Nursing program under warning

  1. If the nursing program I really want to go to is under warning by the BON, how serious is that? Should I be hesitant to apply?
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   chrisrn24
    I would be.

    Don't know what under warning means but it doesn't sound good.
  4. by   evolvingrn
    It means they have poor pass rates. That means they are going to be weaning out students at a higher rate because they aren't going to want people sit for their boards if they are concerned they might fail .
  5. by   roser13
    Quote from cheriealexa8
    If the nursing program I really want to go to is under warning by the BON, how serious is that? Should I be hesitant to apply?
    Oh yes. You should run away quickly from this facility. Contrary to publicity, there is NO actual nursing shortage at this time. There are TONS of nurses out there applying for positions. Graduating from a non-accredited facility will only serve to put your resume in the first-out bin in a highly-competitive market.
  6. by   Best_Name_Ever
    Run. Fast.

    There is a school in my area that is in that position right now. I know some people that go there, and let me tell you. After talking nursing to them, I can see exactly why they are not passing boards!!! It is so scary. I would never want one of them as my nurse! Find somewhere that has a good reputation. It will help you in finding a job. Trust me, HR is aware of when a school is having these problems....usually everyone knows..
  7. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from cheriealexa8
    If the nursing program I really want to go to is under warning by the BON, how serious is that? Should I be hesitant to apply?
    You betcha. You're not just applying to one anyway, are you?
  8. by   not.done.yet
    Why would you want to go to a school that is failing to meet minimum standards and is in danger of being shut down?
  9. by   xoemmylouox
    Run far away.
  10. by   SycamoreGuy
    You should probably look at their NCLEX pass rates for the past few years and see if it is a trend or a one time problem. If they are at all interested in saving their program they are probably working pretty frantically to clean house.
  11. by   delilas
    The last thing you want to do is sign on to a school that could be closed in a few months.

    This happened at a school near mine - most of the current students frantically came to my school to try to sign up and save their schooling but a) Our nursing school does not transfer nursing credit in from that institution and b) my school was a lot more strict about who they let in.

    This is your money, your time, your degree, your career. Don't leave it in the hands of a school that quite obviously isn't doing well.
  12. by   KelRN215
    Yes, you should be very hesitant. Even if you're able to finish their program and pass NCLEX, if they're "under warning" by the BON it's probably not a secret and their reputation is probably not very good with local employers. That, as roser13 astutely points out, will lead to incredible difficulty with landing a job. Run, don't walk, away from this place as fast as you can.
  13. by   marycarney
    Even if it takes you an extra year or two, get into a good school. You'll be out thousands or even tens of thousands of $$ otherwise.

    Run.
    Away.
    Fast.
  14. by   chatty-cathy
    Save your money and Run! Otherwise it will have been a waste of time, money, and effort

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