ITT Tech's New Program??? - page 2
I was on the Oregon Board of Nursing page today and I saw that ITT Tech in Portland has been granted "initial approval" for an Associates in Nursing program!!! I called ITT to get more information,... Read More
Jul 10, '10Is ITT a excelleraited RN program? Since its a tech school does worksource cover tuition and fees? How many months os the program? How intense/hours per day is it? I've never heard of it beffore so thanks for answering my questions.
Jul 10, '10Quote from webgrlIt's great to get current student's insights....but I'd be sure to get insights from employers and from any university you think you may want to continue at as well.I'm new to this board, as I've been doing some research in the last week about ITT tech nursing program. I'm currently a MA, been taking a few classes at a local community college... lots of obstacles there. Long wait list for classes, weird registration dates, and almost impossible to get into nursing program although it's my dream and I love working the medical field. So I just recently found out that an ITT nursing program has opened and I'm going to a seminar in 2 weeks to find out more.
The ITT website has already provided me quite some information, and you too if interested. I noticed earlier "Snobud" said that ITT won't tell you tuition cost, etc. This isn't true, if you go to the website and find the PDF file of the catalog & admissions info it's all right there in black and white.
I'm excited for this possible opportunity and not having to wait years to begin... which paying slight a little more $ = priceless.
However, I will continue to read reviews and get other people insights, particularly current ITT nursing students.
Jul 11, '10mamayogibear, I finally spoke with someone who said the program was two years but I'm not sure how intense the program is. You may want to call them to see if its something you would be interested in, the number for their Portland Campus is on their website.
Aug 12, '10MHCC RN program is roughly around $13,000 for two years of nursing i can't rationalize spending over $30,000 a year for ITT. Even though mhcc lpn program is roughtly $5,500 a year I hope that EVERYONE reading these posts PLEASE remember one very important thing and that is to go to rate my professor.com and check out what current students are saying about the programs and instructors. You can go to the web sites of the colleges and find out who the contact person is that you need to email to get a list of instructors names, or course catalogs will have the names as well.
I thought that getting into a nursing program was the most exciting thing and it was the most exciting news i had received but looking back at it now i would have checked out the professors ahead of time and not chosen this particular program.
Aug 29, '10I have a friend in the ITT school who has a guaranteed job at Legacy when she's done (in writing and all that fancy stuff), so...she works as a tech in one of their postpartum/L&D departments, which is probably why she's guaranteed the job.
Sep 3, '10Quote from care_baerI'm in the ITT program in Oklahoma City. I was in another nursing program in this city and making good grades, but the hatefulness and punitive attitude of the faculty put so much pressure on us, some of us couldn't take the stress. They treated us and accused us as if we were all cheaters. They watched our every move and tracked all our comments on the computers as that was the only way to communicate with the faculty. In lab, we had students teaching students. The school was terribly disorganized. The experience was so awful I had a nervous breakdown and almost committed suicide.Good point.
The ITT classes meet once a week, but we've had med/surg clinicals twice a week, giving us more time on the floor, which is great! We read just as much in this program as I did in the other, but the teachers are more helpful and are happy to spend time with us one-on-one. We also aren't required to buy extra books to supplement (as we were in the other school). We don't have a long list of movies to watch on our days off (as I did in the other school). Our aren't 20+ pages long and they're not critical of our care plans, but rather, sit down with us and talk about them. I love that I have access to my teachers anytime I need them. They give us their personal cell phone numbers on the first day of class.
The classes are small enough that the teachers get to know us as humans: our strengths and weaknesses. They work with us and care about us. The program chairman knows each of us by name.
Yes, it's horribly expensive, but I plan to be able to pay off the loan once I become employed. So far, we've left good impressions at the hospitals we've worked in. The nurses in one of the hospitals begged me to apply for a job, which means ITT has taught me effectively what I need to know to become a nurse.
Our credits transfer only to the University of Phoenix, which, I heard, is in trouble for illegal financial dealings (I don't know).
The HESI is a piece of cake. Just review your anatomy/physiology books before you take it and you'll do fine. HESI tests are given periodically throughout the program to make sure we're on track.
