If I hear "C Nurses make the best nurses" one more time I will scream! - page 8

I'm in my first quarter of nursing school and I keep hearing "C Nurses make the best nurses". It makes me absolutely crazy. I'm the first to admit that being book smart does not mean that you have... Read More

  1. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from iliel
    you can stand by your belief and that's no skin off my back but I'm sitting here today, telling you that grades do not always matter to me. I refuse to kill myself over a freakin A. I am an A student and I get the feeling you think because I say grades don't matter then therefore I must be happy with mediocrity. That's crap! I don't try to take away from other when they get good grades and I don't look down my nose at thoes who do get C's.
    There is so much more I could say here but you ppl just aren't listening and believe that you are right so I'll let you own that!
    This is exactly what I meant also. I do get A's, and they are important to me, but I know that isn't the case with everyone, and personally I don't care. Not only do I not care what they get in class or on test, I really don't want to know. But I would never judge someone because they got C's. Heck, I was a C and D student in HS. Back then I didn't care. Now I do. To me, it's a personal achievement of what I have never accomplished before. I probably do put too much pressure on myself, and that may change once I get into nursing school (or I should say, IF! LOL)

    I'm going to school for me, not for what other's think of me. To judge others on their grades is ridiculous.

    Some people knock themselves out just to get a C. I know math is like that for me, so I could never judge someone on getting a C on a test. It doesn't mean squat in terms of who is smarter/dumber/better/worse.

    I told my 13yo daughter the other night, after she complained about a grade her friend got she thought was unfair, that if she is concerned about other people's grades, she should be a teacher!
  2. by   tomorrows RN
    Hi
    Can we all just forget about this thread, its going no where and its very senseless to be complaining about other peoples grades - WHO CARES! I study for myself and if I get a C or an A either way I studied and I know my weaknesses and strengths. There are people out there who spend sooo much time studing and yet still get C's I'm one of them at times. How dare any one say a "book smart" nurse is a better nurse. I'm going to be a great nurse, it takes more than being an A student any ways, lots of people will learn that they can't pass thru just on A's on the unit. Theres alot of things we will never learn in school, and frankly the "A" I got in life span will take me no where! I'm a nursing assistant and just doing that taught me so much that the books can't! We all need to just stop this!
  3. by   BETSRN
    Book smarts does NOT mean a person is successful at what they do. has anyone ever heard the term "book smart,life dumb"? There is a LOT of truth in that expression.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    This thread should be closed as well, imo.
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    wannaBEanRN... I love what you told your 13yr old... I think some people on here could benefit by that statement..

    "if you are concerned about another person's grades, then you should be a teacher."

    Great quote
  6. by   BETSRN
    Why do these threads bother you so much,Jen?
  7. by   hoppermom3
    OK, I'm going to jump in here. I think this whole issue gets blown way out of proportion. I don't care what other people's grades are, and I got the impression that the OP doesn't either. What she seems to be complaining about, and what I have somplained about before, is getting CRITICIZED for getting As. I don't brag about my grades, and certainly don't put others down for theirs. So why should I have to put up with people putting me down for getting As and telling me that they are going to be better nurses because they get Cs?
  8. by   epg_pei
    :angryfire
    My experience has been that students will generally ask what your GPA or marks are to create an opportunity to gush over their own exemplary performance. I don't give a rats ### what their marks are. I don't give a good ### ###*&% what someone else makes on their GPA. I am here to do the best I can for myself. I hope others can do their best, and are happy with their performance. If not, I hope they can identify their weaknesses and areas to improve upon. As far as A students being better nurses than C students or vice versa, I think that's a crock of sh@t. Your marks are not a conclusive indicator of how you will perform as a nurse. They are a conclusive indicator of how you perform as a nursing student. Get over it.

    Edited for language. Yes, this subject makes me want to break something.
  9. by   Wendi Beauvais
    Now you know the ones saying *C* nurses make the best nuses are the ones that are just BAAAARley making it or does not take it seriously. I work hard to get good grades and my school has a TOUGH grading system too..
    Quote from JennInColumbus
    I'm in my first quarter of nursing school and I keep hearing "C Nurses make the best nurses". It makes me absolutely crazy. I'm the first to admit that being book smart does not mean that you have a lot of common sense, but I don't think that A nurses are destined to be bad nurses.

