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Forever Curls has 1 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student.

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7 hours ago, Forever Curls said:

I had 2 more semesters to go. 

How long is the program?

To me, it seems ridiculous to dismiss someone when they are so close to the finish, but I get that these nursing schools need graduates who are likely to pass the NCLEX (I.e. the better the NCLEX pass rate, the better the school's rep, the more suc..."students" likely to attend, the more money they make, and so forth).

Was your program an ASN program? I have read that they are even harder than BSN programs (I.e. the skills portion). What exam/subject caused you to missed the mark by less than a point?

If you do need to apply to other nursing schools, be open to an LPN program. From there, you could apply for an LPN to RN program. BUT, do look into @NewRN'16 's suggestion before trying this route.

SIDE NOTE: You should ask a moderator to remove the name of your school from your first post. With the school's name and the other information about you, someone you know in real life could figure out who you are here.

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RN2020scm has 5 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student w/ ED Level II Trauma Experience.

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On 5/13/2020 at 1:26 PM, anewmanx said:

Appeal. Talk to the dean, do what you have to do. You failed by such a small amount I’d be surprised if the didn’t give you another shot. 

I fully agree!! @Forever Curls Appeal and talk to the dean. If he or she is no help, go above their heads to the Vice President of the college & so on & so forth. If it's your passion, GO FOR IT!!!!! No matter how discouraging people can be, it's your life, you have to be happy with it...including your career.

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What state is your school in?

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Forever Curls has 1 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student.

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PA.

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Enarra has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care.

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If you were dismissed from. RN program consider asking for a slot in thier LPN program then after done bridge LPN-RN and then RN-BSN

Another alternative is apply to private schools it’s more expensive but at least you get in and can get to your dream job.   Good luck !

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On 5/16/2020 at 1:25 AM, Forever Curls said:

I had 2 more semesters to go. 

Then you can most likely sit for LPN NCLEX. Have you asked your school if they can do that? 

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Forever Curls has 1 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student.

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14 hours ago, NewRN'16 said:

Then you can most likely sit for LPN NCLEX. Have you asked your school if they can do that? 

Hi there!

Thank you for the suggestion! I contacted my school today and they said they cannot do it. They said I would have to go back to school for an LPN license. 

I appreciate your suggestions!

FC

 

 

 

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Forever Curls has 1 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student.

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On 5/14/2020 at 8:05 AM, Nurse SMS said:

Undoubtedly your job impacted your ability to get things done, but the truth is, and what your school also knows (because they have seen it over and over again), is that LOTS OF PEOPLE work full time and go to nursing school successfully. You are going to have to get more humble than this if you expect anyone to take you seriously. It doesn't mean you are bad, wrong or a failure compared to others. It means they are going to want you to the soul naked about what you didn't do, whether it was not studying, not identifying and following up on concepts you were having trouble with, not working as aggressively as you could have in skills lab and clinicals, not managing your nutrition, sleep and recreation well, not getting along with your peers, not managing anxiety or depression or both, etc.

Don't feed them "I had a job so I failed". They will see right through that. It's a bit of a cop out, even if its partially true. Break it down further.

"I was tired a lot and slept when I should have been studying. I believe my full time job impacted this a lot. I have since left that job and begun a better sleep hygiene regime. I've also started private tutoring to learn better study skills and how to prioritize my time"

Stuff like that.

 

Thank you very much for your replies! My appeal was denied. I failed by 0.2 points and was dismissed from the school. I don't think it is fair, but it is what it is. I went into that program with a Bachelor's in physics and a 3.7 GPA, but this was harder.  I did well on my clinicals, studied very hard and was able to grasp the concepts, but the NCLEX-style questions killed me. Aside from that full-time job, I have a medical condition that flared-up unexpectedly and a death in the family. Things got tricky, but I was still able to focus and prioritize my school work. The person who reviewed my petition at the school said that "lots of people go through that and do OK". I felt like saying "I am not lots of people", but I bit my tongue, thanked them for their help and walked away. I suspect she didn't even read my medical paperwork. Four years, tons of effort and thousands of dollars later, I came out empty. My two options are either start from scratch or give up on nursing altogether.  

 

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8 minutes ago, Forever Curls said:

@Nurse SMS - you are the one who needs humbling. You know nothing about me or my background, and yet you made quite a few incorrect assumptions. No, I did not "sleep a lot". And no, my job was not a cop-out. It was a very stressful and demanding position, but in a field that would have been very beneficial to me once I had an RN. Your post is rude, judgmental and unhelpful. I hope this is not how you treat your patients and colleagues, smh.

To the others, thank you very much for your replies! My appeal was denied. I failed by 0.2 points and was dismissed from the school. I don't think it is fair, but it is what it is. I went into that program with a Bachelor's in physics and a 3.7 GPA, but this was harder.  I did well on my clinicals, studied very hard and was able to grasp the concepts, but the NCLEX-style questions killed me. Aside from that full-time job, I have a medical condition that flared-up unexpectedly and a death in the family. Things got tricky, but I was still able to focus and prioritize my school work. The person who reviewed my petition at the school said that "lots of people go through that and do OK". I felt like saying "I am not lots of people", but I bit my tongue, thanked them for their help and walked away. I suspect she didn't even read my medical paperwork. Four years, tons of effort and thousands of dollars later, I came out empty. My two options are either start from scratch or give up on nursing altogether.  

 

Start looking for a school that will let you transfer in your previous work. 

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Forever Curls has 1 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student.

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1 minute ago, anewmanx said:

Start looking for a school that will let you transfer in your previous work. 

That's what I have been doing, anewmanx. Thank you for your suggestion!

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4 minutes ago, Forever Curls said:

That's what I have been doing, anewmanx. Thank you for your suggestion!

Since you were 2 semesters from done I’d look for a school in it for the profit that is flexible with transfer credit. Get in and out of that door with your degree ASAP. Search far and wide. You can relocate to finish that goal. 

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Forever Curls has 1 years experience and specializes in Nursing Student.

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1 minute ago, anewmanx said:

Since you were 2 semesters from done I’d look for a school in it for the profit that is flexible with transfer credit. Get in and out of that door with your degree ASAP. Search far and wide. You can relocate to finish that goal. 

Thank you, this is valuable advice. I will look into that, too!

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