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- Dec 7, '11 by FreshLittleStudentQuote from herasheisYes, I agree with you; especially when, 75% is required to pass the course.
I WISH we could get as low as a 75% in my nursing program. The program I am in considers anything less than 84% a fail and they will NOT round up. They also don't believe that students should get 100% on anything because "If you get 100%, you should be teaching the course".
It's tough...nothing worthwhile is easy.
- Dec 7, '11 by nursel56Clandestine Approach: I was honestly trying to take you at your word regarding your intentions until you wrote the following:
I am sure that your vantage relates to some aspect of the "LVN to RN Bridge" Iím guessing you took, which you struggled with
Not sure if it was a typo or not but it's "snark" not "shark" - normally I don't fuss over stuff like that but in this case I felt the difference in meaning was pertinent to the context.
- Dec 8, '11 by MedChicaSome failures in our class do quite well on the floor. They just don't do so well with the tests. *shrug* People fail out for all sorts of reasons.
I had an A in Med Surg and Pharm. This semester, I failed my frst test. Pharm. So, now I have a mid B in Pharm. Still have a low A in Med Surg. BUT --I now have a C in prof development, b/c I've been missed classes and two quizzes, which are worth a lot.
Why? Well, your grades are a reflection of your effort. It's true for me, at least. I have no valid excuse and it's embarassing me when I have to explain why I failed the last exam, as they usually expect me to say that I earned a 94 or something. It's one thing if I actually tried my best and failed. But, to not study and fail...? It's a waste.
*shrug* I work. I'm tired and the night before both tests I couldn't even force myself to look at my books. Then I told myself that I 'just didn't give a d*mn either way'. SMH...I don't know.
This material is not difficult. There's just an abundance of it with constant tests/quizzes. You have to maintain a certain pace to keep your high grades and, frankly? I'm almost at the end and starting to burn out.
Thank God for the coming Christmas break.
I need this.
I do quite well in class but I'm not the sort to jump on a high-horse about it and condescend to others. I also don't notice how others struggle with the concepts. If they do, it's b/c they make it known. I'm not gloating over their shoulder or comparing grades.
Why are you so worried about what other people and their grades?
You need to make sure that YOU graduate, first....
- Dec 8, '11 by mindlorin my program anything below 80 percent is failing and a 92 is required for an A
- Dec 8, '11 by ProfRN4I guess that I'm not surprised that I'm the only one who 'liked' the OPs post
I am not saying I like her tone (although we can never quite tell what someone's tone is here, and that everyone perceives a post that is not all "warm and fuzzy" to be mean). But what she has to say is a harsh truth for some.
Here on allnurses, we do try to support everyone who is going through difficult times in school. But one of the things that often make me shake MY head is when some people reply with "don't worry, if it was meant to be, you'll be a nurse" (no matter what their story is, no matter how many times they've failed, or what they have done in clinical that is unsafe, unprofessional, or just unsatisfactory.
For all of you that are bashing her and saying she's mean, I want you to think about it: how many of you have been in class with a completely incompetent student; whether it be theory or clinical? It's not just about doing the skills correctly. It's about prioritizing, decision making, recognizing problems and solving them. When the instructor asks a student a question, and your fellow classmate looks incredibly clueless, or comes out with the most ridiulous response, what are you thinking? Or if your classmate is unprofessional, inappropriate in their interactions, awkward and have a very warped though process, what are you thinking? Or if your classmate puts absolutley no effort into their work (either theory or clinical); they copy other people's work, they pretend to give AM care and assessments, and if you are a good (or even decent) student who is struggling, you know it is incredibly frustrating. You know you've all seen it. I'm guessing that this is what the OP may be referring to.
- Dec 8, '11 by mindlor[quote=AOx1;5968057]There will always be some who is more/less of something than you are. There will be someone who is more intelligent, someone who is less. Someone who is more beautiful, someone who is less. Comparisons and judgments are not only a waste of time, but an assertion that you are all-knowing and have the right and ability to judge another fairly. I try to consider this when I am tempted to hop on my high horse and criticize others. True intelligence is using your knowledge to advance the state of the world. True beauty is seeing what is excellent in others. As long as you focus on how others fail to meet your standards, you will never advance yourself.[/quote
Socrates once said, "it is a wise man who knows wht he knows not"