I was in the same boat as you a few months ago and after doing my homework I went with MCI. I already have a Bachelors from DeVry so I am used to quick paced classes, they were 8 weeks at DeVry versus the 5 weeks at MCI. I only had to take the Chemistry Pre-Req because my college algebra and comp classes transfered in. I got a 95% in Chemistry and a 98% in Chemistry Lab. The class was challenging but I just needed to up my usually study time. I did study groups, studied at home, and did a ton of extra credit. It paid off. I think with any college program, as I have also attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Navy Avionics School ( Which is faster paced then MCI), you get out what you put in. But my situation is ideal, I do not work and am able to devote myself 100% to college. If I was working full time I would go nuts at MCI.
I did my interview with the Director, whom I really liked, in mid November and I was told I was the first wave. I was impressed with her answers to all 16 of the questions I prepared for her, after she interviewed me. I am pretty sure I will get in and start on January 24th because she fitted me for scrubs
, told me what I needed to be working on to prepare for the program, and gave me a print out of the course syllabus. MCI is NOT the right fit for everyone, but for me it is the perfect fit. It all depends on your situation. Also I wanted to note that all the credits I put in for transfer were accepted, but that I had A's in all those classes and a 3.5 GPA from my Bachelors. I transferred in English 1 and 2, Critical Thinking, and my pre-reqs. The only other gen-ed for their program is Sociology which I never took. The rest are nursing classes.
If you have any questions I would be happy to help you out. Oh and about expense it is $41,000 for the RN ADN and your tuition does NOT get adjusted unless you fall below 11 credits. I have the GI Bill though so I am good to go, for the first 13 months anyway. After that I foot the bill for 2 out of the 15 months of the program and my bill will be about $8,000.