Quote from HopingRN
I am a current student at Harcum and I hate to tell you but yes they are extremely unorganized and there is usually alot of problems you will have to deal with. also they loose EVERYTHING!!! I am on the waiting list for the evening program after I was told I would have no problem getting in because of how amazing my GPA was. I am also considering going into a BSN program because it will only be a semester longer and alot of hospitals are requiring nurses to have BSN's instead of ASN's
I kind of believe it - took their phlebotomy course (very good teacher but that was about it -- got my ASCP license). They seemed "snobby" but my classmates were nice. The course was disorganized (long story) but was glad when it was over. Even in the end -- still had to wait for my certificate of completion (....five months after I was done -- and got the ASCP...is when it arrived in the mail).
Is this normal though --- for them to ignore accepted students who need the paperwork, etc.?
Do they always ignore emails, or is it just me?
I called admissions a few days ago --- wanted to make sure that they had everything. The girl said yes (but seemed like her mind was somewhere else). She also said my fall 2009 grades were missing (...but keep in mind that I was told in February that everything was there). I don't know who to believe at this point. I wondering if they lost the grades.... They did a similar thing to my friend ---they claimed they never got reference letters.
Thinking about it, (not counting the low NCLEX pass rates) 18 months, part time sounds like a good deal --- but is it really worth it in the end...? (lost paperwork, etc.). I was let go from my last job due to discrimination/ignorance of management (chose my family over my job - they boss didn't approve of it) -- I want to start over and thought nursing would be a good career but with all that I am hearing about Harcum....got doubts in my mind.