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ANY students finishing ITT tech portland Nursing Program

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Are there ANY students in the ITT Tech Portland Nursing program that can give me some insight on the Program. How the teachers are, where clinicals are done, etc. Everyone on here seems to be starting programs but i haven't found anyone in or almost done with the program. :nurse: I would appreciate any and all information from current students.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Which state are you asking about? This may have already been answered in the state nursing program discussion forum

Hello,

The program is in Portland OR I'm assuming. I know someone who goes there (or did last "quarter") but she switched shifts and I no longer see her. From what I've heard, she likes it and is grateful for the chance to become an RN.

It's rough and she has several papers, projects, tests, etc, due in a row and she gets stressed, but she works weekends as an OB tech.

nohika- Thank you so much for the info. If you hear anything else please let me know. THANKS!!!

PACNWNURSING

Specializes in Emergency Room.

A few things to consider, how much is this for profit school going to charge you? Is the school accredited? Can your credits from this school transfer to another college if you decide to get your BSN. Do not be so desperate to enter a nursing program that the price ends up being too high. Remember also there is no guarantee of employment upon graduation. Nursing career is flooded.

PACNWNURSING: Thank you. I have been researching all of the above. All I need to know now is how the school is from a CURRENT students perspective. I appreciate your concern.

does anyone drive to itt tch in portland or from hermiston or? iam thinking of going ther but i live in hermiston or, 2 3 hrs away. i know the shool is 2 a week then 3

The reason you can't find anyone almost done is because this is a new program. I'm in my 3rd quarter, and the first cohort of students are in their 5th quarter (out of 9 quarters). The program is great. The scheduling is convenient (2-3 days per week with classes being about 4 hours long each) and the instructors are great. We can take any general ed classes online if we choose to. I am glad to be out of the community college system, and in this program. Our lab is equipped very well, and we have great text books (mostly Mosby). The Nursing department chairperson is an amazing woman who truly cares and will work with you if you're having any issues, whether dealing with school, work, personal life, etc. I'm very happy with the program, and I haven't found any negativity that the non-ITT Tech students are talking about. By the way, we are now the Breckenridge School of Nursing. There is now a RN to BSN program starting online, that all of us will be able to go into once we graduate and pass our NCLEX. Big help for all of those people who are worried that their credits won't transfer anywhere.

hey steener,

do you think you can PM me examples of clinical sites? or have you not done clinicals yet at the stage of the program you are in. I would just like to know exactly where the ITT students get to practice, cus I work at southwest wa medical center and I don't think they have any itt students there but they gladly endorse clark and pcc and longview sutdents.

If you have a choice of going to a different program, I would NOT go to ITT. I am currently in the program, and I absolutely hate it everyday. The program is so unorganized and you WILL BE frustrated.

Admin staff are there to get you. they are not really there to help. I am very frustrated, so I am thinking about actually dropping out. not because I cannot handle the school. I am a 4.0 student, but because I deserve WAY BETTER education. especially when I am paying this much of money...

Please people, Re-think, and think hard to make a decision to come here. don't make the same mistake I made. sometime, it's okay to wait... I really wish I did. now I am 10,000 in debt, and I feel like I have learned NOTHING!

PACNWNURSING

Specializes in Emergency Room.

If you have a choice of going to a different program, I would NOT go to ITT. I am currently in the program, and I absolutely hate it everyday. The program is so unorganized and you WILL BE frustrated.

Admin staff are there to get you. they are not really there to help. I am very frustrated, so I am thinking about actually dropping out. not because I cannot handle the school. I am a 4.0 student, but because I deserve WAY BETTER education. especially when I am paying this much of money...

Please people, Re-think, and think hard to make a decision to come here. don't make the same mistake I made. sometime, it's okay to wait... I really wish I did. now I am 10,000 in debt, and I feel like I have learned NOTHING!

Unfortunately no body will listen to your advice, people are too desperate to become nurses....... and I do not know why....

I am currently in the third cohort and do not recommend this program to anyone. They are constantly changing the expectations of this program every quarter. When we signed our contract at the beginning of the course we were required to achieve a 75% in the course to move forward. Two quarters into the program, they change the requirement and require an 80% to move forward into the next quarter. They also have instituted the expectation that if you achieve below an 80% in two courses, you are dropped from the program. AWFUL! This quarter they now have changed the exams from 40% to now 50% of the total course grade. They have no idea where or when the clinicals will be until one to two weeks before the course starts, not much time to prepare. The consistency of the program, nonexistent. If you have any other options beside ITT tech nursing program, DO IT! This program is unorganized and basically a money pit. Sorry....

