really confused... need advice

  1. I recently been kicked out of nursing school for not passing my med.calculation quiz. Passing score was a 90 I got a 88. So now for two points I have to wait a whole year to go back into my med-surg 1 class. Since than I went to my 5 stages of kubler ross grief process and I'm slowly learning to accept it, but it still hurts a lot because i knew how to do med. cal and was A student in my previous nursing courses but I guess the lack of sleep and stress that day got the best of me, but I realize in med. cal there are no rooms for errors because you will be dealing with people lives.

    Which brings me to my point today, I recently been thinking about getting my CNA certificate, so I can get some experience during my year off. The only thing is my bf and mother don't want me to go because they want me to take this time that I have to study like I was still in school, and they don't want to me to be distracted with working and stuff.
    What should I do, I really think me getting some experience will be good for me in the long run, but I do understand where my love ones are coming from with studying since I have all my med-surg 1 ppt and hopefully med-surg 2 as well.
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  3. by   token787
    Why not sign up for part time as CNA and on certain days off study wisely. 2 goals accomplished and experience under your belt.
  4. by   SunshineDaisy
    Ugh, I'm sorry! That happened to me as well my first semester. I would do as the previous poster said, do CNA part time and still study!
  5. by   loriangel14
    You don't need to study 24/7. The CNA route is an excellent idea for getting some experience under your belt.
  6. by   itsnowornever
    AND use your CNA time to do "case studies"...see something at work, go home and read about it, understand the ins and outs of it, do NCLEX questions focused on it. Do that and when you go back into school it will be a lot easier

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  7. by   julz68
    I would definitely work at least part time as a CNA. You can also use the time at work observing procedures that the nurses are doing. Not so much in a long term care setting, but in a hospital setting you can learn a lot! When I was a CNA, I strarted out in LTC, and watched nurses do dressing changes mostly. Once I started working in the hospital, I was able to watch them put in IVs etc. Plus, I also got to observe code blues and rapid responses.
    I'm sure your family mean well, but if you do nothing but study, you will get burned out.
    I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm terrible at math and was terrified that would happen to me as well. We also had to get 90% to pass.
    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!