Grades In Nursing School - page 2

ok...i might've brought this up before - a while back - but seriously - what is the thinking behind writing tests so hard that few people even pass last week, i took two tests. the average for the... Read More

  1. by   beaRNwhenIgroUP
    originally posted by angella walker
    here at marquette their philosophy is, if more than 1/3 of the class passes the exam, it must be too easy and they will make it "harder". i know this because i also work for the physician assistant program here and i create the exams for the pa students. pretty sucky!!!!

    i also arrange the tutoring for biochemistry and human gross anatomy. mind you that these students are overachiever/psychotic/neurotic and rich so you can imagine them coming in my office crying because they got a b on an exam. heaven forbid they mess up their perfect 4.0!


    i guess w/ all this info, i'm just gonna have to learn to accept it - cause it seems to be everywhere...

  2. by   Ortho_RN
    Our grading process is a pile of crap too.. And that is to put it politely... But we have to make a 75 on every test and if we don't we bet one more chance, then if we don't make the 75 we are out of the program... We also have an Exit math exam EVERY semester and we have to make a 100 on it... With only one retake... The nursing school 45mins from ours only requires you to keep a 80 average.. Which I think is fair.. I would be happy with having to maintain a 83 average.. But the stress of HAVING to make a 75 on every test is aggrivating..
  3. by   MidwifeWannaB
    I don't know what the grading system at my future school is like, but in the nursing program where I am currently getting my prereqs, if you make below an 80, you fail. If you fail so many tests, you're out of the program and have to reapply. This school is ridiculous and highly disorganized, hence the reason I am NOT going through their nursing program!
  4. by   beaRNwhenIgroUP
    nursechic81...that may be one of the biggest problems i have w/ the program i am in! they expect us to be so organized and on the ball - yet they can be just as disorganized and "willy-nilly" as they want to be

    i get frustrated w/ the whole thing...

    anyhow, in the end it's probably good for us - because i have a feeling i won't approve of the way hospitals (or wherever i wind up) are run either
  5. by   Mkue
    I don't want to get clobbered by posting this but...

    I made the Dean's List !!!

    My first time ever and I hope not the last.

    the fact that our grading scale is sooooo darn high, it's a miracle two of us made it on the list !
  6. by   BMS4

    Congratulations! That's great!
  7. by   oilerfan
    Hi Mkue, but what is the Deans list? Logic tells me it is a 'smart' thing so, good on ya. I assume it is an honour role sort of list eh? Yeah, never made one of those...the beer is too strong up here for studying.
  8. by   Mkue
    Thanks Paula !

    Oilerfan- There is a Dean's list and a President's List at my college. You have to carry a certain GPA for the quarter to be on the lists. Someone actually told me that I was on the List and I had to go see for ! I don't usually keep track of things like that, so it was a nice surprise.

    Carpe Diem

  9. by   beaRNwhenIgroUP
    marie...i think that's awesome!!! i know you work really hard so you deserve it!

  10. by   JennyRN2B

    Way to go!!

    How about some of your study tips for those of us just getting started!

  11. by   oilerfan
    Sounds like a good thing...send me some e-mail study karma would ya.
  12. by   MidwifeWannaB
    Congrats, M!

    I hope to be on the Dean's List this semester, too.
    Wish me luck!
  13. by   Mkue
    Thanks everyone ! I feel kinda guilty b/c I really only have 2 nursing courses right now and clinicals , cause I have the pre-req's finished.

    I give you all a lot of credit for pulling the "full loads" that you are, you deserve ALOT of praise for that !!!