ITT Tech's New Program??? - page 6

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

  1. by   pjcna27
    I need some guideness please. I was thinking about going to ITT tech for nursing in fort myers florida. So no BS or any sugar coating please. Should I want until they are acrredited first then go or just go ahead and go for the nursing program some where else and wait on the long waiting list at another school.
  2. by   kamaboko

    My no BS answer is go to a school with current accreditation.
  3. by   pjcna27
    i guess i have to wait on the long ass waiting list????????????????????????
  4. by   kamaboko
    Going to a non accredited school is like buying a car w/o a warranty. You can certainly do what you want, but it's not the smart move in my book. Heck, I got into a nursing program for this Fall and it's unlikely I'll even attend anyway.
  5. by   pjcna27
    yeah that true. I call the florida state and they told me that itt nursing students can set for the borads and if they pass they are license to work
  6. by   pjcna27
  7. by   pjcna27
    why are not attending nursing school, I know it hard but can do it.
  8. by   Sgarton

    i am waiting to hear whether i'm accepted into the program or not. I just took my hesi exam last week and i am certain i did well on the exam. Can you give me any insight into the program at itt. I have a family and also plan to move from full-time to part-time at my current position to go to school. If i get in i want to feel confident that i made the right decision. Do you have any concerns about finding an rn position in pdx after you complete the program. Do you really think or have you heard that places won't hire you b/c you came from itt's program instead of pcc? I just don't want to leave my current employer to go back to school, and in debt with school loans again to find out i can't find employment after i've completed the program. I am ready for a change and in my heart i know it will be the right decision to go to itt if i get in. Thanks for your input and time.
  9. by   alp03
    Nobody ever responded to where ITT Tech does their clinicals in Oregon. I'm still waiting for a response. There were plenty of reponses to protect the integrity of the program, but nobody wants to talk about clinical placements. I find that to be very interesting.....
    Last edit by alp03 on Jul 13, '11 : Reason: No question mark needed
  10. by   pjcna27
    i don't live in oregon, but the nearst hosptial to the school is usally the clincial site or just call the school and ask and if i was you ill go by the nearst hosptial to the school and ask if itt tech nursing are doing their routions there
  11. by   matsalleh
    I have been reading this thread for quite a while, trying to find some solid information on the ITT program. Aside from the fact that the program is not fully accredited, which may make it very difficult and very expensive to transition from being an RN to a BSN, my main concern is the lack of information about clinical sites. The reality is that there is a large pool of new grads here in Portland, all competing for that first nursing job. Unless you are currently working in a hospital as a CNA2, your chances of employment after graduation are very dependent on your clinical placement and practicum. I find it very disturbing and suspicious that there is absolutely no information given out about where ITT places its students for clinicals. I was hoping that a current ITT student would offer this information on this forum but I finally got tired of waiting and called ITT directly. I spoke with the representative of the nursing program and she told me that ITT students are at "several long-term care facilities and mental-health facilities" in the Portland area. Then I asked her, point-blank, "Does ITT have any students placed at hospitals in Portland?" Her answer was "Yes, absolutely, but we have a non-disclosure agreement with those hospitals". She told me that they had this agreement because otherwise the hospitals would have every nursing school in the Portland area trying to get placement for their students in the same hospitals! To be honest, this sounded very shady to me. If you call any established nursing school in PDX (either CC or BSN program) they will tell you where they place their students for clinicals. They may say that the placements change from term to term but they should be able to tell you where their students have been placed in the past. Usually, this information is also on the school's website as well. I think it would be crazy to invest $55,000 in a 2-year ADN program at ITT Tech, when you can't even be assured that you are going to have clinical placements in local hospitals. How will you be competitive in the job market after you complete the program if you haven't been able to do any networking or had any experience in the large local hospitals (such as Providence, Legacy, Kaiser, or OHSU)? To me, this is a major strike against ITT Tech and I believe the "non-disclosure policy" makes them less credible. Why gamble with your future?
  12. by   alp03
    My experience with ITT Tech has been terrible. Trying to get info on their program is a joke. I even attended one of their information sessions last summer, and they still would not mention where the clinical placements actually were. They mentioned where they hoped they would be, but no actual facts. They were rude, unprofessional, and very unorganized. I would not attend that school for anything. Especially for fifty thousand dollars. No way!
    Last edit by alp03 on Jul 15, '11 : Reason: Wording
  13. by   abree0323
    hey guys,

    I attended the info session too a couple of weeks ago and they also weren't specific about where the clinicals where, granted I never asked for a specific example. All I know is that the lady said some clinicals may or may not be like 2 hours away. Meaning they call lots of places and ask if they can allow ITT nursing students to practice there. Well, if there's a possibility I'd have to drive 2 hours away just to do clinical work, this tells me that the local hospitals either are full and don't need extra help, or the local hospitals do not want to endorse ITT nursing students and do not have faith in the people there.

    That is my analysis in regards to clinical info. If anybody currently attending can PM me and enlighten me on this PLEASE DO SO! I am still taking the HESI on the 19th just in case I decide to go there. But this whole not knowing where clinicals are is really bothering me.

    I work at Southwest WA medical center as a CNA and they tell me that PCC and clark nursing students do clinicals there. so how come they can disclose this information but ITT can not?