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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  MudderInTraining profile page
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    Melissa...yep, I had my financial appt late last week. I proceeded to get cold feet and ask for my spot to be given to the first person on the wait list. Even with 19 credits transferring in, I was going to be responsible for $42,000+. With govt. student loan interest rates rising to 6.8% this year, I just couldn't commit. My current plan is to take my last two pre-reqs for WNC and TMCC this coming semester. If I do stellar, then I'll cross my fingers for admission to one of their programs in Fall '13...if not, my Carrington application and HESI score will carry over from one application cycle to the next for 12 months. I never anticipated bailing on my spot, but the cost and the lack of credit transferability for future education opportunities made me nervous enough to postpone. I hope my rumblings made sense. I am REALLY hoping that I've made the right decision! Good luck to those who continue on in the program!
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  2. Visit  melissa5 profile page
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    Hi Stacy, It sounds like you have a well thought out plan for your future, and the fact that Carrington is still an option for you if TMCC, or WNC doesn't work out is a perfect alternate plan. If they do work out, you will have saved so much money and you won't have to worry about your your credits transferring to continue a higher education. I too have weighed all of these things, but for me, at my age, I don't want to wait any longer and take a chance on not being accepted to the other programs. I am hoping after gaining experience, and paying off the student loans after my first year of working, I can do the ASN to BSN bridge through chamberlain on line. I am hoping, and need to research if those credits will be elgible to achieve a Master's degree if I decide to take that route. After I received my rejection letter, I found out I ranked 38th, and yesterday I found out I was accepted. I hope I am making the right decision by accepting my spot. I hope you will continue to post and update your status with where you are. One way or another, we will reach our dream of being a nurse! Best wishes, Melissa :-)
  3. Visit  jhinchman profile page
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    I don't know about you Melissa, but I really feel like we need to get a contact list with at least an email for everyone in our class, that way we can all stay in touch and help each other throughout the next two years. I think we have a really good group and i'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone better!
  4. Visit  almostdone1989 profile page
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    I'll be graduating in a month from Carrington Reno. I've been informed that all 8 RN to BSN programs I've looked into will accept my full transfer, as well as every RN-MSN program I've considered. It's hard work but definitely worth it when you get this close to the end! PS: Amazing instructors since we stole them all from the surrounding nursing programs Downside- the tuition is a real bummer. On the other hand, it's only two years from start to finish and, for me, was a lot easier to get in to then WNC.
  5. Visit  DErnst profile page
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    Hi Muddler...
    I was wondering if you have any good study tips for the HESI a2?

    Danielle
  6. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    Well I'm glad to know they are good. Worth the money, I hope! I'm registered to take the hesi next week, so here's to hoping! I ordered the study guide.
  7. Visit  DErnst profile page
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    Hi my name is Danielle and I just recently took the Hesi a2 at the carrington college reno location this past saturday. I earned a 94 % overall and the average in my test group on Oct 20th was an 80%. I have heard horror stories that the lowest scores that have been accepted to past semesters programs is a 96%. Does anyone know how true this is? Is anyone else applying during the semester to C.C. Reno? Just trying to gather a little more information. I hate playing the waiting game.
  8. Visit  Leilani1983 profile page
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    I highly doubt the lowest score to get in was a 96%. I am in the last semester at Carrington, and when I was accepted I scored a 94.5% and got right in. I would think you'll be fine.
  9. Visit  keli4747 profile page
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    Hi everyone,
    Im looking to move back to reno to start the RN program @ carrington also, im going there in april to speak with financial aid as this is my biggest worry, does anyone know if they want the entire funds once you start school? I have been a medical assistant for 20 years and i had a staffrd/sallie mae loan and i defaulted but its been paid for over 10 years, also im on ssdi and im not sure if my benefits would be cut off if i attended school? Lastly I have to admit im scared i wont suceed even though ive been in the medical field for so long, I hear about all the different books to study from for the entrance exam and i see some say @ least 3 different books, any input on the various questions and concerns i have would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You,
    keli
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  10. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    Does anyone have any updated information about Carrington? I know this thread is old, but I'm curious about a few things, and no one seems to have the answers.
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  11. Visit  ElpLMrc profile page
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    Hello everyone I am going to be taking the entrance exam for carrington pretty soon and I have been out of school for a couple of years now, is there any advice you guys can give me in order for me to pass..should i get a tudor? I am really nervouse because if I dont get accepted I will have to look for something else quickly.
  12. Visit  ElpLMrc profile page
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    do you know how many times you can re take the entrace exam?
  13. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    Quote from ElpLMrc
    do you know how many times you can re take the entrace exam?
    if I remember correctly you can take it twice.

    Be careful though if you intend to get your BSN. I contacted UNR and Great Basin to see if they would take the degree. Great Basin won't because of the gen ed credits not being regionally accredited. UNR will as long as you take your gen ed elsewhere for the same reason.


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