Quote from kenpochic
Also depends on the school you are attending. some schools are tougher than other. there is no way that would fly in my school. i so wish it would. i heard bsn programs are easier than adn programs. 99.9% of nursing students do not have a routine like yours. We have to work hard. my theory is the harder the program the easier the nclex. our passing rate is 99.9% on the first try. best of luck to you but thats not a true reflection of a nursing students life for people who have no idea about nursing school
We also had a 98% pass rate. And who said anything about not working hard? Did I say I didn't pay attention in lecture? Or use my clinicals to apply what we learn in lecture? Also I worked an extern, so that really helped with applying school things as well. And as far as difficulty, we started with 130 people...and finished with 57 of those original people. Not being defensive, but I'm just saying it's different for everyone. There were some people in my program who studied hours everyday and still didn't make it to the end. I switched majors from Chemistry to nursing..so if you ask me, taking Organic Chemistry, Biochem, Physics I and II, etc. etc. etc. really made nursing school not that bad. And like I said, not being stressed helps a lot.
And your theory is somewhat correct about the harder the program..but I took the NCLEX last year and was done in under an hour with 75 questions. In my opinion, school tests were harder than the real NCLEX. The NCLEX is really what you make it out to be, to some it's easy as pie, and to others it's the world's most evil thing. Education is subjective. Don't generalize it. I also disagree about ADN being harder than BSN, how can you speak for everyone? I work with a couple of ADN nurses who graduated and can barely read an EKG strip. They also said they never heard of this or that or this or that in school. Like I said, don't generalize it
By the way, thanks for the luck, grad school kinda sucks because of all the writing. But I'm about halfway done with the MSN program.