"Listen to the mustn'ts child, listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me....Anything can happen child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein
"She believed she could, so she did." R.S. Grey

“What if I Fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?” Erin Hanson












Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yay for miscalculations!!

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.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome news on the grades!

    As for Nursing School friends... it is sad to say that I have a feelings that the people that I talked to during this RN section of nursing school, I probably will not keep in touch with after graduation. I just didn't connect with anyone that I would now call a forever friend. I think I probably could have, but thee was just so much going on in my life that I just didn't "Bond" that way with. However, I still talk to, and am friends with the original 4 other girls from our first two semesters of nursing school. We sat together and had clinical together for the whole time... we bonded and I even work with one of the girls now, and the 5 of us go out to brunch a few times a year.

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    1. Yeah I can honestly say that there's probably only 1 person I will stay in touch with & we plan on going straight through to get our Master's together, but other than that, I doubt it.

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