Failing Microbio lab

  1. OK, I am here to whine...I am failing my Microbio Lab. On our
    first real lab we had to do aseptic technique. My father-in-law had passed away
    that morning, and I only came to lab because you can't make it up. I have no
    idea what happened, that whole day is a little fuzzy, but I grew bacteria where
    there should have been no bacterial growth, and I didn't grow bacteria where it
    should have grown. I made a 20...yes I said 20. I am not sure I will be able to bring this up, I have made an "A" on all my quizzes, and all of my labs since have been fine (bacteria growing only where bacteria should) but, I am only
    making a 62.45! I am so depressed. I am doing great in lecture, and I truly love the class, which is one of the reasons I am so heartbroken.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me whine.
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  3. by   Tyler626
    I would explain this to your teacher and even bring his obituary even as proof. I would then ask him if you could re-do it during his office hours when you are not bombarded with stress. Sorry for your loss, I hope all is well and everything works out for you!
  4. by   queserasera
    I'd ask the professor if you could do the lab over. It may be too late but worth a try. When we were doing aseptic I forgot to sterilize my loop before I put it in the tube and by some miracle no bacteria grew.
  5. by   HouTx
    Bummer. It's worth a shot to talk to the instructor, but you are going to find that "no do-overs" is generally the rule in nursing education - just like in a real patient care situation.