Quote from jackson145
Some of the best nurses at my hospital were not A students and I've met some A students that didn't have the sense to get in out of the rain. If everyone in the class makes an A, then the instructor is making it too easy. Are you saying that you will quit NS if you make a B? Grades are not the only measure of a good nurse (or a good anything). They are one way to assess a student's progress. If a C wasn't acceptable, wouldn't the various state BON's deny C students a license?
By the way, this isn't a case of "sour grapes", I have a 4.0.
I said for ME PERSONALLY, I won't make lesser grades. No, I won't quit, I am no quitter by any stretch. I know how hard I work and study to make the grades I make. Not everyone makes A's in my school, which is accelerated, there are those, as I stated above who could make MUCH better grades if not for their attitudes about doing just enough to get by. No, grades are not a measure, but they are a measure of some peoples determination and work ethic. Work ethic is extremely important, or it should be, in the medical field. I am the daughter of a physician and a nurse, I KNOW what it takes to do this and to do it right. Actually our state just upped and is going to up the minimum GPA for nursing students because there have been so many "errors" that could have been avoided. They raised it from a 70 to a 76 and by this time next year it is going to be a 82. This is per the state BON education director. I am glad they are raising the bar. I think if you look at it logically, you aren't saying I know 70-76 % of the material I should know, you are saying that you (NOT YOU PERSONALLY) DON'T know 30-34 % of what you should know. Again not you personally, but students in general. That 30-34 % of knowledge not known can and does contribute to errors and death. Am I, an A student, going to make errors? Sure. Am I going to make them because I didn't study hard enough or did just enough to get by in nursing school, NO WAY. As I said, this is MY PERSONAL opinion and experience in and around the medical field for the last 34 years of my life.