Has anyone failed nursing and came back again? - page 2

i am going to be starting back up in my nursing program this october 2006. i have been out since december 2005... i am really worried about failing the second time around, so i've been studying all... Read More

  1. by   roxiejay
    I will start med-surg in july and i was wondering how did you begin to study for it. i here it is very difficult and i want to be prepared for it. Can you give me a couple of pointers on how to study for med-surg?
  2. by   dontknowwhen
    Wow I wish I hadn't read this thread. Now I'm really scared.
  3. by   pink2004
    i failed pharm last semester fall 07, came back spring 07, passes it, and i will be starting second level on may 21, i'm nervous but then again i passed with an A
  4. by   lavalamp
    Quote from 2007rndmkt
    i am going to be starting back up in my nursing program this october 2006. i have been out since december 2005... i am really worried about failing the second time around, so i've been studying all my old notes and reading everything i can.
    my problem is not knowing what to exactly study for and how to answer the questions right on the test! i always seem to stuy too much or not enough....i have asked other students what they do, and most of them say they don't even read the books, that they just study the class lecture handouts. i feel like i would be missing something if i didn't look in my books....
    any suggestion would be so helpful.
    i always found it helpful to rewrite my notes and any thing that i had highlighted in a book,read it, write it,repeat it!good luck!remember to breathe!
  5. by   angel36
    I failed a year ago. I had to retest back into my program which means taking a comprehensive final in each area I previously passed. Make less than 78% and you fail. After you finish the exams up to the point which you failed you then take a math test. Miss more than one and you fail. If you make it through all of that then you redo all of your clinical skills. It was a two month process to get back into the program. They don't even guarantee a spot even if you pass all of that. Deal is so many people fail out of the program that there will be a spot available. You only get one shot to re-enter the program to start off at where you left off. Only two out of 17 people who tried one time got in. When I passed it was 3 out of 7. When I did not pass my OB rotation, I had fail by just 4 points. It was devestating. I did not know what I was going to do. By the way, I had to wait a whole year until that rotation came around to start again. It was a very stressful time. Some people don't even try to retest back in because they hear how hard it is and the chances of making it in are low. However, I felt like I owed it to myself to at least try. I gave it everything I had and I got back in. Then I went on this past year to do really well in all my rotations. I graduated in May and passed my HESI first time. If it is meant to be then it will happen.
  6. by   NWANURSE
    One thing that helped me was to focus on my goals.... Im a single mother of 1 daughter. And trying to juggle between my school, her school, work, $ it was hard. But I failed out in my jr. year. I came back, had to retake all the ATI's and then after that had to be approved by the staff. Which I was! Thank goodness. but when I came back I was determined to do it right this time. If it weren't for my mom helping me out with my daughter so I could study, I wouldn't have made it but I studied my ARSE off!! :angryfireAnd graduated June 25th. I am waiting to take my NCLEX Aug 27th ! If I can do it anyone can... Good Luck to all that have to retake, Stay focused, and you will do fine.
  7. by   helpme
    failed this semester ( fall 2007) I failed on ATI, not on the lecture, but ATI. Now, I do not know what should I do.
    Last edit by helpme on Dec 5, '07
  8. by   Euskadi1946
    I'm one of those who flunked med/surg twice and was about to just throw in the towel but both my mom and my husband told me never to give up my dream so I plugged through and passed NCLEX on the first try. Don't ever give up on your dream. GO FOR IT!!!
  9. by   *future_RN*
    hi ladies,

    I am from Little Rock but living in Memphis while the DH finshes grad school and would love to start nursing school next year. May I what school you ladies in attend?
  10. by   wabinje2005
    i have been a student for hte last one year ,i had 5 days to graduate but i failed one test .they wount accept me at all in the programe.is this fair?
  11. by   Hawaii011
    I am thinking about applying to this nursing program; can anyone give me some insight into this program. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who has gone here. I have already had one bad experience. I guess my biggest question would be if the instructors are good teachers, and make out their own exams from lecture/book?
  12. by   RN 2 BE
    I was in a BSN program, and had 1 more semester to go before graduation. Well what happen was I ended up failing both nursing classes because of being 1 point from passing in both classes. The instructors did not even give me the one point when I asked, and I knew that if they had given me that point, and I was able to sit for their final, then I would of pass the final. I felt that deep inside. Now I am in another state, and trying to debate rather I should stick with nursing, and try and get into a diploma or associate program this time, and to bridge later, or just change my major to something else because of the failure I already have. I also fail another nursing course earlier, but was able to repeat the course and came out making a B in the course the second time taking it. I just don't know what to do now. Is nursing for me? This is what I really want to do. I was told to explore other health related careers, and to give up on nursing because of the failures. I just feel if I try again, then I should do well this time around. What should I do?
  13. by   nursekd2009
    If you really want it then give it all you've got. Quit your job, if you have one. Find help for your kids, if you need it. Clear everything you can and GO FOR IT! Your "failures" were few and lets be real - they were very nearly successes.

    I think the most important question here is "What do you want?" If its to be a nurse, then pursue that. If you give it your very best and fail, then you will know you did everything you could, and will have no regrets. The fact that you've gotten SO close proves that you can do it. The associate program would be less of a time investment. You could get your RN, then you could finish your BSN later.

    I think you CAN