How annoying is this?! - page 3

My final grade in fundamentals is a 92.4% and a 93 is an A!! ughhhh 0.6% away!! I know the letter doesn't matter, but DAMNIT!!!!:madface::angryfire:trout::sniff: Anyone else who was borderline?... Read More

  1. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from StlRn2b1206
    Oh yes.....you have to love the whole "grades are not rounded" attitude in nursing school. I think this was my favorite statement in every course syllabus in my school: "you must have a 76% to pass, and 75.99% is NOT considered passing!

    Even though I understand your frustration, 92.4% is a fantastic grade for fundamentals! Congratulations!
    That is garbage; I'm sorry your school isn't human enough to round. That stinks.

    This happened to me in Pathophysiology this semester, which for us is a master's level course. I got an 89.3. They round up at .5 or higher.

    I missed an "A" by TWO TENTHS OF A POINT. It was my only B grade. I KILLED myself in that class. At least it's a B+ - poor consolation but four tenths of a point more than a B, so my GPA was still rock solid, but STILL...:angryfire

    Congrats, though, to the original poster, and I do so know how you feel!!!
  2. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from blackberry4eva
    everything is about blessings. i worked very hard to get the grades that i got and thank god for every a,b,and c that was given. so don't talk to me about hard work because i have done my share! maybe because i know that i am blessed, passing is good enough for me and knowing that so many wish they could be in my shoes, makes me work even harder and increase my gratefulness!all blessings come from god!
    (so someone who gets a c and fluffs off is as blessed as someone with a c who busted their butt? i have to wonder about that. i don't think god has factored in pure luck for some.)

    being equally aware of what you've said does not lessen my annoyance with two tenths of a point. the only thing i've been blessed with here - regarding my school performance - is a good work ethic and a whole lot of smarts - book and otherwise. god is a busy man and cannot concern himself with my grades; he gave me the tools, and he knows i use them to the best of my abilities - and it still annoys me that i missed a 3.8-something gpa (one a-, in fundamentals) because of two lousy tenths of a point.

    buried in that wonderful work ethic i've been blessed with is a borderline type a personality, which he has also blessed me with the strength to deal with. i go in with the idea that i will not settle for just passing - and then if that's the best that comes up (which happened often, usually involving calculus or even advanced algebra - math - ick), then i know i've gone in with all claws open and have done my best, and i feel blessed to have been given the ability to not only work my socks off, but to handle whatever the result of my dogged efforts is.

    what i'm truly blessed with is a husband who is sacrificing an awful lot, that i won't go into here, and who recommended i apply to a school i'd never dreamed of getting into and was too embarrassed to ask for assistance in attending (duke university), and tells me on the phone all the time from his job in the middle east how proud he is of me, and how proud he is to go to work in a crappy part of the world, knowing that it is his sweat paying an unmentionable portion of my tuition. the fact that he backs me to the hilt on this makes everything else possible. and whether you all believe it or not, this was indeed all his idea (this quagmire of tuition and duke blue i seem to be buried in lately). he even requested duke's app packet for me, because i didn't have the guts to do it myself.

    i was blessed with my sharp mind at birth. i was truly blessed with the man i married by the grace of god, and i don't forget that.

    (i'll be even more blessed if he can manage to get a flight out of kuwait tonight (he did manage to get out of tikrit today, thank heaven) to get to doha before friday and get to a travel agent to get a flight here before christmas. that will be all the blessings i need this christmas. but that's another post! :spin: )

    by the way - i salute all of us; all of us are working our butts off, be it at private universities, state universities (unc, by the way, turned me down for their absn; go figure), lpn programs, community colleges, technical schools, or diploma programs. whether we're getting prereqs completed, waiting for the mailman, tensing up at the thought of yet another semester of this madness they call nursing school, or getting ready to enter the scarier-than-hades real world of nursing, we're all in the game together. and whether you're griping about nth's of points (like me!), or are just praising god you passed - so what; the end result for all of us will hopefully be the same; one person's nemeisis is another's strength; and at the end of the day - all that matters is that we reach our goals, fulfill our dreams, and pass the cotton-picking, god-forsaken nclex, right?

    who cares where it all comes from? as long as what we believe makes us happy, i think - literally - that god is indeed in the details.
    Last edit by carolinapooh on Dec 21, '06
  3. by   emz07
    yah blackberry, you juz have to be thankful for what you have received and if ot contented, study harder but grades isn't that big deal. its more on the personality. the way we care and touch other's life right? Godbless to all of you. merry xmas
  4. by   JennyRN09
    I know you must be frustrated, but still, wow that is an awesome grade. I just got my final exam grade and grade for Nursing I yesterday and I got an 89 on the final and a B+ for the course. My hardest thing has been to let go of the whole "A" thing. I have been an A student my whole life up until nursing school. Either way, I am proud of my grade because this has been one of the hardest things I have ever done and I know its just going to get harder. But still, I was sooooooo close..... But when I look at the fact that Nursing I is behind me and now I'm heading off to Nursing II, I don't really care about the number/letter. I am just happy I'm still in.

