anyone heard of this school
- 0Sep 20, '06 by jandb917brown mackie college anyone heard anything bad or good about them they are in salina kansas
- 0Hey there! I have talked to a couple of LPNs in my area (Manhattan) and they were not happy about Brown Mackie. They both said on two occasions that they did not feel prepared at all after taking classes there. I have not personally visited there- so this is just second hand information.
- 0Quote from TEXnKSi am surpose to start classes there in december what all did they say about brown mackie i would like to know because my husband and i are paying for this out of own pocket so i dont want to get messed aroundHey there! I have talked to a couple of LPNs in my area (Manhattan) and they were not happy about Brown Mackie. They both said on two occasions that they did not feel prepared at all after taking classes there. I have not personally visited there- so this is just second hand information.
- 0Again, this was just in a passing conversation- but one girl said that it was a joke- she received a much better education when she went to Manhattan Area Tech- she just did not feel as knowledgable from the Brown Mackie classes. Again, she could have just had one poor instructor- or preferred the teaching methods at MATC. I can't say for sure. I will be starting at Baker next year, and that decision took me a while to make- mostly because I am not willing to wait for an opening with MATC. If you are willing to wait though- MATC is extremely affordable, has a high pass rate for the NCLEX, and is a better drive over Salina.
- 0Baker is a 4 year school. It is in Topeka- but separate from the main campus. To get in there, you have to have your pre-reqs done. I am finishing mine at Cloud County in JC. You need 62 hours to get into the Nursing school. They look at your GPA, mostly your science and math scores, and then the "who are you" kind of interview. They admit twice a year and recommend applying 7 months before you wish to attend.
Now, it is expensive- but that is expected from a University. It is about 11k a year- but when I spoke to them, they were VERY helpful in pointing me towards several grants and scholarships that could more than cover my education there, and many are given just because you want to become a nurse, not based on need or financial status.
I did not want to wait for MATC either- and I did not want to have to pay to become a CNA just to get in when I had neither the time or use for such a thing. The way I figured it, by the time I got in, and finished MATC, I could have gone to Baker and received a BSN instead of the ADN. This was my goal.
Again, please don't base your decision on Brown Mackie on what I heard- I chimed in because I had in fact heard others talking about it, but opinions are like AHoles, ya know? LOL
Best of luck!
- 0Nov 15, '06 by manpieI attended Brown Mackie in Indiana. I have nothing good to say about the institution. They charge almost 5 times the cost of obtaining your education at your local community college. The credits do not transfer if you ever wish to continue your education (most nurses do!).
You would be better off going to Baker (a good friend of mine did and it was an excellent school, very diligent about helping her to obtain financial aid).
In a side note, my twin sister lives in Salina. Her very good friend attended Brown Mackie for Med. Transcription and has a degree. She is unable to get a job in Salina. She has had several employers tell her that they have hired others who have graduated from Brown Mackie and that the education received there is not adequate to do the job.
- 0Aug 27, '07 by jandb917Quote from aliciamarie123how do you like there school what program are u inI'm actually attending Brown Mackie in Salina. What most people don't realize before they start is that a person has a different class every month, instead of having classes every sesmester. Books there do seem more expensive than other colleges.