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Has anyone gone to this program recently? I'm keeping an open mind and gathering all relevant and recent facts, since it's part of DeVry, a reputable institution. Thank you!... Read More

  1. Visit  whisperingsage profile page
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    I attended their info session too and was going to go there. I was hoping the only classes I would have to repeat would be A & P and micro, but, it turns out they wouldn't accept ANY of my credits. I have 171 units from a California JC, and I got an A in all but two classes (B's). My husband fooloshly pulled me out of my last prerequisite class (general chemistry- I was hedging my bets on which LVN to RN bridge I could get into), and made me go to work as an LVN/LPN,....... for the next 11 years! Needless to say most schools require A & P and Micro to be within 5 years. But Carrington refused to recognize any units over 3 years old, so for me it would not be money savings, it would be a waste of time as I have been practicing in the field for over 10 years in 2 states and I would have to take all the classes over again as if I had never had them at all, to the tune of over $50,000!!!!! I went to a JC to save money- $26 per unit. I know Universities charge hundreds per unit but that is ridiculous.
  2. Visit  mzleenuh profile page
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    Quote from whisperingsage
    I attended their info session too and was going to go there. I was hoping the only classes I would have to repeat would be A & P and micro, but, it turns out they wouldn't accept ANY of my credits. I have 171 units from a California JC, and I got an A in all but two classes (B's). My husband fooloshly pulled me out of my last prerequisite class (general chemistry- I was hedging my bets on which LVN to RN bridge I could get into), and made me go to work as an LVN/LPN,....... for the next 11 years! Needless to say most schools require A & P and Micro to be within 5 years. But Carrington refused to recognize any units over 3 years old, so for me it would not be money savings, it would be a waste of time as I have been practicing in the field for over 10 years in 2 states and I would have to take all the classes over again as if I had never had them at all, to the tune of over $50,000!!!!! I went to a JC to save money- $26 per unit. I know Universities charge hundreds per unit but that is ridiculous.
    Did you submit in your transcripts at all or were you just told during the info session that it wasn't going to transfer over? Almost all of my prerequisites transferred over no problem (all from different JC's in California). None of them are 10yrs old, but they were taken from 2007-2014 (my Anatomy was taken back in 2011). When I spoke to finance they told me that they'll take classes up to 10 years old. The only class that I have to retake is Chemistry, and I'm assuming it's because the one I took was an Intro to Chem instead of the General Chem.
    Last edit by mzleenuh on Nov 15, '15 : Reason: needed to add stuff
  3. Visit  Chloemf22 profile page
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    Any current Carringtong Reno students? I am interested in going but scared of not being able to get into a good BSN program afterwards. Also, how easy was it to find a job afterwards? I have heard mixed reviews on hospitals being interested in Carrington graduates. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ps how the heck did anyone manage to afford this program?!? Do they offer decent financial aid?
  4. Visit  mursenary88 profile page
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    Quote from Chloemf22
    Any current Carringtong Reno students? I am interested in going but scared of not being able to get into a good BSN program afterwards. Also, how easy was it to find a job afterwards? I have heard mixed reviews on hospitals being interested in Carrington graduates. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Ps how the heck did anyone manage to afford this program?!? Do they offer decent financial aid?
    Hi there. I'm a current Carrington Reno student in my 2nd semester. My brother is also in the program a few semesters ahead. I've met some of his friends / acquaintances who are graduates and seemed to have no problem finding jobs. Although I have a feeling networking may be a factor for some, as one is currently working in the CVICU as her first job which I hear is uncommon for a new nurse. But networking to find a job connection is definitely not unique to nursing. I currently work for Renown in an administrative position and am doing the same thing. Also your ability to move where the jobs are might be important. I'm single w/no dependants and plan on keeping it that way so I don't mind leaving the state for that all too important first job. Also, someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I'm under the impression that the nursing school you graduated from becomes less and less important after you land your first job and gain more and more experience. I should stress though: the fact that I'm not concerned about finding my first job is very much a result of my own unique circumstances. I already have an "in" so to speak and I don't mind relocating if need be.

    As to you concern regarding getting your BSN, I share the same concern. Honestly when I started I told myself I didn't need/want a BSN so didn't do too much research on who / where I can go after Carrington (aside from their own bridge program they pedal to you in orientation). But after only 5 months into school I'm already becoming interested in specialties that might require the BSN, or living and working overseas which seems to also require a BSN. In fact your question has made me want to get all the facts about my BSN options after class tomorrow, so I'll report back if I learn anything of note. Hope some of this helps you make a decision.

    P.S. With transfer credits + left over FAFSA money + GI BIll benefits I'm only paying 17K for the program. Sorry to bust your bubble XD

    If you have good credit you might want to consider a student loan through your bank etc. If all else fails Carrington DOES offer an "institutional" loan through them that requires you pay the monthly interest.
    Last edit by mursenary88 on Jan 21
  5. Visit  Chloemf22 profile page
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    Thank you so much mursenary88! That is really helpful. I already have a bachelors so I am maxed out on Pell Grants etc. Hopefully I will still get some help from FAFSA. You're response added a great needed dose of encouragement, so thank you for that!

    Please let me know if you find out more about the BSN.

    Thank you for your response!
  6. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    Is anyone waiting for may start acceptance letters?
  7. Visit  littleMel profile page
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    Is anyone waiting for may start acceptance letters?

    Anxiously!
  8. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    Anxiously!
    What did you get on the Kaplan? I'm so worried! I was told 350 applicants this time frame!
  9. Visit  littleMel profile page
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    Quote from illusion9376
    What did you get on the Kaplan? I'm so worried! I was told 350 applicants this time frame!
    I honestly don't rebember my exact scores. They were all in the 90s.


    I got got the call today! I'm in for the long haul
  10. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    Quote from littleMel
    I honestly don't rebember my exact scores. They were all in the 90s.


    I got got the call today! I'm in for the long haul
    Yay! That's awesome
  11. Visit  mursenary88 profile page
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    Quote from Chloemf22
    Thank you so much mursenary88! That is really helpful. I already have a bachelors so I am maxed out on Pell Grants etc. Hopefully I will still get some help from FAFSA. You're response added a great needed dose of encouragement, so thank you for that!

    Please let me know if you find out more about the BSN.

    Thank you for your response!

    Sorry for the late reply

    So there IS a catch regarding BSN programs after graduating Carrington: Any of the GEN EDs taken at Carrington will NOT be accepted by a BSN program. So you would need to re-take them.

    However all of the nursing courses taken are accepted at any BSN program. Makes no sense imo, but hey.
  12. Visit  Chloemf22 profile page
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    Quote from mursenary88
    Sorry for the late reply

    So there IS a catch regarding BSN programs after graduating Carrington: Any of the GEN EDs taken at Carrington will NOT be accepted by a BSN program. So you would need to re-take them.

    However all of the nursing courses taken are accepted at any BSN program. Makes no sense imo, but hey.

    Thank you so much for getting back to me on that! I wonder if the Devry BSN bridge program accepts those pre-reqs since they are virtually the same school??
  13. Visit  mursenary88 profile page
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    Quote from Chloemf22
    Thank you so much for getting back to me on that! I wonder if the Devry BSN bridge program accepts those pre-reqs since they are virtually the same school??

    MOST DEFINITELY Carrington's own BSN bridge program will accept all pre-reqs. I was referring to any BSN program outside of Carrington/Devry. Personally I'm not a fan of online and would rather go to a brick and mortar program, call me old fashioned.

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