Gwinnett Tech Senior Failing out, what programs will take me?

  1. Hey everyone,

    I was accepted to Gwinnett Tech in Fall 2014, but dropped that semester due to severe anxiety. I do not have health insurance to obtain medical documentation to prove my anxiety. Our school gives 2 attempts to admission, and this is my second go in the program. I am in OB and Peds, and failed my final attempt in the OB dosage calculation exam.

    This means an automatic failure. Now I am in the process of appealing my grade.

    I am trying to be proactive and look into other GA programs that will accept me with this on my academic history. So far, I have checked Athens Tech, Georgia Perimeter Clarkston Campus, and Georgia Gwinnett College.

    I have already spoken to the program personnel for each, and all say this situation will more than likely mean I don't qualify for admission to their programs. This is breaking my heart and soul.

    I have a 3.67 GPA, 87% completion rate, was accepted with a Kaplan of 87 and a GPA of 4.Every preceding med math exam I passed on my first attempt. I don't understand how a second attempt with only 5 questions is fair, but that is just how it is.

    Will any school want me? Will I have to give up everything else I have done and earned over a 5 question math test, of which I missed 1 question?

    I don't understand why this one minor exam cost me everything not only at my current program, but for other institutions; simply because I can't be readmitted to the program.

    If anyone knows how to help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you everyone!
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  3. by   PedNephNurse
    So, when you look at your transcript what would it look like? Do you have a failing grade on the transcript for maternity and peds? Or does it say incomplete?
  4. by   roser13
    If you are truly a senior, I will say that your outlook is not bright. Nursing schools will not accept a majority of credits from another school. They need your education to reflect their teaching, not another nursing school's teaching.
  5. by   NeoNatMom
    Quote from PedNephNurse
    So, when you look at your transcript what would it look like? Do you have a failing grade on the transcript for maternity and peds? Or does it say incomplete?
    If I do not win my appeal, It will show as a "W", or, withdrawal. It won't hurt my GPA, but I explained to the schools I've gone to that I would only show "W", but I cannot be readmitted to GTC since they only give you two admits.

    It will basically show:
    Fall 2014
    RNSG 1101 Foundations of Nursing Practice "W"
    RNSG 1102 Concepts of Pharmacology & Dosage Calculations "W"

    Fall 2015
    RNSG 1101 Foundations of Nursing Practice B2
    RNSG 1102 Concepts of Pharmacology & Dosage Calculations A2

    Spring 2016
    RNSG 1103 Adult Health I B2
    RNSG 1105 Adult Health II C2

    Fall 2016
    RNSG 2101 Concepts of Maternal Nursing "W"
    RNSG 2102 Concepts of Pediatric Nursing "W"

    Everything prior to Fall 2014 is 4.0

    I have 4 W's because both 1st and 3rd semester are co-requisite classes, and you can't leave one and continue the other.

    I explained this and gave a printed Degree Works sheet and unofficial transcript to the main lady for nursing at GGC. She said my situation is slightly complicated because they allow you to apply even if you have 1 D or F in a previous nursing class. However, I dropped the first time on my own accord, not because my grades were in danger. But this time, for OB that is the situation. But I still would not have an F. But what's frustrating me more is, even though I dont have even a single D or F, they also say that if your own program won't allow for readmission, than that too means I am not in good academic standing. But she offered to show my information to her adviser, and let me know if there is any chance for me.
  6. by   NeoNatMom
    I honestly am okay with restarting the entire program. I never even asked if I could use the nursing classes that I completed successfully. All I want is a chance to get in like a traditional student. I would only be transferring my prerequisites. They did say that is my option at GGC IF her advisor approves of my situation. GTC's policy is very strict, and tricky when GGC looks at my case. But I will know sometime next week what their answer is.
  7. by   windsurfer8
    Why would it matter if you had "documentation" of anxiety? If you kill a patient good luck telling the lawyer you have "anxiety". If you are not fit for duty then you should not be in a nursing program. Being a nurse isn't about you it is about your patients. Find a job where "anxiety" won't get people killed.
  8. by   roser13
    Quote from windsurfer8
    Why would it matter if you had "documentation" of anxiety? If you kill a patient good luck telling the lawyer you have "anxiety". If you are not fit for duty then you should not be in a nursing program. Being a nurse isn't about you it is about your patients. Find a job where "anxiety" won't get people killed.
    I hope you never have anxiety/stress issues to deal with. If you do, I hope others are more understanding/empathetic than you have been.

    Anxiety does NOT = killing patients.

    Anxiety is a condition that requires treatment, just as diabetes, appendicitis, or any other "conditions" do.

    OP, I hope that you are actively searching for help with anxiety issues.
  9. by   NeoNatMom
    Thank you for your kind words. I should have done so much sooner. Perhaps I wouldn't be in this situation had I done so. Regardless of what the outcome of my appeal is, I will be seeking out evaluation, to confirm a diagnosis so I can better manage my stress level. Also, I will have help from the department of disabilities services.

    Thank you for your support.

    NNM
  10. by   NeoNatMom
    The reason documentation is important, is that it shows a student may experience severe levels of anxiety when under the pressures of his or her studies. Anxiety at an unhealthy level, is a true disorder. A nurse with a BSN and over 10 years experience, should be familiar with that. These documents can be submitted to any college or university disability service office, where proper accommodations can be made.

    If nursing programs, or universities and college institutions agreed with your way of thinking about anxiety,that those struggling with anxiety have no place caring for others, they would not provide disabilities services at every institution.

    Additionally, it is law that no one be discriminated in that regard and is in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    People with disabling levels of anxiety are guided in counseling, directed to services for an evluation/diagnoses, and provide treatment and rehabilitation to gain control over, and eventually conquer anxiety. These are all things that are mentioned in several areas of nursing textbooks, including but not limited to abnormal psychology, and essentials of psychiatric nursing and mental health.

    If we as nurses are advocates who help those with disabilities, you also have to think that at some point you will be caring for other nurses. We are humans too, with similar struggles as the patients we care for.

    You are basically telling me to give up due to a common struggle. What kind of nurse tells someone to give up because they are not good enough? We help our patients learn to adjust to their new condition, so it's always about learning to adapt.

    I hope this answered your question. And please, try to be more empathetic. Just because I am a nursing student, does not mean you should turn off your therapeutic communication.

    Respectfully,

    NNM
  11. by   PANYNP
    Quote from windsurfer8
    Why would it matter if you had "documentation" of anxiety? If you kill a patient good luck telling the lawyer you have "anxiety". If you are not fit for duty then you should not be in a nursing program. Being a nurse isn't about you it is about your patients. Find a job where "anxiety" won't get people killed.
    What a mean-spirited, misinformed, and non-constructive comment to make to someone who humbly has revealed personal information and asked for guidance from future colleagues.

    Remind me to avoid ever becoming your patient. It sounds like you are the individual who is not fit for nursing. Grow some compassion and empathy, for pete's sake.

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