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Everest College Ontario RN program - page 2

Hello all, I know there are already a couple of posts for this school, but reading through the threads I didn't get all the information that I was looking for and considering that they are pretty... Read More

  1. Visit  Kenichi profile page
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    Quote from Long.
    I'm gonna try my best to give you guys some insight with the common questions about this program since there's been quite a few threads all asking the same thing.

    Here attached is the Everest College information packet; the same packet you'll receive when you attend their orientation session:So in short, study and pass both entrance exams. Schedule an interview with the administrator and shine in your interview, have a promising answer to the essay portion of the process. Administrator and faculty will review the pool of applicants interview, GPA, essay, etc. and pick 60-80 students to go through financial aid. The first 40 students to complete the financial aid process will be allowed to registered for classes, so it's basically first come first serve like some have stated in the past. That's basically the process in cliffs... and to answer your question, emt_anderson, the tuition cost (I don't know the exact price) is at around $50,000. Cost varies and is lower when you have nursing prereqs completed and cleared by the school. As far as the education quality, I haven't heard a complaint from any of the current students that are on this board, and the few students I've ran into in person stated that although tough (given), they have no complaints about the program.
    Let me know if you have any more questions with anything, I log on everyday so your questions will be read.
    I haven't been around on the boards lately and I've missed a lot of important stuff about the school! Long, thank you very much for the detailed information! I'm really serious about going to this school even though I'm almost 50 miles away! In the meantime, I'll go through the packet and I'll definitely be asking questions afterwards.
  2. Visit  jane d profile page
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    Hi Guys,
    I will soon be an Everest College student come next month and I just wanted to give you guys my insight through the whole process. The application process started for me back in February 2010. The whole month of February was designated for information sessions. There were multiple information sessions available for that month that I was able to fit into my schedule. I work full-time and live about 50 miles away from Ontario but I made the committment to attend the information session. It's actually very helpful and you get an information packet that explains the process of applying. After the information session is over is when you will be able to sign up for the first exam (Compass exam)

    The month of March was for students to come in and take the Compass Exam. Its not very hard at all. I have been out of school for a year so I did some review with sample questions I pulled off from the internet.

    The month of April I went in for the PSB-RN test. This test was a little tricky and I got a nursing entrance book to help me.

    Then came the interview and then a couple of weeks later I got my acceptance phone call. The program is about $50,000 for the whole 2 years there. I was in all of your guys shoes so I hope this information helps whoever's out there trying to get in.
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  3. Visit  savedo75 profile page
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    Quote from jane d
    Hi Guys,
    I will soon be an Everest College student come next month and I just wanted to give you guys my insight through the whole process. The application process started for me back in February 2010. The whole month of February was designated for information sessions. There were multiple information sessions available for that month that I was able to fit into my schedule. I work full-time and live about 50 miles away from Ontario but I made the committment to attend the information session. It's actually very helpful and you get an information packet that explains the process of applying. After the information session is over is when you will be able to sign up for the first exam (Compass exam)

    The month of March was for students to come in and take the Compass Exam. Its not very hard at all. I have been out of school for a year so I did some review with sample questions I pulled off from the internet.

    The month of April I went in for the PSB-RN test. This test was a little tricky and I got a nursing entrance book to help me.

    Then came the interview and then a couple of weeks later I got my acceptance phone call. The program is about $50,000 for the whole 2 years there. I was in all of your guys shoes so I hope this information helps whoever's out there trying to get in.

    Thanks Jane for the info. That helps alot. And congratulations for getting accepted!!
  4. Visit  spolini profile page
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    I'm just wondering what the interview is like? I tend to tense up and somehow forget everything I want to ask and say when I'm in an interview. So I'm super scared whenever I hear I need to do one.
  5. Visit  ToysDream profile page
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    Does Everest offer evening and weekend classes and/or do they select a schedule for you?
  6. Visit  Long. profile page
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    Congrats jane with being accepted. I didn't receive a phone call this past motnh so I'm gonna give it another shot come August... sigh! Keeping my heads up for next time though... again congrats jane! Please stay in touch with us with your journey!
  7. Visit  jane d profile page
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    Thanks Savedo75 and Long! Hang in there and keep trying. Your time will come

    Spolini, the interview wasn't that bad at all. I was nervous but once I sat down with one of the nursing instructors she put me to ease. She was nice and understanding and pretty much there to see what I could offer to the nursing profession. If I had to rate the whole application process for me, the compass test was the easiest, then the interview then the PSB-RN test.

    ToysDream, from what I can tell from seeing first quarter schedule of classes, there are no weekend classes. Once clinicals start come third quarter, weekends will be designated for clinicals. For first quarter, classes are offered either in the morning, afternoon or evening and some of the prereqs are offered as online classes.
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  8. Visit  spolini profile page
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    So when they say first come first serve, should I go to the earliest info session? The lady that answered the phone said they start in august on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but with school I wouldn't be able to go until the end of August. Does this mean I would have less of a chance since many people may have taken the test and gone through interviews? I live about 6 hours away from the school so its hard for me to find a good time to go down there.

    Thanks Jane, that makes me feel a bit better.
  9. Visit  Long. profile page
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    Hey guys, just giving all prospective students an update with the entrance exams.
    I was informed in my rejection e-mail that they are phasing out the COMPASS exam and now replacing it with the HESI-RN exam, so study up! There's a great thread on this board that reviews over the HESI A2 exam that could be viewed here: HESI ADMISSIONS EXAM A2 (2009 tips) - Nursing for Nurses

    Best to luck to everyone with their preparations!
  10. Visit  eroxy20 profile page
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    I am new to this site so please bear with me. Jane D....I was also excepted and starting on the 12th. Have you received your class schedule or notification of when orientation will be?
  11. Visit  jane d profile page
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    Spolini, you can go to any info session that fits into your schedule. I guess it would be more beneficial to go sooner than later since after the info session is when you get the chance to sign up for the compass test. That was how it was done when I went.

    Eroxy20, yes I was given my class schedule although I am still waiting for classes to transfer over. Hopefully they will tell me come this Thursday. This Thursday, July 9 is the date of the orientation. You should have received an email by now.

    I wonder how the HESI exams will be like???
  12. Visit  emt_anderson profile page
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    hey long, did they tell you when they were gonna start using the hesi test??
  13. Visit  Hexee profile page
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    Is the Certificate you get from Everest the same as you would from a Community College (ADN)? Is it transferable to a Cal State or UC?

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