Got The Worst Score On Quiz In My Class

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Tegridy

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So what it was one test. A pass is a pass. Won't make any difference in the future so not much point in worrying about it.

9 hours ago, FutureMaleNurse9722 said:

I am in my first semester of nursing school BSN Program and in my third week.  Today I took an open book quiz and scored an 87% which isn’t that bad but unfortunately the average was 95% and I got the lowest score in the class. I feel like maybe I don’t really belong in nursing school I passed but it’s a little discouraging. 

This is a joke, right?

 

Honyebee

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13 hours ago, FutureMaleNurse9722 said:

I am in my first semester of nursing school BSN Program and in my third week.  Today I took an open book quiz and scored an 87% which isn’t that bad but unfortunately the average was 95% and I got the lowest score in the class. I feel like maybe I don’t really belong in nursing school I passed but it’s a little discouraging. 

Eh. I still perfected some exams and quizzes without an open book. Did you open your eyes at all? 

Honyebee

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3 hours ago, FiremedicMike said:

This is a joke, right?

 

Maybe not. What I know right now in my state, there's a chance of a dead person waking up in the cemetery than allowing us to take a quiz or an exam with an "open book."  We have to take off our hoodies or jackets. And long haired people have to tie or bun their hair. 

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Tegridy

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Specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-2. 370 Posts

I don't think the oP cares if others have to take closed book tests or if people did "well" on them.  He/she is just anxious and for all we know it may have been garbage questions.

nadenka

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if I could down vote this I would 

londonflo

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5 hours ago, Honyebee said:

We have to take off our hoodies or jackets. And long haired people have to tie or bun their hair. 

No ball caps, sodas and we provide the pencils, All belongings put in the front of the classroom with phones turned OFF. It is so distracting to hear an unanswered phone continue to ring.  Students are given  an "A" or "B" test .....questions are not in the same order and the student has to but the test letter on their scantron.......I sure miss the days (decades ago) when we didn't have to have all these 'test' rules. 

Honyebee

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Quite similar with our school's policy. The phones and others are also prohibited. They provide everything (calculator and pencil/pen).

summertx

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On 1/28/2022 at 12:55 AM, FutureMaleNurse9722 said:

I am in my first semester of nursing school BSN Program and in my third week.  Today I took an open book quiz and scored an 87% which isn’t that bad but unfortunately the average was 95% and I got the lowest score in the class. I feel like maybe I don’t really belong in nursing school I passed but it’s a little discouraging. 

Just take the score, and do better on the next quiz. Not every student is the best at every subject.

I actually want to apologize for my initial reaction to this post, because early on in nursing school I was also really hard on myself for my exam grades.  I already earned a bachelors with honors and have a lot of healthcare experience, so it was very frustrating for me to get B's and C's on exams.

OP, I'll tell you the same thing that was told to me - stop worrying about your exam grades, as long as you're passing that's what matters.  Nursing exams are a b**** and the content is incredibly complex and in depth.  

Full disclosure, I did not take this advice for many months, and continued beating myself  up over grades and living in a miserable stressed out state. 

What finally clicked for me is when I reached out to an old friend, a flight nurse who is one of the smartest people in my life and one of the strongest nurses I've ever flown with.  He's currently working as an ACNP in an ICU, teaches NP students at a respected university, and is working on his DNP. 

Me: Hey man, what grades were you getting on nursing exams?

Him: B's and C's

Seriously that's what finally fixed me.

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Honyebee

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2 hours ago, FiremedicMike said:

I actually want to apologize for my initial reaction to this post, because early on in nursing school I was also really hard on myself for my exam grades.  I already earned a bachelors with honors and have a lot of healthcare experience, so it was very frustrating for me to get B's and C's on exams.

OP, I'll tell you the same thing that was told to me - stop worrying about your exam grades, as long as you're passing that's what matters.  Nursing exams are a b**** and the content is incredibly complex and in depth.  

Full disclosure, I did not take this advice for many months, and continued beating myself  up over grades and living in a miserable stressed out state. 

What finally clicked for me is when I reached out to an old friend, a flight nurse who is one of the smartest people in my life and one of the strongest nurses I've ever flown with.  He's currently working as an ACNP in an ICU, teaches NP students at a respected university, and is working on his DNP. 

Me: Hey man, what grades were you getting on nursing exams?

Him: B's and C's

Seriously that's what finally fixed me.

It does hurt, but I stopped obsessing over grades. 

 

2 hours ago, FiremedicMike said:

I actually want to apologize for my initial reaction to this post, because early on in nursing school I was also really hard on myself for my exam grades.  I already earned a bachelors with honors and have a lot of healthcare experience, so it was very frustrating for me to get B's and C's on exams.

OP, I'll tell you the same thing that was told to me - stop worrying about your exam grades, as long as you're passing that's what matters.  Nursing exams are a b**** and the content is incredibly complex and in depth.  

Full disclosure, I did not take this advice for many months, and continued beating myself  up over grades and living in a miserable stressed out state. 

What finally clicked for me is when I reached out to an old friend, a flight nurse who is one of the smartest people in my life and one of the strongest nurses I've ever flown with.  He's currently working as an ACNP in an ICU, teaches NP students at a respected university, and is working on his DNP. 

Me: Hey man, what grades were you getting on nursing exams?

Him: B's and C's

Seriously that's what finally fixed me.

I always joke that Nursing is my 7th language.