Originally Posted by Rob72
Perhaps making NCLEX a 1, or not more than 2, time pass affair? Raising the entry GPA to a 3.4 or 3.8? I think that is a more credibly realistic measure of potential and performance than paying 3 times as much for a degree with the same scope of practice.
The prereqs are a lot like Federal taxes. Although it's the same class (and the same rate), they're really actually different depending on where you go to school (live).
Some schools' prereqs are a cakewalk. In others, the teachers don't believe in giving A's at all. In some, 86% will get you a C, and in others you have to be in the "below 80" range. Just like taxes. there are places in the country where $60,000 is a lot of money, and others where you couldn't afford to live in the most inexpensive home, or even a studio apartment for that.
And as to the NCLEX, although they put a lot of effort into it, I'm not sure it is an indicator of a safe nurse. So I'm not sure that I agree with the thesis that a person who fails it twice would not be a good nurse (or that someone who nails it in 75 would be).