I was a “graduate” of the 2017 LPN class at St. Paul College. Within a few days of starting the program in the fall of 2016, several students knew there were problems. A month into the Practical Nursing program, I emailed the program director, as well as the “dean” of Health Services at St. Paul College and requested a meeting to review the concerns that we had with the program. Along with another half dozen students who shared similar concerns, I met with the dean and the director three or four times over the next few months to try to resolve the problems. The dean and the director seemed out of touch with what was happening in the classroom, as well as irritated that we would question the program.
The last three days of the program, an external proctor/instructor came in to the classroom to help us prepare for our NCLEX exam. The proctor was amazed at how little we knew about nursing and asked what we had learned over the last year. We all stared back, dumbfounded, and said, “nothing.”
Nearly 100 percent of the Practical Nursing students graduated in May of 2017. I did not attend the graduation, instead, I spent the next five weeks studying the instructional material we received from our external proctor. Somehow, I managed to be one of the 64.71% of the St Paul College Practical Nursing students to pass the exam that year.
Karen Adamson, St. Paul
Our Democrats are promising everything from “Medicare for all” to “Medicare for all, if you want it,” depending on how far left they are. This vote-buying tactic sounds good to many people who haven’t been around long enough to know that’s all it is.
Ask them, how much are the premiums going to cost everyone? You know, that’s the amount of money they will be extracting from your bank account every month. What about supplemental coverage? They attempt to make it sound free as the tab will be on the rich and corporations which, as any reasonable person knows, is ridiculous. These are the same people who gave us the ACA which for most of us caused our insurance and prescription costs to skyrocket. They are now picking on Joe Biden for that legislation while they are the very people who passed it.
If these folks get control, they’ll want to socialize health care which will cost us our freedom of choice in the matter and will cost us more as everything does when the government sticks their fingers in it. And is it lost on anyone that the countries so many immigrants are fleeing from are socialist countries? And it not just health care, it’s all freedoms. And those countries are going broke.
Mark Ruecker, Roseville