In 2012 (while attending Cerritos Nursing School in Southern California) our our fearless leader, founder and CEO – Mike Linares, was called into his Dean’s office to receive perilous news about his upcoming mid-term. The Dean explained to Mike how he needed a score of at least 90%, or he’d be forced into remediation for the entire semester. Unfortunately for Michael (and numerous other nursing students across the United States & Canada) remediation shatters all hope of becoming a nurse… while disappointment and debt inevitably follow. Nearly 70% of all nursing students placed in remediation programs, ultimately spend more money on their education – many of whom still failing to graduate. Even when nursing students successfully remediate, they’ll sequentially face additional expenses and significant delays in graduation, and workforce integration.
Bewildered, Mike asked himself, ”how could this possibly be the outcome?” He studied for hours every night, always executing on every assignment given by his instructor. So, it seemed like no matter how hard he tried, or how much time he spent studying – he just couldn’t score high enough on his exams to meet this requirement. Mike recognized how unproductive “textbook” style learning was for him, while he continued struggling to retain the lecture-based information presented by his instructors. Meanwhile, all of the information he would find in his classroom notes would seemingly never be the content he was actually tested on his exams. Michael saw countless classmates struggling from the very same challenges… even observing more than 33% of his class having “flunked out” before making it to the halfway point. Mike began tirelessly crawling through every nursing school forum, Google search, and social media platform he could uncover, on a quest to find nursing students with the same exact issues… and the statistics were startling. He discovered alarming evidence that attrition rates in American nursing schools are shockingly high – even finding a study by Harvard Business Review that cited nearly 65% of college students are Visual learners.
Michael came to the realization that the nursing education system (along with its instruction practices) were truly outdated. It was clear the industry needed new and modernized teaching tools that actually served the entire student population… not just remaining stagnant within traditional student classroom learning. He found that through supplementation of fun, highly visual video lectures, memory tricks and one-page study guides, he’d increased his exam scores by over 28%. Ultimately lending to his successful remediation and graduation from nursing school (and later earning his masters in nursing education). After graduation (while working for a local Los Angeles hospital) he spent his nights and weekends filming content to publish for his peers on Youtube… and thus SimpleNursing was born!
What started as an idea to help a FEW, became a mission to help ALL.
Today, SimpleNursing is the most trusted resource for nursing students, worldwide.
Our dynamic exam preparation and e-learning technology provide nursing students with the knowledge and resources critical for success in today’s most competitive nursing programs. Michael remains relentless in this mission through various collaborations among the leading edge of nursing educators, hosting podcasts, and creating the most fun, engaging content, we hope will someday become the standard for ALL nursing education institutions to follow.
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