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I am not going to itt now!!!!!

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Born2BANurse1 has 6 years experience and works as a CNA.

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DECISION IS IN:

I decided to give my spot to whoever else wants it. I did sooooo much research on Itt and just didn't want to waste my time nor money. I decided to go to USF.

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ndragonfly has 3 years experience and works as a Rehab & LTC Nurse.

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Good Choice! I tried their RN program, even though I've been an LPN for 3 years they had no transfer program:mad: Besides that what they charged was insane!! I spent 9 months in the program and felt it was a very low quality education for the price, so I switched to Excelsior and am much happier & am spending a fraction of the price!

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ErinRN2B works as a Student / Tiger Mother.

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I think you made a very wise choice.

I was watching the news last night with my husband and we saw a report about illegal practices documented by many for the big for-profit schools (UoP, ITT, Kaplan, etc) and it was pretty shocking. I would definitely steer anyone far, far away from these schools. You're just going to end up very deep in debt, and likely with a lesser education than you could find at a traditional four-year school or two-year community college.

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Born2BANurse1 has 6 years experience and works as a CNA.

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Thank you all for thw support. I have a question for you all....I was thinking about going to St. Francis University in Crown Point, Indiana (very good school). However, they charge 692 a credit hr because they are a non for profit private school. You know the St. Anthony hospitals, the school is located in the hospital until the building is built in Crown Point. They have a lot of other campuses to. Would you all say that is a crazy price to pay? Remember the school has been around for yrs and board passing rates are in the 90's. It is not that hard to get in. They go by your overall GPA and your TEA's score. You just have to have an average score, but the higher the better. I have all my credits transferring from Ivy Tech so when I start it will be all my nursing classes, except for micro, I have to take it at St. Francis. I wish I could get in Ivy tech but they change soooo much stuff. Now the TEA's is changing and I hear it is going to be harder. I am going to try one more time for the old TEA's since I have one more try and they don't start using the new version until sometime next month. If I pass I will apply to Ivy Tech and if I don't get in I guess St. Francis will be my second choice.

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ErinRN2B works as a Student / Tiger Mother.

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What more do you need to complete at Ivy Tech? I just started their RN program this week. I know they changed the math requirement and the points allotment, but I think that's it. I don't think the math change goes into effect until summer 2011, anyway. Even if you had to spend another semester at Ivy Tech re-taking some pre-reqs or finishing them up it might end up being a much cheaper option in the long run.

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Born2BANurse1 has 6 years experience and works as a CNA.

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I have taken all the prereqs already, this semester I am taking psych 201 and sociology. I needed chem 101 but it was closed. I am gonna be at Ivy Tech this semester and next. The only thing I have to do is pass that darn teas test. Hey I took math 111 last semester so will I have to take the new math they are starting? Ugh you are sooooo luck to be in Ivy Tech's nursing program. Good luck to you, how is it going so far, also which campus are you at? I go to the Gary campus. I am going to take the teas again and see how I do. Do you know if the new teas they are gonna start using more difficult than the old one? if you don't mind me asking what did you get on the teas and in your prereq classes? Tell me what you think here are my grades. A&P1 "B", A&P2 "A", Psych101 "A", English "A". Just need to work on the teas. Any suggestions?

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ErinRN2B works as a Student / Tiger Mother.

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I'm at the Lafayette campus. I like the program so far, but it's definitely a lot of work. The schedule is rough, all of my classes right now start at 7:30 AM. I'm still getting used to it.

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Unfortunately, I can't tell you if the TEAS V is any harder than TEAS IV. I only took the TEAS IV once, and I don't have anything to compare it to. I wouldn't think that it'd be a lot harder, but I'm just not sure. If you're bookstore sells ATI study guides, buy one. It can't hurt to start studying now.

I was accepted into the program with As in all of my pre-reqs and an 85 on the TEAS, which gave me a total of 208 including the residency points. The RN scores for Lafayette ranged from about 215-207, and the LPN scores ranged from 207 to 197.

I can't really tell you what your chances of getting in are, it all depends on the applicant pool. But I would guess that with a good TEAS score you'd definitely have a good chance. Good luck!

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Born2BANurse1 has 6 years experience and works as a CNA.

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The ATI book I have. Are you talking about the one for the TEA's or another one? I have the one for the TEA's already.

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