i live in ohio and i have been looking for decent schools with good nursing programs...
ive been trying to find lists of schools noted for their nursing programs and i havent had much luck. pretty much just want a decent program with helpful teachers, not a huge school if it can be helped, affordable and no religous affiliation preferably.
thanks so much if you can get me pointed in the right direction-any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Jun 24, '09
Before you go to RETS or Miami Jacobs or any of the "technical" type schools...check into their accreditation. If they are not REGIONALLY accredited, many of the bigger, more respected schools (Wright State, UD), will NOT take their credits. RETS is nationally accredited. KCMA and even the the community colleges will not take most, if not all of the credits you earn at RETS.
Oh...and I forgot to add...that Dr. Rucker (spelling? -- a big wig who speaks at the RN new student orientation at RETS) specifically stated that credits transfer to KCMA...which is a NOT true, as I looked into transferring to KCMA personally.
I would recommend planning out your career path, and then making your final decision. If you are happy with an associates degree, RETS may be great for you. However, if you want the option of someday attaining your Bachelors or Masters degree...and don't want to be limited as to where you are able to attend school, pick a regionally accredited institution. Unless you like taking A&P, Microbiology, English, etc...twice!
Last edit by noodledream on Jun 24, '09