Higher grading policy - page 2

Student nurse here. The grading policy for our COLLEGE is 90-100 A, 80-90 B, etc. However, the grading policy in our nursing classes hold us to a higher standard 93-100A, 85-92 B, and I was just... Read More

  1. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    Student nurse here. The grading policy for our COLLEGE is 90-100 A, 80-90 B, etc. However, the grading policy in our nursing classes hold us to a higher standard 93-100A, 85-92 B, and I was just wondering if that was a common thing at other colleges. A student made the comment to me the other day that if she didn't pass this semester she was going to another school close by that had a less strict policy.

    my school is 93-100 is and A too....
  2. by   johnjrb
    Our school is a little more liberal. 90-100A, 80-89B, and 75-79C. Below 75 is failing.
  3. by   jasonglh
    Quote from RainDreamer
    Okie dokie
    You could quote the entire paragraph instead of the first sentence. I have worked at the same hospital for 10 years and stand by my assertation.

    I will see your rolling eye smilie and raise you this:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005200574,00.html

    See if you can spot the fx in pic number 3.
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from jasonglh
    You could quote the entire paragraph instead of the first sentence. I have worked at the same hospital for 10 years and stand by my assertation.

    I will see your rolling eye smilie and raise you this:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005200574,00.html

    See if you can spot the fx in pic number 3.
    I don't really see your point here. I read the article and I just don't connect the "brainy" drunken teens with an "A" student nurse. I don't think C-sn are better than A-sn or vice versa...I really believe that its where your heart is and whether you put a lot of effort into the care you give and learning the material.
  5. by   RainDreamer
    Quote from jasonglh
    Often times a C student nurse will make a better nurse than an A student. But I can tell you in my class there are several A students that couldnt find their *** with both hands. Yet there are several C students I think will finish the program and go on to be good nurses.
    Ok, there's your entire paragraph, happy now? You're making HUGE generalizations.

    Quote from jasonglh
    I will see your rolling eye smilie and raise you this:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005200574,00.html

    See if you can spot the fx in pic number 3.
    And am I supposed to be laughing now? I'm laughing at your ignorance, for sure.
  6. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from RainDreamer
    Ok, there's your entire paragraph, happy now? You're making HUGE generalizations.


    And am I supposed to be laughing now? I'm laughing at your ignorance, for sure.

    lol was that article supposed to prove something?? the only thing it proved to me was that some college students do stupid things when they are drunk...saying that students who make Cs will be better nurses is a HUGE generaliziton!
  7. by   RainDreamer
    I don't think it was to prove anything. He just wanted to see if we (I) could point out the obvious fracture in that 3rd picture.

    Funny stuff, eh? :chuckle

    Oh, and I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out what him working at the same hospital for 10 years has to do with any of this?!

    Someone clue me in, please I'm just a stupid ole "B" student, for God's sakes!
    Last edit by RainDreamer on May 3, '05
  8. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from RainDreamer
    I don't think it was to prove anything. He just wanted to see if we (I) could point out the obvious fracture in that 3rd picture.

    Funny stuff, eh? :chuckle

    Oh, and I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out what him working at the same hospital for 10 years has to do with any of this?!

    Someone clue me in, please I'm just a stupid ole "B" student, for God's sakes!
    lol ah well maybe i misunderstood...the fracture was nasty looking....i am also a bit confused....
  9. by   carolh
    Let me start by saying that my school is also liberal in their grading. A 90-100 is an A and anything less than 75 is failing. I maintain a solid A in all my classes. That said, to be fair, I think Jasonglh only meant that some people test well and others do not. I would rather have a nurse with c's in school, a caring attitude and 10 years experience than a graduate nurse (no real experience there), A's as a student and a bad attitude. Some of the most important things about nursing can not be taught. Also, from what I have seen, a student can test very high and still be unable to translate that into clincal ability. All of this leads to the question "What makes a good nurse?" Should it only be based on education or should a good nurse also have humility, patience, compassion, experience, and a good sense of humor for those times when all other virtues fail? Anyway that was my take on the post.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Often times a C student nurse will make a better nurse than an A student.
    Statements like this annoy me, because it's a putdown to one group, to boost another. What does THAT solve??

    Either student COULD make a good nurse, it depends on the individual.

    (And i'm not playing "Spot the Fracture", either, since i refuse to participate in a ****ing contest.)
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on May 3, '05 : Reason: typo
  11. by   nurse4theplanet
    You said it marie

    I mean if you are going to make a generalization that is going to downgrade a certain group of people AT LEAST use a better example!!!! :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  12. by   Sheri257
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Statements like this annoy me, because it's a putdown to one group, to boost another. What does THAT solve??

    Either student COULD make a good nurse, it depends on the individual.
    Hear, Hear!

    Although this is what bugs me the most. I don't think A students necessarily make better nurses. And I'm not trying to overgeneralize here. But from my own personal experience ... Every time people flunk a test, they start with the "C students make the best nurses" crap. In my class, they don't even qualify the statement.

    These are the same people who refuse to read the book. Well ... duh ... if you're not going to do the reading, you're not going to pass the test.

    Now maybe that's not an indication of what kind of nurse they're going to be. But if you're not going to do the assignments, then don't put down other students who do.

    And, quite frankly, a lot of these same people don't do their clinical assignments either. They're always trying to get away with doing the absolute bare minimum of work and are always goofing off at the nurses' station. The instructors are always having to ride them to get their assignments done.

    Then they complain about students who actually do the work for making them "look bad." They actually expect others not to hand in their assignments on time, since they haven't done the work. It's outrageous.

    I'm sure there are exceptions, but I personally haven't seen them in my class. The same people who say "C students make better nurses" are the same people I wouldn't want as my nurse.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 3, '05
  13. by   jasonglh
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Statements like this annoy me, because it's a putdown to one group, to boost another. What does THAT solve??

    Either student COULD make a good nurse, it depends on the individual.

    (And i'm not playing "Spot the Fracture", either, since i refuse to participate in a ****ing contest.)
    Okay perhaps I could make myself a little more clear.

    No one is stepping on me by talking about C students so its not personal. I'm pretty happy being a B student. So long as I graduate I really don't care what I make.

    However in my first sentence I said often not all. There are some A students who will make fine nurses and there are C students who will be fine nurses. I would gladly take up for the C students in my class or on here.

    In my class several of the A students tend to look down on the C students. That really doesnt sit well with me. In my program the only grades you get are for exams (6@60pts each) and the final(240pts). Clinicals and skills are pass or fail only. So if you dont test well you are screwed. Some of the C students are really good in clinicals and do know what they are doing but do not test well. I have seen them regurgitate all the drug info on the spot to the instructor in clinicals but I have no clue what happens to their brain during a test. At least 2 in my class are now on Xanax for test anxiety and 1 guy ran out of the final exam twice to puke in the hallway. That same guy was borderline passing but cares more about his patients than I probably ever will. One of the A students who I get partnered with in clinicals could give a rats *** about her Pt's because this is just a stepping stone to CRNA for her. So you want that C student working on you or the A student?

    As far as me working in the same hospital goes. It means I have been around many nurses in their natural habitat. My father, mother and wife are all RN's. I have seen them come in doing clinicals, precept and return as RN's. One such young lady was an A student and the president of Student Nurse whatever and frightens me to be blunt. But she tested well in school.



    Now that that is out of the way. Does anyone elses school have the 3 D policy as well? Nobody else finds it ironic that you have to round up your answers for the med math?

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