Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful? - page 5

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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    I want to thank the OP and those who responded for this post... I failed LVN school, one class by a couple of points. Did very well in other classes (As/Bs) and in clinicals I excelled. It came as a shock to myself and others. Very disappointed to say the least. I know exactly where I went wrong. It was encouraged that I re-apply to repeat the 2nd semester (January). It's been almost a month now and felt like there was no hope. Now after reading this post I feel like there are options and would like to know if the OP has gotten into another school, what's happened since?
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    One of the best students in our class now failed the year before and we are only 10 weeks in but she is doing so much better & knows much more than the others.
    And one of our teachers failed the first time she tried, she came back few years later and did so great they hired her to teach!
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    "If at first you dont succeed, dust yourself off and try again!"
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    I failed my 2nd level clinical by 7/10 of a point. Yep, I cried and wailed. Then I got determined and took it again. I passed and it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Of course it is easier to say that now but even then I knew I was missing something I needed. Repeating that level really taught me what I needed to make it!!!!
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    Quote from tiredstudentmom
    I want to thank the OP and those who responded for this post... I failed LVN school, one class by a couple of points. Did very well in other classes (As/Bs) and in clinicals I excelled. It came as a shock to myself and others. Very disappointed to say the least. I know exactly where I went wrong. It was encouraged that I re-apply to repeat the 2nd semester (January). It's been almost a month now and felt like there was no hope. Now after reading this post I feel like there are options and would like to know if the OP has gotten into another school, what's happened since?
    Don't feel bad it happens but at least you know you failed at my school the HESI is what you have to take in order to go to the 2nd semester; no matter if you got all As on your exam if you don't pass the HESI exam you fail so all your work goes down the drain.
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    Any one on good study tips for nclexpn please leave advice thanks
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    RN programs: As for flunking just one class by a few points, this happens to about 2-6 people per term in my program (some just drop out too). And it wouldn't be a great program if everyone was getting all A's with ease. Most come back do well 2nd time around. I've met many nurses that flunked out totally (either not given a chance to repeat, or they flunked a 2nd class and were not allowed back) and just reapplied to a different school years later and with some time to grow and wise up, they reapplied themselves and turned into great nurses. It can happen to the best of us, especially nowadays, at least in my state, 95% of those applying needed a 3.9 or more just to get in. So the bottom line is that the programs are hard and when all A students fail, it's not because they are dumb, rather they probably had something going on in their lives that was keeping them from applying themselves. But once that was resolved, they were fine.
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    I failed my first time through and passed with all c's my second. Tests are not my strong point! I aced the boards (finished in 75 questions) and have been an RN for almost 6 years now. Not to toot my own horn, but I am now super successful, I won an award for the best employee in my area, was flown out to meet the CEO of my company and was offered my own clinic to run (im holding out because I'm not sure I'm prepared for that and want some training in administration first). I have also started many new programs in my unit and am currently assisting one of our docs is developing a new study. My point is that anyone can be successful if they are willing to put the time and energy into it! Make sure you're ready this time around and give it your all!
    P.S. I am back in school and am getting a 4.0 this time and couldn't be more proud of myself! Good luck!
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    I wanted to thank all of you for these posts above. I just found out I didn't pass the ICU Clinical portion even though I was holding a good grade in the theory. I have been through a the semester from hell with my clinical instructor. I was feeling so beaten down. No matter how much I prepared it was never good enough. When I asked other students about their experiences, no one was going through this kind of scrutiny. These posts really helped. I can pull it together and go after my dream again. Thanks!
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    Wow, that seems...harsh. I just found out that I was accepted back into the LVN program. Totally psyched and nervous. What is the rationale behind the taking of the HESI in order to progress to the 2nd semester? I would very much like to know the reasoning they used. There was an entrance exam I had to take to get into the program initially, as well as 2 calculations exams (dosage calculation, d'oh!) that we have to pass at 90% and then 95%. For readmission I had to take another math test (along w/ skills checks, etc). Personally, I don't think a program such as that would appeal to me. I'd hate to work all semester long, getting A's and then BAM!!! fail out. But then the math tests do the same thing for us. If we don't pass w/ 90% and then 95%, then we're out. We do however, get a 2nd take on the calculations exams. Anyhow, I have gone on long enough. I am so relieved and psyched to start back again. I have full support of my friends and family (as well as former classmates).


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