Mount St. Mary's ABSN 2011 applicants - page 19

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Applying to MSMC's 2011 absn program? Yeah, me too. Just wanted to hearing from others in the same boat.... Read More


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    Quote from NatBoehm
    Hi I've been following your thread..Did MSMC say why you didn't get in? If you don't mind me asking.. I am interested in the reasons.
    Thanks in advance!
    Natalie
    I don't remember if the rejection letter said why. If it did mention a reason, it's probably my gpa. I slacked off in my early college years and it has really taken it's toll. However I got my act together and the last two and a half years of school Ive earned a 3.8 gpa I think, and that includes many difficult classes like Biochem, ochem, micro, stats, etc. It's unfortunate that MSM only see's ones overall gpa and not the person, their scholastic improvements, and life accomplishments. I have a long list of college honors, patient work experience and volunteering, am an EMT, etc etc. It's apparent MSM only cares about numbers, it's really unfortunate.
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    Mt St Marys had one of the lowest NCLEX pass rates for 2010/2011 in California. Most good schools have pass rates of 92% or higher. Schools in the 80% range are pretty sketchy and should be avoided if possible. Mt St Marys was 76%, absolutely terrible. West Coast University, who will take anyone willing to pay, has higher scores than Mt St Marys!!! Buyer beware, Marys isnt all its talked up to be. And you will be in serious debt after graduating.
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    those statistics reflect both traditional and ABSN programs combined. that's not an accurate reflection of how ABSN students do on the nclex.
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    The BSN program got 76.54% and the ADN got 78.82%. I dont know if youre a student there, but their pass rates are pathetic, especially considering how much they charge for some of the worst pass rates. Here's the link where I found the information:

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.shtml
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    I'm just saying the BSN pass rates doesn't reflect how ABSN students do since it's a mixture of the traditional 4 year program and the 1 year accelerated.
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    Quote from yukikon
    I'm just saying the BSN pass rates doesn't reflect how ABSN students do since it's a mixture of the traditional 4 year program and the 1 year accelerated.
    The 2011 May ABSN had a 100% pass rate, same with the previous 2010 August ABSN cohort. My class is just starting to take beginning next week.
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    Quote from sugarlips
    The 2011 May ABSN had a 100% pass rate, same with the previous 2010 August ABSN cohort. My class is just starting to take beginning next week.
    Thats not what this says:

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.shtml
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    Well their information is wrong or maybe does not include the latest information. And as yukikon stated, the BSN rate combines ABSN and Traditional BSN program rates.
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    Quote from sugarlips
    Well their information is wrong or maybe does not include the latest information. And as yukikon stated, the BSN rate combines ABSN and Traditional BSN program rates.
    Thats the State of California's information....it cant get more accurate than that. Those numbers are straight from NCLEX to the BRN. And it doesn't matter if the BSN and ABSN programs are combined to make 76%. That shows that at least one of those programs are really bad, possibly both. One of the programs could be at 71% and the other program at 82%. Either way, both are terrible. That is not a quality education. When you are investing around $70,000 into a school with one of the lowest pass rates, you should expect 100% pass rates.

    This shows what happens when school perform really well for a time, as Mt St Marys used to. They used to be one of the best. Schools like this eventually veer off track and focus on things that arent even related to nursing. They get prideful, like many of their students, and get off track.

    Its funny how Mt St Marys only admits the very best applicants, students with extremely high GPA's, and then produces some of the worst NCLEX pass rates in California. Mary's is always focusing on GPA, and how the TEAS and GPA are "likely indicators of success in a nursing program" and all that. They think that you have to be incredibly book smart to become a nurse. Yes you do have to be a cut above the rest of the general population, but you dont have to be incredibly brilliant. Schools like the Mt focus on GPAs and TEAS scores way too much and it shows in their NCLEX scores. More well-rounded individuals should be admitted. This will yeild better pass rates. Countless other school have much lower average GPA and TEAS scores and produce much higher NCLEX pass rates. People are way too consumed with the name of the school, rather than the education they are receiving.
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    This is your opinion and you are entitled to it. You are more than welcome not to go there.
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