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Hi, I did 2.5 years of nursing in Canada. Basically the teacher decided to fail me at Christmas stating since I shouldn't be a nurse and I am not good mark wise. See I not school smart but I am very life smart and its not the fact I don't get what I'm learning I just learn in a different way. For example I am really good at tests but essays I am horrible at. I've taken classes to improve but its not something I am good at at all. I know I'll make a great nurse cause I'm one of the most compassionate and caring people out there. But I am scared having a teacher not believe in me and tell me nursing isn't for me hurts my confidence. The school lost a lot of my stuff so I cannot transfer schools or go back because of it so I decided to go to Australia for school this Feb. I am so excited cause I got into nursing to travel. Well I'm scared I am not smart enough now. Any words of encouragement will help. I want this more then anything. Its almost been a year since I failed nursing and I've been so depressed I can't even get out of bed most days. I want this, but I'm scared I'm not smart enough.

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Leave your insecurities at the door when you walk into your new school. It is a chance to start over and finish what you started. Nursing school is a beast. It is harder for some than others. You can do it! You just have to be willing to do whatever it takes to make it.

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ArrowRN has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Vascular, E.N.T.

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In my very 1st semester, things happened and I too was told that nursing is just not for me. I refuted that lie. This is me today, in my 3rd semester,its not easy but if I can do it so can you. Don't let people categorize you and stop you from reaching your goals.

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I am so amazed by how many nursing teachers think they have a right to make judgements on us when they are suppose to be non-judgemental in their teaching. Like mentioned, don't let anyone categorize you and stop you from reaching your goals!

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elprup has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I was told that I should not be a nurse as well. Actually he told me, "I would not let you take care of my mother!" This was from a clinical instructor I saw maybe once a day for 5 minutes during my clinial rotation. I had to go over his head because I felt like I was being bullied. He still teaches part time, but I passed with flying colors! He even joked around with my class during orientation that he had a new grad that he was preceptoring terminated because she should not have been a nurse. Try not to let that teacher define you and prove them wrong.

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"If caring were enough, anybody could be a nurse."

 

Study hard, and try again on that remedial work to help you be better academically, because, you know what? You need that too. yes, you need to be able to write well enough to communicate assessments, plans, and other information. It's a skill, it can be taught, and it can be learned.

 

Good luck!

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In my second response to this posting can anyone analyze my situation for me? I am a mature nursing student of 47 and from completing my PSW to now, I have been on the Dean's list. I am conscientious and openly eager to try to learn new skills but I have yet to completely understand why this makes me a target for bullying with my instructors and my peers. I am in the home stretch but I am to the point of not caring about my grades and I am starting to choose to just pass to finish this race that I question why I even started in the first place!

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