Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful? - page 4

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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 feel like I have learned more... Read More


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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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    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
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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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    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!
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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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    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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    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.
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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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    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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    I myself got very very low grades during college. failed so many tests in school, had several make up duties. in short, I was too lazy to study back then. I even hate reading books, luckily i passed and was able to graduate. but after I finished my BSN course, i said to myself what future would i have if I continue this madness? so a couple of months after my graduation, i started reading nursing books. i even watch lectures in youtube. lol I can say that I have learned a LOT like A LOT.

    july 29th of 2011, I took my NCLEX-RN and i just found out last tuesday that i passed. I was very happy because hardwork really pays off. So don't lose hope, continue what you are doing, it is never too late to start a new life. Set your goals and be inspired. Good luck to your studies!
    Last edit by RnBsn19 on Aug 5, '11 : Reason: wrong grammar
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