I've given up on waiting for Miami Dade College to send acceptance/rejection letters

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    I need advice guys, please. I have given up on waiting for Miami dade college to send out acceptance/rejection letters. I have been accepted to two other schools for the AS Nursing program. One is dade medical college who accepts some of my pre reqs, its about 47k, and what freaks me out let's you know about clinical location and time only about two weeks in advance. It would still take me about another 2 years to finish. Then there's a new school called management resources institute. They accept all my credits, are 24k and let you know about your clinicals at the begining of the semester time and location. They have only been offering the nursing program since the begining of this year. And I would be done in 13 months give or take. I have no idea how the school you go to affects you getting a job when its time to work. I am just freaking out. Please help me out and send some advice my way...
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    I couldn't find Management Resources Institute or Dade Medical College listed as being accredited by the NLNAC on the NLNAC website. Nor could I find any information about either school being NLNAC accredited on the respective school websites. You might want to check on that before making any decisions. However, Miami Dade College is NLNAC accredited. Good luck!
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    I need advice guys, please. I have given up on waiting for Miami dade college to send out acceptance/rejection letters. I have been accepted to two other schools for the AS Nursing program. One is dade medical college who accepts some of my pre reqs, its about 47k, and what freaks me out let's you know about clinical location and time only about two weeks in advance. It would still take me about another 2 years to finish. Then there's a new school called management resources institute. They accept all my credits, are 24k and let you know about your clinicals at the begining of the semester time and location. They have only been offering the nursing program since the begining of this year. And I would be done in 13 months give or take. I have no idea how the school you go to affects you getting a job when its time to work. I am just freaking out. Please help me out and send some advice my way...
    First, 47,000 and 24,000 are a lot of money for an ADN. Second, both of these programs are new. I would question whether they are accredited with NLNAC. Why is this important? Please read this short explanation : http://www.allnursingschools.com/nur...-accreditation

    A red flag went up when I read the short description for the nursing program at Manegement resources Institute. There was almost no relevent information and a whole paragraph devoted to all the various career options in nursing. There was a grammatical error on the top banner...

    My advice? Avoid for profit schools at all costs. They are often unaccredited with NLNAC, they cost WAY TOO MUCH. You should not be in debt for years for an ADN degree (mine will be about 10,000 at my comm. college). This is especially worrisome when the job market is bad (it is not good for nurses, no matter what schools tell you). Employers will not choose a for profit graduate when they have a glut of candidates from accredited, reputable non-profit 2/4 year schools. I would wait for a letter from the comm college. I f I didn't get in, I would retake classes and reapply. I would apply to 4 year state schools. They will still be cheaper than for profit schools.
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    My advice? That is WAY too much money for either of those schools for an ADN degree!!!
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    My advice? Stop freaking out. Making decisions based on desperation is rarely a good idea.
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    hi emmunoz ,
    i know that we all can get a little antsy when waiting for acceptance letters etc...but dont give up hope. everyone here is giving you good advice- sometimes these for profit schools are too good to be true. im ready to get into nursing school and be done with it, and have looked into the management institute myself. the representative told me it would cost $39,000 for the 18 month program without pre-requisites. they are only approved by the state of florida, and if you want to further your education to get a bsn or msn, you must make sure that the accredited universities will accept your degree.. its better to wait- and go to an accredited institution with lower tuition costs. this way you wont have to worry about getting a 2nd rate education & owing twice as much as everyone else just so you can graduate faster .... brown mackie also has a nursing program and they are just as bad... dont do it, save your self a headache.
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    i know that when you are in the beginning stages of your education the last thing on your mind is your actual career. however, the advice above about seriously looking at accreditation will follow you all the days of your working life. do not go to a non-nlnac accredited school. you will deeply regret it later, and kick yourself for not waiting a little longer to do the right thing.

    if you have to move from fl (you never know)-- nonaccredited program, so sorry, you can't get a license in our state unless you take these extra courses and re-sit nclex... .

    when you want to complete your bsn (and you will), so sorry, your previous education wasn't from an nlnac-accredited school, so you take everything over or forget it... .

    if you're really worried about the status of your app with m-d, the mature thing to do is to call up the admissions office and ask them. sometimes things get hung up, or you'll discover they have been trying to reach you without success, or whatever. good luck!
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    Not accredited = NOT getting my money! And 24K to boot? Ohh hell to the NO!

    Let's look past you ever wanting to leave the state you are in, or ever wanting to further your education as GrnTea pointed out, many employers have a requirement for jobs posted as graduation from an accredited program. That right there would stop me in my tracks of ever going to a school that lacks the proper credentials.

    As an example, this little blurb comes directly from the RN job postings at the hospital that is affiliated with my college--> Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Associates Degree in Nursing required

    Best and only advice I can offer is don't do it.
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    The only for-profit school I know of in this area that has a regionally- and NLNAC-accredited ADN program is Keiser. They are quite expensive, though, but admint students each month, I believe.


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