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Anyone failed nursing school and went back and was successful?

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I was in Nursing school in 2007 and I left (did not withdraw in time so I got an F) to go to another school for pharmacy but realized a few years later that I didn't want to do that. So I went back to nursing school and now I have 2 semesters left for my associates.

CAN'T WAIT!!!

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As a 33 year old adult going back to school I am terrified . I have always struggled. I have never been a very good student. But I keep my hopes up and my head high. Yes the LVN program will be very difficult for me but its not impossible. I have to get it this time. I have a previous Bachelor's Degree but its in Women's Studies so its practically useless!! I am a previous CNA and enjoy my work very much. In CNA class I did very well. I scored well on the exam and the practical at the skilled nursing facility. But this is going to be one year of academic discipline for me! I know I have read on this forum to go and get the RN but I want to achieve the LVN first. One step at a time for me. San Jacinto looks at me with a frown as my GPA is average and not the best, the counselors were telling me to reconsider. But I really want to be a nurse! So I have to go and get it! I have already ordered myself a HESI book that I constantly look over with studying, flash cards and noted from class. The people on this site have been very helpful. I count on this forum for support and motivation. My family thinks this will be a another waste degree I want to prove them wrong!

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I would urge you to reconsider the BSN program as this is the push in the medical industry. If you have a previous degree you may qualify for an accelerated program. These are often designed for students with a degree in an unrelated subject. They usually require several prereqs so will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the new terms, subjects, etc…. The HESI booked helped. Most people like to review their math and earth sciences. Good luck, and don't let anyone spoil your dream. It's all you now.

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I hear you... As i was in simulair situation as yourself . As it took me three times pull through LPN program... Rather than looking at through eyes failure i tried keep open mind look at these moments as learning opportunities ... If this something really want to achieve you will... What i found helpful for me were written goals for exams not comparing my success with others as we each have strong attributes special qualities let your strength shine , believe in yourself , sky limit , last words i want share with you was RN who tutored me in anatomy were "rome was not build in day", either r nurses..... We learn through time and experience this not area text book can teach us... Hang in there .... Follow your dreams as u will achieve this with perseverance

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I wanted to add that I did get tutors for any subject I wasn't really comfortable with. It made a world of difference. Many times they've even taken the course with the same professor which really helps because they know the teaching style, the material expected, and the testing style. Whatever you do don't give up now. Sometimes we are tested in life to see how deep our convictions are, how bad do you want this? You can do this. Reach out for help to get you through the rough spots and you'll make it.

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With God, ALL things are possible..You can defintely do it!! You you have the desire and passion to do something, it has no choice but to happen for you!!! Some people are good at "memorizing" and booksmart, but it is a different story once its time for the whole clinical experience. Just stay focused and remain hopeful..trust me, I know ;)

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Do NOT give up and DO not give up!!! You know where YOUR heart is and that is all that matters. Having the best GPA does not mean that you are the best RN...It is about the patient, your heart, and your determination. Do not put so much stress on yourself. By no means am i condoning academic success because that is indeed successful; however, remeber that C=RN :) smile...God bless

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It's interesting reading this topic, because I was in nursing school several years ago and dropped it. I chose the wrong school. I transferred and later received my bachelor's degree. I too will be 30 starting nursing school again. I've applied to an accelerated BSN program and other ADN programs. The question I had was it best to do a LPN program and that way you can work as a nurse while working on RN, or is it best to go straight on into a RN/BSN program? Do people regret going into LPN first and is it harder to go back to do a LPN to RN bridge once you start working?

I would urge you to reconsider the BSN program as this is the push in the medical industry. If you have a previous degree you may qualify for an accelerated program. These are often designed for students with a degree in an unrelated subject. They usually require several prereqs so will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the new terms, subjects, etc.... The HESI booked helped. Most people like to review their math and earth sciences. Good luck, and don't let anyone spoil your dream. It's all you now.

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Hello everyone! It is so nice to read everyone's post. I am in the same situation right now. I just failed my first semester ofr nursing school and it is so devastating. I feel so numb. All i can do is cry cry cry. But I am trying my best to lift myself up. Is it possible for school to accept a student with my record of failing nursing school. I live in Texas and I know that failing two courses kicks you out of the program. But how soon can I apply to a program? Can i apply to another state? I was in a BSN program, do you guys consider me going into a LVN or an associate program. All I wanted is to be in the medical field and to become a nurse. I noticed it a lot this semester. I was extremely close in passing but I did not. I keep telling myself, "maybe this is not my school." This school that I went to was so competitive and the teachers were a bit mean, but i manage to keep my head up but I did not make it. If anyone out there is in my shoes or was in my shoes please help. I would GREATLY appreciate it! God bless!

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I remember that feeling. I'm so sorry you are going through this. The best thing you can do is continue to work toward your goal. For example, register for a CNA course and pass that exam. I also found some volunteering opportunities, retirement homes, hospice care. In these capacities you will be in a "volunteer" role but you will still be dealing with patients which will continue your familiarity and ease in working with patients. Whatever subject you did not pass find a tutor usually offered through your school. Keep yourself involved in the healthcare field in some capacity until you can get back into a program. Of the many veteran nurses I've spoken to I continually hear that some of the best nurses they've worked with had failed some portion of a nursing program and came back that much stronger. You have to really want this. If you do, then find ways to strengthen your process through the program. Reach out for help when you are struggling. I found a tutor for my ICU theory class that was so helpful. If you plan to reapply to the program see if there is a counselor at the school you can talk to. Perhaps they have some suggestions for reference books, websites to help you with understanding subjects you are struggling with. Ex: Ed 4 nurses you tube helped me understand ABG's better.

Remember this is just the 1st challenge you will face. Nursing school is tough but you can do it if you want it bad enough. Don't give up!

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So long story short last semester (fall 2012) I underwent some very traumatic experiences with my grandfather while in nursing school. He was diagnosed with COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, and his dypsnea is so bad he can barely make it to the bathroom without falling over or passing out. Because I have a CNA certification from high school, I moved into grandparents house to devote my time to them. I passed all my nursing classes with "B's" but made a "C-" in anatomy and phisiology 2. You have to pass with a "C" in this program so I basically can't continue nursing school until the following spring semester. I was destraught because of this and went to the professor and spilled this story to him and of course he didn't do anything (he is known at this school for failing the nursing students to make himself feel better because he couldn't cut medical school). Since then I have summited an appeal to the SON but I haven't heard anything and my advisor says not to change my schedule until they hear something from the committee reviewing my case. In the meantime what do you guys recommend and I would greatly appriciate any positive advice for me.

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@Curtis6556, the professor you went to will be really after you since you filed an appeal to overturn his decision. He will probably find a way to flunk you in a course or a clinical checkoff.

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