Published Mar 4, 2005
Was just wondering if this is unusual or if it is common in all nursing programs... When we started in the Fall '04, there were 200 of us admitted into the program, now there are less than 100 of us left that haven't flunked out yet. In my program anything less than 80% and you are out.
Could it be a problem with the way they are teaching or that half weren't ready/able to do it??? I was a nervous wreck all week until my med/surg final today-passed with 88%! :) Now it is on to my psych rotation. I think all this stress is going to kill me way before I can graduate next May....
My nursing program has about a 50% drop or fail rate too, but we do have a high pass rate on the boards.
we started out with 40 students admitted Fall '04 (community college), and now at 38...one dropped b/c of poor grades, and one dropped b/c of personal issues. and our state board pass rate is 97%!! :)
are you sure all 100 of them are gone because of failing? i know we started fall of 04 with 60, and now we are down to 50, but not all because of bad grades. a lot of people have personal reasons. i know one girl had major health problems and is taking a semester off, one whose mother got sick so she left to take care of her, and we actually had one die in a car accident the weekend before finals. But, I agree that most programs are pretty harsh. We need a 77% to pass, but we also have to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, so if you get all C's and you dont have any previous grades (many of us are transfer students) you have a 2.0 and are kicked out of the program. but, really, i guess nursing is something you really need to know pretty well so you dont kill anyone.
OH yeah, ours is like that too. We started with 80 in hte Fall of 2003, and lost a bunch, got some transfers in, etc and now have 45. Of that, only 35 are from the original 80. We need a 75% to pass. Even with such a high failure rate, we have a great NCLEX pass rate!
Some ppl have personal reasons, some realize nursing isn't for them, some just can't get iwth the type of tests that nursing school administers.
But yes, your school sounds quite normal.
I know I left my program for a while to finish up some co-requisites. It was too much to take 14 credits at a time for me. There were several other non-traditional students, such as myself, who have done the same thing. So while I was certainly passing with a 97% after Fundamentals (our passing is 80% also), I didn't leave due to failure. Maybe several of your classmates have left for the same reason. The nursing dept. chair told me she has seen this situation a lot.
manna, BSN, RN
We started out with 60 during summer '04. Down to 50, some failed and some voluntarily quit. We gained 2 new students who are repeats (retention program) from last spring, though.
My program is bad. You need a 75% to pass. The first two exams the class avarge was failing on both. Lots of people have droped, some failing, some because they feel like they are not learning anything. It is sad that all these people are failing. I know most of us are trying so hard.
Good luck to everyone in school!
crb613, BSN, RN
Hi!Was just wondering if this is unusual or if it is common in all nursing programs... When we started in the Fall '04, there were 200 of us admitted into the program, now there are less than 100 of us left that haven't flunked out yet. In my program anything less than 80% and you are out.Could it be a problem with the way they are teaching or that half weren't ready/able to do it??? I was a nervous wreck all week until my med/surg final today-passed with 88%! :) Now it is on to my psych rotation. I think all this stress is going to kill me way before I can graduate next May....
In my program we started with 25. We now have 19.On the 1st day one decided it was going to be too much for her, one dropped with health problems,the rest have failed. We did get one back that failed OB & is doing a repeat, we also just had one fail Psych but can go on to OB & repeat Psych next year. The ones that have failed are given consideration for a chance to repeat. We do have a 100% pass rate on the boards.
There was around 125 of us that started in sept '03, i can think of about 30 people that have dropped out due to poor grades, personal reasons etc.
but then more have joined us since then, either peopel transferring from another uni or peopel who took time out and are returning.
to pass each module you have to get 40% if you get 30-39% then you can resit it.
jenrninmi, MSN, RN
I do hear that it can be common at some schools, but for my program we started with 64 students and we'll be graduating with 70. Everyone who started in my class will be graduating - some a semester later than expected (like me - life happens) because my program is pretty good about working with us. Good luck! How long until you graduate?
Our program is terrific about working with everyone. We began with 40 students, didn't lose anyone the first semester, added 8 students in our second year that have previously failed out of a program or were LPN's, then lost 3 over this past winter break. So if all goes well, we will end up with 45 student total graduating. Our NCLEX pass rate is around 98% and last year, they had one student out of 38 fail the boards.
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