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I did not study for the final....

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by NurseDaddy2006 NurseDaddy2006 (Member) Member

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... and still pulled off a B+ in the course.

One of the professors did the shame shame finger rubbing thing at me. "Did you even study for this exam?" Nope. She said she'd figured that. All I got was a 78.

One of the other professors said if I'd studied I'd have gotten an A. Ya think? I'd need an 88 for that. Yeah, whatever. The questions were as ridiculous as usual, and they tossed a few out before the day even ended.

This meant the classmate I consoled after she was told she'd failed the semester by 6 points was then told she'd passed.

Pinning is on Thursday. And that's that. I've got a job interview at a nearby hospital on Monday. I could walk or bike to this one. The other one is a half hour drive away, but I might still like that one better. I've got to do the pros/cons list thing.

ND

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SummerGarden has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED and Acute Care.

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CONGRATS ON YOUR GRADUATION!!!! :monkeydance: You have a good attitude about the grade thing because C=RN. However, I have questions regarding your lack of study.

I am commonly hearing from fourth semester people that "I know I should have studied but I didn't" or "I know I should read and review my notes but I don't." I am very very confused!! My understanding of fourth semester is that it is very challenging but it is not the hardest semester because it is the same-o-same-o with a few more patients. Thus, there should be plenty of time to study right? Am I wrong???? Why aren't fourth semester students studying when they have worked so hard for so long??

I just finished my first semester and it took a day to recover my brain because it went to mush after studying for my final for weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks. Three more semesters to go!

By the way, enjoy the job hunt... it won't be difficult.

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CONGRATS ON YOUR GRADUATION!!!! :monkeydance: You have a good attitude about the grade thing because C=RN. However, I have questions regarding your lack of study.

I am commonly hearing from fourth semester people that "I know I should have studied but I didn't" or "I know I should read and review my notes but I don't." I am very very confused!! My understanding of fourth semester is that it is very challenging but it is not the hardest semester because it is the same-o-same-o with a few more patients. Thus, there should be plenty of time to study right? Am I wrong???? Why aren't fourth semester students studying when they have worked so hard for so long??

I just finished my first semester and it took a day to recover my brain because it went to mush after studying for my final for weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeks. Three more semesters to go!

By the way, enjoy the job hunt... it won't be difficult.

One word comes to mind: TOAST.

I think you'll begin to understand the mindset when you are approaching the end of your final semester. If you stand to pass the class with a grade you'll be satisfied with even if you don't study for the final, you may find yourself weighing the value of relaxation over a .06 difference in your GPA. Stress can make you do seemingly irrational things.

I needed a 66 for a B+. I studied hard for every other test in the program, and did well. There were times I overstudied and wound up doing worse than I should have. The final covered material from all the semesters. Things we've built on all this time. The way I saw it, if I did not know enough to get the 66, then I ought to be ashamed of myself. There were some silly questions on there, some I ought to have known better. But given that this was my 2nd attempt at this semester, and my biggest concern was that I made it through clinical without any mistakes or write-ups, I decided to be satisfied with however I did on the final. 78 is one of the better grades in the class, and most others studied because they needed a very good grade because they were teetering. I could have passed the class if I got a zero. 5 more correct answers and I could have gotten an A. I used to fret over stuff like that. Not any more. I now will have a 3.79 GPA. Not too shabby.

So I've got two job interviews on the horizon. I'll see what happens.

ND

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SummerGarden has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED and Acute Care.

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One word comes to mind: TOAST.

So I've got two job interviews on the horizon. I'll see what happens.

ND

Thank you for answering my question!!! It is very insightful! Good luck choosing between the two jobs! ;)

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locolorenzo22 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

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I understand completely ND....my philosophy has always been...if you do well on the other tests...then the final becomes NBD.....however, 1st semester I could have put all Cs and missed every question and still passed...but school is too serious for that...

Then, this semester, I had a chance to do that again....again, decided not to tick off professors for next year....but the telling part is that when I turned in my final, my professor goes "I had a pool with the others that you would be the first one done"...."Did anyone take you up on that?"...."Nope, everyone knew it was too easy to lose their money...."

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