Retaking Nursing

Nurses General Nursing


As tough as I know nursing school can be, I was curious as to if anyone or how many people had failed nursing school at one point and successfully went back and passed?

I would love to hear some successful stories of your adventure :)

Our Nursing program is an ADN that's 4 years long, 2 years of it being in the actual Nursing School/Nursing Major. Of those four semesters of NS, a friend of mine was failing the third semester and had to drop out before she completely failed. Luckily for her, there was a spot open the following semester that she was placed in. Since then, she has rocked all of her exams and clinicals with >85%. I think in situations like that it either makes you realize that you don't have the passion for it, or it kicks your butt into motion.

Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

I had a very close friend fail her 2nd semester-the hardest one, only to come back the next semester to achieve a 3.8. She graduated with honors.

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

The program I am in if you fail one nursing course you are done for 7 years, I believe. "Failing" is getting a D or F.

There are 2 nurses that I work with who told me they failed out of nursing school the first time, but the second time they rocked it! They are 2 of the best nurses with whom I work on our unit.

Specializes in School Nursing.

My sis failed pharm twice and went on to become a nurse.. and a darn good one. I know another girl who failed one semester, had to retake it and also went on to become a nurse. Sometimes we fail, but with perseverance we can succeed.

Specializes in Geriatrics, Geriatric Psych, Med/Surg.

I have a friend who took the LPN program twice. He passed and has since gone on to be a wonderful nurse. Anything worth having is worth working for.

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