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- Jul 13, '12 by JonB04O OK because I thought that I shouldn't be in the program if my heading scale was curved while everyone else wasn't
- Jul 13, '12 by Tragically HipI'm pretty sure, given how long that they've been at it, that the nursing program admissions folks know all about grade curving, test dropping, and extra credit. In these times of vast grade inflation, you can be sure that most people are in the same boat you and I are in.
Are you saying that you feel that you don't know the material you studied? Then study it some more. You don't have to be taking a class to crack an A&P, microbiology, chemistry, or statistics book. In fact, there is a lot of information (explanations and exercises) available on the internet for all those things — for free.
As I said, leave the question of whether you're qualified to the admissions committee.
- Jul 13, '12 by PinkCupcakeI have finished all of me pre and co reqs for the RN program and I've never had an instructor drop or curve a test. My school takes no prisoners lol.
- Jul 13, '12 by StephalumpI don't remember any grades being in dropped in A&P...I think maybe we could replace our lowest grade with our cumulative final grade, at most. Zero grade dropping/replacement in micro.
That's the beauty of standardized testing. People can cheat their way to A's, receive grade curves, hunt down the world's easiest professor, etc, but a difficult entrance exam is great equalizer.
- Jul 13, '12 by Tragically HipQuote from StephalumpAnd that is why the TEAS V now counts for 60% of our admissions competitive scoreThat's the beauty of standardized testing.Quote from StephalumpSo then, you could drop about 4/5 of the weight of the worst test grade.in A&P...I think maybe we could replace our lowest grade with our cumulative final grade, at mostQuote from StephalumpNo extra credit? That is unusual these days.Zero grade dropping/replacement in micro.
- Jul 13, '12 by learning as i goMicro was curved big time. The professor wanted to see the average at 75% so she curved accordingly. A&P was not curved. Nursing exams are a whole different thing though, so how you did in micro and A&P will only give a small indictaion of how you will do in nursing classes. I know people who got straight A's in pre-reqs and failed out of nursing school in the first quarter. Others who barely skated by with B's and C's are doing fine. Just do your best, always.
- Jul 13, '12 by StephalumpQuote from Tragically HipI think...it's been somewhere around 7 years since I've taken any of that stuff so I'm not sure.And that is why the TEAS V now counts for 60% of our admissions competitive scoreSo then, you could drop about 4/5 of the weight of the worst test grade.No extra credit? That is unusual these days.
But no, no extra credit or anything remotely helpful in micro, which I really could've use...she was a dreadful professor.
- Jul 13, '12 by FORTHELOVEOF!!!!I know it's hard for you to understand while you are still just starting with nursing school, but as far as what you are worried about, you will be fine. Most people forget the stuff they learn in pre req's anyway and your nursing school instructors will more than likely do a little refresh before they jump into the particular body systems. You just need the pre req sciences for a foundation, then when you build on it, it's like a little light bulb goes off and it all makes sense. Don't sweat it yet, get in and be a sponge and you will do great!!
- Jul 13, '12 by JonB04My teacher told Me the same thing. If that's true why do people drop I just created a new thread please respond to this question in that thread
- Jul 14, '12 by Nurse2b209Nope, nothing was curved or thrown out in my ap or micro class. Micro was a beast, my professor did not throw us a bone. Luckily, I worked my butt off and got my A (91%). Now my anatomy professor curved our grade because we took it in the summer so 85% was an A. But I already had over 100% before he even applied the curve at the end because of the extra credit I did on the exams. If you've taken a stats class you'll know that a curve isn't meant to boost grades, it's just meant to create an equal distribution of the grades. Most of my professors didn't grade on a curve. I've only been in college since 2009 and I've only had 3 professors that applied a curve at the end. I've had a lot of professors who said they dislike curves. You will be fine, pre reqs aren't the same as nursing classes. Get the negative out of your head. Best of luck to you.