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by rnmomtobe2010 rnmomtobe2010 (Member)

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I have a friend that flunked out of Lowenberg School of Nursing in Memphis Tennessee. Are there any other schools that anyone out there know of that will accept her. She was just also denied by Union University. Positive feedback please!!!

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willdgate specializes in none, still looking.

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first, your friend may want to reevaluate if she wants to be a nurse, b/c nursing may not be the best career field. Nursing is a stressful career that has many drawbacks, and I would not recommend to get into nursing unless you are suceeding in nursing school. If she does not go to LSON anymore that may be a "blessing in disguise". IMO, I would not try anymore nursing schools and move on to another career, b/c I graduated from LSON and it is one of many few nursing schools in TN, that was pretty good. The other schools in TN are not good at all and have low N-clex pass rates. Maybe, Austin Peay is a pretty good school.

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RN007 has 5 years experience.

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Is she limited to Memphis? There are many good nursing programs in Tennessee outside of Memphis ...

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Cinqly has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Med-Surg, Post-op, Same-Day Surgery.

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not to get nosy, but why did she flunk out? was it her own fault? now don't get mad at me for saying that, because i have nothing against your friend, but nursing school is difficult. it's not for everyone. as the previous poster said, she may need to evaluate why she is doing this. if her motivations are in the right place, then she needs to figure out where she went wrong...was it her study habits? did she work full-time and try to go to school? is she dealing with children? is her family not supportive? did she not study enough? it could be many reasons. however, just going to another school won't solve things because they will want to know why she didn't succeed before. she will have to explain herself eventually, so it's better if she figures it out now and applies to a school with a plan for success.

i will be starting at loewenberg in the fall, and from what i understand they accept nothing less than excellence. they are tough on their students, but they also do everything they can to help them succeed. they boast a 100% passing rate on the licensing exam. in all, that doesn't sound like a school that is failing its students. they flat out tell you in the orientation that this will be your life for the next two years, and if you don't want to work for it and the time needed to be successful, then get out before you get burned. they don't want people to fail.

in memphis there are 4 bsn programs: u of m, union, ut memphis, and baptist. there is also an adn program at southwest tn community college. if she doesn't want to be in memphis, there are literally tons of programs around the country. most cities have a nursing school/program, albeit some are bigger than others.

i wish you friend the best of luck, and it's good that she has your support!

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She will likely have to repeat the failed course. Schools do not generally accept students as a transfer when they have a D or F on their transcript that has not been corrected.

Also, why does everybody seem to think they go to the biggest and baddest nursing program in their state? ALL nursing schools are tough on their students and all programs consume your life.

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The other schools in TN are not good at all and have low N-clex pass rates.

That is a rash generalization. So, are you saying that the UofM is the only good school in the entire state and that all other programs are not good programs? :nono: I am pretty sure that all of the schools in the state produce competent nurses.

Also, Nursing schools don't make the nurse. The individual makes the nurse.

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Cinqly has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Med-Surg, Post-op, Same-Day Surgery.

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she will likely have to repeat the failed course. schools do not generally accept students as a transfer when they have a d or f on their transcript that has not been corrected.

also, why does everybody seem to think they go to the biggest and baddest nursing program in their state? all nursing schools are tough on their students and all programs consume your life.

that is a rash generalization. so, are you saying that the uofm is the only good school in the entire state and that all other programs are not good programs? :nono: i am pretty sure that all of the schools in the state produce competent nurses.

also, nursing schools don't make the nurse. the individual makes the nurse.

as far as the stats on u of m, i am simply speaking from my experience about what i know of that school. they have had several recent graduating classes with 100% pass rates on the nclex. of course, this means that not every class is perfect, but in general they have a very high passing rate. just because they have a high licensing-exam pass rate, or that they demand excellence doesn't mean that they are better than other schools, or produce better nurses. i was simply saying that they want their students to do as well as possible. they tell you this on the front end, and they tell you it will be difficult. i'm sure many schools also similarly prepare their new students. anyway, at most schools if you were to fail a class, or receive a non-passing grade you would have to retake the course, regardless of what program you are in.

there are at least 4 other highly recommended and similarly qualified programs in the memphis area.

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as far as the stats on u of m, i am simply speaking from my experience about what i know of that school. they have had several recent graduating classes with 100% pass rates on the nclex. of course, this means that not every class is perfect, but in general they have a very high passing rate. just because they have a high licensing-exam pass rate, or that they demand excellence doesn't mean that they are better than other schools, or produce better nurses. i was simply saying that they want their students to do as well as possible. they tell you this on the front end, and they tell you it will be difficult. i'm sure many schools also similarly prepare their new students. anyway, at most schools if you were to fail a class, or receive a non-passing grade you would have to retake the course, regardless of what program you are in.

there are at least 4 other highly recommended and similarly qualified programs in the memphis area.

i am not quite certain why you feel as though i singled you out. i did not quote you in either of my previous posts. no reason to have to defend your positions. :monkeydance:

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My friend flunked out because she failed pediatrics.She failed adult health(I think) the semester before and you can only fail twice. Pediatrics was it for her. I felt so bad when she told me.

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After your last post, it sounds as if your friend is going to have to do some major attitude readjustment if she is going to be successful in nursing school. Her chances of getting into another program are not good. If by chance she can convince another school to accept her, I hope she learns what she needs to change about herself in order to make it work. I suggested Excelsior as the school of last resort. Even Excelsior weeds out those who don't approach it with the right attitude. Good luck to her.

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