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The Lab and Simulation Lab in the schoolBrightNursing
The Lab and Simulation Lab in the school is run poorly. We are to buy a 100 dollar nursing kit that comes with supplies that will be used in lab; for example a Foley catheter, secondary and primary tubing and 1000 ml NS bags and 100 ml IVPB. Although it is nice to have our own supplies, it is my understanding that the school should provide us with all needed supplies and avoid the students from additional expense. There is a lack of supplies and organization in the lab. We would have stations in the lab to rotate to; adjunct and full time faculty members were not sure what we were supposed to be doing on a specific day. There is a lack in communication between the faculty members. One faculty member would say one thing and one would say another. We were all getting mixed information from most faculty members, information that would be important for exams and our future careers. There was no standard they followed; a large portion of information was off the top of their heads and not by our textbooks or what NCLEX would require. Lab was always overcrowded and a group that was not participating in a simulation was sitting on the side with no specific task at the time. There is a lack of infusion pumps, IV and IVPB, normal saline bags, primary and secondary tubing and correct simulation medication. We ?make believe? half the time rather than perform the skill because of confusion, an unorganized scenario or lack of supplies.

I am concerned about the intentions of the faculty members and whether they really do want us in the program or are solely concerned about their own NCLEX pass rates and reaccreditation. I am concerned our voice as a class is muffled. I am concerned that I am paying so much money for a less than par education and unmerited mental stress. I am concerned the faculty members do not treat the students equitably or with compassion, in some instances. I am concerned the school and program looks better on paper than they actually do in their actions and with all communication that is not on record.Please understand there are other options for Nursing Schools on Long Island, inquire about them first before looking at NYIT. The nursing school needs a wake up call, the institution does not deserve accreditation.

3rd Year Female -- Class 1920
Individual Value: B-, Education Quality: F
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4th Year Female -- Class 2010
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I am a nursing graduate of NYIT andNursing
I am a nursing graduate of NYIT and I will spread the word about this nursing program as much as I can. If you are reading I encourage you to stay away from this nursing program. It is unprofessional, poorly run and looks better on paper than what it really is. I regret ever going to NYIT for nursing and I hope no-one ever has to go through what my class and all other nursing classes at NYIT have gone through. You will struggle and receive no advice from faculty, you will ask for help and receive nothing but condescending remarks, you will be given promises that will never be fulfilled. You will be offered a large scholarship to this school, as did all of us. Don't take the bait, stay away
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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