Tuesday, January 7, 2014
NWACC - Message to President Jorgenson & Provost Steven Gates
Dear NWACC President Jorgenson & S.V.P & Provost, Dr. Steven Gates,
We are second year nursing students in the class of 2014 within NWACC’s nursing program. We are writing to tell you of the many wrong-doings perpetrated on the students that are occurring within the nursing program. Throughout this two-year program, nursing instructor’s Judy Reeves and Dana Russell have singled out varies students to bully, harass, and sabotage their efforts to learn and to make progress within this program.
We, as a class, are not being taught. Rather, instructors are simply reading power-point presentations to us. We students can read these at home, as we do, and we don’t need them to read them to us. Lecture time, only 4 hours a week, should be used to teach the students, which never happens. Every single student in our class learns by studying on our own. We learn nothing from our instructors. Most of these 4-hours “lecture” classes are spent by Dr. Pendleton, the Director of Nursing, lecturing our class on how we are not studying right at home, but we are. The one good instructor, who actually taught us with the large majority of our class passing, was removed from lecturing our class to eliminate us from achieving success.
In order for our class to ultimately provide our future patients with the quality of care they will need and deserve, NWACC needs to revamp its program to make student success top priority, which you are in the position to do. As it stands at this time, NWACC’s nursing program is designed to fail its students and to deny student success, which we students are paying your institution to provide to us. Your nursing program failed 63% of our class for the Fall 2013 semester. Then, we students watched on our computers as your administration changed everybody’s grades to reflect only a 20% fail rate. We have screen shots of our grades changing by the minute after the final exam was taken.
In reading NWACC’s latest Nursing Student Handbook, there is not a single policy to protect students in any situation, but especially to protect their grades and how they are calculated. Further, there is no time frame in which a student’s submitted work and subsequent grades are to be returned to them.
We nursing students of the class of 2014 respectfully ask of you, President Jorgenson & Steven Gates, S.V.P and Provost to NWACC, to address these immense problems faced by your hard-working, paying nursing students who are unjustly being put through the wringer.
NWACC's nursing program is not accredited, which is not public knowledge, so we students are going through an un-accredited program. This is knowledge we should know prior to enrolling in the program.
Concerned NWACC Nursing Class of 2014