2 out 500 graduate on time from RPN in Seneca, ture?

  1. Yesterday, one of my friend told me that his wife went to Seneca to learn Practical nursing. There were 500 students registered in Practical Nursing, but only 2 of them graduated on time? Isn't shocking, is that true?
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  3. by   xokw
    Quote from ElaineWang
    Yesterday, one of my friend told me that his wife went to Seneca to learn Practical nursing. There were 500 students registered in Practical Nursing, but only 2 of them graduated on time? Isn't shocking, is that true?
    That is definitely an exaggeration.
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    What school admits 500 students at a time? Somebody's making stuff up!
  5. by   Fiona59
    Highly unlikely.

    By that logic, there would only be a graduating class of two each semester. The media would be all over it.
  6. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Fiona59
    Highly unlikely.

    By that logic, there would only be a graduating class of two each semester. The media would be all over it.
    Think of how fast graduation would be over, though!
  7. by   loriangel14
    No. That's just silly. Definitely not true.
  8. by   Pepper The Cat
    Something wrong there.

    1. It is highly doubtful that there would be a class of 500 students. That is just way to many!
    2. Only 2 graduates a year? Who would chose to go to a school with such a poor graduation percentage
  9. by   ElaineWang
    I think it's unbelievable, too.
    But 500 hundreds are not just in one class, it's the total number of students in this program.
    2 graduated on time doesn't mean the others didn't graduated, they just delayed the time for graduating!
    Anyway, I still think 2 is unbelievable!!
  10. by   loriangel14
    They wouldn't have 500 in one year.
  11. by   CanadianGirl79
    Not even the biggest nursing schools have classes of 500! That's a massive exaggeration. If you want to know more about the school's stats, call and ask, or dig around their site. Many schools have something on their site about the percentage of students working after graduation and such.
  12. by   xokw
    Quote from ElaineWang
    I think it's unbelievable, too.
    But 500 hundreds are not just in one class, it's the total number of students in this program.
    2 graduated on time doesn't mean the others didn't graduated, they just delayed the time for graduating!
    Anyway, I still think 2 is unbelievable!!
    Yes it is very unrealistic. They would certainly be looked into and could even lose their accreditation with the CNO for stats like that.

    Also, according to the CNO, Seneca only has 100-140 students writing the national exam yearly. No way they are admitting 500 students to the program at a time.
  13. by   dommagao
    That is impossible. I have to say that the gradation rate is low, but not that low.... I found this from Centennial's website and later found out that George Brown, Seneca, Humber got the Approval with Conditions Status from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Council. 9351 Practical Nursing (Flexible) | Centennial College Full-Time Programs Only Centennial posted it on their website. Basically because they have lower than average gradation rate. I don't know why the other colleges' reason for this conditional approval because they don't post this. But I guess the same reason. My friend graduated from Centennial 7 years ago told me only 30% made it to the graduation. It is a tough program.
  14. by   toronto_nurse
    Check out Seneca's KPI (Key Performance Indicators) statistics that show how many students entered the program and how many graduated and are seeking employment or are employed. Each community college across Ontario has KPIs and they are recommended for prospective students to review to determine if the program they are interested in have successful employment rates.

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