Help me let go of my need for an A.... - page 3

I'm very upset. I did really poorly on my last test (79.6). This brings my cumulative grade to an 86.8. We need 89.5 or above to get an A in the class. The problem is that there are only two more tests and the final left. I need... Read More

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    But I don't want to screw up my GPA.
    You know, I went into nursing school with a 3.38 and in my last semester of school, I currently have a 3.26. I've gotten all A's and B's but it still has pulled down my GPA. I have 4 more classes to go, 2 more this point, all I care about is getting a 75% test average so I can graduate!!!


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    I have the same feeling as Klone on my Human Anatomy class grade, but I have learned to accept my grade.

    I started off on the wrong foot, and that messed up my whole study plan.

    I will be happy to get a C in the class.

    I know it will mess up my GPA seriously, but I am glad it is almost over at least.

    I plan on taking extra science/biology/chem classes to raise it back up.

    Good Luck,
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    I ran into a woman the other day who was in my Micro class last summer. She's in the second semester of the ADN program, I'm still hoping to be admitted for August. We talked for a while, and she told me that the biggest piece of advice she could give me was to learn to be satisfied with something other than an A. (She knows that I put a lot of pressure on myself.) Our program is notorious for its fail rate, so she knew I'd have big problems if I added my own pressures to the pressures of school.
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    An update to my OP....I found out the other day that 10 of the 4th semester students have dropped the program, one week before their final final exams. Apparently they're doing so poorly that there is no mathematical way they can pass the class unless they get 100% on the final exam. 5 more are on academic probation.

    So you can say that I've successfully readjusted my expectations for myself. :chuckle I've also figured out that if I can get Bs in the core med/surg courses for the next three semesters, and As in the other stuff (maternal/child, psych, leadership), then I'll still be able to stay in Phi Theta Kappa. I guess that was my main concern.

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