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Impossible to tell, given the "school" website's reluctance to mention the program curriculum in its abundant haste to tell you about "Special Pricing For This Week Only!!" (Which, of course, will be their Special Low Low Price (!!) this week and until the end of times. . .)
Apparently it's a well-known diploma-mill:
Skeptical Scalpel: School or Scam? St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants
An administrative medical assistant program could be taken on-line, as there is no clinical skills or lab component. But to become a board certified medical assistant here in the US of A, you'll need a program with real-life clinical and lab components as well as an externship. Don't sell yourself short by falling for this "cheap and easy" crock.
All of you are so inspirational. I am starting school in August for Practical Nursing, my boyfriend says there is absolutely no way that I can go to school full time, take care of him and my 5 year old and work a full time job. I am 29 years old and I work as an insurance agent. I don't like the industry because there isn't much security and I have to wait too long on the money I earn. I know that being a nurse is what I want to do. I read that in order to reach your goals you need support from your family, boss etc. I don't have much support but I know that if I make it through this, I will have done "the impossible".
The BON public website meeting agenda outline for the upcoming BON quarterly meeting next week shows that the HCC-ADN program approval status will be dropped to "Conditional" (no new students allowed), but it doesn't show that the HCC-LVN program lost accreditation. Is there a rumor going around that the LVN program is shutting down or something?
Sorry, but I could not follow this article at all. I'm sure it's informative and accurate, but it reads like a Google translation!
Anamarc College had enrolled more than 500 students at the time it abruptly closed, yet only 67 persons sat for boards last year?
Food for Thought: The Anamarc College LVN program (El Paso, Texas) is approved by the Texas BON. The college's NCLEX pass rates from 2009 through 2013 were in a very respectable range of 90.91 to 97%. The 97% pass rate was for 2013, with 65/67 students passing. The program passed its most recent BON survey (inspection) visit in October 2013, and no problems were noted and no remedial work was required. In 2012 the program director announced plans to revise the course structure to facilitate credit transfers. Students who were interviewed by the BON during the October 2013 visit stated they were satisfied with the program, and said they appreciated the high NCLEX pass rates, low student-to-teacher ratios, and the lack of waitlists. All of this info is available on the Texas BON website. Before today, I'd never heard of the Anamarc program, but the program looks squeaky clean if you research it on the BON website.
Other than possibly distasteful advertising, what red flags were there for potential students to "research"? Some students have no choice but to pay private program tuition because they either can't get in to a cheaper/more competitive program, or they are wanting to get started ASAP. The program looked fine on paper and the BON had no issues with it; it was not on the BON List of Problem Programs.
Yes, something went wrong financially, and we don't yet know the details. But I think it's premature and unfair to lump the school in with the Corinthian debacle or to point accusatory fingers at the program's students "because they should have known better."
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