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?
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!
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.
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