I go through periods of burnout when I think the same thing ... Afterall, this is a relentless grind.
Then I remember you have to study hard not just for the grade, but you need to learn this stuff to avoid inadvertently killing one of your patients someday ... :uhoh21:
Let's face it, even with good grades, there's a ton of info you need to learn that might save your patient's life. The more you know, the better.
So I go for good grades no matter what ... just "passing" doesn't cut it for me.
Also, one hospital I specifically want to work for definitely looks at grades. Contrary to popular belief, not all facilities hire RN's just because they have a degree.
Good grades also get you scholarships
, loans, teacher recommendations for jobs, etc. And, good grades are required for master's programs like CRNA (if you decide to go that route.)