12 Comments

  1. Shelby

    Hi
    I am taking my prerequisites right now for RN, I am currently getting a B- for my biology 160 (general Biology) and a B for my psychology.
    The college that I am going to is apparently very comptetitive in Nursing. I am so frustrated right now and do not know what to do.
    I am planning to repeat the Biology class. What should I do?

  2. Danielle

    I have recently failed my third class at my second nursing school. Tried a two year program right when I turned 21 and didn’t take it so seriously. After that about two years later I joined another program once again failing my second semester. When does one give up. I want nothing more to be a nurse and I still have another chance at this current rn school but I just feel so defeated. Everytime is it only by one point as well

  3. Yana

    hi
    I was in LPN PROGRAM
    I was about to graduate in 4 months got dropped because of clinicles
    I gave an insulin without the present if license nurse
    They promise me for reentrance but they denied for previous mistakes that I have done during the clinicles
    No one performs 100% job on clinicles
    That their excuse for denial
    Pleas advise me
    Thnx

    • Lexy Herboso

      Yana, based off of the way you present yourself in this comment, I wouldn’t readmit you either. Work on professionalism. Work on admitting mistakes and think realistically how you could prevent yourself from doing the same mistakes. (these are things instructors look for in a student nurse)

      Also, I’m unsure how your program is, BUT in mine we have 6 Rights to check 3 times in the process of administering medications (1 check as we are pulling the meds another before we go to the pt and the last is at bedside after identifying the pt and allergies). These are not to be of inconvenience to you as a student but to prevent you as a future nurse from harming or potentially KILLING your patient. Keep this in mind.

      From the sound of it your mistakes show that you think you know what you are doing and feel as if you do not need the clinical instructors there. This is a huge mistake. If you show that you are not willing to learn or be safe or own your mistakes or if you show that you feel as if you know it all and don’t ask questions throughout the day, then there is no way any instructor will allow you to continue. The reason why is because this makes a careless nurse who will make mistakes that are fatal.

      So, from learning these things about yourself you should take it in, understand you can change for the better. As long as you are hungry for knowledge and to correct mistakes you will be a better student and eventually have that dream job of being there for those who need someone as an advocate and caretaker.

      Also, why do you want to be a nurse. Be honest. If it is for the money find another career.

    • Rachal

      Hi,
      I got through the quite similar situation and totally understood how you feel.
      You must have depressed and frustrated so much.
      I hope you can get over it as soon as possible.

      To be fair, I am an international student that is one of my excuses.
      In this case, it happens and is mostly accepted in my country but here is not.
      I admitted it was caused from my regardless behaviour but my different background as well.

      Just take care yourself, dear.

  4. Chinonyelum Edeh

    This website sounds incredibly useful. I’m yet to start my AD Nursing program this Fall. I’m really scared and don’t know how to face my first nursing course.

  5. Thomas Dee

    Hi Nicole
    I’m interested in learning how to interpret the NCLEX questions. Could you lead me in the right direction. What I have seen online in the free membership section has intrigued me to want more. Do you have a specific course that deals with interpretation of the question (what is it asking). Could you lead me in the right direction. Also, if you have a newsletter, I would like to receive it.

    Thank you for your time,
    Tom D

  6. Miclele

    Hi. I failed the 3rd semester of RN school last month. It took me 7 years, including waiting 2 years on waitlist, to get into nursing school. Unfortunately, I can not repeat the semester, I have to start all over or become a LVN and work one year and reapply into the program. I am very depressed about this situation. The programs is California are very difficult to get into to and it’s such a long process. I don’t know what to do.

    • Hi Miclele,

      It’s not hopeless, you mentioned a couple viable options in your message. It’s not the end of the world to start over, and becoming an LVN then completing a bridge program to RN is also a great option. If you have the flexibility, looking for programs outside of California can also be an option. I know it can feel devastating to have this happen, but there are lots of people out there who have failed at some point, then went on to become great nurses. Good luck!

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