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by lee_soon22 lee_soon22 (New) New

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Hi, 

It's been about a year since I failed nursing school twice. I failed both 1 semester. The first time I was really anxious and scared as I havent been in school for a while since i got my bachelors in nutrition. I was failing because I wasnt as focused as I had financial problems and well a bad relationship. I was too much into my head to really focus and the material was just not sticking into my head. My clinical teacher told me I probably am not going to be a nurse and practically looked into my background gpa which is a 2.6 and told if nursing was for me because of it. He made me feel really incompetent and pressured that I ended up crying before taking the test. But my friends in the class told me to not give up and i WANTED to show him that I was. So I prepared myself into coming back by taking his pathophysiology class and also a physiology class to show the school and him that I was serious to come back. Except, I got him again as my clinical instructor. And instead he kepted reminding me that I failed and it was my second time back to my new fellow classmates. I dont have anything wrong with people knowing that I repeated. I wanted to start over and focus. But he practically made sure i wasn't going to pass. He basically made me so anxious and nervous that I regretted going back to the same program. I failed again because not only could i focus to comprehend the material that was being taught, but I developed so much pressure into trying to not fail again. I was more worried. Not to mention, it felt like I was being bullied because I am a quiet person and I dont like to talk much and i mind my own business. But the way I was treated felt like I didnt belong and no one wanted to help me. If I didnt have him the second time, I probably would have passed. But since I did, i failed. Now i am so depressed, my family thinks im a failure, and now i literally do not know how to move on. I still want to become a nurse, but now I am scared and scarred to go back. Plus, with my gpa 2.6 and my bachelors in nutrition how can i get back into the game. What can I do differently and how can I handle feeling so useless as my parents tell me. I tried looking into graduate programs but they require 3.0  to be even considered and other RN programs seem to be too far away. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get my life back together? I wouldnt be posting this if i werent this desperate because I am really tired of feeling sorry for myself. I really want some letters beside my name and be something. 

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Nurse Career forum 

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yournurse has 2 years experience.

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Hi,

First thing you do is to never give up. Refocus your goals. You can’t really listen to what other people say about you, for example, your professor thinking that you’re not going to be a nurse. I mean, why let your professor dictate what you want to do? If this is truly your dream, you obviously want it that you’ve gone through it twice. Ask yourself why you want to do this. 

Hopefully that helps.

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lighteningkrashes has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ER, Med/surg, LTC, and correctional nurse.

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Switch schools. Get away from people who make you feel like that. Have you looked into online nursing classes with supplemental clinicals? Could you consider LPN/LVN school first. How 'bout EMS training? I'm saying, go in through a different door. 

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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6 hours ago, lighteningkrashes said:

Switch schools. Get away from people who make you feel like that. Have you looked into online nursing classes with supplemental clinicals? Could you consider LPN/LVN school first. How 'bout EMS training? I'm saying, go in through a different door. 

I second this, but research. Not all of these programs are accepted by the board in every state. Some programs are shams and prey upon students such as yourself, and once you sign, you can't get out. I'm stating this as there are multiple forums about for profit schools who take your money, and leave you unprepared or unable to sit for boards. And some hospitals,  due to accreditation, can't/won't hire from these schools either.  Yes, researching all of this takes work, but it will save heartache and headache in the end. I'm grateful that this wasn't an issue when I was in nursing school, but nowadays, the vultures are everywhere. Good luck on your journey

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Why not pursue the RD route, since you already have a BS in nutrition?

If your heart is set on nursing, hopefully your credits can transfer to a different school.

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Meagan is a BSN, RN and specializes in CHF.

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If your personal goal is to become a nurse, don't let what your instructor says get you down! Dust yourself off and keep trying. If this school doesn't work out, do what you have to do to get into another one. Retake some of your undergrad classes to get your GPA back up or look into those schools that are further away. If this is your dream, only you can make it happen. Good luck! 

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