A little background first.....I entered nursing school with a 3.6 GPA and I attended 3 semesters at Charity School of Nursing. I failed my 2nd semester (nac 1) by 1 question...you need to make a 77 (no rounding). My grade was a 76.67. I repeated the semester, passed, and then entered the 3rd semester (peds 1st half of the semester and psych 2nd half of the semester). I took the peds final after completing the first rotation and failed by 1 or 2 questions on the final again. My grade was a 76.30. Because i failed twice, I was ineligible to attend again and CANNOT get back into Charity for another 5 years after failing out (their policy). It has taken me almost 2 years to heal my mind, heart, and self esteem, lick my wounds and pick myself back off the ground. Now, I feel like I'm ready to give it another try at a different school. I'm applying at LSU so I can get a BSN (which I've wanted) but I'm so afraid of failing again. I don't think I would be emotionally stable enough to go through what I've already been through with failing and watch my class friends succeed all over again. It was such devastation.
I'm asking for some encouragement or stories of either yourself or someone you know who've tried and tried again and finally succeeded. I need to hear success stories to help lift and encourage my mind again,