Rn Failure!

  1. I WAS in a nursing program until I failed out recently. Tomorrow everyone goes back to class and I'm feeling... crappy!
    I never thought it could happen to me. Now, I'm really scared to go back because I know that this past semester... I studied my "behind" off but I just could not answer the questions like the professors wanted. I guess I need to be a more critical thinker but.... now my self esteem is shot. Ok, so I'm not looking for a pity party....just some advice on how I might overcome all this.
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    Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 5

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  3. by   live4today
    you overcome it by getting back into the game, and moving forward again. if you are determined to become a nurse, don't give up just because you had a reality shock by not passing! you only fail if you don't motivate yourself to go back. how bad do you want it?

    just noticed you are new to the site, so welcome aboard!
  4. by   dsickles
    Quote from Madrn2b
    I WAS in a nursing program until I failed out recently. Tomorrow everyone goes back to class and I'm feeling... crappy!
    I never thought it could happen to me. Now, I'm really scared to go back because I know that this past semester... I studied my "behind" off but I just could not answer the questions like the professors wanted. I guess I need to be a more critical thinker but.... now my self esteem is shot. Ok, so I'm not looking for a pity party....just some advice on how I might overcome all this.
    Hey Madrn2b,
    Hang in there and I hope you have a better teacher this year.You have come a long so don't give up!
  5. by   busylynn
    Hey, cheer up!!!!! You are NOT a failure. Quitters never and winners never quit!!!! Just keep on trucking!!!! Nursing school is NOT easy. You can do it!!!! So, Put your chin up and get back in there!!!! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
    Quote from Madrn2b
    I WAS in a nursing program until I failed out recently. Tomorrow everyone goes back to class and I'm feeling... crappy!
    I never thought it could happen to me. Now, I'm really scared to go back because I know that this past semester... I studied my "behind" off but I just could not answer the questions like the professors wanted. I guess I need to be a more critical thinker but.... now my self esteem is shot. Ok, so I'm not looking for a pity party....just some advice on how I might overcome all this.
  6. by   GingerSue
    Determination, motivation, stay organized.
    (hoping for a better professor too).
    What is wanted to show that you are a "critical thinker"? Do they want you to ask more questions?
  7. by   live4today
    Quote from GingerSue
    Determination, motivation, stay organized.
    (hoping for a better professor too).
    What is wanted to show that you are a "critical thinker"? Do they want you to ask more questions?
    They want nurses to look OUTSIDE the box....so to speak.
  8. by   Madrn2b
    Quote from GingerSue
    Determination, motivation, stay organized.
    (hoping for a better professor too).
    What is wanted to show that you are a "critical thinker"? Do they want you to ask more questions?
    I wish I knew. My problem was that I over analyzed and I always thought they were trying to trick me.
    I did well in my other courses and my clinicals.... any suggestions or books I might be able to read. I have a critical thinking book.... and have read it front to back. Obviously, it didn't help me any.
  9. by   Madrn2b
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    you overcome it by getting back into the game, and moving forward again. if you are determined to become a nurse, don't give up just because you had a reality shock by not passing! you only fail if you don't motivate yourself to go back. how bad do you want it?

    just noticed you are new to the site, so welcome aboard!
    thanks.... i know i'm beating myself up about it. but you know.... when you don't do well on a test.... you study harder and you bring your grade up. i could never bring my grade up. it was bewildering! i felt so helpless. like... i couldn't help myself! and now.... i feel like one big sap and that i might loose it if someone looked at me wrong.
    my husband is very supportive. but i don't think that anyone can really understand unless they've gone through a program such as nursing. do you agree?
  10. by   GingerSue
    any suggestions or books I might be able to read. I have a critical thinking book....QUOTE]

    yes - there is a short chapter on Critical Thinking in Carolyn Jarvis "Physical Examination and Health Assessment" 4th Edition
    She is saying that critical thinking is required for sound diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment.
    It is about analysis of data, making decisions about patients' problems, evaluating the problems, and deciding on appropriate interventions. She provides 17 critical thinking skills. The first is (1) identify assumptions.
    Do you want the other 16?
  11. by   Sheba817
    many people fail classes. This does NOT suggest you are not intelligent. Remeber on the tests......there is NO correct answer......only the best answer
  12. by   pattycake1
    Quote from Madrn2b
    Thanks.... I know I'm beating myself up about it. But you know.... when you don't do well on a test.... you study harder and you bring your grade up. I could never bring my grade up. It was bewildering! I felt so helpless. Like... I couldn't help myself! And now.... I feel like one big SAP and that I might loose it if someone looked at me wrong.
    My husband is very supportive. But I don't think that anyone can really understand unless they've gone through a program such as nursing. DO you agree?
    Hello, I'm new to this site but I had to get my 2 cents worth in. I have gone thru 3 semesters full time only to have each instructor do the same thing as yours. Shoot me down in clinical, especially in pre and post comference. I knew I was just as good as some of the bad students but they made me feel stupid. (I made the mistake of telling them I have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder). Two of them got together and told me "not everyone is cut out for nursing and maybe you might think about doing something else" Talk about feeling low! But I was determined and when I was forced to leave the class (even though I had a B every semester, I went into p/t class and was going to work at the hospital I was doing clinical in, which was my instructors suggestion to go p/t and get a p/t job there) she gave me such a bad evaluation the hospital couldn't hire me!! I am in my last semester, have a wonderful teacher that says "everyone in my class in going to pass!!!" So don't let ANY INSTRUCTORS kill your dream. Go back and dig in again. Pray for financial help and you can do it!!! GOD IS GOOD!
  13. by   purplemania
    Nursing school is hard. It takes dedication and discipline. Once you make up your mind that nursing school is a priority in your life you will do fine. I know you feel bad now, but think of it as an eye-opener. You will go back with a different set of classmates and a different attitude and will do better. Anyway, the classmates don't matter. What matters is you and your goals. Hang in there!
  14. by   michelleicu
    Quote from Madrn2b
    I WAS in a nursing program until I failed out recently. Tomorrow everyone goes back to class and I'm feeling... crappy!
    I never thought it could happen to me. Now, I'm really scared to go back because I know that this past semester... I studied my "behind" off but I just could not answer the questions like the professors wanted. I guess I need to be a more critical thinker but.... now my self esteem is shot. Ok, so I'm not looking for a pity party....just some advice on how I might overcome all this.
    don't give up cause if nursing is what you really want to do ,do it don't stop to feel sorry for yourself you have the opportunity to be in school and do this and you will,good luck.

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