For anyone who's graduated from NSC or is currently a nursing student (accelerated/regular-track): ANY input helps!!!
I've been hearing a lot of bad things about NSC since late 2006, I also know a couple of people who have graduated last year from the school who still can't pass the NCLEX, I hear that the first time pass rates are in the '60's or 70's and the latest rumor i've heard from different sources is that, NSC is like a rotating door, they're just graduating people...... as far as passing NCLEX -- it's a different story! People r having a hard time even passing the nurse predictor test (big test they're supposed to take B/F graduating)?? ........................ Las Vegas sun doesn't really have any flattering things to say about NSC either....
Folks, need a little help here, any truth to this? Is University of southern nevada, tuoro university or apollo college any better? These schools also have low nclex passing scores.
Anyone wanna share their thoughts??? experiences??
Aug 10, '08
Thanks for replying. I'm sure that rumors r rumors and I think a lot of people spread them so that, many will be discouraged to apply to a particular school..... NSC is fairly new and still adjusting, I had my doubts on the rumors I've been hearing, i'm sure NSC is still fixing their 'kinks' and what not. . . Anyway, yes, I'm aware that new schools have low first time nclex taker results. I'm not sure if I'm applying to NSC anyway, my gpa is not OVER 3.5, I think they've cut down on the # of people they're accepting for future semesters also. However, I still want to look into University of southern nevada just in case. Their nursing program is fairly new, but they've always been known as a pharmacy school for MANY years, but I think they have more of a 'foothold' than any other new schools around here (don't quote me on that). I've sent u email through here, if u didn't get it, let me know. I'm fairly new on this website and I hardly use it. Thanks for replying. ......... NVplates2005.
Last edit by NVhike on Aug 10, '08
Aug 12, '08
Hey thanks for posting DeefrmLV!!! helpful insights, thanks for inside scoop ... have a few questions for u though:
Just this past spring '08, NSC only accepted 20+ something students for regular term, w/c they should've accepted about 40, is it? the cutoff GPA was 3.5 and above, plus the teas results of course... Anyone who has below 3.5 received rejection letters. I suspect they would be doing the same thing for future semesters... why? well, budget cuts frankly, but they wouldn't admit this. Anyway.....
You said, NSC does not prepare students for the NCLEX. Well, since NSC has had "provisional accreditation" from the state FOR A WHILE NOW... aren't they in danger of possibly losing that accreditation? I'm sure no one stays provisional that long, there is a time frame... they need to get those scores UP... isn't NSC's best interest to "prepare" their students to do well on NCLEX? at least score 80% and above?? ---- Instead of risking NSC to have to close their nursing program by the state? ... doesn't NSC admin/ faculty KNOW this?
Oh, yes.. is there a new dean of the school of nursing? just curious... maybe the new dean would see the "light" ---->> instead of making all these ridiculous changes and being a LOT more picky w/ accepting their students... what they really NEED to DO IS, they need to emphasize REVIEWING their students more effectively so NSC can stay in business... after all, don't they have the new liberal arts bldg next to the dawson bldg now?
You also said that the ATI books/reviewer are harder than the NCLEX... if that's the case, shouldn't the NCLEX be a breeze to NSC students? As far as I know, CSN, UNLV, NSC and other private schools take the same NCLEX, right? or there's different levels to it? I dunno.... thanks again for the inside scoop... goodluck on ur NCLEX. Do u plan to stay in NV or move to a different state?.... just wonderin.
Last edit by NVhike on Aug 12, '08
: Reason: had to remove some names, sorry.