Okay, here's my dilemma. I am scheduled to start nursing school this fall at my university, and I am wondering whether it is a huge mistake. Lately, there has been a bunch of rumors going around regarding how low the pass rate (for NCLEX) is for our graduates. Apparently it's only been like 30%, so basically my program is on the verge of losing its accreditation unless it makes some serious improvements in the next few months. That leaves me wondering what I am supposed to do!
I am seriously a basket-case because obviously most nursing schools needed their applications in already for this coming fall. If I would have known the program was this horrible, I would have never applied here, but I figured I would just get my BSN at the college I started my original degree in.
So, here our my options. 1.) Stay in my current situation and pray that it gets better. Although I realize it may mean that my education is not the best quality. 2.) Transfer to another school in Arkansas (UAMS) but I wouldn't be able to start until Summer 2008 because they only have one new class per year and I am missing organic chemisty. 3.) Move up to Minnesota and go to nursing school up there (My dream is to work at Mayo Clinic). But once again, I would have to take a year off because there is no way I can meet the application deadline. or 4.) ?????
Honestly, I have nothing holding me back, so technically I could move anywhere in the country for nursing school, so that is not an issue. I just want the BEST education I can get, so I am just as qualified as everyone else. And as I mentioned above, I want to work at Mayo so badly, it seriously hurts!
I could always move up there this summer and gain residency before fall 2008. I hate to take a year off, but if it means a better school, it might not be the worst thing in the world. I just hate it because I have been in college for 6 years and have nothing to show for it. I just switched to nursing last summer and I know that it's my true calling, so obviously I don't want anything to take away that dream.
This is all so frustrating because I had everything planned out perfectly and this just exploded in my face. Any insight or advice is greatly appreciated. I apologize for the length of this, but I am in desperate need for advice!