Hi, I am almost finished my pre-nursing classes at a south Jersey community college. I am getting ready to apply to this school's 2 year nursing program but it is very difficult to get into.At the last information session that I attended, the instructor was extremely discouraging. Because of that, I am thinking it would be best to apply to several nursing schools. It seems that is what most people do.
Before I apply to any school, I would like to know what their lab equipment is like because the lab equipment my school uses, is just terrible. During a recent Lab, we were suppose to learn how to take blood pressure on a classmate. We have about 25 students and only two WORKING stethoscopes. The teacher was not even aware of this until the students told her that 6 of the stethoscopes were not working. (We even saw her put them back into the cabinet after class!). Another problem is with models; bones, hearts, etc. In A&P1 last semester, the bone models were so bad that students were getting questions wrong on the practicals because you could not tell things apart.
Has anyone had similiar problems or have any suggestions? I am an adult returning to school and have children to support so the cost of my education ways heavily on which school I can attend.Of course, if the most affordable school has terrible supplies, it isn't really affordable!
Appreciate any input.