Hello! So I currently have the option of transferring. I will explain the options:
1) Currently I am attending a private accelerated nursing program. The reputation is somewhat shady and they could possibly be losing their accredidation (as I have heard from an instructor). Their 1st time NCLEX pass rate is 84% and their graduation rate is nearly 30%. Their classes go by fast (10 week classes) and 4 quarters a year. They are also more expensive (14,000/year) with hardly any scholarship
opprotunities. I drive an hour there and an hour back for classes and clinicals are sometimes a 2 hour drive from where I live. If I stay here, I can graduate with my ADN Sept 2019.
My transfer option:
2) A community college that is a 5 minute drive from where I live. My daughter attends daycare across the street from this college. They have a wonderful nursing program and a 96% 1st time NCLEX pass rate. Their graduation rate is in the high 80s. They are very inexpensive compared to the one I am currently attending (8k a year) and have a lot of scholarship opprotunities. They go by semesters, which means summer break (more opprotunity to work and save up money, along with studying over the summer next year). However, my graduation date would be pushed 9 months (because of the 2 month summer break and 6 month gap before I can start), which would mean I graduate May 2020. They also have articulation agreements with other 4-year colleges so I can go on to get my BSN later.
My question is, would it be worth it to go to a better, cheaper and close by college, but graduate 9 months later?
Thanks for the input