Hi FutureNurse 1982! Be glad you transferred when you did! They were weeding students out like crazy this semester. I saw students literally broke down from all the pressure due to the NCLEX pass rates. Some of the students actually was so dissatisfied that they went to the university president to speak to him. The Dean was none too please with this and sent a letter to all of the senior class regarding this, calling the people "cowards." She believed in the " gift of failure," as stated in her letter. Due to the low NCLEX pass rate from c/o 2011, they are much harder on everyone than ever before.
In the beginning, I was really satisfied with the school, everyone was nice and helpful. Then boom we have a new program called the Gateway Program, that had caused a major ruckus! They accepted way too many students ( our class consist of ~ 150 students) and not enough professors. Some professors and I am not saying all, has a short fuse when asking questions in class, they will comment back with something sarcastic. A student asked, " should we be afraid of the next test because the first test was really hard?" The professors response to this, " you better be scared!"
All in all, I managed to graduate but it was a long and hard ride. I am not telling everyone here not to enroll to this program but giving my opinion on it. If you study hard and really focus, you can do it. Do not only study from power points as they are not as helpful, you have to read the book over and over again. Please please keep in mind that tuition is not cheap and very expensive so make sure no matter what you will try and succeed and graduate.
For the one's who just got accepted, congratulations. I will give you all a helpful suggestion, get the book "fundamentals success" for your foundations course.
Have faith, be determined, and you will succeed! Good luck to all incoming class =)