Dade Medical College Nursing Program any graduates? - page 2
by ananursing12 17,317 Views | 32 Comments
So I am staring the nursing program (ADN) in the next three weeks, I passed the teas test with an score of 85.3 (they only required a 60), they accepted all my pre-requesites from Miami Dade College so I will go directly into the... Read More
- 0Feb 5, '13 by GrnTeaThe OP needs to know the difference between "accreditations," as s/he clearly doesn't. NLNAC or CCNE, regional accreditations, are the only ones that will allow you to transfer your credits to another school or allow you to take your FL RN license out of FL to get licensed by reciprocity in another state. Don't take my word for it-- make the calls.
Take off the rose-colored glasses and call a few BONs from other states to be sure that if you pass NCLEX in FL that you will be able to get a license by reciprocity in other states. It's not a given, you know. They would also have to accept your degree program, even if you pass NCLEX in FL after graduation. To quote a poster on another thread about this school, "Even if you graduate from a program that's approved by the Florida BoN but not regionally and NLNAC (or CCNE) accredited, you probably will not be able to get an RN license in another state without more schooling and sitting for the NCLEX again. Your degree will not be accepted by accredited BSN or graduate programs either."
You've had a lot of sound advice. I'm glad you don't need to worry about the money.. Just so you know, though, the cost of the education isn't necessarily the measure of its quality. If you end up having to repeat a lot of credits that will cost you the time you think you're saving now, or more. Good luck-- you're gonna need it.
- 0Jun 17, '13 by Stephanie.ERun away now! This program isn't even accredited and lately in Miami hospitals won't hire you without a BSN. Do you guys understand that 60k for an Associates is way too much?! Yeah money isn't a problem now but what about when you have to pay back your loans?! Get ready to pay equivalent to driving a Mercedes or BMW a month. These private schools are scams. I am currently a nursing student at UWF, my BSN will cost me $0 when I am done thorough scholarships and pell grants. And my program is accredited by the CCNE. Don't rush into these programs because they promise you a "career" in 2 years. Take the time to go to a traditional school, your wallet will thank you. And what if you do go to this program and later want a BSN? You're s.o.l, you're stuck with a 60k degree that doesn't mean anything anywhere else.
- 0Sep 1, '13 by cmaddenSorry Jcast87.....
Heres the info for FNU:
Florida National University’s Nursing Division has six licenses: three for the Hialeah Campus (BSN, ASN, PN), two for the South Campus (ASN, PN) and one for the Training Center (ASN). All licenses are issued by The Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way BIN C02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. MQA_Nursing@doh.state.fl.us
- 0Sep 7, '13 by SoniaReb@annanursing12
In case anyone is reading this thread: I wouldn't be surprise if Annanursing12 is an employee of Dade Medical College. Some of these for profit institutions do send surrogates to sites like this one to play up their schools. Why would someone spend $60k for an associate degree from a school that is not accredited, when you can get the same degree from a Community College for a fraction of the cost? These schools are just a scam and unfortunately, a lot of students are falling victim of these schools. I think ATI is about to be shut down permanently and we will see many more going out of business soon. Most of the students that attend these For-Profit Schools cannot pass the boards, do not finish their degree and cannot get a job after completing their degree. Sad....
- 0Sep 27, '13 by reddgirlAgain, do your research and do it throughly! This school is going to be closed in less than a year as two of their campuses are going to be shut down by next year March! Plus there are articles about the owner being involved in money laundering, fraud, stealing from financial aid and the whole 9! It is really a big joke. The NCLEX scores just dropped to dismal coming in at 38%! That's sad! These students can't even get jobs and they cheat like it's nobody's business! Poor quality of students but as long as the money is paid, the students get to repeat as many times as they want to. Decent faculty who come here, quickly realize its a sham and hightail it out of there fast! Heck, if you get the "right" professor, they will even sell you the test bank for a decent penny! Anybody can get in because not even English and Math are not a requirement for entry! The students are very disrespectful and do whatever they want and if the faculty intervenes, they get reprimanded! It is schools like this that make a mockery out of nursing! A real joke I'd say! The school is a laughing stock of nursing schools in Dade county. I would not take anyone who came from here seriously on a job and I am speaking from experience because I used to work here! I'm even embarrassed to say that! 😩😩