This semester has been quite a roller coaster ride. My class loss 7 people, they could not pass. The final in one class was particulary difficult. I thought I had 3 B's and 1 A. Well, thanks to the HESI exam it pulled one of my B's to a C+ for a final grade the sadest thing is that I was only 2 points away from the B. The HESI for those of you who don't know is a test they give nursing students at many schools that is like a Mock NCLEX to help prepare you for the NCLEX, you have to get a certain score at least a 85 to be considered a good candiate to pass NCLEX well the sad thing is that I got an 80 and my school decided to offer points to those who got at least an 85 on the HESI and those who got below an 85 will get 0 points. So I got a 0 and that pulled my B to the C+ even though I got B's and A's on the normal class tests and work
Talk about frustrating and VERY upsetting news I had to stare at my C+ for 10 minutes because it was so unbelieveable Wednesday I had a B and now today a C+. Anyway In addition to the 7 who will not be back grade wise 2 are talking about dropping out because it is too much stress, some are talking about dropping out because they are scared of the shortage and some of the nurses we have ran across this semester in clinicals have been scaring them away, and some don't like the school and thinking about changing schools. I am so disappointed in my grades, they are HORRIBLE. There is no way I can even begin to get in Graduate school with a C+. I am toughing it out though. My problem is test time I need a book on test taking tips because I know the material quite well but it is always on the test at least 2 right answers and I can ALWAYS narrow it down but sometimes I change my answers, or I don't pick the right answer. I am doing better than what I did in the past, but still.
I am still proud of myself though even though the grades may not necessarily show it. I learned SO Much this semester not just book wise but CLINICAL wise as well.
Good luck to those who still have finals. I have 3 weeks before I start back school on Jan. 8th and I will review everything we did this semester to keep it fresh in my mind. As well as practice drug calculations for the test we will have the first day we come back.