As the title states I'm wondering if anyone on allnurses is attending ambria college of nursing in Hoffman estates as a LPN to RN student currently that can help answer a few questions for me. I'm looking to start in September and was wondering how the students currently enrolled in the program like it? Any inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Sep 11, '11
If you don't mind all of your financial aid getting messed up Ambria may be the college for you. If you enjoy receiving class schedules 2 weeks before the actual start date this school is the best. I feel the education was good, but I felt the poor management really damages this schools reputation. I can remember countless times of last minute changes and lack of common sense. It's funny that 2 instructors have already left during my short Ambria experience. Ambria benefits on your failure whether it be their unprofessional management or the students laziness. I'd rather be pushed down a flight of stairs than endure another term
Last edit by LPNstudent1234 on Sep 11, '11
Nov 9, '11
I, too, attend this school. But I have nothing but positive experience with Ambria's staff and administration. I feel that sometimes they bend over backwards for their students. Charging for graduation is a common practice that one might imagine. Robert Morris University charges $150 person for its graduation.
Even a state university, Norther Illinois University charges $29
. I'm surprised that Ambria is only charging $10, considering that its graduation this year is going to be held at an upscale Chicago Marriott Hotel
. Seriously! I paid more than $30 for parking my car when I was taking classes downtown... The honor's list only shows those people from Spring 2011. A new one is coming out before the end of this term. Just wait you'll see. Also, I attended the information session, and I was told during the session to take my general education classes from my community college to save money. And when I started the program, I had an orientation that explained their grading process including the 80% grading system you were referring to... About their LPN tuition cost, I have heard from a lot of people who had paid over $30,000 for their LPNs from an out-of-state private school. Ambria is only charging $22,000, and they have an LPN-RN Bridge. Lastly, the $200 refers to the lab and technology which is again explained in the administration's email, new student orientation, and information session. The school is brand new and clean. It has NO FOOD (no pop bottles) in the classroom and NO SMOKING policies that students continue to violate which give the school no choice but to fine those individuals who can not follow rules. The school tries hard to serve its student. Just look at the different student events they're sponsoring.
All I'm saying is, visit and check other private LPN schools, then come to Ambria. You'll see what I'm talking about -- it's night and day.
Last edit by rachelle0117 on Nov 9, '11
Nov 14, '11
LPNstudent1234... Sorry I don't share your views... Ambria never claims to be NCA HCL (Higher Learning Commission) accredited. But it is accredited since 2007. Their accreditation information is on their website.
But I do agree with you about one thing. Their class schedules should be out much sooner. I wonder how much control they have over their clinical sites schedules.
Last edit by rachelle0117 on Nov 14, '11