The entire program is 27 months (or 9 quarters) with little time off. No summer breaks. The order of classes by quarter is:
1. Introduction to Nursing
2. Pharmacology and Fundamentals of Nursing
3. Med/Surg I + clinical
4. Med/Surg II + clinical
5. Gerontology + clinical
6. Mental Health + clinical
7. OB/GYN + clinical
8. Peds + clinical
9. Leadership (don't know about clinical)
Of course it's wise to check out every aspect of a program before you commit.
Hope this helps you in whatever decision you make.
Sep 23, '10Stop hating on itt tech. Four year universitiessay the same thing about community college nurses. Its not the school that makes a great nurse. 3.8 gpa students are on waiting lists for 3 years and then 4 years to finish the program. thats 7 years before you make money. do the math smart people. lol...
Sep 23, '10Quote from mikvegas123Folks sharing their experiences (both positive and negative), discussing the real limitations (such as being able to transfer the credits to a limited number of institutions) isn't "hating on" ITT Tech. It's discussing the program. As has been mentioned in this thread, it's not just nursing students who have concerns about for profit schools. Not having a positive impression of a program doesn't equate to "hating on it."Stop hating on itt tech. Four year universities nursing programs say the same thing about community college nurses.
Quote from mikvegas123This scenario might be one outcome. But what happens when the nurse who avoids this and goes to a for profit school wants to continue their education? They're either very limited in where they can transfer their ITT credits ( and these programs are also very expensive) or they're retaking classes to complete their degree ( a waste of time and money). Do the math.Its not the school that makes a great nurse. 3.8 gpa students are on waiting lists for 3 years and then 4 years to finish the program. thats 7 years before you make money. do the math smart people. lol...
Oct 3, '10Quote from mikvegas123What is going to happen when you have spent all this money on the education and then you are in the same boat of the other 700+ new grads out here in the Portland metro area that can not get a job?Stop hating on itt tech. Four year universities nursing programs say the same thing about community college nurses. Its not the school that makes a great nurse. 3.8 gpa students are on waiting lists for 3 years and then 4 years to finish the program. thats 7 years before you make money. do the math smart people. lol...
It is a tuff market, even for grads from well respected schools my case in point:
Legacy will only hire you if you go through their internship program, there were 700 people who applied , they interview 546 and hired 62. (6 were my classmates!) per the contract that they signed they must complete their BSN within the next 3 years to keep their job
Providence will not even look at you unless you have 1 year experince, occasionally there is a internship opened up, there was one in the NICU in Alaska this summer, one in the ED (just got my reject email) in Oregon City and one in the PACU in Alaska (waiting to hear from that one), but they have on all of their adds that by 2018 it is a required to have a BSN for all new hires.
(1 person from my class got hired here)
OHSU has hired around 4 of my classmates, they got lucky and did their senior preceptorship on the floor. I have applied to all their jobs that say they will consider new grads around 50 applications only 2 are under review, all are BSN prefered, and I have seen some med/surg jobs wanting MSN prefered.
Adventist just posted adds for RNs they don't have a BSN requirment (yet)
Kaiser requires you to have 9 months experince
Tuality posted 2 new grad positions back in July (went to 2 classmates of mine) but are unable to hire any more new grads becuase they are such a small hospital and it takes to much to train us (I still apply however)
All of this to say that while you may like ITT and it could be a good program, even with having gone to a school that has been in the area for 50+ years with a great reputation it is hard if not impossible to get a job
then as most employers are wanting a BSN and your credits do not transfer you are still left without a job and then that huge student loan will come calling quicker then you think
I completely understand wanting to get to work, trust me, it has been 8 years from the time I took my placement test to my NCLEX and all I want to do is work as a RN, just hope that people go in with both eyes wide open!
