Starting Over

Nursing Students Excelsior


I am in a bad spot at this time. I started at the top of my class for the first 3 semesters. During the third semester my brother passed away and it really took a toll on me and in my last semester (which ran together with the 3rd semester) I failed my last class. I went to repeat the class and found out that I had to have surgery. I took a test 4 days after the surgery and failed, of course, and was told that there wasn't anything I could do about it so I marched on thinking I could recover and I just couldnt recover. Found out once the class was over I found out there were options for me during the semester but because the semester was over it was "too late". I was one point away from passing. I am crushed to say the least. I plan on getting my LPN, but it is hard finding a job in a hospital as LPN these days and I have to wait 5 years to enter a transition program. That is the worst part for me. So now I am trying to find out if I can start completely over in another RN program. From the first class, just do it all again, that's better than having to wait 5 years. I was in the top of my class and unfortunately things just seem to happen all at the wrong time and now I am trying to find out what else I can do, I want my RN I am not dumb or incapable just have horrible circumstances.

Specializes in Occ. Hlth, Education, ICU, Med-Surg.

petition the program...if what you say is true, and you can document it, then exceptions can be made at an administrative level

Specializes in Medical-Surgical, Education, Community Health.

Sounds like you went through hell and back-- I'm sorry for your loss.

Is Excelsior an option for you??


Dave thank you for the suggestion but unfortunately I have contacted Excelsior and they said I can not apply for their program since I failed the program mentioned above

I went to the chair, dean and the head of the dept. No one was interested in helping me. I am thinking of going to the president of the school I don't know if it will help, but I am just hoping and praying the God will show me the right path to take in this unfortunate situation. I had another sit down with them yesterday and it came to my attention that I was also lied to and that no one seems to know the school policies and will just say anything. I am struggling to accept being one point away form passing and going form the top of the class to the bare bottom. Thank you for your suggestion. If you can think of anything else please let me know.

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