Pre-Nursing school worries


Hey everyone,

I am about to start an Alternate Sequence Nursing program, and I am honestly terrified. I am an average student, who studies very hard, and usually recieves B's and occasionally C's in my science and math courses. However, nursing is absolutely my passion. I am taking A&P this summer to fulfill all my prerequisites, and I am doing just about the same as everyone in my class, which is about a 75%. When I took Chemistry last year, the class average for a test would be a 50%, and I was proud of the C that I got in the end. All these C's are getting me down, though. Here we are, busting our butts, and we are all rewarded with C's, except for the supergenius who got an A. Am I the only one feeling this way? All I read on these posts are people who have 4.0's. I know I will be a great nurse someday, I just feel as though my grades don't reflect my genuine interest in learning and understanding what I am doing. Any advice on how to stay positive would be great! :)



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I wonder if you could get passionate about A&P? When I was doing my pre-reqs, I kept telling myself that A&P and Micro were the foundation of the career I want for the rest of my life. I was passionate about learning as much as I could and about understanding it.

Don't think about it being difficult, or about what other people are doing, just try to absorb as much as you can.

I found that drawing in-depth diagrams with definitions of critical terms helped me to pull information from different lectures and chapters that all pertained to the same subject. It helped clarify everything in my mind and helped me to do better on exams.

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 9 years experience.

I know exactly how you feel. I'm a B student at best. I have some As, and Cs, one being Bio1 with the class average being 55ish. Science doesn't come natural to me and I'm worried I won't be competitive when it is time to apply for schools. :( I think I'd be a good nurse too!