Everest College Ontario RN program - page 65

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 old threads I made a new one... Read More

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    I am a recent graduate of Everest College and your right all instructors were very supportive except for one. Where did you do your ER clinical?

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    Quote from Socalstudnt
    I am a recent graduate of Everest College and your right all instructors were very supportive except for one. Where did you do your ER clinical?
    Hi We just finished our Maternal Child rotation at SACH, but it was my turn for ER that day. I really like it there...
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    I think I have a good idea of who that 1 instructor is! lol

    I have to agree all of the instructors have been great. Some more than others? Yeah.
    Its crazy how fast time flies.

    The programs been tough, but I'm glad I'm on the path
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    I have a question, I have been an LVN for 4 years and I am looking into going to Everest, but the girl I spoke to said I have to wait for an info session in August to get info. Do you know if having your LVN already makes a difference in the length, cost, and admission process for the program? Any info would be very much appreciated!
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    Quote from cwilkin85
    I have a question, I have been an LVN for 4 years and I am looking into going to Everest, but the girl I spoke to said I have to wait for an info session in August to get info. Do you know if having your LVN already makes a difference in the length, cost, and admission process for the program? Any info would be very much appreciated!
    Hi there,

    I'm in my second quarter in the RN program @ Everest. I'll share with you my observations regarding your concerns. I sat at last August's information session and was accepted into the newest cohort that started January 2012.

    I met a few LVNs in my cohort and it doesn't seem like their LVN license/experience made any difference in the length of the program. The number of classes you take will be affected depending on how many transfer units that Everest accepts. Classes like A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology, English Composition 1 and 2, and other GE requirements similar to other ADN programs help shorten the number of classes you take per 12-week quarter. One classmate of mine who's been an LVN for many years has been taking a full load of classes because she didn't take any pre-req classes beforehand. Whereas another LVN graduate I met said he only had to take a few of the GE classes at Everest because he was able to transfer in some classes he took previously at a community college. Most GE transfer classes don't have a time limit, but the science classes (A&P 1, A&P2, and Microbiology) do have a 5 year limit.

    The overall cost of the program is short of $58K, but it will be lower depending on how many pre-reqs you transfer in. Once you're accepted into the program, financial aid and the nursing department help guide you to get a better idea how much your final cost of the program is.

    As far as the admission process, you need to attend their information sessions in February (for a July or August start..it's one of those months..not sure which) and August (for a January start) in order to sign up for the HESI test appointment date. Show up on time to your HESI test. The day I took it, a potential candidate came 10 minutes late and she was DENIED in taking the test. And no, you can not reschedule your test date. No HESI, no chance of getting an interview with the nursing department. The best HESI scores are granted an interview. After the interview, the department reviews all the eligible candidates and selects 40 students for the next cohort.
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    Does anyone know if Everest accepts coursework from straighter line.com?
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    Quote from cwilkin85
    I have a question, I have been an LVN for 4 years and I am looking into going to Everest, but the girl I spoke to said I have to wait for an info session in August to get info. Do you know if having your LVN already makes a difference in the length, cost, and admission process for the program? Any info would be very much appreciated!
    You do have to wait until august to start the process. Having your LVN will make zero difference in the admission process. Depending on what classes you are able to transfer in will definitely make a difference in the cost. There has only been 1 person enter in at the bridge point. This is because they can not guarantee a spot for you to enter in at the half way point. The groups of students can change from quarter to quarter, as in adding an extra student or 2 from the previous class who has to re-make a class, etc. There are lots of LVNs in the program but they start the program from the beginning (minus whatever classes they may be transferring in)

    Also whatever science pre-reqs you are planning to transfer must have been taken with labs or else they will not accept the course. theres been quite a few LVNs who had to re-do their sciences because the ones they took in lvn school did not have labs as part of their cirriculum. This is because it is a BRN requirement that there are labs with the sciences.
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    Quote from cwilkin85
    Does anyone know if Everest accepts coursework from straighter line.com?
    I cant say specifically because Ive never heard of that school, but if you were able to transfer those classes to a community college then you have a decent chance of them transferring to everest. I had no problem transferring over some gen eds from the jc to everest.

    Again, if your sciences did not have labs, you have zero chance of them transferring to everest. Hopefully your other gen eds would transfer, but that is something you would have to find out from the school directly as you started the admission process
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    Hi all...I'm applying in August for the January 2013 start date into the ADN program in Ontario, ca. I'm curious how the clinicals are at this school. Do you feel they were/are sufficient for working as a new RN upon graduation?
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    Do you feel confident in your clinical training?


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