Tell me about your nursing faculty!

  1. I am interested in improving retention in nursing programs.

    Tell me a story about your teachers. Good or bad!
    Please tell me what you think helps students succeed.
    What makes students want to leave the program?
    How important are faculty in helping students stay in school?
    Is it different for older students or students of diversity?

    I'm working on a project to help nursing students succeed.
  2. Poll: I meet with my nursing instructor outside of class or clinical..

    • several times a week to go over assignments & issues.

      18.18% 2
    • only when I have an important question.

      54.55% 6
    • only when she asks to speak to me.

      9.09% 1
    • because it really helps my learning.

      9.09% 1
    • rarely because s/he's too busy.

      9.09% 1
    • rarely because I don't have time.

      0% 0
    11 Votes
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  4. by   GPatty
    I attend Ivy Tech in Richmond and I have nothing but praise for the faculty!
    They are wonderful, kind and will bend over backwards to help any of us succeed!
    I have asked a million questions about some of the dumbest things, and never once have gotten a snide comment or a snippy remark.
    Any one of them at any time will be glad to show and re-show a student how to do a skill or to talk over a problem.
    And I don't think it is any different for an older student or a younger student. All of our instructors treat all of us the same (and I am older than some of them!) These type of Instructors are what's needed to help student succeed in the program of choice. Wouldn't you think a rude or hateful Instructor would make you want to quit? It would me. I would feel so intimidated by her/him that I wouldn't want to go on. I would feel inferior and in turn, feel downhearted and alone...
    I think my Instructors are great!
  5. by   ADN 2002
    Our instructors are so easy to talk to! Their doors are always open if there's a problem or concern. I can't imagine it being any other way (I know that sounds sappy, but it's true!)