Should I Continue Fighting For What I Want?

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i failed my 2rn classes because i had anxiety & a little bit of depression. i already sent my petition letter to rnschool 1month ago, but i didn't include the reasons why i know for a fact that it was these items that got in the way of my doing well. below is a paragraph i plan to send in an email to the head of the committee chair professor. should i send it or not-is it too late? my advisor told me last week they haven't sent out response letters yet. should i also write i am willing to take 1rn class this fall if there are no spots available to take both. i looked on the registrar & it showed the #spots still available.(mentalhealth-2, pedsob-4, patho-6, pharm-11) there are spots available!!!

i had a meeting w/ "name". we discussed reasons for me not succeeding in rnschool. i explained to him about my lack of social life &my previous meeting w/ professor ****, which i will address later, he concluded that the reason that i was not doing well was because i lacked a social life& had test anxiety. i agreed. i explained to *name* about the times when i did well on my exam. this is what i explained to him, i met w/ my mentalhealth teacher to go over my exam. during the appointment she gave me a new test packet& had me answer the questions that i had originally gotten wrong. because i was in a more relaxed setting & was not being timed, i answered alot of the questions correctly. later in the semester i made an appointment w/ *name* to discuss reasons for my not doing well. she too did this same exercise w/ me that *name* did. however this time she just pulled an exam out of her file (not one i had recently taken) & had me answer a few questions, i again answered alot of them correctly. there were a couple of times when i would spend time w/ a friend during the weeknight/weekend. before i went out i did my homework. that work that i completed, whether it was a care plan/reading material. i did well on even w/ the limited amount of time i had to complete it in.

i will also include some things that i will do different like, incorporate specific studying techniques, social networking, continuing exercizing, etc. is that too much to add?

MedSurgeMess

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Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

You can always try, but many times it still just boils down to if there is a seat available--you say that there are still seats available, but possibly not everyone has signed up yet--and what the school policy is on sitting out. Many schools require that you sit out for a year or longer before being able to return. Have all your ducks in a row, and good luck to you.

Whispera, MSN, RN

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Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

I think you need a plan for how you'll cope with your life stress AND still do better in school. What will you do differently?

VickyRN, MSN, DNP, RN

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nclady31

32 Posts

I agree with whispera. But to answer your question. I don't think you could regret sending in the additional info. But, if it were me and they denied me, I would always wonder if I HAD sent it in, it might have made a difference. Good luck.

SnowRain7489

155 Posts

nclady31 - thank you, i just realized that i need to ask myself these questions as quite often the anxiety part of me prevents me from doing certain things/asking certain things. those questions are: what is the worst thing that could happen and what would i feel if i did not do these things. i believe these questions can be applied to almost any situation i find difficult in confronting. i recently called an ex. even though he didn't call back i felt so good that i did it. first i was mentally very anxious, scaired, nervous, & timid, i asked myself these 2 questions, called him left a message, & i no longer had any of the above feelings!! i felt like i was in cloud 9.

Ms Nicholson

2 Posts

I think you should believe in yourself and study more. You need to stop stressing yourself!

You will make it through. Just stay in school.

Yes keep fighting

Good Luck, and I wish you well.

Ms Nicholson

2 Posts

:bugeyes: I think you should believe in yourself and study more. You need to stop stressing yourself!

You will make it through. Just stay in school.

Yes keep fighting

Good Luck, and I wish you well.

FlyingScot, RN

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Specializes in Peds/Neo CCT,Flight, ER, Hem/Onc.

If you want them to take you seriously I would lose the "I don't have a social life" part of the letter. Quite frankly they don't care whether you have tons of friends or live with 40 cats. It makes it sound like you aren't taking responsibility for yourself. The test anxiety is an entirely different animal. It is a recognized learning disability. I would have those professors that re-tested you in their offices write letters on your behalf. I am curious though, when you say you got "alot right" when you were re-tested does that mean you got enough correct answers to pass the test or you did a little better than on the original tests? If it's the latter I wouldn't send the letter because you haven't made your case for test anxiety and it will actually make you look worse in their eyes. If you add your plan for being successful in this letter do not add the bit about social-networking and exercising. Again, they really don't care about those things even if they pay lip-service. Sorry if this sounds like I'm being mean, I'm really trying to help keep you from "stepping in it" which you are about to do if you send the letter in the same format as you have posted here.

SnowRain7489

155 Posts

Flyingscot: You are saying that I should not put down the part about exercising/social engagements? What should I put down then?

Everyone: I have since made a new document about what I will send. Please read it and give me comments. I appreciate it thanks! clock is ticking...

What I will do.doc

FlyingScot, RN

2,016 Posts

Specializes in Peds/Neo CCT,Flight, ER, Hem/Onc.

I'd keep everything in the document but the exercise and social networking stuff. The study and test taking plans are very well done. That is what the school is going to want to see. I understand that the exercise and social networking aspect is important to you (and it is) but it really has no bearing on you academically. You could live alone and never have a phone call but still do well in school. Many people do. Stick to the education component and you will have a better leg to stand on.

SnowRain7489

155 Posts

ok flyingscott i just thought that i should put it in because the times when i had a friend to go out w/ i did well on my work. should i put that i put in a request for a roomate or is that a part of social networking. i already wrote in my petition that this was in part of the reason why i did not do well.

should i write i am willing to take 1rn class this fall if there are no spots available to take both. what can i write to show that i am taking responsiblity. just to let yall know i have already told them that i am a student at sylvan & there i am working on test anxiety, note-taking, & study strategies and am taking a class at a community college which teaches students about listening, critical thinking, and note-taking skills. i just thought that writing an additional letter on specific info of these items will show them what i will do differently.

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