Yes 70 is passing at my school. We are the only school in florida to still have this, and it will be done away with in a few months I think. It is said to be going up to 75-80% I of course make the 80's-90s in most of my sections. But even I have "moments" of academic turbulence. I DO thank my lucky stars for 70 passing rate, because I have made very good friends who have difficult home lives. Thus, they cant always study the 5-7 hours a night that I can to make the grades I do. All of them are hardworking, ethical individuals that will bring positive atmosphere to a sometimes negative work force.
Anyone can be as elitist as they want, and say that 70% isnt cutting it. In reality thats just 4-6 questions difference on a test consistantly. And LPN programs are PASS/FAIL. After all, we ALL take the same NCLEX PN test. That is 50%+ to pass. Yes it will be hard and its stressful, but schools
saying 80%+ to pass thier tests are just doing that so they can get higher NCLEX pass rates. Im not advocating for lower standards or anything of the like. I am simply saying, we are all trying to do this together. If someone struggles through my school with a 70, and still passes NCLEX then good for them! They will have earned the SAME right to work I did having 80-90% pass rate. And over time they will learn all their skills and such that they didnt do so well on in school.