Friend kicked out of Nsg school now I'm worried... - page 2
A friend from work was recently kicked out of the LVN program because she had an average of 74.4 and according to her, you must have at least a 75 at that particular school. I am planning on... Read More
Feb 12, '07Occupation: Emergency department Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 509; Likes: 2There's an old saying that does the rounds:
What do you call the person who graduated last in his medical school class?
The same applies here: What do you call the person who graduated last in his nursing class?
Don't stress. Don't panic. Do your best, and remember to b.r.e.a.t.h.e...
Feb 12, '07Occupation: RN- Med/Surg/Tele Specialty: ICU- Senior Preceptorship ; Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 134; Likes: 5yeah here it's 80..which is prolly why we've lost half our class..but ive been lucky and have done well so far..only one more year to go =)
Feb 12, '07Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 4,389; Likes: 153One thing I noticed in school was that people often complained about not passing by a few points and how wrong it was but ...
They were often the same people who put everything off until the last minute. They didn't study hard throughout the semester and only got serious towards the end.
The key to avoiding this is to study hard for every single test and grab every single point that you can. Don't blow off any test and think you can make up for it later.
And DON'T go into the final without a cushion of points. Set a goal where you have so many points that you can even fail the final and still pass.
If you do that, you should be fine.
:typingLast edit by Sheri257 on Feb 12, '07
Feb 12, '07Occupation: Diabetes Educator Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Diabetes ED, (CDE), CCU, Pulmonary/HIV ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 528; Likes: 76I wonder why there is so much variation in the grades required to pass at different schools of nursing? The RN program I completed required 80% to pass. 80 - 86 was a C, 87 to 93 was a B, and 94 - 100 was an A. There are two other nursing schools (RN) in town. They both require 80% to pass, BUT 80 - 89 is a B and 90 to 100 is an A.
This can make a big difference in GPA when you're competing for graduate school spots. I was lucky--I got only 1 B from prereqs though completion, but it was hard on many of my friends who were accustomed to being good students and performing well in school.
Feb 12, '07Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 9,601; Likes: 3,188don't get behind: they throw so much info at you and if you get behind you it will be really hard to catch up
at many schoold they will put you on probation for a semester and if you don't bring it up significantly then you are out for 2 years.this varies from school to school but try and keep up and you will have no problem
we had a lot of people who were booted out due to a variety of reasons. some of the younger ones were just out of high school, no body is going to remind you of what you need to do in ns you will grow up or drop out
Feb 12, '07Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 658; Likes: 145At my school, we had to have 80% to pass. A year or so after I graduated, they raised it up to 82% because their RN board score average dropped some.
Feb 12, '07Occupation: Adolescent psych Specialty: Adolescent Psych, PICU ; Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 2,164; Likes: 384Quote from mistydaveIt's interesting how every school is different.I asked this very same question at the school I am getting ready to attend in april. We must have a 78 %. I had heard many stories of people getting kicked out. I was told it is simply not true for our school. You will not be allowed to move forward until you have retaken that class and passed it, however, you are not kicked out. And if you fail the class, they allow you to retake it the 2nd time on the house. 3rd time, your dime. But that is how they do it. If something were to happen and you have to retake something, don't look at it as a pass or fail, just look how much better you will know the class/information the 2nd time around. You will have a much better grasp on it. I was scared to death before I spoke with her. My sister told me she was kicked out out nursing school, but when i dug deeper into the situation, she just failed a class and got discouraged, she really wasn't kicked out. I think there is a huge difference. Remember we all learn differently.
At my school you are allowed to retake 1 class, after that you are out, no more chances.
Feb 12, '07Occupation: Hospital Staff Nurse Specialty: PEDS ~ PP ~ NNB & LII Nursery ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 280; Likes: 30Yes, nursing school is one of the strictest programs I know of in college or university but it is more than just testing that determines your grades and it is very nursing practice focused which makes it easier to stay on track.
As far as you having a good GPA with the exception of A&P... don't let that scare you! I know several students that have good GPA's but struggled to in A&P. Myself included. I graduated one of the highest in my nursing program but barely passed A&P II and didn't do as well as I'd had liked in A&P I.
It is completely different! You do need to keep the grades up and the attendance (which most higher education classes you take at a CC or Univ. don't really care if you show up as long as you passed the tests they give you and hand in what work they require). Nursing school is about being there and learning what you need to to practice safely as a nurse. Everything you learn pertains to your specific career and it all builds on each other as you go.
You'll do fine if you stay focused and don't let yourself get behind. If you find a particular topic or subject more difficult to understand, work at it until you have it down. Ask questions, read, look things up until you get it. Everything comes back to you so it is all relevant.
Good luck and keep your chin up. Don't fret on what you haven't done yet.
Feb 12, '07Occupation: RN (OBGYN) Specialty: OBGYN, Neonatal ; Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 728; Likes: 58I'm in RN school and we have to have a testing average of greater than 79.5 to pass. So if you have a 79.4...too bad so sad. It stinks but the reasoning has something to do with making you try harder to improve testing averages thus prepping you for the NCLEX. YIKES!
Feb 12, '07Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 11,259; Likes: 3,103Quote from cherokeesummerThis was the way it was in my first program, too. Minimum to pass and progress was 80. A 79.5 would round up, and a 79.4 would round down. That's why building up all the points you can at the beginning of the semester (like Lizz suggested) is a wonderful idea. Having a nice cushion to fall back on will save you from worrying about 10ths of a point. We had people in first semester end up with 79.4 and not be progressed to the next class.I'm in RN school and we have to have a testing average of greater than 79.5 to pass. So if you have a 79.4...too bad so sad. It stinks but the reasoning has something to do with making you try harder to improve testing averages thus prepping you for the NCLEX. YIKES!
Feb 12, '07Specialty: 14 year(s) of experience in icu,ccu, er, corrections ; Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 364; Likes: 34I was never a good student in High School, and worried that I wouldn't make it through nursing school.....or any of the basic classes. I sat down and figured out what the best way was for me to learn. I find that writing something repeatedly and reading outloud are the best for me. Good Luck.....I graduated 14 years ago......