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Appealing a "C-" in anatomy; should I waste my time?

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by curtis6556 curtis6556 (New) New

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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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melizerd is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/surg, Onc.

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I hate to say it but suck it up, retake the class and move on from there.

Things happen, life happens, sometimes you have to retake something (and sometimes it can end a journey even).

My Grandpa died 2 weeks before my semester finals last month after being sick and in the hospital for a few weeks. I missed just one day of class and took all my finals on time. There was no other option. It sucked, a lot.

Appealing a grade because you didn't do the work isn't really fair to those that did the work. I take the view that NCLEX doesn't let you "argue" an answer or the score so you have to prepare for that eventuality that you have to take something and either pass/fail it without arguing.

I am really sorry that you had a tough semester, really.

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Thanks for the thoughts and I have never been the one to argue at all, really. It just sucks working so hard and getting pulled in so many directions; between both of them, working, and school I feel like life is crushing me. But I know that if I have to wait for nursing school I will only be a semester behind and technically I was bumped up a grade in elementary school so I guess it evens out lol

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As much as it sucks now, it'll be a distant memory someday that you were a semester behind. I got mono my freshman year and dropped a full semester to recover. I was peachy until my final semester of nursing school ...when the dreaded disease found me for round two, which is rather a rare occurrance for mono (lucky me). Both instances felt like the end of the world. I cried and cried and was very, very angry.

But now, I have my BSN, I've been a nurse for 2 years, and it's just a dramatic story to tell other nurses who want to play the "nursing school was so hard" game.

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It just makes me mad that I made an "A-" in micro and "B" in anatomy 1.. ugh I guess I'll take this semester and focus on everything I need to graduate and pick up where I left off soon enough.

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Lol I AM retaking it but my appeal was made to retake it and not have to stop nursing classes which personally I don't think is work for the school so I am going to have to pause nursing school till I make it up.

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