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  1. Hi all, Think I'll just put it on here too. Just a little history. I was a former nursing student who unfortunately did not complete nursing school and was dismissed after a uneventful incident in clinical (honestly it was a painful 1.5 years and came to realize I am not cut out to be a nurse at the end). It was a very hard time for me. However, after I left I worked for sometime and went back to school to get a MPH degree and was very successful. I realized that this was my niche. I am doing very well in my professional life and am currently working in research. I also currently will be moving soon and am looking for another job. There is a opening that offers good benefits, but the problem is they are asking for any employment gaps during my work history. I'm a bit iffy about mentioning nursing school because I feel like that could just possibly hurt me, even though it's in another field. But as usual, it's best to be honest. Can anyone give any advice on how to tackle this? I hope that just because I was a nursing school failure does not mean that I am not capable, especially since I have performed very well in my MPH school and in my current job. I don't want it to come off as a bad reflection on me.
  2. Hi all, So just a little history. I was a former nursing student who unfortunately did not complete nursing school and was dismissed after a uneventful incident in clinical (honestly it was a painful 1.5 years and came to realize I am not cut out to be a nurse at the end). It was a very hard time for me. However, after I left I worked for sometime and went back to school to get a MPH degree and was very successful. I realized that this was my niche. I am doing very well in my professional life and am currently working in research. I also currently will be moving soon and am looking for another job. There is a opening that offers good benefits, but the problem is they are asking for any employment gaps during my work history. I'm a bit iffy about mentioning nursing school because I feel like that could just possibly hurt me, even though it's in another field. But as usual, it's best to be honest. Can anyone give any advice on how to tackle this? I hope that just because I was a nursing school failure does not mean that I am not capable, especially since I have performed very well in my MPH school and in my current job. I don't want it to come off as a bad reflection on me.
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    3.9 GPA, cant pass Nursing school tests!???

    I agree, This is why I despise standardized testing. It's not a reflection of what you truly know in some cases..believe it or not, my GPA is a little bit ruined because of this. I want to go to NP school, but now I don't think I even have a shot. I am beginning to realize that in order to pass nursing school, you just need to know how to be a good test taker, not learn the information. Because there are a few in my class who score 90's on their exams and don't study a DAMN THING !
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    Problem with HESI (Paramedic to RN Mobility Program)

    I totally agree with you. I don't think these tests are a reflection of what I learned. I wish they took a different approach of taking the NCLEX, like spending an hour after class drilling NCLEX style questions on us rather than making it 25% of your grade. There are many good nurses out there who can't make it out because of these so called tests.
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    I feel like it's the end

    I don't know what I am going to do, but I am drained and am in tears now, as I feel it's going to be the end of my nursing career. I am struggling in med surg, still passing the course just one point above the passing mark, but struggling. We have two more tests and the final and I feel I have to do super well on them to pass. I got through the hardest part of the semester a-ok, but once I got to med surg, everything is going upside. None of my study skills are working that worked for my previous courses, I go over the diseases, interventions, even bought the med surg made incredibly easy book and yet I am getting 60's and 70's on my tests. I even found tutor to help me and says she'll help me, but it's getting harder to trust her now because whenever we are scheduled to meet, it's canceled or she claims she's sick, which is more often than you would expect. I went to the instructor to seek advice, yet it did not help. I just don't get NCLEX style tests at all. I struggle with them so badly and still am seeking to see who can help me answer them to do better, but I have no idea where to look. I am trying to be optimistic, but it's hard when you get that feeling that you are drowning and especially when you study hard and yet don't succeed. If I fail the course, I'm out of the program. I feel done and ready to quit, but I know I shouldn't give in so quickly. It's just so hard when you pay all that money, work hard and nothing comes out of it. Sorry for the vent.
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    cliques in nursing school

