Herzing college anyone?

  1. Does anyone know about the nursing program at Herzing College in Madison? I am currently a prenursing student at uw madison finishing up my preqreqs, I have had trouble deciding on whether to get my adn at a tech college or at Herzing College (which would begin this summer). However, i would be leaving the uw which is so competitve to get into. I don't know if i should get my adn and work as an rn and then go back to get my bachelors or stay with the 4 yr college (which will be longer than4 years). any advice would be great, I am in my second year here. Thanks
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  3. by   gemini81sg
    Hello,
    I do not know anything about the Herzing College, but with the tech college you would be able to get your ADN much quicker and much cheaper granted you have been on a waiting list or there is no waiting list, which is highly unlikely.

    I currently have one semester left in my tech college program, but I am also taking classes at UWGB towards my bachelors degree. One possibility that you may want to consider is to keep taking a class or two at the UW college while you attend the tech college, that way you don't loose your acceptance to UW Madison. Plus, the tech schools are now offering general education credits, which I am also taking. They are much cheaper (one-third the cost of the UW courses) and most can be taken online. Good luck with your journey! Feel free to contact me if I can help you any further.

    Gemini81sg
  4. by   badgerbabe287
    Thanks for the response. You said ur enrolled both at a uw school and a tech college? I would like to do that but wouldn't i be paying double if i stayed at uw? Are you going for your bach in science?
  5. by   RNfromMN
    This is a bit late (I always forget we have our own forum), but my neighbor (who I'm buds with) is going to Herzing right now.

    Pros: 1) it's such a new program that she got in without any waiting list (keep in mind this could change at any time) & 2) she feels that she's getting an excellent education

    Cons: It is incredibly expensive. I think she told me that she pays $575/credit. I know she told me that her 2 year education there is going to cost her $30,000 by the time she's done.

    Good luck. Been reading your posts - IMHO, I think you should stay at UW.
  6. by   studentatherzinghell
    I have to tell you as a student the program is terrible, bad teachers, the curriculum is being written the night before lecture, teachers are contradicting the textbook, and now the accreditation is not going to happen for a year or maybe more. I am graduating in MAy 2008 and my degree will be useless because the school wont get accreditation for now...I am going to an RN-BSN program, I have $50k in student loan debt and I was planning on working in May as an RN, but now I am taking out another $30k to get my bachelors so I can have a chance to pay back my loans and eat for the next 10 years or so.....
  7. by   tvccrn
    Quote from studentatherzinghell
    I have to tell you as a student the program is terrible, bad teachers, the curriculum is being written the night before lecture, teachers are contradicting the textbook, and now the accreditation is not going to happen for a year or maybe more. I am graduating in MAy 2008 and my degree will be useless because the school wont get accreditation for now...I am going to an RN-BSN program, I have $50k in student loan debt and I was planning on working in May as an RN, but now I am taking out another $30k to get my bachelors so I can have a chance to pay back my loans and eat for the next 10 years or so.....

    I can't understand why someone would spend good money to get a degree from a college that doens't have accreditation for that degree. That's jsut not a smart thing to do. IMO, you should have done a bit more research before you went into debt. Good luck!
  8. by   studentatherzinghell
    Quote from tvccrn
    I can't understand why someone would spend good money to get a degree from a college that doens't have accreditation for that degree. That's jsut not a smart thing to do. IMO, you should have done a bit more research before you went into debt. Good luck!
    THanks, I am not an idiot, the school assured us that the accreditation process would be "no problem, just take the NCLEX and pass, and the school will get its accreditation. that is how it works for all new schools" it sounded resonable at the time, and why would they lie to us, it is a school that has been around since the 60's. I should have done more research but without knowing exactly where the school was in the accreditation process there was really no way to forsee this.
  9. by   tvccrn
    Quote from studentatherzinghell
    THanks, I am not an idiot, the school assured us that the accreditation process would be "no problem, just take the NCLEX and pass, and the school will get its accreditation. that is how it works for all new schools" it sounded resonable at the time, and why would they lie to us, it is a school that has been around since the 60's. I should have done more research but without knowing exactly where the school was in the accreditation process there was really no way to forsee this.
    Didn't say you were an idiot. Just gave my opinion.
  10. by   HerzingCollege
    Hello, I am Don Madelung, president of Herzing College. I want to respond to the nursing students who have chimed in on the issues at the college. If you have questions, call me (608-663-0828) or e-mail me at madelung@msn.herzing.edu and I will be happy to give you straight answers to your questions. Thanks for listening and continued success in whatever nursing program you choose.
  11. by   ellap1974
    I attended the courses of this college in Montreal - an horrible experience. I was confronted with huge lies and pretty rude behaviour coming from staff members, teachers. Almost all my classmates had such a hard time accepting what was going on - yet we had already invested a lot of money
  12. by   obsnake
    There has been no change. Do not I repeat, do not waste you money or time with Herzing.
  13. by   hmlopez
    Thanks for the info everyone. I was looking into the BSN program there, but now I am thinking twice! Six hundred dollars a credit is as bad as Alverno! I'd love to hear if anyone has a positive Herzing experience, though.
  14. by   Nursesomeday0211
    I was interested in Herzing a while ago and I just felt like I was being harassed by the "admissions counselor". It was very much a sales pitch and they were very pushy. I am instead applying to Cardinal Stritch. I have meet a lot of their professors etc and I LOVE it. It is expensive but most schools around Milwaukee are.

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