Everest/Keiser/Rasmussen

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    Ok I am currently taking College Algebra will be done this December. I already have an AA and an AS degree in other fields (both from HCC in Tampa). I have taken all pre-reqs. My current GPA is about a 3.2-3.3 and assuming I get an A in College Algebra I'm looking at a 3.4 tops. So my questions is, assuming all credit/pre-reqs Transfer over how long will the Nursing Core classes take. Also do any of these schools offer a night program? I am married, have a 9 month old, and I'm working Full-time. I already has $25k in studen loans but am wiling to take more on to finish quickly and enter the Nursing field as an RN. HCC is extremely competitive and my GPA is not high enough to apply to USF or UT and I don't see getting in to HCC either (though I may try just in case). The hospitals in Tampa have set a 2016 deadline, that all new nurses entering must have a BSN. So I want to get my RN and start working and pursue my BSN and have the hospital pay it for me. Quite frankly I don't want to waste my time applying somewhere over and over. If I can get it and have loan cover my living expenses and not have to work then thats a sacrifice I'll make. I know the costs of education, that is not an issue for me as long as the loans will cover my other bills. So too all current students and/or graduates how long am I looking at? And what do you think I'd be paying for the Nursing core classes?

    P.S. Sorry for the novel And also I have contacted South University for the BSN program...not interested. They were more concerned about getting my $. I was 7 months pregnant at that time and the Admission Rep acted like I could start in 2 weeks with no problems...even though I was working and 7 MONTHS PREGNANT... So I wont consider them or the vague Concorde...
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    Hello:

    I attend Everest-I was in the same position as you, I have a bachelor degree in another field and was told my 3.5 GPA wasn't high enough to get in (USF,UT SPC).

    Everest will be accredited in January 2013 with NLNAC (they are in candidacy status now and just had another meeting with the NLNAC). I've gone a week and so far I like it..we have 30 students and i know by the end of the program we will have about 15 left. Pass rates are 97%-100% for the NCLEX.
    Everest is also looking into a BSN program in 2016.

    I was told by SEVERAL colleges that if the school is accredited (NLNAC) you can transfer the credits for your BSN. Also, I will probably just complete an online program or go for my MSN and skip the BSN...I haven't decided.


    I didn't attend Rasmussen because they are not accredited and ONLY the Ocala school is applying for accredidation (they are in candidacy status now). When I called, the representative told me that ALL of the schools are in candidacy status, I asked three different times and she said yes. She is also a nursing advisor. So I took a trip and was told the same thing. When I called NLNAC they verified no only the Ocala school...if a school lies to me well buyer beware.


    With that being said...I am paying more for my education but if Everest becomes accredited, it will be worth it. It's a gamble but a few of my friends attending Keiser when the school was in candidacy status and it worked out.


    I would have attended Keiser but they had filled up already.
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    Red35 thanks so much for the information. I am attending Rasmussen tonight for their info session. That's awesome that Everest is getting their accredidation! I really do want to attend a school that is accredited. I just want to find one that can get me a quality education in less time than it would take to go to a public college and also less time than my peers who have never attended school in a private university. I will definely look into Everest as well. Can you tell me what your schedule is? Do you currently work?
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    Red35 thanks so much for the information. I am attending Rasmussen tonight for their info session. That's awesome that Everest is getting their accredidation! I really do want to attend a school that is accredited. I just want to find one that can get me a quality education in less time than it would take to go to a public college and also less time than my peers who have never attended school in a private university. I will definely look into Everest as well. Can you tell me what your schedule is? Do you currently work?

    No I don't work..I attend school during the day-I'm taking A&P and Introduction to Nursing Success. I have already taken A & P once but it was YEARS ago..so I decided to retake the class.

    My schedule next quarter will be M-Thursday from 8am-3 and I believe it will be this schedule until I graduate...

    I believe Everest also has a night class for nursing..I'm not sure.

    Good luck and let me know if you have questions-


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