I just completed the LPN program in Dec, and am now in the RN program. I feel like I have learned A LOT in a year, and am fully prepared to pass the NCLEX. However, I wouldn't necessarily say that Hondros is 100% to thank for that. I have had some amazing professors who have given me a solid foundation in their respective areas of expertise. I have also had professors who couldn't teach someone to tie their shoes. I am fortunate enough to be able to learn the material on my own, when a professor falls short of teaching it to me. Having said all of that, I will say that my overall impression of Hondros is mostly positive, as I have heard horror stories from people I know who are attending other nursing schools
. I think the biggest problem I have seen with the school, is that they tend to be unorganized in some areas, including the enforcement of their own policies.
The financial aid advisor has always taken care of my paperwork in a timely manner, and I have had no problem obtaining my funding. It will always depend on how timely you are in filling out your FAFSA, and keeping in contact with her.
If you are seriously considering attending Hondros (and I think you would be happy there, as long as you are willing to put in the effort that it requires), keep in mind that as of right now, they do not have NLNAC accreditation, and your credits WILL NOT transfer to any other schools. If you already have classes that can be transferred in from other colleges, this may not affect you. However, if you are planning to get your RN, and you don't have those classes to transfer in, you will have to continue on at Hondros.
I hope that answers the majority of your questions. Feel free to let me know if you need any other information. You can also check out the other Hondros threads for more information and opinions.
Have a good day!