who is satisfied/disatisfied with their school and why?

  1. I want to hear everyones comments.
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  3. by   EricJRN
    I'll cast the first vote. I completed the ASN through Excelsior College and I was satisfied enough to enroll in the RN-to-BSN program.
  4. by   BeccaznRN
    I am very satified with my BSN program. There were things about my school that I didn't like, but the education has been top-notch and I feel very prepared to take NCLEX and begin my nursing career because of the education I've received.
  5. by   crazylilkelly
    I am satisified with the education I am getting (I truly feel it is the best I could get anywhere) & my instructors. However, I am @ a big university bsn program & don't feel too comfortable w/ my classmates. A lot of them are sorority-straighten my hair every morning pretty girls. They're just not my crowd is all & I just can't relate to them. But other than that I am really happy w/ my school. Still, I CANNOT wait to be done w/ it!!!
  6. by   Kiringat
    I hate to say it, but I'm fairly disapointed so far. Our instructors just seems so disorganized and half-bleeped, like they all got together the day before class started and said "Oh, we're teaching a bunch of 1st semester students tomorrow, let's think of something!" For example: In our Fundamentals class, two completly different tests were unknowingly handed out, and graded off the same key. So two instructors spent nearly 30 minutes standing in front of the class trying to figure out why half of the class did so horribly. It was really strange. They all just seem to consider us 1st Semesters a complete waste of time and space. I waited for so long to get into this program, and the way its being run is just so frustrating! I want to be challenged and use by brain, but not to try and figure out what drug our instructors are ODing today! :spin:
  7. by   RNinJune2007
    I'm extremely satisfied with my Diploma program. As one of the few left in the U.S, it is over 100 years old, and has put out THOUSANDS of great, competent nurses over that time.

    My school is extremely small (full capacity @ 140), and gives tons of personal attention to each student. Each faculty member knows each student by name, and everyone generally cares for each other. We're generally tight-knit.

    Anyway, nursing school has been incredibly challenging and a huge roller-coaster ride, but it's been so worth it this far, and will be 1000x more worth it when I graduate!
  8. by   Megsd
    So far I am very satisfied with my accelerated BSN program. My classmates (all 23 of them) are great, we help each other a lot, the instructors are supportive and knowledgable, my clinical instructor is great and we're working on a great unit this quarter.

    My only peeve is that sometimes the dean and program director change things on us (like what classes we're taking when) at the drop of a hat, but we're only the 3rd class, so it's reasonable to expect some tweaking.
  9. by   JR816
    I am sad to say I am incredibly disatified with my program. I think the instructors have a horrible time communicating with each, the administration, and the students. They recently changed our curriculum and switched everything around. Originally, we were taking a class every 8 weeks. Focusing on that class and moving on. Now they have us in the morning with one instructor and in the afternoon with another. Most of our tests are scheduled for the same day and there is pretty much no instruction in the classroom.

    So, I have learned that you get what you pay for. If I had to do it all over again, I would go through the BSN program and get a really strong foundation and build on the skills. I just don't feel like I will be adequately prepared for the NCLEX. I have worked so hard to get to this point. One semester to go. I hope I make it.....
  10. by   Achoo!
    I am at a community college with 24 students. It is a very tight knit group and has been very beneficial to learning. The teachers are quite good, but the teamwork between classmates has made it a wonderful experience. I will be well prepared for NCLEX when I am done.
  11. by   WindyhillBSN
    I am not satisfied. The instructors are lazy and do as little work as possible to make sure the students pass. They get very defensive when you ask them about the pass rate. It really irritates me!:angryfire
  12. by   WDWpixieRN
    I like my school so far. It's an ASN program and seems to be pretty well organized with a staff that works together and is knowledgable. There are a few things that have been confusing as heck, but I think some of that is attributable to us being first-semester students and just being confused in general!!

    The class is fairly close knit, with no backbiting or clawing to the top...not to say we don't have our share of PITA's, but that's to be expected....I LOVE my clinical group and my biggest fear is just of the unknown -- can I really do this?!?!?

    Good luck all!
  13. by   DisneyNurse18
    I am extremely dissatisifed with the program at my school. It is very unorganized. The teacher does not give us the correct information that we need in order to be ready for the NCLEX. I am hoping that she is not our teacher for the other 4 semesters. Our school is on probation because of the low pass percentage (86%). The teacher I have rolls her eyes at people who ask questions, this makes her unapproachable. She does not keep her office hours so students can come and review tests and such. She doesn't grade tests correctly. I have no faith in her as a teacher and I feel that I should know more than I do. We have started these things called Virtual Clinical Excursions. The teacher didn't even explain how she is going to grade them or what she expects out of us. She first says they are worth either an S or a U, then she tells another student if its late then its 10 points off. Ok, how can you take 10 points off of an S? Does anyone else think this teacher is a lil loopy? A lot of other students in the class notice all this too. How can we do something about her?

    AKKK!!!:angryfire
  14. by   nurse4theplanet
    ADN program.

    Completely Satisfied!

    No doubt I will pass NCLEX!

    No doubt I have the tools to morph into an excellent nurse with experience!

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