Dismissal From Nursing Program - Is all hope lost?

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Has anyone ever been dismissed due to non-academic reasons? My GPA is not too bad, but due to other reasons I was dismissed from a four year program during my first year due to a unprofessional email exchange with a tutor. I am left wondering if any other nursing programs will accept me due to this reason. I don’t think the fact that I was dismissed shows up on transcripts, but it does seem to be a top questions when one is trying to transfer into a new nursing program after already being accepted and attending one recently. Is there any hope out there? Any similar experiences? 

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

There is hope but it will involve complete honesty, owning what happened AND a solid plan for making certain it NEVER happens again. 

Rach1234567

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5 hours ago, meanmaryjean said:

There is hope but it will involve complete honesty, owning what happened AND a solid plan for making certain it NEVER happens again. 

OK, obviously, I won’t curse ANYONE off again for being incompetent through a email interaction. I will also allow myself to be subjected to the misgivings and intolerance of others for the rest of my life while I bite my tongue and never defend myself. But besides owning all that, what else can I do besides nursing school with the nursing prerequisites I have now?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

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22 minutes ago, Rach1234567 said:

OK, obviously, I won’t curse ANYONE off again for being incompetent through a email interaction. I will also allow myself to be subjected to the misgivings and intolerance of others for the rest of my life while I bite my tongue and never defend myself. But besides owning all that, what else can I do besides nursing school with the nursing prerequisites I have now?

I'm wondering if your attitude didn't have a hand in your getting dismissed as well. MMJ gave a thoughtful response. Your response to her makes me wonder

Rach1234567

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4 minutes ago, Hoosier_RN said:

I'm wondering if your attitude didn't have a hand in your getting dismissed as well. MMJ gave a thoughtful response. Your response to her makes me wonder

I completely agree. She gave wonderful insight as a experienced individual with a ton of knowledge in the matter. It’s not everyday that one can receive this type of spiritual guidance to own up to one’s mistakes. I, on the other hand, was expecting someone who may have more of a technical response and less of a spiritual one. Thank you! 

ThursdayNight, CNA

Specializes in Wiping tears. Has 4 years experience. 190 Posts

I wouldn't volunteer it. Nursing is a small world. Be nice and fair next time. Nothing to be ashamed of being truthful and honest but being an a$$. 

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Rach1234567

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42 minutes ago, ThursdayNight said:

I wouldn't volunteer it. Nursing is a small world. Be nice and fair next time. Nothing to be ashamed of being truthful and honest but being an a$$. 

Hi ThursdayNight! Thank you for your insight. I fully agree with this comment. I always try to be kind, but sometimes it is difficult if there is no room for more than one ego in any given room. Like I always say, the only ego allowed in a room is the one in charge. 

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PollywogNP, ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

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On 8/6/2021 at 2:15 PM, Rach1234567 said:

I don’t think the fact that I was dismissed shows up on transcripts, but it does seem to be a top questions when one is trying to transfer into a new nursing program after already being accepted and attending one recently. 

So you are being asked, it may show up on transcripts and most programs ask about all classes taken at all universities/classes. I remember one student in my health assessment class using a different textbook. When asked why she said in the class that it was the book used at a different program. She had not given this information on application which is required & had not submitted transcripts from that college. Due to falsifying info she was dismissed from program. 

Rach1234567

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6 minutes ago, PollywogNP said:

So you are being asked, it may show up on transcripts and most programs ask about all classes taken at all universities/classes. I remember one student in my health assessment class using a different textbook. When asked why she said in the class that it was the book used at a different program. She had not given this information on application which is required & had not submitted transcripts from that college. Due to falsifying info she was dismissed from program. 

Oh, I see.. I consider that negligence on the part of the nursing program that dismissed her for not requesting proper documentation prior to admittance. Following that by ruining her life by dismissing her shortly there after. 

PollywogNP, ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

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Just now, Rach1234567 said:

Oh, I see.. I consider that negligence on the part of the nursing program that dismissed her for not requesting proper documentation prior to admittance. Following that by ruining her life by dismissing her shortly there after. 

Nope the fault was the student’s for failing to submit all transcripts as requested on the application to the nursing program.  The consequences that followed were hers alone. Also requirements listed in student handbook 

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,311 Posts

6 hours ago, Rach1234567 said:

I completely agree. She gave wonderful insight as a experienced individual with a ton of knowledge in the matter. It’s not everyday that one can receive this type of spiritual guidance to own up to one’s mistakes. I, on the other hand, was expecting someone who may have more of a technical response and less of a spiritual one. Thank you! 

Well, for technical, if you transfer classes (prereqs) and they are the same school as you were accepted into the nursing program, it will show that you started the program. That will leave you open for questioning. At least how it works at the area nursing schools

 

ThursdayNight, CNA

Specializes in Wiping tears. Has 4 years experience. 190 Posts

If they ask about the reasons for your dismissal, you should tell the truth. I didn't experience it. I let the other one go and focus on this one next to my home. 

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