Eeeek! I just graduated from Beckfield's RN program, and I would not recommend it to anybody! For the record, I have not yet taken NCLEX.
When I started Beckfield, it was a small school. The first quarter class that just started has 80 students in it. Unless things have changed drastically, your credits taken at Beckfield will not transfer to other nursing schools
. Since they are a "new" nursing school
, they are not yet NLN accredited, which turns out to be a major problem if you want to work at a particular hospital. (I'm thinking Deaconness and VA, perhaps others.)
Midway through the program, they raised the tuition to $252 from $220. I sincerely wish I'd gone to Christ. I would have two years' seniority when I graduated, and if I was going to pay that kind of tuition, it would at least be at a recognized school.
Then there's this thing called "ATI." No matter what your attendance, ability, performance in school, performance in clinicals, or quiz/exam grades, if you do not pass ATI with 50%, you flunk the quarter. No refunds.
I know the wait list at Cincinnati State is a bummer. Please continue looking at other local colleges. I "heard" Gateway's pass rate for NCLEX *recently* (last graduating class) was dismal; I have nothing to back that statement up with, only hearsay. There's supposed to be a small college affiliated with Northern Kentucky University that is NLN accredited - the name begins with a B, I think - can't recall. Not Brown Mackie.
Have you taken all the prerequisite classes you can at Cinti State (where it's cheap?) It could help to pass the time. Best of luck to you in your search; you'll find the right place. Pray.:angel2: