I go to ITT-Tech... - page 2

by TeamSteven01 105,299 Views | 184 Comments

So I am in the 3rd week of my second quarter at ITT-Tech in Phoenix. I am not going to lie, the first quarter nursing class is very boring and dry, but it is picking up a bit in this quarter. In our first quarter (11 weeks) we... Read More


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    I started the brand new first nursing ITT program in tampa florida In Dec 2009 I agree the first quater was boring but now we are doing the cna stuff and actually getting into the field. I am already a LPN so it sucks that we couldnt get exempt from the CNA stuff but oh well and for all thoses people who say that ITT is a a joke listen an RN is an RN gimme a break! Its all about how u present your self , be confident, be safe eventually ITT will have its reputation built by us nurses not by what others think.The amount of homework we get is ridiculous but that is everywhere ....if you have anymore questions please feel free to ask.....lol
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    2008pn, so we started at the same time, so you know exactly what I am going through. I have 8 LPN's in my class right now...and they have told me that this program is exactly how their LPN program was. I put in my notice at my work, it is seriously just getting a bit overwhelming, and I didnt do so well on an A+P test haha. I still have 5 more weeks to boost the grade up.

    good luck
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    Quote from TeamSteven01
    2008pn, so we started at the same time, so you know exactly what I am going through. I have 8 LPN's in my class right now...and they have told me that this program is exactly how their LPN program was. I put in my notice at my work, it is seriously just getting a bit overwhelming, and I didnt do so well on an A+P test haha. I still have 5 more weeks to boost the grade up.

    good luck


    good luck and dont worry I have a full time job and I really don't know how much longer I can truly work and school like this. Can we keep in touch I would love to know how it is over there and I will do the same for you!
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    Ya we should keep in touch, that would be cool. I have so many people in my class that complain so much, and it really bothers me. They dont seem to understand that nursing school is a ton of work, and a huge commitment. Im not completely quitting my job, just going down to 2 days a week, but I am definitely ready to quit all together if I need to. My parents have been paying out of pocket so far and will probably kill me if ever fail a class, haha.

    How are your instructors? Mine are all pretty good, with the exception of my A+P teacher. (maybe its just because I hate that class though )
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    they just started in ITT tech RN program in my city and I'm curious as to how you all are doing and are liking the program. Im sure since its the same school the curriculm is the same as the one in louisville will be. I will complete my LPN in september and unfortnately, probably wont be able to bridge to my rn at the school i'm at now bc there rn program was just put on probation for a year. i want to go ahead and just get my rn. ive looked into other schools but they require me to have my lpn and I dont want to sit out and work for just 120 hours and then quit ya know? so how much does ITT tech cost? are you liking it? the schools in my area are competitive so i'm worried about the clinical sites they have lined up. i guess i really need to just call them up and talk to someone. pm me if you want and let me know! do they offer evening classes as well or does that take longer?
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    Quote from shelbee1084
    they just started in ITT tech RN program in my city and I'm curious as to how you all are doing and are liking the program. Im sure since its the same school the curriculm is the same as the one in louisville will be. I will complete my LPN in september and unfortnately, probably wont be able to bridge to my rn at the school i'm at now bc there rn program was just put on probation for a year. i want to go ahead and just get my rn. ive looked into other schools but they require me to have my lpn and I dont want to sit out and work for just 120 hours and then quit ya know? so how much does ITT tech cost? are you liking it? the schools in my area are competitive so i'm worried about the clinical sites they have lined up. i guess i really need to just call them up and talk to someone. pm me if you want and let me know! do they offer evening classes as well or does that take longer?

    I started in dec I am already an LPN so I had credits that were transferable cost? it depends in florida it is $50,000 but I pay 1/2 that cause I didnt need pre-reqs which is what other schools are like here I like it so far I mean it still a lot of work and studying that must be done. You have to be really motivated to do this u know.
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    ITT? Will Devry also be starting an ADN program?
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    It doesn’t matter what school you attend, when you transfer, all credits do not transfer. For example, when I transferred from Purdue University to Indiana University for my first undergraduate degree, some of my Purdue credits did not transfer. Both are public schools. Also, someone mentioned that you would have to start all over…that’s not true. Why would anyone holding a Registered Nurse license have to start over in a BSN program? There are schools that offer RN to BSN programs. Of course each school has its’ own entrance requirements. Some require you to graduate from an NLN or CCNE accredited program while others simply want you to have an Associate’s degree and an unrestricted license. If you like the program, then you found a match for yourself.
    To answer your original question, yes Fundamentals is a killer. I found it really dry. Now that I am completing Adult Health I, I find the courses more interesting. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from ParkerBeanCurd
    It doesn’t matter what school you attend, when you transfer, all credits do not transfer. For example, when I transferred from Purdue University to Indiana University for my first undergraduate degree, some of my Purdue credits did not transfer. Both are public schools.