Oct 12, '10DIdn't you guys read the other posts? AN itt tech graduate has a job at legacy in the portland area. I guess she is 8 years ahead of you!!! Dont mean to be sarcastic, but come on really???? You might think your helping people out, but your not. I said it before. Some people have their reason like family for instance why they cant attend traditional colleges. Give them a break and let them have their dreams. Some people cant wait 8 years.. I have personally called some colleges that will take itt tech into their Adn to Rn programs. All you have to do is call a few of them. I will list them here in the future. And those schools where nlnac acreddited. Plus Itt tech is in application status for the nlnac in indiana. And from what I hear there are not many schools that have ever been denied. And also if the school was not legit than why are they acreddited by so many state boards and the students are able to sit for the exam? Like I said I have met some horrible nurses that went to traditional colleges. Maybe you are the ones on here making a big fuss because you had to go to school for eight years and now there is a chance to for people to further their careers faster. You must be mad at those thousands of foreign nurses coming over to the united states and getting jobs easily. They are not nlnac acreddited. So lets all get along!!!!!
Oct 12, '10Quote from mikvegas123Yes, we all read that one ITT Tech grad got a job...that's great, however it doesn't invalidate the rest of what is being said. Oh and the same post that spoke about this one person who was hired also spoke about the fact that she got hired on the same unit that she worked as tech on. A very different situation from having to get called back from HR, from a stack of resumes. No one is trying to deny anyone their dream, if anything it seems that people are trying to make sure that folks have all the information they need to make a decision, so they actually reach their dream. I have several friends who thought they were pursuing their dreams by going to for-profit colleges, and instead ended up with obscene student loan bills, and no way to get a job to pay them.DIdn't you guys read the other posts? AN itt tech graduate has a job at legacy in the portland area. I guess she is 8 years ahead of you!!! Dont mean to be sarcastic, but come on really???? You might think your helping people out, but your not. I said it before. Some people have their reason like family for instance why they cant attend traditional colleges. Give them a break and let them have their dreams. Some people cant wait 8 years.. I have personally called some colleges that will take itt tech into their Adn to Rn programs. All you have to do is call a few of them. I will list them here in the future. And those schools where nlnac acreddited. Plus Itt tech is in application status for the nlnac in indiana. And from what I hear there are not many schools that have ever been denied. And also if the school was not legit than why are they acreddited by so many state boards and the students are able to sit for the exam? Like I said I have met some horrible nurses that went to traditional colleges. Maybe you are the ones on here making a big fuss because you had to go to school for eight years and now there is a chance to for people to further their careers faster. You must be mad at those thousands of foreign nurses coming over to the united states and getting jobs easily. They are not nlnac acreddited. So lets all get along!!!!!
Oh and for the record, I'm not mad at anyone. I love the program that I'm in, and got in on the first try without a wait list. No anger, I think the folks expressing concern just want to make sure anyone thinking of going to a for-profit college understands the possible problems, because for-profit colleges have a history of not telling their applicants about them.
Nov 10, '10I've posted on here earlier this year before asking for input and information on ITT Tech new nursing program in Portland, OR. After doing MUCH research and looking at my needs I decided to proceed. I took the Entrance required HESI exam in July 2010 for the September Quarter, unfortunately I didn't quite make it in.. I was 3 down on the wait list. Today however, I got the most exciting wonderful news that I was one of the 30 students chosen to start classes Dec 2010. OMG! I am doing the happy dance, so grateful I no longer have to go through hoops, and tricks and wait lists of trying to get into the community college here. The college credits I've taken so far, math, English, etc will transfer to decrease a little bit of the cost of tuition!
I think negativity against ITT is uncalled for, it's all about personal preference. If you are younger, don't have a bunch of family, kids and life commitments to worry about than of course you can afford to wait years to get into the public college. If you are like me when you are in your thirty's, have kids and a life going on.... THIS is the option (if you can past the HESI) to go. So for all of my fellow future classmates or soon to be ITT nursing students, Congrats! By 2013 I will be able to take my NCLEX and work as a RN. Oh, and yeah.. their credits will transfer to selected schools if desired to pursue the BSN degree.
Nov 10, '10Hi webgrl, congratulations! I'm also one of the top 30 who will be attending ITT in December, I guess I'll meet you on the 20th at orientation? I'm so so so excited to start. I have 3 kids and I'm glad that this program is only 2 days a week right now. It really makes it a lot easier to be a mom