1/2 way through level one... 1/3 of the students are gone... - page 2

That pretty much sums it up. Today in NU 116, Level one, I noticed that many of the seats that were once occupied are now empty. Just to check, I thought I'd count the occupied seats. Sure... Read More

  1. by   blkdawn
    We're halfway through the second semester (of four) and although we've started with 24, we've lost 6.

    I understand that administration expects a minimum of 20% of the class to fail each semester....unfortunately, it's running pretty accurate.
  2. by   jenrninmi
    We lost one out of 64 students our first semester, that wasn't due to the nursing class but a co-req. Second semester, 6 of us had to take over (I'm one of them due to death in the family, my family with flu and strep - I wasn't able to hand in all of my homework assignments and even though I ended up with a solid B in the class they still made me take the class over urgghh! things happen!)
  3. by   RedSox33RN
    Uh.......you guys are scaring me!! :chuckle
  4. by   purplemania
    the same is true for almost any degree program. Way more freshmen than seniors. Life just gets in the way of plans.
  5. by   newgrad2004
    we started with 30, and we have less than 1/2 of our original class. We are in 4th semester, but have picked up people in every semester. A lot of people drop out due to finances, relationships, and poor grades. Some come back the following semester and some dont. Although most do because they can get right back in usually if they drop early enough, and there is a long wait to get in if they have to go back on a list.
  6. by   Pab_Meister
    Thanks for all of your support!!! I had no idea that so many students would be gone so quickly. I think it is such a shame that people don't find out what is involved in going to nursing school before they apply. I'm sure there are many competant pre-nursing students who never go on to become nursing students because their grades aren't as high as the quitters. It's frustrating to see.

    Personally, I think a pre-requisite to going to nursing school should be one year as an active participant of allnurses. It was this forum that taught me what is involved in nursing school as well as giving me some insight into nursing as a career. It seems so many that start nursing school just don't have a clue as to what is involved.

    Before I applied to nursing school, I knew (thanks to this forum) that graduating from nursing school would be one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. As I look around the classroom I keep telling myself that I know I will succeed.

    Still, it's a real shocker to see so many gone so quickly.

    Best of luck to all of my fellow nursing students!!!!
    Last edit by Alexander on Mar 19, '04
  7. by   newgrad2004
    I honestly had no idea what I was getting into, or that I had to know so much. I wish I had known of this board then. But with A LOT of determination, crying, and changing my life around, i see the light at the end of the tunnel. And I will have a much better life for it. So no regrets!
  8. by   PennyLane
    200 started with me last fall. So far I don't know anyone who's dropped out.
  9. by   Ruylupez
    First semester we had 52 people. Second semester we started with 42 including 3 we picked up from those who are repeating. The classroom where fourth semester meets only has seats for 36. They say they could bring in more seats for that room if it were ever needed but so far they have never needed more.
  10. by   patti101
    I remember that feeling, finally coming up for air about half way through 2nd semester and wow, look at the empty seats..when did they go? oh, and then the dosage calcuation tests....becoming more personal with each loss. We are down 20 from 60, this is 4th semester & it still looks like we could lose more...
  11. by   Brickman
    We lose about 10% each semester. It is hard to keep up with actual numbers because those that don't make it are replaced with people that are returning. It looks like we will graduate less than half of the people that I started with.
  12. by   orrnlori
    We actually lost two very good students in the last semester just because they didn't label one of their answers on the final med calc test with "mils". They knew it was mils and the instructors knew they knew it. I thought that was assinine. Remember to label your answers in med-cal tests, sheesshhh!
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from Alexander
    lasoniamacaroni,

    I don't know why that is. I'm in an ADN program here in Buffalo. Apparenty, this is typical of level one. I'm sure you are right that some people just wanted to "try it out" and had no real desire to be a nurse. I think the elevator eats the rest. This will be interesting.
    You're in Buffalo? Fabulous! I am in Jamestown, going to SUNY campus here in the fall.

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