Unitek College?

  1. Hi people!

    So, I am deciding to attend Unitek College, which is a vocational school in the Bay area, and I wanted to know if anyone has heard about or graduated from this school! Please let me know!! I want to get sonme input about this school from someone who has actually attended other than the people who work there. San Jose State's nursing program just did not work out! I am also trying to apply at a CC, which I doubt I might get into... But we will see... Unitek is my last resort!
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  3. by   strobeable
    I'm pretty much in the same situation, I've been at a CC for 4 years already, trying to maintain my 3.0 GPA average in the major science prerequisites (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology). BUT I won't be able to apply for my school's RN program until Fall 2008 because of a new clinical class they require before the application process. I'm planning to squeeze in Unitek's 11-month LVN program before I find out if I'm actually in the RN program at EVC.

    And correct me if I'm wrong, SJSU's Nursing program is 3 years?? +I hear the instructors aren't that great.
    Unitek seems like my best bet.
  4. by   cee085
    yeah well i crossed out evc on my list because I know my gpa isn'tgoing to cut. My grades arent bad, I just got a C in physio which messed me all up. What I don't understand is why they tell students that they can pass the sciences classes with a C..and when reality you gotta have all A's. The lady told me that everyone who got in the nursing program at sjsu had an overal gpa of 3.8-4.0 for the the science classes, 30 last units, and the other prereqs such as nufs...psych and whatever else. I havent asked around about the teachers...but i bet they aren't that great. My sister goes to evc and shes planning on doing the program there... which unitek location are you planning to go to and when aryou planning to go? tha would be funny if we ended up in the same loc N sems
  5. by   suzanne4
    Be aware that the tuition is quite steep, for the bridge program for LVNs to RN, the cost is about $32,000. And that is for the program that is less than one year.

    Hate to imagine what the other costs are for that program. Also be aware that their first class is just graduating now, so now previous track record on them.
  6. by   strobeable
    My best guess is that counselors don't want to down students with the GPA thing. They still have a 50% chance to get drawn if their grades aren't high enough, which is too high a percentage for just a random lottery in my opinion.

    As for Unitek, I'm looking at Fremont for Summer '08.
  7. by   cee085
    Yeah. ..if Unitek will guarantee a spot for me and give me a degree...then i think i might be willing to check it out even with the high cost, i still have to do research though.... i plan to get my assoc.... and then do the rn-bsn bridge program for at SJSU.. nursing counsler at sjsu told me I have a greater chance getting into the bridge program.. well i might see you there if i do end up going. I am still trying to get into Mission though...however, I still want to hear about the school from students or graduates of Unitek? How were the classes, teachers? environment? was it hard trying to find jobs with an assoc from unitek? Fill me in..
  8. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from CEE085
    Hi people!

    So, I am deciding to attend Unitek College, which is a vocational school in the Bay area, and I wanted to know if anyone has heard about or graduated from this school! Please let me know!! I want to get sonme input about this school from someone who has actually attended other than the people who work there. San Jose State's nursing program just did not work out! I am also trying to apply at a CC, which I doubt I might get into... But we will see... Unitek is my last resort!

    HI CEE085,

    I don't know if its true, all I've heard about Unitek is that it has a good pass rate, but isnt' the tuition real high, like $40,000? Sorry if I'm wrong I'm not sure about it.
  9. by   cee085
    really? yeah its about 33,000 for just the lvn...then another 30 for the lv-rn... verrryyyy priceyy.. ppl are saying that i can pay that off when i start working though... how did you find out about it's good pass rate?
  10. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    here is the website for the BVNPT nursing:
    http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/Education/VN_Stats.asp

    You can find out pass rates and all sorts of things on this. Which Unitek will you be attending, which city? After looking, perhaps I'm mistaken.
  11. by   cee085
    I'm planning to go to the one in Fremont, Ca. I will go check that out.. thanks a bunch!! =)
  12. by   wannabeenurse1
    Quote from nurse2b_amy
    HI CEE085,

    I don't know if its true, all I've heard about Unitek is that it has a good pass rate, but isnt' the tuition real high, like $40,000? Sorry if I'm wrong I'm not sure about it.
    The last pass rate was only 75%. I just graduated from the Sacramento Campus and they were passing people that were actually flunking. Which says to me it's all about money. How are these people going to pass the boards if they think they're passing the classes?
  13. by   strobeable
    Any one know how many actual "batches" they take a year and the starting dates for 2008? The online representative was useless in answering any of the questions I've asked.
  14. by   Sensoria17
    Quote from strobeable
    Any one know how many actual "batches" they take a year and the starting dates for 2008? The online representative was useless in answering any of the questions I've asked.
    When I was considering going to the Fremont locaction, they seemed to be starting a class every 3 months. I don't know if all locations start classes that frequently.

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