What's your class average?

  1. and what's the normal drop rate in your school?
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   MikeyJ
    It depends on the class, but most of our class is in the lower B range. I know of a very few students who is maintaining anything above a 3.5. So I think the average is probably around the 3.3 - 3.4. Perhaps a little lower.

    We lost 5 students our first semester (out of 48 or 49).
  4. by   Meriwhen
    Our class average is 84/C. It's mostly C's and low Bs--I only know of a few high Bs (myself included), and I don't think anyone's carrying an A. If they are, they're being very damn quiet about it

    We lost about 5 or so the first week before anything really started, and haven't lost any yet. I know a few students are in the danger zone as far as their grades in go, so I guess I'll have to see who shows up on Monday (which is the last day they can drop the class w/o penalty) to see if they're going to stick it out or not.
  5. by   User123456
    we are testing out of skills in the next two weeks so i bet we will lose those who dont pass...:uhoh21:
  6. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from TrendyNursingStudent
    we are testing out of skills in the next two weeks so i bet we will lose those who dont pass...:uhoh21:
    I have heard from most students at different nursing schools that most, if not all, students pass skills testing. We lost one student during our fundamentals skills testing but that was because she literally did not practice at all outside of classroom time. We also lost one student during our physical assessment but it was probably best that he failed.
  7. by   User123456
    im worried about our foley skills, i keep thinking im going to contaminate the field. but since im worried i hope thats what keeps me from making that simple mistake. hearing that most people pass is a great thing!!
  8. by   eldragon
    We started with 26 students last January and are down to 9 students currently. This is our last block before graduation and I don't anticipate any more losses.

    I make A's and B's. No C's yet.
  9. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from eldragon
    We started with 26 students last January and are down to 9 students currently. This is our last block before graduation and I don't anticipate any more losses.

    I make A's and B's. No C's yet.
    I think that is really sad on the school's part that they make it where that many students fail. Are you in an RN or LPN program?

    I understand the need to week those students out who will potentially be unsafe nurses, but there is no need to weed out that many students. And we wonder why our nation has such a shortage of nurses.
  10. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from TrendyNursingStudent
    im worried about our foley skills, i keep thinking im going to contaminate the field. but since im worried i hope thats what keeps me from making that simple mistake. hearing that most people pass is a great thing!!
    If we messed up on our skills testing, and we were aware that we messed up while we were doing it, we were able to say "I know I just contaminated the field and I would stop what I was doing and start over". We were then able to continue what we were doing.

    I am so happy I am at my program. Our school really wants us all to pass and does everything to help us. We also have a high pass rate on the boards. Most of the students who failed our first semester was because of pharmacology and not based on messing up on a skills test or something similar.
  11. by   APBT mom
    I'm going to say that the class average is 2.5-3.0. The normal drop rate in our school is about half the class. Started out with 65 but went down to 48 as many people disappeared after the first day and so far we've lost 15 and 10 were from failing.
  12. by   APBT mom
    [quote=sistermike;2425337]If we messed up on our skills testing, and we were aware that we messed up while we were doing it, we were able to say "I know I just contaminated the field and I would stop what I was doing and start over". We were then able to continue what we were doing. quote]

    Same here but we had two people fail check-offs. One person used a lid to lip a solution and had no idea what she did wrong even after the instructor told us not to do it in the beginning of the check off because there was no where to pour off the solution and if you poured it in the cap you were contaiminating it.This was her redo the first time she contaminated the field and her golves during a wet to dry. Another failed med pour because he couldn't get his calculations right and it was his second try.
  13. by   eldragon
    Quote from sistermike
    I think that is really sad on the school's part that they make it where that many students fail. Are you in an RN or LPN program?

    I understand the need to week those students out who will potentially be unsafe nurses, but there is no need to weed out that many students. And we wonder why our nation has such a shortage of nurses.
    Absolutey, I agree 100%. We had a really bad teacher, who luckily, was sent to another school to weed out their students. She made it her business to try to trip students in order to flunk them. She flunked 10 students by less than one point. She never lectured, never reviewed for tests, so you had to pretty much know entire chapters, sometimes 4-6 chapters at a time - to study for a test. And we had less than 2 days to learn it all. It was maddening and taught us nothing. We just studied to pass her tests.

    Yes, there were complaints made. Formal complaints to the dean brought no results because there is such a shortage of teachers.

    It's an LPN program.
  14. by   BoonersmomRN
    We are in the last semester now. I'd say the class average is in the low 80's.

    As for drop out rate. We began the program with 63 students. We are down to 29 and that includes 4 people we have picked up from other classes that fell behind. So 25 of the original 63 are still hanging in there.

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