Hey! Im starting in April at FMU. This is their 1st class therefore they are on a provisional status with the state boards. Does this effect me in taking the NCLEX or getting hired??? Please help, dont want to pick the wrong school.
Jan 28, '07
I am also taking the first class at another school. All schools, it doesnt matter who they are, all start out with a provisional license. The BON will continually evaulate them during this process. You can still take the boards after graduating, providing they havent lost the license. Just to be sure, I would contact the BON.
Jan 28, '07
I would be careful with that. What if the school doesn't pass the accreditation process by the time *you* are ready to graduate?
This happened in Orlando with Barry University law school. People enrolled and started taking classes for their law degrees. But it took years and years for the school to finally get accredited because they kept failing the accreditation process by a few points.
So when the first few classes "graduated," they graduated from an unaccredited law school. This screwed everything up for them and they were not even able to sit for their bar exams.
By the time the school was accredited, the state of Florida required those first students to go back and take additional classes, because when they had graduated originally, the school wasn't accredited yet. Meanwhile these students had up to $50,000 in student loans to pay off. It was a huge, huge mess.
Like I said -- I would be extremely careful in making this decision. Would you be OK with paying all that money and graduating with a useless degree, and then waiting a few months or even years before the school became accredited? There is always that possibility.
Everyone at the school may be telling you that the accreditation is just a formality, but nobody has a crystal ball. Personally I would wait for a school that is already accredited. There are a lot of them out there.
Last edit by busylady61 on Jan 28, '07