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Dosage Calculation Exam - Failed

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Hello! I need advice. 

Recently I failed my dosage calculation exam that was taken through ATI. 

The week before the exam, I had documentation sent to ALL of my professors and lead faculty. These student disability documentations requested that I have additional time added to all of my exams including ATI.

Upon starting the dosage calculation exam I noticed that no additional time had been added but my screen was locked-in on the exam and I did not know what to do at that point so I just took the exam anyway. Of course by not being allowed extra time I ended up failing with 3 questions left unanswered. To pass the exam and progress in the course you need to have a 90% minimum on the dosage calculation exam. 

I immediately contacted the professor who was proctoring the exam stating that I had documentation and attached it to the email but she did not reply for a few hours. I then had to hop onto my zoom lecture as the professor teaching it told us not to miss the lecture for the dosage calculation exam.

After the lecture the proctor for the ATI exam emailed me back asking to set up a time within that hour to take it, I notified her that I have simulation starting within the hour lasting until 9pm (if you miss simulation you get an unexcused absence and could fail out after 2 of unexcused absences). She then told me that I missed my opportunity to take the exam and said she would contact me at a later date. Two days after that I received an email that I cannot progress further in the class due to my exam score.  

I need advice on how to go about this. I have documentation from the student disability services that required a doctors note requesting for me to have extra time and she did not even acknowledge those or was willing to reschedule at a later date. 

ThursdayNight, CNA

Specializes in Wiping tears. Has 3 years experience.

6 hours ago, PNW_nurse said:

Hello! I need advice. 

Recently I failed my dosage calculation exam that was taken through ATI. 

The week before the exam, I had documentation sent to ALL of my professors and lead faculty. These student disability documentations requested that I have additional time added to all of my exams including ATI.

Upon starting the dosage calculation exam I noticed that no additional time had been added but my screen was locked-in on the exam and I did not know what to do at that point so I just took the exam anyway. Of course by not being allowed extra time I ended up failing with 3 questions left unanswered. To pass the exam and progress in the course you need to have a 90% minimum on the dosage calculation exam. 

I immediately contacted the professor who was proctoring the exam stating that I had documentation and attached it to the email but she did not reply for a few hours. I then had to hop onto my zoom lecture as the professor teaching it told us not to miss the lecture for the dosage calculation exam.

After the lecture the proctor for the ATI exam emailed me back asking to set up a time within that hour to take it, I notified her that I have simulation starting within the hour lasting until 9pm (if you miss simulation you get an unexcused absence and could fail out after 2 of unexcused absences). She then told me that I missed my opportunity to take the exam and said she would contact me at a later date. Two days after that I received an email that I cannot progress further in the class due to my exam score.  

I need advice on how to go about this. I have documentation from the student disability services that required a doctors note requesting for me to have extra time and she did not even acknowledge those or was willing to reschedule at a later date. 

The way I comprehend this statement, the professor wanted to setup a schedule with you for your medication calculation exam. This shouldn't take a long time to arrange with your instructor unless it takes  in-person meeting or driving in order to arrange it.

I'm unfamiliar with your situation, but you should read your handbook.

Edited by ThursdayNight

Yes, she wanted to set up a time around 4pm to take the test but I had simulation from 5-9pm that I could not miss or else it would result in an unexcused absence.

After telling her that she simply stated that I "missed my opportunity" to take the exam and did not hear back from her until she sent out an email stating that I could no longer progress in the course. 

I would say you have grounds for an appeal based on your accommodation needs not being granted.

 

What does your program administrator have to say?

 

I was waiting to bring this to her attention, I have an appointment with my academic advisor to discuss the situation and proceed to take further steps. 

I also am getting into contact with the student services individual who approved and sent out the accommodations as she said they would be applied to all exams including ATI.  

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

On 10/3/2020 at 8:38 PM, PNW_nursingstudent said:

I notified her that I have simulation starting within the hour lasting until 9pm (if you miss simulation you get an unexcused absence and could fail out after 2 of unexcused absences).

I do need to know how many questions or what was the time frame you needed to take the test? How many did you miss of the number of questions you had answered during your first test. Please be aware the onus  is on you to communicate your time needs to the professor before the test starts. When did you notify the professor for the first test

On 10/4/2020 at 2:03 PM, PNW_nursingstudent said:

Yes, she wanted to set up a time around 4pm to take the test but I had simulation from 5-9pm that I could not miss or else it would result in an unexcused absence.

If you had taken the test when this was set up you would have accomplished one high priority task. You could miss 2 sim labs. Since you had already seen one version of the test, the faculty needed to reschedule the test quickly or you would have a definate advantage. Both versions of the test need to be similar.

How much did you need to take the test and get your additional time (included). If you petition for this situation to be reviewed you had better be on your game with answers to these questions.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

On 10/5/2020 at 2:58 PM, PNW_nursingstudent said:

 I also am getting into contact with the student services individual who approved and sent out the accommodations as she said they would be applied to all exams including ATI.  

PNW_nursingstudent,

Sorry I was terse in my previous post but I did want to post some things for you to think about. I am glad to you're contacting someone to discuss this and am hoping this meeting has already taken place and you are back in the program as it was the school's mistake re. time to complete the test. I do want to remind you that you will always need to notify your faculty of the extra time you need now and each semester. Especially with ATI tests. The ability to change the time conditions of an ATI test are usually limited to a few people. It sometimes takes days to find out who that person/adminstrator is to get the time changed. The special needs/accomodation person may need a reminder that their job is to send out the notices but they cannot 'guarantee' the time frame will be automatically changed . Always remind the faculty ahead of the test.

     A previous poster on another post entirely talked about test security. I know you would not use the knowledge as to what questions were on the test to your advantage, but tests need to be closely guarded. Once you saw the test the need for you to retake it right away or another similar test was important. Especially a high stakes test like this one. Once again I hope this is all resolved. Would you let us know?