I tried to do a search and there doesnt seem to be anyone that has gone to the nursing program at Concorde in Jacksonville. I was accepted into their Spetember class with the option of starting later this month if sopts become available. I know there are Concordes in other cities but Im sure that every city has different experiences. Any comments, good or bad, would be appreciated.
From what I can find about Concorde in FL.....
They have a 100% acceptance rate and 100% of students receive financial with 99% having to use student loans. On the average, 56% graduate. So imagine the large tuition cost and not graduating!
Not that I care about the census of the school.....but in Lauderdale Lakes African Americans compose 72% of the student bode. In Jacksonville, it is 57%. This, combined with the low graduation rate + 100% acceptance rate, leads me to believe that they are simply out to take your money and they are hurting minorities at a higher rate.
Yes, you can get trained here. But for those who have marginal GPAs, understand that you could fail to graduate and be left holding a huge private school tuition student loan bill without the job to pay it back.
I don't know if it was Concorde or not.....but one of those "career" colleges had an ad on TV the other day. I usually try to grab the "small print" they rush on the screen..... This one said that NONE of the credits earned were transferrable to any other college.
My advice,.....check this out long and hard before you do this.
Last edit by FLmomof5 on Apr 5, '09
Congrats on FCCJ! I read they had 300+ applicants. I have looked into FCCJ. I still have AP2 and Micro to retake since I took it without a Lec/Lab combination but seperately so Im lacking the lab portion. I am not taking any classes this summer since I am paying my rent for a few months along with other bills since after June 1 I will not be working and will have no future income coming in and Unemployment Benefits is not a guarantee especially since they are telling us we are not layed off but rather non-renewed, but I digress. So financially I wont be able to take the lacking classes until Fall 2009 and apply for the Spring 2009 start date. I have also looked into SJRCC-Palatka but they only admit once a year Fall 2009 and was going to apply to that program next month but lacking AP2 and Micro. I know of SJRCC-Orange Park but Im still contemplateing the drive and I have a little while to apply to that Program. Ive looked at JU but I cant apply for the 2nd degree option until Dec/Jan along with UNF. Daytona State College and Santa Fe CC are even still options now that they have stopped the waiting list and having new applicants each turn but the drive to Daytona/Gainesville would drive me crazy. If Im accepted to any public university between now and September then it would be a no brainer. But with the increased applicants, my lack of AP2/Mirco and competiveness everything is up in the air. I just dont want to put all my eggs in one basket like my friend did and keep as many options open as possible. It took her 4 applicant cycles to be admitted into the nursing program and she had CNA and LPN experience. So Im looking at Concorde since I went in and took all the tests, received acceptable scores and offered a seat in the September 2009 Class.
Last edit by KTeacher2Nursing on Apr 5, '09
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