HFCC NSG 155 struggles - page 2

Well, I'm in NSG 155, and I think I may have to toss in the towel on this semester. I mean, I'll still go to class and all, but I don't know that I can get above my 80%. Test 1 - 45/57 = 79% ... Read More

  1. by   oguesswhat
    So what percent are you at now? Before the final? How many right would you need to pass?
  2. by   MySimplePlan
    I am sincerely sorry you did not reach your goal.

    I agree that you shoould holler loudly that your section was not able to have the resources available to the other sections. The faculty is well aware there are problems with that new program. Stay polite and professional, yet honest and forthright (not that you aren't) and you may be back in sooner than anyone predicts right now. Bottom line: keep this issue in front of them. They want to fix this. Be the face of the this problem. Work with them, don't be adversarial. I'll say it again: it's not over.

    I think you have a lot of guts, and you have what it takes to keep going. This is a setback, but it's not the end. Keep pushing to get back in the program.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date. I think you are really brave to come on here to keep us all informed, even though you didn't have the best news to share. I much prefer to crawl up in a fetal position, but you are better than that. That's why I think you should keep kicking that door open ever chance you get. The shortcomings of the new wknd. program have to be addressed, and you want to be first when they do.
  3. by   jabraham99
    Quote from MySimplePlan
    I am sincerely sorry you did not reach your goal.

    I agree that you shoould holler loudly that your section was not able to have the resources available to the other sections. The faculty is well aware there are problems with that new program. Stay polite and professional, yet honest and forthright (not that you aren't) and you may be back in sooner than anyone predicts right now. Bottom line: keep this issue in front of them. They want to fix this. Be the face of the this problem. Work with them, don't be adversarial. I'll say it again: it's not over.

    I think you have a lot of guts, and you have what it takes to keep going. This is a setback, but it's not the end. Keep pushing to get back in the program.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date. I think you are really brave to come on here to keep us all informed, even though you didn't have the best news to share. I much prefer to crawl up in a fetal position, but you are better than that. That's why I think you should keep kicking that door open ever chance you get. The shortcomings of the new wknd. program have to be addressed, and you want to be first when they do.
    My Simple Plan,

    I have read several of your posts and I must say, you are one of the most motivational people I have ever seen! Nursing School is so tough and it helps struggling students to hear from someone like you telling them they can do it. Sometimes it seems as though the instructers are trying to knock you down every chance they get. You feel defeated and losing motivation is very east to do. Good for you that you are helping other students. We need more people like you encouraging those of us that are struggling.
  4. by   Veruka
    Unfortunately, they are NOT aware that the weekend program isn't working. They are so not aware that they are adding MORE weekend clinicals, and the chances of you getting a clinical on the weekend versus a weekday is GREATER. We just had our meeting for 2nd year yesterday. Chaos at best. The Dean was RAVING about this weekend thing and how well it is working. Something does need to be done.
    With that said.......hfmf, you will get back in the program quicker than you think. I mean, the time will go fast. More than likely, you will have to take PATHO, right? So there is your fall. And before you know it, Winter is among us. Take your 8 week 155 class first, then enjoy your time off while the rest of the people are in psych. I re-took 155. It's not a death sentence. There is no one standing next to you with a t-shirt that says "I'm with stupid" - but I thought ALL of those things when I didn't make it. Cry, vent, get angry, and then get over it. THIS WILL BE A GOOD THING for you, I promise. You will get back in there next year and kick some serious butt! Everyone in the class will try to be your friend because they will want to know what was on this test, etc....... just ignore that. Read a little bit over the summer. Try to figure out what didn't click. It WILL click when you go back!! GOOD LUCK!!! Oh yeah- and the 5 credit D falls off when you get your 5 credit A!!!!!
  5. by   tonyal
    Quote from Veruka
    Unfortunately, they are NOT aware that the weekend program isn't working. They are so not aware that they are adding MORE weekend clinicals, and the chances of you getting a clinical on the weekend versus a weekday is GREATER. We just had our meeting for 2nd year yesterday. Chaos at best. The Dean was RAVING about this weekend thing and how well it is working. Something does need to be done.
    Thats amazing she was raving about the weekend program. she did nothing but say she recieved complaints about it. we now dont have a nights/weekends for the fall 150/155. we are put in the lottery with the summer 120/126 class and have day classes. this is after we were promised nights and weekends and the same schedule for the length of our program. not only that all the help offered (tutoring)was on saturday mornings when we were in lab or clinicals. basically we were told sorry there is nothing we can do.
  6. by   Veruka
    Quote from tonyal
    Thats amazing she was raving about the weekend program. she did nothing but say she recieved complaints about it. we now dont have a nights/weekends for the fall 150/155. we are put in the lottery with the summer 120/126 class and have day classes. this is after we were promised nights and weekends and the same schedule for the length of our program. not only that all the help offered (tutoring)was on saturday mornings when we were in lab or clinicals. basically we were told sorry there is nothing we can do.
    Oh, you are lucky (for the days)!! I wish I could show you the the second year "offerings" - just awful! If I get nights or weekends I will need a hardship!
    yeah, I went to that Saturday tutoring. She was okay. She likes to get off track & talk alot. Personally, I would take supplemental on Mondays & study on Saturdays.
    Sometimes I think Dean H is just so overwhelmed she doesn't know WHAT she is saying! LOL!
  7. by   tonyal
    i was just going to ask if the supplemental was helpful. i am planning on taking it.
    I actually liked the nights and weekends i worked part time days and it wrked with my husbands schedule and my kids getting out of school. now i am scrambling to find someone to pick them up and watch them till im home. and now what to do about my job. oh well only 3 more semesters to go.
  8. by   MySimplePlan
    Quote from jabraham99
    My Simple Plan,

    I have read several of your posts and I must say, you are one of the most motivational people I have ever seen! Nursing School is so tough and it helps struggling students to hear from someone like you telling them they can do it. Sometimes it seems as though the instructers are trying to knock you down every chance they get. You feel defeated and losing motivation is very east to do. Good for you that you are helping other students. We need more people like you encouraging those of us that are struggling.
    Wow, thanks for your kind words, jabraham99. I want to see everyone do well and get through nursing school, both at HFCC and WCCCC. It's so tough, especially you have to juggle children, jobs and other responsibilities into the mix. Really tough. Nursing students need lots of encouragement and the knowledge that someone gives a darn how they're doing. I really feel bad when I see the struggles some people are enduring to get through nursing school. I want to help, I really do.

    The new challenges that face the weekenders at HFCC are troubling to hear. I hope people keep pounding the Dean's door. First year students absolutely do not need any more roadblocks than they already have; it seems if the school can't place the clinicals adequately, then perhaps they should reconsider offering so many nursing sections.

    Thanks again for the kind post.
  9. by   amybethf
    The problem is they do not have enough adjunct staff to facilitate clinicals. And there are so many students and just not enough staff. I think they do their best @ HFCC. There will be many changes in the next year or so. Believe me, the staff knows the clinical situation and most of them are taking on 2 or 3 groups bc they truly care about each and every student. I graduate in 2 days and it was a wonderful program. They understand the struggle. Just be proactive and professional and you will see that your effort is acknowledged.
    Good luck. Keep us posted.

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