Can you believe this!

  1. I have just head the most unbelievable news.EVER!!!! A private 4 year college (nursing school only) not far from where I live is telling it's students (doesn't matter what level they are) not to return in the fall because of their grades.I know two of these students and their grades are what I would consider passing C+ to B-. Not bad. One of these students would have been returning as senior.
    The nursing shortage certainly has hit us here in the northeast. At our local hospital some nurses are working 14 hour shifts.With that in mind you would think that nursing schools would want to do as much as possible to help these students reach their goal not ask them to leave. Just because a student gets an A in theory or general ed. doesn't mean they will be an A student in clinicals. This school should take another look at itself and quick!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   moonshadeau
    Hi Jeanie. I can't believe that they are telling the students not to return. At the least they should offer remediation. I went to school a few years back. A 77 is failing. You have 2 chances to retake the course. Think though of how many nurses that you know that are dumber than a box of rocks and how they ever managed to graduate and pass boards. Then think if they lower the standard for nursing education where we would be. Just a thought.

    It is nice to see a fellow new englander. I am currently transplanted to wisconsin. But I always said that if I ever dumped my boyfriend and sold my house that I would do traveling nursing back in Vermont where I grew up
  4. by   P_RN
    That is incredible. We couldn't have anything lower than a C in general subjects and a B in Nursing. An F and you only had one chance to bring it up if it was in Nursing. Are you sure there isn't more to this? Could it be that their GPA was too low? I can see a 1.0 getting you booted.
  5. by   cjp
    Originally posted by P_RN:
    <STRONG>That is incredible. We couldn't have anything lower than a C in general subjects and a B in Nursing. An F and you only had one chance to bring it up if it was in Nursing. Are you sure there isn't more to this? Could it be that their GPA was too low? I can see a 1.0 getting you booted.</STRONG>
    Dear moonshadeau/P-RN.
    These students are children of neighbors of mine, both moms are nurses, so I'm sure the information they are giving me is accurate. Both of these students graduated with honors from high school and both receive substancial financial aide. Something is wrong here. If these two were let go how many others? I may have to contact the Board of Nursing and put a bug in their ear. I also heard that the board is voting thisweek to grant dispensing medicines right to CNA's. Now there is a topic for discussion.
  6. by   grnvillechick
    Are you sure the school itself is not in trouble???? That is a shame for those who worked so very hard...can they transfer thier credits and find a more reputable school do you think????has anyone reported this to the Board of Nursing???
  7. by   kennedyj
    Most general requirements are a 70% or higher as a C. Some schools raise it to as high as a 73% I have heard. Most will allow you to repeat the same course once or fail 2 different courses. At a 77% I would have failed Psych and would have needed to repeat. I am currently in A graduate program with a 3.6 ave... good thing I didn't go to that school.

    I have seen students who had an A for the course but failed clinicals and received an F as a final grade. Maybe there is more to the story.

    Jared
  8. by   Mijourney
    Originally posted by jeanie:
    <STRONG>I have just head the most unbelievable news.EVER!!!! A private 4 year college (nursing school only) not far from where I live is telling it's students (doesn't matter what level they are) not to return in the fall because of their grades.I know two of these students and their grades are what I would consider passing C+ to B-. Not bad. One of these students would have been returning as senior.
    The nursing shortage certainly has hit us here in the northeast. At our local hospital some nurses are working 14 hour shifts.With that in mind you would think that nursing schools would want to do as much as possible to help these students reach their goal not ask them to leave. Just because a student gets an A in theory or general ed. doesn't mean they will be an A student in clinicals. This school should take another look at itself and quick!</STRONG>
    Hi jeanie. Do you think it's just possible that the problem may be related to the shortage of nursing educators, and they are simply "skimming" off the very top of all nursing school applicants? I agree that the grades you quote are not bad, but if there is a waiting list for that nursing program and there are only a certain number of available slots, there may be enough "A" students to fill them. I agree with a previous poster who recommended that they try somewhere else if they want to start school now. If not, maybe the one that's a senior can work as a CNA for awhile to see if nursing is what she/he wants.

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