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Retaking a test because of a bad grade.....that's ridiculous. I mean my school is a lot like high school and some classes drop the lowest grade, but retaking a test! Not even in elementary school. I don't think that's a good thing.

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Yes, but our program you have to get a 75 to pass EACH test....if you get below a 75 they kick you out of the program...it is not cumulative GPA. Every test there is a chance of failing out. And the "retake" is so much harder than the original...I found that out.

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At my school, if someone was absent on the day of an exam. They had to have a written excuse, had to be ready to take the exam the next day and the exam given is essay and just to add spice -- at the instructors discretion it could also be an ORAL question and answer period.

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Originally posted by bet0326

Retaking a test because of a bad grade.....that's ridiculous. I mean my school is a lot like high school and some classes drop the lowest grade, but retaking a test! Not even in elementary school. I don't think that's a good thing.

OK... If you are talking about the post about retaking a test if you make below a 75, then I'm fixing to clarify that... If you are talking about something else, then ignore this :)

Its not like the school is allowing retakes to make your grade better.... YOU HAVE NO CHOICE... If you want to continue in the program you must make a 75 on each and every single test... Not just maintain a 75 for the whole semester, that is a piece of cake.... SO.. its not so riduculous after all... And when you take the retake, you only get a 75 on it... Even if you score a 95, so it doesn't make your grade any better... It just keeps you in the program.....

Hope that clears things up for you...

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My program you have to call before test time. You can only miss one test per class. Instead of a retake, the final counts twice. If you miss more that one test then you recieve a 0 for the second, third, fourth... tests.

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Love-A-Nurse has 19 years experience and specializes in LTC, ER, ICU,.

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originally posted by nursing 101

i'm sorry but why is there so much pressure for tests in nursing school? i think re-taking a test (if you missed it on the actual test date) should be up to the discretion of the teacher. why? scenario; i'm a good student i'm always there for test and on that one day i miss a test for a good valid reason... i have to be penalized? come on folks stuff happens in life. like i have a child he might fall very ill on a test day should i get penalized for that? of course i would make up the exam a.s.a.p! and if it has to be an essay type exam i would take it! but to actually be penalized because something happenned that i had no control over?

i think we are too hard on ourselves sometimes. even med school students don't go through all this... i don't get it?

in my first post, i was referring to the same students who are absent on scheduled test days.

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We have to call in on test day, no call = 0%. I assume they would make an exception to that if it turned out later that you were in ICU on a vent or something. Callers with valid excuses can retake, all retakes are on one day at the end of the semester and are essay question format.

I think this is fair, those with legitimate difficulty have a chance to make up the test and the policy is difficult enough that people won't be tempted to abuse it, which is obviously what they are trying to avoid.

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As one of my professors put it, "Unless you're in a hospital or a jail cell, don't miss, because you'll get a zero."

For the hospitalized or criminal among us ;) , they do makeups on the day of the final. It's usually an essay format test, regardless of the test material. Those suuuuuuck!

Donna :)

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WOW only 5% ours is 20 points! And our tests this semester average around 60 points each - so 20 off is quite a chunk . So I would go in on my death bed - to hard to pass otherwise.....

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Originally posted by Robin61970

Yes, but our program you have to get a 75 to pass EACH test....if you get below a 75 they kick you out of the program...it is not cumulative GPA. Every test there is a chance of failing out. And the "retake" is so much harder than the original...I found that out.

We have to get a B or above in every class or we are kicked out and there is no program in the city that will take us.

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