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Joined Apr 20, '12 - from 'Broward County, Fl'. Fearless_leader is a RN. Posts: 357 (45% Liked) Likes: 283

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  • Apr 23

    I am also graduating ITT-Breckenridge next month. I started looking at schools as well, and I was so interested in applying to UTA. However after reading your post I guess I won't be able to get in their as well. At one point I was in speaking with a recruiter and she never mentioned that they would not accept my school. I emailed her today to see I was still eligible to enroll. (an hour prior) to reading this post. I also had an interest in Drexel University. I spoke with a rep yesterday and was told they don't take Breckinridge students as well. I choose this school because it was the right fit for me after leaving my local community college. I'm not down and out about this, and I am sure there is a school out here that will accept my degree so I can move on. I did find a post once before with a list of schools that would accept student from non-accredited and or other accrediting agencies as well if I find it I will lost the link. Good Luck and God Bless.

  • Apr 23

    Update:When I spoke to a rep from Drexel, I did not realize that I never took into consideration that all but one of my credits that are my preq's came from my local community college. Which are transferable to most institutions that are accredited. Therefore I do I have a better chance of attending an accredited school. However if you completed your preq's through ITT then yes I will say they are not transferable with some colleges and universities. Good luck I hope the above post helps.

  • Apr 1

    This is good information. I was just hired in a LTC. They give 2 weeks orientation and that's it. I was wondering how I'm going to handle 20-30 patients as a new grad Nurse.

  • Mar 15

    I passed the Nclex yesterday. 113 questions. Uworld is the truth. Thank God

  • Mar 14

    I passed the Nclex yesterday. 113 questions. Uworld is the truth. Thank God

  • Jan 7

    I failed Nov. 16, 2016. I am almost died I studied and prayed so hard. I failed I think mostly from mental fatigue. I studied 8 hours a day for week even the day before. My results came back in all areas as Near Passing. I'm waiting for my ATT now. I really like Uworld and I plan on using them again. Also I'm only spending 4-5 hrs. a day to study not the 8 hrs. I did previously. Good luck and God Bless I really think UWorld is the best.

  • Dec 24 '16

    I failed Nov. 16, 2016. I am almost died I studied and prayed so hard. I failed I think mostly from mental fatigue. I studied 8 hours a day for week even the day before. My results came back in all areas as Near Passing. I'm waiting for my ATT now. I really like Uworld and I plan on using them again. Also I'm only spending 4-5 hrs. a day to study not the 8 hrs. I did previously. Good luck and God Bless I really think UWorld is the best.

  • Dec 21 '16

    Great Job!! Keep on moving!! Remember to take some time for yourself and relax!! I live in sunny South Florida where I can relax and enjoy the sun. I hope you can find somewhere to do the same.

  • Dec 13 '16

    You PASSED... Congratulations. The PVT works for everybody.. my dear. Way to go....

  • Dec 10 '16

    You PASSED... Congratulations. The PVT works for everybody.. my dear. Way to go....

  • Nov 29 '16

    I say go to Med/Surg period. If your not happy why stay and torture yourself. If your optimistic like me then do what it best for you. It's closer to home, & you will get the experience that you want & need. Your not the first nurse to quit during orientation. and you sure won't be the last. forget about the what ifs. In life we have to take chances. Nothing is going to happen to your new job, & nothing is going to happen to your hubby. You have to speak life over your situation. No offense to anyone but this is my opinion. Now the part about burning bridges sometimes it's not what you know it's who you know. If you have always been a good employee it won't be forgotten. Make sure you resign & speak to HR or your HR generalist about your issues & concerns & find out if you would be eligible for rehire. There are many hospitals you can go work for. Go for it and let us know what happened! Congrats....

  • Oct 28 '16

    First off I am a former student of Broward College nursing program who now desires to or shall I say attend Keiser University Fort. Lauderdale campus. I do not feel Keiser is a rip off, actually I considered it as my first choice to do my nursing. Why I decide to go with Broward College is because was closer to my home and kids. 2. I wanted to experience what Broward College had to offer me regardless of the "nah sayers" (mind you I had heard rumors about that school reputation as well). 3. Cost wasn't a big issue for me. Well Broward College was not for me. Maybe one day I'll share my experience on

    Therefore Keiser it is. I start Monday I have to take computers and redo Micro other than that, they accepted all my credits and I will not pay more that $35,000 give or take scholarships that I plan to receive. Contact Keiser and see for yourself.

    When I hear the term rip off. I assume the school you, I, or anyone goes too will experience something like this. Said school signs you up, and not teach you anything, you graduate no job, no career, and a hefty student loan too pay back. Or.... That's just way to much money for a ADN degree.

