Remington College of Nursing - Orlando - page 2

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

  1. by   NATO
    hi ashleygil,
    thank you for replying to my post. as you said, the goal is to pass the nclex (rn license) after all in the state of florida and may be transfer later on in my state, texas. personally i am very positive about this college, and your advice is what i needed to make this decision, my application will be sent this friday.
    does anyone have some thoughts about housing and the cost of living in lake mary?
  2. by   RosesRN
    Hello NATO,

    I visited the school and drove all around lake mary and sanford looking for inexpensive and secure housing close to the school. I found that Hidden Village condos were nice, they are individually owned, in clusters of 4, with lots of tall shady trees. It is about 5-8 minutes down the road from the school. If I get accepted I will be looking for a roommate. A two-bed, two-bath is between $700-900. Pool, some have screened in porches, and some are well renovated with washer and dryer. You can see some options on craigslist...and i got the number for the maintenance/manager who said he could give me the scoop on any other rentals that become available closer to the date I will move (July 1st or 15th). I hear people like to rent to nursing students so maybe a discount on the rent would be possible.

    If I get in and anyone from Remington is looking for a me if you'd like a roommate. SWF/26/feline.
  3. by   agoode0305
    Thank you for the info. Does anyone know how many spots there are in the program?
  4. by   RosesRN
    i think the inaugural class has 17-19 students and i think they are looking to fill approx 25 spots this time around...
  5. by   NATO
    Hi all,
    I hope I will be among this July group. I finally sent my application last Friday. Can someone know a student from the January cohort? I am just curious to check if Remington really started this accelerated bsn program last spring or if the class has been canceled. I also called CCNE and the Florida board of nursing to verify some information, and was satisfied because without a doubt this school will soon be accredited. I am just praying to be accepted into the program.
  6. by   PrincessO
    i also sent my application in last week and am hoping to get into this program. i remember hearing somewhere on these boards that the program in january was postponed to the class that will be starting in july. i guess the best way to know for sure is to call or email and confirm. it is great news to here that they will receive some accreditation, but i am still concerned because they are not nlnac accredited and we might have some issues if trying to get licensed in another state.
  7. by   NATO
    Hi princessO,
    Do not worry about being accredited by NLNAC. From my understanding this school has applied for accreditation with CCNE which is an agency similar to NLNAC and most of the program I know, for example the University of Texas at San Antonio, Houston, etc.. are accredited with CCNE, so I personally don't see the problem to be on the CCNE waiting list for accreditation. Nursing is one of the few professions with more than one accrediting agency.
    NLNAC is the first accrediting agency for traditional nursing program(associate degree and lower) and exists since 1952.The CCNE on the other hand, is kind of new 1998 and much focused on undergraduate degree (BSN programs) and above (Master programs).
    I don't know your state, but I am confident that after earning a RN licensure in the state of Florida, you can transfer your license in your state by endorsement, you can also check if your state is not part of the compact state.
  8. by   RosesRN
    hello! i just wanted to let you all know that when I visited the school I saw actual students in class. They just got their uniforms (white polo shirts and purple scrub pants...tapered at the ankle) the class started in Feb...I wonder if the July class will be pushed back too?

    I am definitely concerned about finding a job after, but there are so many routes to take... I am optimistic and annoyingly persistent.

    i hope to hear soon!!!!! soo nervous! but I do have a backup plan.

    thank you NATO for looking into the accreditation.
  9. by   NATO
    hello all,
    i am also concerned about finding a job right away after the program if not i wouldn’t be killing myself and living my family to relocate in florida. we all are in the same boat eager to be contacted as early as possible.
    does anyone know when the school will contact accepted applicants?
    thank you roses623 for your input.
  10. by   PrincessO
    Thank you Nato and Roses for the important info! I tried to contact the school today to ask them a few questions but no one answered the phone. The second deadline is sometime in June so I am guessing they will let us know before then. Did you guys get your fingerprinting and background check done yet?
  11. by   RosesRN
    yes, i completed the background check online it was quick and they emailed me a copy quickly, but i think the original is sent to the school. I also got a fingerprint card from Remington when I visited and had my interview which I took to the local police station for prints ($5) and sent off with the $35 processing fee. I also, had to send the authorization form to Remington. In total I think it cost over $100 for all the fees associated with the application. i got it all in by the 15th. I emailed recently and they haven't gotten back to me, I think they are just inundated with apps, when i last spoke with them last week they said they had received lots.
  12. by   NATO
    Hello all,
    I completed my background check on line and paid $45. A copy of it has been sent to me and other forwarded to the school. I wasn't aware of the fingerprint part of it. I will probably do it there at their local police if I got accepted. Have you guys completed all your prerequisites?
  13. by   RosesRN
    i am completing my last 4 prereqs now...i have A's and B's in the prereq classes and during the interview she said "oh, these are very good grades"...soo it's not as stiff as other schools who only want 4.0. I have been going to school full time for a year! my business major conveniently allowed me to bow out of science classes...however, since I have taken them and excelled in them, I realized I really do like science and I should never have avoided it in the first place! i think i was a late bloomer, and my brain couldn't have processed it during my first degree. but now I am not intimidated at all by science...