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- by Kadambari Jul 23, '12I was shocked to discover that the community college I attended had such a low graduation rate. Is this common for a community college? And does this mean that the average pre nursing student doesn't get accepted into the RN program?Last edit by Kadambari on Jul 23, '12
- Jul 23, '12 by tenjunamy school has a 65% drop rate. the simple reason is: nursing school is hard. from what the department tells me, half of the students drop after the 1st test, 2 weeks into the first semester.
I have a feeling that a lot of people go into nursing school with their heads in the clouds about how nursing is this great career to help people and make great $. I think reality slaps them in the face when they figure out that along with the great career and $ comes really REALLY hard work.
what it comes down to is you gotta want it.
- Jul 23, '12 by KadambariQuote from Leo*That is the rate for the college in general. But shouldn't it be higher b/c of the nursing program and all the students competing to get in??Um, do you mean specifically the nursingprogram or??? It might just mean that the majority of students transfer elsewhere to finish their degree instead of graduating from that particular school.
- Jul 23, '12 by Bloomgirl118I think this number sounds a little low but not that far off. Many of the students at community colleges are there for a variety of reasons. Mine is in a large college town and we have a LOT of students that are only there to take a few pre-req's and gen ed courses for cheaper. We also have people that only want to start there for a year or so to get some gen ed classes, raise their GPA's, and move on to the larger college.
Also, many people at are college are non-traditional and have families and jobs, which can end up necessitating dropping out for a variety of reasons. Or people may just be taking a few courses to increase their skills in the job market.
It's a little discouraging to see a number like that but definitely focus on your nursing program. Look at the graduation rate there and the rate of students passing the NCLEX on their first attempt. I think that will give you a more accurate picture instead of looking at the school as a whole.
- Jul 23, '12 by willowitaIf it's for your entire college, then I'm not shocked. Community colleges tend to have low graduation rates because people transfer, drop out, weren't taking classes for a degree, etc.
Do you know the NCLEX pass rate and graduation rate for your nursing program? I think that's more important.
- Jul 23, '12 by grownuprosieLike everyone else said, look at the program rather than the school. I took my Pre-reqs at 3 different schools because that is where the classes were that fit my schedule. I ended up in a comlpetely different nursing than where I did my pre-reqs. Those schools have to consider me a "drop out" in their statistics because I did not complete a degree there or transfer to a university. I know I am not the only one that does that. Just an example...
- Jul 23, '12 by adntobeBloomgirl118 hit it right on the nose. My school's ADN program had a 100% NCLEX pass rate on the first try this year, so that is the real barometer for me. The pass rate is higher than the two BSN Programs in the area!