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Dismissed From Nursing School, Not Sure What To Do Now

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Hi, I've just recently been dismissed from nursing school and I'm not exactly sure where to go from here. Nursing is still my biggest passion and something I want to do for the rest of my life. I've taken a step back to examine what went wrong: I've done my notes, listened to my lectures, did my practice questions but I'm not sure if I can blame this on test anxiety. Anyways... Can I get accepted with these grades?

  • A&P 1 - B+
  • A&P 2 - B
  • Chemistry - C (retake of the class is B-)
  • Psych - A
  • Sociology - B
  • Human Growth and Development - B-
  • Microbiology - C (retake is B)

I have yet to receive the rest of my grades for the semester but I am determined to do this. My plan is to continue at the school as a Biology major and finish any pre-requisites possible and increase my GPA of 3.2. I live in the Long Island area and plan on maybe applying to SUNY Farmingdale or Adelphi.

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When you say you were "dismissed" from Nursing school does that mean you were in it and got kicked out, or that you applied and were not accepted?

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Unless a student/alum from one of those schools sees this, we probably can't answer your specific questions here. I think it's wise that you are attempting to evaluate your performance objectively. Sometimes that is difficult to do, but it is a must if you want to improve. Keep at it!

No two programs are the same, and it is essential that you find the one that works for YOU! Make a list of *accredited* schools in your area. Don't overlook community colleges--some of them have excellent ADN/ASN programs! Keep track of pros/cons for each. There's a lot to consider, and you'll find many posts here about choosing a school.

Next, look at the application requirements for each program (should be available on their website), and decide if these might be attainable for you. Be realistic, and don't get discouraged. If you have questions about admissions criteria, reach out to the nursing department directly. Most programs have someone who handles admissions counseling. (Just a note: many university offices have limited hours during winter break, and a lot of staff is out on vacation right now.)

I hope this helps!

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I failed 3 nursing classes with 1 point away from passing. The only reason I didn't pass the class was that I ended up with a C not any harm to patients or anything. I'm thinking of taking the community college route but I'm just at a loss of words right from reading everything on online from people's past experiences. I'm not even sure if I should just finish as a biology major at my current school then enter through an accelerated program so at least I have a degree under my name and enter in as a "new person" as my advisor said

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Sorry to be so blunt, but if you failed 3 classes maybe this isn't the career for you. Your prerequisite grades aren't that great either so you may want to decide on another career path. Good luck with whatever you choose.

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If you're passionate about nursing, then I don't think changing your major to biology only to go back into nursing is really beneficial. It's a waste of time and money. I think you should be open to any accredited nursing program in your area. Community college isn't all bad. You don't get a BSN but you do have the opportunity to work as a nurse and still work on your BSN.

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Sorry to be so blunt, but if you failed 3 classes maybe this isn't the career for you. Your prerequisite grades aren't that great either so you may want to decide on another career path. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Failing three nursing classes does not bode well for one succeeding in an accelerated program. Such programs probably would not be willing to admit you with your academic record anyway.

Suggest you strongly consider obtaining an LPN education and license, then applying to LPN to RN ladder programs where the LPN license gives you a leg to stand on.

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It sets off warning bells to me when I read terms like "biggest passion" and "for the rest of my life". To begin with, you're not a nurse and you've never worked as one, so how do you know you want to do it forever? I say this to you not to be mean, but because the more one goes into this field thinking this way, the more of a shock to the system reality is.

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If you're passionate about nursing, then I don't think changing your major to biology only to go back into nursing is really beneficial. It's a waste of time and money. I think you should be open to any accredited nursing program in your area. Community college isn't all bad. You don't get a BSN but you do have the opportunity to work as a nurse and still work on your BSN.

Most community college programs I'm familiar with are competitive in their acceptance and have waiting lists as well...

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I honest to god want to do this. There is no doubt about it.

The local community college had something like 300 applicants for 50 slots. You will want apply to more than one and be willing to drive/re-locate

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The local community college had something like 300 applicants for 50 slots. You will want apply to more than one and be willing to drive/re-locate

That's not true everywhere, in fact it's not true most places outside of California, I'm sure there's some but not most.

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