UW... why NOT to go - page 5

by stellasaurus

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Not to burst any bubbles, but the University of Washington is on the decline. They've just raised tuition for their family nurse practitioner program to exceed that of medical school. We're talking they JUST told students to come... Read More


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    I guess it just depends on how you utilize your resources. When I went to the UW for undergrad, sometimes I was but one student in a 500-person lecture class. However, I was able to build my own community and become active on campus with student government, volunteering, and various other student organizations. I never felt like a number at all. Also, you usually feel like a number when it comes to those large 100-level, or 200-level survey classes, but once you get into higher division classes, you start to see a lot more familiar faces, smaller classes, and it's way easier to network.
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    Quote from j450n
    I guess it just depends on how you utilize your resources. When I went to the UW for undergrad, sometimes I was but one student in a 500-person lecture class. However, I was able to build my own community and become active on campus with student government, volunteering, and various other student organizations. I never felt like a number at all. Also, you usually feel like a number when it comes to those large 100-level, or 200-level survey classes, but once you get into higher division classes, you start to see a lot more familiar faces, smaller classes, and it's way easier to network.
    Ditto that. It is totally what you make of it.
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    As a graduate of the BSN program at UWSON, I can tell you that the vast majority of my class felt very dissapointed by the education they received at the school. Apart from their learning experiences, students felt, almost without exception, that their teachers were not at all interested in being teachers, and viewed their classes and their students as chores. In addition, many studnets felt mislead by the SON's marketing materials which tout a globally-focused and even "holistic" nursing program for globally-minded individuals. These claims are revealed to be jokes within the first couple weeks of instruction. The various complaints regarding teachers who havn't actually nursed for decades are deffinitely true. Many teachers receive the exact same complaints from class after class, but because they bring the school money in the form of research grants (for globally-important subject matter such as IBS and restless leg syndrome...) and must teach in order to maintain a tenured position, are pawned off on unsuspecting undergraduate nursing students. Some teachers, a prof. Cunningham in particular, cross the neglectful teacher line over to the side of mean/passive agressive teacher. A previous commenter stated that they were treated as an intellectually mature individual, which made me giggle. I heard time and time again by lazy teachers who couldn't justify their lack of interest or skill in their job that they are simply treating their students as "capable adults", deflecting their deficiencies onto their students. UWSON was the worst two years of my life. Having been a nurse for a year, I feel like the school ruined me for the profession before I even got started. I came to the UWSON an idealistic student with designs of working in the field of global health, and left a rather cynical individual with a very bad taste left in his mouth for his new profession: nursing.


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