Has anyone graduated from ECPI Registered Nursing Program - page 2

Has anyone graduated from ECPI's (Medical Career Institute) Associate or Bachelors in Registered Nursing Program in Virginia Beach or Newport News? Were you able to find work immediately? Did you feel that the instructors at ECPI... Read More

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    If y'all have questions I can probably answer a lot of them. I am supposed to be starting in May. As far as I know it isn't just a first come first serve wait list program. They take 20 day students and 20 night students for each start date. They base admission off your TEAS, 3 letters of recommendation, an essay and an interview. The program is actually 16 months (if you have the 3 prerequisites which are intro to computers, chemistry, and college math or higher. If you don't have them you can take a one month course for each of them at ECPI and you are not charged for these courses as long as you go on to the nursing program). It used to be 15 months but they added another segment of med/surg. It is all inclusive as far as books and uniforms, but I believe the books are recycled, so you wouldn't be keeping them.

    I am a little worried though because I was thinking it was NLNAC accredited, but now I see that it isn't and is not even on NLNAC's candidate program list. This program is my only option because my husband is Navy and we'll be moving shortly after I finish. It's the only one I have time to complete.

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    Make sure you get the TEAS study guide before your test. I know a lot of people said that it helped tremendously. I am still considered the August 2011 start dat as well.
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    It is accredited based on the Southern Colleges Accreditation but it does not distinguish a career school specialization accreditation such as the NLNAC. Both the LPN and the BSN program have both though.
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    im supposed to start in may as well... my thing is im debating on if i should go ahead and do the RN program because im really confused about the whole accreditation thing as well. i keep hearing and reading different things. it would be nice to talk to people who have already graduated and are working as a RN from ecpi, that way i know how it goes... anyone got any new info on it so far?
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    I am looking into going to ECPI charlotte campus for the RN program. I just want to know is it worth it as far as a job goes and the cost. Also, What are the requirements to get into the program?
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    Quote from registerednursing
    Has anyone graduated from ECPI's (Medical Career Institute) Associate or Bachelors in Registered Nursing Program in Virginia Beach or Newport News? Were you able to find work immediately? Did you feel that the instructors at ECPI were knowledgeable? Were the instructors on time for the hospital clinicals? Which campus is better Virginia Beach or Newport News? Do you know anyone that graduated from there? Were they confident about their learning experience?
    I know for a fact that Mary immaculate hospital in NN won't hire ECPI grads...they've had too many med errors with them. And it's super expensive. I'd go with TNCC, riversides RN program or Sentaras BSN. I actually have a friend in Sentaras BSN program and she loves it.
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    I am looking into going into the Associates in nursing program at ECPI but I want to know if its really worth it. Will places actual hire you of you have a degree from ECPI? Does the program have the accreditation needed to actually be considered a legit RN program? Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote from ataylor08
    I am looking into going to ECPI charlotte campus for the RN program. I just want to know is it worth it as far as a job goes and the cost. Also, What are the requirements to get into the program?
    It's 40,000 I think you have to pay 300 a month. It's 18 months. You have to have chemistry, college math, computer application & GPA of 2.5 not hard to get in. VERY fast pace.
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    Their Bachelors program is accredited but nothing else shows up on this site.http://www.acenursing.net/accredited...torysearch.asp
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    Virginia Board of Nursing Education Programs
    This is a list of all the schools in the area, ECIP is not accredited, but has Full Approval by Virginia Board of Nursing, which is great if you plan on never moving from VA, or want to do a bridge program. *from what I understand*


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