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  1. by   Born2BANurse1
    Quote from newRN09
    There is a lot more to accreditation than just the outcomes (NCLX pass rates). They look at how the program is organized, how students are being prepared in the courses, exams, etc. There is a whole list of standards the school needs to achieve. The NLNAC has an entire book on what is needed for them to get accreditation. Anyone can read it online, if you so want it.

    Just FYI, and you can go look at the website, they were denied initial accreditation in February 2010. So, ITT can inform students they are seeking accreditation, but have they told students they were denied in February? That doesn't mean they can't reapply because the NLNAC informs the school what they need to do/fix.

    The NLNAC comes out for a visit to the school and ITT is not on the site list for the Fall...however, Harrison College is.

    Best of luck while you pursue your future career!

    NLNAC Commission Actions - July 2009
    I want to thank you very much for this info, I did not know this. I am so upset because this is information ITT Tech didn't tell me or other prospective students. I will most def bring this up with the other things at orientation. I don't think I am going to go to ITT Tech now. I was supposed to start next month. I think I will check out St. Francis University.
  2. by   indyrenee
    Yes Ms Tee, it was a difficult decision but I do feel good about it.
  3. by   indyrenee
    Quote from newRN09
    There is a lot more to accreditation than just the outcomes (NCLX pass rates). They look at how the program is organized, how students are being prepared in the courses, exams, etc. There is a whole list of standards the school needs to achieve. The NLNAC has an entire book on what is needed for them to get accreditation. Anyone can read it online, if you so want it.

    Just FYI, and you can go look at the website, they were denied initial accreditation in February 2010. So, ITT can inform students they are seeking accreditation, but have they told students they were denied in February? That doesn't mean they can't reapply because the NLNAC informs the school what they need to do/fix.

    The NLNAC comes out for a visit to the school and ITT is not on the site list for the Fall...however, Harrison College is.

    Best of luck while you pursue your future career!

    NLNAC Commission Actions - July 2009

    Actually they did inform us they were denied. They did my class anyway. Along with some of the things on the list that need fixed. But, they also said the school is 100% for getting the NLNAC accreditation. If you look under the candidacy status list, they are still listed. I have seen some changes made and they are expecting a visit here in the next year. They have to wait at least a year before the NLN can visit again. If you don't want to deal with it, go somewhere else. I just don't think ITT is a horrible school.
  4. by   Born2BANurse1
    I decided not to go to ITT Tech. It is just so much going on with the school and I don't want to have a RN license and be limited to the jobs I can get due to the school I graduated from. I also don't want to hold a RN license that I can't build on at a university. We had a meeting at out job Friday and the ASN nurses were told that they need to think about startingfor their BS because hospitals are changing up and they want their nurses to at least have a BS. Itt may get all the accredidations they need but I am just not at peace with myself going to ITT. It was sooooo hard took me a couple weeks to decide. I decided to go to a school that has an established program and full accredidation. True it will be a little harder than ITT but I don't want to waste money or time not knowing. I wish u all good luck at ITT and hope it all goes well. I am sure it will.
  5. by   SADGE
    I will be starting this quarter (Dec. 2010). I looked around a lot before I applyed. You CAN GO ON FOR YOUR BSN WHEN YOUR DONE! There are a number of colleges that will accept your ADN and the fact that you passed your boards as prereqs for admission. It maybe online or not local, but it can be done. As with all schools your going to get out of it what you put in. I know a number of the nursing students at the Newburgh IN campus, and they all think very highly of the program and know that when they are done they will have job offers locally. I think that with every college someone is going to have a bad experience. I went to Ivy tech and was told that I was going to be put on probation in the financial aid dept. because my class pass/drop attempted/earned ratio was to low since I had to drop 4 out of the 5 classes I took one sem. when my mom passed. I then transfered to USI where they told me I did not qualify AT ALL for Federal Aid. (They were wrong.) I am getting a FULL Pell grant, at ITT, USI had gone in and changed some of my info, incorrectly. So although I know a number of people PERSONALLY that love IVY TECH AND USI, I DO NOT. I am currently enrolled in a diff program at ITT and love it there.
  6. by   medic75
    Quote from rn2064
    i have heard a little about 2 other programs, 2 yr rn schools that recently opened up. there is the (indiana business college) ibc rn program and the med tech college rn program. both are located locally. ibc is in indianapolis and med techcollege is in greenwood. maybe check into all of you options before you commit to any school. i sure wish i had.
    the itt program is far better than the other 2 programs you spoke of. i have checked into all of them and am now attending itt's rn program. i am happy so far and im not worried bout the tuition because as a nurse, someone will pay for your education. all of the schools are expensive but i am happy to spend it. it will pay off 10 fold, so no worries here!
  7. by   RN2064
    Quote from rn2064
    there's allot to say about this. i am currently enrolled and wish i hadn't.
    at this school none of your credits will transfer to another college. so if are planning to continue your education beyond an associate degree, then this school is not for you!!!!
    i no longer feel the way i did initially. i was wrong about my school and i am glad i have graduated from itt. yes, it was expensive, but it was worth it. it was a case of a new school working out the kinks. and i found a program where i can continue my education. always inform yourself so you can make the best possible choices for yourself. never let anyone else's experiences discourage you!
  8. by   Nurseextern1
    RN2064...You are a graduate of ITT's Nursing program and haven't found any problems finding a job or continuing your education?
  9. by   RN2064
    Yes, I have had multiple job offers and I am currently working. Also I am enrolled at Western Governors University seeking my BSN, then MSN. So it is something that can be accomplished. I am still waiting to see if ITT received the NLNAC accreditation though because where I live it is a big issue determining where I can apply for a job. There are several places not willing to even look at your application if your school does not have NLNAC or CCNE. I would have had allot more job options available to me if that were secured. But all in all things are good considering.
  10. by   Nurseextern1
    Thanks for lettn ppl know that ur a working ITT grad! It really puts to shame all of the negetive comments on here! They have already done their NLNAC visit there.. I wonder when you guys will know? How was your classes NCLEX pass rate? Did you pass the first time or did it take more than 1 time for you? Sorry about the questions but Im starting ITT's program here in Canton, MI. in the fall and you are the only ITT RN that I've found on here so far!
  11. by   RN2064
    Nurseextern1,

