Warning do not go to Carrington College.... - page 2
Ok so this actually happened today. I went up to Carrington College b.c a night to 2 nights ago I saw on the NV BON that Carrington College (aka Apollo College)'s NCLEX scores from july 2008 to june... Read More
1Apr 11, '11 by 703annCKrytinaA,
I am very sorry to hear what happened to you . I only thought this was happening at the Las Vegas. Everything you mention sounds very similar to the stories from students that have went to Carrington in Las Vegas. I have already left the school when all the instructors were leaving that was already a sign. You should try an contact the state board and see what they can do for you. You do have student rights. Good luck to you!
1Apr 11, '11 by KrystinaAThank you, 703annC! I have a lawyer working on it right now and I was going to go to the Board but I wanted to see if it was just me that this is happening to or if other people have had similar experiences. The hardest part for me is that they had me questioning whether or not I should be a nurse. These nurses, who aren't even teachers put these doubts into students' minds all the time and its horrible. I could see if I wasn't getting good grades, or my skills were lacking but none of that was true. I didn't get good grades and excel in school to be told that maybe this wasn't for me! I LOVED my patients and they loved me too. I went above and beyond for them. My parents didn't raise me to be disrespectful and I would never wear my emotions on my sleeve even if I was having a bad day. Everything is so subjective in my case its just disheartening. If the Board only KNEW what was going on at that school, they would no longer be accredited...
2Sep 13, '11 by IndyColtsI'm gonna tell you what the real problem here is. Though I don't know the particular colllege in question here, I do know that even the best nursing programs suffer under the endless complaints of students when the nursing program tries to impose proper nursing education standards upon the students. Unfortunately, some schools fall to the pressure and lower their standards to make the complaining students happy. Because the standards are lowered, the preparation of the students is substandard and one of the places this will be revealed is in NCLEX results. What serious nursing students should expect is high standards and a challenging curriculum. If they get that, and it will not be easy, they will both succeed on the NCLEX and in practice as well.
3Aug 9, '14 by whitneythenurseI currently go to Carrington, I am finishing up the RN program. I became an LVN through this school too. It's not the greatest school however there's no wait list and you know you're getting into the classes you need. The admission reps are like used cars salesmen....they will lie to you. They change their processes on a regular basis.
I'd say for the most part....most of your teachers are pretty good. They are the exception...every once in awhile you have an idiot/jerk for a teacher.
My advice for going to this school is to take control/responsibility of your education. This school is super frustrating, expensive rude but they get you in and out faster than other schools with lotteries and wait lists.
While this school overall sucks....the education material is still there. I was top of my LVN class, got a 4.0 in the pre-req portion.
As for job placement....don't count on them. Again....take control of your life. I applied throughout the entire LVN program to hospitals...not SNF's...and now I work as an LVN at Sutter Medical Group.
And as for the pass rates....just study for NCLEX...do the online courses, buy the books and you're fine. The LVN NCLEX was a breeze
It's all what you make of it
0Oct 3, '14 by TarenkHi Whitneythenurse! I am interested in Carrington's lvn-RN program. Do you know where Carrington does clinicals at? I am in California, and although it is an expensive program, they are WASC accredited. I heard that the local Sutter hospitals only recruit nurses from WASC accredited schools. Carrington has my attention!
2Oct 6, '14 by whitneythenurseHey Tarenk,
For the LVN program, I went to some local Skilled Nursing Facilities (Roseville/Sacramento area). For a couple weeks we got to go to the Mather Field VA hospital, which was awesome.
As for the RN program, I know they are contracted with Sutter for clinicals. I currently work for Sutter right now, it's a pretty awesome place to work.
As for the WASC accred. it's good because most of the pre-req classes transfer to other schools.
I decided not to go to Carrington for the RN portion, it was too expensive for me. But I don't regret getting my LVN from there, it got me a great job.
If you have anymore questions email me, I don't go on here very often
Quote from TarenkHi Whitneythenurse! I am interested in Carrington's lvn-RN program. Do you know where Carrington does clinicals at? I am in California, and although it is an expensive program, they are WASC accredited. I heard that the local Sutter hospitals only recruit nurses from WASC accredited schools. Carrington has my attention!