At the BSN program I currently am enrolled in, the school's grading policy is as follows:
A = 95 - 100
A- = 91 - 94.9
B+ = 88 - 90.9
B = 83 - 87.9
B- = 80 - 82.9
C+ = 77 - 79.9
C = 73 - 76.7
Below a C is failing.
I don't have a problem with the grading scale with exception of the A range. It makes achieving a 4.0 much more difficult. Is this similar to the grading ranges at most nursing schools?
Please post the grading scale of your nursing school (past or present), and let me know what you think about.
Dec 13, '05
ADN program here
78 and below failing.
Tests count 80% of final grade
careplans 20% (but you must have a 78 or above for them to add in your careplans for your final grade...if you have a 77.4 or below and you have made 100's on all your careplans you still fail)
Clinicals and Check off's are on a pass/fail basis.
We have to pass a pharm test each semester and the passing grade goes up with each semester. This past semester it was 80%, next semester will be 85% and so on.
the only complaint that I have about the grading scale is this:
If I pass with a 92.4 that is a B on my college transcript
but if I fail with a 70, I still get a C on my college transcript when in reality it's not a C but an F by the program standards, because the general college scale (usual ten point scale) is lower than the program grading scale.
Last edit by nurse4theplanet on Dec 13, '05