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I don't want to do nursing anymore??

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by Igevorgyan Igevorgyan (New Member) New Member Student

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I'm actually an ex-nursing student. I was about halfway done with my nursing program when I failed two consecutive classes and was dropped from the program and the school. I tried appealing for my grades but to no avail as it was denied. While waiting for the results I was excited and ready, but when I heard the news I lost it. My parents have been supporting me, but now we are stuck with debt and we are struggling to find another good school to get into. Throughout this whole ordeal I lost my drive to be a nurse. I don't want to do it anymore. The big problem is that we have so much debt, and I don't know what else I want to do. I can't even tell me mom because I don't want her to be upset with everything going on. We have this debt and I don't even want to do this anymore and have no other options. I feel so lost and I don't know what to do anymore. 

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ParkerBC,MSN,RN specializes in Medical Surgical/Addiction/Mental Health.

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If nursing isn't your gig, then don't go into the profession.  However, don't decide not to go into nursing because of your past experience.  I know nurses who have failed courses, didn't pass NCLEX the first time who are outstanding nurses.  There are other professions in health care.  What about Respiratory Therapy, Dental Hygienists, Physical/ Occupational Therapy Assistants to name a few? Their salary is comparable to that of a Registered Nurse.  You can attend a community college to earn those degrees too where the tuition isn't as expensive as universities and colleges. 

There are always options.  Please don't feel as though you don't have any.

Good luck!

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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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Your feelings are natural and normal given the fact that you just failed out of school. In time, your feelings may change and you may decide to go back. I will never forget the young woman in my program who had previously failed out of another program. She was so dedicated and humble and she was at the top of our class. I have so much respect for her. One day, you could be the same. 

Give yourself time to nurse your wounds.

What about getting an EMT or CNA and working for a year? You could live at home, pay off some debt, and take the time to figure out if you want to go back or get into another profession altogether. 

 

 

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You aren't in a private/for-profit school are you?  That's a bad place to be if you are still deciding what you want to do.  I'd recommend an ADN program so you don't have to worry about taking out huge loans for a program you are struggling with, because that will only compound your problems.

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Please, do not be hard on yourself. You tried your best.

Take time to process this, then try again later. Pay off some debt first, get a job working as an EMT or CNA ( or anything else). 

I would also suggest an ADN- cheaper and better if you need to work. 

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Get a basic job and pay down some debt while you let you feelings setting and thoughts clear, then re-evaluate.

Good luck ~

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As someone who has been there, I agree with the advice given above to maybe take some time to just work or explore options at a community college. I was in nursing school back in 2007, to be fair it hadn't been my original goal to go through nursing school, at the time it was something I found interesting because I had been working as a teacher's aide for a student with epilepsy and it was a relatively quick way to finish school because it was already my third try at a major. I went into nursing school with the end game of just getting done and wanting to become a school nurse, so when we learned about subjects that didn't interest me as much, I didn't apply myself. I also went through my first major break-up at the very beginning of nursing school, so I had a lot of cards stacked against me. I made it through the first two semesters getting C's and ended up failing in my 3rd semester by two points. I had previously been a consistent A/B student, so I remember being so terrified and ashamed to tell my mom I had failed. I considered fighting it, but at that point, like you, I felt my heart wasn't into it. I finished up my associates in arts the following semester, taken just general classes, then transferred to a state university to get my bachelor's in social work. Now, more than 10 years later after thinking over and over about how I would really like to work in a hospital and how much I enjoy the medical aspect of caring for others, I'm back to trying to go through nursing school again. So take some time and think about what went wrong now, what made you want to do nursing in the first place, and consider other careers that are related that you can use your skills/experience with to switch to.

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Thank you for all the replys. The only problem is that I told my mom that i'm not sure if I even want to do nursing anymore. She says that I should because of the credits that I already have, which I understand. She is making me apply to be an LVN which is still very similar and also something i'm still questioning doing. I understand why she wants me to do this, but the only problem is that I don't want to go into something unless I wholeheartedly want to do it. 

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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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13 minutes ago, Igevorgyan said:

Thank you for all the replys. The only problem is that I told my mom that i'm not sure if I even want to do nursing anymore. She says that I should because of the credits that I already have, which I understand. She is making me apply to be an LVN which is still very similar and also something i'm still questioning doing. I understand why she wants me to do this, but the only problem is that I don't want to go into something unless I wholeheartedly want to do it. 

If you don't want to do nursing, she needs to get it, regardless of debt.  It's your life, not hers.  If you are of age, which to attend nursing school you most likely are, she CANNOT make you apply to anything.  Assert yourself as an adult.  Also, if you fail out again because you don't want it, you most likely won't be accepted into another program, and you will have even more debt

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I suggest that you check if the work you have done so far can get you any certificates and Associates degrees at the colleges you have attended. If you have or are close to having a degree Then use that to decide what is best for you. 

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Sucks to hear OP. Like others have said, I'd take some time off ( about 1 year) and find a CNA or other tech job. That way, when you re-apply, you can say you worked in the health care field to re-evaluate yourself and become a better person instead of doing nothing at home. 

 

Did you fail because you didn't study or you are a bad test taker? Be honest with yourself. There is no such thing as being "to dumb"; did you put in the time and effort?

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