I am currently on my last semester of Practical Nursing at Seneca College and I would just like to share my experience.
In our college, the criteria to pass the final semester would be as follows:
10% - Quiz 1
10%- Quiz 2
40%- Comprehensive Exam 1
40%- Comprehensive Exam 2
TO PASS THIS FINAL COURSE, YOU NEED A 75%.
Aside from this, we need to accumulate 375 clinical placement hours.
Now, I am currently halfway in this semester, juggling clinical placement and studying for those tests at the same time. I have passed the first 2 tests so far and just got the result for my Comprehensive Exam. I FAILED MISERABLY - I got a 68%. In this Comprehensive Exam, every content that was discussed and not discussed were testable. So I was definitely juggling my clinical placement and studying for this "CPNRE like" exam. For some reason, most of the people I know failed as well and (we are talking about students who were doing well from the past few semesters), so it seems like something was wrong.
Question is: Is a 75% average to pass this last course fair? Was the breakdown of the course fair?
How did your college structure your last semester of practical nursing school
Comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Dec 21, '16
Actually, Seneca's part time program has a lot of issues the school is trying to address. Please note you can not compare that program to any of the full time ones simply because the standard for full time is set high, some students at Seneca unfortunately have given the school a bad name and considering it has the lowest success rate on the CNO exams explains all the changes and 75 % to pass. All the changes are to bring the program up to par with the other colleges.
Sorry I forgot to mention Seneca King and Yorkgate campus programs are very good programs just like any of the other full time programs.
Last edit by RPN_student on Dec 21, '16