RN who graduated from Concorde Career College - page 5

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... Read More

  1. by   dianadRN
    Quote from klone
    Can I ask an earnest question? Why choose an unaccredited nursing program with such high tuition over programs at the local community colleges which have better NCLEX pass rates, are accredited, and have tuition that costs about 1/4 of the cost?
    I really am failing to see how that could possibly be any of your concern. I chose an alternate route because even after completing my pre-reqs, I found myself at the end of a very long wait listen when I was just wanting to get it all done. It's my personal choice and I don't even know you, I find it odd for you to be questioning me so passionately. The tuition wasn't an issue for me (the reason is also none of your concern.) The NCLEX pass rates are for those people, I'm not them, I'm me...And I passed the NCLEX on my first attempt. And as for accreditation, I already touched on that.
  2. by   klone
    Quote from dianadRN
    You seem to be heavily worked up about this, which I find odd to say the least.
    Not at all. Just passing a lazy Sunday over here. But as I am one of several nurses that is educating/training future nurses, I do care about the programs that are churning out nurses here in Colorado. That, plus I hate seeing misinformation, which this thread has been full of.
  3. by   klone
    Quote from dianadRN
    I chose an alternate route because even after completing my pre-reqs, I found myself at the end of a very long wait listen when I was just wanting to get it all done.
    Thank you, I appreciate you helping me understand.
  4. by   dianadRN
    Quote from klone
    Not at all. Just passing a lazy Sunday over here. But as I am one of several nurses that is educating/training future nurses, I do care about the programs that are churning out nurses here in Colorado. That, plus I hate seeing misinformation, which this thread has been full of.
    That's nice and all, but I can guarantee you that I'm not misinformed about my own story. Can't speak to how other people from the school are,can't speak to what kind of people the classes before mine were, I can only speak for myself and my own personal experience. I don't let where I went to school define who I am as a nurse because I let my care speak for itself. I'm sure I wouldn't be praised by patients, management, and colleagues if I were to be seen by all as an incompetent nurse. I had to stand up against people implying that if you go there, you will not be a good nurse.
  5. by   dianadRN
    Quote from klone
    Thank you, I appreciate you helping me understand.
    Thank you.
  6. by   klone
    Quote from dianadRN
    That's nice and all, but I can guarantee you that I'm not misinformed about my own story.
    I was not speaking about you or your story. Were people implying in this thread that if one goes there, they aren't a good nurse? I guess I didn't see that.
  7. by   Buyer beware
    80 thousands dollars for nursing school? That will leave you in debt you will never be abe to repay. Look into community colleges. Do whatever it takes to get into a school that is not for profit. Do not ruin your life. I am your advocate. You can do much better and have a life at the same time.
  8. by   denverdude
    Hi all, couldn't help but offer my two cents. I hire nurses (RN myself as well) and just wanted to add that, with this economy (at least in Denver), there is a huge nursing shortage. Part of that is from our legalized marijuana here, granted, but, i have so many openings for RNs it is hard to keep up. Whether you go to Concorde or Harvard doesn't matter at all as long as you have a clean license and can interview well.
  9. by   klone
    Quote from denverdude
    Hi all, couldn't help but offer my two cents. I hire nurses (RN myself as well) and just wanted to add that, with this economy (at least in Denver), there is a huge nursing shortage. Part of that is from our legalized marijuana here, granted, but, i have so many openings for RNs it is hard to keep up. Whether you go to Concorde or Harvard doesn't matter at all as long as you have a clean license and can interview well.
    Interesting. I'm a hiring manager as well, and I have encountered no such shortage.
  10. by   SummitRN
    Quote from denverdude
    Hi all, couldn't help but offer my two cents. I hire nurses (RN myself as well) and just wanted to add that, with this economy (at least in Denver), there is a huge nursing shortage. Part of that is from our legalized marijuana here, granted, but, i have so many openings for RNs it is hard to keep up. Whether you go to Concorde or Harvard doesn't matter at all as long as you have a clean license and can interview well.
    Nobody in the entire state of Colorado thinks there is a nursing shortage... except you.

    Interesting that you joined just to post in this thread... do you work for Concorde or do you work for a nursing home that just can't retain employees?
  11. by   elkpark
    Quote from denverdude
    Whether you go to Concorde or Harvard doesn't matter at all as long as you have a clean license and can interview well.
    In your opinion, that is ...
  12. by   Sharlenemacon
    Thank you for this!! I'm going to concorde for nursing
  13. by   kekepania90
    Thanks for all your feedback! I will NOT be joining CONCORDE!!!

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