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This nursing program is very outdated.AverageNursing
This nursing program is very outdated. Many of the school projects are just busy work and the school tends to favor paper projects as opposed to computer projects. The faculty is mostly recent grads and several very old professors and not many of them have any actual bedside nursing experience. The clinicals are very awkward with an instructor literally standing over you whenever you provide any patient care such as passing meds and starting IVs. The faculty micromanages the entire clinical time and when I graduated in 2015 we were still doing handwritten assessment notes on our patients. A huge emphasis is put on "critical errors" which you can earn from clinicals for things that the faculty deemed horrible mistakes that you made. These errors ranged from not foaming in and out to giving meds more than 30 minutes late to writing your clinical note after 10am. If you recieve more than 5 or 6 critical errors in a semester then you failed the class even if you were getting an A in the actual class. Finally the culture of PCC is grossly opposed to learning. For example, multiple times the instructors would tell us that this college is better than the other colleges in Pensacola because "we are a Christian college." Most of the emphasis was placed on how we looked to everyone else rather than updating our academics or nursing labs. Instead of providing educational experiences in the hospital we were given multiple clinical days in the nursing lab where we learned and practiced inserting NG tubes on old diparwipe boxes decorated to look like a face. During one of the finals senior year the teacher Mrs. Yoder wrote up half the class for skirts shorter than the knee but never had the integrity to say anything to us directly. My experience at PCC is that of subpar education, poor clinical experiences, and very poor preparation for the NCLEX and real nursing.
4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: C+, Education Quality: F
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Pros: friendly, Christian people,Quite BrightPreLaw and Legal
Pros: friendly, Christian people, easy to get involved and employed, and affordableCons: terrible quality of life, overbearing rules add even more stress to college life
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: A-, Campus Maintenance: F
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Graduated in 1994 with an in-accredited degree.Quite BrightCriminal
Graduated in 1994 with an in-accredited degree.
It was next to useless in preparing me for the future.
And social life: unless you're happy staying as a cookie cutter Pollyanna, don't bother.My kids were offered Alumni scholarships; but even with that, I wouldn't /couldn't put them through that place.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1994
Faculty Accessibility: A, Individual Value: C-
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