Quote from FutureNurseShammy
Wanted some advice on my 1st semester grades. I took 4 classes.
College Algebra - C+
English 101- B+
College Reading Skills(CRS)- C
My GPA is a 2.6. So far students older than me said since its my first semester of college, its expected. But others say its really BAD especially if I want to get into Nursing. Next semester ill be taking A&P1, SOCY, Psych, Stats, and English Comp.
What's your opinion on my grades? /:
Do you typically struggle with reading skills and such? Or did you not dedicate the time? There is a difference between having a weak area and not dedicating the time to your studies. Your grades are not horrible, but they are not the best either. You have plenty of room for improvement. I cant give you any advice unless I understand your situation. If you struggle with academics in general, I would suggest getting a tutor for your weaker subjects. If you are having a problem dedicating the time to your studies, then I suggest you get a day planner and/or an assignment book. College is tough, and nursing school even tougher. Your classes are just going to get harder, so study study study and when your tired of studying, study even harder. It is tiresome and it feels endless but when you put in your all you will reap the benefits. A&P is very heavy in memorization. You need to learn to appreciate the time it takes to memorize the material. I cannot even begin to tell you how long I would spend studying for that class (and my school at the made the class relatively easy compared to the school I am at now). I'm not going to lie, getting into a nursing program is very hard and very competitive. I had a 3.5 GPA when I was accepted into my program. As it stands, you really need higher than a 2.6 to get into a nursing program. I would suggest taking the classes you got C's in over again. Try to get A's in all your non pre req courses. Those are usually pretty easy.