So last night as I was taking my Research test and working on my care plan for Intro I got to thinking about my grades. I thought I had 2 high C's & an A, but after talking to my friends about adding in the extra little points that we get for doing small assignments, I decided to actually calculate my grades. Lo & behold I have now have 2 B's & an A yay!! And the B's are actually pretty high, so if I can pull off some much better test scores for the next couple of tests then I think I can actually pull straight A's this semester! And boy do I need it. Yesterday at lunch I was talking to two of my nursing friends & we started talking about getting into school. We all agreed that NONE of us got in based on our GPA's. The minimum GPA to get into our program is 2.8. At our table, my bestie Gregory had 2.8, I had 2.9 & my friend Kristina had a 3.0. Now mind you my GPA was so low b/c they averaged in my grades from when I went to school 1000 years ago & I didn't give a crap about school back then. The year & a half that I had to take my pre-reqs I actually had like a 3.5 GPA :(. So right now as it stands I think I have a 2.894, but I NEED a 3.2 by the time I graduate. Most of the schools I'm interested in for my master's program require at LEAST a 3.0 to get in, but the one I'm heavily leaning toward you need a 3.2 in order to even have a fair chance. BUT if you have a 3.2 AND passing scores on the GRE then you are automatically accepted. Sooo, I am shooting for a 3.2 by the time I graduate. Of course if you have the 3.2 you don't have to take the GRE, but if I can pass the GRE along with my 3.2 & get automatic acceptance, then heck I might as well at least try to take it. Even if I don't get the required scores it won't hurt me.
Anyhoo, back to school. The social dynamics of school are very interesting, I see groups forming & reforming all the time. In our 2nd semester I have talked to MANY more people that I never talked to last semester and have even been put into groups that I would have NEVER picked myself. It makes me wonder though, how many of these people will I ever really talk to again once we graduate? In my pre-reqs I made 2 very good friends. We studied together EVERY week, sometimes twice a week, but after we left we hardly ever talked to each other again. I just heard from one of them the other day, but it had been almost a year. Of course I told her that we needed to get together & I do mean it, I really enjoyed our friendship & we all really helped each other get through school. It's just interesting that people can be so much a part of your life for a short period of time & then nothing.
Anyway, guess I need to get on & start my study guide for Tuesday's Intro test. Gotta make at LEAST a B on this one to bring my grade up. I NEEDS me 3 A's this semester!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.