Fearless_leader, CNA 6,015 Views
Joined Apr 20, '12 - from 'Hollywood, FL, US'.
Fearless_leader is a Full Time Student.
She has '7' year(s) of experience.
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Hardest to Easiest Nursing:
Holistic Health Assessment
Care of Vulnerable Populations
Professional Nursing A/B
Holistic Care of Older Adults
Hardest to Easiest Gen ED:
State and Local Government (Texas)
History I and II
This is based on my experience. I took co-op for an elective and the only bad thing about it was a 5 page paper. I have heard that MED-TERM and Legacy are difficult because they are such a pain in the behind. MED TERM because of 50 questions in 30 minutes, and they are not all strictly multiple choice. Legacy because of the ridiculous assignments, lengthy discussion boards, and open-book quiz.
I believe that Technical writing was the most enjoyable class.
I am in Capstone at this time and will be done in Dec '13.
Just took mine shut off at 75.Had about 27 to 30 SATA.I feel like a failure it was so hard.The SATA was coming to me back to back.
I am so glad he had you. I would suggest volunteering for a hospice, inpatient if you can because then you can see what the nurses do day in and day out. Hospice is a beautiful thing and it certainly sounds like you have the right mindset. Letting people die on their own terms, allowing them quality of life during their last days and months and dignity at the end is what it's all about.
Hi I am looking into startintg this school in fort lauderdale campus next January. Can anyone tell me how many days a week you guys attend and where are clinicals?
Well.. I'm starting September 14th 2015 at the Youngstown, Ohio site. I chose to come here because the other programs in my area were hard for me to get in because I didn't have certain classes in high school required for their programs OR because of issues with financial aid. ITT accepted documents that others wouldn't. I was accepted into Kent State Trumbull but I NEEDED my transcripts from other places and I couldn't get them..
I've read all the negatives about ITT but then saw positives and it pretty much seemed like it depended on the area. For the few reviews I saw for those in my area, it seemed they were doing well and some even graduated and were working. So I am hoping I have a good experience. I like the staff, even though I have not yet met my actual instructors until Sept. 3, 2015 at orientation. I passed the HESI with an 86% i believe. I just hope I do well in the program.
Make other friends, and email your teacher if you are confused. Chances are slim that you will see them again after nursing school, and you don't need that type of negativity in your life at the present moment.
Brilton, so sorry that you are undergoing such frustrating delays. I see you mentioned dates on resumes and job applications. What strikes me is that the dates are not going to be as significant to your employer as it is to you.
Concentrate your efforts on study and preparation for the boards.
Good luck to you!
Well, this is why I was asking for suggestions. You all think yourselves very clever for ripping me a new one, don't you! Congrats. Maybe I won't hire a lawyer but maybe the threat of one would put a little fire in their britches. Yes, I have the transcripts, but is it really okay for students to have to put up with having their lives put on hold for 3 months? I don't think so, my classmates don't think so, my coworkers don't think so. I'm just supposed to deal with my transcripts saying I graduated in August when I really graduated in May? I did MY job for 2 years, passed my tests, did my clinicals, and earned my grades...so yes, I expect them to do their jobs now.
I'm not so concerned with having a bad rap with the "nursing community", my school has already done that for themselves.
I will guess I will reach out to the President's Office one more time, not sure if I should mention if I once again receive no response that I will be contacting the BON, the Tennessee Board of Regents, hiring a lawyer, and contacting local news stations.
Suggestions, recommendations, helpful advice, contacts?
That sounds frustrating. I can only hope I'd have the patience to deal with that situation. BUT, in the grand scheme of things, how much does your transcript saying August vs May matter? Drop the negative energy being put into trying go make the school "fix it" and just focus on passing NCLEX and getting licensed. That's the date that matters.
Besides, I'm sure the school used the date that they received satisfactory verification to actually confer your degree. You (and a lawyer or the news outlets) will likely be unable to change that. Good luck to you and happy studying!
"There is Work Penis, and there is Recreational Penis. I'm sure your GF knows the difference. "
It sounds like she (and you) are both still extremely young. She should have done thorough research before making that decision. I think that if the information you gave her was incorrect, you should correct yourself.
And I don't think you should have offered her advice in the first place. These are adult decisions, and as an adult, you should worry about your own paths. Not to mention, these kind of decisions will consume a lot of time and money. No offense intended. I've seen many of my friends change majors because of what someone else told them without doing the appropriate research. I can't help but find myself in disbelief with these sorts of situations. I can understand taking advice from older people with MORE experience, but you are both in the same stages of life, it seems.
A handful of individuals may have read the title of this piece and probably thought to themselves, "How could anyone graduate from an unaccredited nursing program? Are these graduates even able to get a nursing license?"
I will answer both questions. First of all, many nurses have graduated from non-accredited schools of nursing. When I bring up the word 'unaccredited,' I am referring to the programs that lack national nursing accreditation. The two major entities that nationally accredit nursing programs in the United States and its territories are the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The number of private for-profit schools of nursing has proliferated in recent years, and while a few of these programs are nationally accredited by the ACEN or CCNE, many others lack this legitimizing accreditation.
