Nursing school a scam in Detroit, MI

    There is a new nursing school/program that just has gotten some well deserved negative media attention in Detroit. The name of the school is CAHP Healthcare Preparation. They claim to give people the training and skills needed to be a nurse yet they are not accredited by the state of Michigan. On their website they don't call themselves a school but a "training course or a tutorial program". I know that the waiting list is long to get the training needed to be a nurse but, do not buy into this scam! They will take $6,000 of your hard earned money and give you the promises of a nursing career. But, they will not be able to deliver. Below is a link to the article. I highly doubt that this is the last we will hear from them.

    Detroit Free Press June 18, 2009
  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   RN1982
    This is why people should go to programs that are accreditted by the state and the NLNAC.
  4. by   greeniebean
    Wow that's awful. I can't believe somebody would do that to people!
  5. by   sunflower777
    [font=book antiqua]thanks for the info..i was considering any schools in detroit!
  6. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Caveat emptor.
  7. by   MedSurgeMess
    Unfortunately, scams have always been around. In this economy, it's only going to get worse.....
  8. by   HyperSaurus, RN
    Most schools in Michigan are accredited by CCNE, not NLNAC, including the university of Michigan, and Michigan State.
  9. by   netglow
    OP you should submit this article to be posted in the Nursing News section. That way it will get a prominent place and not buried in threads.
  10. by   2BSure
    Quote from mimib
    Wow that's awful. I can't believe somebody would do that to people!
    No kidding. Also, hasn't Michigan had enough crapola to last a lifetime? Just what that state need...fraudsters!
  11. by   teacher08
    I read this article and the responses posted at the conclusion of the article.....are your freaking kidding me!!! A few responses to the article are unbelievalbe and concludes many people will believe and accept anything as long as it puts them ahead of the game. Short cuts without understanding the final consequences when making an unwise decision = destruction, loss of valuable time, money, emotional stress, starting all over, etc.

    I hope and pray not another individual enrolls in that program without learning about its State Approval status. Accreditation is an important voluntary decision from the learning institution to seek (not to offend anyone or discredit accrediting organizations) however State and Board approval is extremely important. Imagine losing 6K of your hard earned money on a scam. When we learn to thoroughly research on our own, we will then learn to make wise decisions. We all make mistakes however we always get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th.... 15th millionth, etc. chance to make things better. Best wishes to you all in your future endeavors. :wink2:
  12. by   Spritenurse1210
    Quote from TurnLeftSide
    This is why people should go to programs that are accreditted by the state and the NLNAC.
    At the very least the state board of nursing where they reside.
  13. by   NewLynney
    In Georgia, the Secretary of States office posts list of approved schools for LPN, AD, BSN - and those programs stay in compliance. I strongly encourage anyone who values their time, money, and quality of education to contact their states board before enrolling in any program. anywhere.
  14. by   WoofyMutt80
    A similar thing happened to me 6 years ago when I was looking for CNA classes and this school called "Tech Com" 20 mins from me had affordable classes, so I went to look at the school, which was in this building with other businesses in a busy part of the city, and I was younger and naive then. I couldnt find the place and the security had no clue what I was talking about until one of their supervisors said "go to the second floor, they are Xintra now". I wish I walked out then, cuz I later found out they had a history of moving around, and multiple name changes because 4 people sued them cuz they took their money and ran. Like I said I was younger then, and I paid on my credit card (and I was able to get conditional credit when I told my credit card what happened), and I and a few others including the instructor showed up and we only had one class. Even the instructor got screwed out being paid! Also the Attorney General got involved and the media.
    Last edit by WoofyMutt80 on Jun 19, '09 : Reason: type-o