What constitutes flunking out?

  1. I'm just curious about what kind of grades could cause a person to "flunk" out....I've read that you must have all A's & B's, which probably makes sense since you ARE dealing with people's lives, but I was just wondering if this is correct or what the real deal is.

    I've heard about people dropping out, but I don't know if it is becuase of grades or just that people realized that it wasn't for them or whatever.
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  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   Qwiigley
    Flunking out in our program is the second "C"
  4. by   AL bug
    For us,after the 2nd C, you are evaluated to see if you can continue in the program. After the 3rd C, you just go home.

    Oh and the grading scale is 94-100=A, 87-93=B, 80-86=C. I am in West Virginia now, but I moved here from Alabama to go to school. This grading scale is different from the one I was accustomed to (70-80=C,80-90=B,90-100=A).
  5. by   RNConnieF
    75 or below, not maintaining a 75 test average, a "not satisfactory" on individual clinical componets.
  6. by   nilepoc
    two B- in core classes, and I think those are in the mid 80's range. Also must have GPA > 3.0, and a B- == 2.67 when figuring your GPA so you have to stay awake.
  7. by   WntrMute2
    Same here as Al bug

    For us,after the 2nd C, you are evaluated to see if you can continue in the program. After the 3rd C, you just go home.

    Oh and the grading scale is 94-100=A, 87-93=B, 80-86=C.
    You also can't get a C in any course directly related to anesthesia. Only Cs are allowed in things like research, stats, micro, chemistry.
  8. by   MICU RN
    I don't know what it is like at other undergrad. nursing progams, but both the AD and RN/BSN programs I went to had a seven point grading scale 94-100 =A ect. however there was no limit to the number of c's you could get , but less than 77= F. I often felt this was unfair b/c what if you wanted to apply to grad. school other than nursing, after obtaining a BSN? You would be competing with other appl.'s who were on 10 point gradind scales for their udergrad. work.
  9. by   smiling_ru
    Out with the second C, same grading scale 94-100 =A. Or failure in clinical area (graded pass/ fail)
  10. by   u-r-sleeepy
    One C allowed here - after that - buh-bye! You also have to "balance" your 1 C with an A - you can't just sail thru with all the rest being Bs...

    My first day of clinical was the third of class - held concurrent with academics.... Also, clinical grading is critical to your survival here. One major "boo-boo" in clinical and you're on probation. The second minor or major "boo-boo" - you're out! Zippo-zilch-nada - you're all done!

    Don't ask me how I like my school....
  11. by   London88
    You can ge by with a C in the core credits at the university, but all anesthesia courses require a B minimum before progressing to the next anesthesia course.
  12. by   jenac
    In my LPN program, an average final grade of 80% or below in any class was failing- and out you go, very unceremoniously! The catch is- you could have straight A's (does THAT ever really happen.....) and still fail a clinical with an unsatisfactory- and you're instantly out. Although, most of the instructors were good about giving you warnings if you had a problem, and offering extra help.
  13. by   Jimz31
    When you guys say "out with the second "C"" etc. Are you talking about per test or second "C" overall. I have a feeling you are probably talking about "C"'s on tests.
  14. by   TexasCRNA
    U-R sleepy,
    ok you got me curious?? What gives with your program? You don't have to name the program but what is the deal??

    You can't open the can without spilling it!! Lee

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