I bet having the close clinical site is really nice! I wouldn't mind doing some of mine in MA if it was at Lahey or Boston or some place like that. I know we had a discussion about clinicals, that I may have to take extra hours if they have required more than the tech has. I figure even if I have to repeat a course or two, that I will just know the materials that much better and I tell you the way we fly through so much of it, that 'aint a bad thing!
The accreditation issue may be about funding, I don't really know. I was told they will be seeking, then told they wouldn't be, and now told again they would be. All I do know is that when they split campuses from Berlin, they ended up with it and not us. It was a huge bummer as I had been awarded the BHPR scholarship
and had to turn it down when I deferred Rivier as it could only be used at a nationally accredited school and not at the tech. So I let go of a full ticket scholarship with a stipend to stay local and just praying (A LOT!) that I am awarded it again.
Don't get me wrong, I am really glad I stayed local- I had my two surgeries Aug 30, then had complications and was back in for a week, missing much of the first two weeks of class. Then a million tests later for rare disorders and trips to Boston almost weekly to see specialsts. All is worked out now, though (thankfully). Plus my gram has mild alzheimers symptoms, broken foot with delayed healing and doesn't drive. My daughters are all driving now so they can help her out when I am away and I am looking into moving her in here or getting her more services at home.
I need to finish my degree and want this more than anything. Thankfully my kids are mature enough now. For my Masters I may attend SCSU for CRNA through an affiliate but my youngest just told me that this week that's HER college and not mine and I am not 'allowed' to attend with her, lol!