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I was in the nursing program at Long Island University. I was struggling so much in the program and I ended up failing two classes with less than .4. I always wanted to go to New York University school of nursing, I understand it's a insanely expensive but I know the program is really good. However, I am afraid that they won't accept me because I was once dismissed. My gpa 3.2 even after the to bad grades I got after the program, I also got really good letters of recommendation from Nurse Practitioners at my job at New York Presbyterian and my pharmacology professor, I just hope it helps my chances in getting in the program at NYU for January.

Has anyone gotten failed out of a nursing program and successfully got into another program and actually graduated?

AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

Maybe try a community college and then go back for your RN-BSN. It won't be an easier route, but surely it will be cheaper! Remember you have to pay all that debt back when your out, and it can seriously effect your ability to live comfortably!

Annie

FolksBtrippin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

There were a few students in my progtam who had failed out of other programs. 1 of them was an excellent student, top of the class. She was very humble and aware of what she did wrong the first time. She took full responsibility.

If you want to go back you need to be the same way. It isn't enough to just say "I was really close to passing." You need to know where you went wrong so that it doesn't happen again.

Why do you think you are ready for NYU?

Getting accepted by another program is a long shot. Nursing schools are inundated with highly-qualified applicants who haven't already had difficulty in a nursing program; it's hard to make a case for why they should take a chance on someone who has. And NYU's program is prestigious and selective. I agree with the suggestion that you set your sights a little lower, maybe.

At the same time, it can't hurt to apply. You're going to need to have a compelling story about where you went wrong last time, what you've learned from that experience, and why it isn't going to happen again, though.

I got "academically dismissed" from my nursing program because they said I failed 2 classes I got credit for. After I requested my student file from school, i found emails between the chair, director, dean, 2 professors & 2 classmates all conspiring to get me kicked out of nursing school.

On 7/17/2018 at 1:38 PM, Klorilda said:

I was in the nursing program at Long Island University. I was struggling so much in the program and I ended up failing two classes with less than .4. I always wanted to go to New York University school of nursing, I understand it's a insanely expensive but I know the program is really good. However, I am afraid that they won't accept me because I was once dismissed. My gpa 3.2 even after the to bad grades I got after the program, I also got really good letters of recommendation from Nurse Practitioners at my job at New York Presbyterian and my pharmacology professor, I just hope it helps my chances in getting in the program at NYU for January.

Has anyone gotten failed out of a nursing program and successfully got into another program and actually graduated?

I wanted to get on here and reply to my own post for anyone who is in the same shoes as I was this time last year.
I submitted a letter of appeal and was given another chance to retake the two classes I failed with .4. I was in such disbelief, happy, and scared all at once. All summer last year I was depressed and broken because of school and feeling like I wasn't smart enough to become a nurse. However, I was wrong!
I am smart enough to become whatever it is that I want to be in this life and so are you. our grades do not define us.
Today is 07/03/19 and I am 10 months aways from graduation I am in my third semester in nursing school and I have not gotten anything lower than an 85 in any exams and although an 85 is not a perfect grade, it is a perfect grade for me and it makes me sooo proud. Failing out taught me valuable lessons. It showed me how much more I wanted to become a nurse. it gave me passion, it gave me drive.
Today I am the President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA). That girl that once felt like she wasn't good enough to be a nurse because she failed two classes by .4. I look at myself today and I feel so proud of the girl that is looking back at me. May 2020 I will officially graduate with my BSN.
My suggestion to you is DO NOT GIVE UP!! do not let one, two, three, four bad grades cloud your vision on who and what you want to be in this world.
Set goals for yourself and tackle them one by one. The best thing that I did different from my first semester in nursing school was I changed the people I hung out with. I found a group of friends who I call family. I learn from them everyday, they are soo brilliant and kind. I never want to be the smartest person in my group so I associate myself with intelligent people. I was having lunch with my friends from my mental health class and they said "Klori we learn so much from you when we study" and that brought me to tears because I never saw myself as someone who would have it in me to ever teach someone anything and having them say that to me made me feel happiness in every form.
So please!! do not give up!
I say this with all the love in my heart, I believe in you and you got this!

- Klori ❤️

I wanted to get on here and reply to my last post for anyone who is in the same shoes as I was this time last year.

I submitted a letter of appeal and was given another chance to retake the two classes I failed with .4. I was in such disbelief, happy, and scared all at once. All summer last year I was depressed and broken because of school and feeling like I wasn't smart enough to become a nurse. However, I was wrong!

I am smart enough to become whatever it is that I want to be in this life and so are you. our grades do not define us.

