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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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In the defense of the OP I often post during breaks at clinical using a cell phone. This modality is far more likely to produce errors. Also, I find when I am emotional about issues that I make more errors. Also when my SO is around I make more errors because she doesn’t approve of forums such as this for me since I have a tendency to rant about issues she believes should be private.

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TriciaJ has 38 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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21 hours ago, caliotter3 said:

Tricia, I thought the very same thing but I bend over backwards so as not to be accused of criticizing.  Sometimes I think too much tongue and lip biting is not doing the person asking for advice much good.

Yes, I prepared to get flamed.  But to not say anything just seemed cruel.  Like not letting someone know their tire looked flat.

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TriciaJ has 38 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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18 hours ago, myoglobin said:

In the defense of the OP I often post during breaks at clinical using a cell phone. This modality is far more likely to produce errors. Also, I find when I am emotional about issues that I make more errors. Also when my SO is around I make more errors because she doesn’t approve of forums such as this for me since I have a tendency to rant about issues she believes should be private.

Fair enough.  I hope that is the case here.  But in case it isn't, it did seem kinder to give the OP a heads up.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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2 hours ago, TriciaJ said:

Fair enough.  I hope that is the case here.  But in case it isn't, it did seem kinder to give the OP a heads up.

Well if you are correct perhaps his troubles started with plagiarism or inappropriate procurement of a paper to offset limitations in writing skill or ability.  In which case I would recommend something like Grammarly .com which while ridiculously expensive is highly effective especially if combined with software like PERRLA to help with APA (without which I would have never been able to make it through school given that my APA formatting and reference skills are still deficient).  

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I thought Grammarly was free.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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2 minutes ago, caliotter3 said:

I thought Grammarly was free.

I think they have a free version, but the one with bells and whistles is something like $20.00 per month.

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TriciaJ has 38 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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In all fairness I didn't see any glaring grammatical errors.  Mostly just rambling and less than coherent.  It could very well have been typical of a phone vent.  But just in case it wasn't, I did want to remind OP to be careful in written communications to professors.  When you're in a vulnerable spot and you need others to consider you favourably, every little thing can make the difference.

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6 hours ago, TriciaJ said:

Yes, I prepared to get flamed.  But to not say anything just seemed cruel.  Like not letting someone know their tire looked flat.

No flaming. Your reply was a well worded honest opinion. With good intent. OP stated she wanted opinions. I happen to agree as well. 

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On 7/13/2019 at 3:25 PM, TriciaJ said:

I really debated with myself before writing this post, because quite often I come across as pedantic and no one wants to hear it.  Then I reread where you said you were looking for advice, so here goes:

I believe how we write says as much about us as how we dress and present ourselves personally.  You original post has typos and huge walls of text that should have been arranged into paragraphs.  It was also difficult to follow the course of events.

You made several references to written communication with your professors.  Did you take care to write concisely and professionally, or is the above post a fair example?  I'm sorry; it just didn't leave a very favourable impression.  If I was trying to determine if a student should be readmitted I would be less likely to advocate in that person's favour.

I might be way out in left field here.  I may be one of the very few people in the world who notices or cares about such things.  In that case, carry on.  I do believe however, that one's written communication style can go a long way to help or hinder one's efforts.

Good luck in any case.

I agree entirely. You worded this much more eloquently than I would have been able to. 

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You have three options:

1. Hire an attorney, which will be way more than $7,000, has no guarantee of success and, if successful, will likely place a target on your head. 

2. Quit and start another program. A few credits may transfer, depending on the school you attended and the school you ultimately enroll in. 

3.  Jump through the hoops set up for you. I’m not sure what “mistakes (plural?!?) with academic integrity” are, but you may still encounter the target issue due to your past  (and current, frankly) actions. I would imagine the extra hoops you are encountering now are merely the beginning of your issues.

 

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I have been falsely accused of things. Vindication is a long and sometimes bitter road. That being said:

The original post is a semi-incoherent rant.

When I did my head to toe assessment class, back in ancient times, we had to know the 12 cranial nerves. 

I even learned a time honored mnemonic device for the occasion.

There was no mystery about it, and nobody in my class failed.

I used friends and family as volunteers.

Not sure if this is the case here, but I see a ton of posts about combining full time NP study with full time work.

I wish any person well, but perhaps you are not cut out to be an NP

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