Has anyone heard of Ideal Professional Institute School of Nursing?

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by Houstonstrong Houstonstrong (New) New

I found an online nursing school, "Ideal Professional Institute," and can't find any reviews about it. Does anyone have any experience or hear anything about it? It is located in Miami, Florida. Thanks in advance.

vanilla bean

861 Posts

Well, the good news is that their students are able to sit for the NCLEX exam. The bad news is that, according to NCSBN, from 1/1/18-3/31/18 they had 52 of their program graduates take the NCLEX-RN exam and had a less than 10% pass rate. Here's a link to that report - it's long, but in alphabetical order, so just keep scrolling down.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,776 Posts

It may not exactly be logical, but their name alone makes me have doubts...

elkpark

14,633 Posts

It may not exactly be logical, but their name alone makes me have doubts...

That was my immediate thought, too. lol

OP, the state of Florida passed legislation a number of years ago specifically to make it easier and cheaper to own and operate nursing schools. They took control of nursing schools away from the BON and gave it to the state dept. of education. Since then, quite a few "nursing schools" have opened there that would never be allowed to operate in any other US state. Many of these "schools" have horrible NCLEX pass rates, and would get shut down in other states simply because of their poor pass rates. The "schools" get away with this because the state of Florida doesn't care (apparently) and the students they prey upon don't know any better. I would encourage you to tread carefully, and look for a legitimate, established program with strong NCLEX pass rates and low attrition. Lots of people are getting taken advantage of in Florida; they're paying a lot of money for substandard nursing "education" that doesn't prepare them for the NCLEX and doesn't prepare them to enter practice successfully.

I would not be surprised if the rest of the country doesn't eventually catch on and start refusing to license by endorsement graduates of some of these Florida "schools," or just stop recognizing Florida graduates altogether.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,071 Posts

9.62% NCLEX pass rate has got to be a new record. If you took 52 random people off the street and had them study and take NCLEX, is it possible for at least 6 to pass?

js621d

js621d

12 Posts

It doesn't appear to be accredited by either ACEN or CCNE. I would NOT go there.

rzyzzy

rzyzzy

389 Posts

This is horrifying! Many of these programs have less than ten students & a 0% pass rate..

I don't understand how you can run the clinical/practical portion of a nursing program with less than five students?

I really can see a blacklist coming from other states if Florida allows this to continue.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,071 Posts

This is horrifying! Many of these programs have less than ten students & a 0% pass rate..

I don't understand how you can run the clinical/practical portion of a nursing program with less than five students?

The report does not show the number of graduates in that time period, it shows number of graduates from that period taking the test. For example, if 30 students graduated in Dec. 2017 and 5 take the test in Jan-March 2018, it would show Dec 2017 - 5 attempted the test. It does not mean that only 5 graduated in Dec 2017.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,071 Posts

The most scary part is that only 3/52 were recent graduates (12/17). The rest are repeat test takers stretching back to Sept 2014. Some of these graduates have been trying to pass the test for 3 1/2 yrs.

Meghan3332

Meghan3332

12 Posts

They also require you to put $5000.00 down to even start the program.

ms.jones

ms.jones

11 Posts

I found this post after signing up to the school and paying deposit. This will be my first week of classes. As long as the school is legitimate in sending my information to the NYS board of nursing I believe that I can pass NCLEX. It is an accelerated program and probably requires a lot of self teaching. I'm ready.... We'll see. 

On 5/29/2021 at 6:44 AM, ms.jones said:

I found this post after signing up to the school and paying deposit. This will be my first week of classes. As long as the school is legitimate in sending my information to the NYS board of nursing I believe that I can pass NCLEX. It is an accelerated program and probably requires a lot of self teaching. I'm ready.... We'll see. 

HI im looking to apply into the lvn-RN program at this school how has it been so far I know its only been a couple of days?