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RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???

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Specializes in Tele, OB, public health. Has 8 years experience.

RNs, did you fail any of your nursing courses?

  1. 1. RNs, did you fail any of your nursing courses?

    • 173
      No, I passed them all the first time
    • 21
      Yes, I failed One course
    • 9
      Yes, I failed MORE than one course

108 members have participated

Given he Glut of threads I have encountered lately about people failing their nursing course once or multiple times, I decided to submit a poll. My main motivation stems from the obligatory post from someone responding to these threads with "Don't give up! I knew someone who failed 30 times, failed NCLEX 6 times and is the best nurse I know! Never give up on your dreeeeaams!!!!!!!!" (Insert sparkles, rainbows, and unicorns vomiting up glitter)

So ladies and gents, here's my question: Did you fail any of your nursing courses? To keep it as simple as possible, let's limit this particular poll to:

1. RNs

2. Only the actual nursing courses, not the science pre-reqs

3. Licensed RNs only please

I would certainly like to see variations of this, LPNs, the science courses, etc. But for now, lets limit it to the above

Edited by dinah77

Never failed any nursing courses and I could not afford to fail nclex cause I could barely afford to take the test just one time! But I say don't give up....the money end would have been my stopcock....not the courage end!

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Nope. No failures, thank goodness and passed NCLEX on the first attempt. I personally do not think people should be allowed to take NCLEX more than three times. That, however, is a debate for another thread.

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

nope no failures. Pretty much sealed your fate in my program. If you failed, it was pretty much given you would not make it.

No. Never failed any classes, tests, passed NCLEX on the first time.

I know 3 friends that failed out. One remained an LPN and did not come back again. The other two reapplied, failed out again, and are now school shopping with no luck. One of those ladies is unable to admit that she doesn't have the critical thinking skills, nor the self-awareness to make lifelong positive changes.

AJJKRN

Specializes in Medical-Surgical/Float Pool/Stepdown. Has 6+ years experience.

nope no failures. Pretty much sealed your fate in my program. If you failed, it was pretty much given you would not make it.

This is how my program was. Never failed any classes, kept a 4.0 with pre-reqs to even be considered, and passed the NCLEX the first time with 75 questions. My school has maintained a 99-100% NCLEX pass rate for a few decades. We would start with about 40+ students and then about a third usually will fail-out by the second semester. :drowning: They do take students twice a year.

annie.rn

Has 21 years experience.

Never failed a class. Passed NCLEX first time.

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

Oh and I passed NCLEX first time. 100% of our class passed first time.

Had a 4.0 entering, graduated with a 4.0

Everline

Specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

I passed all of my courses and passed NCLEX on the first try. That being said, I do know people who failed one class, repeated it, and eventually went on to graduate. In my program, you couldn't fail more than once and stay in the program.

Momma1RN, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Never failed a nursing course and passed NCLEX on the first attempt in 75 questions. I know someone who graduated 10+ years ago and has been trying to pass NCLEX ever since..... :/

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I've never failed any nursing courses.

I withdrew from a philosophy course a couple of weeks after starting because I expected it to be an easy 'A' grade. However, at that time I could not handle the higher-order train of thought required to succeed in that course.

I withdrew from A&P I before completing it the next semester. I did the same for microbiology. I've withdrawn from every remedial / developmental math course I've ever attempted over the past 15 years because I've fallen hopelessly behind.

I passed NCLEX-PN on my first attempt with the minimum of 85 questions. I passed NCLEX-RN on the first attempt with the 75 question minimum.

No failures for me and passed the NCLEX on first attempt. I could barely afford the Program and tortured myself by studying non-stop. I was a nervous wreck in nursing school. For nursing one's first test , I failed and I resigned from my job of 5 years that same week. I thought to myself that I couldn't spend another 5 years in that job and plus I couldn't afford to pay for that nursing class again. I made uniform out of my regular clothes, car pooled for clinicals , and kept my life simple. For every nursing class /semester completed, I would ask my mom to treat me for dinners and drinks with my friends.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

No. If you failed a class you pretty much got kicked out. And passing was 70, not 65. If you were a low 70, "they" looked for a way to weed you out.

I passed my boards the only time I sat as well.

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics.

No failures. I had student loans and living on my own at 31, so I couldn't afford to fail. Passed my licensing exam on the first attempt also, since my employment depended on it.

dinah77, ADN

Specializes in Tele, OB, public health. Has 8 years experience.

I just realized that you can see who voted for what-is there a way to make this anonymous? Publicly shaming is NOT my intent!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I just realized that you can see who voted for what-is there a way to make this anonymous? Publicly shaming is NOT my intent!
It is now an anonymous poll. :)

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

I've withdrawn from a handful of general ed classes, within the first couple of weeks when it became apparent that I had too much on my plate. I didn't want to pass, I wanted A's; I got them in most of my classes. In my nursing program, 78% or higher was passing for every exam, every final grade. We could fail one time. Two classmates had to repeat the final semester; one because of her performance in clinicals, the other for her approx. 75% grade in Advanced Nursing (lecture). Hopefully they passed their second try...I didn't stay in the state and graduated before the advent of Facebook so am not sure.

melmarie23, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D/Maternity nursing.

Nope. Never failed any courses. Passed the NCLX in 75 questions, first time.