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Failed class, still continued, not fair

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Hi, has anyone or does anyone know someone who failed a prerequisite in a private nursing school program that has the prereqs built into the program? (For example, term 1 and 2 are prerequisite and term 3 is the nursing portion) If you fail a prerequisite, are you able to continue into the next semester with the same class or do you have to redo that semester In a different class/cohort? I have a classmate who failed a non nursing class but he was still able to continue with us into the next semester & Redo the prereq at the same time. What is confusing is that it states in our current class, that the class that he failed needed to be completed BEFORE being able to start it. It is nursing fundamentals. The school talked to him and  let him proceed with our cohort anyways knowing that he failed that class Is this normal or common??

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Are you in danger of failing and are hoping you'll get the same treatment? If not how are you involved in this situation?

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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That seems like it is between him and the dean/provost, who I assume approved said condition. 

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9 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Are you in danger of failing and are hoping you'll get the same treatment? If not how are you involved in this situation?

Yes and I was told that I had to start in another class. I don’t think this is fair for some people to get special treatment  

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2 minutes ago, Anon143 said:

I believe that some people shouldn’t get special treatment so yes, it affects everyone in the program & im thinking of reporting this to the boards 

Do you realize or even care how this makes you sound? You don't have any idea what the circumstances of his situation are and no, it does not affect anyone else. This is between the student and the school.  Also, the board won't care about this one whit and if you do report it the school will likely find out and you may find yourself suddenly removed from the program. 

Be prepared to be skewered here because it is going to happen and you are not going to like it. 

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11 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Do you realize or even care how this makes you sound? You don't have any idea what the circumstances of his situation are and no, it does not affect anyone else. This is between the student and the school.  Also, the board won't care about this one whit and if you do report it the school will likely find out and you may find yourself suddenly removed from the program. 

Be prepared to be skewered here because it is going to happen and you are not going to like it. 

Why would I be removed due to this?  I will only seek legal charges if they do, due to retaliation. I’m not worried about that. I know what’s right and what is not. Thnx for your reply & have a good day 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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You may want to get this posted in Nursing Students. This is the school nurse forum.

But the answer is - the nursing school makes the rules and fair is what happens in Dallas every fall. If you feel you have compelling evidence of course it is your right to go to the school to discuss. I am not sure you're going to find what you're looking for here.

Best of luck. What happens in nursing school is not necessarily indicative of what will happen when you're a nurse.

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BunnyBunnyBSNRN has 13 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in School Nursing, Ambulatory Care, etc..

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I have asked a mod to move this to the "Nursing School/Student" board.  This board is for School Nurses.

I'm sorry for your frustration with your program.  

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k1p1ssk has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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I think you need to let this go, full stop. It is possible that he has a disability that prevented him from completing something. You have no idea what kind of accommodations he has in place, nor is it legal for you to ask. Maybe he failed his pre-req by 1 point or less than a point. Maybe the school needs to make a quota. Maybe his uncle is the president of the college. Ultimately, the school made their policy, and therefore they can bend it and allow someone to continue. 

You're going to bring a lot of heat on yourself if you pursue this, heat which may burn hotter as time wears on as you'll likely solidify yourself as difficult. But I guess, if you know you're right, you'll have no one to blame but yourself when you get burned.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Anon143 said:

I know what’s right and what is not.

If you don't know all the surrounding details you actually don't know what is wrong and what is not. This is purely vindictive on your part and does not reflect well on you. Leave it be. 

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44 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

If you don't know all the surrounding details you actually don't know what is wrong and what is not. This is purely vindictive on your part and does not reflect well on you. Leave it be. 

You are right. Thank you for your response.

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This is what you first said:

"I believe that some people shouldn’t get special treatment so yes, it affects everyone in the program & im thinking of reporting this to the boards"

Which you heavily edited to this:

1 hour ago, Anon143 said:

Yes and I was told that I had to start in another class. I don’t think this is fair for some people to get special treatment

I wish you had just been honest in the beginning because that changes our understanding of why you feel the way you do. What does not change is that you really don't know why they granted the other student permission to advance. Have you attempted to appeal based on the merits of only your situation which is really the only thing they will listen to.

 

And BTW, it really does suck to have this kind of hand dealt to you and I'm sorry it happened.

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