I am in my first semester of nursing school
, and the different clinical groups are starting to get their grades back from our first hospital clinicals. EVERY SINGLE PERSON in one clinical group (the first) failed (Our grading is 76-83 = C, 84-91= B, 92-100 = A). This worries me a little, especially because one of the clinical instructors said that there is no way any of us will get higher than an 80% (B) because they have to grade by a rubric, and it is the same grading rubric for all semesters of our Nursing School. She said that by the time we are in our last semester, we may be getting As, but as of now, since we have to have assistance for most things, the highest we can get is 80% and most people will get the next highest grade, 72% (FAILING) because we can't do everything right even with assistance. I don't get it...is this how all nursing schools
are? One of the girls is even a CNA, and went and did all the CNA care on her own (which is basically all we know at this point) and still got a 72%.... I'm a little nervous.