    Questions are a good thing so please don't apologize. I don't know any of my graduating class that has not found a job. I was in the second class that graduated Dec 2009 and all of us but maybe one or two were not able to sit for our NCLEX until early 2010 due to open availability for testing at Person Vue. My class pass rate was 96.55%. Now I am not counting those who started in my class but that did not make it either to graduation or that got bumped into the class behind ours. The program was hard but I believe our class had the best NCLEX pass rate up until now, but I could be wrong. I passed the NCLEX the first time. I did not like the idea that if you failed the 1st time the test is harder or asks harder questions with each subsequent try. That's what I heard from others. So we all studied our butts off. We had several study groups and I honestly believe the camaraderie truly helped us get prepared and do so well. It also helped that all of us except maybe 2 had a healthcare background. At least 8 of us were LPN's, myself included. In my class there were MA's, surgical Tech's, CNA's, and even a hospital security guard. So maybe that helped too. Good luck, study hard, and you will succeed. Form study groups and help each other out. And if you have any other questions let me know. I am glad to help if I can. Oh, and any day the NLNAC should announce the Spring decisions, so any day now. For those who graduated who did not decide to continue their education it's more of a big deal. My new school WGU is CCNE accredited and that's a good thing so I don't have to worry about this issue again. I just wish NLNAC would hurry up and announce it so I can say told you so to all the naysayers. ITT has a good RN program and I am tired of hearing people who never went there trash talk and dog it out. It's just like evrything else in life. You get out of it what you put into it, no matter what school it is.
  12. by   leeann0011
    RN2064,
    Did you have any probelms getting into WGU? I talked to them on the phone about taking ITT grads and they told me absolutely NOT! I was told that I would have to take all of my nursing classes over because they would not accept them. I have been told from someone I know that her friend is going on for her BSN thru WGU after graduating from ITT. I am hoping to start at ITT but I worry about not being able to get a BSN because I know that I will need it to secure a job. Thanks
  13. by   RN2064
    leeann0011,

    I don't know who you spoke with at WGU. I am an ITT grad and I started there in May. I have a classmate who started there this month as well. I would suggest you call again and speak with someone else. Whomever you spoke with originally probably doesn't realize that they do take people who came from ITT because I am there. I was told initially if your school was not accredited through NLNAC or CCNE that WGU reviewed your transcripts and any previous classwork before ITT (and I had some) and made a decision on a case by case basis. Both I and my classmate are currently attending. I asked the same question as you and the response I got was to apply and send in your transcripts.

    Honestly, if you have not even started ITT, right now I would suggest looking elsewhere. ITT did not get their NLNAC this year, but they are planning to re-apply. That is another multi-year process with no guarantees. If you can avoid that all together, DO! Try finding a local school that has NLNAC or CCNE already. Then you will not have to worry about finding a school to accept your credits so you can continue your education or if people will recognize the school so you can actually find a job. Save yourself the headache. Don't get me wrong I still believe ITT was a good school, but with their previous reputation I know they still have an up hill battle trying to get accredited. There are a whole lot of reasons they did not get accredited and I believe it had NOTHING to do with the nursing education they provide there. Unfortunately politics come into play. Don't waste your money and time. I didn't believe I would be saying this, but find another school.

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