Sanford Brown College of St. Peters, MO LPN to ADN RN - page 4

Hello All, I currently in LPN school in Illinois and looking for a LPN to Assoc. RN program. I am greatly considering Sanford Brown in St. Peters, Missouri. I had an interview with them and the... Read More

  1. by   Labmum2
    Thanks WDWpixieRN and dbacon.....I appreciated reading both of your opinions.
  2. by   dbacon0328
    Anytime! Good Luck! I know you will make whatever decision is best for you no matter what! Keep us updated!
  3. by   dbacon0328
    Oh and to let u all know, I passed my boards on the first try Tues!!!!!!!! YAY!!!
  4. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from dbacon0328
    Oh and to let u all know, I passed my boards on the first try Tues!!!!!!!! YAY!!!
    Hopefully others from their institution are doing the same. That will help their dismal pass rate for NCLEX and perhaps helps them justify their horrendous tuition costs.
  5. by   RJ---RN
    wdwpixiern
    I agree. It's the students that are duped and tricked into going to that school. Just for grins, I called SBC and told them I wanted to go to school, and asked what the tuition cost was. I told her I would pay cash. SHE WOULD NOT TELL ME THE COST. Only to come in for an interview and then she would tell me. RIP OFF. POTENTIAL STUDENTS BEWARE.
  6. by   DoeRN
    Quote from RJ---RN
    wdwpixiern
    I agree. It's the students that are duped and tricked into going to that school. Just for grins, I called SBC and told them I wanted to go to school, and asked what the tuition cost was. I told her I would pay cash. SHE WOULD NOT TELL ME THE COST. Only to come in for an interview and then she would tell me. RIP OFF. POTENTIAL STUDENTS BEWARE.

    I have to agree with you RJ---RN. I know people who went there for other majors and had a heck of a time going on to get a bachelors degree. (Oh and by the way I was almost hired there as a recruiter about 5 years ago but declined the offer). I had a coworker who got a degree from there in Business Admin and he said that he had to basically start over again because schools like SLU, Fontbonne, Wash U and Webster would not take all of his credits. Now again this is from a former student and this is what he told me. He did not tell me how much this degree cost but he said it was way more than what I paid for my ASN. I know it is a personal choice but why spend $50,000 if that is the correct amount for an ASN and for the school to not have all of its accredidation? My goodness if you do go on the get your bachelors look at how much that will cost in addition to the $50,000 you have already paid. Oh and I know of one hospital in particular that will not let Sandford Brown students have clinicals at their location.
  7. by   RJ---RN
    Yep, you got it right! The students/graduates of course are defensive. I have nothing against them AT ALL. Sure they pass state board, I'm glad after all they paid! The instructors are good people too. It's the administration of the school, and the fact that they are not accredited, the cost is outrageous, and their graduates essentially start over again to get a bachelor's degree.
  8. by   dbacon0328
    Quote from WDWpixieRN
    Hopefully others from their institution are doing the same. That will help their dismal pass rate for NCLEX and perhaps helps them justify their horrendous tuition costs.
    I think that you are truly unaware of your blessings. I am counting mine and moving on. I am very proud of myself and the other 11 out of 15 classmates that have passed on the first try. I am also proud of the way that SBC is trying to improve their pass rates and education standards. I would pay any amount of money to have the freedom and opportunities that I do now. In fact I have an ER interview tomorrow. Pat on the back for me and anyone else improving their lives without the approval of others. Look down on SBC grads if you want but you may need to hire or work with one one day soon. Education is priceless to me and I am very happy with my decision. I will keep everyone updated on my progress in the years to come. I'm only 27, I got plenty of time! IM SO SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from dbacon0328
    I think that you are truly unaware of your blessings. I am counting mine and moving on.
    Look down on SBC grads if you want but you may need to hire or work with one one day soon. Education is priceless to me and I am very happy with my decision.
    I think before you choose to quote ME on MY blessings, you may want to re-read my posts carefully.

    I never, not once, made a reference to the quality of the program or the grads. I honestly don't know enough of them to do so.

    I AM, however, aware of their high tuition fees (having looked in SBC before I went the route I did) AND the very public fact that their NCLEX pass rate has been inferior to the other schools located here for several years. I can also read very well, and have seen numerous posts on this site that attest to the fact that others have paid very high tuitions, and spent several years of time to get their degree, only to find out later that they have to REPEAT and REPAY to REDO much of that if they choose to pursue a higher degree.

