Hello, everyone. I am on my third semester this year. Our school requires us to take dosage and calculations test every end of the semester before moving on to the next semester. But the thing is, our school requires us to get a 100% in order to pass and move on to the next semester. It can be taken in 3 attempts. If you dont get a 100% on your third attempt you are out of the program and asked to remediate on a class the school deems you need to take based on your TEAS test or transcript and have to wait to reenter the program. Don't you think this is too much? Other schools
I know require less than a 100% to pass. I know we STRIVE to be error free in giving out meds but in real life it doesn't turn out to be ALWAYS a 100% without error. By kicking you out of the program because of not getting a 100% on the dos-cal test doesn't mean your going to be a careless nurse, does it? It is like the dos-cal outweighs classes which requires more critical thinking, more studying, and more reading. I know schoolmates who were kicked out of the program even if they were doing good in their classes just because they didnt get a 100% on 3 attempts. I almost got kicked out if not getting a 100% on my third attempt in my second semester even if I was doing well in my classes. Do you think this is fair? It seems our nursing school
department is unwavered to change this policy. Should anything be done to this school to change this policy?