1/2 way through level one... 1/3 of the students are gone... - page 3

That pretty much sums it up. Today in NU 116, Level one, I noticed that many of the seats that were once occupied are now empty. Just to check, I thought I'd count the occupied seats. Sure... Read More

  1. by   Energizer Bunny
    Oh and I was going to say that when I took my first semester of A&P, about half failed. I did very well, but didn't continue on. Most of those that were taking it weren't looking to be a nurse though so I couldn't tell you how many actually went on to the program in the fall.
  2. by   luv2yoga
    This is one of those stupid questions...are people quitting because of the time committment and rigor of the material or are they getting an F in something and getting kicked out? What about the story about 2 answers lacking "mils" on one test...does that mean they were close to an F and that put them over the edge? Or are they failing clinicals? Or....?
    Fill me in, please.
    Just a newbie pre-nursing gal here...
  3. by   orrnlori
    The two girls that failed in my final semester were A and B students. But the programs policy was that you had to pass the med calc with 100% each of the 4 semesters. So when they didn't label the answer, they didn't get 100% and were bounced out. I know it's hard to believe but it's true. One girl finished in Hopkinsville, KY and one girl finished at Richmond KY so they both DID become nurses, just not from the program I was in.

    I thought most of those that ended up leaving the program I was in was because they just couldn't get the hang of having 4 right answers to every question on the tests. Failing was anything below a 77% and there was no rounding up. I don't know anyone who failed because of clinicals.
  4. by   Pab_Meister
    Hi Meredith,

    Your question isn't stupid at all. Please ask away!

    It seems that the people who have left fall into one of three categories:

    1. Those who thought they could get through the program with a minimum of effort.
    2. Those who were prepared for the commitment, but just couldn't pass the different style of exams used in the nursing theory class (NCLEX type)
    3. Those who went to a couple of clinicals and said "yech...not for me".

    Before I had gotten accepted, I understood that the nursing program was basically a "mini-med school", so I completely reorganized my life for a total commitment to the program. On the other hand, one of my classmates admitted that she won't work on school stuff on weekends, that weekends were "her time off" from school. She has yet to pass her first theory exam.

    If you're going to nursing school, guess what! It's real hard and it's for real!
  5. by   AmyB
    The RN-ADN program I started (and had to quit years ago) started with about 50 and graduated with 4. They all passed NCLEX, though.