first semester ADN program and may not pass

  1. Hi, this is my first semester of the RN program and I need 5 points (im at 75.1% now) to pass with 80% which is a C. I have taken 7 tests and I have 1 left which is the final exam next week. The final is worth 30%. so I calculated my final average and I need to make a 90% to make my 80 to pass this semester. which sucks. it will have 100 questions so I cannot miss more than 10. That's scary. I struggled and tried so hard this semester and I finally think I got used to the "NCLEX style questions." which aren't really that hard it was hard to me because i suffered from anxiety but I managed to manage it and I feel better that I can pass these tests with no problem next semester. hopefully! but I want to know if anyone was or is in the same situation below average for passing and pulled your grade up on the last test or 2. I just need some inspiration that it can be done by hearing other people's story... that made it the last minute.

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  3. by   NICU:)
    I had a similar situation last semester with my Med Surg I class.. I needed to get a 76 on my final to pass.. seems low, but my classes averages were in the low 60s on ALL of the tests, I was better off than most! Our teacher wanted it that way. She is something else... BUT, I studied my butt off and came out with a 78 on the final. Yes, I was a straight A student before nursing school. And yes, many of the class failed and got set back a year. This instructor is just ridiculous. She thinks if she gives anything back she is cheating us of our "earned" grade. SOOOOO.. what I am saying is.. you can do it!!

    This was the first B I have ever gotten, EVER. To tell you the truth, it opened my eyes to the real world. Nursing school is not about grades, it is about learning skills and critical thinking. Do not focus on your final grade in all courses, just try to pass.

    If you haven't opened your textbook yet, it's too late now. Go back through your notes. Study from an NCLEX book. Anything but trying to cram reading will help at this point. Also, remember to breathe! Good luck! I am rooting for you!