Nursing Voices Forum  Meet other nurses, share your nursing knowledge and experiences
Nursing Talk from Around the Worlds

Go Back   Nursing Voices Forum Meet other nurses, share your nursing knowledge and experiences > Students

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-15-2007, 11:02 PM
Jess
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Red face How many nursing students does your school accept every year?

I'm kind of curious at how many students your school accepts every year. There is still a huge nursing shortage and I just wanted to know what the rest of the world is doing.

For my university, they accept around 210ish students combined. (there is a 4-year program and a 2-year program) However, now in my second year of my 4-year program, my year has about 130 students.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2007, 10:45 AM
KimRN's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 391
KimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond reputeKimRN has a reputation beyond repute
Default Somewhat related....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jess View Post
I'm kind of curious at how many students your school accepts every year. There is still a huge nursing shortage and I just wanted to know what the rest of the world is doing.

For my university, they accept around 210ish students combined. (there is a 4-year program and a 2-year program) However, now in my second year of my 4-year program, my year has about 130 students.

Mine used to take 40 per year and then started taking a new class in the spring for 80 per year (pre-attrition).

I know they would take more if they had (AND PAID) more nursing professors.

That's what I'm going back to school for. It sure ain't for the money!
__________________
The ER is the only place where you are rewarded for efficiency by getting more patients!

Kim
http://www.emergiblog.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2007, 11:45 AM
Jess
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Haha, I know exactly what you mean! Finding professors and so many instructors is quite a problem these days, but my university has plently. That's why I'm sometimes curious if they keep increasing the number of students they accept...they'll need to find more instructors!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2007, 03:16 PM
Caroline
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

The shortage thing is so weird in schools!

Mine starts a class of about 115, including 30ish accelerated, and then the rest traditional 2 year students. That's from a pool of about 900, I think?

On the other hand, my cousin's class...well I don't know their numbers, but I know they are flunking out about half of their students every year! What the...!! I don't understand the point of that mentality...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2007, 04:48 PM
jojodow
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Mine took 60 per semester in the traditional track with 40 online. About 60 graduated per semester. I hear they now take about 140 per semester and that number is going to increase with a new "Education" center they have put together combining the city hospital with several schools in the area.

I hear the problem is there isn't enough instructors out there. TX Tech just started a RN to MSN program specifically to train RNs to educate. I may take advantage of it....in a few years. Not ready to go back to school just yet.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-17-2007, 10:59 AM
Jess
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I think not enough instructors is a huge problem and will definitely increase or decrease the number of nursing students a school does accept every year. For my school, every lab instructor gets 8 or 12 students. I don't think they'll be increasing or decreasing the 8 or 12, so it's a matter of finding more instructors in the end.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-17-2007, 11:38 AM
PixelRN
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

One of the problems is that nursing instructor salaries aren't high enough to draw nurses away from nursing in the hospital. I work with several senior nurses that would be interested in teaching but they aren't willing (or able) to take a pay cut.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-18-2007, 04:01 AM
Elocin22
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

My school took/takes 120 per year. They usually have around 300-400 applicants.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-18-2007, 04:59 AM
P/J's Avatar
P/J P/J is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 348
P/J will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Skype™ to P/J
Post Australian

My Uni took ~100 out of a pool of ~400. This number is now down to ~80 after the first semester. The year before had about 20 students. The increase is due to the government providing more supported places (an Australian thing where our tuition costs are taken out of our pay when we start to work at the end of the degree).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-18-2007, 10:45 AM
Jess
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm not too sure how many people applied for nursing during my year, but wow, ~400 students is awesome. I'm glad so many people are interested in taking nursing.

Sometimes I wish that nursing could be more "out there." I know a lot of people in my year were like "This is nursing?" after the first couple of months. Then, they drop out and it's a loss for us.
Reply With Quote
  
 

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006-2012 Nursing Voices