Easiest nursing schools to get through in Florida?

  1. What are the easiest nursing schools to get through in Florida? I'm not referring to admissions process of getting in. I'm referring to getting through aka passing without killing yourself and/or moving at lightning speed. I know a lot of you are going to say "no nursing program is easy," and I get that. But there are definitely ones that are more challenging than others (unnecessary extra exams etc) and to me it doesn't make sense to go to a more challenging school when you'll end up with the same RN degree at the end (given you pass the NCLEX of course) at a school that isn't as challenging.
    I'm originally from NJ and I know there are schools up there that people have said are way more difficult than others and to avoid and ones that aren't as hard and was told to go for those. So, I'm curious of similar ones in Florida.
    Thank you!
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  3. by   missmollie
    School is difficult to prepare you for the NCLEX. You'll have to check around your area, but be sure to search the NCLEX pass rates for the "easier" nursing school. I bet they aren't that great and defeats the purpose of going to school.
  4. by   direw0lf
    I'm from NJ. The ones that are easy are currently losing their accreditation if you look them up.

    The workload is tough but you need to learn how to manage it just like you will as an RN. Look at reviews of teachers in the colleges in Florida. Pick a school with the good teachers then the work is easier because you're being taught and not self taught.
  5. by   FutureNurseInfo
    All I can say is if you are looking for an easy way to accomplish something without putting an effort, it only speaks volumes about the kind of a nurse you may become. Personally, I would not like such a nurse to treat me and rush through the procedures, just becomes he/she wants it "easy".
  6. by   elkpark
    Yeah, sure, 'cause if I have some kind of serious health problem, I definitely want my nurse to be someone who went out of her/his way to find an "easy" nursing school ...

    You're in luck, there are a bunch of "easy" nursing schools in FL; the state legislature relaxed the standards a number of years ago specifically in order to make it easier and cheaper to open and operate nursing schools in the state, and they now have lots of substandard nursing "schools" that would never be allowed to operate in any other US state. Just look for the for-profit schools that are located in strip malls, or run by four people who all have the same last name (just two of the schools that have been asked about on this site recently).

    However, as already noted, the "easy" schools tend to have low NCLEX pass rates (low enough that, again, they would be shut down by the BON in any other US state, but, in FL, the lege took that power away from the BON). What's the point of attending an easy school if you can't pass the NCLEX afterwards? Or if you're going to get fired from nursing jobs because your skills and knowledge base are so poor? Or if the school has such a bad reputation that you can't get a job in the first place? (Healthcare employers know which nursing schools in their area are decent and which aren't).

    Best wishes for your journey.
  7. by   Wannabenurseneko
    I think you shouldn't go to the easy nursing schools. If you want to be a good nurse , put in the hard work like the rest of us wannabe nurses do not take the easy way out . You will only short change yourself .
  8. by   MiladyMalarkey
    Are you serious with this question? If your first thought is what is the easiest school, rather than what is one of the best, maybe you should reevaluate. Do you want a nurse caring for you who went to the "easiest" school?

    Go to the school with the best student and NCLEX pass rates that doesn't break the bank.
  9. by   OrganizedChaos
    If you want an easy nursing school, you need to chose a different career.
  10. by   alison86786
    Quote from FutureNurseInfo
    All I can say is if you are looking for an easy way to accomplish something without putting an effort, it only speaks volumes about the kind of a nurse you may become. Personally, I would not like such a nurse to treat me and rush through the procedures, just becomes he/she wants it "easy".
    I am not saying I want the easy way out. If you took time to read my post, I said schools that have better-paced programs that aren't as challenging. My school is a 12-month program for a bachelors degree which is insanely difficult. Most BSN programs are 16 months to 2 years. I simply chose the most challenging route, which was not ideal given my current circumstances. There are less challenging ways to become a BSN nurse than by doing the degree in 12 months.
    Personally, I wouldn't want such a nurse like you with such an attitude who was too lazy to read and comprehend my original post. THAT speaks volumes about what kind of nurse YOU will be.
  11. by   alison86786
    Quote from MiladyMalarkey
    Are you serious with this question? If your first thought is what is the easiest school, rather than what is one of the best, maybe you should reevaluate. Do you want a nurse caring for you who went to the "easiest" school?

    Go to the school with the best student and NCLEX pass rates that doesn't break the bank.

    clearly you misunderstood what I was asking. I am saying an easier way other than pursing an accelerated BSN in 12 months. Meaning, advice for programs that are regular track which most people pursue to begin with. I guarantee you did not get your BSN through an accelerated 12-month program so you should really watch the attitude there...
  12. by   elkpark
    Quote from alison86786
    I am not saying I want the easy way out. If you took time to read my post, I said schools that have better-paced programs that aren't as challenging. My school is a 12-month program for a bachelors degree which is insanely difficult. Most BSN programs are 16 months to 2 years. I simply chose the most challenging route, which was not ideal given my current circumstances. There are less challenging ways to become a BSN nurse than by doing the degree in 12 months.
    Personally, I wouldn't want such a nurse like you with such an attitude who was too lazy to read and comprehend my original post. THAT speaks volumes about what kind of nurse YOU will be.
    Quote from alison86786
    clearly you misunderstood what I was asking. I am saying an easier way other than pursing an accelerated BSN in 12 months. Meaning, advice for programs that are regular track which most people pursue to begin with. I guarantee you did not get your BSN through an accelerated 12-month program so you should really watch the attitude there...
    Actually, you don't say anywhere in your post that you're looking for a regular track program rather than an accelerated program. That may be what you meant when you wrote your original post, but, even rereading the post now, I still don't see that in there. What you said is that you are looking for info about the "easiest nursing schools to get through in Florida," "getting through without killing yourself," that it doesn't make sense to you "to go to a more challenging school when you'll end up with the same RN degree in the end" (no one has an "RN degree," BTW, RN is the license, not the degree), and that you were told in NJ that there are harder and easier nursing schools there and you're looking for the same info about FL. Nothing about how you're simply looking for traditional BSN programs as opposed to accelerated programs. Seven of us read your post and got the same impression from your original post, based on the responses you got. If you had been more explicit about what you were asking, you might have gotten different responses.

    (And how on earth would you know what kind of nursing program Milady attended?)

    There are tons of traditional BSN programs in Florida; if that's what you're looking for, you don't need anyone here to give you any info. A simple Google search will turn up tons of results, and info about the programs approved in the state is probably available on the FL BON website.

    Best wishes for your journey!

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