I attend Brenau University in Gainesville, GA and I am in the part time BSN program. I enjoyed the program when I first entered in January 2010. However, now it seems like "we (my classmates and I)" are not receiving the quality of education that we should be receiving. The first concern that I have is that we are moving through our courses without any guidance. Meaning that we were scheduled for orientation and it was cancelled due to the weather, but never rescheduled. I am competent and I can understand the assignments that are given. However, when 90% of the class are career switchers, it makes it hard to get a full understanding of everything that we need to know. The second concern is that one of the professors that is assigned to teacher the major courses, do not response to emails, post study guides/assignments late, and she make learning new material, such as dosage calculations impossible to learn because she makes up her own questions, which means that she is not teaching from the book, so that you can review similar problems to prepare for the exam. This teacher has given us a study guide, but when we took the test it was totally different and the majority of the class score below 75%. She had to give a 20 point curve to boost the grades up. We completed an evaluation on this professor last semester, however, nothing was done, so she is continuing to teach classes which lack quality. My last concern is that this program (Evening Weekend College) was meant to cater to working adults. It is true that you can complete your clinical on the weekend and your two classes during the week, however, there is no respect for a student's time. Due to the professor not scheduling CPR and First Aid appropriately, it inconvenienced some student. As a result, several people, including myself had to request off from work so that we could me the requirements. To anyone reading this post, understand that I am not complaining about being in Nursing school
because this is something that I have a passion for and something that I have wanted to do all my life. I just want to ensure that we are getting our money's worth and that the quality of our education is good because this is a private school, which is very expensive when you are paying to receive a second degree.