i think there's a couple of things to consider.
first, every school has to have their curriculum approved by the state board of nursing. so, the school you've chosen is teaching what the texas board of nursing feels they should be teaching.
second, every school has different admission policies and procedures. perhaps the school you've chosen isn't very good at assessing people who are good test takers.
third, maybe the school is just easy on students and doesn't weed out those who are not going to be good nurses. maybe the people in charge of the nursing program are just very optimistic and feel that everyone should be given a long rope to prove himself or herself and it's not working so well as the nclex statistics are showing.
fourth, you found an evening program, right? how many other mothers do you imagine might also be in their program for the very same reasons you chose it? perhaps many are also mothers who aren't able to put in the study time it requires to be able to pass the nclex. family, children, school, studying. some people aren't good delegators of their time or they cut corners somewhere so that nclex study time suffered, don't you think?
fifth, it's the students who sit down to take the nclex exam, not the school. it may be that the school just hasn't been coaching the students on how to perform on this exam. it does have questions that are different from any other type of exam you've ever taken. so, the school may be teaching the nursing, but just not helping to show the students how to pass the nclex. that can be easily remedied by taking a nclex review course or studying on your own from nclex study books as you go through your lvn course.
sixth, look at the other side of this coin. 69.57% did pass! that's not exactly total failure.
i would go to this school and study my butt off. i'd take every opportunity to learn, learn, learn. check out this website every monday.
- question of the week. every monday a question from the online nclex-rn examination course from ncsbn (the people who write the nclex and nclex-pn exams) and it's answer is posted here on this page.
you already have the opportunity in front of you. what is important is what you
do with it. you can take a lemon and make lemonade or allow it to sour and throw it away. as the banner in my signature states, someone will take the opportunity you miss--and gladly too! come on, soldier! you know that you have to take some responsibility in your own studying in order to achieve your goal. no one is going to hand this lvn license to you. you may have found a little flaw with this school. is anyone or any institution perfect? use this knowledge that you found out to your advantage to overcome and adapt. (i'm thinking of clint eastwood talking about his recon unit in heartbreak ridge
welcome to allnurses!