Remington College of Nursing - Orlando - page 9

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has anyone enrolled in the inaugural accelerated bsn class that started january 2009? what are your impressions so far? thank you, topcat... Read More


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    Most of us on this thread are going to Remington Colledge of Nursing...and about feeling old...I am 55 (and I am told I am not the oldest one in the program!!!) and starting a new career...there is lots of road ahead out there for you AND me. Good luck.

    Floridave
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    [color=#444444]hi all,
    [color=#444444]the bsn program is also my second career. i turned 40 in april and really do not consider myself to be over or old. additionally, i am a mother of five (22 years old daughter going to medical this fall, and 4 boys 19, 12, 9, and 7). i am from san antonio, texas. i am also looking for a roommate, but i would prefer to wait and decide during the orientation day. david i will give you a call this weekend if you don't mind.
    [color=#444444]roses623, i will miss you because you encouraged me indirectly to attend this school with your fine messages, and rich descriptions. i understand your decision and wish you all the best.
    [color=#444444]keep in touch.
    [color=#444444]thanks
    Last edit by NATO on Jun 19, '09
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    Quote from SeminoleJenn
    Roses623 :

    Which program are you attending, if you don't mind me asking? The one at FAU? I'm very eager to get into an accelerated program ... This may sound silly, but seeing as how I'm already 25, I feel like i'm already "old", and am very anxious to get started with school! Thanks

    Hello SeminoleJenn,

    I was 25 when I started all the prereqs. I had 9 to take! I completed them in a year, working full time! It was nerve racking since I had avoided all these science classes during my first degree on purpose, but I definitely learned how to study and I realized I actually like Science!

    I am attending the accelerated bachelors at Salisbury University. It is 3 semesters with winter and summer break. If you are out of state it costs $12k if you choose to work in MD for 2-3 years after graduating...or if you only work a year, you pay the prorated amount of $18k, so even if I work in MD or not, it kind of eases the pressure of having to have all that $$ upfront.

    I just got my fall schedule in the mail. Classes start August 31st. Monday/Wed/Fri I have Nur312 lecture 9-950am, then Nur310 from 10-1050am, On Mondays I have clinical from 4-5pm. Tuesday I have clinical 2-10pm, No classes on Thursday. On Saturday I have Lab from 8-12pm. It looks like I am registered for one more class but it isn't showing up on the schedule. From what I have heard all my extra time outside of class will be spent in the Library studying! I am taking the same classes as the Junior undergrads. I think there are only like 20 students in the accelerated course, so we must be mixed in with them. I also like the fact that SU has a library open really late at night, if I attended Remington, where would I have studied? I can't study at home, so I think it wouldn't have been conducive to good grades for me. Plus I would rather have the breaks to take the opportunity to do some externships to add to my resume. I think remington will pump out experienced nurses too.

    I was actually put on the waiting list, but I was so persistent that when someone decided not to attend, they let me in (I am assuming this since the waitlist is not numbered).

    Good Luck!
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    Quote from nato
    [color=#444444]hi all,
    [color=#444444]the bsn program is also my second career. i turned 40 in april and really do not consider myself to be over or old. additionally, i am a mother of five (22 years old daughter going to medical this fall, and 4 boys 19, 12, 9, and 7). i am from san antonio, texas. i am also looking for a roommate, but i would prefer to wait and decide during the orientation day. david i will give you a call this weekend if you don't mind.
    [color=#444444]roses623, i will miss you because you encouraged me indirectly to attend this school with your fine messages, and rich descriptions. i understand your decision and wish you all the best.
    [color=#444444]keep in touch.
    [color=#444444]thanks
    wow, nato! remington was actually my first choice, and i got in ( i was sweating for a while~!) but i realized that i would really prefer something cheaper (however as i am getting my information for su, they state that some nursing books can cost $300-600 each!!!!!!) ouch~ and i did really like lake mary, i would love to move to florida one day, just not yet i guess! good luck to you! i am sure it is the right school for you! and i hope i am not letting you down! i have a really odd side of me that promotes things very well that i am excited about (there are five and counting students going into nursing because of me too! lol!) check out hidden valley apartments on craigslist for lake mary, they are soo nice, not little shoeboxes stacked high, but more like townhouses. lots of mature trees and a nice vibe, and close to school. you should be able to pay $450 if you share a 2/2 with someone else. take care
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    Hey everyone,

