Who attends/attended Indian Hills Communtity College - page 2

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Go Warriors! Any alumni here besides me? In 2004, I was accepted into the ADN program and posted this question: "I was wondering what you think/thought about the nursing program?" If you are alumni or thinking about... Read More


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    Quote from OR Nurse 1962
    I know that the pass rate for Indian Hills graduates is not good. In fact, I believe it was one of the lowest in the state and the Iowa Board of Nursing made them make some changes to the program.

    My question is, with the movement of Magnet Hospitals which one component is the majority of the nursing staff having their BSN, why would you want to go to IHCC? Why not Grandview, Coe, U of I, Iowa Wesleyan, and many others??

    Why are you asking about IHCC?
    Well, being a wife and mother of 3 very active children, time & distance is a huge priority of mine. IHCC is only 20 miles away from my home and is less than 100 per credit hour. I plan to take my RN-BSN through Jacksonville university on-line....that's why not Grandview, Coe, U of I, Iowa Wesleyan.
    I asked about Hills, (3 yrs ago before I started the program) because i was interested in what the program was like. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I still would have chosen IHCC with no regrets.. anyway, what's wrong with asking about IHCC???

    (p.s Iowa Wesleyan's first time pass rate in 2006 for RN's was only 80%, Grandview only 75%.... IHCC came out ahead of them both at 82% :smiletea:...)
    Last edit by S.N. Visit on Apr 22, '07
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    i started ihcc in november 2007. i hopefully will graduate november 2008 and be able to take the nclex-rn as long as i can pass! i, along with several of my other friends from missouri, did not receive our first year of nursing school at ihcc. we feel as if the program outcasts us and makes us feel like we don't know anything because we did not go to school there our first year. several times they say, "get your stuff from last year," or "remember that from last year?" we also feel as if we are not taught anything. we feel like we must teach ourselves. some of the students who went to ihcc for their first year do not feel that way. but, we have heard numerous times, "we went over all this stuff last year." so maybe second year is just a review for them of first year. we were told by several people who went there several years ago that it was a great program. however, we have heard that in recent years the school's nursing program is not what it used to be. i am thankful that the accelerated rn program is just 1 year and that the prerequisites were easy to obtain online. i wish everyone who is in nursing school much success! i know how stressful it is! i can't wait to graduate and start my career as an rn!
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    I graduated from IHCC in 2005 from the ADN program and then in 2006 for my RN program and got my AA degree. I am 3-4 classes short of getting my BSN from University of Iowa. I thought that the IHCC program was pretty good, but that is my opinion.
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    Anyone in this forum still attend IHCC....... i just got admitted and i was looking to meet anyone that attends.......Thanks
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    Quote from omotzury
    Anyone in this forum still attend IHCC....... i just got admitted and i was looking to meet anyone that attends.......Thanks
    Congratulations to you!!! Hopefully other IHCC students will join the thread.
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    ohhhhh yea i hope so and thanks alot.........do u still live in ottumwa and do the hospitals pay well?????? Thanks
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    Most of the area hospitals in Southern Iowa offer new grads anywhere from $17-21 per hour. Kirksville, MO. offers considerably more as well as Des Moines area hospitals.


    These are some of IHCC hospital clinical sites :

    http://www.mahaskahealth.com/careers...eers/index.php Oskaloosa
    http://www.kach.org/job.html Knoxville
    http://www.orhc.com Ottumwa
    http://www.pellahealth.org/ Pella
    http://www.mchalbia.com/ Albia
    http://www.daviscountyhospital.org/ Bloomfield
    http://www.jchospital.org/ Fairfield
    http://www.mercycenterville.org/ Centerville
    http://www.lchcia.com/ Chariton
    http://www.keokukhealthsystems.org/ Keokuk
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    ohhhh...Thanks so much for the information..........do u know if any or what hospitals in Iowa can sponsor or pay for my nursing school and then work for them in return???????? Thanks for the information......
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    Quote from omotzury
    ohhhh...Thanks so much for the information..........do u know if any or what hospitals in Iowa can sponsor or pay for my nursing school and then work for them in return???????? Thanks for the information......
    I don't know. I do know MHP & ORHC will at least pay for RN to BSN classes through their tuition reimbursement programs. There are several nursing homes that offer to pay for CNA, LPN & RN.

    Call the hospital Human Resource Dept. to see what they offer.

    You can always get a student loan through FASFA http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ if the tuition reimbursement program doesn't pan out.


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