My girlfriend is taking a masters class - pathophysiology, and she is doing ok, but she was hoping to ace it because she wanted to prove to schools that she can do well at the masters level. She graduated her BSN with a 3.6 and will be applying this summer/fall.

My question is this: If she doesn't get an A, will that hurt her? As it stands now, she will probably get an A- or a B+. She is really getting frustrated because she thought she could use it to her advantage when she applies, but apparently her teacher is really tough and no one is really doing great.