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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!



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  1. I just found your blog and really like it. I'm taking my pre-reqs right now and applying to nursing school. It's cool to read your stories about how it is.

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    1. Thanks! I try to tell it like it is as much as possible. Are you applying for the Spring semester or for next fall?

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  2. Girl you can do it! Just put your nose to the grinding stone and push on. I remember coming into nursing school my gpa was 3.6, and I was on the track to graduate with honors if I could stay above 3.5. Shoot...after my second semester I got a C in my 7 credit class and bye bye honors! I think I graduated above 3.0 but at that time I didn't care. Actually it wasn't until my last two semesters that I let go of the high achiever mentality (as best I could), and settled with passing. Don't be too hard on yourself, you have a husband and children. It's not like you live in a dorm and can sit with a book in your lap for 23/24 hours a day. Just do the best you can and buckle down the rest of the semester. Don't bother taking another class next semester, I tried figuring that same course of action for me and it wouldn't have helped. Then again I got a C and it was a 7 credit class, maybe things would be different for you. Hang in there Candi, you got this!!!

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    1. Thanks girl!! I am just trying to make it through this class & then hopefully next semester will be all down hill. I just have to hang on!! I can't wait to hear more about your job!

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