1. I got my first test back today and only got an 89% on it. I needed a 93% to get an A. I am just so disgusted with myself for this. I just had to vent to someone who would understand. My hubby just says that a B is good. He just doesnt get it.

    gotta go study for the next one. I have to do really good to bring that grade up.

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  3. by   KC CHICK
    I used to get frustrated w/grades myself. Then, some wise person asked me: What is a nursing student when he/she graduates with a C average and passes boards???? answer?.........A NURSE!!!

    I got through and graduated w/a 3.1 average.....don't focus so much on those A's.....they are nice, but really------ is it worth all the insanity and possible ulcers???

    Don't be so hard on yourself. You're doing great.
  4. by   KristaB
    I agree! Don't be so hard on yourself, Traci! An 89 is still a very good grade!

    As I keep telling myself, Bs get degrees!

  5. by   BrandyBSN
    I used to be like that too I still am sometimes.

    My friend Amy gets peeved at herself when she gets a 99% on her papers... because she was so close to getting perfect grade! Makes we what to choke her sometimes! But she is one of my best friends, so I just smile

    I still try to get A's, and as long as it is above a C, I am pretty happy with myself. I still get mad at myself when I get a C. I never had a C on anything before I came to college. I had a 3.8 in highschool (B's in math and PE). My first semester in college I got 2 C's, and cried for days!. Now I just strive for A's, get B's, and avoid C's whenever possible. What really irritates me is when I get a 90%-92% and its still only a B! In any other major I would be graduating with Honors!!! Gotta love nursing grade scales!

  6. by   Scarlette
    Our LPN year we were always trying to get A's. Our RN year, my classmates and I were so burned out we would joke about our goal of at least 75% (passing). The people that graduated with a high grade point have the same degree as the rest of us. I might not have been at the top of my class but the important thing was that I always did awesome during my clinicals (nothing less than an A-), and I passed my boards.

    There's nothing wrong with setting your goals high, but don't get so down on yourself if you're not perfect. Nursing school is stressful enough, so try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Take care!
  7. by   GPatty
    I know exactly where you're coming from. I am the same way. Trying not to be, but when I am at a B average for my class, I feel as if I am missing something. My husband tries to understand, but he doesn't get it either! I know I am in no danger of failing, but still, I want my grades to be to "my standard". I'm not worried about anyone else...
    But I would suggest cracking the books more. I am going to (cause that's where my fault lies). And let's both try not to go overboard about our grades! I mean, the folks on the board are right, we shouldn't carry on so...even though I do understand...
    Good Luck on your next test! I am sure we'll both do fine!
  8. by   nurseleigh
    thanks everyone for the advice. I know it was just one test, but i know i can do better. Julie, you hit the nail on the head. I try to study but it is impossible with two toddlers always wanting something. I am going to start leaving the house every friday(no classes that day) and go to the park to study in peace. I got my midterm grade and i am 1.8 points from getting an A at this time and i only have 3 weeks to get it up. But i can do it!!!! And you can too!!!!!

    Anyways, i know i sounded neurotic and all but it seems that all of us student nurses strive for perfection. I knew you all would understand

    Thanks again
  9. by   swkbmckay
    I know how you're feeling... I took A&P I & lab, A&P II & lab, and Micro & lab from January until August - finished with all A's.
    I made nothing but A's and high B's.
    Got into the nursing program this semester and made my first C - 79 last week! I was crushed! But my friends and instructors helped me through the week with the truth - "a C means a DEGREE! Don't get down - you're doing a great job!

    Keep us informed!
  10. by   jfordngcsu
    i think a 89 is grrrrrrreat! at least it is where i go to school. we had 2 tests and got an 80 on both and i was very happy with myself. just remember that when you get a job there not going to ask what you got on your first test. just understand the concepts and pass the state boards with flying color and you'll be a wonderful nurse!!