Your nursing school's grading policy

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    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.

    - Evan
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    93-100 = A
    84-92 = B
    77-83 = C

    Below a C is failing.

    I also agree with the fact that maintaining a 4.0 GPA is difficult with this grading scale, but I wouldn't want a nurse taking care of me who got below a 77% in nursing school.
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    Yep...our "A's" cut off at 93%. I would have 4 "A's" right now but only have 3 because I have a 90% in one class (grrrrr) :angryfire . Makes me so mad. 75% is the lowest in our scale though. Below that is failing.
    93-100 A
    83-92 B
    75-82 C
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    my school is impossible to get a 4.0. If you are used to get A's is your classes, this scale sucks. my scale is
    100.00 4.0
    98.00 99.99 3.9
    96.00 97.99 3.8
    94.00 95.99 3.7
    92.00 93.99 3.6
    90.00 91.99 3.5
    88.00 88.99 3.4
    86.00 87.99 3.3
    84.00 85.99 3.2
    82.00 83.99 3.1
    80.00 81.99 3.0
    78.00 79.99 2.9
    76.00 77.99 2.8
    74.00 75.99 2.7
    72.00 73.99 2.6
    70.00 71.99 2.5
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    Quote from rice8020
    my school is impossible to get a 4.0. If you are used to get A's is your classes, this scale sucks. my scale is
    100.00 4.0
    98.00 99.99 3.9
    96.00 97.99 3.8
    94.00 95.99 3.7
    92.00 93.99 3.6
    90.00 91.99 3.5
    88.00 88.99 3.4
    86.00 87.99 3.3
    84.00 85.99 3.2
    82.00 83.99 3.1
    80.00 81.99 3.0
    78.00 79.99 2.9
    76.00 77.99 2.8
    74.00 75.99 2.7
    72.00 73.99 2.6
    70.00 71.99 2.5
    Do you go to the same school as me? I have the same scale. I would be happy if my school had a 95 as an A
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    The grading scale for me in 2004 was this:

    94-100 = A
    92-3 = B+
    84-91 = B
    82-3 = C+
    74-81 = C
    Below a C was failing.

    I think nursing school grading scales are garbage. If their trying to prove that nursing school is harder, then actually it makes sense to make the grading scale easier because, if what they're saying is true, then the difficulty of the material is a built in component to ensure it's hard to get good grades. Escalating the grading scale is an artificial way of denying A's. It also makes Nursing Colleges' claim that nursing school material is difficult seem bogus and like they are using a jacked up grading scale to hide the fact that they are being deceptive. Of course, I know nursing school was hard, but the fact is a lot of As might be gotten on an easier grading scale not because nursing is easy, but because nursing students are smart. I wish nursing schools would just realize this.
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    93-100 is A
    85-92 is a B
    78-84 is a C
    anything below 78.0 is failing!
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    My ASN school had 97 or above for an A. 74 and below was failing. We lost 50% first semester but only a couple after that. We all passed our boards first time!
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    My school's grading scale is similar to the others:
    92-100=A
    91-84=B
    83-76=C
    <76=failing
    Hard to get a 4.0
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    92-100 A
    84-91 B
    78-83 C

    some of my other classes are a 94 for an A---it is tough
    if you are below 78 it is failing and you cannot register


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