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- Sep 12, '08 by Knit1Purl2Quote from betterlatethanneveri wholeheartedly agree with you. everyone's situation is different. my girlfriend waited 3 years to get into the community college nursing program because she could not get ranked high enough for asu with her scores. mind you this was upsetting to her because her dh works at asu and the tuition would have been free for her. so the community college is expensive to her.like any college, apollo college has it's pro's and it's con's. yes, it's expensive and an accelerated program, so you do a lot of self teaching. any education, you get out of it what you put into it. you can spend your time griping and moaning about what is wrong or you can use your energy to "fix" the perceived probems or spend your energy doing what you're there for: studying! one of the better 'pros' of apollo is access to instructors and administration: if there is a problem, you have access to the people needed to solve that problem.
whether it's your age, finances, family situation etc. do what's best for you and know that it is your plan not anyone else's so it will be different. you can be a great student or a poor student anywhere you go it is really up to you. great instructors, bad instructors, great clinicals, bad clinicals, it happens everywhere.
none of these schools fits everyone's needs, it is up to all of us to find the one that is perfect for us.
just my .
- Sep 12, '08 by TinkRN8Have they opened up the RN course at the Mesa location yet, or is it still only at the Phoenxi campus?
- Sep 12, '08 by MassagetoRNThe RN program isn't coming to the Mesa Campus. DeVry just bought Apollo and the rumor is that all the Apollo RN programs are going to be combined or shifted over to Chamberlain, which is DeVry's nursing program. But nothing is set yet!
- Sep 13, '08 by kenny bQuote from carsonallen1That's just grand, and it may be true. However, I attended Apollo in Albuquerque, and I can tell you for a fact that representatives from that school lied to me more than once. If you want to verify matriculation agreements, then I'd recommend verifying them with the accepting school rather than with Apollo.All the horror stories about accreditation and little old sally who spent 40,000 dollars on an education, and now her credits wont transfer and she has to start over bla,bla,bla.
I just got off the phone with a real nice admin counselor at Apollo. She has been there three years. She told me that they already have Matriculation agreements in place for several schools in Arizona that will accept Apollo credits toward a B.S.N.
Good luck and Regards to you!
- Sep 13, '08 by dlnyhanBe careful in Phoenix, I just moved away from that place two weeks ago. I two went to Apollo Colloge, not Appollo group or Uop. And the information sounds great, however this is a private school, therefore tution is not cheap. My two year R.N. was going to cost 43,000 dollars and is considered full time 5 days a week. Not so easy for the real world there huh. These are set times and classes, and most hospitals are 12 shift only. Just make sure they do a transcript reading and not just listen to an advisors sells pitch, because they are just salesman. I hope the best for you in Phx, and be sure to check into the banner hospitals because they have a tutition reimbursement program. Just read all the FINE prints everywhere.
- Sep 13, '08 by JessLPI completely agree with the above poster. Get absolutely everything in writing. Don't accept anything as valid unless you see it in writing.
- Sep 13, '08 by kf15Shannah- I got your PM and want to give you further info on your question, but can't figure out how to reply to you, thru this unwieldy forum. Send me another email or PM, I can'tfigure out how to email you directly thru here.
- Sep 14, '08 by carsonallen1I just got an answer from Apollo in Phoenix about the Devry thing.
DeVry is in the process of purchasing our schools and our parent corporation US Education Corp. The deal is not complete as of yet.
You can go on http://www.useducationcorp.com and read the press release from our president.
I donít know if a current student posted the board, but I donít know of any changes that are planned. If the students are talking about changes before Iím aware, it might be a rumor.
So it looks the the Chamberlin College thing could be a Rumor. I believe they will still be Apollo college and have the same instructors and program in Phoenix that they always have. If you notice in the article about the buy out, Devry made it pretty clear that they would retain the employees at Apollo.
- Sep 15, '08 by ali294The best way to stop a rumor or myth about a subject is to hear the other side. I currently attend Apollo College in Boise, Idaho. I graduated from their LPN program February 2007. I attended Boise State 12 years ago and graduated from the Surgical Technician program. I also completed 3 years of pre-requisites towards my nursing degree. Apollo does allow credits to transfer but there is a time line. Five years for non science classes and five years for undergraduate classes, non science related. The RN requires that you complete English 101-102, psychology, Anatomy 102, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology, sociology, and communications. If you do not have these classes you can take them through Apollo. The only problem is those credits will not transfer out because they are condensed and do not meet university requirements as full classes. If you transfer those credits in from a University they will transfer back out to a bachelors program. I have had the best experience with Apollo!!!!!! The student to teacher ratio is great. It is true that some of the reps may over exaggerate the flexible schedule, but overall I have learned a great deal. The best thing to do is talk to previous students from Apollo.
Hope this helps.
- Sep 15, '08 by carsonallen1Thanks Alicia
I just talked to Apollo in Portland. The L.P.N. Program will stay the same