    Our school has a tough grading scale, anything below 80 is failing, and I understand that makes it tougher to get really good grades. However, every time I hear that little manta, it feels like a put down, even though I don't discuss my grades.

    I work extremely hard to get good grades-- I think it is important for obvious reasons and because I'd eventually like to attend CRNA school. I made the decision to be poor for two years and live on student loans so I could spend a lot of time studying. It is only the first quarter and I'm already tired of being made to feel like I won't be a great nurse because I dared to overachieve!

    Does anyone else feel this way too? Thanks for letting me vent.
  10. by   iliel
    Quote from epg_pei
    :angryfire
    My experience has been that students will generally ask what your GPA or marks are to create an opportunity to gush over their own exemplary performance. I don't give a rats ### what their marks are. I don't give a good ### ###*&% what someone else makes on their GPA. I am here to do the best I can for myself. I hope others can do their best, and are happy with their performance. If not, I hope they can identify their weaknesses and areas to improve upon. As far as A students being better nurses than C students or vice versa, I think that's a crock of sh@t. Your marks are not a conclusive indicator of how you will perform as a nurse. They are a conclusive indicator of how you perform as a nursing student. Get over it.

    Edited for language. Yes, this subject makes me want to break something.
    I agree with you for the most part. I still think it's funny that someone would be so worried. Ppl are going to question everything you do in life and if it starts with grades then deal with it.

    Oh, and BTW, just because some ppl state that grades are not something that they would kill themseleves over dosn't mean they don't take things seriously and they are not always the ppl barely makining it.

    Man, ppl, do you realized how elitist it sounds to say of I'm an A student and I'm so sick of hearing my prof say C's make the better nurse. I thought we already agreed that nursing school was a crock sometimes.

    And for the last time...stop assuming because a person say's they don't really care about grades that it makes them any lesser of a person, or good student for that matter.
  11. by   tomorrows RN
    Quote from Wendi Beauvais
    Now you know the ones saying *C* nurses make the best nuses are the ones that are just BAAAARley making it or does not take it seriously. I work hard to get good grades and my school has a TOUGH grading system too..
    OK this is getting me so outraged!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who the Heck are you to say C students do not take school seriously? You have some nerve!!!!! I dedicated my self to the books and yet I get B's, You are very judgmental and frankly if you keep that attitude your nursing career won't go far cause off of that comment you sound very self centered and that is far from what a nurse should be. Think before you make such judgmental comments!! If your so smart you should already know that. Also people take C=RN out of context what it means is even though you get C's for WHATEVER reasons, you can still be a nurse.
  12. by   crispynurse2B
    You know what?......If you want to be a CRNA you have to sweat the grades. Alot of people work really hard, study hard, read alot, participate to the fullest in lecture, clinicals, etc....and still pull c's. Personally, I had a 4.0 till nursing school. Now I'm the B girl....85 is my number, no matter how hard I try I cant break that A barrier. I love nursing school, I love the learning, love the clinicals the patients, etc. Focus on the positive, do your best and don't waste your time with worry about other peoples comments. Most of the time it's in an effort to make someone else feel worthy, not to put down the A students.

    crispy
  13. by   Catma63
    Quote from hoppermom3
    OK, I'm going to jump in here. I think this whole issue gets blown way out of proportion. I don't care what other people's grades are, and I got the impression that the OP doesn't either. What she seems to be complaining about, and what I have somplained about before, is getting CRITICIZED for getting As. I don't brag about my grades, and certainly don't put others down for theirs. So why should I have to put up with people putting me down for getting As and telling me that they are going to be better nurses because they get Cs?
    I agree, it really did get a bit blown out of proportion. I understood what the original poster was complaining about and I understand her frustration over being criticized or receiving ugly comments for her As. It's horrid to think she's has such experiences from obviously immature folks.
    Thing is, folks who get Cs don't want to be criticized either. I've never once heard that C nurses make better nurses (I've heard C=RN!) but I've also never heard that A nurses make better nurses either. You can have all the book smarts in the world, make the bestest grades in nursing school. However, if you don't get out there and be the best possible nurse in hands-on that you can be, what good is that A, B, OR C letter grade? It's what you do with what you've learned that's important.
    Last edit by Catma63 on Feb 19, '04

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