I was shocked to discover an interesting fact about the program that I planned on attending. It would seem that the high pass rate on NCLEX that they enjoy is skewed!
A former student that passed the program I am inquiring about said that most of the time spent on coursework was done in a self-help format! She thought that the classes for preclinical work was INAPROPIATE for someone wanting to learn from instuctors, since it was largely based on "worksheets" and "self-taught"
She went on to say that students were kicked out of the program even before they realized they had a "fatal" GPA. Students would either support their own learning or be dumped. There was very little feedback from instuctors. So naturally, only the better students were left after the smoke cleared, and they subsequently passed their NCLEX.
Remember, this information was from a student who passed the course, and is an RN. She has no ax to grind with the school, but this is a well known school around these parts, as reflected by its' graduates. That is no small miracle aparently, since they seem to fail the stuggling students, rather than actually INSTRUCTING THEM
I am a good student, but I want to be a great nurse. If this was the curriculum content at my school, I would simply drop it, and find a school that would share its faculty's time with me.
Is this normal for a program?????
Please, someone share with me their experience with Baltimore area schools, or Baltimore area graduates perhapse.
No guidence counselor would openly divulge such negative information, and I feel that she was not in a position to need to exaggerate the negatives.
I have to go SOMEWHERE in 6 months, and I would rather not discover that I have attended SCREW. U.