Failed first semester of ADN program

  1. Hi everyone, I just failed my first semester of nursing school in a ADN program...I'm so devastated because I've worked so hard to get into it. I did have a lot going on personal wise and Im trying to forgive my self for it but its so hard. My professor did advise me to take my leave but I refused and thought that I would be ok. I am 25, a single mom, was going through a custody battle and not to mention my family hasn't been 100% supportive. I've always dreamed of being a nurse ever since I can remember and I don't have a plan B. My advisor told me that I should go get my LVN if I really want to be a nurse but I feel like its so expensive and bc I was already in a RN program, I'm taking a step back. Any advise or feedback from people who have gone through similar situations??? Thank you!
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    This reminds me about the story about the man who hears on the radio that his area is going to be flooded and he needs to get out of the house.

    The neighbor lady comes to get him, and he says, “No, I don't have to, God is going to take care of me.” And she leaves.

    Then the flood starts to rise up to the porch, and a sheriff comes along in the police boat and tells him to hop in. The man says, “No, God is going to save me.” And the police boat leaves.

    The waters continue to rise, and he climbs on top of the house. Finally, a helicopter comes along and they lower the net to rescue him. The man says, “No, no, God is going to save me!”

    And the waters rose, and he drowned.

    He goes to heaven. When he gets there he says to God, "Lord, I have always been your faithful servant. Why didn't you save me?"

    And God says, "I sent the radio, I sent your neighbor, I sent a boat, and I sent a helicopter. What more did you want me to do?"

    When faculty gives you advice, take it. You already didn't take a leave when it was suggested. Unless they will readmit you, or you can get into another RN program after you flunked out of this one, perhaps taking an LVN course now will work into your current life challenges better. Reapply to an LVN-to-RN program later.