Anyone elses have this problem?

  1. Im in my senior year of nursing school and our class is full of some bright people but no matter how hard we study for a test and know the material in one of our classes no one ever makes an A. Is this the way it is everywhere? It really bums me out because I want to get into a masters program somewhere and it just seems impossible to make an A. I need some feeback from other nursing students please.
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  3. by   purplemania
    do you have to be a straight "A" student to get into the masters program? The one I am in required a 3.2 average with an "A" in certain subjects (only two that I recall). Also an entrance exam with a certain score. I seem to have blocked out the details. Have you talked to the instructor of this one class to see what is required to get an "A"? Focus on learning now. Don't let this frustration cloud your mind. Good luck in meeting your goals.
  4. by   cal565
    We have talked to the instructor and she says to read the chapters which we already do. After talking to other instructors they told us we need to talk to other nursing students from other programs to see if they have the same problem. Im not a straight A student by any means but the master program I want to get into is very competitve.
  5. by   sun_chica
    Quote from cal565
    Im in my senior year of nursing school and our class is full of some bright people but no matter how hard we study for a test and know the material in one of our classes no one ever makes an A. Is this the way it is everywhere? It really bums me out because I want to get into a masters program somewhere and it just seems impossible to make an A. I need some feeback from other nursing students please.
    I'm also a 2nd year nursing student...we're lucky if we get B's!!!! our ave tests grades are 70's and we're not stupid...lot's of brainy people who study A LOT. There are 35 of us left this semester, hopefully we'll all pass. The kicker is that our school's NCLEX passing rate is way up there -last grad class was 100% pass rate. I've come to the conclusion their tests are harder than the RN exam, so by the time you take the exam, it seems EASY!!! Good luck!!!
  6. by   cal565
    Yeah it just sucks because it brings your GPA way down. Its like it doesnt matter how much you study a B is as high as your going to make unless you get really lucky.
  7. by   kimtab
    I had a 4.0 before I took my first nursing class, so no- you are definitely not alone. Last semester I had an 88.5 avg and that is the closest I ever came. I have had A's on tests only a couple of times.

    kim
  8. by   Jennerizer
    Yep, that seems pretty typical. In my first semester, there was one A. In second semester there were no A's. Not even any B+'s. This semester, however, seems to be a little easier...it's Pediatrics. We had a test today & there were 13 A's. I got a 98...woo hoo! :hatparty:
  9. by   nekhismom
    yeah, that's nursing school. Many straight-A students quickly find themselves becoming B and C students.
  10. by   cal565
    Yeah I had a pediatric test today also and I made an 88 and that seems to be one of the highest grades. Nursing school just sucks when it comes to test.

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