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Joined Apr 20, '12 - from 'Hollywood, FL, US'. Fearless_leader is a Full Time Student. She has '7' year(s) of experience. Posts: 341 (44% Liked) Likes: 263

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  • Jul 24

    First, I'd call Nsg Supervisor to intervene.

    Then, I think I would document it somehow as an 'incident report' type of occurrence and submit copies to your nsg management, dietary and your facility's Public Relations Dept (unless your supervisor has other directions). In this day & age of those 'satisfaction scores', I think someone might be VERY interested in this family's satisfaction - considering that the family was witness to dietary's response.

    This situation also points to a greater facility need - how can a unit provide for a late, late admission. I'm sure that this happens often enough that there is most probably a need.

  • Jul 1

    Hi, can you tell me how long the nursing program was at Breckingridge?

  • May 11

    Hardest to Easiest Nursing:
    Holistic Health Assessment
    Care of Vulnerable Populations
    Nursing Management
    Professional Nursing A/B
    Holistic Care of Older Adults

    Hardest to Easiest Gen ED:
    State and Local Government (Texas)
    History I and II
    Brit Lit
    Technical Writing

    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.

  • Nov 22 '15

    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.

  • Oct 9 '15

    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.

  • Sep 13 '15

    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?

  • Sep 13 '15

    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.

  • Sep 12 '15

    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.

  • Aug 29 '15

    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!

  • Aug 29 '15

    Quote from Brilton
    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 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.
    What would've "put a fire in their britches" is seeing you in person, angry. Not a phone call or e-mail, which is so easily ignored. But that's on you, you decided to send e-mail after e-mail & phone call after phone call even after they went ignored.
    No you would have a bad rap if you contacted the media and/or got a lawyer. But if you don't care about the ill effects of that, that's all on you. I would much rather have a long & healthy nursing career than start it off like this.

  • Aug 29 '15

    Quote from Brilton
    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?
    YES, I have all of the above: stop it, and stop it now. It was an annoying situation. Your school's administration is less than great, but the problem became a non-issue the day it was corrected.

    You have not been denied a degree, you got that. You have not been denied an ATT because of your school's clerical gaffs, you will pass the NCLEX on the very same day you would have passed had this situation NOT occurred. In short, you have not been harmed, so there is nothing to 'make whole' by starting a frivolous lawsuit. Really, what do you think you would be alleging in your complaint? You were inconvenienced, not harmed.

    The period of time from which you were first notified of the issue (June 1st) until the time it was resolved (August 11th) is a shade over 2 months. AT MOST you could argue that your ATT might have been delayed two months; for many schools and many BoNs this period of time is consumed in the processing of perfectly normal applications and transcripts. So you might not even get those two months on the table as an issue to litigate.

    And THEN what? If you fail the NCLEX, you cannot claim it was because of the delay in processing your school transcript; you should have been studying for the NCLEX since (at least) the day you graduated. You are not harmed for the delay, you are well within the normal time-frame for scheduling the exam in the first place. If you pass the exam.....what then will be the point of paying attorney fees to file this silly complaint?


    But you know what COULD happen, should you continue to lose your mind and follow through on the idea of filing a lawsuit? What could, and probably WOULD happen, is that because the nursing community is a pretty small world (employers and employees know each other, staff moves between facilities regularly, instructors at schools are familiar with processes and the people behind them at healthcare facilities) would likely find your application shredded before even having it read. Yep....they'll see YOUR name on it, and run like hell from the litigious new grad who fumes over nonsense and makes mountains out of molehills. NOT someone most employers eagerly take on, I assure you!

  • Aug 29 '15

    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!

  • Aug 28 '15

    Quote from Farawyn
    "There is Work Penis, and there is Recreational Penis. I'm sure your GF knows the difference. "
    - Farawyn
    Far, you have such a way with words. Can I use this quote in the future? I'm not sure what situation will require it, but I'd like to use it if an occasion should call for it.

  • Aug 9 '15

    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.

  • Jul 31 '15

    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

    Lamar 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