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Old 10-11-2007, 01:01 AM
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Nah, I don't think it's a loss for us if they decide they don't like it. Better that they go and be happy doing something else than being miserable with us!
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:22 PM
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My school accepts between 55-65 every term, with an attrition rate of 40-50%. Of course, I find that small number laughable considering how many people entered the program with poor grades and little motivation to succeed.
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Old 12-15-2007, 02:08 PM
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I am at a 2 year RN program in Syracusem NY. (Onondaga Community College) They accept aroung 60 people every semester. I was on a waiting list for 2 months. I applied in July and was wait-listed until September. About 1/4 of the students don't make it through the first semester, and 1/10 complete the program on time. It is a self-directed study program, and you can take as long as you want to complete the required courses and clinical rotations.
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:28 AM
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This is the argument against self directed programs. By directed all of your own study, and with no deadlines to get stuff completed by, people don't end up doing the work in a progressive method, get distracted and don't end up finishing the course.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:21 PM
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It's unbelievable how many people don't complete the program on time. Those who don't do the program in 2 years, have a much lower NCLEX pass rate.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:27 PM
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My University accepts about 120 students, I think my class is one of the largest in recent past. The school just built a new Science and Technology center, so they may be expanding the nursing program.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:49 AM
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My university accepts 80 students a semester with 20 alternates. It's a very competitive BSN program, I had a 4.0 and a I high entrance exam score and I was still slightly worried.

Nursing school in southern california is either a super long waiting list or super competitive. There are four Uni's in the Los Angeles area that offer 5 year BSN programs and UCLA is still not accredited yet.

What I find frustrating is that most of the community colleges make their decisions by lottery or by waiting list. Meaning students who may have bad grades may very well get into nursing school and have to drop out, because it's harder than they expected, meanwhile students with great grades, who are most likely going to have an easier time getting through the program have to go by luck.

I wish all school were somewhat merit based. A point system by years of prior clinical experience or grades, etc... Maybe select a few spots for lottery or waiting list, but it's not fair for mediocre students to take the spots and drop out, leaving better students high and dry for another semester.

I was lucky. I worked really hard, but I was lucky that I got in and didn't have to wait, that's why I just went straight for the BSN in the first place.

Whew... guess I had to get that off my chest.
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