Flunked Nursing 3

  1. I talked with a nursing student today that said she failed Nursing 3 twice. Now she has nothing and is considering LPN in another state. My chin is dropped :stone to the floor with ...I dont know what. So much time, sweat, and money invested and nothing to show for it. She said she would have graduated this May. My heart goes out to her> It makes me feel relief however to know that I chose the LPN to RN path.
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  3. by   JenNJFLCA
    It sucks that not everybody makes it. I feel soooo bad for them, and it also makes me appreciate my grades a little bit more when I think a "B" is bad. It could be much worse!
  4. by   Butterflybee
    Boy, from reading the other posts, it is common for many people not to make it. I wonder what gives. Was it because it was an accelerated course....I wonder. So sad really
  5. by   Daytonite
    I know it's always a shock when we hear about someone we know personally who failed the nursing courses. However, remember that you are not with these persons 24 hours a day. Some people are very good at talking a good show, when in reality we don't really know what they are doing once they leave the campus. We all know how hard each of us studied to get what we have. There is no way to know if the people who fail are putting that same effort into it. They say they are, but how can we possibly know? Another thing is that some people for some reason or another are just not able to think critically, something that a nurse must be able to do. If a person can't think critically for their nursing studies, it's a pretty good bet they can't apply that logic to determining their own personal difficulties in their lives as well as with studying and learning. This is very sad, I know. However, if they are not released from nursing programs, it will be the patients who will end up being at risk. There are many wonderful, nice people in this world, but some are just not cut out to make it in nursing.
  6. by   RN and Mommy
    We graduate in May and we have probably lost around 50% of the number of students that we started with. This past semester one of my friends didn't make it! I am sad for her, but she is also going the LPN route next year. I pray that she will study harder this time. It does make us appreciate our good grades, even when we think the B is terrible, it isn't. Even a C = RN. It really puts perspective on things.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Unfortunately, but the attrition rate for nursing students is in the 45% range, if not even a little higher. This inlcuded students that dropped for their own personal reasons, as well as those that had no choice.
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    I am so sorry for her. Best wishes to her in the new year.
  9. by   hotdog19d
    45% ! Holy smokes! Do you happen to have a source those numbers? I'm not doubting you, but if it came from an article of some type I'd be intrested in reading it.
  10. by   CHATSDALE
    i don't know about a source but from talking with other nurses about the size of their starting class and the number of grad i would consider that a dropout rate of 60 to 75 per cent closer to the reality

    as for nurse in op if she can take a lpn license test based on her college grades she can move up in a year or so i know of a nurse who failed state board for rn twice he then took a state board for lpn and passed the last time i saw him he was working as a rn don't give up on yourself
  11. by   MMARN
    Holy crap! Now you guys are scaring me! I hope I do well. I start my nursing journey on Jan. 10th and I really hope I'm one of those people who can think critically after studying. It doesn't help much if you study forever but can't put that knowledge into work. Pray for me people!!!!:uhoh21:
  12. by   DEEJAECEE
    What sucks the most is when you make bonds with those students and they aren't able to continue with the class group to the next semester. I bonded with a couple of students who aren't gonna be with me next semester.
  13. by   felixfelix
    at orientation we were told about 25% of the class wouldn't be here the next semester. it's a big world, and there are lots of other things to do, and there is more than one way to get that RN tag, no doubt. I would guess most other hard professions have similar drop rates....but 60%? Daaaang!
  14. by   RNsRWe
    At the end of first semester we were down 50%. Then we got an "infusion" of about 20% more to start second semester (those who had previously dropped or failed out or who were LPNs who got waived in). By the middle of the second semester, we were again down to the same as we were at the end of the first. Now, as we start our fourth (and last!) we are at that same lowest number from the end of first. I'm not sure what the math works out to be, but I'm guessing that since we finish with 50% of the ORIGINAL class number, it's more like a 60-65% loss rate.

    I'm sweating, but I'm still here