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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!


  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.

    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?

  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!!!

    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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