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Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful?

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I had a good friend in nursing school who failed out twice. She eventually entered into another program and graduated BSN with honors. She works in the best hospital nearby and loves it. Never give up on a dream even when it seems out of reach. Good luck!

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It can be done! Every situation is unique, but perserverance in the face of hearing "no" or "you can't do it" is going to be your most important resource in these circumstances. I failed out of one nursing school, left for another one and graduated. Getting into another place where I could maintain a better life/school/work balance was key for my unique situation.

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It has happened to me. I failed my final semester by .2 points. A fail is a fail. I dusted myself off. Reevaluated my learning techniques and checked in with my doc. I was severely anemic. Which could help explain my inability to really grasp the material. I passed all previous semesters with high Bs. I couldn't believe I failed my final semester. But I took the summer off, corrected my anemia and went back to finish my final semester in the Fall. I finished with an A, passed boards in 75 questions, just accepted a job offer, and have been accepted to an RN-BSN program. So its possible to go back and successfully finish.

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I was 2 months away from passing RN school for my associates degree. The program is being shut down in March. So, I had to quit the program. I feel like a worthless loser. I am already an lvn. I feel like my heart sank when I had to leave the program. I made very good grades. Now I am an lvn with all of this RN knowledge, and I cant apply it. I am just praying that I can get into another RN program that will let me finish my degree. I would love to have a degree by the time I am 30. Nursing is very important to me. I am still reading my Nclex RN books everyday and trying to keep a positive mind set. I just hope that another school will give me a chance, and accept a washed up loser like me. I am a airforce veteran, and I am a very hard and dedicated worker. I just want to cry every minute of the day. I'm already trying to get into weatherford college. They said they will take my concorde credits. Im just afraid of failing again.i have had a lot of problems with this school. They sent us to nursing homes, and long term care and rehab facilities. I was scrutinized because I was already an lvn and I wasnt really learning anything. The teacher got angry at me and told me that you are a student, not a lvn. So stop acting like one. She also said that LVNs are not real nurses. But what confuses me is if LVNS aren't real nurses, then why are they teaching the RN students how to be nurses on the floor? I dont understand. Then she got mad at me when I just started acting like a student that was pretending to learn everything about a nursing home. I had to pretend that I knew nothing about nursing homes, or long term care, rehab, when I work in these places for a living. The teacher wrote me up for this, and this was another reason why I had to leave the program. I feel like I didn't do much wrong. This is very upsetting.

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Persephone Paige has 15 years experience as a ADN.

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I have not personally had this happen. BUT, I was in class with a woman who was an EMT. This is not a PC statement, but this woman was retarded. How she got through EMT school, I will never know. Yet, she kept failing and kept trying. She eventually passed AND managed to land a job as a triage nurse at Shands @ UF, Gainesville. Granted, they didn't let her anywhere near medications or equipment. She took blood pressures, temps and 'triaged.' She would've had to have passed the boards, her Id badge said RN. She must've had some kind of disability waiver.

I should've run a scam and gotten a cush job! No sore feet, no sore back. Just taking blood pressures and making dollar bills!

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On 8/31/2014 at 10:39 PM, strawberryluv said:

I am going back to retake a particular clinical rotation. I really really hope I pass this clinical.

Please, someone pray for me!

Hello strawberryluv, I recently failed my clinical rotation my 2nd to last semester. Did you pass, the second time. What did you do while you had to wait to retake the clinical. I'm really down in the dumps and depress...

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On 10/7/2014 at 9:48 PM, sasha2bRNCRNA said:

I failed out of one school's RN program, I had to apply to another school, then I failed a class in the new school. I ended up retaking the class and finishing the ADN with honors. I worked med surg two years and now have been an ICU RN at a large level 1 trauma center for 2 years. I finished my BSN with a 3.95 GPA, i have my CCRN. I am now applying to CRNA school. Ive failed more times then i can count, if not for my failures I would not be able to succeed.

-sasha

So, did you apply to an associates program after the 2nd fail? 

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On 2/16/2017 at 5:17 PM, God&family2017 said:

I'm waiting to hear if I get in another program. Although I am really happy for most of my cohort graduating and passing boards, I'm fighting being depressed and anxious.

That is how I'm feeling right now. My cohort is graduating in may and i failed 2nd to the last semester. I am depress.. it is hard

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E-commerce has 1 years experience as a CNA, LVN and specializes in Psychiatric, Diabetes advocate.

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Hi, please do not give up. Chance are there is still a chance 🙂

I say re-apply and prepare to take those nclex style questions. Just remember the most important vital organs are brain, heart, kidney -in that order and the most important elements are oxygen, water, sodium and potassium-in that order.  

Hang in there 🙂

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Thank you for the replies and support. I graduated from another program and am now a licensed registered nurse. 

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