I just failed my second semester of nursing school. - page 2

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I feel so hurt for a while...and I thought I would go around searching for resources about nursing. I just want to know if you fail a nursing school, will other school... Read More

  1. by   Gennaver
    Quote from naturalized
    Hi everyone, I'm new here. I feel so hurt for a while...and I thought I would go around searching for resources about nursing.

    I just want to know if you fail a nursing school, will other school accept you or reject you based on your failure from the previous school?

    I failed Acute and Chronic I and I'm about to fail family focus. I'm a male student. I'm just really hurt right now and I honestly dont know what to do. I spent my 2+ years for my prereq and now I'm about to fail out. The school where I'm from wont readmit me because I failed 2 courses. I can't think of being anything other than a nurses. Help me out please. I'm trying to grieve this all by myself. I haven't told my family or friends because I feared what will happen.
    Last quarter I was one point away from my school's dismissal score in a class, (due to an error but, it doesn't matter). Our scores are a minimum of 86% but, they would allow us a single score below that but we must make it up, however if our score was a 79 we are dismissed.

    My inaccurate score was a 79. I was facing a strong possibility of dismissal!! Was I upset, oh yeah.

    Before the scores were adjusted and the world was made right for me again a classmate offered me this very good advice.

    "Go to the dean of your nursing college and THROWWWW yourself on her/his mercy!" There is too much at stake to NOT let them know how much this means to you, why you want to be a nurse, what your future goals are....

    If, if, if this does not work and you end up out of this school there is always the option to keep at it and to keep trying and to go for another school. This may even include completing a degree in something else first in order to "prove" your meritorious academic ability first.

    There is a way, good luck,
  2. by   barbyann
    The way I see it your goal is to become a nurse. There are many avenues you can take to reach that goal. There are many, many schools out there. Keep at it and you will achieve that goal. Please know you are not alone. Failing two classes is just a pothole in the road to victory! Make new school plans, talk to advisors and professors and ask them for their opinions. I have faith in you!
  3. by   chuck1234
    You may try another school, but when they look at the transcript...I am not so sure if they like it...
    Good luck!
  4. by   snowfreeze
    There are many struggles in life, and only you can know what is most important to you. Do as others have suggested, get a tutor, review your study methods and times. Make changes that will help you to succeed. Go to your school and use the appeals process and when you talk to them show that you have made appropriate changes so you will do better.
    When you become a nurse and have a patient suffering from depression, remember your feelings now thinking that you have failed the world.
    You can always apply to another school, you can take a slightly different avenue by becoming an LPN first. You have not given up, you are seeking advice and that is a very impressive thing to do. So many people simply give up when things are not going exactly as they planned.
    Good luck and keep up posted on how things turn out.
  5. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from naturalized

    I just have too much pressure right now. My parents are getting old. They were waiting for me to graduate from nursing school so they can retired. I'm the only one in collge and now...I'm flunking out of nursing school. God...I'm just a failure right now...I'm honestly trying as best as I can to cope with this.

    So, what are you doing to handle or alleviate the pressure?

    As an adult, husband & father, and homeowner with bills, etc I hit a rough patch in school. Some short term supportive therapy really helped, & here I am, still in nursing 2 decades later.

    I don't think other schools will outright reject you, but spots are competitive & they'll want to first fill them with students with the greatest chance of success.

    GO to Student Health & tell them you're stressed & need someone to talk to. They can help you sort things out.

    That first step is the hardest.
  6. by   Mulan
    You've failed two courses and are about to fail a third?

    Have you considered another career path?

    Maybe you aren't meant to be a nurse.
  7. by   kukukajoo
    I am so sorry that you ar facing this and hope that you have begun to look at the positive even though it may seem futile at the moment.

    I would suggest taking a long look backwards and analyze everything about the why's and hows of your failing and then thinking of ways that this will not happen again. REALLY look at everything and consider whatever it takes. I know it isn;t going to be fun or pretty but I think it will help lots. Just make a list of what got in your way, your feelings, etc. and then a list beside it of things you can do to make sure that isn't going to happen.

    Also it sounds like you feel all alone and maybe should build up a great support network that will help you through the hard times.

    Nothing is impossible and I really believe you can make it through!
  8. by   swatch007
    I had spent 2 years to complete my pre-req. classes. I had waited another year to be accepted to ADN program in my local community college. When I was finally got accepted, I spent a year in the nursing program before I sadly failed my med-surg written final exam by TWO points. I was kicked out of the program and no chance for readmission whatsoever. My clinical instructor's final words to me were " Maybe nursing is not for you. Why don't you try computer related career".

