ITT Tech.... New RN program, Associates in Applied Science

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    My husband recently transferred from ITT Tech Norfolk to Devry, Chesapeake. He is in the technical field (working with radios and things). Anyway, we just go the mail, and low and behold.......................

    We got a flier from ITT Tech saying that their brand new RN, ADN program will begin Winter quarter 2008. So I guess they are excepting applications right now. They dont say on the flier or on the website anything about cost at all. It looks like the start date is December 1st. It seems kind of short notice. I wonder if that is an indicator of how the program will be.. lol. So, from what I could see from their standard academic schedule the courses are about three months long. The description said that there are 9 courses in the program.

    What do you guys think? Im kind of leary about this cause it has been talked about for at least a year or more. I wonder what has taken so long. Either they were taking their time to get fully prepared, or they are losing money daily without having any enrollment for this program they have been aimlessly preparing and decided to hurry up and start. I would just think that they needed to give people more of a notice for admission, transcripts, and financial aid processing.

    Let me know what you think

    By the way, I am an LPN student at MCI, VA Beach which is only about 10 minutes away from ITT Tech. Our RN program is only 15 months long and they have pretty good NCLeX pass rates. MCI's schedule is M-Th (evenings) and then some weekends for class or clinicals, while ITT Tech's program is supposed to be three days a week for class. Not sure about clinicals. I wanted to do the RN program initially, but financially I couldnt do it.

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    Quote from CrystalGLPNTOBE
    My husband recently transferred from ITT Tech Norfolk to Devry, Chesapeake. He is in the technical field (working with radios and things). Anyway, we just go the mail, and low and behold.......................

    We got a flier from ITT Tech saying that their brand new RN, ADN program will begin Winter quarter 2008. So I guess they are excepting applications right now. They dont say on the flier or on the website anything about cost at all. It looks like the start date is December 1st. It seems kind of short notice. I wonder if that is an indicator of how the program will be.. lol. So, from what I could see from their standard academic schedule the courses are about three months long. The description said that there are 9 courses in the program.

    What do you guys think? Im kind of leary about this cause it has been talked about for at least a year or more. I wonder what has taken so long. Either they were taking their time to get fully prepared, or they are losing money daily without having any enrollment for this program they have been aimlessly preparing and decided to hurry up and start. I would just think that they needed to give people more of a notice for admission, transcripts, and financial aid processing.

    Let me know what you think

    By the way, I am an LPN student at MCI, VA Beach which is only about 10 minutes away from ITT Tech. Our RN program is only 15 months long and they have pretty good NCLeX pass rates. MCI's schedule is M-Th (evenings) and then some weekends for class or clinicals, while ITT Tech's program is supposed to be three days a week for class. Not sure about clinicals. I wanted to do the RN program initially, but financially I couldnt do it.
    I am currently trying to get into the RN program at MCI...I saw your post about ITT Tech and didnt even finish reading it before I looked them up for more info.:typing Then...I came back and read the rest of your post..LOL! Sounds decent to me. I wonder how $$$$ it costs? MCI is expensive so I would imagine they would probably be right along with the same price tag. I requested more info to see what I could find out...It doesnt hurt, right? Because if it is cheaper, then I may look harder at it! Thanks for posting that information and post any new info if you find anything out and I will do the same
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    OK...so I did some more research and this is what I found:

    The link to their catalog is http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/download/058.pdf

