Why are Hinds CC Nursing Students Failing? - page 2

Does anyone know what is happening to Hinds Community College Nursing Schools? I have heard that 40 plus second semester student did not pass at the Nursing Allied Branch.... Read More

  1. by   care4u2010
    Thanks for your encouraging words of wisdom MSADN and CXAS. I will do my best when I get into nursing school.
  2. by   bleppity
    I graduated from Hinds Nursing Allied in December 2006. Out of the original 100 that started out, I think we ended up with approximately 20 something graduating. Some failed, some decided they wanted to do something else with their lives. At the time anyone could go to Hinds as long as they made sufficiently on the NET and had the prerequisites done. Not everyone is capable of being a nurse. So it stands to reason that there would a large portion that would not make it based on their entrance criteria. I think they have changed it to be more interview and grade-point average based now.

    If you can survive Hinds, you have the basic skills to being a nurse accomplished. You just have to gain experience. Some of the new grads I see from other schools (mostly BSN schools) are frightening in their lack of knowledge about medications and basic procedures.

    I survived Hinds in 4 semesters, and I am proud to be a Hinds graduate. But I will never darken those doors again unless forced.
  3. by   WanaBaNurse
    Just finished 1rst semester at Hinds and had a wonderful experience!!! Looking forward to 2nd!
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  5. by   wan2banrseNms
    There are many options on the Jackson area for nursing school. Holmes CC in Ridgeland www.holmescc.edu, Mississippi College in Clinton has a BSN program http://www.mc.edu/academics/nursing/, and to answer your question UMC school of nursing is at the medical center downtown jackson. http://son.umc.edu. Good luck
  6. by   care4u2010
    So how is second semester at Hinds? I think that hinds is a great school. I had a friend that attended Nursing Allied but he didn't stay because he had to take care of his family. He was passing his classes, but he had family issues. Keep on doing what you are doing and stay positive. You will make it!
  7. by   care4u2010
    UMC School of Nursing Directions:
    I-55 to Lakeland Drive, west on Lakeland Dr.
    Turn left on to the Medical Center campus.
    Turn right on Alumni Dr.
    When Alumni Dr. ends, turn left
    Turn left at stop sign, then turn right
    School of Nursing is on the left
  8. by   seselant02
    I attended the Hinds CC-Vicksburg branch LPN and LPN-to-RN program and we graduate all of our students except 2-3 in each class
  9. by   PDONALD
    Hi, I am a repeat 2nd semester student. Hinds is a GREAT school. We are the BEST prepared nurses and any hospital would hire a Hinds graduate. We had rotation with some of the other schools - I won't comment on the schools - but the students didn't even know basic nursing knowledge for example high & low glucose levels. Repeating is definitely not easy, but I am learning what I missed the 1st time around. When I receive my degree I will have EARNED it and my dad's best saying to me was "You know what you know" A hospital or any organization wants to KNOW they made a right decision to hire the most qualified applicant. GO HINDS!!!!!!!!
  10. by   MSADN
    I've worked with Hinds grads, grads from Holmes, MC, UMC, USM, Alcorn, Delta State, etc. It really does not matter what school you attend. What matters is the nurse you become. When people tell you that you learn more about being a nurse in your first month on the job, than you ever learned in two years of nursing school, listen to them. Simple truth. Simple reality.

    In school you soak up info to pass tests and hopefully graduate, pass NCLEX, and get that license. On the job, you learn how not to be dangerous, how not to harm your patients, and how to question orders that may harm your patient. You learn how to KEEP that license.

    Show me a nurse who thinks they are not dangerous, and I'll show you a dangerous nurse. Show me a nursing student and/or new graduate who thinks they have all the knowledge they need to be competent, and I'll show you a nurse who needs a lot more training it what it is like to BE a nurse. Remember that NCLEX tests for MINIMAL competence and safety. The above statements are true regardless of alma mater.

    When in school listen to and follow the instructions of your instructors. When really working the floor with 6 or more patients, listen to that old, grizzled nurse who has forgotten more about nursing than nursing schools could ever try to teach. They may not always go "by the book," but you may find that their patients don't get into trouble as often.

    Nope where you graduate does not really matter. When through with school, the real education begins. My opinion. YMMV.
  11. by   HealthyFuture
    do you still have your old notes from the program if so may i make copies
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 17, '09