Searching for Good Nursing Schools

  1. 0 Hi. I'm a college student who is looking at schools to transfer to in Chicago. Does anyone recommend any nursing schools in that area?
    Thanks.
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  3. Visit  Anders.C profile page

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    Joined Jan '08; Posts: 5.

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  4. Visit  goldie1 profile page
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    Univ of Chicago
    Loyola
    any community college like Triton
    The City of Chicago colleges ie Truman
    dePaul
    is to name a fewto get u started
  5. Visit  Anders.C profile page
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    Do you know if the City College of Chicago have good nursing programs? I'm clueless as far as school reputations in Chicago! Thank you!
  6. Visit  livingthedream profile page
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    I cannot comment on their nursing school through the CCC (chicago city colleges) but I can say that when I went there for pre-reqs it was horrible. I went to Harold Washington (no nursing program, but all pre-reqs) and they treat you like you are 9 years old. You have to wait hours in line to see someone just so you can register for the class that you know you need. WHY do I have to see an "advisor" for one class, and they make everything very complex when it really is not. It was a horrible eye opener for me after coming from an undergrad experience that was very easy and treated college students as adults.
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  7. Visit  Jilaweez profile page
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    Are you looking in the City or Burbs?
  8. Visit  Anders.C profile page
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    Preferably, city.
  9. Visit  michelle9655 profile page
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    I heard the UIC has the best nursing program around chicago. i, however, go to harper college which is pretty much a big community college in the suburbs. i like it so far but i am only a freshman.
  10. Visit  livingthedream profile page
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    If you are a transfer, I would see which school will:
    A: accept you - many schools are very hard to get into and have waiting lists
    B: will transfer the majority if not all of your current credits

    Good luck!!
  11. Visit  4rom2bRN profile page
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    I have a few friends who are attending Prarie state. They absolutely love it. They say the teachers are strict but in a much needed way.

    City Colleges of Chicago is substandard. I know they are being sued by several, several students from their various city colleges. I have not heard one good thing about their programs. My aunt went there, she is still traumatize by what they have done to her and her classmates. I think they have a differnet agenda other than teaching nurses to become nurses. If any, I think Daley I heard was okay.

    If you can't go out in suburbs. Go to St. Xavier its a four year program and their faculties are all about teaching their students. Unlike the college mentioned above.

    Triton is a two year, I heard good things about them.

    Good Luck! Do some more research - thats very important.
    Last edit by 4rom2bRN on Jan 11, '08
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  12. Visit  Jilaweez profile page
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    Quote from Anders.C
    Preferably, city.
    I am in the burbs. I went to Harper and now NIU. I loved/love both. In the city I have heard good things about UIC and Rush.
  13. Visit  4rom2bRN profile page
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    rush and loyola have great nursing programs. its not an adn but a bsn. at loyola, however, if you have a ba in something else, they definitely want you. you will receive a few incentives also.
    go to their websites for more info. rush and loyola are expensive. thats why the instructors there are the bomb.

    rush another great school, teaching hospital. organized. busy.

    city colleges of chicago, i would recommend to stay away far away from them. there are alot of students who are suing them. the instructors and chancellors do not care about you becoming a skillful, and knowledgeable nurse. why, do you? they provide my aunt and her classmates with no nursing tutors, resource center closed, mock skills labs closed and no director of nursing. but yet the students still paid 450. for lab fees. that is based on my aunt's experiences there. i guess if you have several, several students suiing you, its best to find other schools. most of the city colleges school are not nln accrediated. its affordable tuition. maybe that why... you get what you pay for. i would rather pay extra just so i can have an instructor will wants to educate me and knows how to teach.

    prairie state college in the suburabs, i have heard everything good about this school. tuitions are reasonable

    a new school opened up in chicago...robert morris, have not heard anything about them yet. i also heard that kaplan will be having nursing program in the near future.

    do research. listen to current of past students. they will tell you the truth about the school and instructors. its okay to have a strict instructor as long as they know what they are teaching about. as long as is constructive and not destructive.

    wish you luck!
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  14. Visit  destined2bCRNA profile page
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    Quote from livingthedream
    I cannot comment on their nursing school through the CCC (chicago city colleges) but I can say that when I went there for pre-reqs it was horrible. I went to Harold Washington (no nursing program, but all pre-reqs) and they treat you like you are 9 years old. You have to wait hours in line to see someone just so you can register for the class that you know you need. WHY do I have to see an "advisor" for one class, and they make everything very complex when it really is not. It was a horrible eye opener for me after coming from an undergrad experience that was very easy and treated college students as adults.
    Boy does that sound familiar! I went to ccc's for my Associate's and livingthedream is not lying! You will stand in line for hours for absolutely no reason at all... the staff is rude, I haven't heard 1 good thing about the nursing program... in fact my cousin graduated from one of the ccc's nursing programs and told me that she finally figured out how to graduate during her last 2 semesters: kiss major professor butt. From what I've learned on this forum that I didn't know before, a couple of the ccc's nursing programs are not accredited (or wasn't at the time someone on this board said so- about 6 or 7 months ago). You don't get your financial aid refund check until about a month or two before the semester ends, and the list goes on! I now go to UIC, and although very, very, intense- I feel I'm getting a very good education.
  15. Visit  NurseRatched67 profile page
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    I'm a graduate of Truman college (city college of Chicago) from over 14 years ago. It was great then and I still meet RN's coming out of there who say it is a great program. My old professor is still there and I can tell you she is amazing. I have nothing to say but good things about Truman College.

    Truman and all of the other city colleges that offer RN ADN's are fully accredited. The above poster may be referring to some of the CCC's that do not offer an RN, but offer CNA's and non-licensed tech certifications.

    Waiting in line for hours...well I've also gone to a major university (Loyola) for my undergrad years and years ago....I vaguely remember waiting alot there too.

    You put up with difficulties in every University or School, be it from transcript's not arriving to financial aid problems. I'm not saying the CCC's are without issue, but fair is fair. I also think that certain CCC's are more efficient and structured then others.


    Besides that, I received my ADN from Truman (cost effective and get's you into the medical system the same as a BSN with no experience) and then went back with tutition reimbursment from my employer to finish my BSN at North Park.

    I would also highly recommend North Park University (on the north side of the city). Small campus, intimate classes, but a bit more $$$.

    Good Luck!
    Last edit by NurseRatched67 on Jan 22, '08 : Reason: add
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