Nursing School Trouble

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A university I attended made me withdraw from their hybrid nursing program due to having COVID symptoms over a year ago. I tried to come back, but they told me they didn't have clinicals in my area and never would, even though the admissions department told me they would find me a clinical placement within my city or within 100 miles of me before applying. Finding a placement site within 100 miles was listed in their student handbook as well. Admissions even told me I could complete clinical in my city prior to me enrolling. But after I attended and was forced to withdraw, they told me if I didn't relocate to their state I would not be able to continue. I couldn't afford to relocate at the time, so I told them I needed to save money.

Now, I can afford to relocate. I applied for readmission but the process seems more difficult than it should be. I notified the college that I would relocate to the state of the college so they could find me a clinical placement (exactly what they wanted me to do over a year ago). Now, they are giving me "reasons" why they can't find a placement. They told me I need to work as a CNA before they can accept me for clinical, which is not on their admissions requirements. They are making new rules for me, which is not fair at all. I'm not sure what I can do at this point. Everything I do what they ask they come up with a new requirement. 

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londonflo

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Specializes in oncology. Has 46 years experience.
AspiringNurse2019 said:

A university I attended made me withdraw from their hybrid nursing program due to having COVID symptoms over a year ago.

 

AspiringNurse2019 said:

I applied for readmission but the process seems more difficult than it should be. I notified the college that I would relocate to the state of the college so they could find me a clinical placement (exactly what they wanted me to do over a year ago). Now, they are giving me "reasons" why they can't find a placement.

 

AspiringNurse2019 said:

Everything I do what they ask they come up with a new requirement. 

I think you have dodged a bullet with this school if it is the one I am thinking of. What a cockamamie curriculum. It may be the first ABSN program established but:

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 For all five rotations, accelerated nursing students work the same schedule as their nurse preceptors, which may include days, evenings, nights, weekends and/or holidays. Due to the compressed format of the curriculum, students need to be available 24/7 to work their preceptors' hours.

Okay, say you did clinical on nights..then

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 Students participate in live, online discussions with the instructor and other students in addition to the precepted clinical rotations.

Then you can have a OB clinical or Mental health  clinicals: not both

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Students will be assigned to one of the specialty areas based on agency and preceptor availability

Pediatric or Geriatric clinicals?

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Students will be assigned to one of the specialty areas based on agency and preceptor availability.

And what are you paying?

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Tuition for the 12-month Accelerated BSN Option is $46,500, which includes course software and NCLEX-RN prep course.

Please let me know if I have quoted the wrong school but I think there are better programs out there. 

JKL33

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If you are out money and they won't work with you I would review the facts of your situation with a lawyer and see if they think they can help.

Good luck ~

@londonflo I definitely agree that there are better options out there. But I don't understand how they could do this to me after I put in so much work and money. I'm out over 30k and multiple classes that won't transfer. Also, the time I wasted saving up to relocate for them and being in the program has made it so I'll have to repeat some prerequisites for other programs; they have really messed me up. To make things worse, I had several admissions offers which is very upsetting, as I could have been an RN by now.

@JKL33 Thank you, I was trying to avoid that but if I have to I'll investigate my options. It seems in their best interest to let me back in but they are trying to make it impossible, and I have no idea why. I didn't do anything wrong, but they treat me like I have.

londonflo

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Specializes in oncology. Has 46 years experience.
AspiringNurse2019 said:

so I'll have to repeat some prerequisites for other programs; they have really messed me up

would your prerequisites transfer to another UW program?

londonflo said:

would your prerequisites transfer to another UW program?

Another nursing program there? Potentially, but if I can't finish my ABSN I don't see the purpose of pursuing a different nursing program with the same school that messed me over, as I definitely do not trust them anymore. I already have a non-nursing bachelor's. It seems like my chances at getting my RN have been destroyed due to my evolvement with this university, unless I completely start over and spend more money.

I just don't get why they won't let me back in. I find it unbelievable that they can't find a clinical placement since I am willing to do whatever they ask. But their requests are becoming ridiculous and they won't guarantee me a spot even if I do everything they ask and uproot my life again.