Okay, maybe this has been covered before, but I would like to know what is the graduation rate at your school, compared to how many actually started out in the nursing program? We have all come to realize at my school that there is an 80% failure rate, meaning a way of weeding people out. Our director was so proud to point out that "9" students graduated and passed the state boards last year. !What! Out of a class of 45 to 50? I think some people do drop out for various reasons, but they do not encourage or help us in any way at my school, a flunk is a flunk and you are outta there no matter what, no if's, and's or butt's! I thought nursing school was supposed to be a supportive atmosphere.