STLCC-LPN BRiDGE not passing

  1. 0 Hi everyone i recieve some disturbing news. I was at one of the colleges recently and was told by an advisor that over half of the LPN's that in the bridge program failed. That was scrary. i want to no is it harder to pass the classes from the 3rd semester. I know its a struggle.We all know there a long waiting list if you is not a LPN. Now i'm trying to out weight my options. I only know one LPN that bridge and pass, now she is an RN from STLCC.
    The percentage seems to be much higher in failing if you are bridging over. WHY, WHy. Can anyone help me or explain to me why

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  3. Visit  rmcneese} profile page

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  4. Visit  SweettartRN} profile page
    Of course it's scary. Because it's starting to me that a 85% or better is passing.... they want everyone to have high GPA's and "fail" people.

    Give me a C+ average nurse who can think over an A+ nurse with no brain cells any day !
  5. Visit  blackbird singing} profile page
    If I was told that in the middle of my program, I would leave! It has to be something with the way they are teaching, right? The passing rates are a reflection on the schools most of the time..
  6. Visit  rmcneese} profile page
    Quote from blackbird singing
    If I was told that in the middle of my program, I would leave! It has to be something with the way they are teaching, right? The passing rates are a reflection on the schools most of the time..
    It seem like they are basing there average pass rate on the regular RN students and may not be including the students that bridging oveer, who is already a nurse.I'm just wondering how can most of them fail 3rd semeser. You only get one chance I thought.
  7. Visit  Hkroeck} profile page
    Nursing school isn't easy, period. Its a lot of work, no social life, a lot of sleepless nights and meals on the run - if you're not 110% dedicated and focused you probably won't make it. I was in a bi-level nursing program and if you didn't score 85% or better in each course for the LPN year then you were not allowed to continue to the RN classes. We took Med-Surg 1 and 2 in the same semester, I received an 84.4 in Med-Surg 1 and was not allowed to continue on to my RN year because this was considered a C. A lot of people didn't study as much as they should have, they slacked off and I didn't feel bad for them when they weren't allowed to continue. I was very dissapointed when I wasn't allowed to go on, I ran on no sleep most nights because of all of the tests and clinical paperwork, I did the best I could and was very upset at the results I received. We were listening to 8 hour lectures, would study all night, and the next morning take a test over the previous day's material before we started a new lecture and did it all over again - and this was EVERY DAY. Most of what I heard from people who were already working in health care as techs or as nurses who bridged was that it was more difficult to learn some of the material by the book when they are so used to doing things the "real world" way. Book answers never quite match up to how things are done in the real world and if you are already used to doing them the real world way then its easy to become confused when it comes taking tests on the book way of doing things.
    Last edit by Hkroeck on Aug 16, '12
  8. Visit  Kimynurse} profile page
    Don't look at it that way, look at it the half passed, and if they can do can you.

    In the LPN class I went to we started with 40 students, 14 graduated.

    I'm not doing a bridge program, it didn't work out that way so I'm doing a 2 year ADN program starting in January.

    Good luck

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