    No school always accepts everything. However, if you go to ITT, virtually all schools will accept NOTHING.

    Also, someone mentioned that you would have to start all over…that’s not true. Why would anyone holding a Registered Nurse license have to start over in a BSN program? There are schools that offer RN to BSN programs. Of course each school has its’ own entrance requirements. Some require you to graduate from an NLN or CCNE accredited program while others simply want you to have an Associate’s degree and an unrestricted license.
    You couldn't possibly be more wrong. Yes, your ADN will get you into many programs even if your program isn't NLN. HOWEVER, all BSN programs require you to have at least 120 credits. Most RN-BSN programs are 30ish credits. If NOTHING previous transfers, you'll need THREE YEARS OF SCHOOLING TO EARN THE BSN. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

    For example, the nearest state university to me, the ITT ADN probably wouldn't pass muster as an acceptable ADN program. If it did, none of the 30 odd hours of prereqs would count. Same story for the city university. Same story for the non-profit private university. BOTTOM LINE, NO RESPECTED INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING ACCEPTS MUCH OF ANYTHING FROM A FOR PROFIT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL.

    There's 3 types of schools out there:
    Public non-profits (state schools and community colleges: eg University of California - Los Angeles, Johnson County Community College)
    Private non-profits (privately endowed schools and Jesuit colleges: eg Stanford, MIT, Boston College, Georgetown University)
    Private for-profits (private vocational schools: eg Devry, ITT-Tech, University of Phoenix) <-these examples are publicly traded companies

    Why won't most private for profits take any credits from others? It cuts into the profits so you can only transfer to schools with agreements.

    Why won't most non-profits take any credits from for profit schools? There are about zero for profit private colleges that are well respected educational institutions. Why is this? Because people go to for profit schools because they cannot get into the cheaper but more competitive non-profits. Combine that with the willingness of for-profit schools to drop their academic standards in order to keep the money rolling, and those "hoity-toity" non-profits, who won't always accept everything from each other, want NOTHING to do with the for-profits.

    In my opinion, this does NOT mean for-profit school always yield substandard education. Any student can go above and beyond at a for-profit and any student can do the bare minimum at a non-profit. However, the employers look at averages.
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    Quote from SummitAP
    No school always accepts everything. However, if you go to ITT, virtually all schools will accept NOTHING.

    You couldn't possibly be more wrong. Yes, your ADN will get you into many programs even if your program isn't NLN. HOWEVER, all BSN programs require you to have at least 120 credits. Most RN-BSN programs are 30ish credits. If NOTHING previous transfers, you'll need THREE YEARS OF SCHOOLING TO EARN THE BSN. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

    For example, the nearest state university to me, the ITT ADN probably wouldn't pass muster as an acceptable ADN program. If it did, none of the 30 odd hours of prereqs would count. Same story for the city university. Same story for the non-profit private university. BOTTOM LINE, NO RESPECTED INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING ACCEPTS MUCH OF ANYTHING FROM A FOR PROFIT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL.

    There's 3 types of schools out there:
    Public non-profits (state schools and community colleges: eg University of California - Los Angeles, Johnson County Community College)
    Private non-profits (privately endowed schools and Jesuit colleges: eg Stanford, MIT, Boston College, Georgetown University)
    Private for-profits (private vocational schools: eg Devry, ITT-Tech, University of Phoenix) <-these examples are publicly traded companies

    Why won't most private for profits take any credits from others? It cuts into the profits so you can only transfer to schools with agreements.

    Why won't most non-profits take any credits from for profit schools? There are about zero for profit private colleges that are well respected educational institutions. Why is this? Because people go to for profit schools because they cannot get into the cheaper but more competitive non-profits. Combine that with the willingness of for-profit schools to drop their academic standards in order to keep the money rolling, and those "hoity-toity" non-profits, who won't always accept everything from each other, want NOTHING to do with the for-profits.

    In my opinion, this does NOT mean for-profit school always yield substandard education. Any student can go above and beyond at a for-profit and any student can do the bare minimum at a non-profit. However, the employers look at averages.




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