Passing grade for your nursing school - page 5

I'm just "polling". What is the passing grade for the semester in your nursing program? This is not counting prerequisites but only nursing classes. In our school, it's an 80. Anything below that is... Read More

  1. by   Ruylupez
    My school just announced a change in our grading scale for next semester.

    The scale has been a straight A=90-100, B= 80-89, C = 70-79 with a B being the lowest passing grade.

    The new scale is A=93-100, B=86-92, C=80-85 with C being the lowest passing grade.

    How bad the grading scale is has a lot to do with how difficult they make the tests. A requirement of 86% with a larger number of easier questions is no worse than a requirement of 70% with many hard questions.
    Last edit by Ruylupez on Dec 19, '03
  2. by   jdm33351
    At my school passing is 73% and above, and you SERIOUSLY have to work your butt off even to get a 'C'. Students who fail the first couple nursing theory and math classes usually get booted out of the program. They have to do remedial coursework plus a 16-week class on how to succeed in college. If they successfully complete the remedial stuff they become eligible to re-apply for admission.
  3. by   GPatty
    We have to pass with a 75%. That was LPN, I don't know what RN is going to be.
  4. by   NYCRN16
    The grading scale at my school sucks. It seems that you get penalized for having an A- by taking off some points, but if you got an A+ than it was the same as getting an A. Go figure! You had to get at least a 78 to pass, but I hear this year its going up to 80. You were only allowed to fail 2 courses and then you were out of the program.

    A+ 97-100 4.0
    A 93-96 4.0
    A- 90-92 3.7

    B+ 87-89 3.5
    B 84-86 3.0
    B- 81-83 2.7

    C+ 78-80 2.5
  5. by   RNIAM
    In my school a pass is a 75. The letter grade is a C