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I'm new to this forum =)~:welcome: I currently attend ATS Institute of technology in highland heights (richmond heights). I'll be finished with school Sept 08' then Im going right back to the LPN-RN... Read More

  1. by   TrudyHall
    :caduceus: Hello everyone I see that most of these posting about ATS nursing school were posted awhile back. I have been excepted for the August class this fall. I have a lot of question about my over all experience that I will receive at the school and what are the teacher like. I would like feed back I just need some one that is attending to talk to before then.
  2. by   bmw804
    I used to attend the school and i wish that I could say good things about it. In the beginning when I first attended it was ok and the teachers were fine. I was doing well in the program. I had to take a leave of absence b/c I was pregnant. When I came back it was completely different. Teachers were leaving left and right and in the middle of the term not waiting until the term was over. I struggled a bit when I came back. My last semester I didn't do well at all. I tried to go back and repeat my last class, but she said my pre reqs were more than a year old and that I would have to restart the entire program. I was devastated. They were not willing to work with me at all knowing I only had the last class to redo. I passed the clinical, but not the class.

    Now I did start Ursuline before I went to ATS I loved that school. The teachers were great and the class work was good. I had two A's in their program. I just couldn't afford to continue and I was hoping to work more hours to get tuition reimbursement. I am not a newbie I have been taking classes for a long time with two degrees so this was not new to me at all. I didn't like the setup for ATS. I had friends that did well even though they complained of the work and the teachers. I wouldn't recommend it based on my experience. But if you speak with others that are attending you may get a different opinion. I hear Central and Marymount have decent programs

    I plan to attend tri-c paramedic program this summer to get more hands on skill training and go back for RN online when I get certified. I wish I would have done this in the first place.

    Good luck
  3. by   TrudyHall
    thank you for the information you provided. i really appreciate your honesty. i had heard several negative things that had gone on at the school some with it students and teachers. i am going to give this school a chance. i am not and ostrich with its head in the sand. i will be watching. i am a must older person, who has wanted this for a very long time, one who will take a stand if i have to! i will pay my tution and participate in class and studies and complete home work assiginments ,but i expect to be treated in a most professional manner at all times . i am sorry that you had such a hard time of it; to bad you did not get what you needed in writting before you left.
  4. by   sjoy
    Quote from trudyhall
    thank you for the information you provided. i really appreciate your honesty. i had heard several negative things that had gone on at the school some with it students and teachers. i am going to give this school a chance. i am not and ostrich with its head in the sand. i will be watching. i am a must older person, who has wanted this for a very long time, one who will take a stand if i have to! i will pay my tution and participate in class and studies and complete home work assiginments ,but i expect to be treated in a most professional manner at all times . i am sorry that you had such a hard time of it; to bad you did not get what you needed in writting before you left.
    i am in my last semester there and i take it like any other school. i am an lpn doing the bridge program, but i got my lpn education in ga. it is like any other school at ats you got good & bad stuff. the fact that i can sit for the nclex - yes, they still have accreditation- is all that maters. im not looking for a club environment, nor am i looking to be best buddies with teachers, staff, or students. i am getting my education..be there drama, immature students or staff. the best thing t do is keep focus. get in & get out. study & pass the nclex. there's nothing else to it.
  5. by   TrudyHall
    I am back and disappointed. All I can say is look before you leap ask question get a copy of a student's handbook read it cover to cover before you sign on the dotted line. If you cannot a copy of the student handbook I would question why? If there are any further question leave a posting it will be forwarded to me.

  6. by   sjoy
    The staff is mostly from Ukraine or Romania, I think, so they are rude compared to our cultural's etiquette. I could see them not wanting to inconvenience themselves if you ask a bunch of questions. That's why I did MY OWN RESEARCH and talked to more than one person at the school, verifying information that another staff gave me. Anyhoo, I think the program is still doable, just have to retrain your thought process not to look at the cover and look at what matters. Is the program accredited?- YES
    Are the timing, location, and fees doable for my situation?- YES WillI be able to sit for the NCLEX according to the OBON?- YES!
    Will my credits transfer?- YES ( I have spoken to and gotten transrcipt evals done at various schools, and in April I will be applying to an RN-MSN program) Again, if you want a school that is fairly new, still tweaking its program( which is what all schools do in the beginning, because each visit the Board makes, they make change recommendations) to be running like a university that has been around for centuries...I just say keep it moving and make room for the person who is looking beyond the surface.
  7. by   foreverLaur
    Off topic... Highland Heights is on the East side of Cleveland, right? I'm going to be (I think) going to the East campus of Tri-C starting in August for the ADN program and it is in Highland Hills... also on the East side. Any suggestions for an affordable 1 bedroom apartment? I'm hoping to get in at around $600-$650 a month but a little more is doable.
  8. by   sjoy
    yep..east side. i dnt knw the area well ..jst mvd hre 4 schl- u can tell i text alot huh? I am learning that the place I live in is not a place to live if you plan to study nursing or any medical study at all. So I won't recommend.Sorry..try apartments.com or rent.com
  9. by   pca_85
    Quote from foreverLaur
    Off topic... Highland Heights is on the East side of Cleveland, right? I'm going to be (I think) going to the East campus of Tri-C starting in August for the ADN program and it is in Highland Hills... also on the East side. Any suggestions for an affordable 1 bedroom apartment? I'm hoping to get in at around $600-$650 a month but a little more is doable.
    How close to Tri-C would you want to be, I know of a few places.
  10. by   foreverLaur
    A 10-20 minute drive would be ideal. Living free with my parents is 45 minutes away so I need it to be close enough that I could justify paying rent versus community 45 mins 5 days a week.
  11. by   mzpromise
    hi im at new student @ ats and i wanted to know what college are you going to that accept the credits from ats? I want to get my MSN when im done with my RN.
  12. by   TrudyHall
    Your credit will not transfer you will have to start all over again, the college you planning on attending you will have to speak with one of schools advisor who will inform you that you will have to take an entrance exam and depending on where you score on their test, you will start with refresher class like math and english and all othe pre req. even before you are aloud to take any of that school advance class. I spoken with Lakeland Community and Cuyahoga Community and Case Western check it out for your self.
    wishing you the best.
  13. by   mzpromise
    hi I was wondering what school did your credits transfer over to when you finished with ats?

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