In need of a new LPN program. My current school is closing.

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Hi everyone.

I am currently a student of MedTech college in Greenwood IN. I learned today that the school will be closing at the end of this quarter, even though the president of the school came and assured us last month that we would not be affected by some recent changes in regards to the Washington d.c., Richmond, Va., and Maryland campuses being shut down. This is so unnerving, especially since I'm almost done with the 3rd quarter out of 5 quarters. As I understand it, the DON and several instructors were fired today. Some were offered positions at Harrison, and Harrison will be on campus tomorrow trying to recruit us. I do not want to have to retake classes, but I also dont want to pay premium price for a substandard education (which is how I feel attending MedTech). Does anyone have any good suggestions for a good program that I will not have to compete to get into here in the Indianapolis area?

Specializes in ICU.

MedTech is the worst. They are nothing but a scam. I'm sorry you got scammed. Harrison is just like them. They are also a for profit commercial college. That's why they are coming to "recruit" you. They want your money.

You need to apply to Ivy Tech. I'm sorry if you don't like that they are competitive, but that's what it takes to get into a good program. Ivy Tech is cheaper and a reputable school.

You will need to start over. That means start with the prereqs, do well in them, and then get into the program. Here is what is going to happen if you don't. There will be no job for you after attending these schools. Most places require that you graduate from an accredited program. I'm not talking about accredited by the national schools of health sciences. That's a fake accreditation those schools like to throw around.

I'm sorry you got scammed by MedTech, but you need to research your schools before giving them your money. MedTech has been in front of the BON pretty much every month for poor performance and has been on probation forever. I'm guessing they were finally shut down for that awful performance.

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MedTech is the worst. They are nothing but a scam. I'm sorry you got scammed. Harrison is just like them. They are also a for profit commercial college. That's why they are coming to "recruit" you. They want your money.

You need to apply to Ivy Tech. I'm sorry if you don't like that they are competitive, but that's what it takes to get into a good program. Ivy Tech is cheaper and a reputable school.

You will need to start over. That means start with the prereqs, do well in them, and then get into the program. Here is what is going to happen if you don't. There will be no job for you after attending these schools. Most places require that you graduate from an accredited program. I'm not talking about accredited by the national schools of health sciences. That's a fake accreditation those schools like to throw around.

I'm sorry you got scammed by MedTech, but you need to research your schools before giving them your money. MedTech has been in front of the BON pretty much every month for poor performance and has been on probation forever. I'm guessing they were finally shut down for that awful performance.

I concur regarding Ivy Tech being a reputable school. If I were in your shoes I'd look into that option. They have been around for a long time and the Ivy Tech nurses I've worked with in the past are generally well trained.

You could ask about testing out of courses you've already taken if the school you do select says you need to repeat courses.

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Ivy Tech really is your best bet for a QUALITY education. The reason it's competitive, is that the education produces quality graduates who can pass the NCLEX. And ultimately, that's what you want, right?

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As much as it stinks, "easy to get into and good education" rarely go hand in hand. The competitive programs are where you're going to get the quality education and the tools you'll need to pass the NCLEX and succeed as a nurse. Do your part and spread the word about blood-sucking, for profit schools so that future nursing students don't have to experience what you did here =(

Hi everyone.

I am currently a student of MedTech college in Greenwood IN. I learned today that the school will be closing at the end of this quarter, even though the president of the school came and assured us last month that we would not be affected by some recent changes in regards to the Washington d.c., Richmond, Va., and Maryland campuses being shut down. This is so unnerving, especially since I'm almost done with the 3rd quarter out of 5 quarters. As I understand it, the DON and several instructors were fired today. Some were offered positions at Harrison, and Harrison will be on campus tomorrow trying to recruit us. I do not want to have to retake classes, but I also dont want to pay premium price for a substandard education (which is how I feel attending MedTech). Does anyone have any good suggestions for a good program that I will not have to compete to get into here in the Indianapolis area?

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Thanks for the response. Luckily, I have all my prereqs done for then RN and LPN programs at Ivy Tech. I chose Medtech so I didn't have to compete and wait. I'm older and don't necessarily want to wait so long. I will not be taking to offer to transfer to Harrison. Those people came today and tried to candy coat everything. I don't trust any of them at this point. I don't really feel I got scammed, as all loan debt will be wiped clean, but I have wasted 8 months which is what I was trying to avoid in the first place...ugh.

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

What do you mean your loan debt will be wiped clean?? I've never heard of such a thing. Are the people telling you this the same ones who left you high and dry with no degree?

Thanks for the response. Luckily, I have all my prereqs done for then RN and LPN programs at Ivy Tech. I chose Medtech so I didn't have to compete and wait. I'm older and don't necessarily want to wait so long. I will not be taking to offer to transfer to Harrison. Those people came today and tried to candy coat everything. I don't trust any of them at this point. I don't really feel I got scammed, as all loan debt will be wiped clean, but I have wasted 8 months which is what I was trying to avoid in the first place...ugh.
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Thanks for the response. Luckily, I have all my prereqs done for then RN and LPN programs at Ivy Tech. I chose Medtech so I didn't have to compete and wait. I'm older and don't necessarily want to wait so long. I will not be taking to offer to transfer to Harrison. Those people came today and tried to candy coat everything. I don't trust any of them at this point. I don't really feel I got scammed, as all loan debt will be wiped clean, but I have wasted 8 months which is what I was trying to avoid in the first place...ugh.

Im just going to say this, most students at Ivy Tech are older. Don't your age as a crutch. You will need to compete in any program that is reputable.

Work hard. Get in.

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Moved to LPN/LVN student