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I passed my first semester of nursing school!

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by mrsnurse2014 mrsnurse2014 (Member)

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I never thought that I would be so excited simply for passing a semester of school! I am just so happy and proud of myself for making it thus far. No kidding, nursing school is tough! I never realized this until I started nursing school! SO many people would tell me about how hard it was and I just didn't get it. Now I do and I am so proud to say that I have conquered the first semester! Now I know what to expect. Anyhow, last week I took my final exam, I only needed 47/100 points to pass. I studied for at least 3 days. Even though I only needed 47 points, I still wanted to pass with a half decent grade, I didn't want to be an underachiever ( c'mon, nursing students are overachievers, right? lol). From the moment that test was laid on my desk, I WANTED TO CRY! It was so freakin hard, OMG. I felt as if I would definitely FAIL, not even getting the amount of points that I needed to pass! I finished second with 1.5 hrs remaining. I felt as if I should have utilized more time. When I got in my car, I just sat there dumbfounded. I just knew that I had blew it. I went home and cried my eyeballs out. I tried to go to the store to get some snacks, I hadn't eaten all day and I knew that I had to eat something. Part of me believed that somehow a good snack would "cheer" me up. WRONG! I CRIED ALL THE WAY TO THE STORE. I just kept saying to myself, "OMG I can't take this anymore!" Nursing school is like a love/hate relationship, you want to walk away so many times but you just can't! OK so to make a long story short ( hee hee) , this all happened around 10 am. I didn't find out my score until 1:45. Just imagine the anxiety! I couldn't eat anything! Then some my fellow classmates started texting me saying that they had passed but didn't do so well...all except one... she failed by two points. I didn't know what to say to her, I was just so sad for her. What do you say to someone that does not make it to the next round? This has got to be one of the hardest things that I have experienced so far in nursing school, people you get to know and spend so much time with suddenly drop or don't pass the semester. How do you cope with this and not become depressed? You want to be happy for yourself but can't b/c you're sad for them? Anyhow, I rushed to my computer, my heart in my stomach....and when my eyes saw my score, I started crying again, I was just in so much shock. I had scored 80/100 points on the final. I only needed 47/100. I just couldn't believe it. So now, I am awaiting the next round of stress and anxiety. We start our second semester next week. Just thought I would share:) Let me know your thoughts!

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Congratulations! Keep up the hard work, LOL. I have a friend who is now a M.D. When he got to the end of his rope and went crying to his counselor that he was so exhausted and didn't even have time to sleep, she snapped: "Well, what do you want to do more? Become a doctor? Or sleep? Which one is more important to you?!" He said that advice helped him to deal with the realities of the situation. LOL Just stay focused on your longterm goal and don't dwell on the unpleasant aspects of school.

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Congratulations on making it this far.

'How do you cope with this and not become depressed? " concerns me . Depression is not an option.

What type of program excepts 47 % as a passing grade?

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Our program operates using a point program:) You have to achieve 278/400 total points in order to pass the semester.

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Hi, I am going through the last week and a half of ns and its very stressful I have to make an 80 or 100 on my quiz on the 17th and an 85 or better on my skills test I too have a friend who is failing we have been close since the beginning and she failed her last quiz I hope there would be a way to keep her there but I'm afraid its probly the end of the road. Hope all goes well for u best wishes

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