would you enroll here to start sooner - page 2

no wait list. but... 40% NCLEX pass rate was their highest in recent years all other local schools have 2-3 year wait lists you wouldnt fit in socially other degrees, private schools, etc.... Read More

  1. by   Cerebrum
    Quote from rnsrwe
    cerebrum: do you know such a link for ny? i'm curious now
    [color="plum"][font="trebuchet ms"]sorry, i spent the last hour looking... i really bugs me... like peanut butter stuck to your hard palate that just won't come off....

    the state of new york is so damn secretive...

    all you find in nursing schools or programs talking about their pass rates...

    how can i trust their numbers?

    new york board of nursing can easily provide the information cause they are the ones that grant the licenses! pathetic!

    lazy staff or they have something to hide (someone is pressuring them to keep it secret to keep enrollment up).... sad...

    looked at the department of eduaction... what a mess...

    and ncsbn...

    sorry, the taliban controls the info!
    :angryfire
  2. by   RNsRWe
    Cerebrum: LOL! Yep, I had Googled all kinds of things, trying to find the right combination of key words to get that info....the same info that the SBON should have readily available, right?

    All I've ever found is the pass rates for individual schools, and even THEN I don't know that I'd trust them. There's a college not too far from me that boasts a 96% passage rate on the NCLEX, but only after you ask how many pass the FIRST time WITHOUT a review course (or courses) do you find out it's really more like 40% as well! Sorry, but that doesn't cut it. Glad to find that you can eventually get almost all your students through the NCLEX, but I don't need that kind of substandard education to worry about come NCLEX time!

    Ah well.....thank you for your effort; I guess I was hoping you had that Magic Link that's been eluding me for some time now
  3. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    There's probably a reason WHY there is no wait list. Only a 40% pass rate? I'd stay far, far away.
  4. by   NoWaNrN
    Where exactly did you get the 40%? I was just wondering because the school I went to always has like a 96-98% passing rate but in 2005 the BON says it only had a 50% passing rate because of the way classes fell only 4 people took boards during this time (people who graduated put off testing for a long time) so really only 2 people failed but that doesn't look good for the yearly rate. Also that really will drop the 5 yr passing rate so you might want to look into that. But some places are just plain BAD. If you dont think you will fit in socially that is going to call for a long time and you will dread going to school and that lowers your chance of success.
  5. by   Cerebrum
    Quote from jjt
    Where exactly did you get the 40%? I was just wondering because the school I went to always has like a 96-98% passing rate but in 2005 the BON says it only had a 50% passing rate because of the way classes fell only 4 people took boards during this time (people who graduated put off testing for a long time) so really only 2 people failed but that doesn't look good for the yearly rate. Also that really will drop the 5 yr passing rate so you might want to look into that. But some places are just plain BAD. If you dont think you will fit in socially that is going to call for a long time and you will dread going to school and that lowers your chance of success.
    California Board of Nursing website:
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.htm

    Look for Compton... I see a crappy trend... look at the figure of test takers and ratio of pass rate...

    The OP is from California
  6. by   shock-me-sane
    how can a school stay accredited with those pass rates?
  7. by   br107
    okay...compton officially the list.
    (as if i were ever really considering them...:chuckle )

    what about this...to get in sooner...
    (this one I actually am considering...)
    • private school
    • 2-yr adn tuition @ $46k
    • most recent nclex pass rate @ 65%
    • average for 4 years before that @ 78%
    • location, social factors, etc. all okay
    • would start spring 2007
    • have to fuss with letters of recommendation, etc.
    • commute is 40 minutes longer than closest program A
    • i am eligible for (but not interested in) entryMSN, xcelBSN programs which cost 1/2 or 1/3 as much as this private ADN
    compared to top 2 choices that have me waitlisted:

    • program A = neighborhood CC; tuition is insignificant; 94% pass rate; expected start date spring 2008
    • program B = 2nd closest kind of local CC; tuitition is insignificant; commute time 20 minutes more than A; 97% pass rate; expected start date fall 2007
    • Private program starts me 1 year sooner than A, 1 semester sooner than B
    • Private program is 44k+ more expensive than A or B
  8. by   br107
    also...

    low estimate for 1 year working as RN: $52,4160
    ....(28/hr x 36hr/wk x 52 weeks/ yr)
    ie, cost for waiting 1 year

    low estimate for 6 mos working as RN: $26,208
    ie, cost for waiting 1 semester

    expected gas cost differential compared to A: @ $2070, ttl 2 yrs
    Last edit by br107 on Aug 20, '06
  9. by   NRSNFL
    br107-
    I like the way you are very methoidical in your thought process regarding this decision, personally, I'd go with option B. It will cut some of the time off, get your in your program, the commute really isn't that big of a deal (well to me, but I commute 50 min to work so who am I) yet gets you going sooner so you don't suffer loss of income from not working. Do you agree or disagree?
  10. by   br107
    I agree that what youre saying is correct. Do I agree that its the course I should follow or the best compromise - not sure...cant decide. Though it is what I'm inclined to do. There are other factors though. For example, I found that the private $chool does clinicals at hospitals that are generally "better rated" and with communities/populations I'm most interested in; not to mention one of them is the hospital I'd like to work at. So maybe better education/experience/networking for me. (Or is it? 65% pass rate, remember). The local school (A) iswhere I'd like to go most, but most of their clinic sites are not even the local hospitals, which I'd also be interested in. Weird.
    Last edit by br107 on Aug 21, '06
  11. by   br107
    nrsnfl,
    i've been doing alot of really geeky quantitatve analyses and it turns out that out of 12 schools (i even included a couple of BSN programs just for the hell of it) option B is my best overall bet.
    good call!

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