I began at in the ELM-MSN program in 2017. Earler posts frightened me when I applied. Yes, the school was on probation based on low NCLEX scores. Many things have changed and the school responded by changing admission protocols, timing issues, instructors, instituting HESI preparatory exams throughout and NCLEX prep courses. Although at the time of this posting, the information most recent review at the BRN was not yet posted, the last two cohorts that took the NCLEX have far exceeded the standard of 75% pass rate the the BRN expects. I think The Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing at Charles Drew University is great. It is a new school, so sure they have had some problems, but the facilities are new, faculty is highly experienced and knowledgeable, clinical placements rival other nursing schools and opportunities for community engagement and research abound. Not to mention that the small school environment allows for numerous professors and administrators knowing you personally and checking in with your progress. In my opinion, Charles Drew is the best kept secret in health education in Los Angeles! If you agree with the mission of the university, you really should consider coming here.
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Also, an update: the university is off warning status as of 10/4/17.
The minutes will be posted here:
Approved schools (to see change in status): RN Programs