LVN student failed final exam

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Hello! I have a question about a friend of mine who is currently finished with the LVN program at Four-D college. I actually have four friends attending but two are at the other location in victorville, ca. Anywho my friend who just finished last month told me that she hasn't passed her final. I went to her graduation and her ceremony which was very nice but she threw me off because I thought she had passed! She tried taking it twice but failed so she said she gave up. I told her not to and that it is very important that she study hard and re-try. (Actually throughout her program she struggled very hard...she had to re-take a few tests). Well according to her she says that she does not "have" to take it again and that she isn't worried about it because all it will help her do is get into a bridge program if she wants to finish for an RN. I am very confused by this. Although she failed her final that doesn't mean she failed the program? And what about the NCLEX? will she still be eligible to take it although she failed her final? I am asking because I was thinking of going into the LVN program also. Any LVN students out there, can you please tell me if the final is important or not?

Sun0408, ASN, RN

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Specializes in Trauma Surgical ICU. Has 4 years experience.

Did she fail the class or just the final?? If her overall scores were high enough, it is possible to fail the final but still pass the class. If she failed the class, i don't she them letting her "graduate". If she passed the class she can take NCLEX. However if she did not, she will not be able to sit for NCLEX.

smith_tiff06

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i am going to assume that she did pass her class because she had her graduation and her ceremony. thank you for your response, I just always thought that the final test at the end of each module was a huge part of your grade and if not passed then it can affect your overall grade greatly. Plus this was her LAST module final that she failed. I am a bit worried for her because if she can't pass her final exam...how will she pass the NCLEX :(

smith_tiff06

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Sorry i wrote it in the wrong box lol

i am going to assume that she did pass her class because she had her graduation and her ceremony. thank you for your response, I just always thought that the final test at the end of each module was a huge part of your grade and if not passed then it can affect your overall grade greatly. Plus this was her LAST module final that she failed. I am a bit worried for her because if she can't pass her final exam...how will she pass the NCLEX :(

You can pass the class and fail the final. Like at my school you only need a 77% to pass the class. So if you are high 90's and you get a 70 on the final you can still pass the course. I think our finals weigh 20% of our final grade. And yes she can take the NCLEX

LeeLeeTheGPN

258 Posts

In my program, regardless of your overall grade, you HAVE to pass the final to pass the class. If you don't pass the first time, you can take it the second time but if you don't pass then, you completely fail the class. Tough titty, I know. I suppose every school is different though.

RLtinker, LPN

282 Posts

Depends on the class policy, usually the final is weighted as 2 exams or 20% of the final grade. Besides typically you can only take a class twice anyways and have it count. At least that is policy at my school.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

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Has 10 years experience.

In all my classes the final is weighted as any other test. It is possible to fail the final but still pass the class. In order for me to pass one of my classes I only needed to get a 44 on my final. A few other classes I needed a grade far below whats considered 'passing' and still would be able to pass the class.

But, during my LPN schooling, you HAD to pass the exit exam, which was given after the final exam in the last semester. If you did not pass the exit exam, you had to go through an 8 hr remediation and then you could retake the exit exam. If you failed the exit exam for the 2nd time, you had to repeat the last semester of the program.