B honest, how many B or C students are out there? - page 7

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   l_wheat
    Perpetual C student here, BUT I know that in order to make the cut I have to.. HAVE TO make As all through my pre-reqs just to get the points to be accepted into the ADN program, so dont be ashamed just do your best and know that you DID your best.
  2. by   l_wheat
    Perpetual C student here, BUT I know that in order to make the cut I have to.. HAVE TO make As all through my pre-reqs jusat to get the points to be accepted into the ADN program, so dont be ashamed just do your best and know that you DID your best.
  3. by   snag
    I'm not in a BSN program yet. I am a SLOW but SURE learner. My last 22 years have been in the military...but the important things in life don't change. People will ultimately judge your skill and intelligence not on how you did in some classroom, but on

    1. How you treat your patients.

    2. How well your actions match your words

    3. Your skills when things are going WRONG and your ability to not to give up in the face of adversity and to keep trying

    4. Always giving it your best shot...whether or not someone is watching (grading) you. One day it'll just be you when the corn flakes hit the fan...and you WILL know how to handle it!

    5. My real learning took place AFTER I left school. I was lucky enough to search out the "old timers" and I asked them questions and made them show me how to do things until THEY were blue in the face. I always asked questions, admitted when I didn't know something, always listened to other techniques, and wasn't embarassed to stand up and stand out in the crowd. Some of my military cohorts think asking questions or for advice is a sign of weakness...in the end they'll come to YOU for the answers.

    6. You WILL make it through! Once you get out of that artificial "grades" environment your REAL knowledge will shine through.

    7. Good Luck!!!
  4. by   Nurse-o-Matic
    I just got a "B" on my last OB exam and am thrilled! Some of these tests are so hard that you have to pat yourself on the back for the accomplishment of passing no matter how it tugs on your GPA.
  5. by   CarVsTree
    I know a lot of us A students haven't started Nursing program yet. I am currently averaging a high A in A&P I, but that is the ONLY CLASS I AM TAKING. Next semester I have A&P II and Nursing 101, we'll see if I stay on my "throne." :chuckle

    I've heard A students get B's in Nursing School as a general. Be proud of yourself. Your one smart chicky to even get into nursing school!
  6. by   Sari_noel
    In my pre-req's I was on the Dean's List, and the National Honor Society, this year as long as I get the 3.0 I need to get into the RN program next year, I'm happpy !!! For the first time I am happy to know I passed a test, not worried about the A thing anymore!!
  7. by   nurse2be in ny
    Originally posted by suemom2kay
    I know a lot of us A students haven't started Nursing program yet. I am currently averaging a high A in A&P I, but that is the ONLY CLASS I AM TAKING. Next semester I have A&P II and Nursing 101, we'll see if I stay on my "throne." :chuckle

    Ditto for me! (Except I'm taking Nutrition with A&P II next semester.)
  8. by   shape0fmyheart
    When I was in high school I was an A and B student without even trying. I slept through the last 2 years and I graduated with a 3.3, I wish I did better because I probably could have gotten a 4.0 but I had a lot of outside problems. ANYWAY, college was a real wake up call. I'm working my butt off to manage B's in A&P and Nursing, and sometimes it's really frustrating. I came into this saying "I'm gonna get a 4.0!" since I didn't manage it in high school, but I never realized how hard this would be. I'm happy just knowing that I worked my hardest and did the best I could... and PASSED! (hopefully, don't want to jinx myself! :chuckle )
  9. by   LilRedRN1973
    When I applied for the ADN program, my GPA was 3.5 and I ended up being 44th out of 180, but still 4th on the alternate list. I'm not sure what kind of GPA's the students who immediately were accepted had. I have always been a A/B student without trying much and it's a bad thing. It's made me lazy and unmotivated. I have tried to be different this semester, but it's so hard to break an old habit. Currently, I'm spending about 4-5 hours a week total studying outside the classroom. I'm pulling B's in all my classes, with a borderline A/B in Pharmacology. I know there are students in our program who are close to failing (below 75) and I know students who could not show up for the last exams and still pass.

    I think if you feel good about your grade, that's all that matters. I could be a straight A student in nursing school if I actually put in some effort studying. Although I don't spend hours studying, I do pay attention in clinicals and in lecture. I am very confident in what I'm doing when we are in clinical rotations and I'm good with my patients. If I didn't feel prepared for that part of it, I would have my butt buried in books 24/7.

    The number of students who were A students before they entered this program and are now B/C students is overwhelming. And they are freaking out. One girl is always on the verge of tears because she NEVER got lower than an A in any class. I think this is a rude awakening for her. For me, I don't get upset if I don't do well on exam because I'm very aware of how much time I spent preparing for that exam. I did decide to study for this last Health Assessment exam and got a 93, so I guess studying does pay off! LOL
  10. by   Ruylupez
    I can't be a C student, C is considered failing in my program.

    My grades tend to be right around the cutoff between A and B in most of my classes. Sometimes they are high enough to get the A, sometimes I get the B. As long as my grades don't fall below the B level I'm happy.
  11. by   Dublin37
    I think this thread is a great one! About a year ago, I asked if i was the only mediocre stu around? In college I got B's and C's. But since starting all these science pre-reqs I am darned proud of my C's! Yes I work my ^*$%#& off getting them! I also work to keep my family in tact and loved! So here are my grades thus far: (I'll start clinicals next fall)

    Algebra A
    Anatomy & Physio C
    Med. Microbiology C
    Physiology II C (so far, though I'm teetering on a B)

    We need to lighten up a bit on one another. I love the subject matter, and I work very hard for my grades. I would love to see more B's, but all I can do is all I can do. :spin:

    I love the C= RN. Heather
  12. by   RN-BamaStudent
    Before getting into the nursing program I had made all A's with the exception of one B which was one point away from being an A. My GPA was 3.8, then reality of nursing school hit I have two B's one C and I'm not sure what the other grade will be, I hope it will be at least a B! All of the 4.0 students are now making B's, but hey, at least we're passing!!! Can't wait until December 2004!
  13. by   sabRN2b05
    Well said, Snag!! I totally agree and couldn't add more. 1st semester nursing student here (ADN program) and proud to have an 88. Those of you who study until the crack of dawn to get your A's - hats off to you. However, those of us who have families, jobs outside of school, etc. who cram the night before a test (like me!!) and still make it - Hey! Whatever works for ya! Like Snag said, you'll do the real learning AFTER you get out of school!

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