Grading Scale - page 2

What is or was your nursing school grading scale? Ours is 77% for a C, 83% for a B and 93% for an A. A few students are upset because it seems to lessen our chances of going on to get accepted into... Read More

  1. by   bleppity
    Mine is 93-100 for A, 85-92 for B, 78-84 for C. 77 or less is F.
  2. by   morte
    hmmmm , now i am showing my age, i suppose.....when i went to hs 60 was passing....a D-....however one of the local private hs was 70....the knowledge gained was roughly the same.....ie the 60 was as hard to get at my school as the 70 was at the other.....
    as was stated previously, any instructor who has the gall to state they have never given as A, is commenting on their own teaching, as much as the students performance....and should be told that very fact
  3. by   nursecher
    At the community college where I am taking pre-req's the grading scale is
    90% A
    80%B
    70% C
    60% F

    At the diploma nursing school I start in January, the scale is:

    93%=A
    87% = B
    80%=C
    Anything below is failing!
    :stone
  4. by   classicdame
    In the end a point or two will not make that much difference. Always try to do your best, regardless.
  5. by   Reno1978
    Mine looks like this:

    A = 93 or >
    A- = 90-92.9
    B+ = 87-89.9
    B = 84-86.9
    B- = 81-83.9
    C+ = 78-80.9
    C = 75-77.9
    C- = 72-74.9
    D+ = 69-71.9
    D = 66-68.9
    D- = 63-65.9
    F = <63

    You must maintain a C average, or you're booted out of the nursing program. This grading scale is used throughout the university.
  6. by   LinZ_956
    92-100= A
    89-91= B+
    83-88= B
    75-82= C

    Below that, it doesn't matter, because we have to have at least a C to pass.

    Ok, getting on soapbox--I don't see how the different grading scale helps that much...if anything, it's a pain in the butt, because the rest of our college is on the 90-100= A; 97-89= B+; 80-86= B, etc...I would rather see tougher admission standards, that way we wouldn't be weeding out people halfway through the semester. I don't see how the one point difference between a 74 and a 75 can make a person that much more capable of being a nurse, but hey, what do I know. BTW, this comes from someone with an extremely high GPA...I just hate seeing people that would make intelligent, well-rounded nurses "weeded out" because of a point. If the curriculum is appropriately challenging, I don't see why there needs to be a tougher grading scale to accompany it.
  7. by   justrissy
    At my tech. school where I am a 2nd semester nursing student our grading scale is as follows:
    A 94-100
    A- 92-93
    B+ 90-91
    B 86-89
    B- 84-85
    C+ 82-83
    C 80-81
    F <80

    Pretty strict but we have a very high rate of passing the NCLEX
  8. by   Montessori Mommy
    My school grades as follows:
    A+ 95-100 4.0
    A 90-94 3.66
    B+ 85-89 3.33
    B 80-84 3.0
    Anything below an 80 is a failure.

    You are allowed to fail and then retake one class during your two years, which includes an intensive 5 week, 24 hour/week summer med surg clinical. If you fail a second class, you are out of the program with no chance to reapply.

    Our school has had a 100% NCLEX passing rate for the past two years!

    Beth
    Last edit by Montessori Mommy on Nov 3, '06
  9. by   slou!
    Mine is--
    100-93: A
    92-90: A-
    89-87: B+
    86-83: B
    82-80:B
    79-77: C+
    76-75:C
    anything below here not passing
    74-70:C-
    69-60<-- I could not figure out why was showing up, until I realized a : + a D would make that face, lol. I meant a D, not a !
    Below 60:F

    My high schools was, A's (I don't remember the range like - or +) 100-92, B's 91-83, C's 82-74, D's 73-65, 64 and under is failing. At first when I got to college I thought the grading system was going to be better because an 80 would could as a B or a 90 would count as an A, but then again a 74 is also failing!

    Oh yeah, and you can also get one letter grade less than C, and then after that you are out. That is pretty scary!
    Last edit by slou! on Nov 3, '06
  10. by   slou!
    Quote from LinZ_956
    Ok, getting on soapbox--I don't see how the different grading scale helps that much...if anything, it's a pain in the butt, because the rest of our college is on the 90-100= A; 97-89= B+; 80-86= B, etc...I would rather see tougher admission standards, that way we wouldn't be weeding out people halfway through the semester. I don't see how the one point difference between a 74 and a 75 can make a person that much more capable of being a nurse, but hey, what do I know. BTW, this comes from someone with an extremely high GPA...I just hate seeing people that would make intelligent, well-rounded nurses "weeded out" because of a point. If the curriculum is appropriately challenging, I don't see why there needs to be a tougher grading scale to accompany it.
    I agree with that so much! I hate that I could get a 74.56% and that would be FAILING, but if I got a 75 it would suddenly be all OK!
  11. by   Ms. Mad
    a + 98-100
    a 95-97
    a - 90-94
    b + 88-89
    b 85-87
    b - 80-84
    c + 78-79
    c 75-77
    c- 70-74

    anything below a c is failing. tests = 60% of grade. final is 40% you can repeat one class if you receive a failing mark. if you fail a second class you are out of the program.

    this is for my school in ny. (kingsborough)
  12. by   Britt.MSN2b.Drexel'11
    at drexel U we have a plus/minus system.

    A+
    97-100
    A
    93-96
    A-
    90-92
    B+
    87-89
    B
    83-86
    B-
    80-82
    C+
    77-79

    <76 = Failure
  13. by   sweetpea123
    The grading scale in my BSN program is:
    95-100 A
    91-94 B+
    87-90 B
    84-86 C+
    80-83 C
    C is required to pass.
    My classmates and I were very concerned with this grade scale as it is more challenging than the other departments on campus. And yes, if I am compared to someone who went to a school where they *only* needed a 90 for an A, then their GPA might look artificially higher than my 90 for a B. We also had issues with state scholarships that require certain GPAs but don't take into account the difference in scores required for grades in the different academic departments. The voicing of our concerns got us nothing but a pat on the shoulder. If you really want to know how graduate schools handle this issue, contact their admissions department. Or you can always work the grade scale into your personal statement i.e. "I met the challenge of the most demanding academic grade scale on campus by...blah blah blah". Of course, you're going to need a decent GPA for them to even look at your personal statement but you get my drift.

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