50 out of 100 Nursing students failed program - page 7

At my school 50 out of 100 nursing students failed thier first semester. They didnt make it. Geeze is nursing school that hard. I get really good grades but is it really that hard? These students... Read More

  1. by   azor
    Nursing is hard the first year but when the going gets tough,then the toough gets going.you have to know that nursing requires a lot in terms of school.Many people rush into nursing cos it sounds good but when the reality creeps in on them.They start running away.i think its a matter of knowing what yo want out of your life.
  2. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from kcochrane
    She had to take a comprehensive final in fundamentals since she did not have a high enough average (I think 80%). She flunked the comprehensive by one point (needed a 70%). At the time I felt it was unfair- I mean one point? But later on, as the program became harder, I realized she would have done even worse and I understood why they couldn't just "find" that extra point for her.

    Exactly. Where do we draw the line? First its one point, then it's two and so on. If she failed by one point (if that is even true, you can't believe everything you hear, people never want to admit that they failed by more than one point, I've seen students tell that to other students, when I knew it was not true) then she was obviously at risk. The content gets harder, so next time it would be more than likely that it will be more than one point.
  3. by   Alternator81
    Quote from nurse educate
    Exactly. Where do we draw the line? First its one point, then it's two and so on. If she failed by one point (if that is even true, you can't believe everything you hear, people never want to admit that they failed by more than one point, I've seen students tell that to other students, when I knew it was not true) then she was obviously at risk. The content gets harder, so next time it would be more than likely that it will be more than one point.
    I totally agree. If you fail the class by 1 point, then you didn't meet the class standards. That's just the way it goes--you need to draw the line somewhere. In my program, grading is very objective. As nice as my instructors have been and no matter how much they like a student, they would never start changing grades to let a student pass. You either earn the points or you don't. Welcome to higher ed.
  4. by   gaajr1
    Everytime I hear about the failing rate it scares me. Reasons for that are plenty and one of them, life is not fair.
    What can we do about it? As students it is very imp that we keep our focus and keep reminding ourselves the reasons for being here. If we have a problem it is best to talk about it with classmates who are positive in their attitude, and instructors.
    I agree we have to work a lot, and juggle everything else that's going on in our lives. But we came so far, not to quit but stay and prove to ourselves first, that we CAN DO IT.
    It is no use corrupting our thoughts about the attitudes of some instructors. Because we can't do anything about it.
    I am with you and can relate with your feelings but let us look at it as a cup half full rather than half empty. Our mind set is very imp if we want to get through successfully.
    Good luck to all.
  5. by   moniqueforever
    failure rates have nothing to do with students being lazy and not studying. i had classmates that had 4.0 GPAs before nursing school and graduated with 2.5s. not because they were dumb or did not apply themselves. nursing school tests are critical thinking test and not memorization test. you can quote facts all day but in nursing school you have to know how to analyze, process, and apply that information for an outcome pertaining to that particular patient. that can be very hard if you have not answered analysis and application questions.
  6. by   freegirl
    Quote from lizzyberry
    At my school 50 out of 100 nursing students failed thier first semester. They didnt make it. Geeze is nursing school that hard. I get really good grades but is it really that hard? These students must not be that dedicated. IL college...
    I couldn't help but add my 2cents to this post. That is a really high failure rate and the teachers also have to re-evaluate their method of teaching. Some teachers feel good about students failing cos they think it makes them look like they are doing their job of weeding out unqualified students. I have a friend who failed by less than a point, His was 76.4, He needed a 76.5 to be rounded up to the 77 pass rate. The funny thing is that the teacher subtracted 1 point for him handing in one of his papers late. All his appeals were ignored.
    On the other hand, for schools that have open door admission policy for whatever reasons, that's what happens.
    I was rejected twice from my current nursing school for low pre-nursing gpa b4 being accepted. I am in my final semester now with so many academic honors and community service awards from the same school. And I think the rejections hurt but motivated me. If I had gotten in on 1st try, probably I would be less serious.

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