I have to brag (I am so excited)

  1. I have to brag because I am so excited. I am about 90% excited if that makes sense. (Probably not, but oh well.) I found out my official mid-term grades and I have 3 A's and 1 C. Those A's are really strong A's too. Two of the A's are 100% and the third A is a 94%. The C is the reason why I am 90% excited instead of 100%. The good news about C is that I am so close to having a B so I feel that if I keep it up then I will be able to get a B. I have NEVER had 3 A's in one semester so that is why I am making a big deal out of this. Everyone who listens to be constantly say I am stressed out over studying and grades understands how big of a deal this is for me. Well, I know now that I am truly capable and I need to keep this up. There is hope after all. I never given up. So for everyone else who has been worried don't give up keep hoping and keep working hard. I have been really trying for the past 3 years to get at least a 3.5 GPA and this WILL be the semester that I do it.

    I am on spring break all of this week but believe it or not I will be studying. I have been told not to but I can't help it I have to study because I am at the point where I am doing so good and I can not and will not get off track now.

    I am sorry I know some people are getting sick and tired of hearing me already but this is just so exciting. I am going out to night and celebrate a little with my best friend. It has been long over due for a night out with my best friend she calls me every weekend and ask if we can go out and I tell her no I have to study. I actually called her this morning and told her let's go out and she was totally shocked.
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   jerseyrome
    Congrats. Thats really cool. Can you answer me something though? First, i want to be a registered nurse, im thinking petriatic oncology. Anyways, do you know of any good schools? Where are you going to? And how long do you think the waiting list is, because im 15-freshman, and i've heard some waiting lists are up to 4 years, so, i'd have to starting signing up. And, do you have any advice, i'd like some. Thanks a lot!

    Jersey
  4. by   kats
    Congratulations! As another person who is known to be someone who worries a lot about grades, believe me I understand. Last semester I was completely shocked when I had a 4.0 in all my classes. I only could get 2 classes this semester that I need for my pre-requisites so I am volunteering in the OR at the hospital on Fridays too. I have an "a" in Nutrition so far and "b" in Anatomy. I too have faith that I will be able to bring the "b" up to an "a". Keep up the good work and also make sure to keep taking relaxation time when you need it too.
    -Kimberly
  5. by   Mito
    Yes there is something to be said for a 4.0 GPA , that and .75 cents will get you a cup of coffee. I do well in my program but people who are anal about their marks and talk about them as if they are the be all and end all really annoy me.

    Mito
  6. by   peaceful2100
    Well, I am sorry if I like totally annoy some people but I plan to go to graduate school and this is NO ONE's problem but my own but my first two years I did not do so well and HAD no business starting school until I was totally healed but I did and now I am trying to make up in my last two years for the past two so I can have some kind of chance of getting in to graduate school. Also if you want to do some kind of internship between your junior year and senior year of nursing school believe it or not they do ask you for your GPA because they EXPECT a minimum GPA.

    Some people naturally/easily can get A's but others have to work their REAR ENDS OFF more than others to get those A's. Now I know if I don't get an A is NOT The end of the world but at this time of my life it matters a whole too me because like I said I want to have a good chance of getting into grad school and before I felt like I minus will give up hope for getting in. Well, once my advisor told me that if I work really hard my last two years and then do good on the grad school test and make remarkable improvement a grad school admissions commitee will truly be wowed by that and will give me some consideration.

    Kats, as long as we have faith and try that is what matters most.

    JerseyRome, some schools have waiting lists and other's don't. Since you are still a freshman, you cannot apply for a program and get put on a waiting list. You need to graduate from high school first and then go to college and do the requirements the nursing school wants you to do before you can apply. Many nursing schools will not accept you until you have so many credits done and out of the way. So my best advice to you as a freshman is keep your grades up, take science classes like chemistry and Anatomy and physiology if your school offers it. Also take some algebra classes as well. If you not currently a volunteer. I strongly encourage you to volunteer this summer in a hospital. Also call around your local hospitals and find out if they have a shadow a nurse day for high school students.
  7. by   kats
    Part of the reason why I am so concerned with my grades is that I don't yet know which nursing school I will be applying to since my husband is up for new orders and we don't know where we will be. Some of them are very competative. I also didn't get such high grades the last time I went to school before I changed my major to be pre-nursing. I only had a 3.0. That needs to come up for me to be admitted to most nursing schools. Also, I am mostly concerned with just learning the material. Lots of classes I have taken in the past where I got an "a", I only had to memorize the material long enough to take the test and then I forgot it (like History). With the classes I am taking now, however, I not only need to know the information for the tests but for nursing school and then being a nurse. I am currently thinking I want to be a surgical nurse so learning the anatomy and retaining the information is especially critical for me. I just think that people should actually find out as much information about people before jumping to conclusions about them and getting "annoyed" by them without knowing their reasons for their concerns. Just for your information also, concentrating on being the best student I can be is one of the ways I deal with the stress of my husband being in the Navy and at sea for six months at a time. Here's to keeping an open mind and not making hasty judgements, huh?
  8. by   nursedawn67
    Peaceful2100....WTG!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!!!
  9. by   angelina28
    Congradulatioins and Keep up the good work.
    Tammy
  10. by   crnasomeday
    Good job peace....I'm proud of ya!
  11. by   MRed94
    Oh, this is so totally Awesome! You go, Girl!

    Marla
  12. by   GPatty
    I think that's great! You go have a great time!
    Julie
  13. by   zacarias
    Tonya,

    This is awesome! I'm so proud of you. You study like nobody's business and it's paying off! So 3.5 is honors isn't it there at your school?

    Z
  14. by   peaceful2100
    Zach,

    Yes, 3.5 is honors at my school. Actually, as a matter of fact at my school 3.0 is consider good enough for the honor roll list.

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