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ANY students finishing ITT tech portland Nursing Program


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To any students, the future of nursing is BSN prepared nurses, make sure you have the necessary school requirements to obtain your degree or else you will looked over from other candidates.

I am a great student and WILL make a dam good nurse one day! Unfortunatley I have been trying for years to get into a program in Oregon, but the point system to get in is ruthless! I have checked into Portlands ITT program about 2 years ago and was put off because they were not accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the program cost 54k!!! After years of not getting in anywhere else I heard of my friend who was just about to graduate the program. She did this last quarter in 2013. She said the progam was great but hard at the same time. She was upset they changed the grades from passing with a C to a B but over all made her work harder. I applied for it and took the HESI and passed. I then scheduled an fianicial aid appointment and got their opportunity scholarship so the ENTIRE program will only cost me 20k inclusing books and lab supplies. Its is NOW approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as well and has thei RN to BSN program up and running! This is my dream and I don't want to keep waiting to get into another program and my classes start expiring! Only thing I am worried about is if I will get a job or not........I have read basically all these forums and I can't seem to find anyone IN OREGON who has gotten a job after ITT's program......My friend is taking some time off, she has 7 kids, before she applies for a job so she's been no help! haha Thank you ladies!

I graduated from this program with honors. Yes the program had its problems but so do most nursing programs in Portland right now. I have talked to friends at Linfield and University of Portland and they all are suffering from lack of clinical time. Yes this program is more expensive than a community college, however I had a ton of prereqs transferred in and had grants that traumatically reduced my cost. I was in a situation where some of my science classes were going to expire and rather than wasting a year on retaking the classes I tested into this program. Best decision of my life. I passed all my Hesi's with flying colors and scored the highest out of my class on the exit Hesi that predicts your score on the NCLEX. Passed my Nclex in 75 questions and proceeded to get a new grad ED position at a coveted Hospital. Yes this program has its problems....but if you search others on this site they do too. I would rather pay more to get my RN license quicker than waste time redoing prereqs for other programs. Also I have already started into my BSN degree online. Capella takes all ITT credits in addition to other institution's leaving me to only have to take 11 core nursing classes worth 6 credits each. The price is excellent compared to ITT, OHSU, university of texas, western governors, and Linfield due to this reason. Disregard others rants on here.......people are more likely to post bad or negative comments than positive ones. Be your one judge on your education.


See my post below. I got a job with Providence ED. I know people from my cohort who have done the same since they worked in the department already as a CNA. Jobs are out there... easier with 1 year experience but its all about WHO you know not what you know. Good Luck!


They are accredited by the CCNE. Also I know students from Linfield and U of P that were doing medsurg clinicals at long term care facilities even though they had hospital contracts. Their credits will transfer if you call around. Capella University took all their credits and I am currently on my way to a BSN at a low price. I didn't have to pay 50K because of grants and credits from PCC. You wouldn't have had to pay the full price if you dropped out after medsurg. Doesnt make sense. Plus I have a Hospital ED job in Portland with my ADN through this program so think what you want but it worked for me.

It's easy to find a job in a nursing home. I knew of 4 rns straight out of itt that got jobs at marquis.