Nursing Help! LSU va CSN - page 2

I was recently accepted into Charity School of Nursing and LSU School of Nursing. I know one is an ADN and one is BSN. I want the BSN but I've heard so many positive experiences with charity and how it prepares its nurses. When I... Read More

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    How do you know that the person who posted got their information from the school? I was never told any of the things that she stated so therefore I feel as though you all are assuming the school inflates their info to get students to go there.

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    Maybe the poster didn't, but I know I did. I was PERSONALLY told by several staff members numbers that were off base. I am not assuming, I am writing based on actual experience. I apologize if it sounded like I was speaking for everyone; however, myself and Natasha both experienced this and can only guess that others have also (not necessarily everyone). Nobody's trying to pick a fight here. As I said, there's not a thing wrong with attending Charity. I will probably be there in the fall myself! It's just frustrating hearing these inflated numbers when the actual numbers are still very good!
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    Charity can't possibly inflate the numbers..all transcripts are sent to LSBN after program is complete. The LSBN then gives us the ok to take NCLEX. So there is no way of inflating numbers when it comes to pass rates because the LSBN calculates the data and reports percentages. I just graduated from Charity...I personally loved the program and feel like the teachers have set me up for sucess. Which ever program you choose I'm sure both will prepare you to hit the floor!

    Just keep in mind....EVERYONE WANTS A CHARITY NURSE! hehe
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    Wow! What a controversy I started. I did get that info from my charity instructors at orientation.
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    Exactly. It's not the PUBLISHED, official numbers - those, of course, cannot be faked. It's the information that is being VERBALLY relayed to prospective students. When I was informed of pass rates, etc. by an advisor, I looked up the actuals on the LSBN site and they were no where near what was stated to me. Oh well, like I said it's still a respected school and Charity graduates great nurses. I was just very disappointed that school professionals would tell students one thing when the actual numbers were another (which were still excellent numbers, BTW).
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    To the Original Poster, did you end up picking a school??
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    The last published numbers from the LSBN website is for 2007. Perhaps they are giving you numbers from 2008 or 2009. These would be different from those from the LSBN and correct for their last graduating classes.
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    If anyone cares to know what I wound up doing.. I am in level 2 at Charity and occasionally wish I had picked LSU.

    I'm craving the theory to know WHY I am doing things. I look it up myself and when I try to share the knowledge I'm told "not to concern myself with that"

    GRRRRRR. I'm going for a BSN afterwards, to obtain personal knowledge of theory.

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