Hey Cinthia,

Can you answer a million-dollar question for many of us...where are ITT Tech nursing students in Portland sent for clinical sites????? This question has been asked many times in this forum, and no one seems to be able to give a direct answer. Are any of the ITT clinical sites at actual hospitals, or are they all at LTC sites? I'd really appreciate any information that you would be willing to share with us. Thanks.

Cinthia40- I totally get your frustrations, but I think that's how most programs are. I'm in a RN program at a community college and things are the same for us. The changes are to make us better, not worse. It sounds like ITT is just trying to make sure their students are successful and well prepared later. I know failing at 80% seems like a pain, but the extra pressure will motivate you to learn the material better. I know it motivates me anyways. The exams are worth more of our final grade each term in my program too (this term it's 40% and next term it's 70%). And consider yourself lucky to get a week or two notice on clinicals. That isn't always the case for us. Some people found out the day before they were starting. Good luck in your program! It will all be worth it in the end!!

I'm not in the Portland Oregon program but I attend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our clinical sites are all the major hospitals in this area except during the Adult Nursing class where they were at a nursing home and a hospital. I'm not sure why other students slam ITT techs program, ESPECIALLY since they have NEVER attended there; they act like they know from personal experience???? Granted, I don't like the fact that we have to make an 80% in order to move on and I don't like the price tag, but I disliked the waiting list at the community colleges a lot more than I disliked the price of this course. The fact that the general education requirements are combined with the nursing course makes it pretty handy for me and shaved 11 months off the total time to become an RN. As for the credits not transferring to other schools, that's only true for the students in the locations that are not NLN accredited yet and that does take a while, at least until the first class graduates, we are pending approval now. Every nursing school in every state had to wait for that accreditation, yes, that's right, at one point in time YOUR RN school was a new school and had to go through the same things our school is going through, lots of red tape. Our first class graduated 12/2011 and all but 2 passed their NCLEX exams and 3 of them were offered jobs (at major hospitals in this area) during their clinical rotations. All this negativity is just not warranted. I am in the 6th of 8 quarters (I am doubling up Geriatric and Mental Health Nursing this quarter). Sure we had several who started with us who are long since gone and they whined and complained that the kinks weren't worked out or the 80% isn't fair and they quit or failed. To tell the truth I'm glad. If you can't handle changes in your school you sure aren't cut out to be a nurse where situations are not always ideal and things are always changing. I have a few friends attending Tulsa Community College for their nursing education and they have the same complaints as our ITT tech students. Nursing school in my opinion is brutal, only special people will make it through and when they do they will always have a job. I saw someone above say the nursing field is flooded. Well not around here it isn't. You can look at any hospital website and click on jobs, you will see between 50 to 100 openings for RN's every single time. I say phooey to the haters.

The clinical sights are all LTC and rehab type places out in BFE. I'm talking... Forest Grove, Hood River, and many other places 30+ miles from school. Some students were driving from Wilsonville or Salem to Hood River twice a week for clinicals. They also don't allow you to do much at the facility. I hate ITT-Tech and am sure they won't get accredited. The Indiana schools have something like a 48% NCLEX pass rate right now... the national average is almost 90! The Indiana school has had 3 years of way below average and unless they fix it this year they are getting shut down. They have graduated several classes and still do not have full accreditation from the Indiana board of nursing and they have been denied NLNAC accreditation twice now. They are not even in candidacy status as of right now. The Florida school is BON approved, but I don't know what their requirements are, and one year they only graduated one student. *** ITT!

prenursing503

Has 1 years experience.

Leave run do not go to this place. Teachers suck and clinical sites are awful. All long term care facilities no acute care. You do not get trained by other nurses at the site you get train by your instructors. I went here for 1 1/2 year then they decided to change. They require you to get all B or above to pass any class. I got a C+ on my Med Surg 2 course and was told I had to repeat the course along with clinical. BullSh*t. This place cost $50,000.00 to get an Associates degree and they are not accredited by NLNAC or CCNE. Which is the nursing accredited you need to get to work in Hospitals that are Magnet recognize unless you want to work at a LTC facility. Yes they are nationally accredited but those people who accredit the school are usually the ones who work for the school. Its like banks regulating banks. A school is only good if it is Regionally accredited. ITT Tech credits will not transfer. But if you do a ADN to BSN and have an RN license you can transfer but you will still have to take all the lower division nursing classes and general education classes. Good luck if you want to go to this school. I work at the Portland VA Medical Center and my floor has a dedicated education unit with the University of Portland. The nurses who work there actually teach the students themselves not the instructors from the school like ITT. But by all means go to ITT if you want. School sucks, teacher suck, program sucks. RIP OFF SCHOOL RUN. ITT is a publicly traded stock company they make bank and charge more than freaking HARVARD!