Quote from secondcareeralley
I actually hope this is true. My worst fear is that the program is light weight and that I will be delivered to the marketplace underprepared. So, thank you!
A's in clinical nursing at BMCC is a rare gem.
I have seen plenty of A's preclinical failed lots of exams, had to repeat nursing course/or withdraw. If they can't make are dropped from the program. Nursing is NO JOKE anywhere you go.
At work I have met this nursing student from Adelphi, who said she got an A in medsurg, and didn't even know when the kidneys are in the body, and the signs and symptoms of reaction to a blood transfusion. She did not know many other things.
You go to school to learn, and make the best of it. If you have to eat, drink, and breathe NURSING, then that's what you have to do. School is a sacrifice, and if you think the program is lightweight, there are plenty of other schools to chose from.
Nursing finals at BMCC can make or break you because they are worth 40% of your grade. There are NO
percentage for attendance, nor care plans
. You have to be in class, and attend clinicals (or you will be dropped from your class).
We had 6 exams (every semester)
Exam 1 - 10%
Exam 2 - 10%
Midterm - 20% (cumulative materials from Units 1&2, and additional materials)
Exam 3 - 10%
Exam 4 - 10%
Final - 40% (cumulative materials from the start of the semester)
Remember - Psych and Maternity are given within one semester, split in half. Medsurg I and Peds 1/2 and 1/2 a semester. It was not fun!!! A couple of weeks for each subject, where at some other schools a full semester of the subject is taught. I have seen many tears shed.
I have met several BMCC graduates in high positions, and facilities who love BMCC graduates. When you graduate nursing school, and enter the real world, you will see that nursing clinical experience on the units will give you more upper hand in this profession. The more hands on experience you have, the better it gets. Nursing school gives you a foundation, but YOU have to make the best of it!!!