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Brightwood Closing ALL Campuses!

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Good riddance. I'd like to see them all (the proprietary chain "schools") shut down.

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I'd rather see them held accountable and better regulated. I just graduated in August and passed I NCLEX with 20K in debt- I have a lot of friends who aren't as lucky and pray they can get some loan forgiveness or restitution. This is downright criminal to take advantage of people who seek this route as the only viable option.

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I went to a "chain school" and have done just fine. But not all are equal. My school required a Passing TEAS test score and was actually regionally accredited. I know people who went to Brightwood here in California and can't even go on for their BSN because the program isn't regionally accreditied. Many people are out thousands of dollars and months of their time for nothing. I wish people were more informed about regional vs national accreditation.

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I wish people were more informed about regional vs national accreditation.
I know I sound mean spirited, but I wish more people would educate themselves about schools, student loans and private loans/financing, and other things associated with education. I work a prn job with a young lady who spent $126,000 at a for profit for her ASN. Her payments are astronomical. She can't afford much after the payment to the loan, her car payment on her used car, she's a single mom who gets no help from daddy-4 kids (long story), and rent. I asked her why did she pay so much out for nursing school. She thought that she could find a job that would pay way more. In fact, she thought that they would pay her more since she got her self into this mess, instead she has to settle for what every other new grad is making, and struggle...sorry this rambles on, but I've heard many stories of new grad nurses-and some grads who cannot even take boards d/t school not having proper accreditation-who are in this boat d/t not educating themselves on the whole process

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