Wow...thank you for the rather arrogant reply.
Actually, it does affect my learning experience when half the class is showing up late while we are taking tests, when the instructor refers to things taught last semester, and when those people are sitting in the back giggling while we serious students are trying to learn. Yes, that is my business. I paid my tuition money to be here just like everyone else and I should not have to put up with a circus as a learning environment.
Also, people should not be allowed to take the class four times just because they want to sleep and show up halfway through class and skip lab. There are plenty of other students here that are willing to take those seats that those slackers are only wasting.
Also, I am not an expert on this or anything, but I would seriously doubt that nursing schools will factor in the fact that a person took a class several times to get a passing grade. Nursing schools are competitive and I seriously doubt that they will waste those seats on people that are going to sleep the entire time and show up late. Otherwise, anyone could get in.
Now, if you want to spend your time and money to get that A, more power to you. I do not have a problem with that, I have a problem with the slack-jawed yokels that goof off all day while wasting the precious oxygen in our classroom and taking up space. There is a difference between being a serious student and retaking a class to make an A and someone that wants to play all day. I do believe I mentioned the playing and giggling in my posts.
I am sorry if my original post rubbed you the wrong way, apparently it did. Best of luck to you. As for me, I am putting forth my best the first time around because I am not spending my time taking a class over and over for a higher grade.