How difficult are the nursing courses? - page 2
Hello again... I hear a lot of people talking about the pre-req classes and the difficulty of those classes (I've already completed those classes when I received my BS in Public Health). But I was... Read More
Mar 11, '03Our school has a 96% NCLEX pass rate. That said, I have to let you know how bad it is here. We lost 1/4 of our students last semester. Some just didn't have the time, some failed (either in clinical, lab, or lecture) and some decided it wasn't for them.
This semester we lost 2 out of 30 in the first week. We started school on a Tuesday, had 19 hours of lecture the first week and were told our first test on 20 chapters would be the following Wednesday. In addition to this, we needed to spend time in the lab (approximately 10 hours). There is NO TIME for anything except studying or being at school this first week, or you either 1) failed the exam or 2) failed to meet your objectives in clinical.
No, it does NOT get easier as you move on because you are expected to do more and know more.
Our instructor flat out said historically if you work over 20 hours per week you will fail. If you work part time with kids, you will fail unless you have some serious help at home.
I hope I haven't scared you, but I didn't want to sugarcoat this for you. It takes serious time IN school and out to get through this!