Published Mar 10, 2006
Is anyone familiar with their program? Heard anything?
I'm graduating from dutchess community college and know some of the students that don't make it here go there because its easier and the teachers don't try to eat you alive- good luck
I graduated from Dutchess as well and have heard the same --- I do not know of anyone who went there though but people say if you leave dutchess, your grade point average will go up a full letter grade. Dutchess is tough, but a great program I believe. Good luck!!!
Thanks for your responses. What makes the program at Dutchess so much harder than Ulster?
i'm not realy sure what makes dcc more difficult, its just what i've heard. the teachers here are not always very supportive- if they don't think you should be a nurse they will tell you to maybe look into a differnt career. our grades are based on tests formatted like the nclex which i'm sure the other nursing programs do as well, the questions though are alway more difficult than what i see in review books. maybe try to find someone who transferred who would know better. good luck
I just want to weigh in on this even though it is a year old in case anyone in the area is deciding on a nursing program.
Dutchess Community College is now only accepting residents of Dutchess County; you can't live in another county and go there for nursing.
SUNY Ulster is actually quite difficult. Only about half of the students who start with us make it through. We've had quite a few fail on academics but unlike other community college nursing programs the evaluations and clinicals are extremely demanding and the program has been known to drop students on their last day of clinical, fourth semester, a week from graduation even if they've performed well up to that point.
One of our instructors is also a Dutchess instructor and she is actually the easiest academically.
I have heard that the Ulster program is going to change its evaluation policies but I'm not sure if that means it will become even tougher in clinical.
My advice is to find a program that is more user friendly than SUNY Ulster. Dutchess may be hard academically but I hear they are more level when it comes to clinical/evaluation issues. Find a program that doesn't look for ways to fail you in the subjective portions. You can always study very hard but you can't make an instructor work with you if they decide you just don't have it.
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