"They" really don't understand! - page 2

"those" who haven't taken nursing classess wonder why "we" stress so much and why can't "we make all good grades "a", "b" consistently like "we" did taking pre-reqs or why is it so hard to get the... Read More

  1. by   LauraF, RN
    My hubby understands about the grades and he was comforting me for only getting a b in my summer class. He understand why I was upset that my grade point average is now 3.84 My Mom and Dad don't get it. They say that's good! Why are you so upset. You passed.
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    it's good to know i'm not alone!
  3. by   LauraF, RN
    Originally posted by GraceyB
    I feel that same way also. Thought I was alone in feeling this way. My parents know that I am in school, but just don't get it. My boyfriend is very supportive however, he drives me nuts because he thinks that I can get a D and be fine with it. He doesn't get that these aren't classes that I can just pass with any grade. Social life - what is that again?

    Then I get the 'Gracey, it hurts here, why, what should I do?" Hello, I'm not a nurse yet, I don't know why you hurt. LOL

    Get used to it. I've been a nurse for what feels like forever. Every time a friend or a family member has a sniffle my phone is ringing off the hook. Good thing I did triage for 11 years.
  4. by   RNinRubySlippers
    Loud and clear and fully agree with you!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank God we gave eachother!
  5. by   shirleyTX
    Off the subject..
    Just wondering on the previous replies, people are saying that it takes 2 yrs for pre-req's for the ADN program? This seems long for the ADN program, I think it's because the community college I attended for my pre-req's incorp. some of the pre.req's during their nursing training. Just wondering, because it's taken me two years to complete my pre req's for the BSN program.
  6. by   RNIAM
    shirleyTX
    Your right that is not the case with all schools. For the school I attended you had two choices. You could take your college level courses with your nursing requirements like I did, or you can do them seperately. For me It will take 5 semesters to complete my ADN. I think that it should be a personal choice as to whether you want to go to school full-time or part-time. My average semester load through the program has been 12-16 credits depending. This summer one has been pretty easy in relation to load for me. I have a 10 credit load. I just found out that I will wind up with an A in English and more than likely a B in Pscy nursing. Will have to wait until after the final to see for sure. Wow that was sure long winded wasn't it?
  7. by   gotosleep
    celebrating "C's?" Wow, come on guys/gals, nursing school is not that hard.
  8. by   CougRN
    I'm with you gotosleep. Just a little effort and time is all I needed. I would have died if I had gotten a C. Average isn't good enough when you are trying to save someones life.
  9. by   iliel
    I don't know if it's really about celebrating a C. I think it's more about someone who can build that self confidence that you need to get over the C and get a better grade on the next exam.

    I had a psy prof who told the best story about this. He had a girl who he knew was struggling. She didn't beleive she was smart enough and when the first test came around she failed. He told her he lost her test so she wouldn't see the grade. He told her, her grade was a C. She was shocked. When the next test came around, she did better, much better and recieved a C on her own. By the end of the semester she was able to pass the class with a B+ that she recieved on her own. He didn't raise her grade at all, he just helped her get the confidence and the mindset that she was smart enough.
  10. by   kimmicoobug
    I just graduated in June, but I totally remember the feeling. What's worse, one of my best freinds graduated a year before me. Her attitude was to just study enough to pass. She wasn't the one I called when I was stressed about school. I agree, it helps to bond with other nursing students or recent grads. I remember all too well the stresses of school.
  11. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by gotosleep
    celebrating "C's?" Wow, come on guys/gals, nursing school is not that hard.
  12. by   maire
    I have to admit, honestly a C is not something I would "celebrate." I would kick myself if I got a C in my nursing courses. I think I would be happy that I did well enough to continue in the program, but not to celebrate, and would be darn sure that I'd do better the next time around.
  13. by   Vmommyx4_RN
    I hear you and agree. The majority of students in my class came in off the Deans list and just knew that we would be there again. Well, by the end of the semester, we just wanted to pass. Many were praying for the C. Most of us finished off with a mix of A's & B's, but there were also alot of C's out there too.

    Our teachers kept telling us, "they will still call you nurse if you get a C".

    Personally, I finished my last final of the semester and felt totally drained. Physically, emotional, and mentally drained. In talking with many of my fellow students, I found that I wasn't the only one. I spoke with a few during summer school and a couple were dreading going back to the grind.

    Good luck to all, semester start is just around the cornor, my classes motto: "We'll get through this together!"

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