Everest Institute - page 2

Hello all, Has anyone attended Everest Institute (FKA Olympia Training Institute), Practical Nurse program? If so would please share your likes/dislikes. Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   oguesswhat
    Everest does not have an RN program. They have an MA program
  2. by   Sirena922
    The one in Grand Rapids & Southfield have a LPN Program also.
  3. by   Nurse_Diane
    Quote from Sirena922
    The one in Grand Rapids & Southfield have a LPN Program also.
    Please think long and hard before you sign ANYTHING.......

    Best,
    Diane
  4. by   WayneStateKatie
    Quote from NIKKIP37
    Everst RN program is accredited.
    Well they are NOT on the list of approved RN programs on the Michigan Board of Nursing (if indeed everest even has a RN program I just thought they had LPN)....

    They may have other fly by night accreditation for a RN program but I can tell you you are going to have a hell of a time trying to get a job somewhere with a degree from a school not approved by the MI BON.

    I checked, and their LPN program is approved by the MI BON. Even at that I would still think long and hard at the program and would do the community college route instead. I think the quality of education is greater and the cost is much less.
  5. by   Nurse_Diane
    Quote from WayneStateKatie
    Well they are NOT on the list of approved RN programs on the Michigan Board of Nursing (if indeed everest even has a RN program I just thought they had LPN)....

    They may have other fly by night accreditation for a RN program but I can tell you you are going to have a hell of a time trying to get a job somewhere with a degree from a school not approved by the MI BON.

    I checked, and their LPN program is approved by the MI BON. Even at that I would still think long and hard at the program and would do the community college route instead. I think the quality of education is greater and the cost is much less.
    :yeahthat::yeahthat::yeahthat:
  6. by   NIKKIP37
    Quote from WayneStateKatie
    Well they are NOT on the list of approved RN programs on the Michigan Board of Nursing (if indeed everest even has a RN program I just thought they had LPN)....

    They may have other fly by night accreditation for a RN program but I can tell you you are going to have a hell of a time trying to get a job somewhere with a degree from a school not approved by the MI BON.

    I checked, and their LPN program is approved by the MI BON. Even at that I would still think long and hard at the program and would do the community college route instead. I think the quality of education is greater and the cost is much less.

    I dont know where you got your info but I am going to believe all of the hospitals here in tampa fl when they say everest is accredited and and when i called the nursing board as well. So unless there lying to me but i dont think they are. Just do the research and the one here in tampa fl does offer RN. Not every one wants to wait 3 or 4 years to get a dagree they can get in 21 mos. And sometimes you have to wait even longer to get into the RN program at a community college. And if you play it smart you can get most of he 38,000 paid for through grant and tuition reimburstment if you find a way to get your foot in the door at a hospital befor you start your classes. Every just do your own research before making any decision because if I listened to everyone else I would know most of what they say is false infotrmation.
  7. by   WayneStateKatie
    Quote from NIKKIP37
    Just do the research and the one here in tampa fl does offer RN.
    Ok that may be true but this is the MICHIGAN forum. The Everests in MICHIGAN do NOT offer RN and they are not accepted by the MICHIGAN board of nursing for RN. The Florida board of nursing may accept a degree from them as accredited so if you live in Florida, plan to attend Everest to get your RN, and plan to work as a RN in Florida you should be fine-- I have done no research on what's going on in Florida since I don't live there. I post information in this forum relevant to MI and what is true for this state.

    Good Luck becoming a RN I hope you find a program you truly love and are happy with for years to come
  8. by   NIKKIP37
    Quote from WayneStateKatie
    Ok that may be true but this is the MICHIGAN forum. The Everests in MICHIGAN do NOT offer RN and they are not accepted by the MICHIGAN board of nursing for RN. The Florida board of nursing may accept a degree from them as accredited so if you live in Florida, plan to attend Everest to get your RN, and plan to work as a RN in Florida you should be fine-- I have done no research on what's going on in Florida since I don't live there. I post information in this forum relevant to MI and what is true for this state.

    Good Luck becoming a RN I hope you find a program you truly love and are happy with for years to come

    Sorrry about that. I thought they were all under the same accreditaion. Guess I was wrong. Thanks. :imbar
  9. by   ionosphere
    I'm sick of all their tv ads. During the day on stations that show talk and cop shows, they advertise during EVERY commercial break, sometimes more than once in the same break, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Go out of business and die Everest College!!!!
  10. by   bellablues
    Quote from WayneStateKatie
    Well they are NOT on the list of approved RN programs on the Michigan Board of Nursing (if indeed everest even has a RN program I just thought they had LPN)....

    They may have other fly by night accreditation for a RN program but I can tell you you are going to have a hell of a time trying to get a job somewhere with a degree from a school not approved by the MI BON.

    I checked, and their LPN program is approved by the MI BON. Even at that I would still think long and hard at the program and would do the community college route instead. I think the quality of education is greater and the cost is much less.


    HERE IS THE LIST OF APPROVED MICHIGAN SCHOOL'S.... EVEREST IS APPROVED!!!!!!

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/md...og_98366_7.pdf
  11. by   Lindaa
    Hey guys i just have a ? I am going to start classes at Everest Institute this month and after reading all of this i am not sure now ... Why are they taking students in that don't have a Highschool Diploma or GED? And you still make chump change even if you are certified no way... And what is this i hear about 8 10 and 11 dollars an hour are they #$@%^& Nuts!!!! That is nothing!!!! My tuition is going to cost 15,785 You guys are kidding me right.. Please tell me you are... Can someone pleaseeee let me know what's going on..
  12. by   springing
    Hey guys i just have a ? I am going to start classes at Everest Institute this month and after reading all of this i am not sure now ... Why are they taking students in that don't have a Highschool Diploma or GED? And you still make chump change even if you are certified no way... And what is this i hear about 8 10 and 11 dollars an hour are they #$@%^& Nuts!!!! That is nothing!!!! My tuition is going to cost 15,785 You guys are kidding me right.. Please tell me you are... Can someone pleaseeee let me know what's going on..

    you're confused because people went off on a tangent about their medical assistant course when the OP was asking about their LPN program.

    Medical Assistants: Make $8-10 an hour, perform like a CNA only usually less contact with bodily fluids. Huge ripoff to pay thousands of dollars to become a medical assistant.

    Licensed Practical Nurses: A step above a CNA, a step below an RN and perform many of the same duties as both. Make around $16-22 an hour and can advance into the second year of an RN program. Everest charges a LOT for LPN programs, and it wouldn't be worth it if it were easy to get into LPN programs at the community colleges around here - which it isn't. If you don't want to wait years or maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA, Everest is worth a shot.
  13. by   Lindaa
    Thanks for your reply but i am not confused i just wanted to know what all the fussing was about but everybody has their own opinions i guess..

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