I'm a BN student, currently in the first semester of my first year. Up until yesterday, I have gotten straight A's on all of my tests and midterms. I was really upset yesterday because in my Caring Relationships class, I received an A on my first test and recently did my second test. I understood the material for Test 2 much more than for Test 1 and I was extremely confident. Unfortunately, right before the test was made up our professor had to go on sick leave for the rest of the semester. They pulled some lady out of retirement to come teach us and she made up the second test. I got my results back yesterday and I got a C+. I don't want to seem all snotty or anything and I'm happy I passed but that is the lowest mark I have gotten on anything in years (high school and before in this semester). Some of the questions were ridiculous (I even emailed the prof about it because I felt some of the questions were so unfair). Also, five minutes ago I got my mark back for an anatomy test (the hardest test of the term...muscles!) and I got another C+. I'm not nearly as upset over this one since I felt that the test was fair and I'm just happy to have passed the hardest test of the term in that class.
I'm still worrying though. Does it really matter if you get A's, as long as you pass? I don't imagine employers are able to see your marks but I'm very paranoid. I know it's ridiculously early in my nursing eduation but I still can't stop worrying that getting C's will impact me somewhere down the road. I feel like a huge baby but I cannot stop thinking about it. Why have I gone from straight A's to C's? I'd be perfectly happy with B's but apparently I just skipped right over that. :uhoh21: