I know I've asked this before but I got little to no response. I'm hoping for better luck this time.
I'd like to know if any of you have opinions on the ADN schools
in south and southeast Houston. In particular, San Jacinto, Alvin Community and Galveston College.
I've seen the NCLEX pass rates for all three for FY2001 -
Galveston College 85.0%
San Jacinto Community College - Central 87.6%
Alvin Community College 90.7%
I've heard that San Jac is the better pick but when I ask why, the response I get is either A) "I hear they have a really high pass rate on NCLEX" (which isn't true, its actually about average for the city) or B) the vague "I hear it is a really good school" but with no further explanation. I also hear San Jac is a tough school to get into. Of the 3, I know they have the highest number of prereqs.
Should I base my choice primarily on the NCLEX pass rates? If not, what other guages would you use to help you pick a school? Do employers really care which school you went to or how well you did or do they only really care that you passed the NCLEX?
I'm trying to cover all my prereqs for all 3 (which is actually fairly easy since I already have an AAS degree) and likely will apply to all 3 just to cover my bases (shotgun approach, basically).
Thanks in advance!