Due to the recent press covering the events occurring within Montana State University-Northern's nursing program, I feel that it is vital to clarify the opinions of students who are being portrayed. Many students, including myself, are finding the course material difficult, but we are adjusting and confident that we will pass the courses. It is not fair to only hold the staff accountable for any student failures or to blame it on the coursework.
This program is very difficult, but it is so due to the fact that we will be holding careers that affect lives. The material presented and tested on needs to prepare us for our future careers and push us so when we are in certain situations, we can fall back on our schooling to help us troubleshoot.
With these recent "opinions" being published, it's greatly embarrassing to myself and other students. This is not how all of us feel about the program or the instructors. I know that Northern has been a reputable provider of excellent nursing staff to the Hi-Line. My goal, along with other students, is to follow within the footsteps traveled by many before us.
Though the journey may be tough, we are prepared to dedicate ourselves to the program so that we can proudly say, "I graduated from MSU-Northern's nursing program."