B honest, how many B or C students are out there? - page 3

I posted my B grades and it seems like I am the only one? Am I or are all of you B students out there made to feel ashamed of your grades? It seems lately there has been an aweful lot of talk about... Read More

  1. by   happystudent
    oh, forgot to add that I got a B+ in NU11 and B in A&P11 wooohoo
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    Happy
  2. by   tonicareer
    I have the point system also. Despite straight As and perfect attendance I haven't managed to get into a program yet. Very competitive. Some schools boot you out if the grades drop after you are in.
  3. by   Bexz
    Hey everyone here looks brainy compared to my results ... I'm sitting on a C average with maybe 2 B's to my grade list.
    Not everyone is academic.
  4. by   epg_pei
    Originally posted by RN2be
    epg_pei
    I was wondering the reason you don't share your GPA? It sounds great to me! Good luck sounds to me your on the right track!
    Thanks RN2be, I hope I'm doing something right!

    I'm a mature student, used to do factory work...and sometimes we'd talk about money, who made what...it usually ended up causing hurt feelings, because two people working the job for the same time might make a little more or less than each other...it just strained relations between people for no good reason.

    That's how I see the GPA issue. I'll give that information freely to a prospective employer, but I'm not sharing it with classmates, and I am not asking for theirs either. The question I ask is not "What's your GPA?" it's "Are you happy with your marks?" That's the point anyways isn't it, to be satisfied with your achievement or to try harder next time around.
  5. by   RNIAM
    epg_pei
    Excellent point and one that I will keep in mind in the future.
  6. by   marilynmom
    What is nursing math? Someone mentioned that would be a good thing to learn but what is it and how would I go about learning some of it?

    Marilyn
  7. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by tonicareer
    I have the point system also. Despite straight As and perfect attendance I haven't managed to get into a program yet. Very competitive. Some schools boot you out if the grades drop after you are in.
    Yep that is how it is here as well, that is why you really do have to be an A student in some places, B's and C's here just wont cut it, you would never get into the program!

    Marilyn
  8. by   RNIAM
    Wow, some of you really do have it rough. I am not sure what I would do if my school put that kind of demand on us. I guess I wouldn't be in nursing school. I wonder, where do both of you attend or plan to attend? I would love to check out the state info on these schools.
    Thanks
  9. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by RN2be
    Wow, some of you really do have it rough. I am not sure what I would do if my school put that kind of demand on us. I guess I wouldn't be in nursing school. I wonder, where do both of you attend or plan to attend? I would love to check out the state info on these schools.
    Thanks
    I am in Oklahoma. The 3 schools I plan to attend are either the OU School of Nursing, Rose State College or OSU/OKC

    For OU (they do the BSN) the bare *minimum* you need to have to get in is a 3.5 GPA. Of course their website doesn't say that but if you email an instructor they will tell you, its just one of those things everyone knows. Its hard, last year over 300 people applied and only 100 got accepted. Minorites can get in with a 3.0 though. At Rose State they only accept 20 "new" students per semester- the rest are LPN-RN, Paramedic-RN, etc.

    Rose State is done by points and last semester the minimum they accepted was 108 points and just so many apply its hard to get in! I'm not sure how OSU works totally, I know they accept more students per year but I dont know a whole lot about their program, I think it is kinda new and it seems they just accept anyone who applies which I dont get.

    And belive me, its not just my schools here are like that- a LOT of schools are. A lot have waiting lists a year or two long- we dont have that here I dont think, never heard of it anyways. That is part of the problem with the nursing shortage is it affects the schools as well and to be competitive you need a good GPA.

    Marilyn
  10. by   FarmgrrlRN
    Originally posted by marilynmom
    What is nursing math? Someone mentioned that would be a good thing to learn but what is it and how would I go about learning some of it?

    Marilyn
    Marilyn,

    Nursing math is dosage calculations, conversions (think chemistry!) etc. At my school they have a course callled "Nursing Dosage Calculations". I don't know that many schools require the class as part of the program, but its highly recommended to take it before starting the program if you can. You can also buy dosage calculations books to learn and practice.

    I am currently taking the dosage calculations class at my school this semester and we use "Dosage Calculations, 6th Ed." by Gloria Pickar with a CD-Rom included. Its a pretty neat book, its designed to be self taught, lots of drills and practice questions! I bought mine online from www.a1techbooks.com for about $43 including shipping. Also, you may want to check and see if a dosage book is required for your first semester. At my school, for those that do not take this class they are expected to learn this material on their own throughout the first year!

    Hope that helps! Sorry for the lenthy post!

    Christine
  11. by   nurse2002
    In high shool I recieved HORRIBLE grades. I really do not know how I graduated. When I started U of L it was manditory that we take a study course our first semester. It was a class on how to study and take tests. After that class my grades improved! Seriously improved! I actually started to LOVE to study and take tests. I graduated with a 3.9 from nursing school. Graduated from U of L with a 3.8 (political science). After that class though I really never had to study as hard and long than before I took it. It was called Study Skills. Actually, it was the easiest class Ive ever had, but it helped me sssssssooooooooooo much.
  12. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by FarmRN2Be
    Marilyn,

    Nursing math is dosage calculations, conversions (think chemistry!) etc. At my school they have a course callled "Nursing Dosage Calculations". I don't know that many schools require the class as part of the program, but its highly recommended to take it before starting the program if you can. You can also buy dosage calculations books to learn and practice.

    I am currently taking the dosage calculations class at my school this semester and we use "Dosage Calculations, 6th Ed." by Gloria Pickar with a CD-Rom included. Its a pretty neat book, its designed to be self taught, lots of drills and practice questions! I bought mine online from www.a1techbooks.com for about $43 including shipping. Also, you may want to check and see if a dosage book is required for your first semester. At my school, for those that do not take this class they are expected to learn this material on their own throughout the first year!

    Hope that helps! Sorry for the lenthy post!

    Christine
    No its not lenthy, I appreciate it! At my school I'm at now I looked and they do require a Dosage class the first semester so I guess that is good. Thanks for the book title though, I might take a look at it at least.

    Thanks again
    Marilyn
  13. by   RNIAM
    marilynmom
    Thanks for the info. It surprises me every time I see this type of stuff. Here is a question for you I'm not sure if you have the answer to this one or not. Do you have to maintain that 3.5 in order to continue in the program? Man, that would be rough if that were the case. Mind you, if you had a 3.5 you might be able to keep a 3.5. I started with a 3.5 and now I am at a 3.1. Ya just never know.

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