I just found out my grade in Chemistry tonight. I earned a B. It sort of felt like a kick in the stomach. I tried so hard for an A. What bothers me is that I have several friends in nursing school, who all used to make A's in their undergraduate work and prereqs, and now even they are having a difficult time. At least two of my peers from my prereq classes, who are in nursing school, will be retaking some of their fundamental classes with me when I begin this fall. I am terrified! I have been spoiled by getting A's in the past after busting my butt. But I have been told that hard work isn't enough, often times. The sheer magnitude of all we have to learn in nursing school, coupled with the squirrelly exams (critical thinking aspect) have me feeling unsteady. I don't think I'm ready to bust my butt to only barely scratch by! I feel like CHE 111 required WAY more work than any other 100 level course. It seems a nightmare to me compared to A&P, Nutrition, Psychology, Biology, etc... Anyone else feeling this way? How do you cope and keep your eyes on the goal....(Nursing degree, with honors)?!