What do u like & dislike about your nursing school?

  1. Dear All Nurses,

    Just to find out about your nursing school. Please tell us:

    1) Which nursing school/college/uni did you graduate from?
    2) What do you like about your school?
    3)How will you rate about your school nursing program?
    4)What do you dislike about the curriculum?
    5) How strongly would you recommend your school to others?

    Thank you for taking the time to read and answer these questions. Much appreciated and God bless You!


    Jennifer Tang
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    1) Which nursing school/college/uni did you graduate from? USC


    2) What do you like about your school?
    Not too far away from home. Many excellent instructors and professors.


    3)How will you rate about your school nursing program?
    I'd give it an A-,......and it has improved significantly since I was there.


    4)What do you dislike about the curriculum?
    The clinicals did not necessarily follow the classroom work.


    5) How strongly would you recommend your school to others?
    I'd give it a fairly strong recommendation along with Clemson and MUSC also.
  4. by   CashewLPN
    1) Which nursing school/college/uni did you graduate from?
    Curtis High School- School of Practical Nursing, SI,NY
    2) What do you like about your school?
    We got to get our LPNs early... and, the city of NY paid for everything....
    3)How will you rate about your school nursing program?
    top rated... very good... good teachers, good passing rate
    4)What do you dislike about the curriculum?
    being stuckwith the same 10 girls for 2 years... better than family... also, not being able to act like a regular high schooler (prom and senior trip fell on the days before our NLN's... or on them....) and, no summer vacation-- year round schooling
    5) How strongly would you recommend your school to others?
    Very... I cant say I went wrong with it... very good....
    BUT.... You have to start 2nd year of HS... its a lot of work, but its great

    --Barbara
  5. by   roud123
    What can I do to prepare myself for school?
    Hi everyone,
    I start nursing school in January and I have heard (from other nursing students) that the first term is called the "suicide term". I am wondering if there is anything I can do to prepare myself for this term. When I asked the Dir of Education, she said to take a refresher course on Math. I did that... What else - books, websites, articles, etc - would you suggest?


    Thanks
  6. by   P_RN
    If you aren't already in college, prepare your self for the semester to FLY by. We are talking about only 3 months so EVERY class counts. In high school you pretty much have the whole year to make up a slow start. Not now.

    Forget about what the other students tell you. Just practice discipline, get enough sleep and most of all...stock up on chocolate....that will help immensely.

    Math is good. Writing is good. Reading and comprehending is good.

    You will do fine, if you persevere. I'll tell you one thing, when my parents were paying, I didn't do so well. When *I* had to spend the money I made deans list!
  7. by   seven
    what do i dislike? hmmmm, HOW ABOUT CBL!!!!!
  8. by   BrandyBSN
    1) Which nursing school/college/uni did you graduate from?

    Truman State University, graduating in 2002 with my BSN

    2) What do you like about your school?

    Beautiful campus, tuition is low, and its highly selective (ACT Score over 26 is required) so only students who REALLY want to be here are here. NO SLACKERS!

    3)How will you rate about your school nursing program?

    Top program in the state, so that really makes me happy to be here. Tough university though, and a 3.0 is the minimum GPA you can have to be/stay in the program, which adds stress.

    4)What do you dislike about the curriculum?

    Our Grading scale. 92-100 is an A, 84-91 is a B, 76-83 is a C, anything under a 76 is an F, we dont have Ds. Makes getting on to the deans list very hard. To keep scholarships, we have to had a 3.25 GPA. Im at a 3.24, and they wont let me have them. Very strict, that kinda sucks.

    5) How strongly would you recommend your school to others?

    Very good school, but we have a high suicide rate (atleast 2 a year) and the stress levels are outrageous. They really weed out the students who cant hack it. If you are willing to work, its great. Instate tuition is only 9000 a year, out of state is 12,000 which is pretty cheap. Lots of requirements, and Calculus is a requirement for freshman (yuck yuck and more yuck). The school is hard, but its reputation is great.

    BrandyBSN
  9. by   kaycee
    1. Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing and Robert Morris College-3yr diploma AD program
    2. We had tons of clinical time. Actually worked shifts, were the Charge nurse or Team Leader.
    Also took college courses to prepare for BS. Never went back though. It would have only taken a year but I just never did.
    3. Was rated very high at the time. Tough to get in and very few lasted till graduation. grading scale was high. They no longer have the 3yr program but I think it's still a very good Diploma school.
    4. Taking a full load of credits in college plus all the normal diploma courses was hard but I think worth it. I came out with very strong cinical skills. They had alot of stupid antiquated rules for the nurses residence. Had to be in by 10:30pm every night except you could have 2 lates a month where you could stay out till mid. Had to sign in and out. No boys were ever allowed in your rooms and they had house mothers that were ancient watching over you.
    They don't have a nurses residence there anymore.
    Keep in mind this was over 26yrs ago. This was a very traditional and old fashion nursing school at the time but I learned alot and I am proud to have gone there.
    5. I would recommend it even though is is very different now. Thankfully you don't have to live there anymore, although I made some life long friends that are also excellant nurses.
    The BSN programs weren't too hot back then(in my area) but they have improved greatly and if I were starting now I would be in a BSN program only because there are more opportunities with a degree. I in no way am referring it makes for a better nurse just more job opportunities. No matter what program you attend it's up to you whether you will become a good nurse.
    Ok I'm done now.

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