Is anyone actually happy with their program? - page 3
Everyone at my school bi+ches about our program, and all along I've tried to be tolerant and not dog on it too much. I just thought, they are just letting off steam or whatever, there are "things"... Read More
Mar 19, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 549; Likes: 19Wow, I had no idea some many people are unhappy. I am in my first semester and so far I am very happy. We have a large clinical group, 10 students/1 instructor, but she is very good. Some people don't like her because she is picky and requires a lot of paperwork, but I feel that I am learning a lot from her.
My lecture class has a lot of reading, but I don't do it all. I read the topics she covered in her lectures. There are several questions that I miss because they were only in the reading, but I still get B's and it not worth the stress for an A.
To get into my program, you had to have a 3.77 GPA, so we don't have anyone who isn't a strong student. The only people I see struggling are those who don't speak English well and those who work a lot and/or have family issues.
I feel really badly for everyone in bad programs. Nursing school is hard enough without having nasty instructors, disorganized programs, etc.
Mar 20, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse Joined: May '03; Posts: 937; Likes: 32I would have to give my program a 5/10 also. Let's see where do I start?
1. The presentations that we are required to present as if they were graded but aren't.
2. The 32 page pediatric careplan that must be turned in each week for 4 weeks that is not graded. However, if we don't do it or do it poorly, we get kicked out.
3. The math test that we must pass with a 95% that does not get averaged in with our test grades.
4. The new instructor that we got in the middle of our first year that didn't assess our knowledge base (tested us on material that she thought we would know). Not to mention we have an exam next Tuesday and she decided to go on a missionary trip to Africa, so we are unable to ask her questions before the exam because she won't be back until next Wednesday the day after the test.
I could go on and on. This prgram is known for being the hardest in my area. I decided to go with this school because it is a University and I thought that when everyone said how hard it was that I would be learning the most from it and have a better chance to pass NCLEX first time, but the hard is the disorganized program in and of itself.
Mar 21, '04Occupation: student Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 159; Likes: 65I am very satisfied with my program. I feel I get a great education. My only problem is next fall we start our rotations and we won't know what our schedules will be like until MAYBE a week before hand. Which makes it very difficult for me considering I have to work as well.
Mar 21, '04Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 1,980; Likes: 95Quote from francine79That's the way it is with our school as well. Probably is everwhere. They need to know that you passed this class first before scheduling your next class. My problem is trying to set up childcare for the summer. I don't know what times/days I need. I have set up my theory, labs and seminars but have no idea what times/days my rotations are. They are two days a week either a wed,thurs or fridays, could be mornings, afternoons or evenings. Frustrating!we won't know what our schedules will be like until MAYBE a week before hand. Which makes it very difficult for me considering I have to work as well.
Mar 21, '04Occupation: Graduated! Princeton ER in Birmingham AL Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 71Bevill State is a definate 10!! The best program around. I can't imagine having went any where else.