Published Jan 28, 2005
Has anyone read the article in the Salt Lake City Tribune concerning the probe by the Utah Crime Unit into the Academy of Nursing? Per the headline, some students are accusing the school of "stealing" tuition funds. The article can be accessed at http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2538254
I thought this would be of interest to those of us, such as myself, who plan to pursue some form of distance learning for all or part of our nursing education.
CSLee3, ASN, BSN, LVN, EMT-P
Has anyone read the article in the Salt Lake City Tribune concerning the probe by the Utah Crime Unit into the Academy of Nursing? Per the headline, some students are accusing the school of "stealing" tuition funds. The article can be accessed at http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2538254I thought this would be of interest to those of us, such as myself, who plan to pursue some form of distance learning for all or part of our nursing education.
I feel so sorry for those students. You don't have to use anybody except Excelsior and their recommended material. I chose to pay Chancellors to pursue my degree using thier products and lab. They have been around a long time and have an awesome prep lab. Yes, I paid a lot of money for it, but nothing like the folks at the "academy" did. What a crime. Folks...please be careful...deal only with longstanding reputable companies and colleges......I hope the attrorney general can recoop some money for the people that were shafted by greed.
Of course I feel for the students. I too was scammed (though only for one online course and I got my money back after they apparently believed I really would contact the Utah Dept of Ed--and I would've too!).
But this is the best thing that could have happened to that "school." And apparently it was considered a "school" which might be part of how they got tangled up. If you are just selling something, and you aren't claiming to be a school, people buy and you sell and what you do with the money doesn't matter very much.
But schools are held to a higher standard.
Wonder where old Rob Butner is these days? rofl, rofl, rofl.
We've said it before and I guess it's good to say it again. Do not go to a school which is not accredited. Do not take out a loan where the proceeds are paid in full to someone else but your name is on the ticket.
I heard a caller on the Dave Ramsey Show who lost $20,000 in tuition to this school. And it is likely there won't be a thing she can do about it except pay the money back.
Spazzy Nurse, RN
That's why you need to DO YOUR RESEARCH. I always tell new people that when they are thinking about using a 3rd party. I too, learned the hard way.
When I read postings on-line promoting this 'school' and raving about how great it was, how great the instructors were, how they never would have passed EC without this "school", I was impressed. Then I read further only to find out that instructors from the school were writing these promotional messages under assumed identities. Misrepresentation, or what? Research, research, research. If in doubt, ask questions about specific programs in forums like this one, you're sure to get honest answers from others who have been there.
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