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Failed English 101 twice! Need advice!

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Hi everyone, I'm 21 years old and is currently doing my pre-nursing classes.

Just a little background information, I go to my local community college in hopes of getting into the Nursing program and to graduate!

First semester was great! I had received a B in anatomy and physiology I (4 credits). An A- in the required math course for pre-nursing (4 credits). A in psychology (3 credits). And lastly, English 101. I had a B all the way up to my final, but failed the final. If you failed the final, you failed the course. Because I failed the final, I'm now retaking the class, BUT I'm doing more awful than the first time. (All story short)

I tried to withdraw from the ENG 101, but missed the deadline. I tried to talk to ENG professor and she couldn't help. Therefore, I'm stuck with another F.

Now this semester I'm taking anatomy and physiology II, and so far I have a B+(4 credits). Stats -B (3credits). Lifespan B-(3credits). LIB A (1credit). Eng 101, F!

Long story short, do you think (in general) the nursing program will accept me if I take ENG 101 (for the third time) and pass! I want to take ENG 101 in the summer and just focus on English.

Side note**

I had spoken with the secretary of the nursing department, and she told me that it is all based upon GPA and your Teas score (last time I had gotten 70.7).

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 4 years experience.

If all that matters to your program is GPA I don't think it will be an issue as long as the F (or whatever grade you end up getting) doesn't drag your GPA down significantly.

I believe the GPA minimum is 2.75, but i'm not applying till spring semester 2015 (for fall 2016). Therefore, I can finish all my pre-reqs.

what in heck is the problem? if you can get such exemplary grades in the other courses, what is your problem in English? first off, what caused you to flunk the final the first time, did you go over the test with your professor? This isn't meant to attack at all, i just can't wrap my head around it...

what in heck is the problem? if you can get such exemplary grades in the other courses, what is your problem in English? first off, what caused you to flunk the final the first time, did you go over the test with your professor? This isn't meant to attack at all, i just can't wrap my head around it...

Those were my thoughts EXACTLY

It's hard to comment on your particular school, but I know where I am, you practically have to have a 4.0 to get into the nursing schools. They require a 2.5 however, the competition is fierce and most applicants that are accepted have a 4.0 or just below. I'm not trying to scare you, I just want to be realistic. My school looks at the amount of re-takes that a student has, but I think the focus is mainly on A&P 1, 2 and microbiology. Nursing school is hardcore! They want to know that the students they choose will be hard working, and dedicated and capable of doing the hard courses.

Basically grammatical structure. In general, Math and science comes easier to me than English.

I'm not trying to downplay my school, but it's a community college and only can obtain an Associates degree. Therefore, it's not as on the same level of "strictness" as a BSN level. I'm not trying to sound any type of way neither. The school requires a minimum of 2.50 gpa average, and you cannot repeat A&P I or II (and any other biology class pertaining to the Nursing program) more than twice. You need at least a "C."

The English department policy if you fail the final you fail the course.

Personally I think if I take in alone in the summer and just focus on my writing I'll be fine.

My school is also a community college. We have 50 spots and an average of 250 people applying per round. It's very competitive.

TooManyCats, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

Community colleges usually have the most competitive scoring/grading because of the cost. The affordability and two year option brings an abundance of applicants. First, I'd talk to an advisor and see if they can give you a realistic idea of how your gpa and TEAS score stacks up, just to give you an idea of what you need to work on and whether you should retake that teas (A 70% even with a 4.0 isn't a surefire at my school). Second, I would get in touch with a tutor over the course of the semester. You obviously can do well in school, your other grades show that, something just isn't clicking here. It happens, I had the same issue with chemistry. Taking it alone is a good idea.

CamillusRN

Specializes in OR, CVICU/CTICU.

There, their, they're, it'll be OK! Sorry, grammar-Nazi's everywhere - I couldn't resist!

Yes, OP, definitely get in touch with a tutor. A fresh set of eyes and new ways to remember all those pesky rules can be quite helpful.

WanderingWilder, ASN

Specializes in Med-Surg.

I failed my English course as well, I ended up taking the CLEP test for college comp and passed with flying colors. If you grade isn't dragging your gpa down too much may be an option worth looking into.

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 4 years experience.

I'm not trying to downplay my school, but it's a community college and only can obtain an Associates degree. Therefore, it's not as on the same level of "strictness" as a BSN level. I'm not trying to sound any type of way neither. The school requires a minimum of 2.50 gpa average, and you cannot repeat A&P I or II (and any other biology class pertaining to the Nursing program) more than twice. You need at least a "C."

Never, ever, ever assume you can get into a nursing program anywhere with the minimum. You will be very surprised. 2.5 does not mean you will be accepted. If there are 25 slots, and 100 people apply, and 75 apply with a 2.5 GPA and 25 apply with a 4.0, who do you think will be getting accepted? You have to think about the applicants you are going up against.

You will also be very surprised at how "strict" ADN programs can be when compared with BSN programs.

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

I'm trying to figure out how you didn't learn sentence structure and grammar in a school long before community college.

I'm not trying to downplay my school, but it's a community college and only can obtain an Associates degree. Therefore, it's not as on the same level of "strictness" as a BSN level. I'm not trying to sound any type of way neither. The school requires a minimum of 2.50 gpa average, and you cannot repeat A&P I or II (and any other biology class pertaining to the Nursing program) more than twice. You need at least a "C."

The English department policy if you fail the final you fail the course.

Personally I think if I take in alone in the summer and just focus on my writing I'll be fine.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

Exactly what part of the English class are you struggling in? From your other grades it appears that you have the intelligence to pass English 101. Is English your 2nd language? Most community colleges have resource centers where you can hire a tutor to help you. I did this with College Algebra and passed on my 3rd try. I agree with you about taking it is summer when you can focus on the content without other classes. Can you talk to your instructor about what your areas of weakness are? If English is your second language you can take an ESL course to help you with the general mechanics of the language.

Hope this helps

Hppy

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

I've yet to meet a person who got into nursing school (community college, which I might add has higher requirements than the universities in my area or in a 4 year university) with the minimum requirements.

Everyone! My gpa isn't low, my GPA is 3.38.

In my community college you can't have an F in any pre reqs which include English. I guess it really depends on ur cc