Grades dropping in clinicals?

  1. I've seen several of you post that you were A students in pre-reqs, and now make C's in clinicals. I am a 3.0 student. I've had mostly B's, but a couple of A's and a couple of C's. I'm concerned about my grades lowering to D's in nursing school now! (One of my many fears).
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  3. by   RNIAM
    Quote from studentnurse74
    I've seen several of you post that you were A students in pre-reqs, and now make C's in clinicals. I am a 3.0 student. I've had mostly B's, but a couple of A's and a couple of C's. I'm concerned about my grades lowering to D's in nursing school now! (One of my many fears).
    Hi. my grades have gone up and down. To be honest it really comes down to study habits. the better you study the more on top of your grades you will be. I have seen straight A student fall to B's and C's. I have also seen A students stay A students. Good luck I am sure if you are a focused studnet you will be just fine.
  4. by   purplemania
    are you referring to the clinical grade or the lecture grade? If your clinical grade is sliding you need to confer with the instructor to learn how to meet expectations. Really, same is true for didactics. What are you doing, or not doing, that keeps your score lower than desired? Use the instructor as a resource! See if you can do something for extra credit, like a poster or powerpoint presentation, etc.
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    This is one of my HUGE worries also. :stone
  6. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from purplemania
    are you referring to the clinical grade or the lecture grade?
    Sorry, what I meant was lecture grade. I have a good feeling about clinical grades, I think I'll enjoy it. I just don't know how difficult the bookwork will be.
  7. by   Tony35NYC
    At my school, getting a "D" in the theory courses is almost as bad as getting an "F" because they don't accept "Ds" toward the nursing degree. They also don't give letter grades for clinicals. You either pass or you fail based strictly on how you demonstrate competency at the skills, and they don't allow you to make up with essays or special projects if you screw up. Success or failure in clinical is 100% at the instructors discretion, and they won't hesitate to withdraw you from clinical if you're screwing up with bad math, med errors, violation of safety protocol, or if you can't answer the questions they keep throwing at you about what you're doing. If you're pulling only "Cs" and your GPA drops too low they will withdraw you from the program for that, too.
  8. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from Tony35NYC
    If you're pulling only "Cs" and your GPA drops too low they will withdraw you from the program for that, too.
    Your school drops you from the program for getting Cs???
  9. by   justjenny
    Quote from studentnurse74
    I've seen several of you post that you were A students in pre-reqs, and now make C's in clinicals. I am a 3.0 student. I've had mostly B's, but a couple of A's and a couple of C's. I'm concerned about my grades lowering to D's in nursing school now! (One of my many fears).

    If you have D's in nursing school - you wont BE in nursing school anymore!
    (at least at my college) Failing is 77 or below (C) a 91 is a high B !!!

    I was a big GPA worrier BEFORE nursing school....now that I'm IN nursing school...of course I want that A.....but it is no longer the "be all end all" measure of my success.

    Jenny
  10. by   Tony35NYC
    Quote from studentnurse74
    Your school drops you from the program for getting Cs???

    They won't drop you just for geting Cs, but if those Cs pull your GPA down below the threshhold they will boot you out of the program.
  11. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from justjenny
    If you have D's in nursing school - you wont BE in nursing school anymore!
    (at least at my college) Failing is 77 or below (C) a 91 is a high B !!!

    I was a big GPA worrier BEFORE nursing school....now that I'm IN nursing school...of course I want that A.....but it is no longer the "be all end all" measure of my success.

    Jenny
    At my school during pre-reqs, the grading scale is your typical 90=A, 80=B, etc. Anything below a 70 (D) is also failing. I'm not sure if the scale during clinicals is different or not.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Ours doesn't accept Cs either. Below an 80, you're out. Between an 80-86 you're on probation, and it better pull up soon. 86 is the lowest B we can have, so in other words, in order to graduate/pass, all the final grades have to be an 86 or above.
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Our GPA has to stay at 2.5 or higher or you're gone!
  14. by   GracefulRN
    Quote from studentnurse74
    Your school drops you from the program for getting Cs???

    That is what our policy says too. More than 2 C's and your out. :uhoh21:

    ......But no pressure

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