Bryant & Stratton RN program - page 2

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Hi, new to this site, and saw that not alot of information has been posted about the Richmond Bryant & Stratton RN program. I am due to graduate the 20 month ADN program this August, 2011. Five (4 month) semesters long. It is a... Read More


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    Hi Blondie,

    A few questions:

    1 - How many pre-req's do they take? I have completed ALL of my pre-req's at a CC or elsewhere and when I went to Fortis, they said they'd only take 2 out of the 10 or so that I completed. Fortis told me I would have to repeat the rest because it's incorporated into their program and I guess financially that's how they justify the high cost. (If I read correctly, you said in your original post that some pre-req's were incoporated into your education at B&S, so I'm wondering if it's just like Fortis in that sense?)

    2 - Are there any time limitations on the pre-req's that B&S takes? Some of my classes are over 10 years old (A&P, English, Math, Sociology, Psychology, etc.). MCI told me I would need to retake Math, Chemistry and English due to time limitations.

    3 - How much does the program cost without any help? MCI's is $40,000 and Fortis was $35,000 (approximately).

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote from ohiostudentrn
    Thank you for the post! I am a 2nd semester student in the Parma, Ohio Bryant & Stratton RN program. This is also a second career for me, I was just curious what kind of scholarships you received to attend? I've had to pay through the roof and really don't know how I will be able to continue going there. Please help! Thanks again
    so how is the program? Im enrolled for the upcoming January LPN to RN class.......
    thanks
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    I was a member of the first graduating class, but I was in the second cohort. There were actually 17 of us not 18, one fell to the cohort behind us :/ ; anyway, I was wondering if you found a job and if so how that is going for you? Also, I noticed u said u plan on specializing, what are you thinking about specializing in?
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    Ronii3, just wondering if you have found a job yet and if you have been having a hard time due to getting your RN from B&S. I am currently in the program and heard that some are having a hard time getting employment because B&S is not accredited.
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    I actually recently did get a job, I start the first week of august. sonce accepting this job offer I've also received two other job offers. When turned down from a job it was usually because of my lack of experience. I became an RN right after high school. Pretty much any of the HCA hospitals are more than willing to hire B&S college students. Also, I am currently looking for somewhere to enroll for my BSN. I plan on calling around to ask if they will accept my credits from B&S. So far, I did apply to one university which wasn't willing to accept many of my transfers. Needless to say I didn't go forth with the enrollment process.
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    I meant to mention that I will be starting on a med surg unit, and the first 3 months I will be working alongside a preceptor. I'm stoked!
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    I have been accepted into BSC for fall and was was told the whole program can be done in early mornings. I am only free until 1 pm each day and they assure me that I can take the entire course of study and be done in 20 months and always be home by 1 pm. I have no problem with early mornings but since there is no class schedule available to view online I am afraid I will get 3 semesters in then find out I have to take afternoon classes and that the admission people lied. But at that point they will have my money. Is there any current or former students who can verify that all the classes can be taken in the early mornings and be done by 1 pm? I realize clinicals may run a little longer (I have been told up to 2 pm.) How many days each week did you need to do clinicals in each semester, and were your regular classes able to be done by 1 pm? Thanks
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    I can only speak about my experience at B&S, but keep in mind that I graduated last year so things may be different now. When I attended, we did have morning classes but we also had afternoon classes. There were days that we had to stay until well after 3 and I believe we also had a class that ended at 5 pm. As far as clinicals, they always ended after 1 pm and the number of clinical days and classes that we had varied by semester. My toughest semester schedule was when we had two days of clinical and then one long day of class. Class went from about 830 a.m. til 4 p.m. I believe (one class in the a.m. and one in the afternoon) ....although at times the schedule was hectic at times, it was worth it in the end!
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    Amygrace - I am enrolled in the program and just finished my first semster. I'm to understand that clinicals for this next semseter are going to be until about 3. This next semster was also harder to fit around a schedule. I can pretty much promise you that during this program there will be days that go past 1pm. Clinicals are currently 1 day a week in the second semster and then 2 days a week in the following semsters. The admissions reps did make it seem a little more flexible than it actually is, but not by a lot.
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    Can somebody pls tell is bryant stratton college teas test hard? i am kinda freaking out . Is it a great school? some people say the program is two year or may a year in a half , but i started off as a CNA now ill be finish MA in Aug & will be going right back to school no breaks for my RN i know aug is sometime away now but it will be here before you know it , hopefully being that i am a CNA, MA & becoming a nursing student it will help a little.


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