Final grade disappointment... why can't I let it go???

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  3. by   aruray
    :zzzzz

    Is this post for real? Are nursing students getting to be this silly these days? Ok, imma shut my mouth....
  4. by   z's playa
    Quote from aruray
    :zzzzz

    Is this post for real? Are nursing students getting to be this silly these days? Ok, imma shut my mouth....
    Well am SURE not one of them! I am unfortunatly "Multiple Choice Challenged" and my average went from a A to a C in Anatomy. I'm just happy to have made it through first semester (so far...2 more to go). I will pull it up in the second semester.

    But yes...I hear you.
  5. by   hypnotic_nurse
    There are so many sadnesses and frustrations we are handed in life. This shouldn't be one of them...many students would be ecstatic with that final grade... and an A- is STILL an A. If it really bothers you, study more next semester, but don't obsess over this. If you really can't let it go and you're missing sleep etc., it may be time to see a counselor.
  6. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm sorry, Michelle. *I* understand your frustration, and know how hard you worked. I think the feeling will fade soon, seeing as you only took the final yesterday. Next semester you start with 100%!
  7. by   lisamc1RN
    Aw, Michelle, I'm sorry. I know you are disappointed. Try not to be too hard on yourself. No one is perfect and getting an A- is not a bad thing by any means. (((hugs))) Be proud of all the hard work you have put into this. You have done good.
  8. by   wonderbee
    Michelle, I do hope you get over the grade thing. I hate to say it but it really stands in the way of learning. Letting go of the grade thing is truly freeing... so I found out. I feel much better now and I think my patients benefit too.
  9. by   AdobeRN
    Just curious...does it affect your grade point average in any way? I have never heard of college courses being graded that way, I always thought the grades you could get were, A - F, none of the A-, A+ etc.
  10. by   z's playa
    Oh but its worse than that! It goes A+ , A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C- all the way down to 50 which is a D. An F is below 50 but I'm sure that's universal except for the courses with the pre set passing mark of 65 % or 90%. If someone has bad grades in all their other courses, and they are relying on one mark to bring up their grade to a decent level and they don't acheive it, then i see why it would be heartbreaking to not achieve that, but an A on any level still means excellent.
  11. by   mariedoreen
    Quote from JamieB
    Just curious...does it affect your grade point average in any way? I have never heard of college courses being graded that way, I always thought the grades you could get were, A - F, none of the A-, A+ etc.
    The college I received my AS and AA degree from graded on the plus minus system and where an A is a 4.0 an A- is a 3.7... so you can see, if someone's concerned about their GPA in any way, an A- can be irritating.
  12. by   cherokeesummer
    I understand both sides of the issue. It seems silly but its true when you are that close to something you want it bad. Trust me, I've always been a B or C student, depending on whether I studied very much. But nursing school is a whole different ballgame, no choice but to study, and even if you study hard, you can still have a hard time!

    I got a 92 or a 93, can't remember now!, for my final grade, which in our school is a B. So I missed the A that I got in the first semester, that at first got me thinking oh man I missed the mark by 1 point, but then I said, what the heck, I know what I'm doing, I did great in clinicals and my patients will be happy with who I am and how I treat them! So, don't worry about the final grade, just be happy you are doing so well and that you will provide great care for your patients!
  13. by   RNinRubySlippers
    Sorry to hear you are so distraught over your A-. Thats really a great mark! I hope you find out sooner than later that your 0.5 of a mark difference does NOT make you any LESS a nurse. Good lord people. Any how, this is not to say I am not empathetic to your "loss" just hope you can see that there is more to Nursing than an A in school.

    Good luck next semeseter! You will do great!
  14. by   NewEnglandRN
    Quote from hypnotic_nurse
    There are so many sadnesses and frustrations we are handed in life. This shouldn't be one of them...many students would be ecstatic with that final grade... and an A- is STILL an A. If it really bothers you, study more next semester, but don't obsess over this. If you really can't let it go and you're missing sleep etc., it may be time to see a counselor.
    No, Hypnotic Nurse, I do not need a counselor. I just found out my grade this morning and after busting my butt for 16 weeks with an A average, I was/ am very disappointed with myself for getting a 90 on my final and bring down my GPA with an A-.

    I'm sorry I posted this message. I thought I could come here for support, I did not expect to get some of the replies I did...

    Those of you who strive for the best in yourself, understand what I mean; whether your average is an A, B or C. I know I should have done better.

    Yes, of course, there are more inportant things in life other than my final grade, but felt I could vent here to my fellow peers...

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