Please help me decide if this school is a joke! - page 2

by sweetmonichick15 9,819 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


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    Quote from 13905 BSN
    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.
    They 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.
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    I 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.

    Good luck~
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    Quote from 13905 BSN
    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.
    Bachelor 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)
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    I 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.
    http://www.nlnac.org/forms/directorySearch.asp
    Fortis College - Centerville Associate
    School of Nursing

    555 E. Alex Bell Road
    Centerville, OH 45459


    Nurse Administrator:
    Rosanna Bumgardner, EdD, MSN, MEd
    Director of Nursing
    Email:rbumgardner@fortiscollege.edu
    Phone937)433-3410
    Fax937)433-1478
    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
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