    I also went to school with someone who went to SBC for their LVN and they were EXTREMELY unhappy that they did so for many reasons -- financial, transferability, and others.

    I'd suggest before you choose to make ME the target of your displaced anger, that you look around and read other posts. SBC has been the subject of many posts for many years; there are many others you can spend time pointing fingers at.

    It's a good thing your education is "priceless" 'cause I guarantee you paid a heck of lot more for yours than I paid for my BS in Business from a local private university and my ASN combined.
  10. by   RJ---RN
    kUDOS TO WDWpixie. I support what you say. People get VERY defensive. They will find out in time that they will be repeating MOST of their credits to get that BSN. I, and many others stand side by side with you nurse friend!
  11. by   dbacon0328
    Quote from WDWpixieRN
    I think before you choose to quote ME on MY blessings, you may want to re-read my posts carefully.

    I never, not once, made a reference to the quality of the program or the grads. I honestly don't know enough of them to do so.

    I AM, however, aware of their high tuition fees (having looked in SBC before I went the route I did) AND the very public fact that their NCLEX pass rate has been inferior to the other schools located here for several years. I can also read very well, and have seen numerous posts on this site that attest to the fact that others have paid very high tuitions, and spent several years of time to get their degree, only to find out later that they have to REPEAT and REPAY to REDO much of that if they choose to pursue a higher degree.

    I also went to school with someone who went to SBC for their LVN and they were EXTREMELY unhappy that they did so for many reasons -- financial, transferability, and others.

    I'd suggest before you choose to make ME the target of your displaced anger, that you look around and read other posts. SBC has been the subject of many posts for many years; there are many others you can spend time pointing fingers at.

    It's a good thing your education is "priceless" 'cause I guarantee you paid a heck of lot more for yours than I paid for my BS in Business from a local private university and my ASN combined.



    I definitely have no displaced anger. I am very happy with my decision. Since you are the only one responding, I am simply defending my decision. I just wish that people would be more open minded and non judgmental. That's what's wrong with society today. People are so quick to judge. Chamberlain students also pay very high tuition as well as SLU. I have several friends that went to each. Community colleges are probably the cheapest way to go. I only had a problem with the wait lists. I was to attend Southwestern Illinois College but was denied entrance to the program because I was missing one class and would have to wait another year to apply. I had already spent 3 years obtaining most of the needed classes and my LPN. Also if a person chooses to pay more for something, they have to be degraded for it? That doesn't make any sense. You darn skippy education is priceless. The feeling I had when I looked at the SBN website with my name on it was a feeling I will never forget. Maybe you need to read your posts cause I do recall something about some hospitals are wary to hire SBC grads or something to that effect. If you got your BS from a local private university I'm sure you paid a whole lot more than me. My sister has her BS from SIUC and is pursuing her Masters from Lindenwood and I have seen her bills. Let's not forget nursing is always overcharged per credit hour anyway. In regards to the SBC posts in the past, I can only speak for right here and now and my experience. Not the experience of the disgruntled and unhappy students of the past.
  12. by   dbacon0328
    Quote from wdwpixiern
    priaj1980:

    this has been discussed several times that i know of in this forum, but i can't find the threads right off the bat....there area a number of concerns about going to sanford brown:

    *cost
    *reputation in the working community for grads; not saying you won't find a job, but i understand they're not the most desirable graduates
    *classes taken there are most often not transferable should you one day decide to pursue a bsn or msn. this is the biggest concern you should have besides the one above. if there's any possibility you will one day want to continue your education, you would most likely be required to retake a majority of your classes over at the college/university you would be attending.

    to verify this, you should start by calling local colleges/universities in your area and asking about the transferability of sb's courses. that might give you your answer immediately!

    it might also help you decide whether the money investment with them is worth it vs. the time factor in pursuing a more traditional degree. do not depend on their 'salesperson' for this information at sb. they will tell you anything to get your money.

    think carefully and do your homework!

    best wishes!





    i read your post over again and this is what you said.........
  13. by   STL-RN Student
    not worth the $...reputation is KING

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