    The tuition is EXPENSIVE...it is $446 per credit hour and going up to $468 in March 09...which means the program costs about $48,614 (if I calculated correctly)....which is WAY more than MCI Even if I could transfer in a bunch of general ed classes it would still cost me about $10,000 more than MCI....they really need to re-think that price...LOL, and I thought MCI was expensive?????
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    Thats crazy.. I guess I forgot to mention that was the other reason my husband decided to transfer. I actually just calculated it and the program is 109 credits total between Gen Ed and Core courses. At $468 per credit, that comes out to $51,012 for the whole program at the March 09. You might as well go to EVMS and be a doctor at these rates. Gee Whiz that is just downright ridiculous. I'll let you know if I find anything else out.
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    Quote from CrystalGLPNTOBE
    At $468 per credit, that comes out to $51,012 for the whole program at the March 09. You might as well go to EVMS and be a doctor at these rates. Gee Whiz that is just downright ridiculous. I'll let you know if I find anything else out.
    LOL! :chuckle You got that right! I didnt know anyone was more expensive than MCI, but dang...$51,000 for a program is crazy!
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    Ok, I went in to ITT Tech to get information for their RN program. This is their first program in Virginia, but they have the program in other states. The tuition amount listed up here is not set in stone. They have different tuition rates for different programs. After you attend an information session, you then schedule a time to take the test. The people there are wonderful. They seem to want to work with you and help you be successful. I realized it's not all about the tuition that you have to pay for school, it's all about the willingness to learn and the learning environment. I have met just about everyone in the program and they all have nursing background. They don't have any pre-requisites, you just have to pass the test with a 70. That seems like a low score, but that test was hard. The average person with no Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Chemistry, Math, or other Science background may have a hard time. I understand that is a fairly new program, but I am willing to give them a chance. The nursing program staff are the only people you deal with for the admissions process, unlike at some schools you meet with admission staff who have no clue about nursing. All they think about is trying to get their bonus to get you in the school. Overall, I passed the test. I am waiting on my interview and we will see what happens then. By the way I think they are starting off with a Day time class and after a while they will offer it in the evenings. The daytime class will be about 3-4 days a week and it starts in March.
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    Thanks for the update on the program. I guess Im just skeptical, because I know the organization as a whole was kind of shady when it came to my husbands education there. He was always top of his class. Student of the Quarter, and never missed a beat. But all of a sudden, things started happening there that made even the teachers lose faith in the education the students were being provided. I attend a technical school myself, and I first hand have witnessed poor admission staff actions. However, my education and knowledge gained far surpasses my expectations.

    I would love to say that the cost of a program doesnt matter, as long as your getting a good education and staff that wants nothing less, but we are all in school for pretty much the same things; to learn to provide the most therapeutic care to our future patients, and to provide ourselves/families with a more prosporous life. However, If in doing this I put my family in financial turmoil, then what have I accomplished. You may be on another end of that spectrum. Yes my tuition is expensive ($24,000), but I was able to get grants through the state that have allowed me to continue and the length of the program was a big factor in my decision to attend. If im not mistaken, those grants wont be available to students of this program, because it is new at this ITT location. My husband decided to switch schools, because in the middle of him working toward a his Bachelor's degree, they discontinued the program and decided to only offer the Associates Degree. I mean, is that even possible. Things are going to happen beyond our control with our schools, but when my loans and things have been assessed and allotted for a specific program, I expect to be able to complete that degree.
    I dont doubt that the instructors are all nice or have wonderful backgrounds and extensive amounts of education. The staff were great when my husband was signing up, and for most of the time that he was in school. But at a certain point it changed.

    So since the tuition is not what was previously stated in this post, then what is the tuition amount for the program? Generally, when you dont receive a figure before you take testing and sign a contract at a tech school, it is going to be sky high. I just cant see how they could justify going off of a $/credit hour system for every program except for the nursing program. My husband's bachelors degree would have cost in excess of $47,000. There were just less credit hours in the program than the Nursing program will have.

    Im not out to deter you from attending and succeeding, I just hope that people will look at all aspects of these businessess (tech schools) and weigh their options. I have enjoyed my time in the LPN program at MCI, but have chosen to explore other schools, so that as soon as I graduate, I can get my RN degree/diploma. That is a personal decision of mine. I am doing it this way because I did not have any previous medical experience. I pretty much had a 95% guarantee that I would have gotten into our schools RN program, but I didnt qualify for enough financial aid. I decided to get my LPN cert first and then let my employer provide me with tuition assistance for my RN. That is just my route.

    Final thought, (since Ive gone on and on like im giving a dissertation..lol)
    If you are satisfied, and it works for you, Im only inclined to wish you the best of luck in your program, and let you know that I hope to possibly work side-by-side with you in the future. Sorry to be so winded I just dont want anybody to misunderstand where i was coming from.
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    MCI is accredited regional and ITT tech is not
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    I'm new to this site. I'm going tomorrow for information session at ITT Tech for their nursing program. I see that there is alot of ppl on this site that go to ITT Tech. Is the Hesi exam hard? What is the admission process? What all do you need to get in? And the cost of the program here in Florida? Do they have the student bring in their diploma and transcripts or do they send off to your high school for your trasnscripts? I want to get in the Sept. class. If anyone has any insite on this process please reply. I am nervous about the Hesi and getting into this program.


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