Hi ShimmyMeli!! I could have written that post!! HA! YES! It was not a final but a regular test we took today and the students knew the info. inside and out... so did I... or so I thought. I felt really good about the test. Well, I failed it big time.
I am one of the best students in the class (not trying to be boastful here, but it's true) and I failed it. The other girl who has straight A's in the class also failed it. Unbelieveable! Out of a total of 90 people, only THREE passed it. That should certainly tell the teacher something. I wonder if they try and make it more confusing then it really is. I studied the hardest and longest for this test more so than any other and bombed it. The test was written like cleint presents X,Y, and Z and with these manifestations and you do blank
to fix it. It was a lot more involved then that, but that's the jest. All we went over in class and on power point and in the book was info. like Hypokalemia is when lab values are less then 3.5. THAT is the info. we went over. The instructor never presented the material in an assessment way and we have not done any assessing in clincials. So how are we supposed to know it???? If lecture or clincials had been presented that way... we all would've gotten it.
If we had been taught that structure or discussed it.. cool.. then it's on us, but we never discussed it as such and that is how the test was based. I understand that nursing is about assessment, don't get me wrong, but we are BEGINNING students and have not been taught those concepts yet.
I am a pretty smart gal and was an honor student double major in my first degree and one of my areas of concentration was Pre Med. So go figure that!
It's been a while since college, but my point is I am no bird brain.
Afterwards, when the students were upset, the teacher would not discuss the test. When asked, she smirked and rolled her eyes. No joke. One student said to her 'There is a problem here and we are doing poorly.' The teacher said 'Well there are two more tests.' And the student replied 'But that is not going to help us. We have been doing poorly from the beginning and we will keep doing poorly if the instruction is not improved and if we are not helped.' The teacher gave a half smile, turned her head and that was the end of that. Several students got up and just walked out. I am a decent student as I mentioned and I have been teaching myself the entire way through... no help from teachers. The school has the worst NCLEX pass rate in the state and they might lose their accreditation. I have considered going to another school here locally. Maybe I better RUN to the other school as soon as I can.....they have a 100 percent pass rate on the first attempt. No wonder the school I am at has the worst in the state. The students try, but the teachers don't teach. So we fail. I am trying to hang on. Sorry to hear about your test.
Hang in there... E