Please help me decide if this school is a joke! - page 2
by sweetmonichick15, BSN, RN | 10,007 Views | 13 Comments
Hello everyone, I was just accepted into the LPN program at Fortis College in Columbus, OH. After researching on here I have found some information that is quite concerning. First can anyone tell me if this school is... Read More
- 0Feb 12, '11 by Meriwhen, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from 13905 BSNThey could be CCNE accredited (I don't know, I haven't tried looking). A school doesn't need to have both NLNAC or CCNE; usually they have one or the other.Im not sure if NLNAC is an essential for a school to be legit. I couldn't find Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, SUNY Upstate or SUNY Downstate on it and they are all prestigious programs.
- 0Feb 12, '11 by newhospicern, BSN, RNI know this isn't want you want to hear (since you basically said so lol) but pricey is a big deal when it comes to LPN/LVN school. People need to realize the cost/return value of these private, for-profit institutions. LPNs make a lot less than RNs do.. if you're maxing out your loans and financial aid on an LPN program you may have trouble paying to further your education via this route.. and you'll be hurting with the monthly payments when it comes time to pay it back. Especially when you consider the LPN pay is not good.
- 0Feb 13, '11 by strawberryluv, CNAQuote from 13905 BSNBachelor degree programs are accreditted by CCNE which makes sense because CCNE stands for Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education. It wouldn't make sense otherwise if your nursing program is NOT accreditted by the CCNE. Associate degree programs get their accredittation usually by NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission)Im not sure if NLNAC is an essential for a school to be legit. I couldn't find Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, SUNY Upstate or SUNY Downstate on it and they are all prestigious programs.
- 0Dec 8, '12 by TiffanyBernaciakI know these are old posts but I came across this on the NLNAC website. It's for the Centerville campus though not Columbus. And no, I'm not a Fortis student.
Fortis College - Centerville Associate School of Nursing
555 E. Alex Bell Road
Centerville, OH 45459
Rosanna Bumgardner, EdD, MSN, MEd
Director of Nursing
Accreditation Status: Year of Initial Accreditation: October 2006 Continuing Accreditation: Last Evaluation Visit: September 20-22, 2011 Most Recent Action: March 2012 Next Evaluation Visit: Spring 2014 with Warning Back to Top