    But congrats on your grade! That's great!
  5. by   KellieNurse06
    Geez.....why so worried about points away from A's or B's????
    You have two arms & legs that work and are able bodied, right??? Life is too short to sit & go on & on about how many points away from an A or B you were..............obviously if you passed the course with an A,B,or C......you are competant. That's fantastic for anyone who can keep a perfect4.0 GPA....kudos to you!!!
    What about the people who have had horrible things happen during school and still managed to plug along despite it all......and just get by???? There have been some I know of & I have even more respect for them just for being able to keep going despite the obstacles...... Life is too short to worry about minor things really.....jmpo
  6. by   JBudd
    Its a venting thread ... yes it is frustrating to come so close and yet so far. Been there, done that, but 25 years later, I only remember 2 grades: both of them ones I missed by a bit. Long as you give A+ effort in your patient care, its all good.

    Reminds me of the story of the student who told her professor he should have "given her" the A since she got an 89 overall. He was also the football coach, told her if his team got within one yard of the goal line, was the ref supposed to give him the touchdown? :spin:

    Hang in there guys!
  7. by   allthingsbright
    I think that God blessed me with an able body and mind, and my grades are a result of using that mind...I take responsibility and don't put it on God. What if I got F's? Would I be cursed instead of blessed? No, I just didn't work hard enough. So, that's the justification for my post, blackberry4eva.

    And frankly, I don't understand the tone of some of these posts--maybe everyone is just stressed out. I am just as frustrated as the OP about my grade--and the fact that I really worked hard and missed the mark. I do thank God for giving me the oportunity.

    And I respect everyone else and what they believe about stuff like this. Ok, that's all I have to say on it--now off to make some cookies.

    Happy holidays, all!
  8. by   blackberry4eva
    Quote from allthingsbright
    i think that god blessed me with an able body and mind, and my grades are a result of using that mind...i take responsibility and don't put it on god. what if i got f's? would i be cursed instead of blessed? no, i just didn't work hard enough. so, that's the justification for my post, blackberry4eva.

    and frankly, i don't understand the tone of some of these posts--maybe everyone is just stressed out. i am just as frustrated as the op about my grade--and the fact that i really worked hard and missed the mark. i do thank god for giving me the oportunity.

    and i respect everyone else and what they believe about stuff like this. ok, that's all i have to say on it--now off to make some cookies.

    happy holidays, all!
    god has a plan for everyone. if you got f's no you would not be cursed you are still blessed. with that f you will have the knowledge of what it takes to do better. true god has given you a stable mind and body, but the diference between you and i is that i thank god for everything he gives me and believe some times things come with a lesson. for you to say that someone did not work hard enough because they got a c is ridiculous. i know i work very hard for my grades. everyone is different, some are good test takers, some are good handson, some both.merry christmas!
  9. by   purplegrape
    I did fine, but my fellow student got a 78.66%. We need a 79% to pass
    Now he'll have to re-take the class.
  10. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from blackberry4eva
    for you to say that someone did not work hard enough because they got a c is ridiculous.
    look, i didn't say that--i am sorry you took it that way. we all work hard for our grades.

    please let's drop this. this is getting out of hand. i won't be checking this thread again because this is non productive.

    thanks.

    sorry to the op.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from KellieNurse06
    Geez.....why so worried about points away from A's or B's????
    You have two arms & legs that work and are able bodied, right??? Life is too short to sit & go on & on about how many points away from an A or B you were..............obviously if you passed the course with an A,B,or C......you are competant. That's fantastic for anyone who can keep a perfect4.0 GPA....kudos to you!!!
    What about the people who have had horrible things happen during school and still managed to plug along despite it all......and just get by???? There have been some I know of & I have even more respect for them just for being able to keep going despite the obstacles...... Life is too short to worry about minor things really.....jmpo
    I think the original poster did mention that "it didn't matter" so I doubt they are extremely worried or losing any sleep over it. I think they would only be human not to take notice of barely missing an A. I think we can do that, vent about it, be a little frustrated, and still keep life (and spritiual things to those that believe it) in perspective.

    Kind of like when you burn yourself on the stove.....yeah you're greatful you didn't get burned in a house fire, and what about those poor people who did lose their house and are in intesive care with burns..........it still burns and you say ouch. Then you move on.
    Last edit by Tweety on Dec 22, '06
  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from allthingsbright
    Look, I didn't say that--I am sorry you took it that way. We all work hard for our grades.

    Please let's drop this. This is getting out of hand. I won't be checking this thread again because this is non productive.

    Thanks.

    Sorry to the OP.
    Good idea. No need for any of us to hijack the thread. Although no Terms of Service Violations have occurred, the original poster was venting, if we can't support that or relate, perhaps best to not post.
  13. by   marilynmom
    Vent all you want! I understand!

    Some of us ARE concerned with keeping a high GPA in order to get into certain grad school programs (NP, CLS, etc). I know the minimum to get into the NP program here is to have a 3.0 in all your nursing classes. I would be personally SICK if I made all C's or just barely passed. I have a right to feel that way.

    Anyways, I made two A's this semester and 2 B's which were so close to an A that I was dissapointed in myself a bit, but I'm not losing sleep or anything over it.

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