- It will be an absolute nightmare. The #1 lesson I have learned since being in nursing school is, that nursing instructors (most of them) are lazy lazy lazy. Translation= disorganization, confusion, crappy test, poor teaching, instructors are wrong so often that they have a "no challenge policy" in place. (meaning that even when exam questions are 100% wrong as a flat fact, which is often, students have no recourse to have the questions thrown out or reviewed by a 3rd party.
No sugar coating here, that is exactly what you will deal with on a daily basis at Lamar. I can't speak for other schools. On the plus side, people that do survive Lamar nursing, tend to do very well on NCLEX. The statistics for schools are published online. IMO, that's only because you have to be hungry and work your butt off to hang in at Lamar. at least 50% or more won't make it to graduation.
Personally, I think Lamar uses the "sink or swim" style of teaching and weeding; Aiken to Darwin's theory of natural selection. Only the strong willed survive these kind of programs that don't offer any support, don't utilize peer review methodologies to ensure quality classroom teaching and testing, and don't demand the best from their instructors. Oh, I could give you 100's of examples of crazy events that have occurred during my stay there... but my therapist says its best if I just suppress suppress suppress!!! haha
The #1 reason not to go to Lamar would be that your GPA will drop every year. Many of the courses give out very few A's and some courses NO A's. Even the top students are usually stuck with a B. Which is bad if you want to go into a Master's program.