Quote from HoneyGamble
Sorry to hear about your situation. I would be highly upset also. I agree with everyone else, please do your research on the next school you attend. While MCI is a tempting option, you have to ask yourself do you really want to be in that much debt. From what I have heard their RN option is like $40,000. I would recommend Riverside or Tidewater Community College. They both have great programs and good NCLEX pass rates. Whatever you decide, I wish you well in your studies and take care
WOW!!! AND, when I called them (we had orders to move back to the area this year), even though I received my LPN through them, they did NOT offer a transition program, so I would have had to sit through their entire program to get my RN. And, the colleges up there, regardless of where you graduate from, you have to bridge to your RN within 5 years of graduating LPN... I would have had to start all over again if we moved back. Thankfully everything worked out, and MY DH's orders kept us here and I can finish my bridge in 11 months.
Plus, because it is strictly a vocational school, their classes are not college credit classes. Thank God it is the LPN license that gets you into a transition program, because none of my classes I had there were good for any credits.
I went to MCI on a whim. I was offered to start in 2 weeks at the time when they had a 6 month waiting list because of my test scores... I wasn't prepared (I just went cause a friend did and went ahead and took the NET - I got in before she did) and didn't look around at other options first.
Looking back, I do wish I would have gone through the community college to get my LPN, or went straight for my RN. It was $12,000 for the LPN program when I went 12 years ago, so I imagine it is more now... but I didn't think it was THAT MUCH MORE!!!
Don't get me wrong, I stand by my statement... It *IS* a good school (Almost guarantee you WILL pass your NCLEX), but there are many other options. Echoing everyone else, make SURE it is accredited with everything needed.
MCI was missing one accreditation that would have kept me from working with a contract company that works with the DOD (can't remember which accreditation it is), even though I've been a nurse for 12 years, and have held my license in 5 different states. Once I am done with this bridge program, I won't have to worry about it, now.
Good luck, find something quickly so you don't give up and say phooey. I'm sorry this happened...