How many people who start NS finish?

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    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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    No real statistics but my LPN class lost about 30% and my RN class so far has lost about 40%.
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    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)
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    Ouch. So about 30% fail? Even after ALL of those pre-reqs? That is a little scary.
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    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
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    In my program for the Spring Semester we started with 60 and have only lost 2!
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.


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