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  1. Maddelyn

    Got kicked out of nursing school

    THANK YOU! I actually thought about phlebotomy too since I had experienced during my medical-surgical 1+2 clinical. As a nursing student, I was actually told by nurses that I am good at it. I will look into it, thank you again.
  2. Maddelyn

    Got kicked out of nursing school

    Thank you I agree. I am upset about my outcome of getting kicked out but at the same time, it is also a blessing for me. I am currently using my time out of nursing school to better myself so I can get back into what makes me happy. I am retaking anatomy & physiology because of the 5-year science requirement. Also taking pharmacology (again) to better myself, I want to be that nurse who really knows her meds. Will be applying to a CNA job soon so I can still be in a similar setting. Lastly, I am taking Spanish so I can better communicate with my future patients.
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    Got kicked out of nursing school

    Thank you for your message, I appreciate it. Could you insight me on what are these "other roles in healthcare"? I honestly don't see myself doing anything else other than nursing. I am open to all ideas. I heard alot about how hard it is for students to get accepted into a nursing program, I am definitely afraid of that too. I also am aware that my chance is slimmer because I was previously kicked out of a nursing program. However, my end-game is currently still nursing. After reading some comments, I am now going to check for my qualification to the "LVN challenge". I am currently taking my anatomy & physiology classes since they have now expired and pharmacology for nurses to refresh my medication memory. Also, I will be taking my CNA exam tomorrow so I can start working as a CNA.
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    Got kicked out of nursing school

    I have actually never heard about this but went ahead and researched a bit about it. Seems like California does that. That's great since I live here. I completed fundamental, pharmacology, medical-surgical 1+2, ob, and mental health. When I got kicked out, I missed out on pediatric, public health and medical-surgical 3 (critical care). According to the California board, there are different methods to attain LVN. I will check on my qualification and figure out how to attain this. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I am just going to paste the information from the California board website for anyone who is in the same situation as me. Link: https://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/applicants/application_for_vocational_nurse_licensure_by_examination.shtml Method #3/#5 - Equivalent Education (Method #3) and/or Experience (Method #5) This method requires the equivalent of completion of 51 months of paid bedside nursing experience in an acute care facility, verification of skill competency and 54-theory hours of pharmacology. For details regarding this method please see Method 3: Qualification Based on Equivalent Education and/or Experience. Section 2506 of the California Code of Regulations specifies that applications for licensure shall be made "on the form prescribed and provided by the Board". The Board has specific forms that employers must complete in order for an applicant to receive credit for paid work experience. This form will be sent directly to the employer by the Board, and the completed form must be returned directly back to the Board from the employer. All documentation in support of an application for licensure should be provided directly to the Board. Employers should not provide confidential employment information on licensure applicants to individuals other than the Board. Applicants with formal nursing education may submit official transcripts for a determination of possible credit in lieu of paid bedside nursing experience. (See Summary of Requirements for Licensure and/or Method 3: Qualification Based on Equivalent Education and/or Experience for a detailed description of these requirements.) ATTENTION RN STUDENTS: Pursuant to California Board of Regulation section 2532(c), you are required to complete a minimum of 576 Theory hours which shall include a minimum of 54 hours in pharmacology and 954 Clinical hours to be eligible to take the Licensed Vocational Nursing Exam. You will receive a maximum of 54 theory hour credit for your pre—requisites. You may submit your employment verification and copy of your Certified Nursing Assistant license to complete the remaining hours. You will receive five months credit towards medical surgical nursing for your Certified Nursing Assistant certificate/license.
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    out of state nursing

    Hello all, I recently got kicked out of my nursing program in CA, and I will be working CNA while I apply to both LVN/ADN in CA. I've never experienced the "long wait times" to get into a nursing program in CA since my previous program is a private school. I just applied and got in right away. I've heard that many people wait for about 3 years to get into a program in CA, that's a lot of time that I don't want to lose. Would be it be "easier" to get into an out-of-state nursing program? By "easier", I meant no wait time. For those of you who are in a nursing program out of California, how much does your program cost? The previous private school that I went to is about 100k. I also understand that in order to work in California, I will need to take a state exam to work in California. Could someone give me your thoughts? Thank you so much for your time!
  6. I can see why public schools may not like your history of fails for a whole year. Nursing school studies is very different than in GE studies. If I were to see a student with your history, my concern is if you will make it. Not saying anything about you but I would think that is their concern. You could possibly try a private school but it is expensive. Maybe you should start small, try CNA first. Get your foot into the door first then go from there? Or you can talk to a counselor about your situation.
  7. Maddelyn

    Got kicked out of nursing school

    I thank you for your kind message. I agree, giving up isn't the answer. Could you share on what steps you took to get yourself back into a program?
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    Got kicked out of nursing school

    Hello, thank you for your response. After my previous nursing school experience, I decided on community college because it is cheaper. I want to get back into a nursing program without another big loan. My current loan from my previous nursing school program is frightening. I am very aware that any nursing program will be competitive, either it is community college or private school. Currently, I am enrolled in a community college to retake my anatomy and physiology classes so I can apply to another nursing program. While doing that, I have an interest in my local community college's program. They offer both LVN and RN. By "looking", I meant I reviewed their requirements and attended their info session then made actions of taking necessary courses and speaking with their counselor. My plan is to fix myself up while still keeping an eye on deadlines for applying. Failing out of my previous program was unspeakable. Despite what had happened, I still want to pursue nursing.
  9. Maddelyn

    List of good practice books for nursing school?

    Success books were really helpful to me, studying by doing questions helped me a lot. You must read every rationale to have a good understanding. My school used ATI so ATI books were helpful. I also watch Cathy Parks on youtube to further help me understand materials. Quizlet was good too but I don't rely on that.
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    Got kicked out of nursing school

    Hello All, So I got kicked out of nursing school after my second failed class. It has been 6 months, I have never spoken about it since then and am now comfortable talking about it. I hope to get any insight, advice, and whatever comments you may have. I was enrolled at West Coast University (private school in CA). At WCU, it is important we maintain at 76% critical grade (not final grade) to be considered a pass. I failed one of my class by 1% critical grade, retook it and passed the second time. My second failed class was because I didn't turn in all my assignments. It was a tough semester, many things were going on in my personal life. Even though my critical was passing, I still didn't pass because I didn't submit all my assignment. I am not blaming anyone or want any pity. But I was really upset with myself, I couldn't get myself to submit all my assignment. Now, I face that mistake. I now owe a lot of money since I was already half-way done with the BSN program. It took me a while to accept my new reality. I still kept that a secret to my family and friends. I have been living a lie but honestly, I really think nursing is for me. I know I am not stupid. Since then, I looked into community college and enrolled myself into a local community college to retake the pre-req since my pre-req already passed the 5 year mark. I am also preparing myself to take the CNA exam so I can at least work to start paying off the loans from Sallie Mae. I am just afraid with how long it could take me to get back into a nursing program because I am near 30yo. I feel like my pit-fall has slowed me down on having a "real job" and starting a family.
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