WOW, What can I say about RACC Nursing Program. Well for one they are interested in,..... not you. We started with seventy some odd students, finished with twenty something. That speaks loudly, if a teacher is not teaching then the greater part of the class is failing (and most times they replace said teacher). The reason they are allowed to get away with such insanity, the NCLEX. The facility wants a high NCLEX pass rate, so they allow the nursing "professors" (I use that term lightly) to go crazy cutting those that cant teach themselves. Pssst here is an insider tip, Mastery is a waste, their lectures are a waste, I only passed because I kept my text books close and tabers closer. Seriously they are teaching nothing, my first test I glanced over the reading material, then went to lecture, wrote and studied what they taught, wow a 68%. Now most college professors try to help out at this point, instruct the student how to better themselves, nope not RACC they called me in and explained that Nursing may not be right for me, I responded that I know how they test and I will be fine. I studied the books and reading material, I read my books during lecture, then I got a 98% for the next test, hmmm so what are they doing up there. They really arent teachers or professors, rather think of RACC nursing as a FORCED MARCH and therefore at the end of the two years only the strong are left, they have done nothing, if you make it, or have made it congrats you are the best of the best. Hell I have friends that went to med school and dental school, even law school and the instructors try to help you, if their fail rate was as high as RACC the state would shut them down. So what are they worried about, well if not the students then what? The NCLEX, they are worried about keeping a high percent pass rate. Well how do you do that, well for starters, they adjust the grading scale, think your getting an A, nope you are getting a B+, may be that works for you, not for me. That is why I cant get into any real graduate school today, 9 credit course average at a B range really, really, really brings that old GPA down. Why did I go to RACC, a fine question,... lack of funds, I went to RACC because I didnt have enough cash, even working full time (my dad was unemployeed and my mom didnt make enough cash, you can piece it together). It was nearly impossible, I would work nights then come in to class or clinical, I remember running down stairs and switching my name tag as I worked as a NA at the time. Worst mistake of my life, I regret it completly, nursing as a whole is a strange profession as well. Why does a group of highly educated individuals who are responsible for human lives let bean counters and idiot administration staff tell them what to do, yet if their patient is at risk they will fight to the bitter end. Hell I've seen a nurse stand in the door way of a patients room, barring the head of surgery from entering until hand washing and Proper ppe were implimented, yet quietly accept a pay decrease. Ohhh okay Im done for today, this thread is old, no one is going to see it anywho.