Decrease in test scores lead to chang...

Decrease in test scores lead to changes for MVCC nursing program

There are 7 comments on the WKTV story from May 10, 2013, titled Decrease in test scores lead to changes for MVCC nursing program. In it, WKTV reports that:

Associate Dean for Nursing Pamela Fess at MVCC in Utica felt that the 2012 first-time passage rate for the national licensing exam to become an RN could be higher, that they needed to be higher.

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Swag

Whitesboro, NY

#1 May 10, 2013
Ouch.
one who knows

Carthage, NY

#2 May 11, 2013
Swag wrote:
Ouch.
They need to revamp their entire Nursing Program.

There is much more important things to learn by having the students actually WORK in a hospital with other nurses to learn all about Nursing.

Not everything in life can be learned out of a book!
well

Manlius, NY

#3 May 11, 2013
one who knows wrote:
<quoted text>They need to revamp their entire Nursing Program.
There is much more important things to learn by having the students actually WORK in a hospital with other nurses to learn all about Nursing.
Not everything in life can be learned out of a book!
Did you know that the nursing students DO clinical rotations at the area hospitals. What is it exactly that you think YOU know?
Swag

Whitesboro, NY

#4 May 11, 2013
They do work in a clinical setting. Unfortunately many do not possess the preparation and skills to do well when they get there. That is the problem. Whose fault is another matter.
CHM

Pittsfield, MA

#5 May 11, 2013
I left after one semester. Half of the people in the program could barely speak English. How can you expect them to do well if they have a hard time understanding English. There were good students in the program, but it was too disorganized for me.
curious

Utica, NY

#6 May 11, 2013
What will happen to he 30% of new nursing students who thought they will be starting the program in the fall, and now wont be?
Swag

Whitesboro, NY

#7 May 11, 2013
The article didn't say.

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