What do you guys think of Medtech College? - page 2

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I am attending Ivy Tech right now and i have just finished all of my pre- nursing classes but i am thinking about transferring to Medtech.. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?... Read More


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    NONE Not one
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    Quote from Emmi7
    I took my pre-reqs at Ivy Tech as well and I will tell you NOTHING transfers...that was the only drawback other than the cost.
    And other than not being able to get a job, it's really a great program.

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    First, the term accredited should be clarified. NLNAC is an organization that certifies that you teach to their standard. NLNAC does not give the accrediting for testing for the National Licensing Examination for Nursing Licensure. Only the states have that authority. This accrediting service can be in lew of State accrediting because a state chooses that. You take the same test that everyone in the country takes. So what makes a NLN nurse so different? Nothing. The school is what is recognized as different. I had a graduate who worked next to a graduate from Ivy tech. The NLN grad from Ivy Tech made errors all the time no attention to detail. Where you graduate from has little to do with your ability to nurse; but, if you pay attention to your instructors you will shine. Short cuts are not the focus of a nursing education. The nurse who did not follow the 6 rights of medication administration came from a NLN accredited school. Don't be tricked. Employers can choose to discriminate.
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    I'm not disputing there aren't fully capable RN's coming out of MedTech and that there are plenty of them coming out of NLN accredited schools that aren't the sharpest tools in the shed. That said, I would question why someone would invest all that time and money into a school that some hospitals refuse to hire from or because their credits would be meaningless if they wished to obtain a BSN, MSN, etc.
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    I have heard thru the grapevine, the LPN program will be in danger of losing accreditation once the degree is dropped from the program and thus leaving it merely as a technical certificate.

    In addition, the college, from an inside source, has not been taking the necessary steps to gain accreditation for their RN program. It simply won't happen. The instructors are purposefully being told to mislead their students with the phrase, "it's a long arduous process that take a lot of time". As of two months ago, they did nothing to step towards the RN NLN accred. Currently, I do not know where they stand.

    I am firmly opposed towards med tech.
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    Hi Everyone-

    I am looking for some advice. I am considering Medtech. I am unsure, however I am debating which program to do. I really want to be an RN. I went for a info session with an admission counselor. He said that the LPN program is accredited. I really like that part, however the RN program is not which worries me. It is hard to say if the RN program will get accredited by the time I would graduate. I really would like to get a job ultimately. Do you think I should do the LPN program because it's accredited or do the RN program because my heart is set on being an RN?

    Some other concerns are not finding a job and cost. I really do like the school. I really like that it small and I do not feel like a number. I was attending IUPUI. It really feel I was spinning my wheels over there. I really want to be a nurse. I know I have what it takes. I need a fresh start. I am really attracted to the fact that I can be finished in no time.

    I have read all the reviews running from being awful to excellent. It is what you make of things that makes a difference. I will of course keep those comments in the back of my head.

    If anyone can give me any input or advice it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Julie
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    Med Tech will not be accredited for the RN program anytime soon. I was visiting the state board of nursing when medtech got reviewed by the state... Talk about being slammed- wow, was that embarrassing. Pass rates, what?

    Please think wisely on your decision.
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    DON"T GO. I considered going last fall and wisely changed my mind. It was then that they said that they had their inspection scheduled to gain accreditation and guess what... I looked a few weeks ago and they are still in candidacy status. It's 45 THOUSAND dollars for a 2 year program. Stick with Ivy Tech.. if you really want it, you'll be better off there
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    NLNAC and CCNE accreditation is the “gold” standard for nursing programs. Schools accredited by either body have proven their program is rigorous, meets educational requirements, professor credentialing requirements, and NCLEX pass rate requirement to name a few. Many employers, particularly the acute care hospitals, only hire those from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. Of course exceptions can be made, but they are few and far between.


    Quote from LAW1157
    First, the term accredited should be clarified. NLNAC is an organization that certifies that you teach to their standard. NLNAC does not give the accrediting for testing for the National Licensing Examination for Nursing Licensure. Only the states have that authority. This accrediting service can be in lew of State accrediting because a state chooses that. You take the same test that everyone in the country takes. So what makes a NLN nurse so different? Nothing. The school is what is recognized as different. I had a graduate who worked next to a graduate from Ivy tech. The NLN grad from Ivy Tech made errors all the time no attention to detail. Where you graduate from has little to do with your ability to nurse; but, if you pay attention to your instructors you will shine. Short cuts are not the focus of a nursing education. The nurse who did not follow the 6 rights of medication administration came from a NLN accredited school. Don't be tricked. Employers can choose to discriminate.
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    I am in my 7th (and last) quarter of MedTech Indy's RN program. It has been a trip for sure. At this point, I am scared that the school is going to shut down. There are issues with MedTech and the IN state board and the NLN accreditation is nowhere in sight. It could be a great school. There are a handful of Instructors that I value and have respect for, but all of the the problems with the school just make me wonder why they even stay. The school is very expensive and it is tons of 'learn it on your own'.. which is fine, but you have to understand that from the start. The good thing about the school and probably the reason why most go there is that there is no 'wait list'.. you get it done in 21 months and you're out. Now, without the NLN accreditation, many will be working at nursing homes while they pursue their BSN at IWU or IGU, but that may be the best step as I don't feel like our clinical experiences gave enough real life hands on training. Hope this helps you out.


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