Quote from leslasic
I have no idea why attending a community college or a university would make any difference in this situation or any, for that matter. The standards are the same. Errors are errors, no matter where you go to school or the type of RN program.
I am offended by your insinuation.
Didn't mean to offend anyone. But IMO there is a difference in the caliber of students in a Univ program vs a community college program. So I was wondering where the student who made the error was taught.
First look at how community colleges accept their nursing students. All of them must maintain a mediocore average like a 3.0 (or even lower), then the applicants are selectively chosen "randomly". Thus allowing students substandard students who may not care for our profession practice, thus leaning to carelessness in the clinical setting.
Universities are allowed to raise the bar, usually top students who do well with ATI, and have good gpas (such as over 3.65) at least are considered for the program. These students study really hard to be a nurse, and know they want to be a nurse and usually have what it takes, and thus are more careful.
I have been to both types of institutions and know the difference, yes your community college may have a good nursing program, but generally speaking community colleges let in more substandard students then universities. I'm not talking about the nursing programs in community colleges, but the types of students allowed into the program.
If it wasn't for the nursing shortage I would want nursing schools to be like med schools or pharmacy schools where it is cut throat to get in, because of the responsibilities with being a nurse.
again it's not my intention to offend, I'm sure some community college students are superb, but the caliber of students are generally different.