My class must be bad. - page 2

My class must be very bad because a new testing policy has been put into effect. If a student calls in on a test day, there is an automatic 5% deduction off of the final test score. You know, I had... Read More

  1. by   fergus51
    I hated the students that were always sick on test days. MY program didn't penalize them at all and I was so jealous I couldn't stand it. Made me feel like my grades were meaningless, cause if they would pass some of those people, they would pass anyone.
  2. by   emily_mom
    We can miss tests and retake them, at the instructors discretion, that is. For Patho, you can take it late, but no chance for a retest. If you fail, you can take the retest (essay), but the highest you can get is a 78. She would rather not have you there if you're gonna be puking on everyone.
  3. by   kimmicoobug
    I believe they put this policy into effect after the last test before the final last quarter. On this particular day, we had a speech to give and had to be there for the speeches. A high strung day, no doubt and some students felt that they couldn't take the test...so they sat in the lobby. The previous test before that...half the class was missing.
  4. by   Robin61970
    No Nurs2be...Nursing diagnosis.....I let my personal issues get in the way of studying.....I can't let that happen again. I just want to point out that I would much rather have it where we had an average for the semester.....it is nervewracking to know that you could fail out for not getting a 75 on any test....there are 5 tests....the final and a math exit exam....less than a 75....retake.....you are gone.....it is very stressful. I know of people who have failed on test 5....one week before the final....it is scary.....
  5. by   kimmicoobug
    Actually, I would hate that system. I would be a nervous wreck from worrying. Good luck on your retest.
  6. by   Robin61970
    Thanks....I am just trying to stay positive...I think I can....I think I can....
  7. by   nursing 101
    I'm sorry but why is there so much pressure for tests in nursing school? I think re-taking a test (if you missed it on the actual test date) should be up to the discretion of the teacher. Why? Scenario; I'm a good student I'm always there for test and on that one day I miss a test for a GOOD VALID REASON... I have to be penalized? Come on folks stuff happens in life. Like I have a child he might fall very ill on a test day should I get penalized for that? Of course I would make up the exam A.S.A.P! And if it has to be an essay type exam I would take it! But to actually be penalized because something happenned that I had no control over?
    I think we are too hard on ourselves sometimes. Even med school students don't go through all this... I don't get it?
  8. by   fergus51
    I don't think anyone has a problem with the people who miss one test a year cause they are sick and then rewrite it. The problem is when it happens routinely and if you take the test a week later no one can be sure if you were given info from friends which happened all the time in my class. Plus an extra week of studying is a bit unfair to others who wrote the test on time.
  9. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by Robin61970
    No Nurs2be...Nursing diagnosis.....I let my personal issues get in the way of studying.....I can't let that happen again. I just want to point out that I would much rather have it where we had an average for the semester.....it is nervewracking to know that you could fail out for not getting a 75 on any test....there are 5 tests....the final and a math exit exam....less than a 75....retake.....you are gone.....it is very stressful. I know of people who have failed on test 5....one week before the final....it is scary.....
    Well that sucks.. I had to *retake* one in Nursing 2 and I was a basketcase that whole week.... Just study hard and you will be fine I am sure...

    We have our Renal Disease test on Monday, so I am slaving away over kidneys all weekend.. WHat fun...
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by fergus51
    i don't think anyone has a problem with the people who miss one test a year cause they are sick and then rewrite it. the problem is when it happens routinely and if you take the test a week later no one can be sure if you were given info from friends which happened all the time in my class. plus an extra week of studying is a bit unfair to others who wrote the test on time.
    bingo! especially regarding your last statement.

    moreover, i will not result to cheating or missing tests just to get the extra time.

    as i think about it, it can't be too much extra time because studying for the next test would surely be cut short.
  11. by   New CCU RN
    If you weren't there for the exam... you got a big fat zero. No if ands or buts about it. Obviously if you'd been in a huge accident and were at the local ICU on a vent or something they'd let you retake it... but other than some life threatening reason... youd better be there taking the test. Ya know what, not one person missed an exam throughout my entire nursing program.

    As far as make ups for bad grades... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that was not gonna happen. No if, ands or butts about it.
  12. by   bet0326
    Retaking a test because of a bad grade.....that's ridiculous. I mean my school is a lot like high school and some classes drop the lowest grade, but retaking a test! Not even in elementary school. I don't think that's a good thing.
  13. by   Robin61970
    Yes, but our program you have to get a 75 to pass EACH test....if you get below a 75 they kick you out of the program...it is not cumulative GPA. Every test there is a chance of failing out. And the "retake" is so much harder than the original...I found that out.

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