Evil !!!!!

  1. Ok so I am a pretty good student, I have A's in all of my courses (physical exam and health assessment, essentials [writing class], and clinicals/skills lab).

    So now I have my fundamentals exam.. tonight.. I studied all day Sunday.. all day Monday... and 3 hours this morning...

    I don't know what the results are, but this test was EVIL! I studied SO hard... and I spent so much time learning the difference between Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis, wound care, bowel and urinary function (prerenal, renal and postrenal diseases) and it seems like the points they EMPHASIZED in lecture were NOT on the exam... They put questions on the exam that had nothing to do to anything related in lecture!

    The big problem with this class, is that we are only graded on 3 exams one dinky 25 points for a plan of study and 50 points for a paper. The first two were 100 points each, I got an 88 on the first one, a 95 on the second one, so I was in pretty good shape going into the final. But the final was worth 175 points with each question being 1.75 points and I'm seriously feeling like I went into that exam very confident of my knowledge and abilities and now it's smashed into pieces! There's nothing like nursing school that takes the best of the best and still you leave feeling like a complete idiot :angryfire :angryfire

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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   allthingsbright
    Hey--hope all goes well--but how does a 175 pt exam come out to being worth 1.75 pts per question?? Are you sure that is correct?? It should be .57 pts per question if you use a standard 100 point grading scale?

    GL!
  4. by   GeminiTwinRN
    when will you have your grades posted?
  5. by   flygirls2
    I HATE HATE HATE when that happens. Good luck!! If it makes you feel any better, I was 1/10 of a percent away from an A in my last class.. !!
  6. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from allthingsbright
    Hey--hope all goes well--but how does a 175 pt exam come out to being worth 1.75 pts per question?? Are you sure that is correct?? It should be .57 pts per question if you use a standard 100 point grading scale?

    GL!
    I'm sorry, I must've made a mistake when I first posted. There are 100 questions on the test, so they are 1.75 points per question, so the total amount of points for the exam is 175
  7. by   nurseangel47
    Good luck in the real world of nursing, too....sometimes there're peeps who can make you feel like you're still in nursing school learning,...and you are still learning...it's just their "evil" way of helping to fume the flames of "trial by fire!" once you're in the trenches....let this be a temperance lesson for you while in school and can learn to recover. Don't let it eat away at your self-esteem and knowledge base. Once you get basics down, it's a building up of these basics you can create a wonderfully advanced nursing art/science on while working.
    Keep your chin up, ol' gal! It will be alright!
    Keep the faith...try to enjoy these bright and special holiday moments and make some happy memories w/family and friends while in the down time of end of session break.
    :hatparty:
  8. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from leslasic
    when will you have your grades posted?
    Tommorow evening! The night before final grades are due with the nursing dept!
  9. by   Finally2008
    I wish you all the best with your final exam grade! I know how those fundamental exams are--not once this semester did I walk out of a test and say, "You know, I think I did well on that." I always felt like I failed them. I ended up with an A in the class, but the questions were so weird. Does it ever get any easier, knowing I got the answer right or will I always feel like I'm just going with my gut instinct??
  10. by   RN BSN 2009
    I know! It's SO ambiguous! There was even one question that asked us

    "There are electricians on your ICU unit. They are working on the roof of a room where you have a patient on a ventilator. A fire breaks out. Which of the following should you do ? A. call the doctor to change the order for the ventilator (well DUH NO!), and there were 2 other answers I forget what they were... but I chose the answer to use an amber bag and move the patient out of the room.....hmmm...

    A lot of the questions had all correct answers, but which one is MORE correct? hmmm oh yeah there's another one me and my mom STILL haven't figured out.

    You have a patient and upon turning the patient, you notice a large red area of skin on the sacrum. There is a 1 cm break in the skin. I ruled out the other two answers as wrong, and the other 2 that were left were "to wash the area with mild soap and put a cream protective barrier, or soak in saline water. I chose the 1st one because, correct me if i'm wrong, but if you soak the sacrum in saline water the skin will get fragile and be susceptible to tearing more?

    Geeeeeeez I hate these questions!
  11. by   shippoRN
    Quote from iceyspots
    I know! It's SO ambiguous! There was even one question that asked us

    "There are electricians on your ICU unit. They are working on the roof of a room where you have a patient on a ventilator. A fire breaks out. Which of the following should you do ? A. call the doctor to change the order for the ventilator (well DUH NO!), and there were 2 other answers I forget what they were... but I chose the answer to use an amber bag and move the patient out of the room.....hmmm...

    A lot of the questions had all correct answers, but which one is MORE correct? hmmm oh yeah there's another one me and my mom STILL haven't figured out.

    You have a patient and upon turning the patient, you notice a large red area of skin on the sacrum. There is a 1 cm break in the skin. I ruled out the other two answers as wrong, and the other 2 that were left were "to wash the area with mild soap and put a cream protective barrier, or soak in saline water. I chose the 1st one because, correct me if i'm wrong, but if you soak the sacrum in saline water the skin will get fragile and be susceptible to tearing more?

    Geeeeeeez I hate these questions!

    Does your instructor generally post the answers to the exams for you to look over? If not can you email your professor and just ask for an answer key or something? Maybe it will make you feel a tiny bit better if you got to see the answers to the questions while you are waiting on your grade?
    Maybe its your instructor's "Evil" way of preparing you for the NCLEX, I read this really long NCLEX post the other day that this person did, and it said you would leave the license exam not knowing or feeling how you did. So maybe this is your professors way of simulating the "feel of the NCLEX test" i know im catching at straws, but well I hope it helps at least a little :spin:
  12. by   RN BSN 2009
    No we're not allowed to document any of the questions in any form, I think they use the same questions in different order for the following semesters. I may be able to go to their office to review what I got wrong, but I still don't have much time.

    I'm also wondering about my other 2 classes, where they have already calculated our grades, have already told me what they are, yet they do not post them officially on our student website!! Why are they waiting until the last minute, sheeze!

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