I am curious about how many years it took you to complete nursing school. Please include the type of education (diploma, certificate, ADN, LPN, BSN, DNP, MSN, etc..) and the number of years to complete.
I am currently in my 6th year of college for my BSN. I enrolled into college Fall 2011 straight out of high school. The first three years I had to complete my pre-req classes and even repeated AP 2, Chemistry, and Microbiology. In Spring 2014 I did not make it into the nursing program of my first college so I had to transfer to a private 4 year college in Fall 2014. Fall 2016 I failed my first nursing class (Med-Surg 2) and I cannot retake the class until Fall 2017 because at my private college certain classes are only available during certain semesters. Instead of graduating in Spring 2018, I am now a year behind and will be graduating Spring 2019. At my new college you can only fail 2 classes, if you fail the same class twice that is the same as failing two classes and you are removed from the program.
Have any of you been through something like this and still had the motivation during your time off from a clinical class to study? What kind of study tools and techniques did you use?
I currently bought three Demystified series books (pharmacology, med-surg, and assessment). Has anyone used these books and were able to better understand the material and pass a class the second time around?
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this post and respond.