support either. She would come to class exhausted having only slept 1 or 2 hours the night before because of her kids being sick or just up all night. She was committed to making a better life for herself and her kids and never quit. On days that she had to be in clinicals at 6:45am she asked her family to take her kids to daycare so she could make it to the hospital on time, but they refused. Her daycare did not open until 6am and she did not have time to get to clinicals on time. She talked to the daycare and one of the teachers offered to get there 15 min early so that she would not be late to clinicals. Her kids are lucky to have such a devoted mother. She worked hard and is now an LPN making pretty good money. She is committed to return to school and become an RN, and I believe she will do it. Work hard, don't give up and you can do it too
    wow.

    I love this story.
  12. Visit  CaisMom profile page
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    hey so how did you get to take the LPN boards... I just failed out of a BSN program in Tennessee and I called the board of nursing and they told me that I couldn't to that, but I didn't fail out until my senior year.. So i'm just trying to see how everyone else seems to be able to do it that way. If I was able to get into a nursing RN program I would only have Psych, OB and PEDs left to take to get my ADN, but I"m not sure if I can get into another program.... I"m gonna try. This is for sure.
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  13. Visit  kfactor profile page
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    I failed by .05 points - and have now waited literally 10 months to resume - I think there can be a lot of frustration in nursing school and at this point I will be just so happy if I wind up being able to obtain an LPN - I wish the stakes weren't as high as they seem to be in cases like this - I will never forgive myself for the exam I did poorly on (the very first one of the semester)- but knowing that only one question on one exam would have changed the entire semester as well as realistically my chance to become a nurse - is well almost indescribably hard to take in


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