Rio Salado Community College

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    Hello,

    Is there anyone out there that has attended/graduated from Rio Salado's nursing programs? I would be interested in any opinions on the program as well as their general reputation. Thank you.

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    Hi,
    I live in Fountain Hills and I am an LPN. Im thinking about doing the online nursing program. Have you heard anything about it? I still need Math, Chem and Micro. Any advice on good teachers for those classes?
    Lacey





    Quote from spudbunny
    Hello,

    Is there anyone out there that has attended/graduated from Rio Salado's nursing programs? I would be interested in any opinions on the program as well as their general reputation. Thank you.
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    I haven't looked into their nursing program, but I did most of my prereqs there. I love Rio salado. They are so organized, and the lesson objectives teach right to the tests, IMO. I bet their nursing program is good, they have a good rep for online education.
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    How many more prereqs do you need? I think I need Micro, Chem, and another Math class. Are you working as an LPN now? I have been an LPN for 5 years.

    Quote from PhoenixGirl
    I haven't looked into their nursing program, but I did most of my prereqs there. I love Rio salado. They are so organized, and the lesson objectives teach right to the tests, IMO. I bet their nursing program is good, they have a good rep for online education.
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    Quote from PhoenixGirl
    I haven't looked into their nursing program, but I did most of my prereqs there. I love Rio salado. They are so organized, and the lesson objectives teach right to the tests, IMO. I bet their nursing program is good, they have a good rep for online education.
    Hi All,
    I currently am in block 3 at Glendale. Actually I am kind of sorry that I did not select Rio Salado for nursing. At Glendale, tests, films, lab time are done on your own time - not class time. Personally, sitting in class does not teach me anything I need to know to pass the tests. I devote hours upon hours studying at home. I would be better off at Rio since I am the type of learner that does best studying on their own.

    The only disadvantage of Rio is that the blocks are set. For example, block 1 and 3 only start in the Fall 2005. I am off of that traditional pattern and need block 4 in Fall 2005 and they don't offer it then. I know some of the teachers at Rio in nursing and they are excellent. I recommend the Rio program.
    Lu Ann
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    Does anyone here know if Rio Salado nursing program havea waiting list aswell?
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    Quote from spudbunny
    Hello,

    Is there anyone out there that has attended/graduated from Rio Salado's nursing programs? I would be interested in any opinions on the program as well as their general reputation. Thank you.
    I have just completed block one at Rio and am about to begin block two next week. I am a flight attendant and the online program allows me to continue working while going to school. I LOVE the program. I do feel like there is quite a bit more work, but it is worth it to be able to do it on my own time.
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    Quote from Martiniyoung
    I have just completed block one at Rio and am about to begin block two next week. I am a flight attendant and the online program allows me to continue working while going to school. I LOVE the program. I do feel like there is quite a bit more work, but it is worth it to be able to do it on my own time.
    Are you getting any support from the teachers? I've taken several classes at RIo and just wonder how much more I would have gained being in a classroom. Do you know if they're beginning Blk 1 this spring? Also, when are clinicals done?
    Thanks
    Last edit by Calzonan RN on Aug 29, '05 : Reason: add to ?
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    Quote from Calzonan
    Are you getting any support from the teachers? I've taken several classes at RIo and just wonder how much more I would have gained being in a classroom. Do you know if they're beginning Blk 1 this spring? Also, when are clinicals done?
    Thanks
    That is a funny question!! Some of the teachers are great and others are of no help what so ever. We were just told that some of the instructors were being weeded out and if we ever had a problem to immediately contact the directors. I think that more than anything, you get out of the class what you put into it. If I need a question answered and am not getting a response from my instructor, I will take it above them. I, personally, haven't had much of a problem and received As in all of my block one courses including pathophys.

    Carrie
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    On the message boards at Rio I asked some of the students who are in the blocks and graduates if they had to wait to get in and how long. A few replied that it depends where your name is on the list, one said she waited three months and that was it. Another replied that she waited an entire year before she got in. They all said it depends when you apply and where your name is on the list. So, if their are a lot of students wanting to get in that particular season your kinda in a wait and see game. I think just about every where is like that though.
    Last edit by maryruth on Mar 2, '06


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