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- Apr 8, '09 by agoode0305Has anyone applied to this program?
This is the first time that I have heard of Remington College of Nursing. The website says the early consideration deadline is April 15 and the final review for the July class is June 1. Does this mean that you can still apply after April 15?
- Apr 8, '09 by PrincessOYou will be able to sit for the exam In FL, but some other states won't let you transfer because the school is not accredited and therefore valid for FL only. I will send in my app. tomorrow. The first dealine is 4-15 and the second is sometime in June. Yes, u can still apply after 4-15.
- Apr 8, '09 by jamesgoalQuote from natohi everyone, i am very anxious to apply to this accelerated bsn, but i have read some negative post about the remington college, such as no accreditation, not able to find a job after graduation, expensive school etc...
i am very confused and donít want to jump into a deep well.
does anyone know anything about this program or the remington college?
this accelerated program seems fairly new.
any insigth would be greatly appreciated.
i wouldn't worry about things you can't control. there are other things to worry about? :typinghave you seen the schedule? it's very challenging.
accreditation is from ccne:
its a brand new school, accredidation does take a little bit. i'm not sure most knows what its like to go through an accreditation. they have applied for the accreditation, its a process...they wil have their site visit from the accreditting agency in nov. shortly they will find out about the accreditation. from my impression of them when i visited the facilities, its a beautiful school, the staff is top notch. i dont think they will have an issue.
so, what is the big deal with being accreditted:
- alot of the scholarship for nurses ask that the school be accredited by
ccne or nlnac.
- most travel agencies want hire nurses from accredited schools.
- some higher degree schools accept degrees from only accredited schools.
rn license is different:
you can sit for the nclex, rn license is the main goal.
most states only require that you have a current licensed if you wish to apply for their license.
as far as finding a job. remington students clinicals are at the major hospitals. additionally, some of the hospitals position that are open for new rn requires a bsn degree.
i would love to go there but the travel was my issue. good luck with your choice.
- Apr 8, '09 by NATOhi 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?
- Apr 8, '09 by RosesRNHello 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 place...contact me if you'd like a roommate. SWF/26/feline.
- Apr 8, '09 by agoode0305Thank you for the info. Does anyone know how many spots there are in the program?
- Apr 8, '09 by RosesRNi think the inaugural class has 17-19 students and i think they are looking to fill approx 25 spots this time around...
- Apr 15, '09 by NATOHi 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.
- Apr 16, '09 by PrincessOi 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.
- Apr 16, '09 by NATOHi 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 donít 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 donít 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.