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I need a 76 on my final to pass fundamentals

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by madnurse madnurse (New) New Student

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My fundamentals final is coming up and I am very nervous I won't pass the class considering I need a 76 in order to pass bare minimum. We have 100 questions on the final and it is cumulative. Does anyone else have any experience being on the brink of failing? Is it unlikely to be able to get a 76 on the final when my grade average is a 74.8 at the moment?

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What school do you go to? In our program anything above a 60 is a pass

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Central Carolina technical college.

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That makes sense! Is there a chance you could get a rewrite if you were unsuccessful?

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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3 hours ago, cjp1994 said:

What school do you go to? In our program anything above a 60 is a pass

What school requires only 60% to pass a class? The norm is 75-80% minimum to pass. I can't imagine a state BON approving a school to have a 60% to pass a class.

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19 minutes ago, NICU Guy said:

What school requires only 60% to pass a class? The norm is 75-80% minimum to pass. I can't imagine a state BON approving a school to have a 60% to pass a class.

I live in Ontario and its a RPN/LPN program

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nursex23 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Your average is 74.8 and you need a 76 so you only need to do a little bit better than you have been. The problem though is when you aim for a 76 because then you leave holes in your studying and end up failing. Aim for 100 on every test you take. That's what I did after I almost failed fundamentals and I was able to pass every class, maybe not with 100% or even an A but I passed. Good luck! 

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Nurse.Kelsey has 1 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology RN.

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On 12/7/2019 at 2:04 AM, cjp1994 said:

What school do you go to? In our program anything above a 60 is a pass

now thats a fist. All nursing schools consider 75-80 to be passing.

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Go set a meeting with your teacher and ask what you can do and show that you are trying. They maybe more lenient on you. Ask your teachers directly what you need to concentrate on.

That and study your *** off. You can do it.

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Definitely meet with your professor prior to the exam. Come prepared -- bring your study guides and ask them to review it to point out anything you may have missed or misinterpreted, and a sheet with any questions you have. This will indicate to them that you are trying and really want to do well. Be honest with them -- let them know that you're desperately trying to pass, need a __ grade to pass, and would greatly appreciate any insight into studying techniques or things to focus on that they've seen students improve when doing.

 

And then study. Study, study, study! Make charts! Explain concepts out loud! Use flashcards! Ask classmates for their study guides (maybe they've explained something in a way that will click in your head).

 

You've got this!!!

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Cumulative tests tend to be way easier than unit tests.  Stop stressing.  If you understand the general concept of each unit, you should be fine.  Just study, focusing on what you don't know and only reviewing what you do know, then go take the test.

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SilverBells is a BSN and specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager.

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It's definitely nerve-wrecking to be in your position--I've been there--but you're still at a point in your class where passing is definitely possible! 76% isn't over-the-top or impossible to achieve on a final exam.  During my OB rotation in nursing school, I needed an 82% on my final to achieve a passing grade.  I met with my instructor a few times, spent all of my "free-time" studying for the final and ended up getting an 88% on my final, thus earning a passing grade in my class.  So, it's definitely doable, although it will require work on your part such as reviewing notes, creating your own study guide, joining study groups, using Quizlet (recommend creating your own quizzes with information you know is valid), meeting with your instructor, or doing whatever best helps you to learn and retain information.  Like other posters have said, I do recommend aiming for a score that is higher than the minimum.  Heck, aim for an A--not because you would expect to actually get it, but the motivation might increase your chances of getting a highly passing grade.  Good luck and study hard! 🙂  

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