Quote from ortess1971
I just found out that one of my classmates didn't pass this semester. This girl is smart and always did well clinically-I don't think she missed it by much.(maybe a point) This semester was crappy in many ways though. It was peds and maternity. I loved peds but HATED maternity. I started having nightmares about episiotomies and lochia. I tell you right now when I have my child, two words- Elective C-Section!:chuckle
Hi Ortess, Was this your first semester in school or your first semester to lose a classmate? We're starting out last semester next week and sadly - we've lost classmates each semester (quite a few actually). We started with 42, lost about 20 the first year, then a group of LPN transition students joined us this summer and I just heard that 6 more of our classmates won't be joining us this last semester due to grades. Out of our original group, I think there's only about 15-16 of us left, it's awful.
It's always really sad to go back after a break and see some empty seats. I really feel bad for the folks we just lost because we've all come so far, gone through so much and only have 16 weeks left of class. It's heartbreaking to those of us that are left because we know the people we lost wanted this just as bad as we do and truly gave it their best shot.
Like the classmate you mentioned - all the people we just lost did really well in clinicals and were smart, but I guess it was the final exam that did in their grades.
Hey, about having a c-section - I got to see several this summer and trust me, it's an incredibly invasive procedure and the recovery time is much longer than if you have a vaginal birth. I had 3 large babies "natural" and an episiotomy is nothing compared to being cut open in surgery. Just thought I'd pass that along.