What in the world happened to CU Denver's College of Nursing??? Unbelievable... - page 2

The stories I've heard from people going there have suddenly become quite appalling! I've always respected CU as a school with very high standards in their nursing program, although the... Read More

  1. by   klone
    It's been my experience that a lot of students are incredibly unprofessional and unprepared when they come to their clinical rotation. And this is not limited to UCDenver - seen it in Regis students as well.

    I find it difficult to believe that any criticism or fault is entirely on the institution.
  2. by   SV007
    Quote from klone
    I'm pretty sure that UCH places CU Denver students at their facility before any other schools (meaning UC Denver students have priority over other schools). I'm guessing that if there is a moratorium on placement in the CC units of UCH, it will end after the new tower opens and there's been a transition period there. I don't blame them for wanting to curtail clinical placements while things are in utter chaos.
    Klone, that is not necessarily true. I work at UCH and if you work there as a CNA or ACP, no matter what school you graduate from, they will most likely hire you. It's a matter of networking and getting to know the right people. UCH is also obligated to hire out of state new grads as well if they want to maintain their Magnet status. So implying that UCH considers UC Denver students as a priority over other schools is simply untrue. If anything, I've seen them hire more DSN new grads than any other new grads out there.
  3. by   klone
    I'm not talking about hiring (nor was the OP), I'm talking about clinical placements for their nursing school. Because their school is affiliated with UCH, their students get priority with placement before other schools.
  4. by   SV007
  5. by   deser831
    Couldn't agree more with you NursDenver.

    I was also a student there. Before I entered the program, I didn't believe all of the negativity I was hearing. However shortly after the first few months, realizations about the program surfaced. CU-Boulder, Denver were voted in the top 15 underperforming universities in the nation, and this program wasn't an exception.

    Luckily I decided to leave CU's program and was accepted into a few others. Currently I'm at Regis and don't regret my decision to leave one bit. Unfortunately a few of my friends are still in CU's nursing program and don't even want to attend graduation.

    Hopefully they get a new clinical coordinator or hire some more people to help them out. Maybe even make the curriculum tolerable. Don't they realize these poor students are paying them money???
  6. by   deser831
    Quote from CU CollegeofNursing
    CU College of Nursing is serious about the education of our students...Although the circumstances are beyond our control, we at the CU College of Nursing realize this wreaks havoc in our student's lives. We regret these circumstances and move quickly to find alternative clinical placements. Fortunately, this has happened to very few students....
    Haha what a joke. Very few??? How about most of the students.
  7. by   nursinghopeful233
    This really strikes me to hear about these issues, really wondering if CU is the place for me..