ITT RN Program - page 5
Hello everyone! I was just curious to see if anyone has any information about ITT Tech? Any info would be appreciated :nuke:... Read More
Nov 13, '11Occupation: Transplant RN & College Educator Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Transplant, homecare, hospice ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 527; Likes: 35Quote from RN2064It's an uphill battle for any school to get their accredidation when they are new. ITT in Jacksonville is accredited. I wish I was seeing better reviews about this school.leeann0011,
I don't know who you spoke with at WGU. I am an ITT grad and I started there in May. I have a classmate who started there this month as well. I would suggest you call again and speak with someone else. Whomever you spoke with originally probably doesn't realize that they do take people who came from ITT because I am there. I was told initially if your school was not accredited through NLNAC or CCNE that WGU reviewed your transcripts and any previous classwork before ITT (and I had some) and made a decision on a case by case basis. Both I and my classmate are currently attending. I asked the same question as you and the response I got was to apply and send in your transcripts.
Honestly, if you have not even started ITT, right now I would suggest looking elsewhere. ITT did not get their NLNAC this year, but they are planning to re-apply. That is another multi-year process with no guarantees. If you can avoid that all together, DO! Try finding a local school that has NLNAC or CCNE already. Then you will not have to worry about finding a school to accept your credits so you can continue your education or if people will recognize the school so you can actually find a job. Save yourself the headache. Don't get me wrong I still believe ITT was a good school, but with their previous reputation I know they still have an up hill battle trying to get accredited. There are a whole lot of reasons they did not get accredited and I believe it had NOTHING to do with the nursing education they provide there. Unfortunately politics come into play. Don't waste your money and time. I didn't believe I would be saying this, but find another school.
Nov 14, '11Joined: Nov '11; Posts: 4[color=#0d0d0d]it is interesting to me how people believe everything they hear, but since you all do, hear this and believe it: itt's nursing program is truly one of the best schools in the state. i am in my 6th quarter and am eagerly anticipating graduation in less than a year. itt has allowed me to actually get out of the rat race of taking taking pre-reqs over and over again, assuming i can even get into the classes i need, struggling for a 4.0, because we know that's what it takes to get into a nursing program around here, then pay to apply to a program where you are just going to be thrown into a lottery system or have a number stamped on your forehead and wait for it to be called. tuition is expensive but it's worth it to me, because it is the fast track to my rn. if you want to stay the cc route and continue on your hamster wheel, then that's fine. i'll see you in 7 years when i'm done w/ my rn and working as a nurse and you're still finishing.
Nov 16, '11Joined: Nov '11; Posts: 3I just have a few questions for anyone who has graduated from the ITT tech RN program:
What was the pass/fail rate? How much was it per credit hour? If you have graduated how long did it take you to find a job? Did your employer want to know who the school you went to was accredited by?
I appreciate any thoughts or feedback, I am looking to join this coming semester.
Dec 9, '11Occupation: APRN Student & Nurse Educator Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Nephrology ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 7; Likes: 3Actually, according to the FL State board of nursing (http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/MQANEPC/SearchResults.aspx) ITT is NOT NLNAC or CCNE accredited. As a graduate from both a state level (ADN) and private college (BSN), I can attest having one of these certifications is crucial when considering obtaining your graduate level degree and beyond. While searching for MSN to DNP programs, 100% required the applicant graduated from an accredited nursing program. While some insitutions will consider granting admission to those with degrees from non-accredited schools, sadly, many will not, greatly limiting the students choices to pursue education on a graduate level. Secondly, when choosing to attend programs such as ITT Tech, one must consider the cost of the tuition. Why does it cost over $450 per credit hour while others, that actually do carry the NLNAC and CCNE stamp of approval are 1/2 the cost? For those of us that rely on our government student loans, remember there are aggregate loan limits to consider as well. According to the US Dept of Education, the undergraduate limit is $57,500—No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans. If you are spending that on your associate degree, there's not much left for your BSN!! Moreover, many will only award to those students in accredited programs thus disqualifying many from much needed sources of financial assistance. All in all, programs such as ITT tech are quickly becoming the answer to the nursing shortage in the US, but at what price? Be a wise consumer, do your homework and choose a program that won't limit your future or your pocketbook!Last edit by StudentAPRNinFL on Dec 9, '11 : Reason: Add reference
Feb 15, '12Joined: Feb '12; Posts: 1Smart choice, I am in the ADN Program at ITT-Tech. 86% failure or greater with at least a year to go. 2012 is not starting out to be a good year.
