ITT Tech's New Program??? - page 3

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 mikvegas123
    Stop hating on itt tech. Four year universities nursing programs say the same thing about community college nurses.
    Folks 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."

    Quote from mikvegas123
    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...
    This 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.
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    Quote from mikvegas123
    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...
    What 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?

    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!
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    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!!!!!
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    Quote from mikvegas123
    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!!!!!
    Yes, 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.

    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.
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    I'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.
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    Hi 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
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    I congratulate both of you for getting in and good luck in the future. Make sure you guys post here and let us know how you did or are doing for current students and future students who may want to have itt tech as an option.
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    YES!!! Please let me know how you like the program!! I am interested in starting there in March!!
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    Congratulations Steener77!!! Whoo whoo. I suppose we'll meet soon, if not in class. What is your 1st name?
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    webgrl- Did You start ITT TECH in Portland??? if so any info on the teachers and clinicals would be appreciated!! Thank you!
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