Cincinnati nursing schools - page 2

Hi. My husband is possibly going to take a job in Cincinnati. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what or where some of the nursing schools are at and if they have waiting lists. Thanks...... Read More

  1. by   onlyhope
    if you are considering getting your BSN you might want to look into NKU. it is a four year program but the tuition is not bad and you can easily get grants/loans depending on your income. it is a good program with a good reputation. GOOD LUCK!
  2. by   mandylw
    Is it hard to get into Christ Hospital nursing school? I went for an info session there like 2 years ago and it seemed really hard to get in. Maybe they have changed things since then. I already have my CNA. I live in northern Kentucky. I am interested in 2 year RN programs that don't have a huge waiting list. I do have some pre reqs done. I have thought about Christ, Good Sam, and Beckfield College. What about Xavier's program? Is that 2 years? Any info would be great!! Amanda
  3. by   kimmierue
    Quote from mandylw
    Is it hard to get into Christ Hospital nursing school? I went for an info session there like 2 years ago and it seemed really hard to get in. Maybe they have changed things since then. I already have my CNA. I live in northern Kentucky. I am interested in 2 year RN programs that don't have a huge waiting list. I do have some pre reqs done. I have thought about Christ, Good Sam, and Beckfield College. What about Xavier's program? Is that 2 years? Any info would be great!! Amanda
    Well sadly most of these programs have waiting lists until 2008. You might as well just do the BSN thing, it will take you the same amount of time. This is what I am doing at UC Clermont.
  4. by   GrnHonu99
    There is also another ADN program in Northern KY...its not Beckfield...Geez I cant remember..its in Ft. Mitchell i think.....anyone??? I looked into it awhile ago but for the life of me cant remember the name of it.
  5. by   Ophelia78
    Christ is accredited as a Diploma program. They are currently switching to an associate program, which means they must graduate one class of students before they can be accredited. This first class is also not eligible for Federal Aide because of this. This does not mean Christ does not offer an excellent nursing education (I'm a grad myself). It has been graduating nurses for over 100 years now. My class (05) had some of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state. Like many nursing schools, there are only a certain number of nurses that can be trained every year, and applications are becoming very competitive. They told us when we started in '03 that over 800 had applied for 169 spaces. I understand that number has increased every year. Many of us already had an associates or BA in another field, or had many prereqs completed already. Taking a few prereqs (psychology 101, Anatomy and Physiology) might make you a more competitive candidate in an RN or BSN program.

    Good Sam also has an excellent program (my mother and 4 aunts all graduated from there). I haven't heard many good things about Cinti State's RN program. Several of my classmates had switched to Christ after spending 4 years trying to get into the nursing clinical part of the program. Of course, this is just hearsay. It's been 4 years...
  6. by   Ophelia78
    Christ is accredited as a Diploma program. They are currently switching to an associate program, which means they must graduate one class of students before they can be accredited. This first class is also not eligible for Federal Aide because of this. This does not mean Christ does not offer an excellent nursing education (I'm a grad myself). It has been graduating nurses for over 100 years now. My class (05) had some of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state. Like many nursing schools, there are only a certain number of nurses that can be trained every year, and applications are becoming very competitive. They told us when we started in '03 that over 800 had applied for 169 spaces. I understand that number has increased every year. Many of us already had an associates or BA in another field, or had many prereqs completed already. Taking a few prereqs (psychology 101, Anatomy and Physiology) might make you a more competitive candidate in an RN or BSN program.

    Also, tuition at Christ is $12000 for 2 years. The tuition benefit program only requires a 2 year commitment, the equivalent of a $12K sign-on bonus- very competitive for a new grad with no exdperience. Most sign-on bonuses offered to nurses ask for a 2 year commitment. If you choose to leave early you will have to pay them back, but at a prorated amount. Again, this is standard as far as sign-on bonuses go.

    Good Sam also has an excellent program (my mother and 4 aunts all graduated from there). I haven't heard many good things about Cinti State's RN program. Several of my classmates had switched to Christ after spending 4 years trying to get into the nursing clinical part of the program. Of course, this is just hearsay. It's been 4 years...
  7. by   HBank
    Quote from ELKMNin06
    . I have heard BAD BAD BAD things about Brown Mackie, i'd stay away from there. Generally, I have heard good things about Christ but it has its drawbacks. Good luck!
    First of all I just want to say that Brown Mackie College has an excellant reputation well NKY Brown Mackie does for their LPN program. I have heard bad things about the Cincinnati Brown Mackie College and their program, but the NKY BMC has an excellant reputation and a very high passage rate on their LPN NCLEX. I am very happy with the education I received there and I am not going to stand for someone bad mouthing the college as a whole from someone who has never even went to the college. I can not say that what I have heard about the Cincinnati BMC is true or not. But I will tell you the experiences I had at BMC NKY have well prepared me and gave me the encouragement and knowlege I needed to make it through nursing school.

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