I got a C+ in Pharmacology & I am really discouraged about my future as a nurse ..

  1. I'm a nursing student in NYC . I graduate in May 2018 . My spring semester of 2017 was so difficult for me . I struggled through it .. I was taking pharm , peds , maternity & psych all in one semester. With all the studying I had to do .. I couldn't manage to memorize all of the drugs ! It was impossible. My first 2 pharm tests , I did great on .. but the last 2 .. I got 70s .. resulting in my C+ . In all my other classes, I got As & Bs in .. but this C+ is killing me .. its my first & only C grade ever . I feel as if when I graduate .. I won't get into a residency program because of it .. I won't be able to do my masters .. I wont be able to get a job .. I'm just really discouraged & scared . Nowadays, it seems as if passing the NCLEX isnt enough anymore & here I am with an ugly C+ .. does anyone have some uplifting words ? Its not even 2018 yet & I'm already sad about being unfavorable even more because of my C+ on top of being a new grad with no experience that no one wants to hire .
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Spurs_up
    If you have a license you will get a job. I have never held a job that asked for my transcripts, keep your grades up from here on out and you will be fine. You can still get into a masters program as well. Getting a C+ isn't the end of the world, trust me it will be okay.
  4. by   FuturePsychNP21
    Quote from Spurs_up
    If you have a license you will get a job. I have never held a job that asked for my transcripts, keep your grades up from here on out and you will be fine. You can still get into a masters program as well. Getting a C+ isn't the end of the world, trust me it will be okay.
    This is not true, especially in NYC. Yes there are many hospitals that are not asking for transcripts but there are many that do as well (especially if you are looking to work here in the city or in other saturated places like California). With that being said, one C+ will not prevent you from getting a job, especially if you show continued improvement throughout the rest of your program and if you can explain how you overcame that struggle in interviews.
  5. by   fibroblast
    It is better than not passing. Some schools if you don't pass, you don't go on in nursing school.
  6. by   Irish_Mist
    You passed the class. Move on. One C isn't going to keep you from becoming a competent RN or get a job.
  7. by   caliotter3
    I would be more concerned about your lack of basic knowledge of the subject matter than the C. A proactive measure to help yourself would be to make a schedule to take one hour, or whatever length of time, each week to review your pharm material, as if you were still taking the class. Get review texts or other material covering pharm and quiz yourself. Keep this activity up throughout the rest of your program so that you get a better handle on pharm concepts. You will feel better about your efforts and they will pay off when it comes time for NCLEX and beyond.
  8. by   forevergreatful
    you will be fine, worry about getting through nursing school first. pharm can be tricky you will get to really know the meds when you do your hospital clinicals. don't stress. as long as you passed the class and you are moving on to the next semester.
  9. by   cnbnicole
    You passed! That's great. Have you heard the jokes about nursing school? They are true!! By the end you'll just be happy you passed. The last semester is hard.
    But in two years when you're in the med room pulling a med you never heard of and you have to pull out your phone to google it...
    That C you got will be a long forgotten memory!!!
    Hang in there. You're almost done!!
  10. by   KelRN215
    One C+ is not going to prevent you from getting a job. I got a C+ in some class in college. I forget if it was Pathophysiology or Pharm. Maybe Patho. I didn't study much that semester when I turned 21 and was busy doing 21 year old things.

    Beyond my new grad program, which only needed my transcripts as proof that I graduated, no job I've ever held has been concerned with transcripts or GPA.

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