    It appears I've run across some bad news. I don't want to scare anyone out of their commitment to Remington (seeing how I've already committed myself), but I've just run across some threads that spoke very badly of Remington college as a whole. Http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/...Off0430659.htm. That is one link, although most of the disgust with the school seems to be coming from people who have graduated from other programs, such as medical assisting. Http://www.guidetohealthcareschools....ington-college. This thread has a couple of students who are now attending the nursing program and seem to love it. Although the last person on this thread is questionable because of their grammar and spelling. I've come across many scams, and a sure give-a-way is if the scammer has poor grammar and spelling. Why would someone who spells and writes so poorly be allowed in such a school anyways?! I was just about to apply for my private loan today and my bf came across this stuff, so no loan app as of yet.
    I don't know you guys...I'm really worried now and don't know what move to make next. I have to try and figure out if there is someone I can call that will give me an unbiased, accurate review. It's just so hard to find that person since the first class is still in session. Here is a quote from one unhappy graduate:
    "I can relate to every single one of the claims on this site about Remington College. There is so much about the college that is a joke; I don't even know where to begin. I am embarrassed to say that is where I earned my "degree". Actually you cannot even call it that, mainly it is just a $30,000 piece of paper. I do acknowledge that just because you go to college does not mean you are guaranteed a job, but having a college degree is supposed to be something to help get your foot in the door. I would be better off not having that college degree listed on my resume as most companies laugh at it and say it is not considered a "real degree".
    This experience has ruined my ambition to continue my college career at this point. I am 30K in debt with a fake associate's degree and make only 20K a year. I would have to get a second associates degree at another school and then move onto a bachelor's degree". (GuideToHealthCareSchools.com)
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    Hi bcdgemini

    I don't think you have anything to worry about. Honestly, I graduated from a pretty good university and got a degree in Marketing, and it didn't help me land the job of my dreams. Maybe that person got horrible grades, (plus they only have and associates degree, plus with the nursing situation like it is, even people who graduated from good schools with Bachelors are having a hard time finding nursing jobs, most want "experienced" nurses so they don't have to pay for training.

    I visited Remington and I spoke with a lot of people there. I saw the classroom of the students. All the teachers come from lots of experience and have great backgrounds.

    I think Remington will pump out very experienced students. I had someone help me do research on nursing schools who is very smart about stuff like that and she had a really good feeling about Remington.

    I think you should call the school and speak with someone. The school is very legit, their simulation lab classroom is top notch, this school just spent millions on the facility and creating the program, it is not a fly by night sketchy situation. The director is also very experienced.

    Good Luck! I am sure you will be very happy with your education there!

    ps. Plus make sure that this is not a disguise for your actual feelings of cold feet or anxiety! I know I am getting a little nervous, and i was going through a period where I doubted this was what I wanted to do, or was capable of doing after I got accepted. But now all those feelings have filtered out. I am stoked! Good Luck!!!
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    Thought I would throw in my opinion and some more facts on this one.

    Here is some more data that may help you. first of all things on Ripoff.com and other similar sites are not vetted by the web masters...so we really dont know the story. Having said that, the programs that people are complaining about ARE NOT DEGREE programs but certificate programs that require nothing more than a GED with a D average to enter. Remington College is a business that has many programs each operating under its own particular set of credentials depending on the program. I did a great deal of research into this company and even met with the President before applying. What is important for us is that to even start a registered nursing program, you need state approval and provisional accreditation to have the first classes sit for the NCLEX. Remington was approved on both of these fronts. We all know that this program requires at least a BS from an accredited institution with a decent GPA and good recommendations. I would personally not base a decision based on what I read on the sites you forwarded, though it is certainly one data point and interesting to read. Most organizations that provide certificate programs get at least some similar marks from their customers.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to call me to discuss, I am always ready to help.
    Last edit by Angie O'Plasty, RN on Jun 24, '09 : Reason: personal phone number
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    Thanks roses, been doing intense research for the past four hours and my mind is now at ease. I'm sorry for the premature note, but I just had to put my concerns out there. I've called multiple accreditation agencies and they helped me figure out more clearly the difference between Remington's other programs and ours. I also spoke with nearby hospitals and some of our school's personnel (although I was trying to stay away from biased opinions). Here's where a portion of my problem lies: Who does one believe? When I see a positive blog by "anonymous" I think to myself, "Is that a rep from the school? Who is really writing this stuff?" Then when I read a bad review I can't help but wonder if these feelings have infested the whole group that has attended the particular program thus far. I guess we'll never know until we are in and out of the program. It's a risk, but I suppose most things in life are. I just had to do my last bit of research to get my final concerns out of the way. I really think I'm just pumping myself up out loud lol! Thanks for the aid.
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    They accepted 40 students for the July semester and have a few students on the waiting. I had to defer my application because I am currently finishing up one prereq. Good luck to everyone!
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    Hey y'all! I will be attending Remington in July. I can't wait to meet everyone! I am from Memphis, TN and I am 24 year old female.

    I have started looking for a place to live and it has been somewhat overwhelming because I do not know much about the Orlando area. Can anyone recommend areas or apartments that are safe and close to the school? I have found places in Lake Mary, Sanford, and Heathrow.

    Thanks!
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