Poor grade in AP1 class, afraid may have to give upRegister Today!
- by seattleattic Jun 21, '12Hi, I'm new here (posted for first time about a week ago). Today I received my final grade for AP1 and it's a 2.8. I'm very disappointed. The average grade in this class at my school is 3.9. No one gets into the nursing program with anything below a 3.9.
I took this class last year as an audit, right after some upheavals in my life. I had to audit the class because I was unable to pass a single exam. This time around I was in a better frame of mind, though still reeling from crazy things in my life.
As a single mom to three children, I do get help from my mom, who lives with me, and my kids' dad is around. It's the suffering from clinical depression that is getting to me!
Does anyone have words of encouragement, personal tales of survival after a bad grade or should I just give up?
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- Jun 21, '12 by IndyElmerFor a more accurate/useful response, I'm curious to know -- Did someone from your school's program tell you that no one ever has gotten in with less than a 3.9 in A&P1 or have you simply never known or heard of someone who had a lower grade getting in? Have you already discussed your A&P1 situation with an adviser from the program? If so, what did they say?
(My gut instinct is that you still have options and are simply reeling from getting a grade lower than what you think you were capable of earning, but that gut instinct is based on the assumption that you are overgeneralizing when you say that no one has ever gotten in with less than a 3.9)
- Jun 21, '12 by willowitaI don't think you should give up but maybe this isn't the right time for you tackle something like nursing. You should take care of yourself and get to a point where you can be functional. I was depressed 10 years ago and it showed in my school work. I wouldn't have been able to handle nursing then. It wasn't until I got it together that I was able to do well in school. I'm not saying you have to wait 10 years. But you don't want to do badly in pre-reqs and have them haunt you. It'll be harder to get into a nursing program with straight Cs in pre-reqs. You'll be worse off. Maybe you need a semester or two to focus on yourself and figure out a way to do the nursing thing in a way where you can succeed and be healthy.