Saturday, February 26, 2011

Finally a Break Through!

So as you probably already know I've really struggled throughout my nursing school career. These classes and exams are just not my strong point.

I've never been really good at taking exams. The only thing that really saved me throughout high school and college the first time was that there was always so many OTHER points. Unfortunately not so this time around. Many of the classes are just 4 exams! AHHH

This semester has been no exception. In fact I failed the first exam so bad that I felt like I was never going to be able to crawl myself out of the hole I'd dug. The next 2 exams I'd passed but not by a whole lot. It did help bring up my grade but even going into yesterdays exam I wasn't passing yet. I was still .4% below the passing grade.

Obviously with this fact I was under a lot of stress. I really had this gut feeling I was going to fail out of this class because the teacher is just so unforgiving. If you try to argue with her and tell her why you answered a question a certain way based off what was said in the book her answer is "facts are facts it may say that in the book but the answer is still correct". HOW IS THAT HELPFUL?!?!?! I mean her lectures are nothing but her saying "I'm going to refer you to your book" She must say that 12 times in a 20 minute lecture!

But enough complaining. So anyways in studying for this exam I was just all in knots. My stomach has been upset for the past few days and I've been exhausted because I haven't been sleeping because like I said I just had a gut feeling this class was going to be the end of my nursing school career. Now granted I tend to be a negative person and this was probably more just me preparing for the worst than anything else but the feeling was still there

Anywho we had our 4th exam yesterday and I'm happy to say I did WONDERFUL! I did so well it bumped me up half a letter grade! I couldn't be more pleased. We also had to take this Kaplan test which is a standardized test that is supposed to help prepare you for the NCLEX but unlike in other classes, this time it was for points of our total grade. I've never done too well on those either but I got the minimum required so I'm pretty happy with that as well.

Overall this week was stressful and hard but I got what I needed to have somewhat of a cushion for my final on Friday. Now I'm just going to study this weekend and hopefully do well next friday. So thank you all for all your prayers and support. I truly feel I wouldn't have made it without you. So we only hopefully have to pray for 1 more week! :) Come on March 4th you can't get here fast enough!!! :)

1 comment:

  1. That's wonderful, Steph! Praying that the final goes well!