ITT Tech Orland Park Nursing Students

  1. Hello Out There,

    I would like to know if there are any ITT Tech students from the Chicago area out there. I will be starting there program soon (December 5th) and would like to hear from any of ITTs current nursing students. I know the program began in September of 2010. I was supposed to start a year ago (December 2010) but had my reservations about starting a brand new program. That has all changed. After applying to Wright College's bridge program for LPNs only and not being selected (they had 40 seats and 200 candidates that sucks), I decided to call ITT Tech back and go ahead with their program. I did really well on the HESI and was told that I didn't have to worry about getting in. So can anyone out there tell me what is it like at the Orland Park Campus. I am dying to hear anything. Of course regardless of what kind of input I get from this thread meaning if it's negative I will take that in consideration but will still be attending. Hey I'm not getting any younger. I've been a LPN for 7 and a half years now and want out of the nursing home NOW. It looks like ITT is my way out.

    Thanks in Advance
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    About strawberyheelz

    Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 16; Likes: 2
    lpn; from US
    Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Long term care, Sub-acute, Hospice


  3. by   my3blessings
    Hello, I am starting the December 5th program as well
    . Were you at orientation today?
  4. by   MidLifeRN2012
    You guys might want to read the last few posts of this thread from someone who attends ITT. They may not be an accredited school.
  5. by   strawberyheelz
    Thanks for the heads up but I have been researching that subject and have only one thing to say about their accreditation. As long as I know that the school is approved by the illinois dept of professional regulation which they are then I know I can do two things 1. Work as a rn in illinois and two get an illinois license which is my priority. After I finish ITT I'm going for my BSN at Chamberlain. I'm not woried about the whole magnet hospital thing with the associates degree I will earn at ITT because the BSN program at Chamberlain is NLN and CCNE approved. Besides the few short months I will be working with my associates degree I will still be at my current job.

    And yes I was in orientation yesterday.
  6. by   MidLifeRN2012
    Well, I wish you the best. I am graduating in May from an accelerated BSN nursing program in Illinois. It is the only Evening/Weekend program in the Chicago area.
  7. by   strawberyheelz
    Wow congratulations. What school? I know Danville has one also. I would love to pass the info on
  8. by   MidLifeRN2012
    Resurrection University in Oak Park, IL. 16 month BSN program.

    Classes are 3 nights a week and clinicals are on Saturdays or Sundays.

    It allows me to keep my day job in finance until I get my RN license.
  9. by   MidLifeRN2012
    Resurrection University in Oak Park, IL. It is a 16 month BSN program.

    All prereqs are completed prior to attending. You have to get an 80% on the TEAS.

    Classes are 3 nights a week and clinicals are on Saturday or Sunday. This allows me to keep my day job in finance until I get my RN license.

    They also have a day program.
  10. by   MidLifeRN2012
    sorry for the double post. My computer froze and I thought it didnt go through.
  11. by   strawberyheelz
    Thanx for the info. I will definitely pass it on.
  12. by   blessed12
    I have a situation that if anyone can help wih information i will really appreciate it. I recently got accepted into the nursing program at ITT. My problem is I have a misdeamenor from 2007 on my background which I informed the school about. I was under he assumption that I could get the charge sealed on my background. Which I just found out that I dont qualify for it for another year which will be 4 months after my clinicals are scheduled to start. I dont want to start the program if I will absolutly not be able to do the clinicals because of my background. Does anyone know of any suggestions to help. Ive been hearing about a waiver from the illinois dept. of health. Which I plan to check into asap if anyone knows of any info again please comment.