Fortis College-Norfolk - page 2

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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?... Read More


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    Yes. That answers my question. Thank you.

    Be careful about these "quickie" programs being offered by for-profit schools. I'm not saying they are all bad ... but many of them have opened up to meet the desires of people like you who want a quick route to an RN. Many of them ARE more interested in taking your money than in giving you a high quality education.

    That segment of the "education business" is the segment that is most questionable. In fact, the federal government is looking very closely at a lot of such programs that have opened up in response to the economic recession. They draw people in who have lost their jobs (or fear losing their jobs) and want a quick route to a better future through education. It sounds great, but in some cases the people get drawn into programs that are either of dubious quality or outrageously expensive. A disproportionate number of them end up with exceptionally high student loans to pay back and either no degrees at the end ... or degrees that are not respected by the surrounding employers.

    I'm not saying that Fortis College is such a bad school. I don't know anything about them in particular. I'm just advising you to be very careful and be sure to investigate the quality of a school carefully before making an investment. Sometimes, quick is OK ... but sometimes it means, "lesser quality."
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    Quote from llg
    Yes. That answers my question. Thank you.

    Be careful about these "quickie" programs being offered by for-profit schools. I'm not saying they are all bad ... but many of them have opened up to meet the desires of people like you who want a quick route to an RN. Many of them ARE more interested in taking your money than in giving you a high quality education.

    That segment of the "education business" is the segment that is most questionable. In fact, the federal government is looking very closely at a lot of such programs that have opened up in response to the economic recession. They draw people in who have lost their jobs (or fear losing their jobs) and want a quick route to a better future through education. It sounds great, but in some cases the people get drawn into programs that are either of dubious quality or outrageously expensive. A disproportionate number of them end up with exceptionally high student loans to pay back and either no degrees at the end ... or degrees that are not respected by the surrounding employers.

    I'm not saying that Fortis College is such a bad school. I don't know anything about them in particular. I'm just advising you to be very careful and be sure to investigate the quality of a school carefully before making an investment. Sometimes, quick is OK ... but sometimes it means, "lesser quality."
    I thank you very much for the information...and you are right about some school out there but a my age community college is just not for me.
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    Don't do it!!
    If you are not one already you have to go through their LPN program first and that is 15 months alone. Then another 15 months for the RN.
    While there are a couple of really good instructors the program is horrible. They are so disorganized it isn't funny and don't even get me started on the business office and financial aid people.


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