Quote from br107
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. are not an option
No. There is a similar school about 2-3 hours away from me. They have a poor pass rate (60% I think) and just received additional grant money. People barely pass classes and get accepted. It is probably open only because it is in the middle of nowhere and the community desperately needs nurses. However, they are not going to take my time or money because I will not spend a day with substandard students.
Even if the education opportunity is good (meaning the instructors and clinical skills taught are excellent), the quality of the student nurses they admit is poor. Therefore, the education experience will be poor as well.
We all have experienced students who whine and complain when they are expected to meet high standards. Those students also manage to convince teachers that the class is not ready when the problem is the complainer is not ready. Imagine an entire class of students like that!!! :trout:
That is what a group of students who manage a 80% or lower pass rate is made up of... the I-just-want-to-pass-this-class-I-will-worry-about-knowing-the-information-later, and Why-does-this-have-to-be-so-hard-just-pass-me types.