I am an OCC graduate this year and yes it was tough getting through the nursing program
. But I would never have anything negative to say about this school because overall they prepared me to be the nurse I am right now. I never failed any courses and I went to every class and clinical 100%. I had really hard instructors for clinicals and lectures, as well as, really easy ones too. I feel the program is very rewarding and well balanced. We didn't have to take the NET, the HESI, and the ERI as part of our grade which was good to me (less things to remember) but all of our test were geared toward the N-Clex formats and as I study to prepare to take it in June I feel pretty confident and prepared to do so.
Those who did not make the program is unfortunate. One of my closest friends whom happen to be an A student in lecture, I don't know about clinicals, failed one class and has to graduate in December, hopefully. Being book smart does not make you a good nurse all the time, especially in nursing school. And clinical skills are part of the critical thinking process as well. In the beginning of our nursing orientation, I remember they told us "Everyone are not made to become a nurse, being accepted into this program does not guarantee a nursing degree, you do" oh yeah they also said "Welcome to boot camp!" I knew then it was time for war and failing was not an option for me. Thanks OCC for keeping me grounded :spin: