Is there anybody out there that went to Fortis College in Norfolk for the RN program? How was the program? Is there anybody that will be starting the RN program in July or Oct. 2010?
Jun 21, '10
by llg, BSN, MSN, PhD
If you check the Virginia Board of Nursing website ... under the "education" section, you can find the NCLEX pass rates for all schools in Virginia. That will tell you how many graduates have taken the NCLEX-RN.
I'm sorry I don't have the link handy, but I know the information is there if you search for it.
Update: Here is the link:
Virginia Board of Nursing Education Programs
It looks as if they have provisional approval to open a program ... but none of its students has taken the NCLEX yet. They apparently just opened for business. I'd be hesitant to go to a program that new ... particulary one that is a "for profit" career college rather than a tradional institution of higher learning and academics.
Be sure to ask LOTS of questions before you commit to anything ... such as where they do their clinical rotations, how much time do they spend in each place. Check the credentials of their instructors, etc.
Last edit by llg on Jun 21, '10
lilprittynurse,I found out today that they just recently had a class to graduate from the RN program who sat
for the boards.I was told that the BON will not give them accreditation until at least two or more classes had graduated and did good on the NCLEX. So I do not know where I will be heading next but as the saying goes all good things must come to and end..I had been searching every state for a program like Fortis. I guess I have to start over again..I to had passed the test and was planning to start in Oct. I still have time to watch the BON list...Good Luck with your future
Last edit by sorry on Jun 22, '10
: Reason: forgot to address it