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So I just failed out of Nursing School, is there hope after?

Hello all,

So last week I found out that I failed Nursing School. I was 1% away from passing and was devastated that I was THAT close to passing. I was in an advanced Med-Surg class in my 3rd semester. When I went to talk to the director of the class she said that I can transfer to other schools but I heard from a counselor at another school that no nursing schools do not take students that fail twice. Also, my 2nd F on my transcript caused me to drop to a 2.4, .1 short of minimum GPA requirements for other schools. I don't wanna waste time taking irrelevant classes just to raise it again and if I do my recency of my sciences will be non-void and I will have to take those again and I don't want to because I got all B's on those. Should I even bother applying to other community colleges? Should I try applying for the LVN boards? I'm trying to stay positive but with my GPA dropping below minimum and the fact that my director and my professor kind of leaving me in the dust its been difficult. I don't know if I should look into private schools, hope that other schools will take a student with a 2.4 average, or just bow down and move on knowing I tried my best. Thanks.

Raviepoo specializes in hospice.

Can you do an LPN program and then try again?

Can you do an LPN program and then try again?

I'm not sure about going for an LVN because I heard if you reach a certain point in my program you can already challenge the LVN boards, and I read here thats its more difficult than RN school. And forking out extra money for private school is my last resort. I was thinking about advanced placement but I think thats only for students in good standing (no fails). Thanks for your reply.

Not all states allow you to do that (challenge the boards), so you will have to find out where your state stands on that. As far as applying elsewhere, most schools (even private) have a minimum GPA requirement for nursing school. Check you options, and maybe have a sit down with your academic advisor.

Not all states allow you to do that (challenge the boards), so you will have to find out where your state stands on that. As far as applying elsewhere, most schools (even private) have a minimum GPA requirement for nursing school. Check you options, and maybe have a sit down with your academic advisor.

Thanks I'll try to look around. I just feel so lost and with my low GPA I feel like its the end. Private school is my last resort but I did not want to go that route.

NurseGirl525 specializes in ICU.

You've failed 2 nursing schools now? Maybe it is time to hang it up. A degree from a private, expensive school won't be worth anything. There is a reason it is so expensive. They charge a lot to give a degree to anyone. Then no one will hire you and you will owe a ton of money. Unless you can figure out why you are failing, I would hang it up. No reason to keep wasting money.

You can't retake the course?

I did write an appeal letter to get back in, but that won't be looked at until late February. I failed twice in one program so I was dismissed.

can you just start all over that may be an option for you

Im not sure if my science pre reqs will still be applicable due to recency. Im nearing the 7 year recency deadline and if I spend time getting my gpa back up its going to be up.

You've failed 2 nursing schools now? Maybe it is time to hang it up. A degree from a private, expensive school won't be worth anything. There is a reason it is so expensive. They charge a lot to give a degree to anyone. Then no one will hire you and you will owe a ton of money. Unless you can figure out why you are failing, I would hang it up. No reason to keep wasting money.

I didn't fail 2 nursing schools, I failed 2 classes in one program. I already know what I did wrong in the two classes I failed, and I am willing to try again if given another chance. but by the looks of my situation I'm not sure if I should move on to other things

ICUman specializes in Cardiac Cath Lab.

You've failed 2 nursing schools now? Maybe it is time to hang it up.

The poster came here for consolation and advice, not to be kicked while already down.

Telling them to throw in the towel does not help.

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