I have to repeat a semester because I did not do well in two courses. I had many personal issues to deal with and to top it all I am not very good at taking tests. I am planning to be enrolled in a workshop at school that addresses study skills and anxiety. I am bent on doing well in school and so I will do anything in my power to improve my grades.
Please pray for me.
May 6, '04
You are not alone. I won't know whether I have to repeat a course or not until next week, but if I do, it isn't for lack of studying! Usually we have three tests in the same week, and it's hard cramming all of the material in such a short period of time. Just the fact that you were accepted into nursing school, shows you are smart. Most people in my class came in with a 4.0, and feel like a failure when they can't keep it up. We had three classes this past semester ~ psychosocial, advanced pharm, and med-surg. II. Most of the time we would have new material in each class to learn within one week before a test in each class. Some people can cram better than others, and I'm one that can't
. It has definitely affected my self-esteem, but I've decided that I won't let it get to me, because I know that I am smart enough to do this. I just have to find a better way of studying, and a way to cut down on anxiety when I'm taking the tests. One thing I've found that has helped me is playing around with the NCLEX CD's. If I don't have to repeat one of those classes, I'll be taking PEDS & OB in the summer, and I plan to go over those subjects with my CD's before even getting into the class, since we have 3 weeks off. How do they handle letting you know if you have to repeat a class? I hate the way they do it in our school! The DON calls anyone that has to repeat a class to let them know, problem is, we never know when that call will come, they said it could be one week or longer. So now every time the phone rings I'm a nervous wreck. I feel that I did pretty good on the finals, I just didn't have as much of a cushion going into one of them as I would have liked. If I have to repeat one, I'll look at it as beneficial for my patients when I do become a nurse. We are only allowed to repeat one class, so I will have to work harder to make sure I'm not in this situation again. I just hate that repeating means one semester longer to graduate! I may have to change RN graduate in December 2004 to May 2005
Last edit by RN-BamaStudent on May 6, '04