Nursing school information

  1. Hi nurses and student nurses,

    I attend a nursing school in California and know that some of the teachers might intentionally be trying to fail students. I was wondering if any of you know if there is a required amount of students that need to graduate in order for the school to remain on good terms with accreditation or on a good standing list? Or with the BRN?

    FYI: I am not talking about NCLEX pass rates, I'm talking about the number of students graduating.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    How do you 'know' what your faculty 'might' be doing?
  4. by   Liz30303
    well it's no surprise that nursing schools try to weed people out. Even the ones that study their asses off!
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    You're not answering the question.
  6. by   Liz30303
    I did. Nursing schools try to fail students and my school isn't any different
  7. by   shibaowner
    It really is not in the interest of nursing schools to deliberately flunk out students so they don't graduate. Think about it - if a bunch of students flunk out, that makes the school look bad and damages their reputation. That's why most schools publish the percentage of students who graduate. You should be able to find this info on the school's website. In addition, if students drop out, then the school loses money from lost tuition and also from future alumni donations lost.

    If you are having difficulty in school, please speak to your academic advisor. You should also speak directly with your instructors. Yes, there is weeding out that is done in nursing school. That said, schools will let you retake classes you fail. Your goal is to graduate. Focus your energies on that. Good luck.
  8. by   vanilla bean
    Quote from Liz30303
    Nursing schools try to fail students and my school isn't any different
    Nursing schools don't *try* to fail students, so your premise here is false. You are correct in that nursing programs do ultimately weed people out that can't hack the difficulty level of the program/material and can't maintain the grades required to continue in the program. It doesn't matter whether students "study their asses off" if they can't retain and *apply* the material being taught.
  9. by   FuturePsychNP21
    This is another one of those conspiracy theorist people who think nursing schools are trying to steal all of our money and take over the world isn't it? Sigh.
  10. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from Liz30303
    I did. Nursing schools try to fail students and my school isn't any different
    Do you have proof that the school is deliberately trying to make students fail? People not passing does not equal some nebulous plot by nursing schools.

    Nursing school is hard and it is meant to be hard. The subject matter is broad and deals with human lives. Not to mention the fact that most (if not all) schools are testing on knowledge in a way that is similar to the NCLEX> The goal is for the student to pass the NCLEX. I would be more concerned with a school that doesn't have failure, because I would question their motives.

    I agree with previous posters who say if you are having troubles, you should ask for help. Tilting at windmills is not going to help!
  11. by   dishes
    The BON doesn't care about the number of students who graduate from the school, they care about the school's NCLEX pass rates. The school needs to weed out weaker students who will be more likely to fail their first attempt at the NCLEX in order to maintain high pass rates . The school is highly motivated to protect their pass rates because they can be forced to shut down if they lose approval from the BON due to low pass rates.

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