You are only taking one class.... It's no wonder you are getting an A! - page 5

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   smk1
    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?

    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.

    So you've obviously done the research here at allnurses, and checked with all of those people that are posting "all over this board" about the reasons why their classmates are not graduating. These must be secret posts, because I have not seen people posting that the reason for their low graduation rates is due to people taking one class at a time during the prereqs. Where is this secret data that you are finding "all over this board". You can not assume the reasons why people are dropping or failing out. There are way too many variables. Like I said before, it is about adult choice. In the end it is the person, who is in charge of how well they do, and the time frame that they will do it in. If they can't handle the courseload and fail, then that is their problem. Just like those that overload their schedules and don't make the grades that they need. Their choice, their consequences, and yes OF COURSE my school info is purely anecdotal evidence, however as my school is one of the largest programs in the NW and one of the top nursing programs in the country with a 100 percent pass rate 4 years running and a lower drop rate than average, I feel inclined to share that the issue in question, isn't a real issue at all at my school.
    Last edit by smk1 on Nov 16, '06
  2. by   lisabeth
    So..... you wanna be a teacher??? I was thinking we had both been down that road before, and both decided NO WAY!!! :roll

    Quote from stpauligirl
    Great job, I'd love to have a major where a B average is good enough
  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    So..... you wanna be a teacher??? I was thinking we had both been down that road before, and both decided NO WAY!!! :roll
    I would go back if everything else fails
  4. by   cad4296
    The real root of all evil is everyone is under the same stress and pressure of wanting so badly to get into nursing school but there not being enough room for all of us. It most certainly sucks, but hey thats life. We can sit here and gripe and moan and attack each other or just go on and chase after our dreams. Sometimes it is frustrating. You can't really change your circumstances though. I work a full time job and a part time job and still have a full time load, 17 credits this semester alone. Do I want to be superman and jeapordize my health to accomplish this feat? Absolutely not but I don't have much of a choice. Could I get all A's if I were to take one class at a time? Heck ya! But I don't have that opportunity for so many reasons that nobody really cares to hear about. Everyone's circumstances are different. It does suck if you get passed over for whatever reasons, but all you can do is dust yourself off and try again. Nursing is not a career for the weak at heart. Just trying to get the degree alone puts you through the ringer and you come face to face with your breaking point constantly. This is what we have chosen. It doesn't get any easier. The career isn't an easy one. I often wish I had the desire to do something easier, but I don't. My heart is in nursing and if this is what I was truly meant to do, it will happen. I wish the world was perfect and there was enough room for everyone but that is just not the case. All I can do is apply with my "lowly" A/B average and hope I'm good enough for someone. If not what can I do? Find another path! The real prize is that RN at the end. If the path is bumpy and broken and off the easy track, well then so be it. The end result is still the same. We all get broken and frustrated and its sometimes easier to take it out on your classmates. Don't be too hard on people when they make mindless comments. They are stessed and struggling and dealing with the same emotions as you. We are all in this crappy struggle together!
  5. by   lisabeth
    That couldnt have been said any better. I think we all need to hear that.

    Quote from cad4296
    The real root of all evil is everyone is under the same stress and pressure of wanting so badly to get into nursing school but there not being enough room for all of us. It most certainly sucks, but hey thats life. We can sit here and gripe and moan and attack each other or just go on and chase after our dreams. Sometimes it is frustrating. You can't really change your circumstances though. I work a full time job and a part time job and still have a full time load, 17 credits this semester alone. Do I want to be superman and jeapordize my health to accomplish this feat? Absolutely not but I don't have much of a choice. Could I get all A's if I were to take one class at a time? Heck ya! But I don't have that opportunity for so many reasons that nobody really cares to hear about. Everyone's circumstances are different. It does suck if you get passed over for whatever reasons, but all you can do is dust yourself off and try again. Nursing is not a career for the weak at heart. Just trying to get the degree alone puts you through the ringer and you come face to face with your breaking point constantly. This is what we have chosen. It doesn't get any easier. The career isn't an easy one. I often wish I had the desire to do something easier, but I don't. My heart is in nursing and if this is what I was truly meant to do, it will happen. I wish the world was perfect and there was enough room for everyone but that is just not the case. All I can do is apply with my "lowly" A/B average and hope I'm good enough for someone. If not what can I do? Find another path! The real prize is that RN at the end. If the path is bumpy and broken and off the easy track, well then so be it. The end result is still the same. We all get broken and frustrated and its sometimes easier to take it out on your classmates. Don't be too hard on people when they make mindless comments. They are stessed and struggling and dealing with the same emotions as you. We are all in this crappy struggle together!
  6. by   lisabeth
    Not me.

