...and a B.
Okay, a B-.
Final grades are in. Life science was an A and chemistry was a B-. I'm not particularly happy with my chemistry grade, but what can I do about it now? I've just got to move forward and work my butt off next semester. I was right on the edge of a B and had hoped that the professor would bump me up a grade...no such luck.
The university is still working on hiring a new science professor, so I haven't yet registered for fall semester. Once they get that resolved, it looks like I will be taking microbiology and physiology.
I stress over my grades, because I know how competitive nursing school will be. I will be competing to get a spot against younger girls, who don't have a full family life bidding for their attention at home.
It'd be wonderful if life experience could play a role in my acceptance. My role as "mommy" has exposed me to more in the last nine years than any "fresh out of high school" girl could ever dream of. If I can give medications by IV, remove stitches, monitor blood pressure and respirations, give breathing treatments and place a feeding tube in my own child, without blinking an eye...that should count for something! All of the hours I've spent in the Emergency Room, Same Day Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Antepartum, Postpartum, the NICU, the PICU and the general Ped's floor should count toward my degree!
Think they'd go for it?