Today is 07/03/19 and I am 10 months away from graduation I am in my third semester in nursing school and I have not gotten anything lower than an 85 in any exams and although an 85 is not a perfect grade, it is a perfect grade for me and it makes me sooo proud. Failing out taught me valuable lessons. It showed me how much more I wanted to become a nurse. it gave me passion, it gave me drive.

Today I am the President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA). That girl that once felt like she wasn't good enough to be a nurse because she failed two classes by .4. I look at myself today and I feel so proud of the girl that is looking back at me. May 2020 I will officially graduate with my BSN.

My suggestion to you is DO NOT GIVE UP!! do not let one, two, three, four bad grades cloud your vision on who and what you want to be in this world.

Set goals for yourself and tackle them one by one. The best thing that I did different from my first semester in nursing school was I changed the people I hung out with. I found a group of friends who I call family. I learn from them everyday, they are soo brilliant and kind. I never want to be the smartest person in my group so I associate myself with intelligent people. I was having lunch with my friends from my mental health class and they said "Klori we learn so much from you when we study" and that brought me to tears because I never saw myself as someone who would have it in me to ever teach someone anything and having them say that to me made me feel happiness in every form.

So please!! do not give up!

I say this with all the love in my heart, I believe in you and you got this!

- Klori

7 hours ago, Klori said:

I wanted to get on here and reply to my own post for anyone who is in the same shoes as I was this time last year.
I submitted a letter of appeal and was given another chance to retake the two classes I failed with .4. I was in such disbelief, happy, and scared all at once. All summer last year I was depressed and broken because of school and feeling like I wasn't smart enough to become a nurse. However, I was wrong!
I am smart enough to become whatever it is that I want to be in this life and so are you. our grades do not define us.
Today is 07/03/19 and I am 10 months aways from graduation I am in my third semester in nursing school and I have not gotten anything lower than an 85 in any exams and although an 85 is not a perfect grade, it is a perfect grade for me and it makes me sooo proud. Failing out taught me valuable lessons. It showed me how much more I wanted to become a nurse. it gave me passion, it gave me drive.
Today I am the President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA). That girl that once felt like she wasn't good enough to be a nurse because she failed two classes by .4. I look at myself today and I feel so proud of the girl that is looking back at me. May 2020 I will officially graduate with my BSN.
My suggestion to you is DO NOT GIVE UP!! do not let one, two, three, four bad grades cloud your vision on who and what you want to be in this world.
Set goals for yourself and tackle them one by one. The best thing that I did different from my first semester in nursing school was I changed the people I hung out with. I found a group of friends who I call family. I learn from them everyday, they are soo brilliant and kind. I never want to be the smartest person in my group so I associate myself with intelligent people. I was having lunch with my friends from my mental health class and they said "Klori we learn so much from you when we study" and that brought me to tears because I never saw myself as someone who would have it in me to ever teach someone anything and having them say that to me made me feel happiness in every form.
So please!! do not give up!
I say this with all the love in my heart, I believe in you and you got this!

- Klori ❤️

If you don’t mind can I ask you what did you say in your appeal letter?

38 minutes ago, Lauren78 said:

If you don’t mind can I ask you what did you say in your appeal letter?

I was honest with them. I told them why I went into nursing, the personal reason why. I spoke about my grades prior to getting into the program and how my gpa didn't change drastically even after failing the two classes (I was still above 3.0). I also told them how I was a phlebotomist and EKG tech right after high school then became a medical assistant and got a job at New York Presbyterian. Then in a different paragraph I spoke about what I did wrong and how I plan to fix them. I also pointed out that me failing was my fault only.

Im not going to sit here and tell you lies but when I wrote this letter I was broken and depressed. I wrote it when I was drunk siting in the bathroom at a bar, one month before school stared. I managed to write everything with perfect grammar but I legit wrote it drunk because I was in a bad place. and found out the days before classes started.
DO NOT DO AS I DID! lol
But yes, be honest with them and be vulnerable about this and stay on top of it. Be annoying about it send it to whoever needs to see it because close mouths don't get fed my friend. ❤️

On 7/1/2019 at 4:24 PM, LiuNurse1979 said:

I got "academically dismissed" from my nursing program because they said I failed 2 classes I got credit for. After I requested my student file from school, i found emails between the chair, director, dean, 2 professors & 2 classmates all conspiring to get me kicked out of nursing school.

What!!!!!!!!!! That’s disgustingly wrong!!

What did you do?