    Quote from stpauligirl
    I would go back if everything else fails
  7. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I have a question for the people saying this to you. What else do they have going on in their life other than school?

    Quote from luvmy3kids
    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 have 3 children, who I take to pre-school, dance, basketball, baby class, and art class. (not to mention things like the zoo, children's museum, etc).... I also volunteer at our hospital and teach Sunday school at church, and my husband travels 80% of the week for his job.... (and these are just "planned" activites... not including Dr. appts, things like that)
    Does all this stuff not count for anything? Just because you "just taking one class" does not mean you have the time to go home after class and spend all your extra time studying.....WHAT extra time!?

    I had a girl who is taking 2 courses tell me that she's getting a C/D because she is taking 2 classes at the same time. Ummmm hello.... don't most full time students take 16 credits at a time as it is??? If everyone who was taking a full course load were to get C's and D's.... imagine what the school would be going through???!!!???
    I took Microbiology, Lifespan Development and a chem class that went over organic, inorganic and bio-chem and got A's in all three classes by working my B-U-T-T off...
    Ignore people that tell you things like, but you are only taking one class. They are either jealous, for the wrong reasons, or don't get it.
  8. by   luvmy3kids
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I have a question for the people saying this to you. What else do they have going on in their life other than school?


    Does all this stuff not count for anything? Just because you "just taking one class" does not mean you have the time to go home after class and spend all your extra time studying.....WHAT extra time!?


    I took Microbiology, Lifespan Development and a chem class that went over organic, inorganic and bio-chem and got A's in all three classes by working my B-U-T-T off...
    Ignore people that tell you things like, but you are only taking one class. They are either jealous, for the wrong reasons, or don't get it.
    Thank you.
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Tell her she can kiss my........................................shoe.


    Is she going to nursing school? How in the world will she do well taking all the classes at one time in nursing school? Hmmmm....let's see. Maybe there's a key to success???? STUDYING! (....and of course, studying the correct way.)


    Yep, you have a right to be upset.


    Quote from luvmy3kids
    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 have 3 children, who I take to pre-school, dance, basketball, baby class, and art class. (not to mention things like the zoo, children's museum, etc).... I also volunteer at our hospital and teach Sunday school at church, and my husband travels 80% of the week for his job.... (and these are just "planned" activites... not including Dr. appts, things like that)

    And I'm working my butt off in Anatomy. I've studied harder for this class than I did for any of my courses when I received my BS degree.... And even though I'm only taking one class.... I'm getting an A because I'm working hard for it....

    I had a girl who is taking 2 courses tell me that she's getting a C/D because she is taking 2 classes at the same time. Ummmm hello.... don't most full time students take 16 credits at a time as it is??? If everyone who was taking a full course load were to get C's and D's.... imagine what the school would be going through???!!!???

    Anyway... I just wanted to get that out.... I don't have any "extra" time in my week to study any harder than someone taking more than one class. I just plan and organize my time so that I can fit it in. Granted there are many times when I'm up at 1am having to study.... but I'm doing it! And it's not because it's my only class!

    Ok, I feel better now! Thanks for letting me rant!!!!
  10. by   luvmy3kids
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Tell her she can kiss my........................................shoe.


    Is she going to nursing school? How in the world will she do well taking all the classes at one time in nursing school? Hmmmm....let's see. Maybe there's a key to success???? STUDYING! (....and of course, studying the correct way.)


    Yep, you have a right to be upset.

    LOL.. Thank you!! You make a good point!
  11. by   Multicollinearity


    What a toxic topic. I think we would do well to mind our own business. Who knows what goes on in others' lives. We usually just don't know. We all have different loads/challenges/burdons/gifts.

    Frankly, I think all this sniping is just clawing over our fellow students who are competing for seats in nursing programs. I agree with those here who said something like, focus on your own academic success and do the very best you can.
  12. by   BSNtobe2009
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  13. by   Tweety
    I've pretty much always taken one class at a time, but for the very beginning when I took two classes at a time for about a year.

    And the point is....................what? That I've taken one class at a time and made A's. O.K. point well taken if that's anyone's business.

    The downside is I'm 47 years old and still working on my degree one class at a time. I've probably in "one class at a time" mode for a total of 10 calender years if you add them all up. However, I started in 1981. So while I'm proud that I've made A's in all but a couple of classes, I wish I could have taken 4 or 5 classes at a time and got it over and been in the class of 1985.

    We all have our story, our paths to becoming who we are. None are to be disrespected. None are easier. If someone want's to feel "more studious and difficult" than thou, let them as you collect your A in Anatomy.

    Good luck!
    Last edit by Tweety on Nov 21, '06

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