Nursing School/Personal Problem -- HELP!!

  1. My apologies in advance for this long-winded story, but here goes...

    I have a masters degree and am currently working on my prerequisites for my BSN. I have only 1 more prereq. to take, that being Microbiology. I applied to an accelerated program last semester, with the belief that I would take Microbiology this spring and start the accelerated program in the summer, granted I get accepted.

    So, my story goes like this. About 1 week before classes started, I found out my husband was cheating on me. He wanted to go into counseling, so I agreed. I decided I would not be able to deal with all my feelings, a class, and counseling, so I dropped the class. Three weeks later I find he is still cheating, so I left and now am moving to a new apartment with a friend, which is 2 blocks away from where I work. Now, I'm still dealing with all this, but now I'm thinking more of my future.

    My questions are: Since the school still thinks I am taking Microbiology, should I wait (hopefully) for an acceptance letter or should I go to the school, explain my circumstances, and see what they say? Do you think it would be inappropriate to tell them what has happened to me in my personal life?

    Also, if I were to get accepted, do any of you think that I could put the acceptance off by a year, provided I complete the Microbiology class before the accelerated program begins?

    Any thoughts on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks for listening.
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    Sorry to hear about your marriage problems. I would be honest and explain to them about your marriage problems. I wouldn't go into details about it. I would just say "I had to drop Micro because I was having marriage problems".
  4. by   dramaluvr
    I would wait for a response from the school and then talk to them about it. I don't think one class would be a big issue for them to drop you if you did get accepted. Be honest and up front and I am sure they will work with you. The school I was accepted into has worked with me in the fact that I have one pre-req left (thinking I would have it done this semester), that being Life Span and Human Development (Psychology), and they are letting me take it my first semester with my nursing classes. Albeit I may have a heavier work load, but there were circumstances in which I could not take it before then. I discussed this with them after I was accepted and they don't have a problem with it. If you feel uncomfortable waiting for a letter, then call them. Ultimately as long as you are honest and you let them know you have a good work ethic they should work with you. Hope this helps.

    So sorry to hear about your marriage. Hang in there.
  5. by   CCU NRS
    I would stat looking for a new micro class asap even a distance learing clas that you can start within the time that program starts most likely if you complete the Micro prior to the end of the program it should nt be a problem. If/when accepted see the councilor there and explain the absence of the micro credit and see what they prefer you do, I wouldn't get into personal problems, just explain that things didn't work out but you are already working on the class etc.

    good luck
  6. by   kahumai
    I'm sorry to hear about your must be under a tremendous amount of stress. There were a bunch of people in my BSN program who somehow got in without taking microbiology or they failed it and the school somehow didn't know. Since they had already started nursing classes, they're being allowed to take it at the same time. I would wait for a response from the school to start with, and if you need to, tell them you had to drop because of personal problems. Be honest; you don't want to get kicked out if they find out the truth later on. Ask them if they would allow you to take the class along with nursing, to take it online...anything. Explain that you aready have a Master's degree and are aware of the workload it might entail, but that you can handle it. But, since some schools are real sticklers for the rules, just make sure you're prepared for the worst possible answer of having to wait an extra year to start. I hope everything works out for you!!