I've probably just lost it all.... - page 4
So I just "completed" my first semester in my ADN program, a fundamentals of nursing class. It's a NINE (9!!!!) credit hour class and I got a C in it 1 point away from a B. I am a 4.0 student, you... Read More
May 10, '12^^^^ Darn skippy.
Honestly OP, I don't have much more confidence in your success than you do at the moment. But it has nothing to do with your grades. It has everything to do with attitude. The odds that you would start nursing school, be perfect at it, be perfect at ALL of it, enjoy it, secure a job in an ICU, enjoy it, be great at it, do perfectly in your BSN program, gain admission to a CRNA program, be great at it, love it, graduate, and love the career without ONE hitch were pretty freaking slim. Suck it up. If you don't get into the program, you'll still have opportunitiea for a great career all around you, and you'll be far more educated about what you really want and excel at than you are now. If you hate EVERY SINGLE path in nursing except the one you picked or god knows what reason, then perhaps you should drop out now, or put your nose to the grindstone and stick to it for the long haul. If you don't do well in your undergrad, you may have to work for 5 years while you go back to school and take another 60-90 hours. If you're passionate about it, you'll do it without a second thought. If you aren't passionate, you'll fall off along the way and the whole thing will resolve itself. The way of the world. /rant.
May 10, '12We'll I realize it isn't the end of the world but I don't wanna have to wait until im 50 years old to attend grad school (not that there's anything wrong with people doing it) because of one (three) C's that I made within one point of a B, and who knows how my other classes will go, my school has a bad reputation of being allergic to A's
May 10, '12Listen sister
I finished Grad school at 50 so go easy there.....do you want us to give you permission to quit? Granted....Quit...so now what are you gonna do?
Life does not always happen they way we think it will. People live, people die, people get married, get divorced, people have kids, peolel lose kids...NONE of us knows what our future holds.
So get the ^&% overyourself and figure out what you need to do better and do it, or walk away. The choice is yours.
May 10, '12Quote from NolanderWell if thats the case why are you going there? I mean after all the hoops we jump through to get into nursing school dont tell me you were completely unaware of your schools flaws if they are "allergic to A's." If this is the case then you should have chose to go somewhere else, which I'm confused why you aren't at a University anyhow if you are this intent on grad school. Blaming your school is a copout, all schools are hard-big deal. I have children, a home, and a husband to care for and tehy are all well cared for and I'm very close to being a staright A student and a senior nursing student at that. Everyone can make excuses and I never talk about my grades but I'm just using them as an example. I will also say my lowest grade was in my first semester so figure out how to do better if thats important to you and move on.We'll I realize it isn't the end of the world but I don't wanna have to wait until im 50 years old to attend grad school (not that there's anything wrong with people doing it) because of one (three) C's that I made within one point of a B, and who knows how my other classes will go, my school has a bad reputation of being allergic to A's
May 10, '12I walked into my RN program with a 3.78 and after this first semester of all B's I am at a 3.5 and PROUD of it!
I have talked to many people in my program that are 3rd and 4th semester students that were the same way...now they are just praying to pass, even if it's with a C.
Don't be so hard on yourself...
May 11, '12Quote from nhnursieI'm a guyListen sister
May 11, '12Quote from NolanderOooooooohhhhhhhh! That explains it.... Guys are hardheaded. ;-)I'm a guy
Honestly, I just think that you need to stop treating nursing as pre-CRNA.Last edit by Miiki on May 11, '12
May 11, '12Quote from MiikiI understand what you mean, but just like most anything you have goals and you want to try and reach the top first, then work you way down as things happenOooooooohhhhhhhh! That explains it.... Guys are hardheaded. ;-)
Honestly, I just think that you need to stop treating nursing as pre-CRNA.
May 12, '12Quote from NolanderYou really is focusing on the wrong things, your grades.... i got a C just like you...i knew i had to many changes if i wanted to survive nursing school..well i did not focus on my grades..i just studied and quit my job. i got all As and Bs through out my program ..and my last semester...i got my big C...guess what i graduated...proudly,...i have passed the Nclex and just got my first job, iam already enrolled in my BSN program and i will go all the way to be a NP. Nothing will stop me from doing that unless i chose to myself, its determination and you have to stay focused.....stop beating yourself too hard....At the end of the day we all will be nurses and your Degree doesn't even contain your grades. All the bestyeah but this is a 9 credit hour class. So it's basically like 3 C's at once
May 12, '12I started my program with a 4.0. Suffice it to say I'm now down to a 3.0. Passing was my
biggest concern, and since I did that, anything else is gravy. I'll worry about getting my
grades up as a senior next year. Grad school is at least 3-4 years away, because I have
some $$$ to make first!
I did learn I was 1 point away from a B in Med Surg II, irritating, but that's life.
As a nursing student, you will learn you will fail some tests, and you will have to pick yourself
up and keep on truckin'. It makes you resilient and thankful for the small things.
May 12, '12You definitely have three more semesters to prove yourself. Being a 4.0 student is fantastic, but maybe you're being a bit hard on yourself. Focus more on improvement rather than any past faults and I'm sure you'll be fine. You made it this far, and it was a struggle. C does not = Nurse unless you let it.
May 12, '12Quote from NolanderBecause as nurses we have peoples lives in the palms of our hands....it shouldn't be easy. We need to learn how to be better and be better so that we can keep people safe.Alright, but I'd still like to know why they made the hardest semester (arguably) worth the most credit hours
Now focus on the present....grad school will be there when you finish. Concentrate on the now and be the best you you can be.