Would love your opinion on this project to help student nurses!

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  • Specializes in Labor and Delivery. Has 5 years experience.

Hi Fellow RNs!

I'm an RN currently working in SF, and I'm thinking about creating a project to help out nursing students. Here's my question:

Way back when, when you were a student RN, would you have been interested in a website or app where you could see someone's stats? By stats, I mean GPA, NCLEX prep course, hours/weeks of studying, how many times it took to pass, passed in how many questions, etc? To be clear, the info would NOT be connected to any identifiable information? I'm thinking you could see how other students with similar stats chose to study and then use that info to inform your own studying.

Let me know in the comments if you think this would be used by nursing students/what other stats could be helpful.

Can't wait to hear your opinion!

Thanks!

Sour Lemon

5,016 Posts

Has 13 years experience.
41 minutes ago, sassRN117 said:

Hi Fellow RNs!

I'm an RN currently working in SF, and I'm thinking about creating a project to help out nursing students. Here's my question:

Way back when, when you were a student RN, would you have been interested in a website or app where you could see someone's stats? By stats, I mean GPA, NCLEX prep course, hours/weeks of studying, how many times it took to pass, passed in how many questions, etc? To be clear, the info would NOT be connected to any identifiable information? I'm thinking you could see how other students with similar stats chose to study and then use that info to inform your own studying.

Let me know in the comments if you think this would be used by nursing students/what other stats could be helpful.

Can't wait to hear your opinion!

Thanks!

That might have some validity if we were identical machines instead of organic beings ...and if we had the exact same instructors, tests, personal circumstances, raw ability, etc.

What works for me doesn't work for everyone. I also think people should have some idea how to study after being in school for their. whole. lives.

I was interested in my school's NCLEX pass rate and the likelihood of getting accepted to my specific program ...nothing more general than that.

sassRN117, BSN

28 Posts

Specializes in Labor and Delivery. Has 5 years experience.

Man @Sour Lemon, your name doesn't disappoint! ?

Thanks for the comment! Definitely a good point to consider.

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology RN. Has 4 years experience.

Maybe add other stats like:

  • student grades during school
  • learning style - hands on, visual, auditory..
  • if they were an LVN/LPN before RN school
  • school curriculum- some schools do medical model, others do concept based learning

sassRN117, BSN

28 Posts

Specializes in Labor and Delivery. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks @Nurse.Kelsey! Super helpful. Agree that those would be great things to know.

Sour Lemon

5,016 Posts

Has 13 years experience.
23 minutes ago, sassRN117 said:

Man @Sour Lemon, your name doesn't disappoint! ?

Thanks for the comment! Definitely a good point to consider.

Thank you? ??

DFoustRN

3 Posts

Has 4 years experience.

I think that would be very useful to many preparing to take their exams. For me, it took me several attempts to pass my boards, but not making excuses but while I was trying to study and pass I also had 5 major surgeries that I was trying to recover from over a 4 year period. But I stayed with it and passed. I feel something like this would show people who struggle with test and are having difficult times while taking their test that they are not alone and could over some suggestions on how to study or maybe hope. Just my thoughts.

sassRN117, BSN

28 Posts

Specializes in Labor and Delivery. Has 5 years experience.

@DFoustThank you for your response! And that's amazing, sounds like you kicked a$$ in the face of a lot of adversity. You should be super proud.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

4,083 Posts

Specializes in NICU. Has 8 years experience.
11 hours ago, sassRN117 said:

By stats, I mean GPA, NCLEX prep course, hours/weeks of studying, how many times it took to pass, passed in how many questions, etc?

While this may be helpful, it does not take into consideration how well the school prepared the graduate for NCLEX. My classmates and I all would have passed NCLEX on the first attempt regardless of the school, but the school over prepared us to the point that half my cohort passed at 75 questions.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,261 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

Nope. Wouldn't and don't see a point to it. What matters is what worked for me. I don't care about what works for other people. It's a one time test and this seems like waayyy too much effort for such a small portion of what it takes to be a nurse.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.

Nope. The less I worried about others the happier I was and the better I performed.

CTFD_RN, BSN

12 Posts

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

No.