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Pima Medical Institute

  1. 0 Anyone have any experience with this school. They called me today about going to an information session. Not sure I want to go spend two hours somewhere for nothing. Like somewhere with a huge waiting list and tuition??
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  3. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    I think that they are $$$Expensive!
  4. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
    #2 2
    http://www.ade.az.gov/arizonaheat/Co...ning%20Program


    Tuition (in-state)$37,500.00
    Books$1,985.00
    Tuition (out-of-state)$37,500.00
    Supplies/Materials$0.00
    Uniforms$165.00 Tests/Exams$0.00
    Required Medical Exams$0.00
    Required FeeOther ExpensesRegistration Fee$150.00 $0.00Lab Fee$0.00 Total Tuition and Required Fees$37,650.00
    Total Program Expenses$2,150.00

    Total Program Cost $39,800.00
  5. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
    #3 0
    Thanks for the info. That is something to consider. What a difference in costs wonder if there is a big wait too?
  6. Visit  Knit1Purl2 profile page
    #4 0
    Quote from cardiacrn2006
    http://www.ade.az.gov/arizonaheat/co...ning%20program


    tuition (in-state)$37,500.00
    books$1,985.00
    tuition (out-of-state)$37,500.00
    supplies/materials$0.00
    uniforms$165.00 tests/exams$0.00
    required medical exams$0.00
    required feeother expensesregistration fee$150.00 $0.00lab fee$0.00 total tuition and required fees$37,650.00
    total program expenses$2,150.00

    total program cost $39,800.00
    thanks for the site. there are quite a few private nursing schools listed on there. i like the fact they have a composed schools with the bottom line, cost to attend. i was shocked to see apollo at 43k. i saw one of their students in fresh and easy, i was tempted to ask about their experience.

    again thanks for the site, sometimes all you need is some quick information and not the tenth degree just for some figures.
  7. Visit  josie88 profile page
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    yeah I called to ask for some info and they were acting like some timeshare place, telling me I had to come in to a info session every thursday at 3. EVERY SINGLE QUESTION I ASKED SHE JUST KEPT REFERRING TO THIS MEETING!!!
    I was more than slightly annoyed, being as that as of right now I dont have a car to make it out there and even if I did I work until 430, so basically I would have to take unpaied time off work, and a bus from downtown just to find out anything about that school.... What kind of school refuses to divulge any info to prospectives students..
    makes me wonder,,,,

    at least now I know how much of a rip this school cost. It wouldnt even be worth it if there is a wait for it as well (which I dont know if there is or not)
    Community colleges cost less that 10K and there is a wait for them too..sooo whats the difference if thats the case...?
  8. Visit  Knit1Purl2 profile page
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    Quote from josie88
    yeah i called to ask for some info and they were acting like some timeshare place, telling me i had to come in to a info session every thursday at 3. every single question i asked she just kept referring to this meeting!!!
    i was more than slightly annoyed, being as that as of right now i dont have a car to make it out there and even if i did i work until 430, so basically i would have to take unpaied time off work, and a bus from downtown just to find out anything about that school.... what kind of school refuses to divulge any info to prospectives students..
    makes me wonder,,,,

    at least now i know how much of a rip this school cost. it wouldnt even be worth it if there is a wait for it as well (which i dont know if there is or not)
    community colleges cost less that 10k and there is a wait for them too..sooo whats the difference if thats the case...?
    i agree. the private schools are walking a fine line with having waitlists. if you are looking at close to the same time of waiting, same duration of programs, but a difference of $20k-35k in money spent for a program? i think we know where most of us will be. i too am frustrated with the lack of information you can get on the phone from "all" the nursing schools. that's what is so wonderful about this site, we can share information that we receive through experience and it helps the person coming up next.
  9. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
    #7 2
    I'm goingto go down on Thursday and listen so I'll post the info for ya'all
  10. Visit  josie88 profile page
    #8 0
    Quote from AZMOMO2
    I'm goingto go down on Thursday and listen so I'll post the info for ya'all
    That would be AWESOME!!!
  11. Visit  sassiebaz profile page
    #9 0
    Most of these tech schools are this way. Even schools like Bryman, will not give out financial info over the phone. It's just what is asked of them by their schools policy. I know it's frustrating, it was for me in the beginning, but I went to the info sessions and just did what they asked. Not that it was easy to get someone to watch my little one, and yes it was incovenient....but that's just how it is with some schools. With that being said, I spoke with several nurses that came in for make-overs last weekend. I talked to one specifically about the private school route and told her the cost. She encouraged me to go that route and by-pass the waitlists. Since I do NOT have many pre-req's done, she thought $40K was actually "Not Bad" was what she said. She happens to be a nurse manager with Banner and said she has staff twiddling their thumbs on the waitlists. She said if you can get in and out in 2 years....got for it! Of course, If I had more pre-req's done I wouldnt even consider the private route. But I don't so I think that is the way I will go.....We all have different circumstances and will each choose the route that best works with our lives. Like KnitPurl said......that's what is great about this board...we can share info and give support to whoever needs it....or wants it.
  12. Visit  shaggyjo profile page
    #10 1
    I was a student at PMI. It is a pretty good school. Like all programs it has it's ups and downs. The biggest complaint in my class was that everything was not "uniform". Some clinical groups had to do more paperwork than others, and were allowed to do more "nursing skills like start IV's while other groups were not even allowed to do blood draws, and it seemed that some of the curriculum got "watered" down because a lot of students were having a difficult time! It made those of us who worked our butts off a little frustrated to see "give me" points being handed out to boost the "not so hard working" peoples grades so everyone could pass!!
    The education is there for you if you want it! The teachers in the classroom are pretty awesome. The teacher that does the lab is FABULOUS. They were all more than willing to go the extra mile to help any of us out!!

    As for the cost..... well... when you figure there is no real waiting list.. just waiting for the next class to start..... and you can be 100% done in 2 years... and WORKING as an RN.....making money.... OR.. you can sit that 2 years on a waiting list and the CC.... me... I chose to get started and have the loans.... BUT be in the work force making the money 2 years sooner!! After all... by my calculations.. you are still UP 40k by being in the field 2 years sooner!!

    Overall I am satisfied with the school, and the program... and I LOVED my classmates!!!

    SJ
  13. Visit  MonkeysMama profile page
    #11 0
    Does anyone know if you were to get your Associates from PMI if it would transfer to ASU? For example, would you be able to apply to the RN to BSN bridge program?
    Last edit by MonkeysMama on Apr 16, '08
  14. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
    #12 1
    not sure but i will ask tomorrow.

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