Thoughts on Maric College? - page 2

Hi I threw my story out on another thread. I'm just finishing up 20 years in the Navy most of it was in Naval Special Warfare where I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to cross-train as a... Read More

  1. by   KRVRN
    Is it really only $35K-ish for the RN program? My friend is in the LVN program too and I thought she said it was $60K-ish for the RN.

    And are you referring to the LVN-RN step up is $35K or is $35K starting from scratch?
    Last edit by KRVRN on Feb 26, '05 : Reason: typo
  2. by   casualjim
    Quote from KRVRN
    Is it really only $35K-ish for the RN program? My friend is in the LVN program too and I thought she said it was $60K-ish for the RN.

    And are you referring to the LVN-RN step up is $35K or is $35K starting from scratch?
    I actually ran into a friend at the beach this morning that's in SDSU's BSN program. She shopped Maric before she started and thinks it's around $40k from scratch. Still a little steep. I think I'll just call the guy back on Monday and ask. I'll post the results once and for all.
    Jim
  3. by   doxielover
    Quote from casualjim
    I actually ran into a friend at the beach this morning that's in SDSU's BSN program. She shopped Maric before she started and thinks it's around $40k from scratch. Still a little steep. I think I'll just call the guy back on Monday and ask. I'll post the results once and for all.
    Jim
    Were you able to find out the cost of the RN when doing it from scratch? Also, how long is there program? I thought I heard they have an accelerated one year program.
  4. by   casualjim
    Quote from doxielover
    Were you able to find out the cost of the RN when doing it from scratch? Also, how long is there program? I thought I heard they have an accelerated one year program.
    Ok I just got off the phone with them. They are not accredited by NLN or Western Schools but they are accredited by the BON. They will not give a quote over the phone on specific numbers but I got the lady that I talked with to admit that if your starting from scratch you're "over 30K". They want to charge you $400. just to get a series of shots. What they do is get you in the office and have you shop out what you need and dont need by virtue of your transcripts and apparently by your shot record. It's pricey but you can definately get in and out. She told me that if I were to hustle I could start a program starting in April. 15 months to completion is the norm. Monday through Friday daytime hours, so plan on being a full time student.
    Jim
  5. by   doxielover
    Quote from casualjim
    They want to charge you $400. just to get a series of shots. What they do is get you in the office and have you shop out what you need and dont need by virtue of your transcripts and apparently by your shot record. Jim
    Thanks for the info. I had a feeling they wouldn't give a price over the phone.

    I'm a bit confused about the shot thing though. Are you saying the school charges $400 and does shots themselves? Is this like MMR and other vaccinations? Are they saying they won't do any admissions counseling until they get money from you and give you shots? And how does your shot record affect how quickly you can complete the program?

    I can understand having to go in and meet with them to get a quote, but I'm very leery of anyone charging me money just to give me a sales pitch. Maybe I'm understanding it all wrong though.
  6. by   casualjim
    Quote from doxielover
    Thanks for the info. I had a feeling they wouldn't give a price over the phone.

    I'm a bit confused about the shot thing though. Are you saying the school charges $400 and does shots themselves? Is this like MMR and other vaccinations? Are they saying they won't do any admissions counseling until they get money from you and give you shots? And how does your shot record affect how quickly you can complete the program?

