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Has anyone heard of Ideal Professional Institute School of Nursing?

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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.

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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.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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

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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.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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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?

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

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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.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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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.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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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.

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

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