No need to name your institution, but I'm curious about the retention/attrition rates at other schools
. My program has an extremely high NCLEX pass rate. However, the number of students who start every semester who are allowed to remain to the end of the program is only a small fraction of the students who begin the program.
We are given to understand that it would not even be possible for the majority of students to pass owing to fewer than necessary clinical placements available. In our state, I am wondering if all the licensing authorities look at is the actual NCLEX pass rate. Does anyone know how this works? I'm not concerned about myself, but I have seen talented people cut loose. It troubles me. I'm wondering if it is something that happens everywhere.