Don’t be afraid to try again
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Don’t be afraid to try again

Grant Byrne Second-year nursing student, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Dropping out of your nursing course may seem like failure, but not if you use the time to re-group and re-assess before applying to return

‘Failure is not fatal,’ so the saying goes, but it is fair to say that leaving my nursing course in 2015 felt like the death of my career.

Nursing Standard. 32, 9, 35-35. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.35.s40

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