Goodwin college - page 3

How are you doing guys. Happy Newyear to everyone! I am researching about schools in connecticut.I used to live in Massachussets and Currently I am living in downsouth and I have finished all my... Read More

  1. by   rdsxfnrn
    thx yes i am one of the lucky few. i count my blessings everyday. btw, i am making $30 per hr............ YEAH!
  2. by   robinrene1212
    YIPEE!! Are you at a hospital?
  3. by   rdsxfnrn
    nope! NONE of the hospitals are hiring............ school nurse
  4. by   ready2getoutofCT
    I just withdrew from Goodwin, they are EXTREMELy expensive, taking 3 classes a semester will run u about $6,000 and it keeps going up thanks to their new building that they have to pay off or maintain. And they also work on a "point system", its their way of getting all the money out of you they can. If you want to graduate from Goodwin, you can pretty much guarantee you have to take all your classes there, bc each class gives you points and you have to have a certain amount of points at the end to get into the nursing program, the better your grades are, the more points you get, same works for when you take the state nursing test. Its all a gimick i realised. I looked into CapitalCC and their program is shorter, less classes, almost an AMAZING $1,000 cheaper a class and there isn't an extremely long wait. I was told if i enrolled for Spring 2010 that i could graduate fall 2011 or spring 2012, but I already have 20 credits in sciences and other required classes, that i took at Goodwin and have a pretty penny of debt from! If youre lucky enough to have your parents pay for your school then i'd say try goodwin, the staff is very nice.
  5. by   robinrene1212
    I agree it is way expensive but the teachers are great. I know people that got in acing the NLN (10points) and interview (12 points) and community service (2 or 3 don't remember) and one class at Goodwin. But you cant walk in with zero classes and move right into nursing.
  6. by   NocturneNrse
    Goodwin def. needs to give students more clinical hours/time. 2 days a wk, preferably one right after the other would best emulate a true RN working her shifts. I graduated from there last Dec. 08 and find that is what was lacking when I got into the real working world.
  7. by   lolo0909
    So for the Goodwin College Grads, have you found it hard to find a job?? And how long is the entire program?
  8. by   ready2getoutofCT
    just wanted to say i know 2 ladies that graduated from Goodwin recently and both said they were only able to find jobs at the rehab/LTC facility that i work. apparenlty its harder to get jobs in hospitals, im hearing you need to know people. I thankfully know people at hartford hosp. hopefully that will help me once i graduate!
  9. by   robinrene1212
    I just graduated from Goodwin and start my first RN job on Monday!! I passed the Nclex in 75 questions and felt Goodwin prepared me well.
  10. by   mattfd37
    Where did you get a job?