I am incredibly new to this site and would really appreciate some necessary feed back or please even tell me if posting this topic would be more effective in another category.
I am a brand new nursing student. Technically, I'm not even a nursing student as I am taking my prerequisites. I have always wanted to be a nurse as long as I can remember.
Recently I started attending a school called College America in Denver. I'm starting to feel as though this was a huge mistake and I am generally afraid for my wallet and my education. I have only been attending this school for 1 month. I took communication arts online and nutrition on campus. Next week I am taking my finals for both classes. I have heard a lot of very negative things about this school recently and I'm looking for some advice.
College America lead me to believe that they were the only school in the state of Colorado that would accept me due to the fact that I have no prior experience. I took the SLE and passed and was immediately accepted in to their program. I started school a week later. This of course lead me to feel really great about my future because they were my "only shot" at becoming a nurse. My tuition for my associates degree is 47,000 dollars.
The school also seems to be incredibly grey about if their nursing program is accredited. I have heard that often times "graduates" from this school will get over-looked for employment. Is there anyone who can share their experience of this school with me? Could there potentially be a better, accredited school here in Colorado that would accept me even without experience?
Any insight, information, and advice would be greatly appreciated!