i am a student at miami jacobs, 3rd quarter. i would consider another college if i were you. tuition is in excess of $20,000. in my opinion the quality of instructors (poor), curriculum (poor) and clinicals (poor). i realized this shortly after i began, but i could not wait for an opening at another school. i had become unemployed and wanted to complete a lpn program before my unemployment ran out. none of my credits would transfer to another school so i'm stuck. i hope i get enough from the program to pass n-clex, i am pulling straight a's but i have a feeling i will need more than that. the school does use ati which i feel will help me get through the n-clex. here's an example of how one of my classes went:
nutrition 1.75 hours 1 day a week:
week 1 - instructor went over expectations for the quarter.
week 2- no class the instructor forgot we had a class.
week 3-watched super size me.
week 4- watched the 2nd part of super size me. instructor handed out a cross word puzzle.
week 5- instructor collected the cross word puzzle, skimmed over a few chapters, handed out another cross word puzzle.
week 6- changed instructors we sat like 3rd graders, each reading a paragraph form a chapter, collected crossword puzzle. assigned a case study.
week 7- sat like 3rd graders, again reading a paragraph from a chapter. instructor walked by to see if we did our homework, assigned another case study, told us what the final would cover.
week 8- took an ati assement.
week 9- took final
this class cost me over a thousand dollars. i learned nothing new, but got an a. the clinicals have all been at nursing homes, i think we will get 1 day at an ob office, a peds office, and i'm not sure what they will do for the mrdd rotation. as far as iv therapy we have to have 1 successful stick, and that can be in a dummy arm. but that combined with the class you take is enough to get your iv certification.
please think long and hard before starting their program, they are all about the money!!!!!