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  1. Futurern2017tx

    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    It's not just a class it's a month long submission of assignments, then a class, and two readiness tests. I have not received any of this in writing (other than a one page checklist of tests) unfortunately, which further adds to my suspicion that the school is trying to cover themselves. So I am unsure since I already walked across the stage during graduation.
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    No, it's a BSN program. Thank you for sharing these links! HCC is proof that unethical decision-making can ruin a school's reputation quick.
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Thank you!! Unfortunately it's not just a short course (if it were I would probably just knock it out) ... its a 2 week long submission of daily 75 Qs along with proof of remediation, 75-100 question test every other day (both have to be within passing grades- we retake it until we get the desired scores), then another (that makes 3- we had two prep NCLEX prep reviews four days each) four day review, followed by 2 more (we had a total of 4 during the semester) readiness tests. I appreciate your great advice:)
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Thank you so much for your inspirational post! You make great points.
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Congratulations on passing!! I agree with you. The Kaplan review was a huge waste of time. I think it would be more logical to provide a course on test taking strategies at the beginning of the program... I tried to make Kaplan work for me. I used it a lot independently in my first two semesters. But I have found better resources to use for studying that fit my learning style.
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    To be more clear -- said NCLEX preparation is not a course. We are being required to submit practice exams nearly every other day AND submit DAILY 75 question tests... must pass all tests and show proof of remediation. Then at the beginning of June take an exam to see where we are. The following week we must take yet another 4 day prep course (on top of the ones we have already done). After the 4 day course, we take the final test and (assuming we pass) then we get a recommendation on when to take the NCLEX. Sigh.
  7. Futurern2017tx

    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Yes! You hit the nail on the head! It's frustrating having evidence that shows high probability of passing and still being treated similarly to a rebellious teenager that doesn't want to do their homework - absolutely ridiculous. Not to mention feeling a bit of betrayal and disappointment that the school doesn't have faith in its students that have dedicated their past almost 3 years of incredibly hard work. Thanks for the kind words!!
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Indeed, that is probably the case. In my opinion, a better and less stressful route would have been to allow students that were successful on both exams to continue on their plans of study that we created at the beginning of the semester... And offered those with low scores/high risk students additional NCLEX preparation. Thank you for your support and input :)
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Thanks for the encouragement. That is a great pass rate! Our average for the last 5 years is a little over 85% and last year was a few points higher.. I do understand the school wanting to do better, especially since I want our school to do better - even though I strongly disagree with how they've gone about it. But how much more should students have to put up with? The whole program has been pretty unorganized and it does feel like they really only care about themselves when they scheduled all these extra tests and reviews right before/during finals! I would hope that reasoning is in the best interest of the students. Unfortunately it doesn't feel that way. The entire semester we were told to plan on taking NCLEX within 30 days of graduation AND they made us submit an in depth individualized study plan at the beginning of the semester for how we would be studying during the semester as well as after graduation. I have put in my blood, sweat, and (lots of) tears lol. I just want to be an RN dang it! At this point I don't care if my future job does this crap to me, at least I will be getting paid 😂😜 Jk... but seriously money is an underlying factor too since I have to start paying off these loans soon (plus I gotta eat lol). I am confident I will survive and thrive, I am just tired of being pushed around. Anyway, thanks for your feedback and for listening to me vent 😆
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Thanks for the feedback. From my understanding, they will withhold the AOG until we are determined to be ready to sit for NCLEX. I think there is yet another exam we have to take in June. So I'm pretty sure they are going to deny us to take NCLEX unless we pass. Around finals week they surprised my class with another HESI Exit exam (which I passed without preparing since the first exam earlier this year) and 2 separate Kaplan readiness exams, in addition to each one we have to take specialized for each class. It's too much.
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    I feel the same way. On one hand, I want to stand up for myself, fellow classmates, and future students. But as others have mentioned it's not worth it. IF I were to speak up, I would be scared that it would negatively affect my future, both in my career and possibly future educational pursuits. And IF I were to pursue legal action, by the time it even made any sort of progress I would probably already be an RN.
  12. Futurern2017tx

    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    I definitely feel like this is what's going on with my school too. It sucks, because it's not only inconvenient to my plans I've made, but it also definitely puts my class at a disadvantage in getting a job since many are supposed to start working in May.
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    LovingLife 123, RN - You are right, it would be easier to just comply. However, I didn't mention that we have been doing Kaplan since day one. Also in my last semester my were required to take a NCLEX prep class that counted for credit hours, and conveniently had a bunch of review classes scheduled during finals week. After finals, we also had to attend the 4 day Kaplan review course. So it's pretty frustrating...
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    CON withholding proof of graduation!!!!

    Hello all! I am in a predicament and am not sure what to do. I graduated this month with my BSN. Now my college is forcing my class to take further NCLEX preparation and has told us they will not send my affidavit of graduation (AOG) to the BON until we do so and the earliest they will send it is in June. This new "requirement" was sprung on us right before graduation and not in the School handbook. In previous documents I have from the school, the college was supposed to send our AOG the next business day after graduating. I passed the HESI exit exam as required... I really wanted to take the NCLEX at the end of this month and am furious that they would do this to their students. Their past published 5 years of NCLEX pass rates have been at or above the necessary 80%, so I'm unsure what the issue is. Has anyone had a similar experience and if so what did you do? Does anyone have any recommendations? Thank you in advance!! - An angry future nurse
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