i failed out of nursing school...now what - page 2

i have a plan to go to a university.. i did that just in case i failed again. i failed N51 TWICE.. my professor told me it was because she didn't think i had confidence for my pt, that i kept asking... Read More

  1. by   cnartnow
    I just want to say that I have a friend that failed out of her Pediatric rotation 3 times and she just graduated with her ADN-RN. So, just because you fail once doesnt mean anything. I am a CNA and CNA work is nothing compared to what you will be doing as a nurse. Wiping people, bathing and changing bedsheets isnt what nursing is all about. I will agree that you do have to have a passion for it to some degree, but theres alot you can do with a nursing degree. I wouldnt become a CNA, you already know what thats all about....and that is not the best way to find out if you want to become a nurse. IF you want to find out what you'll be doing as a Nurse....go to your local hospital one day and shaddow one. But again, I am sure you know what they do. Maybe you just need a break from school and need to take a test to find out what really intrests you and what career suits you.
    The one thing I hate about being a CNA is the people I work with....VERY LAZY and love to sit outside and smoke while I answer the call-bells. Yeah, thats everywhere I am sure but my goal is to go into the military. My aunts were all nurses and so was my Grandmother....all military nurses. So, thats where I am headed as well because I love the military and what it stands for. Good luck to you, and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
  2. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from NurseMorenoBSN
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    No it doesn't. It can be a job that you perform as a professional caring for people in a vulnerable position.
    If you are not passionate you perform your job as a robot not providing empathy for you patients in their time of need. Nursing is not all books it also requires a heart, a heart that is vested in caring for others which equals PASSION.
    Perhaps for you. I approach my work as a professional and perform at the highest level that I'm able. It is my sense of professionalism that drives me, not a passion.

    A robot? Hardly.

    A professional? Absolutely.

    The highest standards of performance? Absolutely.

    Passion? Nope.

    There are things for which I have a passion... and those things do not require that I be paid in order to do them. My job is not my passion... it is my profession. And I require payment in order to do it.
  3. by   cnartnow
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Perhaps for you. I approach my work as a professional and perform at the highest level that I'm able. It is my sense of professionalism that drives me, not a passion.

    A robot? Hardly.

    A professional? Absolutely.

    The highest standards of performance? Absolutely.

    Passion? Nope.

    There are things for which I have a passion... and those things do not require that I be paid in order to do them. My job is not my passion... it is my profession. And I require payment in order to do it.
    "Do what you like, like what you do."- Life is Good
  4. by   Mrs.BSN71109
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Perhaps for you. I approach my work as a professional and perform at the highest level that I'm able. It is my sense of professionalism that drives me, not a passion.

    A robot? Hardly.

    A professional? Absolutely.

    The highest standards of performance? Absolutely.

    Passion? Nope.

    There are things for which I have a passion... and those things do not require that I be paid in order to do them. My job is not my passion... it is my profession. And I require payment in order to do it.
    I sincerely hope that your attitude towards your profession does not affect any patients that come in contact with you. Yes we must get paid and yes we must be professional.. but what of those things we don't get paid for.. like listening to a patient who is depressed or comforting a patient during times of difficulty... what are you going to turn and say... "sorry I get off at 7 can you wrap this up" ? I hope your passionless career serves you well.
  5. by   KittyKat19
    Quote from NurseMorenoBSN
    I sincerely hope that your attitude towards your profession does not affect any patients that come in contact with you. Yes we must get paid and yes we must be professional.. but what of those things we don't get paid for.. like listening to a patient who is depressed or comforting a patient during times of difficulty... what are you going to turn and say... "sorry I get off at 7 can you wrap this up" ? I hope your passionless career serves you well.
    Ouch! I hope I'm never on the receiving end of your compassion.
  6. by   Mrs.BSN71109
    Quote from KittyKat19
    Ouch! I hope I'm never on the receiving end of your compassion.
    I honestly was not trying to be harsh... just trying to make a point I apologize if I offended anyone
  7. by   Fiona59
    I work with a nurse who stated that she is a professional and believes that she is highly skilled and performs at a high level.

    Yet, she is out the door on the dot. Her patients receive minimal care. Compassion? One of the patients told our manager that the lady that cleans the toilet had more compassion than our "professional" nurse.

    Her performance report is on Friday, we'll see how she is on Friday....
  8. by   Spritenurse1210
    I think that if you're not really into nursing, then it would be better if you found another profession that you're into. Economy aside, why would you want to be miserable in a profession that you don't like?
  9. by   BrnEyedGirl
    I can't imagine doing this job without really loving it. The hours suck. The work is demanding and often just plain nasty. Most of my friends with 4yr degrees make way more than I do. I wouldn't be here if I didn't really believe this is where I'm supposed to be. Take the hint,...move on while you're young and find that passion. You'll be so much happier 10 yrs from now!
    Best of Luck to you!!
  10. by   Irene joy
    I think that yes, you can perform as a nurse evan without passion as long as you are a kind person, who cares for others and works smart and safe. But, it is very hard to do well in nursing school without passion. Passion is what keeps you up studying at night, passion is what it takes to do EVERYTHING it takes to do well in your courses. At 20 I had no idea what I wanted, and I definitely didn't have any passion. Take some time and you will find it, whatever it is. Good luck!
  11. by   stdntnurse
    Quote from mashamontago
    so basically it's her opinion that failed me...
    While yes, it is her opinion, it is based on her observations of your work during clinical; she can't pass you if she doesn't feel you're ready. As many have mentioned above, re-evaluating your career now is a good option - and you have all summer to think about it and decide what your next step will be. Maybe looking into careers outside the nursing field that are more involved in what your interests are would be more rewarding and motivating for you. While many have argued that you don't have to be passionate to be a good nurse, I know for myself personally that as a student nurse I would not have the motivation to complete my bachelors in nursing and then continue on in the profession if I did not have a passion for it.
    In the end, you're the one that has to decide for yourself what you want to do, don't let others make that final decision for you because ultimately it is going to be your career. Good Luck!
  12. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from NurseMorenoBSN
    but what of those things we don't get paid for.. like listening to a patient who is depressed or comforting a patient during times of difficulty...
    Those sound like the actions of a professional nurse to me. I don't need to have a passion for nursing in order to be an empathetic, caring man. I was empathetic and caring long before I ever decided to pursue nursing as a profession and will continue to be so should I ever decide to pursue another profession.
    what are you going to turn and say... "sorry I get off at 7 can you wrap this up" ?
    Well, unless I'm authorized for OT then I'm going to follow policy and wrap up my shift on time and clock out when I'm supposed to. Hopefully the nurse following me is also an empathetic, caring, professional nurse.
    I hope your passionless career serves you well.
    I'm quite confident in that. My former career was also without passion and it also served me well and produced much success.
  13. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from Jess1983
    why would you want to be miserable in a profession that you don't like?
    I couldn't agree more... life is too short to permit oneself to be miserable.

    There's a huge chasm between being miserable at something and having a passion for it.

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