    HAHA AMEN TO THIS!! . I'm Asian and believe me, if my parents find out that I don't treat EVERYONE with RESPECT, and make excuses in not helping someone and leave them struggling to fend for themselves when in reality we all should be helping each other, whether they are white brown, Asian, 90 years old, ugly, fat, an alien, even a dog, they'll take out those funky bamboo sticks and beat me black and blue until I learn to treat everyone equally. (Not that I do this anyway, I def treat everyone with affection and compassion, just like what a REAL NURSE would do, and will help anyone who needs it regardless of age, looks..etc..it's who I am, and it feels good to help out). I thank god everyday I'm bicultural, at least I am somewhat molded to take the good of both Asian and American cultures. I'll do the same if I ever have kids-they better not form their own cliques and treat everyone else like trash, and especially better not have that snotty attitude like many people have. Respect is so gone in this country. People are just freely walking all over people like garbage, kids treating eldery like ****, and think it's ok to shoot up places..crazy. I don't understand why there are so many people who should not be nurses in the first place, get through and become nurses. I went to my friend's nursing graduation in December, and the person who was chosen to speak for that nursing cohort is like one of the most immature people you'd meet. He drinks and gets drunk every night and heard was unprofessional at times. Now it's ok to drink, trash yourself and have fun when you are not in class days (I do it too), but when you're on the field, be responsible and mature! But this guy, how the hell did he get chosen to speak like he was a HARD WORKER, when in reality he was NOT? Like another pp mentioned, about how these 30 year old women who are students make snarky remarks about other people, making cruel comments about people with certain diseases, conditions, and torture that poor 60 year old man because he's old..why would you do that? That's HORRIBLE!!!! We had a older guy about the same age last semester, and I feel thankful I got to assist him as again, no one else seemed to not want to help him. And I felt bad because he seemed pushed away whenever he asked one of the other guys to help him. So I became partners with him to help him I admit though that it was a bit awkward because I am only 24 and he was 60. And I'm a girl, he's a guy..so it did feel uncomfortable and odd.. but I helped him and offered to assist him whenever I can. He didn't survive the first semester and is retaking it, but I still try to see how he's doing and reassure him if he needs help, I'll help him. Anyway Is this how these people are going to treat their patients when they go out on their jobs? Make cruel jokes/comments to them? Lord bejesus!!!! This world is crazy! But what I do admit, we do need those nice hot belts to whip those bums whenever it's really needed. If it was like it was in the olden ages, perhaps the concept of 'clique' won't exist. People WILL learn and be better people that way. Just ask anyone who was spanked/beaten for being mad rotten and snobby like you see many people today. This includes me lol. You can see how well behaved they are, especially in a field like this where seriousness needs to be taken in all counts. That said, I'm also kind of an introvert, but we don't have it as bad in my cohort. There are cliques, not part of any of those cliques, but I get along with everyone for the most part and talk with them and we are all friendly in that way. All my close friends who are far away are a mix of white/Asian/black..etc. Yea I'm multicultural, and I speak Spanish too lol.
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    Repeating Nursing School

    Have any one you gone through this. Apparently this happened to me. I didn't fail any courses and passed, but my GPA fell below the minimum and I had personal circumstances going on so they're having me repeat 3 classes again. I've come to terms with it and spent the entire summer reviewing. It didn't affect me too bad since I know things happen in life, and it'll help me become better than before, but since school starts again in 3 days, I feel a punch in my stomach thinking of it. I never had to repeat before, always got great grades, but this is the first time, and it still it kind of makes you feel like s*** at times.
  8. This first semester has been rough..really rough for me and I just don't get it at all. I got great grades in high school and college but when entering nursing school, I'm hanging on with my fingers to stay in. Not doing bad, but had to dig deep and work my bum off to survive this program. All throughout the semester I have been hearing how the Hesi exam is a big grade booster and will help you if you do alot of practice questions. We have to complete a minimum of 500 questions to take the test, I have done 1400+ questions and read rationales to help and understood them. Lots of people were saying since I did alot I'll be doing well. I went all in all positive and confident and took my very first Hesi exam today only learn I got a 62.8 raw score !x. I was pretty shocked b/c one that really will bring my course grade down and two, was unexpected. I don't know how this happened but I am very worried about my nursing future. I have pangs and am worried about the rest of my exams and feel this is going to continue no matter how hard I crunch in. I also had feelings of just wanting to quit since maybe I'm not meant to be a nurse even if I wanted it and it's a "calling" for certain people. I'm aiming to finish strong, and will continue to study. Just need to vent it out.
  9. THANK YOU!!! I am in the SAME POSITION!! I entered nursing school with a 3.5 GPA and am struggling so bad! I'm already in my first semester and am already going downhill. I have gotten only 60's and 70's on all my tests (thankfully I'm still passing due to backup assignments I am doing very well in ). As for those who work, there is a woman in my class who works full time and is still managing with mostly A's in my program. She's very smart, but how she manages, only god knows. And it's funny cuz my program is accelerated..only 16 months long before we become nurses. I do join study groups, read the material, but I think test taking is also part of it as well which I'm weak in. But these tips are helpful..I hope to pass by this semester and hopefully next semester I'll whiz through these tests. But def taking all these tips!!
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    "Note to New Students" Nursing School is not all bad!!!