Furthermore, countless nurses graduated from three-year hospital-based diploma nursing programs in years past. Although some of these programs were nationally accredited, a large number were unaccredited. Therefore, many nurses who completed diploma nursing programs in previous generations have encountered frustrating issues when attempting to return to school to earn a BSN or MSN degree. For instance, one of my former instructors earned a hospital-based diploma from the Los Angeles County Medical Center School of Nursing in 1970, but basically had to start from scratch when she wanted to complete a BSN degree in the 1990s.
Now I will address the second question. Are graduates of unaccredited nursing programs even able to get licensed? The answer is yes. You might be surprised to learn no state board of nursing in the US requires national accreditation from the ACEN or CCNE. In fact, state boards of nursing only require that nursing programs attain approval to operate. In other words, the BON requires approval, but not accreditation. Accreditation is a purely voluntary process that nursing programs undergo to ensure quality and a certain level of standards.
Nurses who have graduated from non-accredited programs may face three significant hurdles in their professional careers. For starters, the Department of Defense (also known as the military), the Veterans Administration, federal prisons, and other entities operated by the US Government will not hire RNs who completed nursing programs that lacked national accreditation. Secondly, some prestigious hospital systems will not hire RNs who graduated from unaccredited schools of nursing.
Finally, transferability of credits is a major issue because a graduate of a non-accredited program who wishes to pursue higher education will be rejected by the vast majority of accredited nursing programs. Most RN-to-BSN completion programs require candidates to have earned an associates degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. Most BSN-to-MSN progression programs require applicants to possess a BSN degree from a nationally accredited program. Without a nursing degree from a nationally accredited program, most schools will reject your application with the exception of some of the private for-profit entities (Kaplan, ITT Technical Institute, Walden, Chamberlain, etc.).
What if you are a graduate of a non-accredited associate degree program or diploma school of nursing? Are there any nonprofit, nationally accredited programs that will work with you? Yes. You do have options. I have listed several nonprofit degree completion programs that have accepted graduates of unaccredited nursing programs. Some of these programs are completely online, others are hybrid, and a few offer purely brick-and-mortar nursing education. Most of these schools of nursing require graduates of unaccredited programs to validate prior learning through challenge exams, competency testing and/or completion of a handful of bridge courses. Also, some of the nursing programs may offer provisional acceptance to graduates of unaccredited programs or review their applications on a case-by-case basis.
Nonprofit RN degree completion programs that accept graduates of unaccredited nursing programs:
University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
Indiana Wesleyan University
American Public University
The University of Toledo
Charleston Southern University
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Northwestern Missouri State University
University of Saint Mary (Kansas) (online)
University of Missouri at Kansas City
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
University of Central Arkansas
Mercy College of Ohio
Southern Vermont College
Western Kentucky University (MSN program)
Tarleton State University
University of Colorado
Miami University (Ohio)
Clayton State University (Georgia) MSN
East Tennessee State University
Missouri Western State University
Valdosta State University
Columbus State University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Western Governors University (BSN and MSN)
Christian Brothers University
Breckenridge Itt tech is accredited,and as long as you have RN behind your name you CAN get into a bachelor degree program. There are schools that will take our credits, They even launched their own. I'm at Orland park ,IL and I must say the teachers there are great. You can go to them for anything and they care! Yes we do have low passing rates but it's not because of the teachers. It's because of the quality of students they are letting in and their policies. While I am in med surg 2 starting sept 16th I will say there is a lot of self study but you get out what you put in! Most schools are self study whether you spending money or going to a community college. It's not a walk in the park like so many young people may think. It's a mixture of people in the school I'm at and the older crowd who really wants to be there is mixed with a younger crowd that just needs something to do, have no experience what so ever in healthcare and are in it for the money. Those are the ones that are failing or getting to the end and not passing exit HESI or NCLEX. They are in the process of fixing there review for NCLEX. I'm class of dec 2015 and so far I have passed both my pharm and fundamentals HESI and with 2 more to go and I will be graduating and passing my NCLEX!
I am graduating from Breckinridge school of nursing, Youngstown, Ohio campus March 28, 2015. I paid less for tuition because I had classes from Penn State University transfer. The tuition also covers all of the books needed for the classes. I also want you to know that my clincals were held in well known hospitals like Akron Children's, and many other great hospitals. The program is not perfect, but it is accredited, and they do have to follow rules set by the Ohio Board of Nursing. I have been at the top of my class the entire 27 months. I passed my exit Hesi on the first try with a much higher score than required. (I was the only one in the class that passed the first time) I have taken practice NCLEX exams and have passed with no problem. I have 2 interviews (before graduation) at well know hospitals. One in Pennsylvania, and the other in Ohio. My original class started out with 36, and 5 out of the original are graduating, and 2 failed critical care. (most dropped because they realized that nursing school actually takes dedication and hard work, others failed, and some had personal issues) ..the other 2 that are in our class have yet to pass the exit Hesi...don't blame a school because some people can't pass an exam. The students who work hard, and earn it...graduate. Yes, it is expensive, but I have a degree from Penn State that costs just around the same price and did not include books for each semester. Do your research before you spend the money for an education.
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