Finals rant!

  1. I am through with my second semester now, and glad of it! Our finals in Med. Surge were a bunch of crap to say the least! I ended up with an 84 average in that class, and just missed a "B"! I should be thankful that I'm still standing, because we have lost two more just recently. I hate finals! It's bad enough that we have had so many unit tests (12!), and then have to try and answer 100 questions from the entire book! It wasn't simple questions either mind you ! Why do we have to continue to be beat up all the time? I have had to kiss a lot of butt just to stay in good standing! I hope things start to get better during the next semester. At least I'm still standing...Good luck everyone on your finals, and hopefully I will see you all on the other side of this journey. We have lost around 8 out of 40 students in the first two semesters...Have a great summer guys...Darby

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  3. by   memphispanda
    We are on to the next semester already, but I'm right there with you. I had an 84.4 average...if I had just gotten a couple more little test questions right I could have had a B. It wouldn't bother me so much, but the last test before the final had some B A D questions on it. Should have been thrown out BAD. But they refused to take them off the test even after we provided documentation to support the answers we (as a class) overwhelmingly chose over the "right" answer. Ahhh well...shouldn't be fussing I guess. I'm already behind on reading.
  4. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by darby1
    At least I'm still standing...Good luck everyone on your finals, and hopefully I will see you all on the other side of this journey. We have lost around 8 out of 40 students in the first two semesters...Have a great summer guys...Darby

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    We lost 12 the first semester, and started with 49. We lost 8 more in just the first half of 2nd semester (which is divided into two 8 week sessions, each graded individually). We lost 2 the 2nd half of 2nd semester (and we are only on our 3rd week of it!) You ONLY lost 8 in two semesters? If we continue on as other classes have, we expect to graduate less than half of our original class. Be grateful they are so easy on you!
  5. by   Mithrah
    Finals are no fun. I just lot my closest friend in nursing school because she didn't pass. In fact, we lost 4 students out of 25 in our first semester.

    I hate unfair test questions because even though I sometimes I know the answer I know that it isn't fair to other students because it was NEVER in lecture or our assigned book readings.

    There was one test question I missed and I asked the teacher to give me a pg. # or any kind of reference to back up her made up answer...well guess what? She couldn't even do that.

    I think if anyone gets a C in class be thankful you passed. In the end you'll have your RN degree and nobody will care about your grades.
  6. by   Jennerizer
    Yes, they definitely are unfair. Our final was filled with information we had never been taught, nor is it in our book. They do that to weed out the borderline students. It isn't right.

    Good job on passing!
  7. by   RNIAM
    This week alot of people received academic warnings. I feel just sick for them. This is just so hard. We have forty students right now I will be surprised if we wind up with 30.

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