You are only taking one class.... It's no wonder you are getting an A! - page 4

Ugg.... let me start out by saying this is by no means a slam at those of you taking more than one class..... I'm just venting here.... I am in Anatomy. Yes... it is my ONLY class. But.... I... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from SMK1
    Except that is NOT what I said. I said I did "what was required", not "whatever it takes". Please do not put words in my mouth. If you want to be ticked off because others are doing it one class at a time, that is certainly your right. Have fun with that. There are people who take one class at a time to get good grades, there are people who retake the same class 3 times to get a good grade, there are people who take classes only with certain professors because they know the tests won't change and they can get info about them from students who already took the class... and get a good grade, there are students who have no other responsibilities and live and home and don't work and so they can get good grades and blah blah blah. None of it is going to matter in most cases, if the selection committee doesn't care about these things and puts everyones grades on a level playing field, then your job is to meet or exceed everybody else's stats. The best way to get into nursing school is to worry about yourself and making yourself the most attractive candidate. You can't do anything about other people and their choices, so why concern yourself with it?
    The selection committees must not be doing a very good job with the dropout rates that I have seen on this board. There are tons of people that are otherwise not getting into the program, the requirements keep getting raised, yet the dropout rates don't seem to change. Doesn't that tell you something?

    Even medical schools graduate a higher percentage than that and the top medical schools are graduating with near 100% of those that are admitted.
  2. by   smk1
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    The selection committees must not be doing a very good job with the dropout rates that I have seen on this board. There are tons of people that are otherwise not getting into the program, the requirements keep getting raised, yet the dropout rates don't seem to change. Doesn't that tell you something?

    Even medical schools graduate a higher percentage than that and the top medical schools are graduating with near 100% of those that are admitted.
    It is entirely possible that your selection committee isn't doing a good job of selecting nursing students. So what? You still want to be a nursing student and are planning on applying to the program and hoping this committee will select you. THerefore it is prudent to do what you can to make your application look attractive. If it is just high grades that they are looking for, then that is what you need to supply. If the selection committee is not interested in the surrounding circumstances of a students GPA, then the selectees probably shouldn't waste too much energy being interested in everybody elses circumstances. By the way, drop out rates are not as high as they use to be at my school, (before using a weighted science GPA.) I also personally haven't seen many (if any) on this particular board who have stated that they only took one class at a time, did well, got into the program and had to drop out or fail out because they couldn't handle the load. This is a great topic to research. Hasn't seemed very relevant out this way, but maybe it is a big problem in your area. I still maintain that focusing on our own choices and goals and ways to meet those goals is a more productive use of time.
    Last edit by smk1 on Nov 16, '06
  3. by   BSNtobe2009
    I don't want to be admitted if I am not going to graduate. That would be wasting my money, their time, and the future career of another nursing student who can graduate.

    This isn't about MY school...it's about alot of nursing school in general. It's posted all over the boards here....100 accepted, and 22 graduate? 55 accepted and 19 graduate? What kind of stats is that?

    Just understand that YOUR school isn't the example for all nursing schools, and in none of my posts was I referring to MY school...I am drawing my inference from nursing schools in general from what I have seen here and graduation rates I have seen posted in schools I have researched.
  4. by   catzy5
    [quote=BSNtobe2009;1926547]I don't want to be admitted if I am not going to graduate. That would be wasting my money, their time, and the future career of another nursing student who can graduate.

    This isn't about MY school...it's about alot of nursing school in general. It's posted all over the boards here....100 accepted, and 22 graduate? 55 accepted and 19 graduate? What kind of stats is that?



    those kinds of stats are message board stats I wouldn't use that for my research I take everything with a grain of salt that I read here.
  5. by   luvmy3kids
    those kinds of stats are message board stats I wouldn't use that for my research I take everything with a grain of salt that I read here.[/quote]

    :yeahthat:
  6. by   stpauligirl
    [QUOTE=catzy5;1926796]
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    I don't want to be admitted if I am not going to graduate. That would be wasting my money, their time, and the future career of another nursing student who can graduate.

    This isn't about MY school...it's about alot of nursing school in general. It's posted all over the boards here....100 accepted, and 22 graduate? 55 accepted and 19 graduate? What kind of stats is that?



    those kinds of stats are message board stats I wouldn't use that for my research I take everything with a grain of salt that I read here.
    ditto
  7. by   luvmy3kids
    Quote from AZmom
    I'm really puzzled by the attitudes displayed in this thread. I swear, we women (in general) tend to seek out things to be offended by. We assume way too much from likely innocent comments/venting. And we appear to need constant validation. What's up with that?

    Really, if ya worry about yourself, disconcern yourself with what others around you are doing, and do as best you can given what you've got to work with, why get THAT upset when someone (possibly) implies differently? If you're secure enough with yourself, wonky comments should just roll off your back.

    JMO.
    I'm not seeking out anything! She came to me and said "You are smart for taking only one class. If I were taking one class I'd be getting an A too...."

