I think now is the right time to tell you guys about this. I kept it a secret for a while because I was still trying to cope with the situation. I knew there was a chance I would probably not make it to the passing grade. I was really upset with myself and my professors. I felt like there was a lack of support and help. I wish I knew what I was getting myself into before I entered the program. I keep asking myself what if I had practiced nclex style questions before entering, read books about test taking strategies, paired up with someone who was already in the program, or who was doing well. There is so much what if, maybe, and buts going through my mind. I worked so hard, always did well in school, gave up my job, trying to survive off on loans, and gave up my social life. Was it all a waste?
My plan is to retake the nursing one course in the fall 2017. God willing. Right now, I am in the process of looking for a job. I need money to help pay bills and save up to pay for the course again. I plan on reading test strategies books and start reading the “Fundamentals of Nursing” book so I can get a head start. My goal is to leave the course with an 85 or higher.
Motto: Knowing in your heart that you could never do anything but nursing. -Anonymous