Help Deciding for Nursing Schools - page 2

Hello, I'm currently applying for nursing schools and since most of you have already gone through this process I was hoping you can help me decide. I feel pretty overwhelmed because I'm trying to... Read More

  1. by   sruiz616
    Can someone give me an honest answer/opinion about the RN program offered at Maric College. I've heard good and bad from that school. Mostly bad. I heard Maric College students are the least likely to be hired. I want the truth. Anyone who has been there please respond to this. Deadline for applying is coming up soon. I've taken the MA program at Maric and I feel like somehow I've made a mistake but I'm not sure whether RN program will turn out the same way. I can't afford a 60k mistake. Right now Im not too worried about the schooling...I'm more worried about Maric's reputation and if what my friend said about maric students not being hired is true .
  2. by   twhite0515
    Hello There I Am Also In New York Looking To Continue And Go For My Rn. I Am A Lpn. Where Abouts In Ny Are You? I Know There Are Some Great Colleges Around Here That Arent Extremely Hard To Get In To.
  3. by   NurseyPoo
    I am way up north in the Finger Lakes Region. I don't know how far you want to travel but NYS is loaded with fantastic schools for nursing. Check out this web-site for some help:

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/find/

    Are you going to stay on campus or stay home and commute? Because if you are willing to go away to school another option is NJ. There are several great school there also.

    I hope this helps.
  4. by   Hoping LVN2BSN
    Quote from sruiz616
    Can someone give me an honest answer/opinion about the RN program offered at Maric College. I've heard good and bad from that school. Mostly bad. I heard Maric College students are the least likely to be hired. I want the truth. Anyone who has been there please respond to this. Deadline for applying is coming up soon. I've taken the MA program at Maric and I feel like somehow I've made a mistake but I'm not sure whether RN program will turn out the same way. I can't afford a 60k mistake. Right now Im not too worried about the schooling...I'm more worried about Maric's reputation and if what my friend said about maric students not being hired is true .
    Hi,

    Here is a really good thread on Maric http://allnurses.com/forums/f137/tho...=Maric+College

    I am currently going studying my LVN at a different school, but went to get information about their RN program. For me it's a no go. If you have completed prerequisites or any other classes, they don't want to accept you saying they want to start with fresh students. Also their credits don't transfer to any four year college, because they are not appropriately accredited. Okay if you want to stop at ADN, sucks if you want to go on. Their program for ADN also ranges bettween 27 and 36 months. 27 IF they decide to accept your credits.

    If you are looking for a California no wait list option, look into National, they have no problem accepting prior credit and their generic BSN program is 36 months, shorter if you have prior college work. Not to mention you will have a BSN. National also has their prices clearly listed in their catalog. Plus their BSN program could be a lot cheaper if you take some classes at CC. I was told about $21,000. Not cheap, but better than Maric.

    I think another issue with many Vocational Colleges, not just Maric is that many students fail to prepare themselves. Many occasions, nursing core course are impacted into such a short amount of time that students expect to have a complete understanding, that the school is going to teach them everything they need to know. That's not the case, they don't have that kind of time. They give you the base to build on, so these schools require much more personal study time. What I have noticed in unsuccessful graduates of all kinds of votechs is that they haven't prepared themselves and when they enter a new grad program at a hospital, they are found lacking. This doesn't only happen at Maric, it's happened at my school as well. There is a level of personal responsibility.
  5. by   hst01
    hi! well u posted a while ago, but if your still looking for a nursing school to apply to, and since it seems that the nursing schools in the US are so competitive, how about applying somewhere abroad?

    i just graduated from the American University of Beirut in lebanon, i know you must be thinking i must be crazy to suggest this since we just had a mini war and parts of lebanon were devasted but overall lebanon is doing quiet well and is stable now and many americans such as myself LOVE living here. plus the American University of Beirut would definelty accept you and furthermore, the nursing school here has a VERY good reputation and has been opened for 100 yrs. it is also accredited with the New York education department so you wont have problems with NCLEX at all.

    also youll have lots of fun while studying since beirut is definelty a hot spot for great fun like going to the beach skiing and clubbing! i worked really hard in the nursing school here its really tough. but worth it! so just a thouhgt, why dont you explore options abroad? anyway good luck and all!
  6. by   hst01
    [quote=hst01]hi! well u posted a while ago, but if your still looking for a nursing school to apply to, and since it seems that the nursing schools in the US are so competitive, how about applying somewhere abroad?

