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.