How can i succeed? - page 2

I am a 25 yr. old nursing student in a diploma program, i finally finished by first year! I have been average in my studies, 85% but i want to do better and i have the desire to do better but i do... Read More

  1. by   TrudyRN
    Dear One, do use your summer to read ahead. See your Instructor-to-be and get her course outline, with the reading assignments, if possible. Then do those over the summer. If you can't get it, just read q chapter, outline it, teach it to your family or whoever else will listen. (When you have to teach someone else, you learn more.)

    Most students, I'd bet, do not read the assignments before the lectures. This is a mistake. You can only come out ahead, I think, by studying this summer.


    Do play and relax some. And don't feel you have to be an A student, as pointed out above. But do what feels right for you. And it sounds like you prefer to pre-read and I personally agree and wish you the very best.
  2. by   roxiejay
    For everyone who stated that once you've passed board you will be considered a nurse and not a nurse who made C's during school--i do totally agree to that but the thing is i want to pursue my education further. Right now i am in a diploma RN program after graduating i am going on to get my BSN, and after i've had my 2 years exp. i am serously thinking about going back to school and become a CRNA. Do your grades count as far as being accepted into these programs? Isn't there a mass amount of competition trying to get in? Do they not consider your grades as a factor?
  3. by   VegRN
    Quote from chuck1234
    Actually, some employers do ask for the GPA's...but they are minority...
    But who cares...there are so many jobs out there...if you don't take me, I will go to another place.
    The most important thing is your license.
    actually a lot of employers ask about grades and your GPA is generally included on your resume.

    In addition some new-to-practice orientation programs require at least a 3.0 to get into.
  4. by   VegRN
    Quote from roxiejay
    For everyone who stated that once you've passed board you will be considered a nurse and not a nurse who made C's during school--i do totally agree to that but the thing is i want to pursue my education further. Right now i am in a diploma RN program after graduating i am going on to get my BSN, and after i've had my 2 years exp. i am serously thinking about going back to school and become a CRNA. Do your grades count as far as being accepted into these programs? Isn't there a mass amount of competition trying to get in? Do they not consider your grades as a factor?
    Yes, yes, yes, grades are a big deal if you want to get into CRNA school. A 2.0 is not going to get you in. Your grades have to be high.
  5. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from roxiejay
    For everyone who stated that once you've passed board you will be considered a nurse and not a nurse who made C's during school--i do totally agree to that but the thing is i want to pursue my education further. Right now i am in a diploma RN program after graduating i am going on to get my BSN, and after i've had my 2 years exp. i am serously thinking about going back to school and become a CRNA. Do your grades count as far as being accepted into these programs? Isn't there a mass amount of competition trying to get in? Do they not consider your grades as a factor?
    Yes, it is very tough to get into CRNA school; do all you can to prepare. Check with the schools themselves to see what their GPA req's are.

    Do what you know is right for you.
    Last edit by TrudyRN on May 14, '07

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