Quote from bluesky
I'm sure this may not be new news however, the NCLEX is a test UNLIKE any you will experience in school. Some schools give you more NCLEX-like questions on their exams than others but don't let that fool you. That said, you can get an excellent preparation for the NCLEX through an NCLEX prep class such as Kaplan, so I really wouldn't make the NCLEX pass rate your only criterion for selection of schools. For example in my area, a certain community college in the suburbs has the highest pass rate (100% actually), but the clinical options are sub optimal (no big teaching hospitals, etc). Other, larger institutions with lower pass rates have national ranking, more resources and better clinical placements but less personalized TLC. So I guess what I'm trying to say, in a rather long winded kind of way, is, determine what the (say) top 5 most important characteristics are to you, and then pick the school that posesses the most. Just my .02 cents and then some.
And sorry about the poor grammar
... my brain is fried on NCLEX studying.
Thank you. I hope I didn't imply that the NCLEX would be a piece of cake. I know that sometimes I ramble and I don't want to come accross as cocky. Especially since I have not even started nursing school yet or even looked at an NCLEX question. I meant to say that I believe I will pass it because I am willing to do whatever I have to. I will kick my kids out(they can come back after I am done), divorce my husband, muzzle my dog, and study until my eyes bleed. I am just determined to get started.
As for the school, they do offer an NCLEX review class at the end of the senior year.
It is included in the tuition but is optional. I wonder how many students, who took the review class, actually passed.
The students seemed to think their was a lot of support being offered so if one did happen to struggle they just had to take advantage of the resources and put in a lot of extra effort. Now I am stressing. Do I sound arrogant or cocky?