What should I do??

  1. There are rumors going around that our school of nursing may soon lose its accreditation because the graduates aren't passing the licensing exam. I plan on applying for the program in Fall 2005 to get in for Spring 2006. But after hearing about this, I don't know whether I should stay here or transfer to another school. What should I do?
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  3. by   A476
    WELL GIRLFRIEND, THAT IS SOME BAD NEWS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL THE ACCREDITATION BOARD OR THE BOARD OF NURSING WITHIN THAT STATE AND ASK SOMEONE. THEN YOU WILL KNOW FOR SURE. IF IT IS CLOSING THEN YOU TRANSFER OUT. IF NOT THEN YOU MAKE THE CHOICE TO STAY OR NOT.

    Quote from Butterfly03
    There are rumors going around that our school of nursing may soon lose its accreditation because the graduates aren't passing the licensing exam. I plan on applying for the program in Fall 2005 to get in for Spring 2006. But after hearing about this, I don't know whether I should stay here or transfer to another school. What should I do?
  4. by   Butterfly03
    Thanks for your reply. I'll call tomorrow. This has me a little stressed. Thanks again.
  5. by   elizabells
    My .02, for what it's worth: RUN! If it's at all feasible, I'd get out of there. Even if the school doesn't end up losing its accreditation, I'd be leery of anywhere where many students aren't passing the NCLEX. Of course, there may be practical considerations that prevent you from just bouncing, but I'd recommend at least considering it, either way.
  6. by   AKAKatydid
    Quote from elizabells
    My .02, for what it's worth: RUN! If it's at all feasible, I'd get out of there. Even if the school doesn't end up losing its accreditation, I'd be leery of anywhere where many students aren't passing the NCLEX.
    :yeahthat: I totally agree!! If students are not passing the NCLEX, this speaks volumes about the quality of education that you and your fellow students are getting! And don't forget... YOU ARE PAYING FOR THIS!!

    Look around and see what you can learn about other nursing programs in your area. Ask the nurses at your hospital - they often know a lot about the programs, and can tell you the inside scoop about other nursing schools.

    I've been told that 100% of the graduating seniors at my school have passed the NCLEX for the last 2 semesters. (WOW) The school has a very good rep among the hospitals in the area, and knowing that our students have done so well increases my confidence! It's more expensive than the other schools, but knowing that I'm getting a good education is well worth it to me while these student loans pile up!
  7. by   grentea
    Find out the facts before you make your decision. If it's all true, then transferring would probably be a good idea. Be sure that there are other schools aound that will take a majority of your credits before you withdraw from your program if that's your plan. My school boasts a 100% pass rate too, although then again, that's because you have to get a 90% on a comprehensive HESI before you can graduate and then take the NCLEX...so it's a bit inflated and the students are screwed over often. It's because our school is trying to compete with other ones in the area and they just increased this HESI pass rate to 90% from 85% last year. Despite my school's good reputation, if it was feasible for me to tranfer, I would because I hate games like that. Some people actually go through the program successsfully and then because they don't pass the HESI, they have to wait an extra 6 months to take this stupid thing over again and they have to drop thousands of extra dollars. Sorry for the long story. I just reminded me of issues I'm dealing with regarding the whole NCLEX pass rate at my school.

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