I'm an A an B student at a prestigious nursing school. I have had excellent clinical reviews and landed my dream job about a month ago. I told the nurse manager that I could begin the position at the begining of July.
Our school has a HESI exam which they require a 900 to proceed to practicum. I was 4 points shy of the required score. I spent months self preparing for this. I'm simply not very good at standardized exams, as some of my fellow peers passed without studying. These people made the same or lower grades than I did in my coursework. My school has no sympathy for me and the several other students they failed to prepare for this test. So, now I have to spend my summer in an HESI remediation course and wont even take that particular test again. Even though HESI says that an 850 is what correlates to passing the NCLEX, my school pretends that my score is unacceptable.
Now I wont be able to start my job until the first week of August. I'm not sure how to tell the nurse manager without appearing as if I'm less than adequate for the position. How should I approach this? I really want to keep this job.