B honest, how many B or C students are out there? - page 4

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   tonicareer
    Here you would have to repeat the class below the 3.5 (only get one chance) and not raised then you are kicked out. That is at state and private schools. That is why it is so hard to get into the community college (lower grades required and much lower cost) but very competitive to get in to.
  2. by   Yellow Rose RN
    My first semester of nursing, I made all A's (don't know what happened there)...the courses wereDosage and Calculations of Nursing, Clinical 1st semester, Nursing Skills, Health Assessment, Intro to Nursing and Principles of Adult Health... I was on the president's list and everything... since then I have made several B's and a few A's... All that matters, is that I feel that I am doing my very best. You are doing great and a B in any class is, in my opinion just a good as an A. Keep up the good work... I only hope that I do that well in my last semester as I am taking Transition to Nursing Practice, Clinical V and VI and Advance Concepts of Adult Health.....graduating in December as well and can't wait!!!
    Good luck to you and hang in there you are doing awesome!

    sha
  3. by   paula77720
    I'm happy i did well in school this sem

    Med surg 1 = B
    Nutrition = A
    Functional Pathology = not available. Im hoping to get an A to be on the Dean's list this semester.

    Congrats to all....
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by epg_pei
    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.
    excellent post.

  5. by   marilynmom
    Originally posted by RN2be
    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.
    No you dont have to maintain it once you get it....just pass it I would guess (but I dont know what "passing" is). Its just getting in that is the hard part. And no I don't think I could maintain my GPA through nursing school...I just don't think I could since its a lot different and oviously harder. Right now I'm more obsessive about my grades cause I want to make sure I get into nursing school next fall or this spring. After that I just want to make sure I make decent grades and get *through* nursing school.

    I wonder how they look at your grades when you are applying for a masters program? I want to get my masters eventually....anyone know do they look at your nursing school grades or what?

    Marilyn
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    I am graduating this quarter and I am not doing as well as I had hoped I would. I currently have an 83 percent, which is a B- in theory. I am pretty certain that I will get an A in clinical, but I was hoping to get a B+ in theory. I had always heard that the last quarter is easier...but it is one of my harder quarters.
  7. by   RNIAM
    marilynmom
    Hi and thanks again. What a relief that will be once you get into the program.
  8. by   dawngloves
    Relax all. I graduated with a 2.8, took my NCLEX and passed after 75 questions so I can write "RN" after my name.

    Wadda you call the guy that graduated last in medical school?
    Doctor!
  9. by   Jen2
    Hello

    Just wanted to say that I struggled so hard through chemistry, studied every day and had a tutor. I came through with a B+, I was disappointed at first, but know I realize that I actually understand chem and how it applies to nursing which was the point of the class. So regardless of the grade I came away with an A for effort and an understnading of the subject. Also I would just like to add that a C student makes a nurse just the same as an A student. A great friend of mine graduated second in her nursing class with a 3.7 GPA and she had to take her boards 3 times until she passed. Another friend of mine struggled and made all C's. She passed her boards the first time. I just finished with all my pre-reqs and got my acceptance letter for an ADN program starting this fall. I will do my best but like I said a C makes a nurse just the same as an A and in the end it's the boards, and how much you've learned and not memorized that actually matters.
  10. by   beaRNwhenIgroUP
    Originally posted by nurs2b
    I think many people who cry when they get B's are in for a rude awakening when they start the actual nursing program...

    We have had a few pull off an or two in Nsg 1, but now that we are almost done, Nsg 1 was a piece of cake.... But its not when you first come in... Everything changes.. Nsg programs are soooooo much different from regular classes and it throw alot of people into shock... Once you get the hang of it.. You will jumping up and down for those Bs and Cs...

    heck my goal for every test is a 75... cause that is what I have to have EACH AND EVERY test to continue in the program. I usually make Bs on the test, even managed to squeak out an A on a test here and there, but a 75 is my goal...
    do you goto my school?!? for the first time since I have been "back" in school (2nd semester BSN) i got 2 B's in a semester (nevermind they were in 5-hour classes so my GPA took a DIVE) but i wasn't going to kill myself for A's

    Nursing school tests are totally different from any other tests i've taken and there are usually 3-5 A's in a class of 95...many many more F's... so i'll take my B's and try to bring my GPA back up w/ electives so i can get into grad school...
  11. by   susanmary
    From someone who has been there/done that -- don't get hung up on your grades. Focus on learning the material -- and learn to weed out what is most important. Don't focus on who got what grade (it's their business, not yours) -- some top students will fail NCLEX -- and some of those non-A/B students will pass NCLEX and succeed in their careers. I never discussed my GPA with another student. Never. Fine line between being proud of my accomplishments and bragging. Graduating from nursing school at 39, my grades were for me. I didn't tell one person in my class that I graduated 5th in my class -- I don't think I even told my spouse. Just my two cents.
  12. by   RNIAM
    susanmary
    Graduating 5th in your class said it all, that is why you didn't. Good job!
    edited to change the % to 5
  13. by   mayberry
    Here's a newsflash - just b/c your an A student will not equate to being an "A" nurse. I've seen too many "A" students who can't cut it on nursing units and alot of B and C student who are far better in the clinical setting. My suggestion - keep the emphasis on your grades in perspective and...how much is your GPA really going factor in to your practice?

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