last semester and need some advice

  1. I am in my last semester of the ADN program. I am in GI now. I failed my first exam and my first quiz. And now today I got my midterm and the instuctor said I was below C average in clinicals. She said I am okay with meds and that I do all my work in a timely manner but that I was having difficulty with correlating theory to practice. However she did say I was improving. I understand but am not sure how to improve with this until I have more experience working with it. I am beggining to have second thoughts about finishing school. Maybe I am just not cut out for this. I barely have any confidence left. Has anyone been to this point and felt like they weren't "getting it"? And any suggestions on what to do? Thanks to anyone who can help.
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  3. by   GeminiTwinRN
    ((((((((hugs))))))). Failing one exam and a quiz isn't the end of the world, or even the end of last semester! If you quit, that will definitely be the end however. Please just try to give yourself a break, take some deep breaths, and get back on the horse. You've gotten this far, you know what it takes to pass tests and quizzes, and you certainly have the skills to pass clinicals. Has anything in your life been going on that has interrupted your studying this semester so far? Speaking from experience, I'm in my last semester also, and came awfully close to failing our first test. I realize my priorities had to be re-arranged, and won't make the same mistake again.

    We are TOO CLOSE! C'mon! December is around the corner, and we'll be finished!!! We can do this, and I know you can do it!

    Go back to the basics of what you know you need to do to be successful and do that.

    If you need anything, please feel free to PM me. In the meantime, don't quit! DO NOT QUIT!

  4. by   greenmiler
    I agree with that last. Your over the hump. Take some vitamins, get some sleep. The finish line is in sight. Above all make sure your advisor sees a positive attitude, it can make all the difference in the world