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I am an associate of science in nursingNot so brightNursing
I am an associate of science in nursing graduate from St Kate's University. I was supposed to graduate in 2013, but I had to repeat my final clinical because my clinical instructor treated me unfairly. I also had to pay full tuition for the course despite only having to attend the clinical portion. It is my opinion that this instructor decided that I was going to fail the clinical even before the clinical started based on a reaction she had to an urban slang term that I had used during orientation. This instructor stewed over this for a week and interrogated me about it on the first day of the clinical. Then, she would tell me that when I rated my professionalism as 5/5 that I "wasn't taking the self-evaluation seriously" and told me after every clinical day that I said something offensive to the patient. I believed her at first, but when it was happening over and over again, I started to have doubts--or at least thought she was probably exaggerating. This particular clinical instructor is well-loved by other students but she singled me out. I felt that I was unable to complain at the time because the other instructors would side with her instead of me, and that I did not wish to jeopardize my chance of re-sequencing into the program. Mostly I feel that my education was high quality, but years have passed and I have not been able to let go of the anger I feel towards this instructor. Also, she told me "I have to believe in my heart that you are safe to practice nursing" (that is what the NCLEX is for) so obviously she doesn't understand her role.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: A, Scholastic Success: F
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Straight out of high school, I applied toQuite BrightNursing
Straight out of high school, I applied to St Kate's to attend their College for Women on the St. Paul campus. I loved the St. Paul campus. I'm kind of an introvert, but everyone seemed pleasant and said hi in passing. The campus was beautiful and every class that I took was engaging and fun. With one exception, I felt that all classes were relevant to my future field. However, the college for women became too expensive for me, so I decided to switch over to the Minneapolis campus for their College for Adults co-ed nursing program (which is cheaper credit wise). What a mistake that was. The Minneapolis campus is definitely a historical landmark, but it smells terribly of mold. The temperature in the building fluctuates terribly and the heaters smell as well. The food is absolutely terrible on this campus and is incredibly overpriced. Everything is made in the microwave. They put expired food in the displays for sale and everything is stale. And the parking over here is absolutely ridiculous. St Kate's doesn't even have a parking lot over here, so you have to street park. The neighborhood behind the Minneapolis campus is incredibly sketchy and is not well lit, which is kind of scary at night (and many of the classes on this campus are in the evening, so you have to walk to your car after class in the dark). People in the neighborhood will do drugs in the park behind St. Kate's and I had someone follow me to my car one night and I felt very unsafe. I hate this campus. We also seem to get the leftover, broken supplies that aren't needed on the St. Paul campus anymore. The toilets also leak water all over the floor in almost every bathroom. There's rumor that they're going to merge campuses, and I really really hope that they move the evening/weekend nursing program over to the St. Paul campus. It's much safer over there, the food is better, and the facilities are incredible.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A, Surrounding City: F
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Don't get me wrong, there are a fewAverageComputer Science
Don't get me wrong, there are a few good things here at Saint Kate. However, I have had some bad experience with the school.

The food is terrible, they don't compensate you when you deserve it, some faculties aren't helpful and more. If this was a "business" and I was the "customer", I would not recommend people going to this school. This school brought extra stress on me that I didn't need.

4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: D
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