I used to post here alot,still read alot, but anyhow. A friend of mine who is in the LPN to RN bridge at CSN and about 14 others(not all LPN"S) have gotten thrown out of the program recently. Here is why.They are in their final semester (10 weeks to go) and apparently the instructors told them they would be given a math calculation exam. They said you have two exams this week regular med-surg exam which is way more important and the math exam, don't worry about the math exam worry about the regular med surg exam so that is what the entire class did. 90 out of roughly 115 people failed the math exam. You had to have a 97% on the math exam or you failed. Thre were 33 questions on the exam. They told the class you will have to retake the exam, which they did.It ended up on the second try roughly 15 people failed again. They were called down and told not to report to clinical on Monday, they had to make an appointment with the Director.
When they were hit with "withdrawl" forms from the program! They were told that they could re-sign up next semester.Well some people (not my friend) this was their last chance with the program so they are out forever! No refund on this semster, not even partial.
The facts my friend told me:
They NEVER informed anyone that they would be thrown out if they did not pass the test.
They said there would be a review for the exam which was not offered.
They are currently going to meet with the director and demand their money back for this semester and not count this as a withdrawl against them.
We will see what happens.
I am so aggravated, I'm an LPN currently lining up to get the rest of my pre-req's done with for CSN, and now am not sure at all.I'm starting to wonder if because of all the budget cuts, this was done to get some money or lower the class ratio to let instructors go.KWIM? I mean if they felt that strongly about the test why wasn't the test administered on Day one when they could dis-enroll and get a refund. How does everyone feel about it.
I heard about this story just this past summer when I was taking a summer class @ nevada state. This guy from my class told me that he was listening to a radio station one morning and heard about a caller aggravated and complaining about CSN (something about a math test and people failed). I dunno if it's the same story you just mentioned but it is HORRIBLE!!.... to have spent ALL that money and just have to drop out or forced out! ... this guy from my class is from California trying to get into nursing schools here, apparently he thought it would be EASIER to get in, into nursing schools here... he's obviously mistaken. I told him ---->>> I'm not a native nevadan, but when you take those pre-reqs, ask around, people are usually on their 2nd, 3rd or more attempts... just hoping to pass or have a better grade!!... the competition for nursing school is quite brutal here... these people have been around LONGER than you and I have been, you'll see.... I think you're better off in Cali.. . . I don't think he believed me, but I'm sure he'll find out soon enough.
Last edit by NVhike on Sep 16, '08
Sep 16, '08
Oh ya that is true i am in 4th semester at CSN and 15 students were kicked out of program.
We had math review class before the beginning of semester.
They got 3 chances not two one was friday after the first test which was on Wed.
CSN has strict policy to clear the math test and everybody knew that and it is like this::::
if anybody will fail math test in 1st semester they are out of program so they need to reapply.
In 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester you can just sign up back for next semester unless u didnt withdrawn before.
i figured out this semester had hardest math test, but instructors were nice so we got 3 chances otherwise u can get only 2 chances.
and after first math test instructors spent lots of time with students just to teach math. I think students went to instructors' offices there was no particular math class (after 1st test) so it was one to one appointmnet and that is nice.
i attended math review class and only 15 students showed up.
Last edit by RegNurstobe2008 on Sep 16, '08
: Reason: spelling