Brown Mackie College - page 2

This is a fairly new college here in Indiana - I think they bought out Michiana College? Anyone know the tuition rates for Practical Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant? Are they any good... Read More

  1. by   Kandyface
    the cost for the nursing brogram is expensive. about 18,000. bur you get 10 years to pay off student loans which isn't that bad once you deduct grants and cash payments. At least you'll make more to pay off your loans.
  2. by   new_mom26
    I wish brown mackie would open a campus in indy
  3. by   GizmoKiss
    Hi all! Can anyone that is attending Brown Mackie College in Merrillville,IN tell me what are the pre requisites for the LPN program? - Thank You
  4. by   vonsay
    Prereqs for LPN program at BM are anatomy and physiology 1 and 2 and psychology. This is part of the 15 month program. They require you to take all three classes first and each class is taken individually for one month each. Then you get to the clinicals and labs etc etc. It will be very difficult to work with their schedule because your clinicals change from week to week and sometimes you will be dedicating 8 to 12 hours a day total.

    good luck!
  5. by   sunnyjohn
    Can you transfer in pre-reqs from another college? If you alredy have A&P along with psych would that shorten the 15 months?
  6. by   vonsay
    Its entirely up to the dean if BM will let your credits transfer. If you have just recently taken the prereq's it probably wont be a problem. If its been a while then they may not accept them. Either way, be very adamant about trying to get your prereqs to transfer over. They never want to transfer credits because you are taking money out of their pockets by shortening the program and credits. If all else fails and you really know your A & P's and psychology and they refuse to take the old credits, then ask if you can take the final exams in these classes and if you pass then they may accept them.

    Good luck!
  7. by   Marylou1102
    Fort Wayne has Brown Mackie, IVY Tech, Purdue University, Indiana Weslyean, and Saint Francis. You can get almost any type of Nursing degree you want here. Believe me, we have no nursing shortage in our area. The employers can pick and choose.
  8. by   vonsay
    BM just pi$$ed me off! I was informed by the acedemic advisor that all of a sudden there is a waiting list for the LPN program! I am supposed to be starting next start which is next week! Now she tells me that I may have to wait until July! I had my hopes set on starting asap because I am so motivated to get out of the MA program and get started on the nursing one! I'm almost mad enough to look at other options because that's bad business to tell me one thing, and then right before my financial aid appointment, tell me something else. Im wondering if this is how its going to be if I attend there! huff!!
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from vonsay
    BM just pi$$ed me off! I was informed by the acedemic advisor that all of a sudden there is a waiting list for the LPN program! I am supposed to be starting next start which is next week! Now she tells me that I may have to wait until July! I had my hopes set on starting asap because I am so motivated to get out of the MA program and get started on the nursing one! I'm almost mad enough to look at other options because that's bad business to tell me one thing, and then right before my financial aid appointment, tell me something else. Im wondering if this is how its going to be if I attend there! huff!!

    Vonsay, are you talking about the BM in Merrilville?
  10. by   vonsay
    Yes Merrillville Sunny, did they tell you something different?
  11. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from vonsay
    Yes Merrillville Sunny, did they tell you something different?
    I didn't finish applying because they would never give me a straight answer about transfer credit and financial aid.

    I was going to go it I could get credit for all my supporting classes. Even if I did not finish the LPN, the school I was going to for my RN would have given me advanced credit and let me test out, putting me WAY ahead.

    The guy at BM in Merrilville was so vague and the girl was worse even AFTER I sent my transcripts.

    I think it can be a great school and alternative for people if they get better admissions staff.

    I am sorry they messed up your plans
  12. by   sunnyjohn
    Vonsay, have your considered the ASN program at Purdue North Central in Michigan City/Westville?

    They put applicant in three pools: those with no college credit, those with college credit/some prereq's and those with all pre-req's.

    It is possible to get in their with only a handful of your classes done. I know people who have. The deadline for Jan 2007 is June 1st so you can still get in an application if you hurry!
  13. by   yross
    Quote from Kandyface
    I started in September 2005. It is expensive, but if you get a student loan you have 10 years to pay it off. I think its worth it since the waiting list at other schools are ridiculous. And once you graduate you won't have a problem finding a job because nursing staff is so short worldwide they really don't care what college you graduated from as long as you have your license. But I have to say that I have heard good and bad things about this school and others. In my opinion the teachers are well educated, you have 48hrs of theory and 48hrs of clinicals each month, and if you fail a rotation, you won't have to wait another semester/year to retake the class because they start every month.

    Hello I am supposed to start program in November. I have my financial aid appt next week. I am sort of concerned about that. I tried to apply for student loans through Wells Fargo and was denied. Yes the school is very expensive. I have tried to get into so many nursing programs that I am so frustrated. It seems like Brown Mackie is a good choice but the cost is my issue. I am anxious and nervous to find out what my monthly payment will be. Do you like the classes once a month?

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