Quote from tanner523
Is it true that you really drop a letter grade once you are in nursing school? :spin:
There's a reason why you are told that. They aren't just making it up. Part of it is that all the A students completely go to pieces when they get their first B and they can't understand why they study SO HARD and still only got a B. So let me ask you this, if people who are used to achieving A's are still working their tails off and getting B's, what do you think will happen to a B average student?
The other part of it, and this is the part you should spend some time thinking about, is that plenty of people flunk out
of nursing school.
1. Sometimes they flunk out because they think they can work 32 hours a week AND go to school.
2. Sometimes they flunk out because they think they can party all weekend instead of study all weekend and pass the class.
3. Sometimes they flunk out because they think they can sleep in two days a week instead of attending lecture, and still pass the class.
4. But sometimes they flunk out in spite of doing their very, very best, in spite of giving it all they got, in spite of saying at the beginning of nursing school "I'm committed to being a nurse and no one is going to stop me.
Which says to me that perserverance alone is not enough to get you through nursing school. You do need a certain amount of brains to do it and if you don't have the brains to do it, it won't matter how badly you want to be a nurse. I have been accused of being "uncaring" for this attitude (right, Trauma?)
but then you tell me the replacement conclusion you draw from scenario 4. above.
~don't shoot the messenger