I am in a hybrid nursing program for people with a previous bachelors degree. Our lectures are (supposedly) recorded when traditional students attend and posted online for the hybrid students. Most of the time the instructors forget to hit record and we have no lectures. In place of seminar, we have case studies and discussion boards.
Instructors would let us review our exams in either small group sessions or one-on-one appointments. We would have to have NOTHING out and it would be pulled up electronically for us (all exams are taken at a proctored testing center on a secure browser). We were given the opportunity to see which questions we missed, what the correct answers were, and then get explanations from faculty.
Recently, policy has changed. Without any cause, the faculty has decided that letting us review our exams is too risky. We may try to jot down notes or take pictures with our cell phones and then sell them to incoming classes. This may have happened in previous years, but it has never happened to our class.
It's really frustrating. Our finals are cumulative and often contain questions taken directly from previous exams. Not knowing what I missed or why doesn't help me learn. I would bet that I miss the exact same questions on the final. I personally learn A LOT by getting to see what I missed and get explanations so I fully understand. I feel like I am being sold short by no longer being able to review a single exam.
Are the rest of you able to review your exams or is this pretty common practice in nursing school
? Several students brought this up with faculty but faculty refused to budge. It was then brought up with the interm dean of nursing who said she would not intervene - it was faculty choice. Some students are attempting to go above her head (this and many other problems) but I am nervous to step in because I don't want to give myself a bad name at school (whether justified or not).