Know someone who did NOT pass the final?

  1. I'm just wondering if there are students in your class that did NOT pass the final. My class is graduating in January and we just took the big final. Whispers are that as many as 10 did not pass! I am so surprised.

    Do you have students in your class at this late a stage that did not pass the final? Right before graduation?
    •  
  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   APBT mom
    We just had two people fail out of med/surg 2, but about 15 of us failed the final and still made it through (test was very strange the instructors got it from a different test bank than what they usually use). We still have OB and peds left but we asked the instructors if anyone had ever failed out right at the end and they told us that in the last class there was five. My class will also fail you out if you miss/late on to many days (last class failed someone out with two weeks left because of this).
  4. by   southernbelle08
    Yeah, one of my good friends didn't pass the final and failed the semester. I think we only had 6 to fail theory this semester. We did have at least 15 that I know if not pass the clinical portion this semester.
  5. by   Achoo!
    We had 4 poeple drop last week out of our group of 28. Yesterday was our last exam before the final, and people left crying. We still have the final, but it sounds like quite a few people are hanging by a thread going into the final exam. It's so sad and these tests this semester have been brutal.
  6. by   nurz2be
    Quote from Faeriewand
    I'm just wondering if there are students in your class that did NOT pass the final. My class is graduating in January and we just took the big final. Whispers are that as many as 10 did not pass! I am so surprised.

    Do you have students in your class at this late a stage that did not pass the final? Right before graduation?
    One of my friends class is due to graduate in Jan as well. Now, our school is SUPER strict about missing of being late. My friend, this happened last week, set her alarm clock for 5 p.m. as opposed to 5 a.m., and she was 2 hours late for her clinical round. The instructor didn't say too much to her except she got the "where the heck you been stare." She found out the day before yesterday from our nursing director that she WILL NOT be graduating in January, in fact if she still wanted to be a nurse she had to retake the ENTIRE semester with the class behind her. WHAT? For 2 clinical hours missed? She offered to come in early, stay late for the next clinical, which would have been today. NOPE. "With nursing responsibilities, comes personal responsibility." OUCH. So, now she has to wait til the next class starts the next phase, which will be in Feb. She will have to redo the entire semester, tests and the whole shebang, and will most likely then graduate in May...... Sad indeed. She was so devastated she got in her car and drove to Tampa to get away. She called me and I felt terrible for her. Sure she missed because she was not careful with her alarm, but WOW..... Like I said, our school is harsh at times.
  7. by   Meriwhen
    AFAIK we all passed the class, though some by a hair: a couple of students actually failed the final by a small margin, but had enough points from their other tests that they still managed to make the C.
  8. by   KrysyRN
    We have two people in our class that did not pass the final by one half point. Our school does not round up on scores, so they've failed the semester. The sad thing is, is that we are in our last semester. The school would not budge on letting them pass saying they have to draw the line somewhere. Passing at my school is 80%. Our tests only have 20 questions on them, and 2 of those questions are worth half a point. So it does not take much to fail a class. It's brutal.
  9. by   Jules A
    Sadly we lost quite a few.
  10. by   NurseJeanB
    Quote from nurz2be
    One of my friends class is due to graduate in Jan as well. Now, our school is SUPER strict about missing of being late. My friend, this happened last week, set her alarm clock for 5 p.m. as opposed to 5 a.m., and she was 2 hours late for her clinical round. The instructor didn't say too much to her except she got the "where the heck you been stare." She found out the day before yesterday from our nursing director that she WILL NOT be graduating in January, in fact if she still wanted to be a nurse she had to retake the ENTIRE semester with the class behind her. WHAT? For 2 clinical hours missed? She offered to come in early, stay late for the next clinical, which would have been today. NOPE. "With nursing responsibilities, comes personal responsibility." OUCH. So, now she has to wait til the next class starts the next phase, which will be in Feb. She will have to redo the entire semester, tests and the whole shebang, and will most likely then graduate in May...... Sad indeed. She was so devastated she got in her car and drove to Tampa to get away. She called me and I felt terrible for her. Sure she missed because she was not careful with her alarm, but WOW..... Like I said, our school is harsh at times.
    I am so sad for your friend. I definitely would have been devastated. I understand that nurses have major responsibilities, but gosh we are also human, and humans make mistakes. We do our best to make sure that we learn from them and that they are not the kind that would endanger someone's life. Sometimes making mistakes is the best lesson of all. Some of the mistakes you make you will NEVER make again, and isn't school the place where you are supposed to learn these things?Being unable to graduate is a pretty harsh consequence.

    Best regards,
    Jean
  11. by   mixyRN
    I know there were as many as 10 who were hanging by a thread, but since I haven't seen anyone since the final I have no idea who made it and who didn't.
    Our final exams in this program are typically brutal. I keep my exam grades high and study very hard through the semester to buffer myself for the final exam, as it usually ends up lowering my grade by 2% overall. This semesters final was 133q long, with many subjective questions and none dropped. Our instructors usually end up dropping 2-4 questions each exam after the review... but no review for the final so no dropped questions which makes attaining a high grade even harder.
    I ended up with the grade I wanted, a 92% in the class which for us is an A but one thing is for sure... no one ends up improving their grade from our finals and it usually does in those borderline students who are hanging by a thread.
  12. by   allthingsbright
    We all passed-and we are required to get at least a 75% on the FINAL, much less the class( no rounding!). I am really proud of my 56 classmates. Smart, persistent bunch of NURSES!
  13. by   samclaug
    Im only in my first semester of nursing school but we actually lost quite a few people. We lost people throughout the semester and then some more this week with finals. Very sad because some of them worked very hard and missed passing by just a few points.
  14. by   akspudus
    Yes, we lost a few. Most people that didn't make it are the ones that didn't take the reading assignments seriously...or thought they could skate through nursing school like the did the prerequisite classes. Then, sadly, there are the 1 or 2 that did everything they could...but didn't make it. Those are the heart breakers...those fellow students that TRY and still did not make it.

    Good luck everyone!!

    akspudus

close