What you can do if you fail in Nursing school?

  1. Just think in this nightmare!

    A few months ago just by 2 points I was kick out of the school of Nursing of my University....They are very extrict and did not admit me to the fall semester...I have been trying to apply to other Universities here in Florida, but since I fail 2 nursing classes is difficult to re-enter to any nursing schools:wink2:. Now I have an A.A in Nursing...two semesters in Nursing school, first rotation finished with excellent grades. Many Universities told me I will be waiting from 1 to 3 years of to get into the program again!!!
    I love nursing...but I need to fisnish a carear too!! I am almost 35 and I want to have my family too!!...Should I change my carear? somebody knows what other carear accept the courses that I took as Nursing student??? somebody in this situation!!!
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  3. by   Rudegal2020
    I have a friend who was in a similar position. She didnt let it get her down. She challenged the LPN boards got her license and worked as a LPN until she was able to get back into a RN program. Keep your head up.
  4. by   PHM
    Exactly what I've seen on a number of occasions. Go for the LPN and enter an RN program later. Best of luck to you.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    good advise don't give up but the experence that you will gain will be invaluable
  6. by   NurseguyFL
    Depends on what you really want to do. If you still want to be an RN then perhaps the only option for you is to go the LPN route now and then do an RN completion program afterwards. It will take a bit longer to become an RN this way, but it sure beats waiting around for 3 years just to get back into a generic RN program.
  7. by   mslovely2
    Have you tried Excelsior College? I think they will accept your credits by way of examination. You came too far to give up now,and too far to settle for less.
  8. by   Daytonite
    because of a multitude of medical problems i cannot physically do clinical nursing anymore. after a few years of depression over this and a lot of thinking i went to school to learn medical coding and worked as a medical coder for a few years. now, i am back in school working for an aa degree in health information management, a step above the medical coding, so i will be able to become certified as an rhit (registered health information technician). licensure is not required because there is no direct patient care involved. however, the certification is. this is basically office work that involves working with patient charts or patient data, so confidentiality is a very big factor. also, hippa and many other laws directly affecting healthcare documentation have made this career necessary. my classes are in the same building as all the other health sciences (nursing, dental assisting, mortuary science, etc.). we have nearly the same pre-requisites except no chemistry and microbiology. you do have to have the a&p and pathophysiology. this is a growing field and expected to get bigger. it is because documentation of the medical chart is going to electronic storage. everything is going computerized! rhits work throughout all types of healthcare facilities. they can specialize and become tumor board registrars or medical staff office workers or managers (this is a big career right now). they can become medical coders for either physicians, hospitals or other healthcare facilities. i have heard of rhits getting jobs as birth certificate registrars, medical records clerks (we're not just talking about filing charts here!), data security officers and scores of other positions. many positions are created because of the need for computerized data from patient charts to be compiled and transmitted to medicare and various state agencies by law. the pay is pretty good, almost as high as rns and sometimes higher if you get into management and supervision positions. there is a national organization called ahima (american health information management association) and they have a website http://www.ahima.org/ this page has a little information about the kinds of jobs you can get with an aa in him (health information management) http://www.ahima.org/careers/healthtech01.asp and the difference between and rhit and an rhia (registered health information administrator) certification http://www.ahima.org/careers/nextstep01.asp . you can check their website for colleges that have accredited programs for a college near you. if you consider a career in this field, you want to go to a school that has an ahima accredited program.