2 weeks from graduation and terrified i just failed my final

  1. Hey everyone, I'm new to this site. I'm a young mom and have been in the Nursing program for my ADN since spring of 2016. I failed my 3rd semester by half a point, had to remediate for one semester and retake my 3rd semester after. At my school you can only remediate once. I'm 2 weeks from graduating and just took my Final and i'm worried I just failed, didn't even get to finish the last 5 questions. If i failed I would have to start from the beginning. I can't see myself doing anything other than Nursing and I love it but I know in my heart I couldnt go through this program again. My anxiety has been so high since starting, I've gained tons of weight and it's taken away precious time with my child. I wanted a career I loved that would provide a better future for my child and I.I wanted my son to see that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. I had him young and there were so many people who told me I would never be successful or get a degree.
    I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I guess i just need some support or advice.
    If i failed, where do i go from here if it's not nursing? I don't have much work experience other than child care and fast food and don't have another degree to fall back on.
    Maybe it's nerves, I'm praying hard that a miracle happened and I passed somehow. Anyways thanks for reading if you made it this far. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.
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  3. by   KrCmommy522
    You shouldn't worry about it until you know what your grade is. I can't tell you how many times I left after a final and thought I completely bombed it, only to find out I did well. There's nothing you can do about it. Worrying isn't going to change anything. So, if I were you, I would just get it off your mind and spend some time with your sweet boy! He will get your mind off it I'm sure...mine always did . I had my son young and it was a loooong, hard road, stressful to get through nursing school, but I did it! You can do it too! If you did fail, but really want to be a nurse, it may seem daunting but if you put your mind to it, you will get through it. Like I said, it took me a really long time to finish school, but I kept at it and I finished. Good luck!
  4. by   HopefulRNTaylor
    Thank you for the reply, It helps to know other people have been through it. I'll try to hang tight until I know for certain
  5. by   KrCmommy522
    No problem! I bet everyone has left an exam sure they failed and found out they passed! Having a child young and going to school isn't easy. Nursing school is hard enough without having to worry about a little kid on top of it! But, as I showed, as you are showing, and as many other young mothers have shown - it can be done! Like I said - try to put it out of your mind and wait to worry once you know if there is reason to worry!! Good luck!! Let me know how it turns out!!
  6. by   Have Nurse
    Quote from HopefulRNTaylor
    Hey everyone, I'm new to this site. I'm a young mom and have been in the Nursing program for my ADN since spring of 2016. I failed my 3rd semester by half a point, had to remediate for one semester and retake my 3rd semester after. At my school you can only remediate once. I'm 2 weeks from graduating and just took my Final and i'm worried I just failed, didn't even get to finish the last 5 questions. If i failed I would have to start from the beginning. I can't see myself doing anything other than Nursing and I love it but I know in my heart I couldnt go through this program again. My anxiety has been so high since starting, I've gained tons of weight and it's taken away precious time with my child. I wanted a career I loved that would provide a better future for my child and I.I wanted my son to see that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. I had him young and there were so many people who told me I would never be successful or get a degree.
    I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I guess i just need some support or advice.
    If i failed, where do i go from here if it's not nursing? I don't have much work experience other than child care and fast food and don't have another degree to fall back on.
    Maybe it's nerves, I'm praying hard that a miracle happened and I passed somehow. Anyways thanks for reading if you made it this far. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.
    First, stop and take a slow deep breath, Honey. Relax and listen....Your mind and body have been on over-drive for a while. It's okay.

    Idea: If you still would like to do nursing, take a break first, and perhaps consider taking L.P.N.? You will still be a nurse, and licensed.

    It's less theory and more task oriented. I don't know what the length of curriculum is, where you live in the U.S., but in M.N., it's only 1 year.

    You can still make very good money and get really good benefits. You don't need NCLEX and you will study for your boards.

    But you need time right now.

    This is only a gentle suggestion to consider if it does not go the way that you anticipate with your finals.

    Please be kind to yourself and enjoy your family. Wait and see. Then, make some plans.

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