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Like I said before am going into my third semester you are going into your second semester I know more than you do so do your research as to why so many of those professors are been let go and why they have a new dean, the school was without one for a while just to let you know. All I can say I can't wait to finish and graduate and I would never recommend that program to anyone else. With the kind of teaching you get for paying some much money it's better I went to another school.
Again, I readily acknowledged that my perspective may change when I finish my second semester, though, in interacting with students at other stages in the curriculum, I doubt it.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion on their nursing programs. I also had applied (and was accepted) to LIU-Brooklyn's nursing program, and when I was researching it on here, there are a lot of dissatisfied students commenting on how it is a horrible program, and to avoid it. Meanwhile, I worked with two RNs that recently graduated from the program, and they said that while it was very rigorous, they felt well prepared for RN practice. I view this similarly.
As I mentioned, a former coworker of mine actually graduated from CNR's nursing program (and would therefore "know more than you do", to use your words
), and is now a practicing RN. He enjoyed the program, felt well prepared, and even liked the infamous professor of foundations (who retired this semester), while others would go on and on about how she was horrible and difficult. He was one of the people that encouraged me to attend (in addition to another coworker that just finished the NP program there and had a few classmates that also did the BSN at CNR, said great things about it, and decided to stay for the MSN).
The school was without a dean while they were conducting the search for a dean. During that time there was an interim dean (who I met with). This is standard practice at colleges and universities. My pharmacology professor was one of the professors let go. The way it has been described in that case (including by one of my professors that is now teaching it this coming semester) is that they were looking for more of a nursing perspective on pharmacology (relating the pharm more to the physiology), and less of a pharmacist's perspective. Not sure about that, since the other pharmacist professor is still there, but perhaps he gave more of that "nursing perspective" on pharmacology.
Anyway, I think I've made my point. Thank you for sharing your perspective on CNR's nursing program. I understand that you are dissatisfied with the program, and I also understand that in any
nursing program (or any academic program for that matter), there will be people that are unhappy with it at the same time that there are people happy with it. Those considering a program should consider all perspectives on the quality of the program. My perspective on CNR's BSN program, not only from direct personal experience but from interacting with those that have actually completed the program and are now practicing RNs, students ahead of me in the program (in real life), etc., is that it is a good program with very interested faculty who are all practicing RNs, NPs, CNMs, CNSs, and/or nurse researchers, good lab facilities, great clinical affiliations, and that yes, the program did need some work, which is why there is a new dean from Drexel University (who as associate director of the BSN program led it to a 97-99% NCLEX-RN pass rate) who has already implemented a number of changes to better the program and raise the NCLEX-RN pass rate. None of the professors I have had so far read from the powerpoint.
Also, could you please point to where we can see that the program is on probation? Thanks.
I'll update after spring semester.