:angryfire I have almost hit my breaking point with school, i am set to graduate in the spring of 2007, but my class mates and i have encountered a problem. In the middle of our two year program ( we are going for our associates degree) the faculty changed our program. In nursing 1 and 2 we were granted four test grades as well as three math test grades and 3 care plan grades that resulted in our final grades. They used a grading system that is very hard to understand but in a nut shell if we passed all three math tests we would get an additional 10-15 points added to our final grade which could push those on the edge over to passing. On our first day of this semester, we were told that our math grades no longer matter, other than the fact that if we dont pass them we get kicked out of the program, add to this the fact that our care plan grades dont even kick in until after we get the required grade to pass. I just feel like we are being set up to fail, perhaps i am just frustrated and venting, but i would like to know if all schools are like this, or if i am just over reacting. I look forward to any input anyone can give me. Thanks.
Nov 11, '06
[font=book antiqua]the only problem i have with this is that schools should not change the rules for a graduating class. if they want to make improvements in their curriculum they should start with a new class. perhaps you should go to the dean of your nursing school and express your concerns. if they won't relent, you should adjust and be flexible. why quit now? math skills are mandatory. passing them is a pre-requisite to continuing in a nursing program. however, they may be responding to requirements from a credentialing association. if so, nothing can be done about it. keep smiling!
Last edit by barbie90210 on Nov 11, '06