Anyone attend the Kirkwood Nursing program?

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone has actually gone through the nursing program, or is in the program at Kirkwood Community College? I am finishing up my last semester of prereqs (nursing fundamentals) and am very unhappy with my professors (in the nursing dept) this semester. I was wondering if it will get any better or if it will remain chaotic and unorganized? I already have a b.s so I don't want to waste more time going through a bad program. I really appreciate everyones time! Thank you!
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    I am a current Kirkwood nursing student. I would advise anyone considering going to Kirkwood for nursing to wait at least two years until they get their stuff organized or GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. Had I known everything their nursing dept was going to put me through, I would have went elsewhere. It took me 4 semesters to get through the pre-req portion as they changed the criteria while I was enrolled in the original classes. They did not grandfather me (or anyone else for that matter) in and two of the classes I paid for didn't even apply anymore. I thought things would be different once I got into the program. It's not. The teachers could care less if you pass or fail, which may be the reason that half of my class is failing. I wish I could go back and take classes somewhere else. If you're thinking of going here because it's cheap, think again. Per credit hour it is cheap, but they are so backed up with people trying to get into the pre-req's that it will take you at least 3 semesters at full-time status to even be considered for the program. In the end, you will probably pay more by going to Kirkwood. By the time I graduate with my lpn, it will have been 7 semesters-including there final 4 week class that I have to take in the fall. That's over 2 years. Good Luck to all of you out there and PLEASE do yourself a favor and stay away from Kirkwood.
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    Moved to IA Nursing Programs forum.
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    I feel exactly the same way as lunamoon does. I am also in the program at Kirkwood. If I had known the problems the program was going to have I would have gone elsewhere. Now I am stuck. I have been at kirkwood for over two years and am just starting the program. I would strongly advise going elsewhere.

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone has actually gone through the nursing program, or is in the program at Kirkwood Community College? I am finishing up my last semester of prereqs (nursing fundamentals) and am very unhappy with my professors (in the nursing dept) this semester. I was wondering if it will get any better or if it will remain chaotic and unorganized? I already have a b.s so I don't want to waste more time going through a bad program. I really appreciate everyones time! Thank you!
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    I will be finished with my prerequisites at the end of this term. I would like to enter the program as soon as possible. What kind of issues are you having in your current courses? Were the problems primarily with your prereqs and apathetic professors? I understand the program's Dean recently changed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    I agree with lunamoon. I got my LPN at KW and the program was a disaster. You completely teach yourself. The instructors are not there for the students, and if you complain you are pretty much shut out.


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