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Thank you for your responses and feedback... But i don't think it's the content moreso the converting into critical thinking and/ or application and analysis skills. Because my results from the test don't lead to lack of content... Any recommendations from this perspective?
With all due respect, you asked for opinions and you were given some. Your thoughts have been failing you...perhaps because you received inadequate training to influence those thoughts. As for your test results, how much of those results were a result of your guesswork instead of actual knowledge? Can you decipher between content questions and critical thinking/analytical questions?
You're going by what the results say, but those results do not have the actual test questions provided. So a lucky guess this time without actually knowing that the answer was correct, could mean a wrong answer on your next guess.
You need to let go of your understanding and start over because, as Extra Pickles pointed out, a nursing program is not shut down for no reason. They are pulled into a process involving probation and other requirements; and if they continually fail to meet those requirements after a specified period of time, they'll lose their accreditation and ultimately be ordered to close.
Unfortunately, their are quite a few nurses in healthcare who mastered that guess-work approach in order to earn their degrees. It doesn't mean that they are competent enough to do the job in which they were hired to do. This includes educators. Some of them excel at testing, but fail miserably with application. It's kinda like an "I can tell you what's suppose to be done but I can't actually do it myself" type deal. This would apply to an educator that was obviously able to be taught but was unable to properly teach anyone else.
The bottom line is that you and your fellow classmates did not receive a proper education. The numbers don't lie. We can only wonder about how many of you were given a pass through nursing school when you most likely actually failed. The schools does no justice to its students with practices such as these. There was huge media coverage recently with educators doing this in the Atlanta Public School system a couple of years ago.
It is such a horrible situation to be in. It would be nice if programs like these were made to reimburse the charges and funding it received if the program results in more NCLEX failures than it does successes.
Don't keep wasting your time when you could have completed an entire program from the beginning in the amount of time spent trying to pass this exam with very little understanding of what you're being tested on. If you do happen to pass this exam, I worry about what information you will be providing to your patients. Your teachers failed you. Please don't fail yourself or these vulnerable patients as well.