I failed my second semester of nursing school in December 2015. Since then I transferred to a college closer to home and also changed my major to something that is the complete opposite of nursing. I feel as though the decisions I make are not wise. The effects of failing nursing school in 2015 still take their toll on me and I feel as though my passion has been taken away from me... so here is my story:
After failing two of my nursing classes as a result of not earning an 80% minimum, I was dismissed from nursing school. (I earned a 78.88% and 79.99% btw. If I would have received at least an 80% instead of 79.99%, I would have still been able to continue in the program. I would just have to repeat the one class I failed; 78.88%). Upon leaving the university despite being in good academic standing, I decided to change my major to health informatics. This falls under the health administration major. Upon completing one semester in this program, I realized I was not gaining much from it and the faculty/advisors were not helpful. I also did some research and found that this major leaves graduates unemployable and with no opportunities for jobs after college. Because of these factors, I changed my major to information systems and operations management (ISOM), which is part of the School of Business. This ISOM major is something I have no interest in and I do not like it. However, it put me the closest to graduating.
I plan on applying to an accelerated nursing program after I graduate with the information systems degree. I really am disappointed in myself. I know most people would not take the route that I did. They would not change their major to something they are not interested in. But I felt like changing to psychology or health administration would leave me without a job after graduation in the case that I may fail nursing school in the future (just thinking worst case scenario).
Most of my fellow classmates changed their majors to psychology, graduated, and are in an accelerated nursing program or awaiting entry into one. Some applied to other colleges/community college (not actual universities) directly after failing. I did apply to an LPN program at the community college, but did not get in for some reason despite earning a 4.0/meeting all application requirements. I kind of regret my decision and want to know what you all think. I don't think management information systems with be useful when paired with a nursing degree since they are completely unrelated.