okay........... i met with college network. Not as impressive as i had hoped for. It basically is a rue program with a sales man in your face. And thank goodness i did a little homework before i went.... I dont think he was totally honest about everything. He led me to believe that all the classes were transferable to other colleges.... That i know is hog wash just by what rue told me before. Also he tried to make it sound like the college for lpn>rn was right here in iowa. And then when he said the name of the college..... it was the same college the rue uses with the same principals and loads of money....... :angryfire . He was very pushy once he said his speal and not impressed that i didnt follow thru when he was trying to get me to sign mountains of paper work.
I wasnt born yesterday. I filled out the transcription transfer but that is when it stopped. He put some other paper infront of me and wanted me to sign barely giving me time to read it....saying that i didnt need to read it he would be going over it as we went through the other paperwork. LIKE NO WAY .. i will sign it once we have gone over it. That is when he started growing impatient with me looking at his watch ...... saying most people that walk away come back within the year and say procrastination cost me a year. .... well im here to tell ya ... i dont want to make a decision that will cost me all my life.
Now for the ciriculum i did get to see the unit book. That was nice.... but once again the cost is alot. I have all my prereqs done so i only need 7 units and when all said and done..... cost is about 8000 dollars.....and that is cutting the 8 gen ed classes out. Hate to see the cost if i needed them all. They also had a class that is needed called nursing in professional health.... I have taken that twice.... once at the U of I .....and once at kirkwood....they wont clep that which is ******** (sorry) considering that i took it for credit at a state 4 year college. Also he question a humanities course i took.......... an honors course at the U of I i took as being acceptable....... I see big problems with that.
I could go on and on.... but i won't and will just say this. MY suggestion is this.
1. Wait on Kaplan to get thier heads out of thier butts and share what they know for a distance learning program that is possible in the future. (Hopefully in april we will know)
2. If that doesn't manifest itself and you are interested in distance learning...... I found rue to be more up front with me.... rue sent me the papers that need signature where as college network wouldn't even let me take copies to go home and go over.
3. If at all possible take all pre-rn gen ed classes at your nearst community college. It will save you tons and many times you can take them courses at off times or thru self study.
WOW ..........lots said so far......the other thing i want to say is this... Rue never said one thing bad about college network when i told them i was meeting with them before i really came to any decission. The only thing i remember him saying is .... that is good to explore your options.... they are our closest competitor.... and we have been around for 18 years.
With that said..... College network did try to decieve me in ways as explained before...But he also said the only reason rue was around bc when someone worked at college network left he opened rue and that is how they came about and that college network has been around 15 to 16 years....... :smackingf
Unfortunately math was my best subject .......and this dont add up right but i dont know at this time who is lying there...... So all in all .......precede with caution.
I dont know if this long windy soundoff helps at all. But theres the facts.
OH one other thing.... college network dude showed me names of all the people that went thru there course for nursing in the last year.... but when i looked was more like since 2003... the dates where on there.. duh.... and get this... not one was from my county or any of the counties surrounding my county.... I thought that odd.
Anyway goodluck.... and will post anything else i find as it comes up... Hope you all do the same.