    Well I do know this. If nursing is for you; you would want to research what school is best for you. Cost is something to think about. However when I chose Keiser I went to the campus and did a tour. I stopped current students (nursing) and asked them how do they feel about the school, education, the cost, etc. I received all good feedback. I also stopped by Dade Medical College, FCC, as well. I didn't like it at all. I visited Keiser 2 times before I made my decision and I happy with it. I plan on getting a Masters in Nursing so I know I'm going to have owe a lot of money, but I also know that I will also make enough to pay it off. With my high earning job, and years of experience that all started at Keiser. I'm not just saying this I've been on this site long enough to know the ends and outs about nursing, and besides I worked in a one of Broward's best Healthcare system and trust and believe me. All there looking for is a Florida Board Of Nursing License with your name on it. Not Keiser, Broward College, Nova etc. They don't care what you GPA is either because in nursing the saying is C's get degrees.

    Best of luck to you and I hope you find a school that is worth your time and money.

  • Sep 7 '16

    So I came back to read the comments because I knew the negativity would be real. It's saddens me to see people attack others who choose institutions to best fit their needs that's how it was for me. When my local community college did me in. Anyway..... So yesterday was a trying day because it was the day my class names were to be sent to the state and they were for sure. I'm not going into details on how I know, and that's not possible because the school was closed. I was there and I got my transcripts so did my classmates. Thank God. To top it off I helped my classmates behind some of them get letters signed to test out for LPN again I'm not going into that, but it's a special form required by the state to be signed by the school. I did a lot of leading yesterday and hell of alot fighting. That's just me though.

    I am am thankful Application put into the state, fingerprints are getting done this morning, NCLEX will be paid soon and yes I still have my job waiting bloop bloop.

    As as for the poster I am so sorry this all happened. This school was 50 years old so it was a great school in some areas. Unfortunately cooperate got very greedy and instead of putting the monies into the school they let the little people take the big hit. Never give up on nursing. If you read my previous posts I fought tooth and nail to the very end literally. If I find out more info I would be willing to share. To anyone. I can't even be happy really because this is so emotionally. I made great relationships with people behind me and I feel so sad.

  • Aug 30 '16

    Yes I am pleased because I did the work. The same books and testing systems we used just like everyone else. I am pleased because my professors are some of the Best Nurses that have degrees from some of the best schools in my area, and they taught me very well. I am pleased because I went through the nursing struggle like everyone else, and the struggle is real. I am pleased because I graduated and will receive my degree, and I am very proud of it and I am not ashamed. I will pass the NCLEX because I was smart enough to pass my tests in class. I passed my Exit Hesi, first try 1193, and I am very confident.

    A bit premature you say! With the sweetest voice I have right now I'm not living in a fairy tale land nor did I just come from the planet Mars. My 2 PP post says a lot about how I feel. I just completed my program 2 days ago. So of course this is upsetting. At the same time the doors are not closed my grades are in the system, and I have the faith that everything will be complete for me and my graduating class. Most schools don't give you your degree until after your ceremony so yeah that takes a while. In addition I work for one of the best healthcare systems that's not premature its a fact. Yes I will become a RN and that's a fact.

    I have always heard bad things about ITT and other nursing schools so to each their own rather accredited or not. I made a choice and I am happy with that decision.

    You better believe I will be back. Jer. 29:11

    If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Your entitled to your opinion and so am I. My faith is to strong to feel defeated.

  • Aug 30 '16

    I just finished class Thursday and I am nervous. I completed the ADN program and I am praying to God that they hurry up and send my name to the Florida board of nursing. I also inquired about my transcripts I need to load up on at least 4 of them. I completed my preq's from a community college and got into the program and it did not work out. So I ended up at ITT Breckinridge. I have come this far and all I want is my name to be sent off to the state. Grades close on the 5th of September, and my name will be sent to Florida Board of Nursing.

    I must say this and I'm only talking about my "program". I really was pleased with ITT-Breckinridge program at the Fort. Lauderdale campus. My Professors were excellent. I was able to get the skills and tools that I needed to make it this far and pass. The school is expensive but like I said I came in with preq's and I got a $25,000 scholarship. Therefore I won't be paying $50,000+ which I know is ridiculous for an ASN/ADN. I have about $13,000 in loans and I am cool with that. I wanted too attend another state university or college but once you Withdraw and or failed a science attempt it's really hard to get into one. That's how I ended up at ITT and pretty much a lot of students did to. I hate when I see people post "Poor unexpected Student" or believe me and my peers have no skills and didn't research. I did my research and to be honest at the time my school "Fort. Lauderdale" was in very good standing. Most of us are 2nd degree students or LPN's we are no less different than any other nursing student.

    ITT corporate office made a big mess of things and some of my classmates may end up without a degree. I pray to God that they will make it through and finish there or at another program. As for me I'm praying that God will allow this school to

    1. Send my name to the state so I can test for NCLEX. 2.Release my transcripts 3.Give me my degree.

    I have applied to UTA so I can be locked into a BSN program. I have a good chance of getting in because again I have credits from my community college, and they do allow you start if you haven't taken your NCLEX yet. You do however need to pass it at some point before you are able to continue on.

    This is just a big mess. I was so happy I finished and I can't even celebrate because of all this. I can't even sleep thinking about this. I just have to keep telling myself God didn't bring me this far to leave me. I pray for us all.