I failed out of LPN school after one semester (last fall semester). I took this Spring semester off to deal with the failure (thank goodness I did with the COVID-19 situation).
Since failing out, I honestly don't know what to do. I struggled during nursing school and it was a horrible experience for me. My classmates were outperforming me with things like head-to-toe assessments and understanding the nursing process. But yet, I passed nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, nursing fundamentals clinical, and med surg clinical. I failed my Med Surg class by exactly 0.1 point!
Now I am forced to wait a full year at this college. And if I fail again, then I'm out for good. And because this college is in the same state college system, I also won't be able to go to any those schools either unless I go to one of those for-profits schools that I KNOW I can't afford.
I'm at a crossroads on what to do. I'm 32 years old and I have been trying to get into nursing school since my 20s. Then I finally get in just to fail out. If I had chosen another major, I would of already graduated with a Bachelors degree years ago instead of still working as a CNA.
I'm tried of working as a CNA and I want to move up in my career. I got accepted into the medical assisting program for this Summer semester, but of course it is nothing compared to nursing.
Should I throw in the towel and accept that nursing isn't for me? Or am I being too hard on myself and should I try it again?