What issues are you speaking of? yes, I'm in the D2D program and find nothing about the program or our treatment crippling. In any program it's always a good idea to find a faculty mentor or mentor in general. I've had a positive experience at Mercer and have not heard of any experience from anyone like yours. That's not to say your experience is invalid, I've just never heard of anyone have that much negativity regarding the program. Having a previous degree from another institution and having gone to a different nursing school for a semester before deciding to transfer, I find Mercer's program great! It was a HUGE difference when compared to my last nursing school. Mercer was One of the best decisions I've made. I will say that camaraderie among students in the JR could be better but that's not on the faculty, that's on the character of the students. I'm sorry if your experience has been trash so far. Nursing school is already stressful enough. I'm just surprised that all has happened.
For all prospective nursing students, I highly suggest you take what you read on forums with a grain of salt. Including my own opinions!! You will find a range of opinions on the same place, as you can see. The best thing you can do is figure out what it is you want out of a nursing school (i.e. high NCLEX pass scores, clinical sites, high graduation rate, high employment rate, tuition/affordability, etc) and find schools that match your wants and needs. For me, that was Mercer. Also, if you can, visit schools, talk with students face to face, talk to alumni and see where they work/worked, get an idea of the reputation of the school. Nursing school is already stressful enough to feel like you're not getting everything you need to be successful in your transition as a professional nurse.
As far as my stats:
Overall GPA: I think 3.3?
Mercer pays the most attention to your essay! Of course your grades can't be mediocre but make sure that essay comes from the heart and grammatically good!
If you have any personal questions, please feel free to PM me!