May 20, '12Joined: Jul '10; Posts: 12; Likes: 4good afternoon,
i am a graduate of the breckinridge school of nursing @ tampa fl. i was the first class and so far we have 100% pass rate on the nclex. i understand the concerns of many of you. i felt that we were the first child to a new parent and we all learned from each other and the did change the passing a class from an 70 % to an 80 %. i also felt that the school was flexiable with every student because life happens and they worked with you. other schools in the tampa, st petersburg fl area are not so flexiable.
if you are worrying about the money, just remember that most of the community college around this area have a two year waiting list and you have to have a 3.9 or better. so go to all of the info sessions and find what you like. if you get into a school and need any help email me email@example.com
Aug 6, '12Joined: Aug '12; Posts: 1As a former instructor at ITT Earth City I can assure you that your money will be wasted as well as your time. They wanted us to lie to the State Board of Nursing about the program which is unstable and poorly managed from top to bottom. The students admitted were not smart enough to even pass most of the classes at the basic level. Recruiters talked people into testing for entry with no realistic expectations of passing. All they want is your money. Out of 21 accepted only 5 made it through to the end; only to not pass the HESSI exit exam.
Go to a real school and become a real nurse. ITT is a joke. Your credits will not transfer until they are accredited for 3 years and can show an acceptable pass rate. Provisional accreditation means nothing, except they can continue to teach and take your money. June 2012 is Earth Cities first year so if you would choose to go to a BSN program you would not be accepted. If future classes do not pass they will NEVER be accredited. You have a technical school diploma with no future for advancement.
Aug 28, '12Joined: Oct '11; Posts: 92; Likes: 34ok so now its september 2012 are they NLNAC or CCNE accredited now atleast at the fortwayne indiana campus I went and applied and am schedualed to take my hessi on tuesday a week from from today after looking through this teeter toter of comments I am soooooo nurvouse now. I dont want to wait forever to get in at ivy tech and ipfw is judt not me right now. I dont have an SAT score or an ACT to even get in at IPFW im in at ivytech i can sign up for classes at any time now but not there nursing program
Aug 28, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: Home Care, FP, LTC ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 50; Likes: 26Quote from IdianaCNA1993As a graduate of the second class of ITT Indianapolis, the first ITT RN program I can tell 100% they do not have NLNAC accreditation. All of their programs are still accredited by their respective state they are in and can therefore still enroll and teach, but you will have a hard time finding work in Indiana if you graduate from there. The state recently updated their Nursing Program Listsok so now its september 2012 are they NLNAC or CCNE accredited now atleast at the fortwayne indiana campus I went and applied and am schedualed to take my hessi on tuesday a week from from today after looking through this teeter toter of comments I am soooooo nurvouse now. I dont want to wait forever to get in at ivy tech and ipfw is judt not me right now. I dont have an SAT score or an ACT to even get in at IPFW im in at ivytech i can sign up for classes at any time now but not there nursing program
The list is updated and provides a list of your available options for your city. I would probably check out a school that has current accreditation, but the choice is yours! Also check out the accreditations website as to which school has the accreditation.
NLNAC Accredited Nursing Programs
CCNE - Accredited Programs
Aug 28, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: Home Care, FP, LTC ; Joined: Apr '08; Posts: 50; Likes: 26Also here is more information (Meeting Minutes) from the Indiana State Board of Nursing Meeting from March 22,2012.
Read the first two pages on the areas concerning ITT Breckinridge School of Nursing. Hope this helps!!