Bryant Stratton questions

  1. I just took the TEAS at Byrant Stratton and it was mentioned that University Hospital does not hire nurses that graduate from Byrant & Stratton, Does anyone know why? Is Bryant and Straton nationally accredited?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   meandmycamry
    The Program is terrible. I'm just finishing my second semester there and I am leaving. Right now they are more concerned about getting accredited than teaching students. The focus is not at all on us and they are losing tons of students. ALso, more than likely your credits will not transfer. They are now making students take an ATI exam at the end of the semester and if you don't get the benchmark score you will fail the class even if you passed all the other regular semester exams, skill tests, etc. Don't go there. They are in a state of confusion.
  4. by   Kelli717
    That is totally not true. First of all we stopped using ATI last semester. The process of being accredited is to benefit the students, not the staff. Usually the negative comments are from people who don't put in the time needed to succeed.
  5. by   Queen216
    Quote from Kelli717
    That is totally not true. First of all we stopped using ATI last semester. The process of being accredited is to benefit the students, not the staff. Usually the negative comments are from people who don't put in the time needed to succeed.
    I agree with Kelli. I attend B&S and will be completing my final semester there. Yes, it is a new program, and yes, it is expensive. But the teacher's are excellent! Most have 20+ years of experience and are still working functioning nurses.

    If you are leaving it's more than likely you are not put much effort into your studies.
  6. by   intuition
    I agree, that the accreditation is for the students and not the teachers. I am hitting my clinical's next week, and have had no real issues with the school. I think 90% of schools who have nursing programs have things they need to work on. I transferred in from a school that had way more problems than Bryant and Stratton and they were accredited nationally. As long as you put the work into it, it doesn't matter where you go, because you can pass as long as you work hard at it.
  7. by   dewdrop2462003
    Do you by chance know the scores that are needed to pass the TEAS Test for Bryant and Stratton?
  8. by   intuition
    Quote from dewdrop2462003
    Do you by chance know the scores that are needed to pass the TEAS Test for Bryant and Stratton?
    I think you need a 40% or above, but not completely positive about that.
  9. by   nkslats79
    I have taken the TEAS test for B & S in March of '09. You need a 40 to be considered, but a 50 pretty much guarantees you a place. I got the Nursing School Entrance Exam Test booklet from Borders, and it helped immensely. There is a lot of info in the book, but the test isn't that bad. I ended up scoring an 86. I'm starting the nursing program at B&SC in Milwaukee in Sept. of '09. The reason I liked this school was because it guaranteed you a place during clinicals. Gateway had said that it would take anywhere from 1-3 years to do clinicals, and frankly I can't wait that long. This way I will be finished by April '11.

    Is anyone else attending in Sept.'09?

    Nora
  10. by   miswend78
    I'm currently trying to get into the MATC RN program. I've petitioned twice now for my core classes, and didn't get in. I have always gotten good grades and passed my NLN with passing colors. Counselor's say placement is based on a lottery. How fair is that?!?......I'm now looking into Bryant Stratton, but don't know much about the school. Does anyone have any advice / info on the RN program? Can you take the program part time or do they have any online or evening/weekend classes? Any info would help. Thanks!!
  11. by   nkslats79
    You can take classes part-time and online and at night. They try to be very flexible. My entrance counselor was very nice. His name was Aaron Gholston and he always seemed on top of things. The program is accelerated into 20 months, and they have some great job oppotunities from what I hear. (I knew 9 people that graduated last Dec, and found jobs right away.) My only issue was taht the school was not nationally accredited, and I need it to be so that I can switch to Madison and earn my BSN in order to go into the Navy.
  12. by   miswend78
    Thanks for your response. I have a meeting with a counselor tomorrow night and found out that the program is now nationally accredited. Thanks so much for your input!
  13. by   llr26
    I am applying to program any suggestions or comments?

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