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Dismissed From Nursing School, Not Sure What To Do Now

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On 12/15/2018 at 1:38 PM, PaSSiNGaS said:

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.


I 100% disagree with the statement above and encourage jennelleledesma  not to give up on your dream. Failure of a course or 3 for that matter is no reason for anyone to decide that a career isn't for someone else, that is a personal opinion. After all I have many nursing colleagues who have failed courses, and I can tell you they are some of the BEST nurses we have!

If the original plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never your GOAL! Good Luck!



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My local community college program is very competitive.  I applied and didn’t even get on the wait list.  But I got into a program about a 50 minute commute away.  It’s accredited, at a regional public university - so it’s legit, good reputation, and tuition is reasonable.

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On 12/20/2018 at 1:10 AM, jennelleledesma said:

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's nice to see that after such a rough time. But I'm only concerned with CC is that hospitals will no longer accept you with an ADN. But if I do an ADN, should I go straight into another program or work and do school?

A lot of those hospitals do hire ADN nurses with the stipulation that you have to have your BSN within a certain number of years.  And then there's all the hospitals that don't require a BSN.

The ONLY way that you're going to run into a problem if you only have an ADN instead of a BSN, or if your school wasn't CCNE or ACEN accredited, is if you absolutely have to work at one specific hospital that requires it.  If you're willing to not have the perfect job right out of school, which most CCNE BSN graduates do not get, that degree and those accreditations mean nothing.  You've let people cause tons of stress over nothing.   Most of the people telling you all these claims are exactly the same as us... Just students.  And schools and accrediting agencies like to prey on us.   

Zero states require a BSN to work, like some expensive 4 year programs will claim.  Probably most hospitals you'll ever look up hire nurses with an ADN.  Most that require a BSN, again, usually will hire ADNs and just expect them to have a BSN degree in a certain amount of time.  Zero states require a CCNE or ACEN accreditation for a license by endorsement, which the website for both of them claim is a possibility.  100% of approved nursing schools in a state are allowed to have their graduates test to become licensed, so even if they require these for initial licensure, they have exceptions for that community college that's still running a program.  Some hospitals require national accreditations to work at them, but most of those, like almost every job application in the real world, looks at experience over schooling.

Stop stressing because of what you read on an internet forum.  Pick a school that you like and go to it.  Get a couple years of experience and none of this matters anymore.  To keep yourself competitive for jobs, get the BSN as soon as you can after school, and then you have nothing to worry about for the rest of your career.

An important lesson on healthcare: It's 99% ego.

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