    i just graduated from the American University of Beirut in lebanon wit ha bachelor degree in nursing. it is a three year program if you already completed freshman. i know you must be thinking i must be crazy to suggest this since we just had a mini war and parts of lebanon were devasted but overall lebanon is doing quiet well and is stable now and many americans such as myself LOVE living here. plus the American University of Beirut would definelty accept you and furthermore, the nursing school here has a VERY good reputation and has been opened for 100 yrs. it is also accredited with the New York education department so you wont have problems with NCLEX at all when you want to apply.

    also youll have lots of fun while studying since beirut is definelty a hot spot for great fun like going to the beach skiing and clubbing! i worked really hard in the nursing school here its really tough. but worth it! so just a thouhgt, why dont you explore options abroad? anyway good luck and all!
  7. by   LoveMyBugs
    When I took the CNA course at my local community college, I spoke with our nursing director and she told a group of us that you need to have an A in A&P or they wont look at you app. The information that the school hand out say minimum 2.5, however there where 760 applicants for only 40 slots, so they are very critial. The school does offer several informational meetings throughout the year. The schools your applying to, check on their websites in their nursing deportments and if they have informational meetings for you to attend. Personally if you can relocate I would apply to every school that you can. I dont know how bad it is the rest of the country, but the three schools I applied to where 1500, for 100 slots, 760 app to 40 slots and 850 app. for 50 slots.
  8. by   alwaysnervous
    Quote from abu1030
    I am way up north in the Finger Lakes Region. I don't know how far you want to travel but NYS is loaded with fantastic schools for nursing. Check out this web-site for some help:

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/find/

    Are you going to stay on campus or stay home and commute? Because if you are willing to go away to school another option is NJ. There are several great school there also.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks abu...
    I'm willing to travel to any state.. so let me know.
  9. by   alwaysnervous
    To all those skeptics out there...

    My good friend got into a accelerated Nursing school with a GPA of 2.7 and got A- on A&P. She had one very strong recommendation letter, and a mediocre essay. So it's not impossible. The school is one of the top nursing schools in NY.. so it's not just some unknown school. For all those who are applying and getting discouraged by this thread.. don't be...

    I myself is currently apply and pretty nervous about it, we can nail bite together. /o=

    Good Luck to you all!
  10. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from alwaysnervous
    To all those skeptics out there...

    My good friend got into a accelerated Nursing school with a GPA of 2.7 and got A- on A&P. She had one very strong recommendation letter, and a mediocre essay. So it's not impossible. The school is one of the top nursing schools in NY.. so it's not just some unknown school. For all those who are applying and getting discouraged by this thread.. don't be...

    I myself is currently apply and pretty nervous about it, we can nail bite together. /o=

    Good Luck to you all!
    Your friend was accepted because she earned a high grade in a science class. It would have been an uphill battle if your friend had earned a B or C in this class.
  11. by   Slappy
    Quote from sruiz616
    Can someone give me an honest answer/opinion about the RN program offered at Maric College. I've heard good and bad from that school. Mostly bad. I heard Maric College students are the least likely to be hired. I want the truth. Anyone who has been there please respond to this. Deadline for applying is coming up soon. I've taken the MA program at Maric and I feel like somehow I've made a mistake but I'm not sure whether RN program will turn out the same way. I can't afford a 60k mistake. Right now Im not too worried about the schooling...I'm more worried about Maric's reputation and if what my friend said about maric students not being hired is true .
    Look into National University, half the price for a bsn, transferrable credits,
  12. by   jengaleng
    Quote from sruiz616
    Can someone give me an honest answer/opinion about the RN program offered at Maric College. I've heard good and bad from that school. Mostly bad. I heard Maric College students are the least likely to be hired. I want the truth. Anyone who has been there please respond to this. Deadline for applying is coming up soon. I've taken the MA program at Maric and I feel like somehow I've made a mistake but I'm not sure whether RN program will turn out the same way. I can't afford a 60k mistake. Right now Im not too worried about the schooling...I'm more worried about Maric's reputation and if what my friend said about maric students not being hired is true .
    I went to Maric for the PCAT program aka thee BIGGEST mistake ever, most of my classmates ended up working as a CNA or not even working at all! As for the ADN program, graduates end up finding a job pretty easily, my sister in law and my close friend attended Maric and are now working RN's. I know where you're coming from when you say you hear bad things, I think one of the reasons being that some of the admission reps there are pretty cheesy and don't have a clue of anything in the medical field...they're the ones "representing" our school and leave a bad impression for those who want to apply...

    I actually applied for the ADN there, with a few prereqs out the way so I'm not paying an arm and leg for tuition. Good luck with whatever path you choose...
  13. by   Slappy
    yup, i know a few people who graduated from Maric and they do land some good jobs after they graduate..

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