Remington College of Nursing January 2015 ABSN

  1. Hello Everyone,

    I am starting the post for anyone applying to Remington College of Nursing for the 2nd Degree Accelerated Bachelors of Nursing program in Lake Mary Florida. If you currently or previously attended RCON will join is as well.
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  3. by   CABG_QUEEN
    RCON is not yet "Regionally Accredited", however is has CCNE accreditation and is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

    Accredited Nursing Schools in Florida | Remington College of Nursing | Orlando, FL

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accreditation:

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Remington College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

    ACCSC Accreditation

    Remington College School of Nursing is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is located at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

    Florida Board of Nursing

    Remington College School of Nursing has Florida Board of Nursing approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Graduates of Remington College School of Nursing will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX - RN).
  4. by   CABG_QUEEN

    Tuition and Fees for Remington College of Nursing | Orlando, FL

    Getting your education at Remington College School of Nursing is affordable. Many private colleges in Florida that offer a similar (accelerated) BSN degree have tuition costs that can exceed $56,000, with book, uniform and other fees added. Our tuition is all-inclusive, meaning we pay for books, uniforms and other fees after you have been accepted into the program.

    Remington College
    Tuition $42,000
    Application Fee $50
    Books Included
    Uniforms Included
    Student Activity Fees Included
    Malpractice Insurance Included
    Lab Fees Included
    Computer Assisted Instruction Included
    Total $42,050
  5. by   Esme12
    As long as the program has national accreditation that is all you need.
  6. by   CABG_QUEEN
    Hello Esme12. I was advised differently. All of the state schools here in FL specifically require regional accreditation for their graduate nursing programs. That means that RCON would need to have accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. They currently do not hold this accreditation. Please advise if there is a way of getting into a state school without this requirement and having a BSN from a school with regional accreditation. I would love to here back from you.
  7. by   AlexOnline
    I'm in the process of applying to this program as well. What's the difference between nationally accredited and regionally accredited? Is it true that this college needs to be regionally accredited for jobs to take you seriously? I worry I won't be able to find a job since I'm out of state.
  8. by   RNpearls1908
    I think Regional accreditation applies to if another college will accept the degree. For example if you want to continue to get your MSN or etc. But as long as the school is CCNE or NLNAC the hospital with accept your degree
  9. by   CABG_QUEEN
    The school is Nationally Accredited, CCNE Accredited and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. It is in the process of getting SACS accreditation which is the regional accreditation.

    Some state institutions here in Florida require a BSN from a regionally accredited school for their MSN, DNP and Advanced Practice Nursing programs. PLEASE NOTE that they ALL make exceptions for exceptional applicants.

    I have 3 very close friends that successfully completed their BSN's at Remington College of Nursing. They all were employed the day after graduation provided that they obtained their Licenses within 30 days. ALL 3 of them are now in Nurse Practitioner Programs. One of them got accepted in University of Florida. University of Florida required a BSN from a regionally accredited school however they made an EXCEPTION. The other 2 are in Nurse Anesthetist programs which means that they obtained jobs in ICU.

    I advise that you do detailed research as every program for graduate school has different requirements.
    You will have NO PROBLEM getting a job or getting into GRADUATE SCHOOL with a BSN from Remington College of Nursing. I know that for sure because of my personal alliance with alumni from the school.
  10. by   AlexOnline
    Are there any recommendations for taking the TEAS exam, whether through an institution or through PSI?
  11. by   CABG_QUEEN
    Hello AlexOnline,

    My advice is to get the TEAS V preparation book and go through it from cover to cover. There are 2 full practice exams at the back of the book. You can measure your performance from these practice exams. I purchased an additional 2 online practice tests from ATI. I found that these practice exams were a bit harder than the actual TEAS V. You can also go to and purchase additional practice TEAS V exams. The questions are exactly like the actual TEAS, but just a bit more difficult. It is great practice and worth the money. McGraw Hill's 5 TEAS Practice Tests is great additional practice. I dedicated a full 3 weeks to just going through the entire book and all of the practice exams from the book and ATI. I studied about 4 hours every day. I am 37 years old and I have been out of school for over 14 years. You can do it as well. I also used a bit of the following to boost my practice:

    * Khan Academy (good for the chemistry)
    * McGraw Hill's 5 TEAS Practice Tests
    * mrfordsclass - YouTube
    * Memory Techniques | Memorization Tips | How To Improve Memory
    This public website has recorded classes for each section of the TEAS. There are videos on every subject. I used it to improve my science score. USE IT!!
    Science - AMS TEAS Prep

    You can take the exam at any college or technical school or you can go through ATI. It's cheaper to take it at a school. You can purchase a transcript and send it to Remington when you receive the desired score. You can only test once every 30 days.
  12. by   magrattie
    Hello, Your comments and posts are very helpful. I am applying to the ABSN program. I know it is late in the year, but for a Jan 2015 start the app deadline is Dec 1. I am wondering if anyone has feedback on if I should wait until the summer start. I haven't taken the TEAS V yet, but I have all the other required documentation for the application in process.

  13. by   AlexOnline
    I'm taking the TEAS in a few weeks and am applying for the Jan 2015 start. For me, the sooner the better!
  14. by   CABG_QUEEN
    Hi Magrattie,

    Glad that you found the posts helpful. You have plenty of time. The Early Submission Date for the January 2015 class is October 3, 2014 at 5:00pm and the Final Submission Date is December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm.