Wow! I don't know much about nursing in Flordia, but, having recently gotten out of nsg. school, I can definatly say that a lot of possible nurses were lost because of the courses and the professors. We started out with 60 people, and only 35 graduated. In my last semester, we were required to pass a practice NCLEX test, if we didn't pass we couldn't graduate. Talk about a headache and stress level through the roof. As well as the times I've gone to profs for help, and was advised to "think critically". No suggestions how to think critically, or ways to know that i'm suceeding. It's frusterating, stressful, time consuming and just plain difficult to become a RN. On top of that, I really feel as though I have learned everything I know on the job, not from the classes I have taken. In the end, I paid $80,000 for a piece of paper that says I have a bachalor's degree in nursing science, for some classes in which I promptly forgot most everythign I memorized, stress and no social life to speak of. :/ In end, it was worth it to have that RN behind my name, but i just wonder if all that stress was really necessary.