Breckinridge School of Nursing @ ITT Canton, MI - page 3

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I am excited. I was accepted into the ADN program at ITT this week. I start in the middle of September. Despite all of the negative feedback about the school, I will decide for myself and make the best out of my situation. Anyone... Read More


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    The school was not super hard to get into all you do is call and ask to have your name placed on the list for orientation that they only have 3 times each semester(3times in spring 3 times in fall) you take the HESI(grammer, reading comprehension, math, and vocabulary) and whoever has the top 30 scores enter the program (my score was a 83.66% and I got in). My prior classes trasferred over(the pre-req are include in the program which is good for people just starting over) and it saved me at least $15,000. Hope you try to get in because I love it so far I'm so glad I made the choice to go to ITT Tech but im only in my 4th week ask me after my first quarter
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    I was going to ask did they accept any pre-reqs. Sounds good. I just called and placed my name on the list...waiting for a call back. I was going to attended Oakland univ -riverview institute lpn program for approx $9500, but would still have to cont. for my rn...so I'm praying this the best move for me.
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    It has been said for years, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is!" These so called colleges prey on those who may have had difficulty being accepted at a state college or University. Think before you spend your money!!! Ask yourself,"Why does Virginia College, ITT, Sanford Brown, etc, charge 50K while my local community college charges <10K for the same degree?? That should be your FIRST clue!! If you didn't get into your local community college program due to poor GPA or lack of prerequisites, then STRIVE FORWARD!!! Take the classes over and/or more electives to raise your GPA!! You might have to put a few bucks out of your wallet but in the long run, you will be far better off especially if you choose to make a career change later in life and you will not still be paying off student loans from 20 years ago!. Your general education from your state college and/or University system will transfer ANYWHERE!! Do your general ed there, and if necessary, go to these private "colleges" for your core degree courses only!!
    Lastly, remember what it takes to obtain national certifications! Nursing, for example, has only two national accreditation agencies in the US. Most hospitals, and higher learning institutions will only honor your education if you obtained your degree from a program carrying the NLNAC or AACN certification. When investigating this school several years ago for someone I worked with, ITT had been denied accreditation THREE times!! To date, they don't appear on the NLNAC's roster as a candidate, provisional, or full accreditation lists. Although your individual state can give approval to any nursing school allowing you to sit for initial state license, don't expect to continue on with your education past an associates nor get hired at a magnet or teaching hospital!!
    DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! FIND OUT WHAT YOUR EMPLOYERS OR POTENTIAL HIGHER DEGREE LEARNING INSTITUTIONS WILL ACCEPT BEFORE YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE SAVINGS!! Be a WISE consumer!!
    Best of luck to all of you!!

