I am not that much of a self-critic, but I do know where you are coming from.
I am trying my best to make A's on all the classes for nursing school, and so far I have managed that. I personally don't care if it is an 89.5 or a 100 in the long run, but I want an A on that transcript! So far they have all been 90-100+, but I was close on Micro. I made my A, whatever the grade was. Actually, I'm not even sure what the end grade was. I just know I checked my grade after it was posted and my family thought I had for sure lost it.
Ok, maybe they already knew I made an A, and maybe they knew I was worrying for nothing, but ugggh it has to be A's!
When I get into the nursing program, I will strive for A's, but I won't be so hard on myself If I don't make A's. I've heard A students can end up with C's in nursing school. That would hurt me mentally.
However, whatever I make in the nursing classes, I will finish knowing that I did my best.
My dd laughs at me with every test & every class. She says, "I don't know why you are freaking out so much, you know you're going to get an A."
Now I plan on retaking my Algebra class that I made a B in back in 2001 before I started back toward nursing. I'm already practicing for it...It has to be an A!
That way I'll have a sold 4.0 on the 30 credits required by the ADN program that I am trying to get into. (...and that will help keep my GPA good just in case my best isn't A's in nursing school.) :uhoh21:
Just do your best, that's all our bodies will allow. Don't make yourself ill with worry and stress. (I know, easier said than done.)
Good luck to you.