Has anyone heard anything about Kramer school of nursing?
I'm attending this fall but I'm worried because I've heard that they are pretty adamant about booting the students they think may hurt their records since they are aggressively promoting their program.
I've also heard that the Dean especially makes an attempt to fail students that she believes will not be good representatives of Kramer.
I'm worried that I'm being a sucker by paying them money to fail me. It seems like they have the incentive since its a lot of tuition money that I can't get back.
Well, this is just FYI. All the things you mentioned are very true. I attended the 1st semester in Fall 07 and out 40 students, about half were dropped or told to change their majors because they didn't fit the "mold" to their ratings rates up. The dean made accommodations to bypass certain students who didn't initially pass their finals (this was during the ice storm in which thousands of oklahomans were without power for weeks including me.) Many students went through chains of commands because some students who didn't have electricity issues benefited from the dean's unfair accommodations. A few years ago KSN had very low pass rates but have suddenly jumped up which is due to the aggressive weeding out to keep their ratings high.
I know a girl who switched majors this semester, which would've been her 4th but I don't know the specifics as to what happened with her. I am glad I got out after the 1st semester and am now in my 2nd semester at OSUOKC and I love it. KSN doesn't really reach out to their students. They aggressively promote their program because no one is beating down their doors to pay private tuition. I heard they are opening a DNP program now. Just approach with caution.
Last edit by Ambitiouz on Feb 19, '09
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WOW it sounds like you may have received some bad info, now I will admit that I am in the RN-BSn program and I graduate this MAY. Whatever you were told is so far from the truth, the instructors are absolutely wonderful. Now I am not sure whether you are a traditional student or not because I am not familiar with that plan. As far as the instructors and courses for RN-BSN they do whatever they can to help us to succeed. No it is not easy, it is hard work. Do your work and you will not have any problems. This school is one of the best schools to go to for your nursing education. YES it is expensive it is a private school, and worth every penny. kEEP ME POSTED ON WHAT SCHOOL YOU DECIDE TO ATTEND AND WHY, if you don't mind. Once again it is a great school.
NOTHING WORTH HAVING IS EASY.
I was wondering how long it would it take before a defensive comment came. There are many students to back me up on what I posted above. So what I posted is the truth and since you are from the RN-BSN route, you can't really give a full description of the traditional program. And the original poster is most likely inquiring about the traditional BSN program. The OP is just asking for info about what he/she had already heard, not from me, but from elsewhere. I'm just giving the info asked. Their accreditation has been shaky in the past and to up their ratings (since they have no admissions standards beyond gpa)KSN will quickly fail out any/all who are not testing well. So any students that may need extra help and reach out for it will not receive it. So then students are stuck with massive school loans and no degree. OCU will take all applicants but they have a high attrition rate. In the end, it is bad business to accept many and pass few. Not trying to sway the OP's decision, just giving the info he/she asked for.
Last edit by Ambitiouz on Feb 21, '09