    I'm sorry if I find that offensive. I've worked very hard for my grade and for someone else to incinuate that my grade is due to the fact that I'm only taking one course at the time.... I'm going to be irked.

    I can't stand it when people describe women as you have. Why do you think we would seek out something to be offended by?? This is a competitive program I am in. And I'll be dang sure that the people around me know I am very serious and I'm working hard to get to where I want to be. If that is seeking out something to be offended by then so be it.

    She could have easily stated that she isn't doing well because she is overworked with her courseload, work, kids, etc. But she didn't. She said I was doing good because I only had one class. I was venting here. I stated that perfectly from the very beginning. If anything... I as a woman, am offended by your views on women (in general).... And no, I didn't have to seek that out.
  8. by   AZmom
    Quote from luvmy3kids
    I'm not seeking out anything! She came to me and said "You are smart for taking only one class. If I were taking one class I'd be getting an A too...."
    Exact words? In that case I stand even more behind what I said. You are reading waaaaay more into her statement than need be. Not everything is about you, not everything is an attack on you. How do you know her statement wasn't rooted in envy? She's likely envious that others are able to take only one class. For whatever reason -- financial aid requirements perhaps?? -- her grades are sufferring because she has to take more than one class.

    Is that YOUR fault? Heck no. And she never once implied it was. She also never said that you didn't work hard for your grades. YOU assumed that, who knows why.

    I'm sorry if I find that offensive. I've worked very hard for my grade and for someone else to incinuate that my grade is due to the fact that I'm only taking one course at the time.... I'm going to be irked.
    No one can make you feel offended without your permission.

    And I'll be dang sure that the people around me know I am very serious and I'm working hard to get to where I want to be. If that is seeking out something to be offended by then so be it.
    Why do you care that everyone knows you're a hard worker? Worry about yourself, eye on the prize, and who cares what anyone else thinks.
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from luvmy3kids
    I'm not seeking out anything! She came to me and said "You are smart for taking only one class. If I were taking one class I'd be getting an A too...."

    I'm sorry if I find that offensive. I've worked very hard for my grade and for someone else to incinuate that my grade is due to the fact that I'm only taking one course at the time.... I'm going to be irked.

    I can't stand it when people describe women as you have. Why do you think we would seek out something to be offended by?? This is a competitive program I am in. And I'll be dang sure that the people around me know I am very serious and I'm working hard to get to where I want to be. If that is seeking out something to be offended by then so be it.

    She could have easily stated that she isn't doing well because she is overworked with her courseload, work, kids, etc. But she didn't. She said I was doing good because I only had one class. I was venting here. I stated that perfectly from the very beginning. If anything... I as a woman, am offended by your views on women (in general).... And no, I didn't have to seek that out.
    Somebody told me the same thing...(somebody who probably doesn't know how to spell the word "college")....he said, "well if you are only taking one class you should make 100%" Too many people are just stupid!!!!!
  10. by   lisabeth
    I know it will be a shock, in some kind of a way, but even when I took 15 hours one semester and 12 the next semester back 5 years ago, I kept a B average. It wasnt nursing classes, but they werent any too easy either.
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I know it will be a shock, in some kind of a way, but even when I took 15 hours one semester and 12 the next semester back 5 years ago, I kept a B average. It wasnt nursing classes, but they werent any too easy either.
    Great job, I'd love to have a major where a B average is good enough
  12. by   luvmy3kids
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I know it will be a shock, in some kind of a way, but even when I took 15 hours one semester and 12 the next semester back 5 years ago, I kept a B average. It wasnt nursing classes, but they werent any too easy either.

    THANK YOU! That is my point! I had many quarters where I had anywhere from 12-20 credits and I still managed to maintain a 3.2 by the time I graduated.

    If you put your mind to it, you can do well no matter what the circumstances are.

    We have had soooo many people drop Anatomy this semester.. I believe we started with 80 and we are down to 58 now. It isn't a very "hard" class.. it's just the amount of material is huge and it is very time consuming. If you don't have the necessary time to devote to it, then you shouldn't be taking this class right now. (or at least not complaining about getting a c/d)
  13. by   luvmy3kids
    [quote=AZmom;1927115]Exact words? In that case I stand even more behind what I said. You are reading waaaaay more into her statement than need be. Not everything is about you, not everything is an attack on you. How do you know her statement wasn't rooted in envy? She's likely envious that others are able to take only one class. For whatever reason -- financial aid requirements perhaps?? -- her grades are sufferring because she has to take more than one class.

    Is that YOUR fault? Heck no. And she never once implied it was. She also never said that you didn't work hard for your grades. YOU assumed that, who knows why.

    I seriously don't even know how to respond to this. I stated from the very beginning that THIS IS A RANT! You were not there. How can you even have a say as to what she "implied" or not???

    Oh, and about "everything not being about me"......Thank you for clarifying that for me. I just had no idea. :icon_roll

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