    I really needed to hear this. I had such a down week this week. Let's see...I didn't sleep over the weekend because I was so concerned in doing well, was struggling with my med evaluation, where I think I ****** off my instructors and totally blanked out and got so dizzy to the point I nearly collapsed in the middle of a pharm exam. What a week. Thankfully I was told to go see a doctor and get sorted out. Determined to rise again..not stopping till I make it though discouragement keeps getting in my way.
  11. ^The thing I is I understand the material COLD. I probably spend more time studying than the rest of my class. Heck on the last skills..I spent 5 days preparing knowing and understanding EVERYTHING, while another classmate just started studying the morning of the test..and guess what? I failed the test and he passed, scoring 10 points higher than me! . Yea, I'm convinced the only way you can succeed if you're super smart..feels like the average person can no longer succeed especially since it's competitive. I don't know why I'm doing so bad on tests, and I have gone for help prior. The last thing I want to be is be on the streets. I'm so ******, I feel like I can't do it, and I don't want to go back to school after a rough week.
  12. I'm a emotional wreck. I'm a 1st semester nursing student and I already feel like I'm failing. As someone who has a passion for healthcare, I'm feeling my goal is not going to be acheived..why? Because I don't have the skills to take a ***** mc test. It feels like everyone's future and career is based on these damn tests (way to weed out ppl and take their money?), and I hate it. Those who are pros at mc tests will have no problem in nursing school or any program, while those who don't will even though they work hard and put in the efforts will suffer. I'm sick and tired of spending every single of my time working and studying, preparing exams and at the end not get the results I want. I got advice from my instructors and from academic support, I manage my time efficiently, I work to understand the material, but when I spit it out back on the test, it never shows. I thought I did so well on my last test to only find out I got a 74 I'm on spring break and I got a letter this week saying I will be on a warning...just in time. It ruined my mood and my motivation to get ahead. I was planning to go home and enjoy time with family at a get together but I have to miss b/c I have to study to freakin pass. Yes, while everyone is out enjoying a break from studying, I'm stressing out b/c I'm paranoid about failing out of the program. I'm already preparing for the Hesi finals, which I probably will bomb at the end. I have this feeling I will be dismissed from the program at the end of the semester not because I don't have the potential to be a nurse, but because I don't have the skills to take a freakin mc test that I guess tests if you will be a good nurse or not. My parents are deep in depression, I'm trying to stay positive, but discouragement keeps coming my way. I'm a very patient person but I'm breaking apart this week. There's no way I can get back on track and get a descent career after this...there's no money. I don't know what to do anymore.
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    Pharm Help anyone?!

    I am getting quite crappy pharmacology grades recently and I really really need advice how to study for this course. I passed one by just 3 points and failed the other despite knowing the content in and out. I am shooting for a B/B+ and really need some good study skills advice. I went to the academic services and they did not seem all that helpful. Those who were successful, how do you classify the drugs and everything. It is somewhat difficult to break down the information which I really really need to do. Please help someone!
  14. Hi, Our class took our very first exam for our first semester today and I nearly passed..when I thought I did pretty well ! I knew the content well, but I guess I'm not used to NCLEX type questions ! I have been doing NCLEX type questions and my performance varies on various tests, on some practice tests I do very well and others I do so bad! I don't get it! As someone who did very well in school, I feel very ashamed that I can get to Nursing school but can't pass an exam, and for some reason feel embarrased. I know it's only the first test and I can learn from it and use what I did wrong from the last test, but that feeling of disappointment is within me and for some reason I'm petrified to ask the instructors for help when they look at me as I'm smart and them realizing I failed the first test makes me look..incapable. I really want to score high and do well and am looking for ways to improve and perhaps make the grades up..so is there anyone who is willing to help? I'm going to an academic counselor tommorow to help me anyway, but hoping to get lots of feedback.
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    MGH Accelerated BSN - Spring 2013

    Who here got into the Manchester program? Or am I the only one. I got accepted in August, BUT I don't know anyone else who got in or applying to the Manchester one. Also, since Manchester does not have any dorms, I need an apartment :/. Anyone know any ideas for living there, or is there anyone who are just as stuck as I am in finding accomodations and such? I'm happy I got in, but totally lost lol.
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