I feel very sad these days for my bad experience with a RN-BSN program. I really need advice from your guys.
I enrolled into a 9-month RN-BSN program (from 2010 fall semester to 2011 spring semester) at a private school because it is a easy and convenient program for me, a full time RN with family. I asked them to take one class in summer due to the heavy workloads and was very happy that I got permission. I paid tuition without any doubts. Just a couple days ago, I checked my new class schedule and found I paid for more credits than I took. Then, I found that the school uses the block tuition system. That means that I have to pay more than 2500 dollars than other students in the progam. When I talked to the nursing advisor and asked them to allow me to take one class in summer before I enrolled into the program, nobody told me that it is block tuition. If somebody had told me at that time, I would have tried my best to take all the courses within two semesters. I asked them if there is a good solution to my case because some schools with the block tuition system cover the summer courses. They told me that it is my responsibility, not theirs, for the issue.
Certainly, I should take responsibility for my part that I didn't ask myself why I paid more tuition for the credits than I took immediatly at the beginning of last semester. I choose the school because I think it is a good school for me. I trust the school so I paid my tuition without any the second thought.
However, I think that the school should also take responsibilty for its part that the nursing specialist should explain clealy about the block tuition when I chose to take one course in summer, and that is why we need advisors to help us with admission. Nobody doesn't care about money. More than 2500 dollars are not a little thing. Block tuition covers summer classes in some schools, and different schools have different policies. Students pay expensive tuition to private schools, and they should take responsibility to care for their students.
I feel sad because the trust could make you go wrong.
What do your guys think? Do you think that I should take full responsibility for the case or I can fill the chain of command if your guys think that the school should take responsibility for its part.