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- Jul 12, '12 by GrnTeamaybe.its.because.of.your.punctuation..
- Jul 12, '12 by JenniferaschQuote from JonB04They are trying to ease your mind!Everyone tells me ill be fine ...how do they know.that!
Would you rather hear that your not going to be ok? Lol.
- Jul 12, '12 by Katie71275Our micro teacher dropped your lowest test grade.
That doesn't happen in my nursing classes...BUT I took my science courses years ago(grad May 2005 with my BA in Sociology)....Just study hard and you should do ok. Im a solid B student with a few A's thrown in for good measure
- Jul 12, '12 by JonB04That's good..Katie how was the switch from sociology to nursing. This goes for anyone who came from another major
- Jul 12, '12 by allforthekiddsMy AP1&2, and Micro teacher both dropped the lowest test grade, but if your scores are usually about the same then it really doesnt matter. Even if you did bad on one test, you should know why you did bad and correct yourself for future tests. Oh and both of my teachers curved also, but only if you were close to the next grade. For example if I had an 89 average, it would be curved to an A-, but if I had an 87 it would stay as a B+. I am starting nursing school in the fall and I am nervous also, questioning whether I will be able to hack it or not. Nervous or not I am going to give it 100%, just like when I started my pre req's I told myself I had no other choice but to get A's because that is what is needed to get into the program, and that is what I did. While in the nursing program I am going to have the same attitude, I am going to give it my all and become the best nurse that I can be, there is no other option. Good luck to you, you will be great!!
- Jul 12, '12 by proud nurseMy natural science classes weren't just for students going into nursing, there were dental hygiene, funeral science, surgical tech..etc. But only the nursing students had to pass the courses with a 83% or better. I think that's why the instructors gave us a lot of extra credit opportunities and we could drop the lowest test score.
- Jul 12, '12 by iluvpathoNo I wish!!!!!!
- Jul 12, '12 by ColleenRN2BNope!! Our A&P and Micro were taught by the same guy and he was tough. They called him the gatekeeper, b/c if you couldn't get past him, you were not going to make it in nursing school!! He was very fair, but tough. No curving on his watch.
- Jul 12, '12 by ColleenRN2BTo be fair though, when my school required nursing students to have a 80% pass rate, yet the rest of the student body had to meet a 78% pass rate, the school told him he had to make the switch and grade nursing students accordingly. He refused on the grounds that he's a GEN ED instructor and it's not just nursing students who sit in his classroom. That really meant we were cut no slack with him b/c the pass rate was "only" 78%
- Jul 13, '12 by Tragically HipOur school a couple of years ago couldn't make sense of the grades that students were given in pre-reqs and distribution classes, so they made the admission decision objective: Science pre-reqs count for 40% of your competitive score, and your TEAS V score counts for 60%.
If you had a 3.5 average in your science pre-reqs and 80 on your TEAS V, you'd have a cometetive score of (3.5 x 10) + (0.6 x 80) = a competitive score of 83, which would probably get you in.
To answer your actual question, most of our professors dropped the lowest test or quiz and gave extra credit. I think you had to really not study to get less than a B.
You were in the same boat as most everyone else as far as test dropping is concerned.