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- Aug 11, '12 by RocketMama2011I have heard this quote "C= RN" at my school. I think this train of thought is from the differences in the grading scales for our general courses vs our nursing courses. Our general courses are on a 10 point scale. Therefore a 90 or 89.9= an A. In nursing a 93= A. Also in our general courses we could do the minimum and excel. Our teachers would curve tests, drop grades, & give extra credit. In nursing this is definitely NOT the case. I believe that just because C does allow you to sit for NCLEX doesn't mean we should only strive for the minimum.
- Aug 11, '12 by DespareuxLess than 84 percent would have failed you in the program I graduated from. Personally, I think grades are an honest reflection of how much effort one has put forth into their studies. Sorry, but a 'C' grade is very poor and is a fair reason to be dismissed from a nursing program.
- Aug 11, '12 by demylenatedIf C is the new A, then there are a lot of people that are passing by the skin of their teeth or failing out. We need a 79 to pass, which is a high C. You get a 78.99, you fail. PERIOD. There is no rounding AT ALL.
A's are more than possible. Hard work, commitment, LOTS of study time... but possible.
- Aug 11, '12 by Piglet08"C" may equal "RN". But passing the NCLEX is just the start of a nursing career. If your base is shaky, you're gonna have a harder time actually doing the work. This is not like some liberal arts degrees where it's not so crucial in your future career that you really comprehend, say, the Trojan War.
- Aug 11, '12 by Fearless_leaderI personally don't think I'm a C student. However, if I study, read, & do everything I can in my power to get an A & don't. I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I would reevaluate my study skills & go from there. In addition some people are not good test takers period. They can tell you what they know and how to do something to the tee but, to put on paper can mess with there ability to take the test. With that being said, if this type of person earns a "c" or "b" when in there heart they know they can get an A. Is good enough for them. Everyone is different. Nursing is something that is in your heart first. Applying the skill will be natural. As for the student who doesn't really try then they deserve that "C". As for me I'm an A student but I WILL NOT beat myself up if I don't earn that A. I know I'm good at what I do, & I know that hey I didn't do so great on that test but let me review this & find out why. My grade won't change, but I would have the opportunity to review a skill learn it & move on. I know some people have to have an A. As a PCA I never here a patient ask a nurse or PCA, so... How were your grades in school? Your place of employment may or may not ask for a transcript they are looking to see if you passed the NCLEX! Trust me your skills will show once your in the field, and you still have to learn because your not a seasoned nurse yet. A seasoned nurse will tell you some things that you didn't learn while you were in nursing school. To answer your question "c" is not the new norm. However the best student can get a C!
- Aug 11, '12 by StephalumpQuote from CapeCodMermaidI'm sorry, but I don't even know any straight A students who have never gotten a C on a test.At the risk of getting flamed, the BEST student gets As...not Cs.