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by sweetie2525 sweetie2525 (New Member) New Member

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Hi, if anyone can give me any advise I am astudent at adelphi university in ny Im a transfer student I have recently received a c in ob and a c in med surg I this semester which is unacceptable at my college you must get nothing lower tahn a c+ I missed ob by 2 points and not sure about med surg I asked both teachers for extra credit work to obtain the grades but both decline me I have a meeting with the dean next week to discuss my grades and somehow try and stay in the program and also i wrok an appeal letter. worst case if iam not accepted back into the program what school in long island or nyc or near area will accept my grades were i could continue my desires to become a nurse. is their other options for me that I am unaware of. Please help me any info at this point will be helpful. :crying2:

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the only advice for you is to come up with a real good reason of why you got a c on those classes, and try to convince the dean to give you another chance! it won’t look good if you keep transferring for school to another. plus it will be hard for you to adapt to a new system. good luck!

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tvccrn has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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Not meaning to be harsh, but if your schoolwork is written as badly as your post I can see the problem. No punctuation, mis-spellings galore, and your grammar leaves a lot to be desired. If I were you, I would go back to the basics before I attempted to go any further.

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Not meaning to be harsh, but if your schoolwork is written as badly as your post I can see the problem. No punctuation, mis-spellings galore, and your grammar leaves a lot to be desired. If I were you, I would go back to the basics before I attempted to go any further.

Perhaps the OP's native language is not English...

To sweetie2525,

You may want to look into the community colleges in your area and meet with their admissions counselor. Some programs reserve limited spots for transfer students. Ask them what you can do to become a more attractive applicant. I'm sorry I cannot be of more help. Keep your head up. Best of luck!

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A girl in my school failed but was forgiven because she recorded all her lectures and was able to defend her choice on the exam. She needed one question to pass. You can try Nassau Community College if Adelphi doesn't take you back. Good luck.

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No harm taken tvccrn, but my exams had nothing to do with my grammar and yes your correct it could use alot of improvement that's why I'm not an English major, I was looking for advice not criticism, but nevertheless thanks anyway.

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Nascar nurse has 25 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC & Hospice.

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Not meaning to be harsh, but if your schoolwork is written as badly as your post I can see the problem. No punctuation, mis-spellings galore, and your grammar leaves a lot to be desired. If I were you, I would go back to the basics before I attempted to go any further.

Was thinking the same thing. I will leave it alone as you were as tactful as possible.

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The answer to your question is probably in your student handbook. The school has to stay with their written policies. If their policies are vague, or if they explicitly say the decision is the dean's to make you might be able to prevail with your appeal. However, the handbook is like a contract that they make with you when you start. In addition to responding to your needs, the school also has to deal fairly with the applicants that are waiting in line and hoping for admission.

I will say that sometimes for-profit nursing schools will give a student a chance to prove themselves. But they are expensive and you have to pay handsomely for a second crack at nursing.

We are a proprietary school and we've gotten quite a few students on the rebound from other programs. We work closely with them and provide a great deal of coaching. We give value for the money and we've seen them graduate, hammer their state board exams and get off to a good start in area hospitals.

If your dean won't let you progress, you might want to look into this other format for nursing education. Also consider Regents University.

Like I said, it's expensive but it may be what you have to do.

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Nascar nurse has 25 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC & Hospice.

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No harm taken tvccrn, but my exams had nothing to do with my grammar and yes your correct it could use alot of improvement that's why I'm not an English major, I was looking for advice not criticism, but nevertheless thanks anyway.

Oops, I responded above before reading the entire thread.

I understand you are not an English major and I am far from a grammar police but you really need to understand that your glaring lack of basic spelling and grammar is probably playing a significant part in your lack of progress of your goals. This forum can be extremely critical of anyone who doesn't fit their ideal of perfectionism but in the end, it doesn't matter what THEY think. But, on the other hand, don't you think it's probable that your instructors are judging you the exact same way...and their opinion DOES matter. If you present yourself in writing as having a "lower" class of education, don't you think it's possible that your work will be scrutinized even closer...that they may look for the proof they assume they will find that you are not as capable as someone else. Sorry my friend, it's a very competitive world out there. Just trying to help you see how it may all tie together.

Just my $0.2 and something for you to think on. Peace!

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rumwynnieRN specializes in Urology, ENT.

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Nascar nurse is right -- I don't like to sound like a grammar nazi either, but your teachers who have at least MSNs or PhDs expect a higher level of communication and writing, and it makes people, consciously or not, think less of the person who cannot spell out words in an e-mail when spell check is staring at him or her.

As for your problem, I was in a similar situation at another school, but rather than completely fail out, I left. I'm in another nursing program now and couldn't be happier. Normally, nursing and medical schools don't accept other schools' credits (e.g. you went to Adelphi and then transfer to another BSN program, they won't accept Adelphi's nursing classes) because their expectations for each class is different. The first nursing program I was in covered IV placement first semester and NG tubes the second. It was reversed at the program I'm in now.

While it means you have start at the beginning, the good thing is you have a completely new slate (for the most part). I can't guarantee that will happen in your case, but it's the norm where I am and probably the rest of the country.

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tvccrn has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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No harm taken tvccrn, but my exams had nothing to do with my grammar and yes your correct it could use alot of improvement that's why I'm not an English major, I was looking for advice not criticism, but nevertheless thanks anyway.

I understand you are not an English major, but the spelling and grammar are important in charting and it's never too late to start. If you were to go into court with charting like your original post, you would be viewed as incompetent and any testimony viewed as suspect.

If nursing wishes to be viewed as a profession instead of "just nurses", then we must demand professional behavior from the start.

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