Grades in nursing school

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    Hello All,

    Reaching out to students that have a hard time not getting straight A's.

    Here's my situation- I am a bridge student (LVN-ADN). Currently doing the role transitions class. This class is suppose to be more of a review of LVN school sprinkled with new information as we move toward the RN role. I graduated my previous program and took NCLEX toward the end of 2011.

    With this, I feel that since I am somewhat recent out of school that I should be able to maintain good grades. First exam I received an A, but yesterday midterm I revived a low B:-( All questions were scenario based and I studied like crazy. A "B" would not normally get me down so much, but this early in the game is scary.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of study material (beside practice NCLEX that I do daily) that might help me get through these type of questions? I honestly felt like I was taking NCLEX again without the 6 weeks of studying that I did then.

    Suggestions?
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    Review how you are studying. When I did I found that making mind maps (concept maps) really helped me focus on what was important. This is how I started to study and my grades did improve.
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    Ahh- I didn't think about using concept mapping. That will be great for med surg. Just thinking of how I can implement mapping in the role transitions class.

    Thanks so much for the suggestion:-)
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    @LVN/RNBridge I'm really curious if your 100% positive that LVN 30 unit option and RN CA license will look the same?
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    @lawrencecandy I'm sorry, we were not talking about a 30 unit option...were we? This discussion was about grades in nursing school :-)
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    Quote from LVN/RNBridge
    @lawrencecandy I'm sorry, we were not talking about a 30 unit option...were we? This discussion was about grades in nursing school :-)
    @ LVN oh yah I know, I meant to follow u on the other thread re LVN 30 unit option somehow I replied here
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    Quote from lawrencencandy

    @ LVN oh yah I know, I meant to follow u on the other thread re LVN 30 unit option somehow I replied here
    Oh goodness, yes that 30 unit option post is pretty old. Haha
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    Quote from LVN/RNBridge

    Oh goodness, yes that 30 unit option post is pretty old. Haha
    Hehehe, I just wanted to know if the RN license card of 30 unit option the same as the regular RN, or will there be a word "30 unit option"
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    Quote from lawrencencandy

    Hehehe, I just wanted to know if the RN license card of 30 unit option the same as the regular RN, or will there be a word "30 unit option"
    Great question! I'm not sure exactly how the card looks for a 30-unit RN. I only know that Ca. Is the only state that still offers these programs with other states not accepting RN's that take the 30-unit option. Best to contact the BRN for the exact details.


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