ITT Tech's New Program??? - page 2

by Joyfull77

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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, because it is not listed on... Read More


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    Quote from holylambofgod
    I just wish people would lay off the school, the nursing program may improve the schools reputation. I went to a different nursing program in the past and I really see no difference. The only difference is Itt is not as aggressive. For the moment, I am able to work, spend time with the kids and still bring home A's. Once the first class graduate it will be different.
    I understand you wish it were different.....but with their rep, it's going to take more than one class of successful graduates to make a change to ITT Tech's reputation.


    Again, I'm glad it's working out well for you.
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    Im glad its working out for me too. I guess everybodies entitle to their own opinions.
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    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.
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    Is 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.
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    Quote from webgrl
    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.
    It'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.
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    mamayogibear, 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.
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    MHCC 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.
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    I 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.
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    Quote from care_baer
    Good point.
    I'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.

    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 care plans 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.
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    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...
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