My predicament - page 2

Okay, first a little backstory: I am currently in my second semester of my local community college's ADN program. My community college is one of two nursing programs in my local area, the other one being a BSN program through an... Read More

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    If you are willing to take more time and spend more money by going to the BSN program, I'd say probably take it if you are that unhappy with your program. However, you are almost halfway done! You're passing. So, that's a plus.

    Is it difficult to get into the BSN program, too?

    In my experience, I am finding that choosing a BSN program was absolutely worth it. I go to a private college (which means I pay more), and I did not get into the ADN program I applied at. My husband graduated from the ADN program I applied to, and he was constantly stressed out for 2 years. His instructors intimidated him at clinical. It seemed like a way more threatening environment for him and his classmates. My program, on the other hand, is very supportive and non-threatening. It's definitely a lot different. Both schools are very much respected in this area. That's just my personal experience. My husband says that my school seems like a piece of cake compared to his. However, in my pharm I class, we started out with 30 people...and only 11 were left at the end. D:

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    Quote from Skips
    If you are willing to take more time and spend more money by going to the BSN program, I'd say probably take it if you are that unhappy with your program. However, you are almost halfway done! You're passing. So, that's a plus.

    Is it difficult to get into the BSN program, too?

    In my experience, I am finding that choosing a BSN program was absolutely worth it. I go to a private college (which means I pay more), and I did not get into the ADN program I applied at. My husband graduated from the ADN program I applied to, and he was constantly stressed out for 2 years. His instructors intimidated him at clinical. It seemed like a way more threatening environment for him and his classmates. My program, on the other hand, is very supportive and non-threatening. It's definitely a lot different. Both schools are very much respected in this area. That's just my personal experience. My husband says that my school seems like a piece of cake compared to his. However, in my pharm I class, we started out with 30 people...and only 11 were left at the end. D:
    It's just as difficult to get into the BSN program in my area as it is to get into the ADN program. All the of the programs in my area are competitive and only the star students get in either program. All I know is the facts, some people will say I am only complaining and program bashing but I know through personal experience and exploratory efforts on my and my classmates part that my program is very different from the other ones in my area. Once again, I am not program bashing, but it something amiss not on the students' end when its quite possible that every student could fail out only halfway through the program. Equally qualified candidates who attend different programs are seeing polar opposite results. I just want to know if its worth it to drop my program now and essentially delay myself an entire year to attend another program.
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    Quote from Nolander
    It's just as difficult to get into the BSN program in my area as it is to get into the ADN program. All the of the programs in my area are competitive and only the star students get in either program. All I know is the facts, some people will say I am only complaining and program bashing but I know through personal experience and exploratory efforts on my and my classmates part that my program is very different from the other ones in my area. Once again, I am not program bashing, but it something amiss not on the students' end when its quite possible that every student could fail out only halfway through the program. Equally qualified candidates who attend different programs are seeing polar opposite results. I just want to know if its worth it to drop my program now and essentially delay myself an entire year to attend another program.
    eh...I don't know. You should probably just stick it out. You're almost halfway there, like I said before. You've made it this far, why not just finish?

    and uh...I wasn't accusing you of program bashing.
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    The person who knows best of what to do about this situation is yourself. You know every little detail as the audience just knows what you are telling us. I remember tht you have had similar issues the semester prior. I think you need to just take sometime and think about what would benefit you most, go with it, and don't look back. You probably look like pondering Dante right now.
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    Quote from ImKosher
    The person who knows best of what to do about this situation is yourself. You know every little detail as the audience just knows what you are telling us. I remember tht you have had similar issues the semester prior. I think you need to just take sometime and think about what would benefit you most, go with it, and don't look back. You probably look like pondering Dante right now.
    Yeah I first brought up the issue last semester when near everyone in our class made out with a C in a 9 credit hour class. I stuck it out then, but now that history is repeating itself (now even worse), and from what I have gathered it does not get any better in the semester ahead, I am begin to really rethink my decision because on top of it all I have also gathered more first hand information about how the other programs in my area are working out for its students.
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    How many of your credits would you lose if you transferred? If it is not significant. I'd transfer. The primary concern for you during pre-licensure education should be preparation for passing NCLEX. It seem the choice there is clear. If you are certain that you want to pursue graduate level education also, you know that you need a BSN, and you know that you need a strong GPA to be competitive. That, too, makes your choice clear (at least to me). I see no compelling reason to stay in your current unpleasant situation.

    Good luck, whatever you decide.
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    I think it would be wise to transfer - but before you leave your current program, talk to the BSN program people about how their admissions department views people who have been in a nursing program. I know schools frequently ask about that so I assume it could matter. It may not hurt you, in fact it may help that you are one of the 8 people still there because they probably know what the program is like (although they are unlikely to say so for the same reasons you are concerned about talking about it) but better to find out ahead of time.
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    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    How many of your credits would you lose if you transferred? If it is not significant. I'd transfer. The primary concern for you during pre-licensure education should be preparation for passing NCLEX. It seem the choice there is clear. If you are certain that you want to pursue graduate level education also, you know that you need a BSN, and you know that you need a strong GPA to be competitive. That, too, makes your choice clear (at least to me). I see no compelling reason to stay in your current unpleasant situation.

    Good luck, whatever you decide.
    Well, last semester my nursing courses were 9 credit hours. This semester is 10 credit hours. That's another thing that really got me concerned. Last semester we had one class, fundamentals, that was worth 9 credit hours, for ONE class. You can imagine what getting a C in a 9 credit hour class will do to your GPA.
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    thats what my fundamental class is..9 credits,which includes our lab. lec 2x a week and lab 1x a week...
    next semester is 10 credits thats for pysch/ob which includes lec 3x week and lab 1x week...plus pharm 2 which is 1 credit..and our clinicals will be 7 hrs once a week...where now its 6 hrs/week...
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    If get out now before it would be an even bigger waste of time. It would be a real shame to have your GPA blown so badly you can't actually finish pursuing your dreams, you know? Not to mention the stress and chaos you must be dealing with.


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