    http://www.nlnac.org/home.htm
    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/
    Last edit by StudentAPRNinFL on Jan 26, '13 : Reason: Typo's
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    Well for me my GPA was a 3.77 at OCC and I still didn't get accepted bcuz they were retaking classes so what's the difference? I repay and end up paying more money to go to a community college? No I did what was best for me. My mother is an RN and she was the first graduating class from HFCC accelerated program and they were not accredited bcuz they had no graduating class yet. You only get accreditation by having a certain percentage pass rate for the NCLEX. My mother a RN has been a working RN and she was able to sit for her NCLEX with no problems. I also know that just like her many students that graduated from ITT Tech are already working in hospitals. So really it's all about what you want to do.
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    Any updates from the students who are currently in the program or graduated? I am hoping to be in the September 16th class and wanted some insight
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    Hi @ FutureRN88, my name is Storm and I currently attend ITT nursing program in Canton, I am entering my final year. Adult Med Surg 2 is our next rotation in a week. just to let you know, I love the program, it is not easy like any program. Do I regret my decision for coming to ITT..NO I DO NOT. I had nay sayers and some of my co workers say I was crazy to pay that amount, I am not going to ITT to plz anyone but my self, ppl are going to say what the heck they want, the bottom line is what you want..All these nay sayers is not going to pay your bills or loans back right! If they are going to pay it back for you, then hey listen to them, other wise tell them to go kick rocks. I hate I had to give up my fulltime job, but to succeed I had to do what I had to do. I have a wonderful support system. Now I would tell ppl to make ITT their last choice due to the amount of money, but if you are tired of waiting and retaking classes then do you..So needless to say they still waiting and I am heading in my 2nd Adult Med Surg...ITT clinical sites are as follows: St John Providence Hospital (Southfield), Kindred Hospital (Old Holy Cross on Detroit East side), Doctors Hospital (Pontiac) McLaren Hospital (Old Mt. Clemens General) Graden City, Oakwood, Children's, St. Mary's, Hutzel Hospital, Nsg. Homes, Long Term facilities, and others...Nurses has been hired at William Beaumont in Royal Oak, Providence (Southfield), Kindred Hospital, Doctors Hospital, McLaren, Oakwood, and Botsford...Is it beneficial to already have your foot in the door at an hospital...of course..If this is what you want no one can stand in you way.
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    To give you some insight on the first 4 qtrs. all classes have to be passed with an 80% or better
    Qtr.1- Co ntempary Nsg. (Learning about how nsg. began, laws, legal issues etc.)
    Survey to the Sciences(Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.)
    Strategies for the technical professional (basic computer class)
    Qtr 2- Fundamentals of Nursing 1 (Learning Vital Signs, making up beds, usage of canes, walkers etc.) This Qtr. you will need to wear you lab uniform (Black polo shirt, and Khaki bottoms) You will
    need to bring your nursing bag (stethoscope, blood pressure cuff etc.)
    Human Anatomy( if you have not already taking this class)
    College Math (Algebra and Trigonometry)
    Qtr 3- Fundamentals of Nursing 2 (Foley insertion, IV's, Wound Care, Ostomy Care etc.)
    Pharmacology (need to know the action of the drug, contraindications, adverse effects etc.)
    Human Anatomy 2 (If you have not already taken this class)
    Dosage Calculations (Have to pass the exam with a 90% or better to move on to clinicals, you have 3 times to take and pass)
    HESI Exams (Fundamentals and Pharmacology) They are taken at the end of 3rd qtr.
    Qtr. 4- Med Surg Adult Nursing 1 (knowledge of nsg. in Musculoskeletal, Renal/Urinary disorders, Female/ Male reproductive disorders, Digestive disorders, etc.)
    Composition 1 (English)
    Med Surg Adult Nursing Clinicals (105 clinicals hours)
    I am entering my 5th qtr beginning Tuesday March 19th.
    Qtr. 5- Med Surg Adult Nursing 2
    Med Surg Adult Nursing Clinicals
    (120 clinical hours)
    Microbiology (If you have not already taken this class)
    I hope this help some, let me know if you need more info. Good Luck!!!!!
    Last edit by scc1975 on Mar 17, '13
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    I recently graduated from ITT, yes I paid A LOT of money. But, the waiting lists at ALL of the local schools were sooo long. I honestly did not feel that the courses were all that difficult. I was concerned about passing NCLEX, but everyone in my class that has sat for NCLEX has passed. Someone had asked if you can transfer credits in, the answer is YES. I had 16 credits transfer in. If you're tired of waiting and dont want to waste the money retaking classes than check ITT out.

    One thing to keep in mind that noone told me... don't think you will get your Auth to Test from the State right away.... It took about a month and a half to get my ATT, and then all the dates were full for another month.
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    I had an appt. with -------------(Nursing Rep) last week, they accepted my HESI exam from HFCC that I took in May. They also did my Fin. Aid. and looks like I'm only going to pay about $15,500 in loans back after they factored in my pell grant, transfer in my pre-reqs from HFCC and Baker, and the opprotunity scholarship....that being said: I am excited to start! After paying to retake classes and after talking to other people that are already in the healthcare field with families and going to school (some people have paid more than $40,000 and traveled to Ohio for schools like Brown Mackie or $30,000 for an LPN from Everest) I'd say this is a good move for me. I'm waiting to hear if I'll be starting in Sept or Dec.

    Also, I've already been accepted to Oakland University (I was going to complete the BSN there), and as long as you are a RN in the state of MI, you can be accepted to the RN-BSN program.
    Last edit by dianah on Jun 19, '13 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names
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    hi..im rose..im starting itt in the fall also..im scared but excited..how do you guys feel about the program?


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