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- Apr 12, '11 by rasahkQuote from WillBeRN2Did you work while you went to school. Im planning on not working I think so I can concentrate on school, I know when I went to Cincinnati state I received a school check that was able to help with bills, so just wondering if you get a school check with hondros.If so do you know how often and do you think it would be enough to help out on bills?ThanksHi Emtcorey!
I have *met* the financial advisor at Hondros, she is THE BOMB with helping you out on this one. She is also super sweet too! (lol just sayin!) Inside joke. Anyways, When you go to the fin aid meeting they can tell you almost exactly how much grants and loans you will qualify for based on your EFC. My EFC was zero, so I got a lot of grants, and then $9,000 a year in Federal Loans qualified for the whole year. Thats how much I was awarded, and it came out to be about $1000 more than was needed to pay for the school. If your EFC was more than this and you need more assistance I know they work closely with Sallie Mae. Some students in that meeting didn't get approved for Sallie Mae and I remember they were referred to try Wells Fargo. There were also a few students who were going through WIA instead. I hope this helps!
- Apr 29, '11 by HOpperman123Totally new to the board and to researching Hondros! I have a B.A. in Bio/premed from Capital University and after being out in the workforce for a while doing jobs completely unrelated to Biology (couldn't find a single job in my field after schooling), I got a student job at the OSU Med Center and am back in school. Initially, I was looking into CSCC but their waitlist is ridiculous and I have had a bad experience with them several times. I came across Hondros and am meeting with one of their admissions advisors on Monday with a few questions to ask but I had one in particular that I thought the board may be able to answer! Can you do the ADN program without doing the LPN program? I uploaded the application and it says you have to be a licensed PN to do the ADN program otherwise you have to start out in the PN program which isn't something I want to do (it's more money and I already have a degree so all the extra stuff seems silly to me). I've noticed some people on the board saying they are just doing the LPN program and some saying they are doing the ADN program, can you choose just the ADN program if you aren't a licensed PN?
- May 5, '11 by Lee J AI believe its only lpn or if you are already an lpn you can do the lpn to rn program. With your history you could get into an accelerated program at a community college or a university. Has it been over 5-7 years since you last took a science class? Kent State will accept classes that are under 5 years and Tri-C is 7 years.
- May 31, '11 by notallwhowanderIf you're looking to shell out the kind of money for Hondros, I'd apply to the MCCN second degree accelerated program. You get your BSN in 13 months, which is nice, and from a highly-regarded school in the community. Downside is you really cannot work full-time while going through that program.
Good luck in what you decide!
- Jul 24, '11 by Marsha CrawfordAnyone who has signed up or made a commitment to attend any Hondoros Nursing program needs to do their best to try to get a refund especially if you are attending anywhere in the Columbus area. The school and the support you get are a joke. This school screwed my niece to the wall. She registered before they required the HESI; then they farmed it in and made it a requirement for graduating. Most reputable schools use this test to help students along the way so they can pass the NCLEX without any problem. This is not true with Hondoros. Even if you pass every class you will not graduate unless you receive a 850 on the HESI. They do not provide class preparation or instructor support for this test. And, my feelings are if you have passed every course offered in the school with a C or above and can't pass this test that there is a problem with the teaching in the classes. I have been an educator for over 30 years (elementary school through college level) and I can tell you if my students passed every assignment I gave them during the quarter but could not pass the final exam my teaching career would be in jeopardy. You will be wasting your money here; find another school or give your money to a charity/
- Jul 24, '11 by delilasThere are plenty of students who graduate high school but perform poorly on ACTs and SATs. Your comparison is laughable. Passing your classes is not a guarantee of passing NCLEX, why should it guarantee passing HESI?
For her to have joined before HESI was required means she had to have joined more tthan two years ago, near the very start of the program. I started at the columbus campus July 2009 and HESI was a known requirement then.
Anyone and everyone looking at nursing schools in columbus has at least four schools to choose from. Do your research and choose what is best for you.
- Jul 24, '11 by patel.748Almost all programs nowadays require the Hesi Exit it seems.
- Jul 25, '11 by Marsha CrawfordTrue, there are some students who perform poorly on ACT's and SAT's but yet have high grades in high school class work. Our government has been saying that high school grades are often inflated with students graduating with over a 4.0. If grades in classes and test scores that are supposed to measure what students learn in these classes whether in a nursing program, high school program, or college class do not align, there is a problem. The problem is in what is being taught or what is being tested. My student started her program over 2 years ago while working almost full time to pay for her tuition. She was not the only student this happened to; any nursing school in Columbus offers more support than Hondros. I have had a number of students in nursing at Otterbein, Capital, and another niece is in the accelerated program at Mt. Carmel School of Nursing.
- Jul 25, '11 by delilasAll nursing schools in Ohio have their content certified by the Board. Hondros is no different.
In my class of 44 students as an LPN, only 4 failed the HESI. We're talking a pass rate of 90%, which is far higher than most schools NCLEX pass rate, and it's well known that NCLEX is easier than HESI.
We were also sent to a HESI preparation course for two days. Again, if you're talking about someone that had difficulty in the first year the school started a nursing program, it's not a fair stick, but it's to be expected that any new program is going to have difficulties.
Also, given Hondros' accelerated rate (LPN in 11 months, RN in 18), someone working full time simply isn't going to have the time to put in. I'm not trying, by any means, to insult another student in any way, but its simply the truth. Hondros outright tells you, both in handbook and in class, that they expect you to study 3 hours for every 1 hour in class. Even without clinicals, this is easily 36 hours a week. Add in the 8 to 12 hours clinicals, and the time, in total, consumed by class, study time, and clinicals, is 57 hours - and that's with a minimum course load of 9 hours, where several Hondros quarters are 15 to 18 hours.
I have never felt unsupported during my time here. Not only were we given a practice HESI in quarter 3, we were given a two day course to take in preparation in term 4, as well as a class that did review for two hours every week, and a paid subscription to an online course that gave you access to thousands of NCLEX style questions.
If your student was a victim of the first year of opening, it's regretful, but it's not how the school is at all now, and hasn't been since at least June 2009.
- Jul 25, '11 by patel.748Their main issue right now is retention of instructors. Which is true for ALL nursing programs nationwide.