when i finish this semester i will have all my prereqs completed so i will only have to take core nursing classes. i have more that enough points, good grades, and the campus that i want to apply to is a little over 30 from my home and the highways i take to get there are secondary roads, so there never crazy traffic in the morning.
great right? but now i'm hearing really horrible stories about the instructors. basically the instructors are said to be sadistic, arrogant jerks, who will do everything to make you fail. none of the students feel that the instructors care or want them to succeed.
one 3 semester student said that his class is reduced by half now, and he can't keep up with all the divorces that have happened to his class mates. it sounds like i will get to pay for 5 semesters of hazing and torture. failing a semester, means you must restart the ENTIRE program, not just the semester.
is VERY common were on instructor will lecture, then another instructor administered the exam on that material and fails the entire class, because she does't think was the first instructor said was right. an entire class missed a question on the exam, they cited their textbook, and were told that the book was wrong ( also in the lecture notes the instructor actually presented what was in the book). she is 100% wrong and will not admit it, and refuses to correct HER mistake.
i've been told to basically, keep my head down, don't ask questions, don't challenge the instructors and don't show any weakness, because it's like blood in the water, and they will go in for the kill.
i'm a single mom of 3 and not taking care of my kids is not an option, now i'm beginning to wonder if i will be able to hack it. i'm wondering if i should go for the lpn, and endure only 3 semesters of insanity? I really had my heart set on an RN but wonder if i need to make adjustments to maximize my ability to complete the program and get a nursing license.
Is this common? is nursing school really the 3rd circle of hell for everyone? can I really do this? any comments and advice would be greatly appreciated.