How many are in your year's class? - page 2

I noticed in the Nursing Administration office the other day that the large frames with the class pictures are getting smaller and smaller. Each year's graduating class has individual pictures... Read More

  1. by   Katydidd
    Our program is a bridge progam....our LPN is done in three semesters and if you have a high enough GPA you go on and finish your RN in two more semesters. We started with about 60, we had 29 graduate the LPN program and of those 29 about 16 are going on to finish the RN.
  2. by   Brown Suga
    I just attending orientation this past wednesday. I am just starting the ADN nursing program on monday. The instructions announced there are 60 new student nurses for the Block I section. I hope this is not going to be a proable to accomodate for all of us this year. To my knowledge this is the largest class to be accepted to this program. I just thought I would add my two cents.


    Thank you
    Brown Suga
  3. by   CYNTHIA WILSON
    Hi,
    I also attend a bsn program, here in Louisiana. In August of 1999 we started out with 68 students. I will be graduating this December and right now we are down to 30 students. It has been really hard to see the others drop out or not progress. You don't realize how close you get to these people. Good luck and have a great weekend
  4. by   ADN 2002
    Hi everyone,

    Our class started out at 30, we lost one after the first test (she just dropped out), then we gained two during the second semester, then one of them dropped out (taking us back to 30), then we lost 9 at the end of the second semester -- we all cried over that one... Then we gained 9 LVNs from the transition program, so we're back to 30. Our program graduates somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 students a year - but they've accepted 40 into the upcoming freshman class due to the shortage.



    Kristin
  5. by   NYCRN2
    My nursing class in an ADN program began with 56 students and we graduated 17 this past May.

    It's unfortunate, but not everyone is cut out to be an RN.
  6. by   kiddoRN
    Well it's almost graduation. We're graduating a class of 62 students. We lost about 30 between first and second year but gained alot of LPN's who were bridging into the second year. We have one class left, two field trips and a final on May 2nd. Rumor has it that noone has ever failed the final semester.
  7. by   maeyken
    I'm in a BScN program, (2nd year) and we have about 100, and then there are 2 colleges affiliated with us (offering our BScN program at their campus), and they've got about 65 and 40 students... sounds like we've got a pretty big class! But it doesn't seem big, we do everything in tutorial groups of 7-10 students. Since first year there's been a few who dropped out, but not too many... at least, I didn't notice a huge loss of people! The only thing is that we really don't get to know everyone in our class

    pedsrnstudent, congrats on your graduation! And hopefully the rumors are true about everyone passing I'm looking forward to my grad already, but alas, 2 more years.... not that I feel ready to get a "real" job yet!!!!! And besides, I have no idea what area I want to go into!

    ~ maeyken
  8. by   Jennerizer
    Brandy, I'm actually not surprised that so many have dropped out of your class. I think it's proof positive that it takes more than "bookwork" to be a nurse. As well as the fact that critical thinking is not a skill you can learn from a book. I'm just finishing up my first semester & out of 120 students, about 30 have dropped out already.....have yet to see how many are about to fail out. My guess would be at least another 30.

    I have found that even in the first semester...you have to be confident in what you are doing. It's easy to learn the skills, but to feel confident doing them or even being able to effectively communicate with a patient is something you can't learn from a book. It takes both mental & emotional preparation & also belief in yourself.

    I can only imagine what the future semesters will be like as I know they get tougher & tougher...both mentally & emotionally. Those who make it to graduation day didn't get there because of good luck....it takes hard work to make it that far.

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