I just finished almost the whole nursing program and was failed in one of my clinicals. I don't really know why and I don't know what to do. My grades have been very good, I have lots of past experience as a CNA, an d I have even passed meds error free for many years. I made no drastic mistakes in clinical, but do get pretty nervous when being watched. I was told that I am disorganized even though I do not feel that I am and past employers have always complimented me on organization. I was told I don't know the nursing process, but my grades are 3.5 and my NLN's on this portion were 98 percentile and my class averaged 58 percentile. I am 57 years old and waiting another year to repeat my clinical is major at this age. I feel I am being discrimimnated against and don't know what to do. Can anyone help me? Is there another way to pass clinical or take the NCLEX? Thanks
Jun 21, '04
I sympathize with anyone who does that well in nursing school and then doesn't pass, but this sounds a bit like a divorce-story. You know, the kind where you only hear the one side and the one telling the story is always a saint who suffered tremendously at the hands of the other.
When I was in school, it was a major effort to fail someone in clinicals. If they did, it was for a very specific reason. If you don't want to share that with us, I can understand, but it's hard to agree you were hard done by when, if I was there, I might have agreed with the decision, you know? All we are left with is that you are 57, and I feel like I'm being corralled into accepting you were failed because of an age conspiracy.
Can you be any more specific on the reasons they failed you in clinical? You sound like you were a great student.
Last edit by AcosmicRN on Jun 21, '04
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