merrywhiterose, i swear u r tapping in2 my brain/ something. i honestly thought my program just lacked in certain areas. i am in my 2nd semester of an accelerated bsn program, we started w/ 65 ppl, down to about 40. this program has adopted the "self-directed" motto, basically i am teaching myself everything and i am paying a private university to do absolutely nothing. this 1st week was back to school and last thursday we were emailed and told we would have 3 math tests this week for med-surg, ob, & peds. they gave us no instruction, just a sample exam with minimal examples. 5 of the questions on the med-surg math practice were wrong, but we don;t know how to do the problems so of course we just continued to figure out how they got the answer. the mathbook we bought from the bookstore is a joke and didn't have anything remotely related to medsurg/ peds in there. btw we r expected to get a 90% meaning we can only miss 1-2 problems/ steps. the instructors gave no assistance (& told us pt. blank they would be answering no questions), we were told that students in the past had no problems passing and we should be fine. well come to fine out, almost everyone that took the ob test failed and they had to rewrite the questions and reset the quiz for those that took it and they would only get 1 more chance to take the test (thank god i didn't take it yet).
don't even get me started on clinicals. majority of these instructors r doing this as a 2nd job, and during clinicals it seems their 1st form of income takes priority. for one of my clinicals my instructor was a unit manager fulltime and would teach us 2 days a week supposedly after her shift we would arrive ontime only to wait 2 hours in the breakroom for her to come & tell us she'd b right back, a half an hour later. then we would go on the floor looking for pts. for about another half an hour. then we would go to lunch for an hour & half. when we got back it was time to go home. & this is how it went for the whole 5 weeks. we never got to pass meds, i can + a whole lot more stuff we didn't do, but i am going to leave it @ that. & truth b told there is nothing we could do about it and we r still expected to know these things w/ our next instructor. best of luck to us all because in reality none of us r safe.