How many people who start NS finish?

  1. Hello everybody. I was just wondering. How many people actually finish nursing school? Or more specifically, how many drop?

    I know at my college they let in 150 people into the program each year (50 people Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters). There are many who drop out of my math classes and science classes who told me they were doing nursing. It seems that a LOT of people go there for nursing but most seem to quit that goal after only 1-2 quarters. Does anybody have any statistics?
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  3. by   Jules A
    No real statistics but my LPN class lost about 30% and my RN class so far has lost about 40%.
  4. by   shann106
    We started with 99, they estimate that 40 will graduate, which seems about right since in just this first semester we have lost about 30 (28 who failed out 2 who quit)
  5. by   BillyMan
    Ouch. So about 30% fail? Even after ALL of those pre-reqs? That is a little scary.
  6. by   Flames9_RN
    I believe we started with around 220 or 230 students in Aug 2007 and by the mid term of this past semester were down to 170
  7. by   2jen
    In my program for the Spring Semester we started with 60 and have only lost 2!
  8. by   BillyMan
    Do you guys think it is mainly people who just decide nursing isn't for them, can't comprehend the material, can't deal with the stress, or personal reasons?
  9. by   HeartsOpenWide
    We started with 44. One quit because he decided that nursing was not for him, another transfered because her husband was in the military, and another got pregnant. However, we still have 42 because some one joined our class last semester. No one has failed out, we are a program that picks their students according to GPA, medical experience, etc; I am not sure if this makes a difference but the JC that I also applied to (which I was 72 on the waiting list for) only makes their students have a 2.0 and puts names in a hat and four of their students failed in the first semester.
  10. by   CRNA2BKY
    You can also compare that to pretty much any major. I can't tell you how many people I have known that change their major. It happens all the time, in pretty much any department.
  11. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from BillyMan
    Do you guys think it is mainly people who just decide nursing isn't for them, can't comprehend the material, can't deal with the stress, or personal reasons?
    Go to a bookstore or library and leaf through an NCLEX study guide to check out the test questions; then you will see why people drop or fail out. The prereqs are NOTHING compared to the content covered in nursing school.
  12. by   NurseBrittney
    In my ADN RN program,we started with about 120... I would say out of the original class we have maybe 60 of them left, but we are graduating with 108 because of readmissions and LPN Bridge students.
  13. by   BillyMan
    Quote from anurse2be09
    Go to a bookstore or library and leaf through an NCLEX study guide to check out the test questions; then you will see why people drop or fail out. The prereqs are NOTHING compared to the content covered in nursing school.
    True. But that test is also a comprehensive exam that you take after the culmination of at least 2 years of study correct? Each prereq is the culmination of 10 weeks of study (for me it's quarters) in one subject.

    Like right now I am taking a Capstone class where I have to write a 20-page paper that draws from every class I have had in the past 2 years in order to get my General AA. If I had tried it at first I obviously would have failed but now it is an easily achievable task. I assume the NCLEX will be the same.
  14. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from BillyMan
    True. But that test is also a comprehensive exam that you take after the culmination of at least 2 years of study correct? Each prereq is the culmination of 10 weeks of study (for me it's quarters) in one subject.

    Like right now I am taking a Capstone class where I have to write a 20-page paper that draws from every class I have had in the past 2 years in order to get my General AA. If I had tried it at first I obviously would have failed but now it is an easily achievable task. I assume the NCLEX will be the same.
    Okay then . It's simple. Study the material and ace the exams. It's just like that .

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