Failing a Skills Lab (LPN)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:01 Failing a skills lab. This is the worst.

    00:05 You feel like your life is over when you're a student, You feel like a failure.

    00:11 Well, it's not true.

    00:14 There's a reason it didn't make sense or just come easy to you.

    00:18 So what can we do? Well, evaluate what you did wrong.

    00:23 Be honest with yourself here. Did I practice? Is this a same skill I wasn't completely comfortable with in the lab? Did I go to all the open practice labs and receive help? Ask for feedback because your faculty does want you to pass.

    00:42 It doesn't make us feel good to see you fail.

    00:45 We want to see you succeed.

    00:49 So you need to examine the next steps.

    00:52 And the good thing with nursing school, it's not a usual, you fail one thing and you're out of the program.

    00:59 Your syllabus usually is going to state, how many attempts you have? You may have at least two other chances to pass but this is program specific.

    01:10 Also, talk to your faculty. We want you to ask questions.

    01:15 Yes, ask questions.

    01:17 Otherwise, how else are you going to learn? You may want to see what you can review.

    01:23 If you can practice in the lab before the next checkoff.

    01:27 Talk with your faculty.

    01:29 Take constructive feedback on what you did wrong.

    01:33 Now review materials and practice, practice and oh, practice again until you have it on muscle memory and you can repeat the steps without your notes.

    01:48 Hang in there. This is a speed bump in the road.

    01:53 It happens and doesn't mean you can't be successful as a nurse and then your program.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Failing a Skills Lab (LPN) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Build Confidence for Skills Lab (LPN) (Nursing).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. To pass skills lab, practice is necessary.
    2. Open skills lab allows you to practice.
    3. Be willing to take constructive feedback.
    4. The faculty does not want students to pass.
    5. A student nurse who fails skills lab the first time will be kicked out of the program.

    Author of lecture Failing a Skills Lab (LPN)

     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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