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    Hello!

    I was thinking of enrolling into ITT's nursing program this Fall (2014). I am curious to know how the program is (as far as those who have attended that program) and if they were able to find a job after graduation. Also, what was your HESI A2 score that allowed you to get in?

    I know I've read NUMEROUS of reviews on this forum about how bad ITT is, how they're not accredited, how their credits doesn't transfer over to other universities if you want to continue towards a BSN or a MSN, etc, etc.

    I've personally checked with several local RN - BSN programs around the Dallas areas and all of them said they will take me in for their RN-BSN program if I attain my RN from ITT. My situation is different though as I do have all my general credits done at a higher accredited university. I just need my RN license from ITT.

    Please let me know if you guys have any inputs or advices to help me out. I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

    PS: How did you guys study for the HESI A2 exam? What tools did you guys used? I'm only being tested on Math and English (vocabs, grammar, and reading comp). Any tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Don't give a single penny to any school that is not regionally accredited (in your region it would be the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), approved by the state board of nursing (for initial licensing programs), not-for-profit, and accredited by either the ACEN or CCNE. ITT falls short on at least one of these criteria, and perhaps several more.

    Try your local state and community colleges. They will likely cost quite a bit less, as well. Excelsior College and Western Governors University offer respectable distance programs, if you are unable to get a slot in a local school.
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    Don't give a single penny to any school that is not regionally accredited (in your region it would be the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), approved by the state board of nursing (for initial licensing programs), not-for-profit, and accredited by either the ACEN or CCNE. ITT falls short on at least one of these criteria, and perhaps several more.

    Try your local state and community colleges. They will likely cost quite a bit less, as well. Excelsior College and Western Governors University offer respectable distance programs, if you are unable to get a slot in a local school.

    Thanks for the info! I am a little confused with these "accreditation" stuff. ITT currently has it's initial accreditation from The Nursing Board of Texas. However, it's not CCNE accredited yet. What is the difference? I am assuming one is in the state and the other is national. Also, ITT prepares and allows you to sit for NCLEX.

    I've called several different hospitals about future employment and they said that as long as the program is accredited, they will hire you if they feel you have the qualifications. With that said, since ITT is accredited through the Texas Board of Nursing, isn't that okay?

    Thanks for your help!
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    ITT should be your school of last resort. All of the things I mentioned are the markings of a reputable nursing program; ITT is lacking regional accreditation, nonprofit status, and national nursing accreditation. You'd be able to take the NCLEX, but your credits would be no good at any reputable school. If you wanted to start over in a new career, you would have to start from college from scratch. Nursing school, above all, should be a college education, and accreditation from SACS ensures that you are being educated at a college level. A nursing program at ITT is a vocational program, and is not at the level of a college or university. I seriously wonder why any board of nursing would approve a program that is not regionally accredited. I may sound elitist, but nursing as a profession needs to sharpen up its image; schools like ITT being approved to educate nurses is really a step back, especially with the oversupply of nurses in many areas.

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    Quote from elhang
    With that said, since ITT is accredited through the Texas Board of Nursing, isn't that okay?
    The Texas Board of Nursing does not accredit nursing programs. The Texas Board of Nursing merely grants approval for nursing programs to operate in the state of Texas, but this entity does not grant accreditation.

    ITT is not regionally accredited, nor is it nationally accredited by any nursing entities such as the National League for Nursing (NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Due to the lack of accreditation, no federal employer will ever hire you. Some hospital systems will never hire you.

    The vast majority of accredited schools will reject your application if you wanted to continue your education, so you would be stuck with options such as the University of Phoenix if you wanted a BSN or MSN.
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