Hello, I live in Cincinnati and I will be graduating high school in June 2011. I am 18 years old and I currently have my State Tested Nurse Aide which I got this month and I really want to become an RN. I am trying to look for an accredited 2 year RN program in the Cincinnati area. I know some colleges are Galen, Hondros, Cincinnati State, Brown Mackie, etc, but I heard they are not accredited
. Once I graduate the college I also want to be able to sit for the NCLEX. Can anyone help me find an awesome 2 year accredited college? Thanks in advance!
Sep 24, '10
Galen does NOT have a high NCLEX pass rate. It was 63%.
YTD: Cstates was 89%, Mt. St. Jo was 96%, Good Sam was 79%, Miami was 91%, Christ was 86%, UC - RWC was 92%, UC - BSN - 87%, Hondros was 81%, Christ was 86%.
Galen,Hondros,Fortis (Bohecker) and Brown Mackie are for-profit schools. Their credits will not transfer if you wish to obtain your BSN. You will be stuck going to another expensive for profit school for your BSN or retake gen ed courses.
There are a ton of new grad RN's without jobs, so many employers are requesting nurses have a BSN as a way of weeding out applicants. So please don't shoot yourself in the foot by taking on a ton of debt for credits that hinder further education.
Fortis has been kicked out the hospitals for clinical, they only do them in nursing homes. I believe their accreditation is under review as well.
Miami (BSN) does not have a waitlist either. It is 3 years to complete when you are accepted. 1 year of pre-reqs. Miami is by far the most affordable BSN program. Christ and Miami have high standards for their applicants.
I've also heard that Butler Tech is getting an RN program. Don't know any details.
Cstate's waitlist is roughly 2 years, though people have waited less. I haven't heard of anyone waiting 3 years at Cstate or Raymond Walters. RWC wait list is also 2 years. I've also heard Good Sam's is roughly 1 year.
Last edit by happy2learn on Sep 24, '10