I was at a training seminar held by the local health department today, and one of the nurses there gave me a business card. "Concorde Career Institute, Jane Doe (not her real name), DNS, RN, Nursing Program Director". I didn't ask her about it at the time, because it was in the middle of the class and she just gave it to me without saying a word.
Looking on the Concorde website, I don't see a nursing program listed for Memphis. But, a good friend of mine told me about 6 months ago that she was accepted to a dual Medical Assistant/RN program through Concorde (she didn't go through with it because she moved to California). It's also not listed on the state's list of approved RN programs.
What's going on here? Please tell me this rip-off institution hasn't gotten approval to run an RN program in Memphis. I'm really wondering if they're trying to sell the whole "Medical Assistant is the same as a nurse" thing, since they do list an MA program and my friend said it was a dual MA/RN program (I have never heard of such, and couldn't imagine why one would even want to get an MA with their RN).
Anyone have any more info on this?