Why can't you flunk them? Do they all keep getting passing grades in sprite of your best attempts, or what? >;D
Nursing, as a profession, created its own problems for itself by fixating on some very rigid and antiquated concepts of what type of person "belongs" in nursing. I am a woman, I endured almost one full year of RN school, and although I began with great pride and great enthusiasm, I was completely disgusted and bored by it after about 9-10 months. I found the instructors and the administration to be boring, one-dimensional, holyrollers who, when you get right down to it, had lived a very, very constrained life of church, children, marriage, and nursing. I wanted to hit the ground running, have a very intense, efficient, and no-BS curriculum of how to do the job of Nurse. Vocational. Technical. Efficient. What I got was almost a year of lecture-blather that was a total waste of time (Honey, ahh cay-un read mah OWN textbooks, Bless Yor Haaart, Dear) so please stop with the boring hours of drone, and turn us loose to go home and study, thanks, 'k, 'Bye. And a meandering curriculum that was so chopped-up and nonsensical that all I can think, is the school wanted to pad and stretch out 15 months worth of training to 24 months, so as to get more billable hours.
Oh, and they did flunk out a lot of students along the way. Nursing I got all the single moms who had to do their own parenting plus go to school and maybe work a job, too, as well as the usual party dolls who spent all of their break time on Facebook, and a few hapless men who, well, being men, just kind of wanted to know exactly when all of this blather was ev-ah going to cut to the chase, and said so. Nursing II got a lot of the average-intellect students who just were always kind of confused about what they were supposed to be learning (I was confused, too, but I memorize stuff well), and also cleared most over-age-45 students, and all the remaining guys except 4, and the people who really had to work to be able to pay for school. Oh, and most of the tatoo'd people, too. The class got a lot more homogenous and youthful and white and female and tatto-less after Nursing II. Nurs III, well, I didn't finish that due to "conducts" that consisted of one late care plan concept map, one missed clinical that the school had changed the date for and never notified me, and one conduct for my telling them exactly what I thought of the whole mess, including their exams that full 75% - 80% of the class could not pass.
I think the people who say that nursing education needs to vastly increase the diversity of instructors, and also teach more practical skills are exactly right. I'm not sorry that I'm out of it. It's nice to go back to normal people and not be burdened by such an adversarial faculty and administration, anymore.
I am a baby boomer, the very youngest edge of it, and nursing school bored me to the max. Women who have worked in nursing their whole lives seem to have tunnel vision. I know that I read in one of my books in Nursing I read that "nurses tend to socialize only with other nurses," "and nurses go home burned out and stressed out at the end of the day," etc. I read that in a textbook!, in my required reading, and the first thing I thought is: Well, I don't want that job.