I am 21 and I have tried two nursing schools and now I’m going to try my third and if this doesn’t work out I honestly give up. I was dismissed after failing my AP class twice at the first school and then dismissed after failing AP 2 twice at this previous school just recently. I just want to scream but I don’t know what other career I would go into and I don’t want to run out of time or financial aid. Do you think this career is for me being that I can’t pass classes so simple? I always wanted to be a nurse but at this point I’m not feeling like I’m academically qualified.

14 minutes ago, Lauren78 said:

I am 21 and I have tried two nursing schools and now I’m going to try my third and if this doesn’t work out I honestly give up. I was dismissed after failing my AP class twice at the first school and then dismissed after failing AP 2 twice at this previous school just recently. I just want to scream but I don’t know what other career I would go into and I don’t want to run out of time or financial aid. Do you think this career is for me being that I can’t pass classes so simple? I always wanted to be a nurse but at this point I’m not feeling like I’m academically qualified.

Maybe take some time to concentrate on this subject while you are not enrolled in a program. Devote every waking minute to it, getting a tutor, etc. until you are ready to go into a classroom and get it done. The extra time required to do this would be worth it if you are successful.

On 7/6/2019 at 10:17 AM, Lauren78 said:

I am 21 and I have tried two nursing schools and now I’m going to try my third and if this doesn’t work out I honestly give up. I was dismissed after failing my AP class twice at the first school and then dismissed after failing AP 2 twice at this previous school just recently. I just want to scream but I don’t know what other career I would go into and I don’t want to run out of time or financial aid. Do you think this career is for me being that I can’t pass classes so simple? I always wanted to be a nurse but at this point I’m not feeling like I’m academically qualified.

I think you should look into a community college for your prerequisites, like the AP1 and 2, and all the other non nursing courses. The reason why I say this is because community colleges are a little easier and cheaper than let's say a university. Also! you did not even give nursing a try yet. Don't let AP1 and 2 change your plans. Nursing is in fact nothing like AP1 & 2 or chemistry or english or philosophy. I personally think all those classes are just a scam for students to waste money. I am 25 years old and started my journey into nursing when I was 23. DO NOT LET THIS CHANGE YOUR PLANS MY GIRL.
What I did was this: I went to a community college called BMCC in NYC and took all my prerequisites that Long Island University required. Once I managed to get all of them with a grade greater than a (B) I transferred to the university and got into the nursing program there as a transfer student. My sister did the same thing however she got her Associates degree from BMCC and transferred to Mercy College. I truly believe that you will over come this.

Thank you so much. I just been feeling so down these past couple of days but I’m trying to figure out my next step I will look into the community college thing and try taking the classes there. But lately I just haven’t had the desire to even go back. After being dismissed TWICE it’s like I don’t want to keep wasting my time I wanna have something going for me by the time I’m 25 you know.

1 minute ago, Lauren78 said:

Thank you so much. I just been feeling so down these past couple of days but I’m trying to figure out my next step I will look into the community college thing and try taking the classes there. But lately I just haven’t had the desire to even go back. After being dismissed TWICE it’s like I don’t want to keep wasting my time I wanna have something going for me by the time I’m 25 you know.

Don't give yourself a timeline for anything. Just tell yourself I want to do this and I will do everything in my power to get it. I used to look at myself and say how am I almost 26 and still in school but that's okay. I have classmates that are in their 40s and in school. you are young and you have your whole life ahead of you. just look at alternatives. Also, go on youtube and look at "RegisteredNurseRN" Her name is Sarah, She's reallllyyy Good!!

Thank you! I truly appreciate it❤️

People need to hear that...we all need encouragement. Thanks for being vulnerable enough to share. Best wishes!!

Thank you! I failed my med surg & psych in the same semester. I was a straight A & B student. Our med surg class was only 1 part, not divided into three or anything. I tried to appeal, it did not work. So I changed my major for half a semester and dropped the classes as I had ZERO interest in what I was learning. This all happened January 2018, I applied and started at a new nursing program in January 2019 ( I am 23 y/o). I had to take pharm again because it wouldn't transfer. Also I took foundation, intro, and health assessment all over again. Which is fine. I almost switched to business in January 2019 but last minute I decided I could not pass up the acceptance into the program. This is really what I want and I will not give up. I now find that my classmates learn from me. I feel like I know how to study better and of course surround myself with people that will bring me up. I am at a much smaller school now, and the professors are more than helpful. Being that my mother is a VP at a hospital, I have always felt SO much pressure. I began to think nursing wasn't for me..... Now I feel there is absolutely NO reason I shouldn't be making at least B's on my exams. With taking a year off, I did push myself back which sucks to think about sometimes, seeing people that started college after me graduating before me. But its okay, I must focus on myself lol. Overall, I'm so happy I have another chance. Class of 2021 🙂