Correspondence Courses???

  1. Have any of you heard of Ashworth College or Proffesional Career Development Institute ? As an RN I would like to be an "independant contractor".

    PCDI offers a "diploma" from their school of nutrition..cost $689
    AC offers an Associate of Science in Health Care Management...cost $789

    Just wondered if these are worth the paper they are printed on. I thought it would look good to put "Asso. Degreein Health Care Management" or "Special Studies in Nutrition" in addition to RN on a business card.

    Thanks for any info.

    ARBY
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    I looked up Ashworth College on the web. It says it's accredited by Distance Education and Training Council

    http://www.detc.org/content/degree.html

    Frankly I've not heard of it or any of the schools it lists. I'd be very cautious....my opinion. The other place I've never heard of either. To me $699 sounds like a diploma mill....my opinion only.

    You may want to check out some of the more accredited distance education schools.
  4. by   Tim-GNP
    Again, beware...

    Although the Distance Education and Training Council is recognized by Department of Education as a "Specialized
    Accrediting Body" it is NOT regionally accredited. This could prove disasterous if you try to get a BS degree with this ADN. It would most likely be laughed at by any 4 year college or university.

    P_RN is right... if it sounds 'too good to be true' it usually is.

    Cheers!

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