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Re: “Merritt College Nursing Woes

hi im a former merritt nursing graduate(2008) and I completed the program with honors.
It must be difficult what the students are going through. I remember in my class the first semester students who failed the first semester had complained too. I think there needs to be stricter guidelines in admitting students and that only highly qualified students should be admitted. What do you guys think about that? Maybe then the school will have a higher retention rate. I know this is the first time the program started the lottery to give equal opportunity to everyone, which, of course, isn't working as evidenced by the high drop out rate. Also, I think the article for the most part only focus on one side.
but nursing is not an easy field and nursing school is just as hard, in order to stimulate that choatic dynamic environment when you are working in the real world. Under pressure, you have to remain persistent, compassionate, flexible, and most importantly, be able to think creatively and critically in order to accomplish the task and to don't give up even amidst stressful situations; It makes you strong and assertive in order to protect and be a patient advocate. And I believe the instructors are trying to empower those in the students by drilling them and pushing them so they can reach their potential.
I remember when I had my clinical experience at kaiser oakland, I would get compliments from Nurses who would say that Merritt college graduate the best nurses in the bay area and that nurses who graduated from merritt college are the best worker at kaiser. I felt honored and proud to be an alumunus from merritt college, one of the toughest nursing program yet one of the most rewarding program in the sf bay area.
But Those of you who didn't make it, please don't give up if nursing is your first passion, for in nursing you must be persistent, flexible, and steadfast. won't you give up on a patient who is 30 mins into a code?

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Posted by openmindednonjudmentaltoideas on 10/22/2008 at 10:19 PM

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