Scary...is it fair? - page 3

A fellow classmate got 74.23%..nano points from 75% and did not make the class. If you were the Dean would have allowed passing? Factoring in mind that the individual has many other degrees.. ... Read More

  1. by   fultzymom
    At our school it did not matter. There was no rounding of grades no matter how close the person was. No, I would not round if that is the rules. There is a reason that there is a grade requirement.
  2. by   fultzymom
    Quote from rnmomtobe2010
    I have one question and I am not being ugly nor do I want to start a debate or anything... What if it where you all who failed by nano points? Would you want the dean/instructor to make an acception or would you still feel like you got what you deserved? Pending you tried and worked your you know what off or the dog ate the homework or your child got sick and you absolutely had no choice but to miss the class, etc..... What are some of your feelings on that?
    We all have tough decisions to make that effect what happens to us with school. I had to miss two days of clinical during winter quarter due to my daughter having pneumonia. So then I had to go the two make up dates. We were only allowed to make up two days. After that we failed. So during that winter if I would have had to miss clinical due to bad weather, I would have failed and it would have been my fault because I had already missed.

    And I had a couple of tests that I was sweating bullets because I did not study like I should have. If I would have found myself in these others situations (which I didn't) then I would have had no one to blame but myself for not putting in the time studying like I should have. I think this is part of the problem in our country: we all think we are special enough to be the exception to the rule.
  3. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    Fultzymom, you are right in your statement you know. The school told us at orientation to have a back up plan, for kids etc.. have two or three back-ups I also have to have a back up plan in place for my daughter, which I dont have one yet, because daycares do not accept sick kids. I would like to change that someday!!! I too having a chatterbox for a daughter, Im unable to study as I should=waking up 2 am to read. So yes, we have to improvise at whatever means to put in the required work.

    One of the concerns from the student which I have to agree on, is that they gave us assessments write-up that we are required to do on our lab partner which took time to develop for each system and we were not graded for it, other than Satisfactory and maybe if we had some grade points to it. It would have helped grade-wise

    Quote from fultzymom
    We all have tough decisions to make that effect what happens to us with school. I had to miss two days of clinical during winter quarter due to my daughter having pneumonia. So then I had to go the two make up dates. We were only allowed to make up two days. After that we failed. So during that winter if I would have had to miss clinical due to bad weather, I would have failed and it would have been my fault because I had already missed.

    And I had a couple of tests that I was sweating bullets because I did not study like I should have. If I would have found myself in these others situations (which I didn't) then I would have had no one to blame but myself for not putting in the time studying like I should have. I think this is part of the problem in our country: we all think we are special enough to be the exception to the rule.
  4. by   morte
    Quote from SA2BDOCTOR
    hmm that is pretty devious thing to do. Arent they paid to teach students? not to pick on them
    so one might think, eh?
  5. by   nursemommyof3
    In my own situation:
    Last spring I flunked our respiratory test, and in the end (4 test and a final) could not make up the points. I got a 74.2% (371/500 point, needed 375). In two years, I never ONCE missed class or clinicals, held class officer, and was even pregnant with my third child during the first semester.

    I ended up not graduating with my friends and classmates, which sucked big time. I know it was my fault only for not "grasping" the respiratory stuff. But in our school, there are points or credit given or atttendance, my "excellent, supberb, great future nurse" clinical reviews, or anything. I thought that part was unfair, but of course there must be a stopping point somewhere.

    The instructors did take the time to go over each test by hand to see if the computer missed a point or two, but never found any.

    So personally, yes I think it's unfair, but understand that there must be a line drawn. What if they passed me? Then does the next student who is .4 % away from moving her B to an A get to have her grade changed? The staff would not only have to consider those who passed or failed, but those who had a grade on the border from moving from one letter to the next.
  6. by   SA2BDOCTOR
    Waw did you get a chance to finally graduate?
  7. by   nursemommyof3
    I sat for the lpn boards, and have been doing that since May. I got back in January to finish my ADN.

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