Quote from klone
That's a good sign. It suggests that it's a rigorous program that weeds out the weak.
I disagree. To me, a high NCLEX pass rate plus a high attrition rate suggests to me that there's something wrong the with program -- either they're doing a poor job of selecting candidates, or they're doing a poor job of educating them once they're in the program. A high attrition rate in a nursing program is a big red flag for me, regardless of the pass rate. I suppose that, in the case of a nursing program that is specifically for paramedics, it could be the case that a lot of the students just decide nursing school is harder and more work than they expected and they'll just stay paramedics; but the combination of high NCLEX pass rate/high attrition rate is common in the cheesy proprietary schools -- they admit literally anyone, people they know have no chance of succeeding in nursing school, take their money, and then flunk out everyone except the people they are sure are going to pass the NCLEX despite the poor quality education the school has provided. IMO, a good
school has both a high NCLEX pass rate and a low attrition rate.
OP, what does the school say about the attrition rate?