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    Liz

    I thought I would reach out to other nursing students to see if I could get some needed advice regarding my predicament. I just finished my last semester RN in July of this year. The problem IS I did not pass my med/surg II class by 1.27%, however I did pass my ATI RN Comprehension with a 98% of pass NCLEX on the first attempt. I went through the appeals process with the director and she denied by appeal. I went through the VP of Student Academic Affairs and they as well denied my appeal. I wanted to get opinions on where I should go from here. Here is some backstory and additional information.
    In this program you must pass the ATI and the course to pass the program. After the med/surg II final was taken and graded the instructor decided to give 2 points because she felt two of the questions were difficult to answer. And lastly, I am personally friends with a past nursing student who was allowed to graduate and sit for her NCLEX even though she did not pass a component of the program. She did not pass the ATI Predictor. I expressed all of this information in appeal as well. All help is appreciated. Thank you fellow nurses.

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    Brooke

    Liz,
    I am sorry that you have to go through this situation. Doesn’t your school allow you to retake that Med surg II class over? My RN program allowed me to retake my Med-surg III class after failing it in December of 2014 by 1 percentage point. To graduate, I needed a 75% but instead I got a 74%. Alas, I retook the course this past spring and was doing okay academically at an 83% in my class. However, I was so focused on an upcoming exam that a clinical instructor decided to fail me because I did not inject a dose of insulin from a flex pen three weeks before graduation this past April 15th. He deemed me unsafe and suggested that I do the LPN program. I completed the LPN program on July 22 with straight A’s and I am currently studying for the NCLEX.

    Anyway, the first time I took Med-surg III we took the ATI test predictor the weekend before my final exam and I got a 98%. The ATI predictor exam results mean nothing if you are not passing the class. You cannot take your NCLEX and become an RN or LPN without passing all of your classes from an accredited program. I think your appeals were admirable and I am sorry that you did not have the same luck as your peer but this is a national standard. I have a friend who has failed the nursing program twice and is back to retaking Med-surg III again. Some things do not make any sense with regards to nursing school. I would try to see if you can get your LPN and go from there if time allows.

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    Brooke

    Liz,
    I am sorry that you have to go through this situation and that my response is written as another post. Anyhow, I was wondering doesn’t your school allow you to retake that Med surg II class over? My RN program allowed me to retake my Med-surg III class after failing it in December of 2014 by 1 percentage point. To graduate, I needed a 75% but instead I got a 74%. Alas, I retook the course this past spring and was doing okay academically at an 83% in my class. However, I was so focused on an upcoming exam that a clinical instructor decided to fail me because I did not inject a dose of insulin from a flex pen three weeks before graduation this past April 15th. He deemed me unsafe and suggested that I do the LPN program. I completed the LPN program on July 22 with straight A’s and I am currently studying for the NCLEX.

    Anyway, the first time I took Med-surg III we took the ATI test predictor the weekend before my final exam and I got a 98%. The ATI predictor exam results mean nothing if you are not passing the class. You cannot take your NCLEX and become an RN or LPN without passing all of your classes from an accredited program. I think your appeals were admirable and I am sorry that you did not have the same luck as your peer but this is a national standard. I have a friend who has failed the nursing program twice and is back to retaking Med-surg III again. Some things do not make any sense with regards to nursing school. I would try to see if you can get your LPN and go from there if time allows.

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