    I spent 3 months at the lowest point of my life. I couldn't even afford to pay any of my bills. Feeling nowhere else to go and didn't know what to do with my life, I barely talked to anybody. I spent my life in seclusion, no TV, computer,or telephone. I literally suspended my life between living and dead. I was usually awaken in the middle of the night by the waves of felling defeated and hopelessness. I unconsciously imprisoned myself in misery. I wished many times that I would just vanish like a bubble , no more feeling ashamed and pain. I rode my bicycle aggressively and carelessly on a busy road to ventilate my deeply seated anger. I often stared furiously in the eyes of every passing man on a street to reclaim my manly ego. But deep inside, I was just a wounded soul who was in desperately need to be reached out.

    After few more months in seclusion, I mysteriously received a letter from another school offering a BSN program.I don't know,maybe it was a grain of hope left somewhere inside me that led me to fill up the application form in spite that I lost my desire to do almost everything in life.Then I got a response from the school invitating me enroll to complete the school pre-req for its BSN program--no credits were transferred from my previous pre-req classes -- I had to borrow money to pay my tuition fees. Just like a runner who's inflicted upon blisters, I was still limping with pain and full of doubt about myself while taking these classes, but I forced myself to work harder to earn a competitive GPA, my only ticket to fulfil my dream.

    After spending another two years completing these pre-req classes, the hard work paid of. With over 1000 applicants--it's a public school-- for only 65 available seats, I was in again. This time, I felt as if I were jolted back to life. I tried to put my mind in a right frame by having a positive attitude, and I paid attention to every details of how I could survive this time by knowing exactly how to tackle all of my nursing classes.
    I have learnt to dig deeper inside of me to muster all the courage I needed, so I could handle this hardships. I developed a new strategy for studying, and I worked on my time management and organizational skills;consequently, I earned my place at the top 3 level of those students who were getting highest scores among the entire class while we were getting fewer as the semesters progressed.

    Now, sometimes when patients come in, I can identify parts of my old self with them, feeling defeated and hopeless. ( yes, I managed to graduate without failing. Out of 65 students in our class, only 28 of us made it through).

    You will never know what you are capable of accomplishing until you dig deeper in yourself for a courage and make yourself desperately enough to pursue your dream in spite of all the obstacles. It was a long way for me before I got what I had wanted ( I spent over 7 years to get my degree in nursing), but it's alright. Long time ago, I came across to an inspirational quotation which until now has a profound influence on me "The pain of pursuing your goal weighs only an once, but the pain of regret for not doing what you really want to do in life weighs a ton."

    Hope you will carry on because there is another way to get where you want to go.
    Last edit by swatch007 on May 1, '07
  9. by   FriendlyLVN
    Hey, I'm a new LVN, but I remember when i was booted out of VN school for my first med error, i was so sad, I cried in the parking lot alone as I was sitting in my car. Well, it was bad, like you, I had my parents retirement in mind. I really know how you feel. Hang in there, keep your focus and take the challenge one at a time. Good luck to you! Find a study partner if you have to.

  10. by   dolphn545
    If this is what you would like to pursue, then don't give up!!
    I'm taking the "longer" route to reach RN. Currently in an LPN program, will be graduating in June of this year, and will pursue RN after I start working a bit.

    Good Luck!
    Last edit by dolphn545 on May 1, '07
  11. by   CseMgr1
    You are not alone in feeling as you do. Don't give up, if nursing is what you really want to do.

    For example, I was in my first year of nursing school. I had already failed Chemistry and was now periously close to being kicked out of the program all together, having failed two med tests back-to-back in Nursing Fundamentals I. I was furious with myself, for I had made stupid mistakes on the tests and had not bothered to recheck my math before turning them in. What was even worse was the fact that my Clinical Instructor was gaining a bad reputation for flunking out several of my other classmates for the slightest infractions....and seemed to be enjoying it at the same time. Well, I just made up my mind that I wasn't going to give her the satisfaction of flunking me out, too. I took my time with the third test, checking and rechecking my math and didn't turn it in until the last possible minute. The result?: 100%. Not only did I not fail another med test, but retook Chemistry that summer and passed it with a "B".

    The moral of this story is: don't give up. Get mad. It made all the difference for me...and it could for you, as well. Good luck to you.
  12. by   Epona
    I am sorry to hear of your news. Nursing school is very hard. I went back to school at 34 after getting one degree over 10 years ago. I am in a BSN program. Yes. It takes a lot of time. Lots of studying. I feel for you and I am sorry to hear you have failed. I am hanging in there, but it's been touch and go. Right now, I am good as I head into Finals week. Hang in there and I'll be thinking of you!! It is not easy. Be strong and hang in there.
  13. by   mammaoftwo
    Quote from ukstudent
    I am so sorry. I don't know what other schools will do. The best thing would be to call around and find out what their requirements are. Depending on your situation you may want to think about going to an LPN school, getting some experience and then bridging to an RN. If it's your dream, do not give it up.
    Is LPN School that much easier? How come when someone can't make it in RN school, people suggest LPN school? I'm just really curious about this one. It's almost like well, if you can't be a RN, then become an LPN and I honestly don't understand that. Would someone please explain??