Hi everyone, Sorry for the late reply, I will check this board more often! So here's the beans:
I went to Everest College in Ontario last week, the campus is nice and small, it looks like a normal office building, and less than 4 years old. It's a Corinthian-owned-college so Yup it's expensive ... 42,5K. However, compared to the other private LVN schools in the area (20-25k, Concorde is 30K!) I think 21K per year for an ADN is reasonable with financial aid. I'm pretty certain in a few years they'll be compelled to raise it to like $60k.
They DO accept college credit classes (they're not sure about CLEPs) of C or better which will definitely reduce the tuition costs. Pre-reqs to complete before starting the actual nursing classes are Microbiology w/lab, Anatomy and Physiology (these are included in tuition). The Basic GE classes included are: College algebra, sociology, gen. psyc, American Lit., English I & II, nutrition, and computer applications. The class limit is 40 with 10 placed on the waiting list. Classes are full time only for now, 8-4:30 M-Fri. (Fridays *might* be 8-12p). This is not for someone who has to work full time, unfortunately.
Since they recently became accredited in late April, exact class scheds, clinical rotations, etc., are being worked out. There are 8 quarters in 2 years, and the next starting class after July 14, will be in January. So, as new as they are, they'll be impacted also - allowing 80-100 students each year. Applicants are being weeded out with testing scores (2 tests). Once you pass these tests you can make an appointment to complete an essay at the school and interview with the Nursing Director which is about an hour. They choose from the pool of applicants with the best scores, but also I think its somewhat first come first serve, and they are choosing Now.
I've gone through all these steps and fin. aid, and was told that I have a seat. I live very close so I was able to complete the process quickly & I'm very excited! YAY!
If any one is interested in this college, don't wait to make an appointment with a rep! The reps and staff can't answer all the questions because the program is so new but they'll tell you what they know. The nursing dept. staff are very friendly btw.
Feel free to PM me, but do check it out for yourself, and Good luck!