Down and Out

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So, in a nutshell, my life sucks right now. I have personal issues going on that I won't even BEGIN to get into. But, right now I am down and out because I missed my last class by only 4 measly little points. Our school requires 80%passing and I received a 78%. The sucky part is I wasn't failing the class before I took the final, I was actually at an 83%. But, I bombed the final and now can't forgive myself for it. My family was relying on me to pass this semester and continue on to my last semester and graduate in May 2010. Now when I did my exit interview, the program director is telling me I won't get in until next fall 2011. That means that I won't graduate until 2012. I am just very depressed about it and feel like I failed my family. My poor husband has been so supportive of me. He just took it with a grain of salt and said well let's just keep moving on. I don't want to give up, but at this point I really am about to give up. Sorry if I seem like I am rambling, I kind of am, but I guess I just really needed to vent. Thanks for listening.


Sorry that happened! :( It is easier than most people think to get into your position.

Re-evaluate your situation and decide what's best for you and the family. It's great that you'll be able to re-enroll! By the time you are able to, you'll have had lots of opportunity to read and study without the pressures of class, clinicals, and testing. In the big picture this is just a tiny set back.

Chin up! Hope you feel better about it soon. Good luck making your decisions!

Thank You. I am trying to keep my chin up, I am sure I will get through it. Just sucks right now!

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I failed a class over summer semester and it's put me behind to graduate, also. Luckily, I was able to repeat the class (patho/pharm I) and I'm doing really well this semester. I, also, have a lot of "stuff" going on and I work 2 shifts/week. Chin up, girl! We can do it!

Don't loose hope. Sometimes even if we do the very best we can, it still doesn't work out the way we want it to. At least you have a very supportive husband. Learn from what happened and just reapply. Like other poster said, it's just a tiny set back. =) Hope it works out!

I SO know what you are going through. I failed my second semester which set me back a year. At first, I was so upset and depressed, but now I realize I did not have a good enough grasp on the information and it will make so much more sense and will even be familiar the second time around. ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU FAILED A SEMESTER, YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE. That was a hard one for me to swallow, but it is true.

Use this time to recover and prepare the the returning semester. It will Come!!!

Chin up, what we are doing is NOT easy. :heartbeat:nurse::heartbeat:heartbeat

I'm so sorry to hear that!! I know it must feel awful, especially to be so close. BUT... keep your chin up. Things WILL get better, and you will be able to have another crack at it before long. I know it might seem that it's putting you far behind, but in the grand scheme of things, it will just be a blip on the radar when you're done and looking back! We're all here to support you and help with whatever you need, so post away and vent when you need to! But whatever you do, focus on the POSITIVES in your future and know that you can do this! :)

Sending good thoughts your way!


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