    I can understand having to go in and meet with them to get a quote, but I'm very leery of anyone charging me money just to give me a sales pitch. Maybe I'm understanding it all wrong though.
    Sorry for any misunderstanding. The cash for the shots part of the cost of the program I'm guessing. It has no bearing on how long it'll take you but how much it will cost you.
    Jim
  7. by   doxielover
    Quote from casualjim
    Sorry for any misunderstanding. The cash for the shots part of the cost of the program I'm guessing. It has no bearing on how long it'll take you but how much it will cost you.
    Jim
    Oh, okay. But you can go in and meet with someone and map out how long it would take and how much it would cost without getting the shots right?
  8. by   casualjim
    Quote from doxielover
    Oh, okay. But you can go in and meet with someone and map out how long it would take and how much it would cost without getting the shots right?
    Oh yes indeedy! The lady I was talking to was about salivating at the prospect of me coming in for free to do just that. From what people say, you can get some good training from them and you can get an ASN in about 15 months with NO waiting list. These are good things. I havent heard from anyone that the caliber of training is sub-standard, in fact everyone says it's on par with everyone elses training. I just get the same feeling I get when I'm at the car dealership and the guy says," if I can get this car you love so much at the payment you want, will you bring it home today?" I feel like I'm about to get took. Probably just because it's so pricey.
    Jim
  9. by   jennluvsdooney
    Quote from casualjim
    Oh yes indeedy! The lady I was talking to was about salivating at the prospect of me coming in for free to do just that. From what people say, you can get some good training from them and you can get an ASN in about 15 months with NO waiting list. These are good things. I havent heard from anyone that the caliber of training is sub-standard, in fact everyone says it's on par with everyone elses training. I just get the same feeling I get when I'm at the car dealership and the guy says," if I can get this car you love so much at the payment you want, will you bring it home today?" I feel like I'm about to get took. Probably just because it's so pricey.
    Jim
    Hi, I am a pre-nursing student with with one year left in the navy. I was wondering if you already went to Maric to plan out a map for your path of training and maybe you could tell me about the experience. I recently got an email from them after requesting for information on their website telling me that they were going to call me, I am also sometimes susceptible to being "taken" any help would be really appreciated. PN2 Jenn
  10. by   casualjim
    Quote from Jellybean120
    Hi, I am a pre-nursing student with with one year left in the navy. I was wondering if you already went to Maric to plan out a map for your path of training and maybe you could tell me about the experience. I recently got an email from them after requesting for information on their website telling me that they were going to call me, I am also sometimes susceptible to being "taken" any help would be really appreciated. PN2 Jenn
    Hi
    I'm with you hopefully I'll be out of the Nav in Sept. I havent gone over there yet, but I have had a couple long phone calls with them. I just ran into another surfing buddy of mine who just finished up his LVN at Maric. From his experiance they dont like to accept credit from anyone else. Which makes sense. They're in the business of "selling " you classes at their school. He said that the training was great and he's taking NCLEX-LPN in a month or so feeling about as confident as anyone else. The one thing that keeps coming up (and the big sticking point for me) is this place is expensive! Also it's Monday to Friday 8-4. If you're looking for a program that you can still have a job in, unless you're going to go to school in the day and work at night Maric may not be for you. They really dont have any other schedule. There are a couple really good scholarship programs out there that will pick up the tab, but like any scholarship there's no guarantee that you'll get it. Right now I'm sticking with SD City college and keeping all of my options open right down to the wire. I may end up at Maric, time will tell. Good luck in whatever you decide. If I find out anything more I'll post it.
    aloha
    Jim
  11. by   casualjim
    Just talked with a friends daughter that just graduated from Maric SD RN ASN program. 16 months $42,000.00 all inclusive, from testing fees gear you call it. Loved the training. ready for NCLEX-RN.
    we can put this one to bed. Now I just need to make a decision.
    aloha
    Jim
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    WOW Jim,

    It sounds like you've really done your homework on this one.

    I wish you the best in nursing school..

    Agape
    Go Navy!
  13. by   jennluvsdooney
    Hey, I just wanted you all to know that I went ahead and enrolled into Maric. Don't go to their East Campus. I almost got cheated 7,000 dollars by almost enrolling in Medical Assistant Program to fullfill their prior medical experience for RN ADN course. I went to the main campus and they told me I could do CNA for 2 monthes which is $3700 and then get into the RN track immediately the following January. That certainly beat east campus who was trying to get me to take thier 7 month/ $10,700 Medical Assistant Program which would get me into the RN track in July. I like Maric, my teacher is really good. Everything is included in your tuition, uniforms, books, test fees, health screening, you name it. I'm just trying to finish this CNA course so that I can get into January's RN track. The Director of Nursing reviews all applications and weeds out the weaker students, so you really have to be motivated and on top of your game to get in. That's why there isn't really a waiting list.

    Jellybean
    San Diego, CA

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