UMB Spring 2011 - page 8
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- 0Nov 10, '10 by 2012gradSoooo I have been reading forums about UMD and talking to as many students as possible to see if this is really a school I want to go to... I am hearing that there are some "gatekeeper" teachers who are unneccesarily difficult and are not giving A's to students. Of course, I could be hearing this from the slackers who need to be "weeded out". I even looked into the possible teachers for Intro to Prof. Nursing (a first semester nursing school class) and unfortunately am reading not-so-nice things. Can someone please reassure me either that all schools have teachers like this or that UMD doesn't?
- 0Nov 10, '10 by DziokREHere is my take on it.... You need to have hard classes to weed people out for all majors, but especially nursing and other medical degrees. Someone's life is going to depend on you so you really need to make sure you are keeping quality students in the program. UMB graduates almost always pass the NCLEX because they prepare their students and don't go easy on them. What we learn in the classes, we will need to know.
I dont like when professors refuse to give A's, but maybe those students are bitter and really meant it is hard to get an A. I expect the program to be a lot of work. Getting a BSN shouldnt be easy in my opinion.
- 0Nov 11, '10 by sandi1743Quote from bmorerachelI was a science major for UG and Grad classes - and IMHO/E one is always going to find teachers that try to weed out/teach weed out classes. Usually those are the teachers/professors that are judged really harshly (read: complained about) by students on many online forums. There is a huge difference (and uncommon IMHE) for professors that teach these classes to be purposely mean and try everything they can to make students fail. They are hard and exacting as the subject that they teach are ones that are vitally important to the major/subject over all. I have found that these profs are usually more than willing to bend over backwards to make sure that the students are understanding the subject and that they are truly learning the subject matter and can apply it - but they expect the students to put in a lot of effort and to work hard as well.Can someone please reassure me either that all schools have teachers like this or that UMD doesn't?
- 0Nov 11, '10 by 2012gradThanks everyone for the awesome reassuring responses. I am really looking forward to attending a school that will challege me to learn to my full potential. I agree that it is necessary to have thorough teachers, especially in subjects that are more crucial to nursing. I surely would not want my well being to be in the hands of someone who slept through and didn't understand material in nursing school! I just needed a little reassurance that my determination and hard work will not be undermined by teachers, and from talking to other students in the program, it will not be. In retrospect, the teachers I had who have the most complaints on teacher-rating sites tend to be the teachers who I learned the most from. Thanks again, and good luck to those awaiting responses. : )
- 0Nov 11, '10 by sandi1743Quote from bmorerachelIn retrospect, the teachers I had who have the most complaints on teacher-rating sites tend to be the teachers who I learned the most from.
i totally agree!
Quote from bmorerachelthanks - good luck to you too! (Or have you already heard?)Thanks again, and good luck to those awaiting responses. : )
- 0Nov 12, '10 by IT2NursingHi Folks, Just a heads up... UMD admissions has started placing phone calls. I missed the call this morning, but after listening to the voicemail I checked the application site and indeed the "Decision" has been updated (it appears I'm "provisionally accepted" - hoorah!) Good luck to all!