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Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful?

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tiredstudentmom has 5 years experience and specializes in Medical Assisting.

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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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This was....very much needed. I failed the RN program once in the first semester and am now waiting to hear if I can go back (i was eligible for readmission). However I am also applying to other programs. It was incredibly hard not to have passed. I failed by .1 point. You had to have an 80 and I had a 79.4. I've finally stopped beating myself up about it, picked myself up by my bootstraps, and am going to try again. I wish this thread was more popular because when you fail you feel like you're the only one in the world. Thanks again :D

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Thank you so much for this OP, and to everyone who responded as well. What an inspiration!!!! I needed this!!!!!!!!!

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msloving&caring77 specializes in Geriatrics and LTC.

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This was....very much needed. I failed the RN program once in the first semester and am now waiting to hear if I can go back (i was eligible for readmission). However I am also applying to other programs. It was incredibly hard not to have passed. I failed by .1 point. You had to have an 80 and I had a 79.4. I've finally stopped beating myself up about it, picked myself up by my bootstraps, and am going to try again. I wish this thread was more popular because when you fail you feel like you're the only one in the world. Thanks again :D
Hi.. how are you... i saw this post and had to respond... back in 2009, i was in an LPN program.. and i was about 6 monts away from graduating.. and i was taking my final pharmacology test.. and i missed it by one question.. i was soo overwhelmed with guilt and self-doubt.. i think i beat myself up.. the entire year.. it still lingers in my mind til this day.. although.. i have not given up.. i will be starting LPN again in the fall. i kno god is by my side.. Best of luck in all you do.. I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me. * Philippians 4:13

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Good for her! And I hope she is "unable" to help when her family wants free nursing advice and care. Nobody deserves to be treated the way your friend was and I'm so glad she made it.

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TennesseeSN,

I hope things are much better for you now, that your cancer is back in remission and that you are in a position to think about an LPN program. Personally, I think the fact that you did as well as you did under those circumstances is just another indication that you are a very good candidate for nursing school. You failed nursing school, true, but you were in a situation where it was very hard for you to listen to your better judgment-- sure, you were sick, but you were afraid to stop because you are trying to support your children. So, acknowledge the poor judgments-- as you already have-- and stop beating on yourself for it. In my opinion, the nursing school failed you and exercised even poorer judgment when they stuck to their policy inflexibly. It's hard to imagine a case more compelling than yours, so I wonder if their "appeal" process was not just form over substance, with them never agreeing to readmit people who had failed two courses.

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Good day everyone! I am a recent BSN graduate fom Philippines. I really would not be able to take the licensure exam. So now I am currently looking for CNA or a caregiver job opportunity in US, how can I get a CNA certificate? and I am also planning to take the nursing aid exam but I don't know how. Anyone can help? Your respond will be very much appreciated. GODbless! :)

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WOW!!!!! I'm so glad I ran across this thread!!!! All of you are soooo positive and motivating!!! I'm in the same situation, failed out about 2 years ago and now in the process of applying to get back in....hopefully this fall.

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tiredstudentmom has 5 years experience and specializes in Medical Assisting.

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I was so thrilled to get back into the VN program, but things took a different turn this time around... Clinicals did NOT go well and I chose to withdraw from school. Now I'm looking at being a medical assistant again and possibly a private school for LVN. Glad that this thread has continued on. My own confidence had diminished to almost nothing and I second guessed myself all the time. :( So here I am, at a crossroads, of school vs. work or school AND work at the private school w/ part-time VN program. Hmmm so much to weigh in on...

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Yes indeed I am a nursing school flunky! I failed my 2nd med surg clinical portion! But I knew in my heart of hearts that I wanted to be a nurse, so I went back a year later (a lot more humble and scared). Much like you, I used the year to review course contents and brush up on my skills. I wish I could say that I graduated cum laude (i didn't), but I did meet some of the best friends a girl could ever have. Plus the year I was supposed to graduate, jobs were tight in our region. a lot of nurses struggled to find one and most ended up in areas that were not the area they wanted to be. When I graduated, I got a position in a great unit (where I stilll am today), working with just the population that I had dreamed of (in the NICU). That was 13 years ago. Since then, I have been nominated for nurse of the year, and I went back to school and recieved my masters degree. I am now a neonatal nurse practitioner, a job I probably never would have reached for, had I not failed out of nursing school.

So hold your head up high, and keep working toward your goals :-)

I am so happy to have read your story! I am in a very similar position now and didn't think it was possible. Seeing that someone else has done it makes me so hopeful, I teared up when I read you got a job in the NICU and went on to become a NNP. This is exactly what I've always wanted to do and almost gave up on. It really seems to me that God blessed you with the very position you've always wanted because you did not give up. I'm telling you this helped me soo much! I just needed to hear it could be done. It gives me the motivation to do what I know needs to be done. Thank you!

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Has anyone failed partly because you were screwed over by an instructor? How'd you overcome it? Did you succeed second time around?

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I failed nursing school by a decimal, with two and a half months to graduation. Partly due to being screwed over by a ghetto, insecure, vindictive instructor with an inflated ego. I don't have time for that to happen again. How can I be successful?

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