Grades- do instructors round up? - page 6

Hi =) I was just wondering if instructors will generally round up to the nearest whole number when it comes to grades? In our nursing student handbook, it only states that 95-100% is an A, 93-94%... Read More

  1. by   jaysmom
    A quote from my department head in the first week of school... "What do you call the doctor that graduated last in his/her class? Dr." Same with nurses, your patients will never ask you what your GPA was in nursing school. I think I might pay to see the reaction of any health care professional who was asked what was your GPA in school before they treated someone in the ER! That would be great. We should all strive to do the best we can and absorb all the info we can in school and all of the experience possible in clinical. Those people that are in it just for the money someday and are squeaking by with C's out of lack of care however will hopefully be weeded out by the NCLEX.
  2. by   Bicster
    Quote from jaysmom
    A quote from my department head in the first week of school... "What do you call the doctor that graduated last in his/her class? Dr." Same with nurses, your patients will never ask you what your GPA was in nursing school. I think I might pay to see the reaction of any health care professional who was asked what was your GPA in school before they treated someone in the ER! That would be great. We should all strive to do the best we can and absorb all the info we can in school and all of the experience possible in clinical. Those people that are in it just for the money someday and are squeaking by with C's out of lack of care however will hopefully be weeded out by the NCLEX.
    Certainly you arent equating a "c" dr with a "c" nurse?
  3. by   ~FutureNurse~
    Quote from vashtee
    I sure get sick of C students implying the A and B students are lacking in compassion and good bedside care. In my experience, these qualities are not related at all, and C students are at no advantage in these areas.

    In my school, there was no rounding. They told us in advance, and I was okay with that. If you are relying on rounding up to get yourself through nursing school, you probably should consider another field.
    Not that it matters--but I'm not a C student--and no, I wasn't implying that all A/B students lack in compassion. Just that, I can tell, from the few posts I have read from some people on here that they are lacking in compassion. I am a B student, but, I do not think I am better or will be a better nurse than a C student. None of us really knows what kind of nurse we will be. We have not actually practiced nursing, yet! Once again, different people have different life situations. I will never ask a nurse how she did in school--she did well enough to pass! I will however, ask for a different nurse if I ever encounter a nurse who acts like some of the people on this thread! Since everyone is so "mediocer"...I hate to see they way some of your patients are going to be treated. When a poor, mediocer, homeless man comes in--I hope you don't treat him any less than you would treat an "above" average person..you know such as yourselves.
  4. by   sirI
    Think this thread needs a time out.

    Closed for cooling off...

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