Quote from ixchel
A couple of the PhDs at my school are actually doing a study on this right now to determine what in pre-screening predicts success best. If you want to know the truth, I think my instructors teach to test.
I'm afraid that I suspect that my institution enrolls far
more students than it would ever be able to put through the program due to available clinical space/clinical staff. And I'm afraid that this occurs due to the $$ generated from those additional students. I've been keeping track of the numbers, and it seems that less than 1/3 of the students who enroll actually graduate.
I would really love to be wrong about this, but I'm scared that I might not be. I'm not scared for myself. It's more that I'm questioning the integrity of the process and it concerns me.
I would also like to know if there are factors in pre-screening that predict success. I suspect that there are, and I suspect that the results of that research may be what you'd imagine they would be. I suppose though, that I would further like to know what about how a program functions predicts student success. And then there's the question of... what is
success? How is that defined? Is it just the percentage of those who pass the NCLEX after they graduate? What about all of those other students? Having the majority fail out doesn't seem terribly successful to me in terms of what the outcome of an educational program should be...