"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












Monday, November 25, 2013

Pins & needles...




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The countdown has begun for the end of the semester and as it stands right now I have a 74 average in critical care!  Can we say slightly freaking?  I know I only need a 74.5 to pass the class, but at this point I'm still a little nervous.  I've turned in my paper and I have been PRAYING for an A.  If I can pull an A off on the paper then that will boost my grade to at least a 78.  Which if I can get it up that high then MAYBE I can ace tomorrow's test & the final and sqeak by with a B??? That would be AWESOME!! BUT that's a lot of ifs....So as of right now I'm just praying to get a passing grade in cc & be DONE with this semester.  This semester has seriously been the worst semester of nursing school.  Only 15 more days until the end of my 2nd to LAST semester!!!  Then Christmas break & it's on to the LAST SEMESTER OF NURSING SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you baby Jesus!



Thursday, November 7, 2013

33 more days to pull it out of the crapper!!




So, I may or may not have mentioned that at the beginning of this semester, I wasn't really feeling this semester.  Wellll, unfortunately I didn't get "into" this semester until oh, about 2 weeks ago.  And let me tell you, my grades are reflecting this.  In all of my pre-reqs I had straight A's, no wait I had 1 B in A & P II, b/c that class was major boring & I never went.  But until I got to nursing school I was an A student.  Of course things changed a bit once I got here, but I was ok with B's, I mean I'm not anal.  BUT in 2nd semester I just couldn't get down how to study for Assessment (the class not the clinical) & I ended up with my first & only C.....well it's looking like I may be headed there again in CC.  I've had 3 tests so far & have only passed one of them.  Not good, not good at all.  My average so far with just my 3 test grades is a 73.  Which is actually failing at this point.  I actually got an email from someone saying I needed to meet with my advisor!! Wha?  Yep, that's me, the slacker failer (yes I know that's not a word).  But, luckily I still have a paper to turn in & I've never gotten less than an A on any paper, so hopefully that will boost my grade up, plus I turned in an EKG assignment at the beginning of the semester which I still haven't rec'd back yet, so hopefully I got a good grade on that.  And then of course I have one more test & the final.  Is it possible to pull off a B?  Sure, it's possible, but at this point, I hate to say it, but I'd be happy with a C.....Ugh, I REALLY hate to say that!! C's KILL my GPA, and I have to have a MINIMUM of a 3.0 to get into grad school.  Well, actually I did see some that you can get in with a 2.8, but you know what I mean.  Plus I was was really hoping for at LEAST a 3.2 b/c a lot of schools waive the GRE if you have at least a 3.2.......I wonder if I could take like an extra online elective next semester just to ensure an A & boost it back up?  You think??? I don't know.  I heard that the last semester is KILLER, so I don't even know if I want to test my luck like that....Oh well, all in all I have 33 more days until the end of this semester & 183 days until GRADUATION!!! Woohoo!!!

Hope everyone else is trucking along smoothly!