I did get an e-mail respsonse ater e-mailing the same questions:
I read about your experience with OMCC on Allnurses forum. We are very sorry about your negative experience - Admissions Office recently hired new staff who are not yet familiar with the programs to answer your questions informatively and accurately. These issues will definitely be addressed during staff meetings to ensure similar events do not occur in the future.
To answer your questions:
1. Cost of the 40-week LPN program is $14899, which includes tuition, lab fee, and textbooks. Cost for the prerequisite 2-week STNA class is $558.55 and $180 for medical terminology. Therefore total cost is $15639, which is considerably cheaper than similar programs offered in the Dayton area. Our nursing program has received full, unconditional approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing.
2. OMCC graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam and become an LPN upon passing the licensing examination. Many OMCC graduates are enrolled in the RN programs at Sinclair Community College, Wright State University, and Clark State Community College. In addition, OMCC now offers an RN program, also recognized and approved by Ohio Board of Nursing, where OMCC PN graduates may enroll directly without taking entrance exam.
3. I do not have up-to-date information on our institutional NCLEX performance. Please contact our Nursing Program Director, at ======== for more information. She will also answer all questions you may have about the nursing curriculum, NCLEX statistics, and job placement opportunities. Also would you like to leave your contact information so Dr. Deng could give you a call?
4. OMCC nursing program is not NLNAC accredited yet. This is because the program is relatively new and has not reached the 5-yr period mandated by the Commission. However, we have a solid reputation in the community, as evidenced by feedback from local hospitals and healthcare agencies. Our curriculum emphasizes heavily on hands-on skills practice which benefit graduates immensely when they enter the workforce.
We realize OMCC is not as well-known as Sinclair, Clark State, Fortis, or Hondros College, and that many applicants have reservations about colleges that they haven't heard of before. OMCC is small, but thanks to its small size, students enjoy undivided attention from instructors, abundant time to practice skills, and minimal bureaucratic quagmire seen in larger schools. Many OMCC graduates are currently working at Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, and Reid Hospital in Indiana, others in nursing homes and home care agencies throughout the region. If you or your friend happens to be in the Miami Valley area, would you be interested in visiting our campus in person? We will show you our licenses, facilities and equipment, as well as answering all your questions and concerns. Please let me know so I could personally arrange a guided tour of our facility for you.
Please accept our sincerest apology. We appreciate your feedback in helping our department identify problems and helping our institution improve.
Thanks again and take care,
Ohio Medical Career Center