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I am a pre nursing student that is considering the ABSN program at Roseman in order to expedite my entry into a program. I am a bit hesitant after reading about the frustration that has been expressed by current students regarding the 90% testing criteria. I was wondering if someone could give me insight to how the curriculum is set up during the 14 month program. Are there papers, presentations, etc. that are expected from the students.... or are there just tests based on reading/lectures? And more specifically is the testing in essay form, or are they multiple choice. Just wondering if there is any bias from the instructors that may add to the frustration of "passing". Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!
The tests are all multiple choice, however, this is a different kind of mc test than any you've ever had before. You have to correctly select any and all correct answers, so if you choose 5 of 7 answers and 6 of the 7 are correct, then your answer is wrong....no partial credit...all or nothing. Each choice will also have multiple options in each answer as well. Plus, a lot of the time there may be no really good answers to select from so you will have to decide on the best of the worst answers.. Then if you are lucky the test scoring will actually be correct and the test may actually be graded properly. There have been times when the wrong answers were accepted as correct (because they were keyed wrong into the computer score cards).
90% is 90% on each and every test, not just an average for each block. You get 5% added to your personal raw % if your group gets group points. Immediately after each test you re-take the test as a group. If your group gets 90% or more then you get 5%. (That is IF the faculty actually gave the proper number of questions on each test) Sometimes there weren't enough questions, so we actually only received 2.5% group points, which is only 1 additional question. Cohorts 1 and 2 were given 5 raw points, which equates to 5 actual questions and that is a BIG difference. We have had fellow students who were kicked out because of one question. So 5 raw points IS a BIG deal.
There are no "lectures." There are videos that amount to a very poor rendition of someone reading the book to you. Often times the "lectures" will actually say "for more information refer to the textbook." So you need to be prepared to fully teach yourself in almost every area of study.
You have some group projects/presentations...though not many. Our skills labs left a lot to be desired. Often our questions responded to with other questions like "What did your book say?" of "How did the video show to do it?"
We started with 42 and we now have 21 left including 1 or 2 from other cohorts that have recently joined our cohort. We all intend on finishing our program no matter what...we just know that it is up to us in every way, not because we are getting great direction/teaching and mentoring.
Wish you the best!