grossmont &/or city college waiting list - page 11

this will be my second year on the waiting list for the ADN program at grossmont college... when i submitted my application, the school TOLD me it'd be two years, but everyone i talked to said it... Read More

  1. by   puresass
    i took peri-op first. we lost 7 people total, 4 from OB/peds, 3 from peri-op. it's so sad to see people that we've grown close with out of this semester/the program.
  2. by   mikeynizm
    puresass,
    I'm sorry that you guys already lost some people. Why is that these people aren't in the program anymore? is it due to conflicting schedules, lack of preparedness or just because nursing is tough in general? hearing about people being dropped from the program scares me a lot.
  3. by   puresass
    Quote from mikeynizm
    puresass,
    I'm sorry that you guys already lost some people. Why is that these people aren't in the program anymore? is it due to conflicting schedules, lack of preparedness or just because nursing is tough in general? hearing about people being dropped from the program scares me a lot.
    they actually just recalculated our final scores, so we only lost 3 students. you have to have an average of 73% on all three of your tests during the class to pass & these people didn't. i don't know the exact reasons why they failed. it seems like they all studied enough & worked hard & really wanted to be in the program, but i think nursing tests are so completely different from any other types of tests that it can be difficult to do well. they didn't fail out of the program entirely, though. you don't fail out of the program until you've failed two classes. the people that failed this class just have to wait for maybe a year, maybe more, until there's space in the class for them to retake it.
  4. by   Luv2helpppl
    Have any of you ever had Mr. Lowe for A&P II? I need to sign up today for that class. He has a horrible reputation. I have Alagia and she too had a hard reputation, but I am doing well in her class. Granted, I am in the online lecture part. Any advice you can give me on Mr. Lowe would be appreciated. I tried calling the nursing office and the counseling office, but they would not give me any information.

    Thanks!
    Nancy
  5. by   Faeriewand
    I had Lowe for A&P1 not 2 but he was a great teacher. He just talked straightforward about things that would turn a person's ears red if in public. He said you are all going into HealthCare and had better get used to it. I thought the way he spoke was no big deal but I knew a student that complained about him to administration saying it wasn't appropriate. His wife is a nurse too.

    Yes he is a tough teacher but you learn and he isn't as hard as this one woman teacher there at Grossmont who is suppose to be the hardest teacher of all time. Lowe even gives you the questions before the test and to the quizzes right after everyone says they are done he puts the answers up and you just copy them before you turn in your quiz and he encourages everyone to get into a study group and work together. He encourages the use of computer, laptops in class, using a flash drive for downloading his lectures and slides and labeling them right in class and videotaping his lecture if need be and sharing information with the other students. (I actually did that for the final and copied it and gave it to other students to copy and give out) That's what I liked about him. The smarter students in my class started helping those of us who felt overwhelmed and we all got thru it together.

    I hope his methods haven't changed or all this no longer applies!

    Good luck!

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