RN who graduated from Concorde Career College - page 3

by Jillyg12

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I was hoping someone could shed some light on Concorde Career College. I really want to go to nursing school at the local community college but I'm a little frustrated with all the pre reqs and the waiting list. If I go the... Read More


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    For anyone who reads this thread. Concorde is accredited now. http://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/educat...h24_April7.pdf
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    Quote from KristiPetit
    For anyone who reads this thread. Concorde is accredited now.


    NO! IT IS NOT ACCREDITED!

    That website says that ONE campus in TEXAS has TEXAS BON approval for their LVN program.

    The Colorado program has CO BON approval for their AAS program (otherwise it wouldn't exist at all), but NO national nursing accreditation and NO regional academic accreditation. They say so on their website: "Concorde Career College Nursing program is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)" just a candidate, which merely means they filled out the application paperwork. They have been a "candidate" for years if that tells you anything. You can see on the ACEN website that they are NOT accredited.
    Last edit by SummitRN on May 4
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    Quote from dannni
    the lvn program at concorde career college provided me the solid educational background and preparation to be successful. the instructors are great and have been instrumental in my success. you'll be challenged… the program is fast paced and not for those that don't want to learn. i recommend this program to anyone who is interested in beginning a career as a lvn.
    ^ This was obviously written by a Concorde employee (it's their one and only post). It's yet another red flag and reason to forget about this school. I feel sorry for people duped into going to school like this. They're milked dry financially (or drowned in debt), and their so-called degrees lack academic credibility.
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    I'm so surprised at how upset people are about a program they obviously know nothing about.

    While changing careers, I chose Concorde Career College for my nursing degree. I already earned a business degree from a reputable four year college, so I was skeptical about the program because it seemed too good to be true.
    I did my research and compared it to other schools and based on my age, life situation and wait list of the local nursing programs, I chose the RN program at CONCORDE.
    It was a GREAT decision. Accelerated is an understatement when referring to the program. 15 months includes prerequisite, core classes, and clinicals. ... And it was intense, but worth every intense class, test, etc.
    The school is ACCREDITED .... my license (in multiple States) is every bit as valid as any other nurse. I work at a Trauma One /Magnet Hospital in a leadership role. I am currently in A BSN program and had NO difficulty getting into a program, neither did my classmates. In fact, one of my classmates is now completing a NP program.

    No, I don't work for them. ... But I recommend CONCORDE rn constantly.

    It is not suggested to work during the program, and the cost is more expensive than community colleges. ... But the amount of time saved from taking prerequisites, and waiting on a wait list for years (in some occasions)..... you could've already been Licensed and made the financial difference and MUCH more as an employed RN.

    Open your eyes people. There's many ways to skin a cat. Do your own research. And watch out for some people who have such strong opinions about something they know NOTHING about. . They can surely steer you down the wrong path.

    I understand this post is very old, but I couldn't ignore and share my great experience for the other people that are still searching online for guidance to make a decision one day.

    Good luck to any/all future nurses out there. Everyone's path is not the same. Do your research. Follow your goals. Don't let the short sided opinions of most people around you keep you from your goal.
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    Concorde Career College IS NOT ACCREDITED BY NLNAC OR CCNE (or whatever they changed their name to). Repeat, their nursing program IS NOT ACCREDITED.
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    Quote from Traceycakes
    I'm so surprised at how upset people are about a program they obviously know nothing about.

    While changing careers, I chose Concorde Career College for my nursing degree. I already earned a business degree from a reputable four year college, so I was skeptical about the program because it seemed too good to be true.
    I did my research and compared it to other schools and based on my age, life situation and wait list of the local nursing programs, I chose the RN program at CONCORDE.
    It was a GREAT decision. Accelerated is an understatement when referring to the program. 15 months includes prerequisite, core classes, and clinicals. ... And it was intense, but worth every intense class, test, etc.
    The school is ACCREDITED .... my license (in multiple States) is every bit as valid as any other nurse. I work at a Trauma One /Magnet Hospital in a leadership role. I am currently in A BSN program and had NO difficulty getting into a program, neither did my classmates. In fact, one of my classmates is now completing a NP program.

    No, I don't work for them. ... But I recommend CONCORDE rn constantly.

    It is not suggested to work during the program, and the cost is more expensive than community colleges. ... But the amount of time saved from taking prerequisites, and waiting on a wait list for years (in some occasions)..... you could've already been Licensed and made the financial difference and MUCH more as an employed RN.

    Open your eyes people. There's many ways to skin a cat. Do your own research. And watch out for some people who have such strong opinions about something they know NOTHING about. . They can surely steer you down the wrong path.

    I understand this post is very old, but I couldn't ignore and share my great experience for the other people that are still searching online for guidance to make a decision one day.

    Good luck to any/all future nurses out there. Everyone's path is not the same. Do your research. Follow your goals. Don't let the short sided opinions of most people around you keep you from your goal.
    Another fake post=another big red flag.
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    So the original person that posted this is in Denver not Texas so idk how the Texas info is relevant. But what is required to be a licensed RN is that its accredited by your state board of nursing...which this school is for the RN program. I have yet to see a non traditional school get recognized by ccne or the other accrediting agency but that does not prevent you from working at all. Unless you are trying to get a high position right out of school which you wouldn't get with an ADN anyway, most places that hire are only looking at your grades and that you're licensed.


    Its totally your decision but do your own research and ask about experience... The other stuff can be found on your local state board website.
    Last edit by RN_Esposito on Jul 14 : Reason: had to finish my sentence.
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    There are many non-traditional schools that are either ACEN or NLNAC accredited. For instance, WGU. Many job listings state that you must have a "BSN from an accredited institution" and the vast majority of graduate programs require the same.

    With all the ACCREDITED programs out there that don't cost $80,000 to attend, I think anyone who chooses Concorde for their RN/BSN is incredibly foolish. Buyer beware.
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