You're in New Britian right..maybe the problems are strictly on the NB campus and/or the night classes? The people attending and who've graduated that I know all atteneded the Shelton campus for the day class. And all had nothing but good things to say. I guess I'll find out the hard way soon.
In regards to your statement about the pass rate for the NCLEX being because only 15-20 end up testing for the NCLEX..I have attended CC nursing and private University nursing and same goes for those schools...you start with tons of people and by the end, you are left with a select few. So its not strictly a NETI thing. My best friend went to WestConn and she had said that even though she started with like 65 people in class, only approx 25+/- finished to the end.
Also, since the entrance test is pretty much a cake walk..anyone with at least a 10th grade education can get in (and since you have to have a HS diploma or GED, you SHOULD have @ least a 10th grade education). BUT that doesn't mean those same people SHOULD be there..and when the classes get difficult, they fail out or bail out. A lot of people who start and don't finish do so because they think its an "easy" course, and an easy way to make good $. I've seen it tons of times in the different types of classes/courses I've taken. The State run LPN classes weed out those who most likely won't pass the course before classes start by starting out with the NET instead of the basic test that NETI gives . So NETI is starting out with more people who probably won't pass than the State schools are. Not to mention, NETI is a FOR profit company the State schools aren't. So NETI is going to take those who probably won't pass for one reason, the Almighty Dollar, if those people they let in don't plan on giving it their all, studying hours on end, etc then they fail out..and NETI still makes a profit. I plan on working my a** off, like I have with all the other college courses I've taken, and do my best. And hopefully, fingers crossed, I will graduate, take the NCLEX and pass.
Anyway, I respect everyone's opinions, since you are all presently attending you know what you are dealing with. I was just saying that I personally have had nothing but good things from my dealings with them thus far and that the people I know echo those same things. Thats not to say that everyone should feel the same way. Obviously, not everyone does. I'll consider myself forewarned by you all and tread lightly when school does start to form my own opinions. Hopefully I can say, "its not like that for me" instead of you saying "we told ya so".