Where I Failed

I went to the see the Pre-Nursing Advisor at FIU to find out why exactly I was not accepted into the BSN program. Long story short, it all came down to the C I got in Survey of Chemistry this past Spring semester. Yes, it did come down to that one grade, probably because the class was worth 4 credits. Had I gotten a B, I quite very likely would have made it into the program.

This makes me feel horrible. Honestly, it makes me feel this close to hating myself. I struggled with that class so much. Did I do the utmost best I could have? No, probably not. But I did do my best. It just wasn’t enough to get that extra points to a B. And I’m now paying for it.

I need to step away from this issue for a short time, a day or two; maybe the weekend. I need to not think about this, need to stop blaming myself for that C.

There are still a number of programs out there, a couple affordable, most private and expensive, but I cannot, will not let all the work I have done, all the hours studying, all the miles driven around town, all the personal situations this new path brought into our lives to be for nothing.

But not today.


  1. It’s good to know, at least. Of all the reasons you could be rejected, that’s one of the better ones, I think. It’s not insurmountable.


    • Sadly, no. FIU does not allow re-takes on their science pre-requisite classes. So I cannot take Survey of Chemistry again. What they do offer me is the option to take General Chemistry 1 and 2 and those grades would supersede the Survey grade.

      I face two issues with that option: First, cost – those two classes by themselves would be around $1500 when all is said and done. Second, I honestly don’t know if I have it in me. I struggled so much with Survey of Chem. Regular Chem for two semesters may be just way more than I can handle.

      This is part of what I have to ponder now for my next step.


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