Quote from catnip
:angryfire I have almost hit my breaking point with school, i am set to graduate in the spring of 2007, but my class mates and i have encountered a problem. In the middle of our two year program ( we are going for our associates degree) the faculty changed our program. In nursing 1 and 2 we were granted four test grades as well as three math test grades and 3 care plan grades that resulted in our final grades. They used a grading system that is very hard to understand but in a nut shell if we passed all three math tests we would get an additional 10-15 points added to our final grade which could push those on the edge over to passing. On our first day of this semester, we were told that our math grades no longer matter, other than the fact that if we dont pass them we get kicked out of the program, add to this the fact that our care plan grades dont even kick in until after we get the required grade to pass. I just feel like we are being set up to fail, perhaps i am just frustrated and venting, but i would like to know if all schools are like this, or if i am just over reacting. I look forward to any input anyone can give me. Thanks.
Sounds like business as usual to me. If they didn't change the requirements in the middle of the semester, then they have the right to change their grading system. In fact, each teacher in our program has different grading systems and different expectations. Be happy they told you at the beginning of the semester, instead of halfway through.
The ONE thing that has remained constant is that we get one ungraded math test each quarter. You get 100% or you're out. You get three tries, but there have been people who have not made it past the math test.
If its just a change in grading, then it isn't really a change in the program. A change in the program would be they added entirely new content or a whole new class. Our program is in constant flux, new teachers, new ideas. That's life in nursing school!
Hang in there. I know from experience that sometimes nursing school seems overwhelming. But y'know, it does end eventually!