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tining has 23 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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Congrats for doing so well on the exit hesi.

Can you not simply take Peds this summer and be done with them and get what you want?  Unless you were expelled you should be able to retake the course.  I remember a nurse was flunked after the baby's mother took off the ID bracelet to give baby a bath, left and then the student came to give meds with instructor and did not have proper ID to give med.  That student repeated class and graduated.  

If you can repeat I advise to put your grievances aside put your head down and fly under the radar.  If a whole group of you are talking over discrepancies and problems in the hallway than you have been dumped in the agitator category.  Remember it is who you associate yourself with that gives you a reputation.   

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Your situation is a bummer. It sounds like you worked hard and had a tough time of it. 

On the question of oversleeping and missing your project: I have the personality of a Hermione— never late with assignments, always sitting in the front row with my hand up, super annoying. It drives me BATSH*T BANANAS when students miss projects, or show up late to clinical, etc etc and then are just passed on through anyway. I say that knowing that I’m a human, and I could easily make a similar mistake someday. And if I do, honestly, I think it’s fair for me to fail the class. Even if I got a flat tire, or the flu, or my babysitter didn’t show up.  Because it is so disrespectful to the kids who were there on time (some of whom probably had similarly difficult situations) if you can just miss a major end-of-year project and get waved on through to the finish line. 

None of that actually answers your questions. But I just had to get it off my chest. I’m not saying you won’t be a good nurse; I’m not saying you’re a bad person; I’m not saying you should give up on your dream. You’ll be a great nurse, I’m sure. But that will be after you finish a program by fulfilling the requirements, NOT once a lenient professor just says “Oh ok fine, just let him graduate” after you’ve messed up. 

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Alex_RN has 3 years experience and works as a RN.

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I saw a lot of personality-based inequality in my program, so I totally believe you. Several people I knew were flunked out at the last minute. Most of them transferred their credits to a different school in the same corporation and became LVNs instead of RNs, then started working while doing a LVN to RN ladder program to get their RN license, then finish their BSNs in another program after that.

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If what you're saying about professors giving points back on exams to certain students is true then that's a really serious issue. On the other hand sleeping through a presentation is bad and it gives them a reason to fail you. Is this school a standalone school of nursing or part of a bigger University?

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This is very similar to an experience I had with my nursing school. One of my teachers was emotionally abusive towards me and my other clinical members agreed. I was constantly defending myself. She told us that we could use nursing diagnoses that were not nanda nursing diagnoses when doing our care plans. When we did case studies she told us her opinion about how to treat someone and took points off if we did not use her way but used to books treatments. She contradicted the book when she told us her opinion. Her tests were exactly from Quizlet which my classmates found out about. I felt like this was cheating and so I did not use these questions and studied the content. But I ended up not passing the class by 0.5 points while they got to go onto the next rotation. I told the director of our program about this and she did not care. Another clinical group cheated during there test and none of them were kicked out. Nursing school is hard sometimes it feels like the teachers don't remember that they were once in our shoes. The director of our program just cared that they had 100% pass rates. They say on that first day that they are supportive but in actuality they are not supportive they are still weeding you out like they did in the pre-reqs. 

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