ITT Tech Nursing- Rancho Cordova - page 3

Is anyone familiar with this new program, or know anyone who is currently in the first class? I'm finding mixed reviews about it online, and I just took their HESI exam today. I got a 91 overall, so... Read More

  1. by   Marykdarling
    Hi FutureRN! To answer your questions, yes. I did sign up for the Sept. 11th test date already. I signed up for the date a few weeks ago, so I'm not exactly sure who you talked to, but I would definitely recommend calling in on Monday so you are able to get in! Sounds like we had the same problem on the HESI, which is interesting because I am generally pretty strong in English!

    As for Samuel Merritt goes, you are also correct. The Sacramento campus ONLY offers an ABSN (Accelerated Bachelors in Nursing) and to be eligible for that program, you need an undergraduate degree, as well as all of your normal nursing preqs & path and pharm. This is because the program is so fast paced, they do not have time to cover those classes. With that being said, the Oakland Campus offers a traditional, 2 year bachelor program. For that program, you do not need an undergraduate degree, but DO need all of your nursing pre-reqs done, as well as many other classes. You can find all of the pre-reqs on their website. I hope that answers your question! Let me know if I can help in any other way...

    Also, that's interesting that allnurses made you change your username! I didn't know they were so particular about that kind of thing!
  2. by   FutureRN626
    Thanks for the feedback Marykdarling. I'm surprised with who I talked to at ITT as that person is the "go to" person for the Nursing program. Hmmm! I'm going to check out Samuel Merritt's website. Thanks again for the info.
  3. by   Marykdarling
    Hmmm.. Interesting. Well, let me know what they say on Monday when you call! Good luck!
  4. by   LAD22
    Hi All! I just learned of the Itt Tech nursing program and am attending their seminar in a few weeks, I feel good about the program through internet research but I am just nervous about the HESI because it sounds like some of you scored pretty high but still didn't make it. How many people would you say are taking the test and what sort of things should I work on studying? I plan on buying the study guide but I am still a ball of nerves! I hope you are all doing well.
  5. by   ysa14

    I took the Hesi already and I have the study guide if you're interested. There's many students that have taken it already as far as I know, and for advice I would say know your math really well, and practice many grammar exercises. As far as vocabulary you can study as much of that in the book, but some words are just out of nowhere. Try to do many reading comprehension as well. Good luck!
  6. by   LAD22
    Hi ysa14! Thank you for writing me back. I have heard that there are A LOT of students applying/testing for this program. How many people tested with you? I am attending the seminar in a couple weeks and then hopefully testing at the end of the month. Do you mind me asking what you scored? I have so many questions but I know I should hold out for the seminar. Thanks again!!
  7. by   ysa14
    Hi Lad22, did you attend the seminar already?
  8. by   LAD22
    Hi ysa14, I am going this week.
  9. by   ysa14
    Oh good. Are you trying to get in for the March quarter? How fun. I'll be on my third quarter this month.
  10. by   malaria36
    Hi everyone! I am also going to the seminar this week. I'm so excited, but I really don't know what to expect. What exactly is this HESI exam and how can I prepare for it? I never realized the program was so competitive.
  11. by   LAD22
    ysa14, I am trying for March. I'm crossing my fingers that I do well enough on the HESI. That is awesome that you are almost in your 3rd quarter! How are you liking it so far?

    Malaria36, the HESI exam is a math and english test that will determine the top 30 students and they sell a study guide at the campus that you will be able to purchase at the seminar. See you there!
  12. by   mluisausi
    Malaria36 and LAD22, good luck on your HESI exam.
  13. by   studentnurse2
    I am in my 4th term of the ITT program and can say that it is a pretty good program. My first term made my entire cohort very skeptical, our instructor was horrible, the content was boring and we started when the program was going through some major changes, so we felt really anxious about what we had gotten ourselves into. Luckily my last 2 terms really assured me that this program really had some great instructors that care about us as future RN's and students and not just a paycheck. Just because this is a for-profit school that seems much easier to get into, it is not easy by any means. I am a mom and working full time and struggling to keep up. The only thing saving me is that I had so many classes transfer in. There is no way I could handle taking a full load each term because it's intense. Each term we seem to loose 5 or so students and gain students from the cohort ahead of us because you have to pass with a B and the classes are very difficult. I say go for it, but expect to devote all your time to the program, you will get out what you put in.