B honest, how many B or C students are out there? - page 6

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   mumhuff
    I'm 48 years old and I'am in a 3 year ADN program at a community college. I get stressed over everything. My short term memory isn't as good as it used to be, but so far I'm carrying a 3.5 GPA after my first year.

    I'm taking my College Writing class now and Advanced Composition next session summer. I hate writing papers! I will have Microbiology and Human Growth & Developement left as far as general education classes go.

    I got an "A" in A&P I, a "C" in A&P II, Then "A's" and "B's" in all the other classes. I'm scared to even think about what I'll do in Microbiology!

    Anyway, good luck to everyone and congratulations on a job well done!
  2. by   sashibeak
    dear rn2b,

    bless your heart! don't you dare be disheartened............ you have done amaziingly well. those are tough subjects, and you should be proud of your grades.

    i am just currently finishing my prereqs too, and start the nursing program this august. i have been a 4.0 student up until now (wonders will never cease!) but i am currently taking pharmacology and i am struggling big time. i went in to see my instructor because i was not satisfied with my grades that i was making in the tests.

    she told me i was doing just fine......... that i had to let it go and not worry about getting a's all the time. she gave me a few wise words........ "no patient is ever going to ask you if you are a a,b, or c student." simple, but true.

    i now look at things differently. if i get through this course with a c, i will be thrilled!

    so good for you, sweetheart! you did brilliantly. i wish you the very best of luck in your chosen career!:kiss
  3. by   lilpoo_1
    we were told at my college that as long as you have a GPA of 3.0 to go ahead and put it on your resume. I graduated with a 3.2 and I am not one bit ashamed of it! Some of the students in my class who graduated with a 3.75 or above didn't have much for compassion or common sense. I would rather have more compassion and common sense than a lot of booksmarts without the compassion or common sense. Yes, you need the booksmarts but compassion and common sense go a long way.
  4. by   nadia562002
    I believe that the hardest part of nursing school was getting good enough grades to get into the program. We are led to believe that we still need to compete fiercely but that is not the case at all. The important thing is getting through nursing school with good enough grades so you can move forward with your education if you so choose. Getting good grades will help for the future but its not the end all of nursing. The important thing to remember is what you are like at the bedside. Patients remember you more then the grades you get in nursing school. The patient remembers the person who cares about them.
  5. by   Heartsofangels
    I am proud to say that in Nursing one I got a B, but after that I got all C's. In all my prerequisites I got a variety of A's, B's, & C's. I am not book smart. Some nurses have gotten straight A's, but clinically they didn't do as well, others did well clinically, but not as well book-wise. I think you need a balance of both. It really doesn't matter what grade you ended up with as long as you are honest, caring, compassionate and do your job to the best of your ability.
  6. by   d joy g
    Nursing school is tough enough without trying to be in competition with other students over grades, I always am glad for the A students but I will GLADLY take a b or a c, because in my school the students too have a saying C means continue. On your job interviews they don't care what your report card looked like, they just want to know you graduated. Soon to be graduating December 03!! from a ADN program
  7. by   tazee
    :roll :roll
    It is nice to see students like yourself with great accomplishments. I am sure you already to it is usually harder to pass the classes pre-nursing courses but afterwards you feel great and nursing school is even better more challenging and more clinicals.

    have a great day
  8. by   RN NascarFan
    I have gotten A's and B's so far, but, that being said, I want whatever it takes to pass my courses, take the NCLEX and pass.
    I try hard not to get hung up on the grades, but it is hard.
    I care more that I grasp all that I've learned.
    So, If I wind up with a C in some classes, so be it.....C is passing for our program.
  9. by   TKD momma
    In the program I am in it is very competitive also, they only accepted 8 people! Talk about wanting good grades! I had all A's and B's for my pre reqs, until I got into nursing school, first semester nurs 120 was a B and this semester pharmacology I had an 83.2% and for a B it was 83.5%, so needless to say I got a C. Just remember when hospitals are looking for nurses they don't look at your transcript grades, just the RN behind your name! As long as you know you did your best that is all that matters! Nursing is hard work and I agree that a C=continue! Way to go, keep your chin up and do your best! As long as you try and do your best and get a C then you will go on to the next semester, thats all that counts!
    Good Luck!!
    J
  10. by   ST_NURSE_MLD
    I came out of Level One with a "B", Medical Term with an "A" and Dosage Cal with an "A". I was Okay with that....
  11. by   redwinggirlie
    I was a strong A sometimes B student.... then I got into nursing school. Then, a B/C student. It all comes down to time management and NOT CHANGING YOUR ANSWERS.... there, I said it.... really, it's not a big deal as long as you know the material. Grades don't always reflect the absolute truth. Besides, no one is ever going to ask me my GPA!

    I graduated at a B
  12. by   nekhismom
    My program is 4 semesters long, an ADN program. First semester I got a B. I worked my behind off, had a loony teacher and didn't sleep very much. I got a B in drug dose calculations that semseter. I got an A in A&P and the lab. Second semester I got an A in A&P II and the lab, and a B in med-surg. Nobody has ever made an A in that portion of med-surg in my school. My best friend and I are the only students ever to actually receive a passing grade on this teachers final! We never went to bed before 2 am, and on the night before careplans were due each week, we rarely slept. BUt we made the highest grades in the class due to our hard work. We take OB and Peds in our 3rd semester, and I got the only A in that class, again due to lots of hard work and sheer enjoyment of the subject. GOt an A in mental health nursing, too. All i have left is the second part of MEd-Surg and our professionalism class, and I graduate in Dec. If you work really hard and earn a C, then be proud of it, because you earned it. A "C" will still allow you to be an RN!! Good job to all of you who have posted your grades on here.
  13. by   Yankee in Texas
    I have just graduated in May and I unfortunately left a few
    behind.

    Some of those that had to repeat were A-students, but could not pass the last semester lecture tests. Yet worse, they failed the exit (HESI) exam to get out of nursing school.

    You are NOT to judge yourself against others. No patient is going to ask you "hey were you an "A", "B" or "C" student in school.

    And ya know, some of our "A" students were terrible/horrible in the clinical setting.

    Know what you know and use it well!! Some nursing school/dept have a higher grading scale than the rest of the school. A person that makes a "C" in nursing school truely has a "B"

    See yourself blessed. At my school, as at most, there are 5 applying for one slot. Out of the 80 original entry-level students in my class we had 41 that graduated on time; with a total of 53 nursing students. Our class was the largest in two years. This time last year the total graduating class was 15.

    So love your grades and keep your eye on your goal (to graduate), not the (small) prizes along the way.

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