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nessa420 nessa420 (New) New

Has anyone attended itt tech's nursing program in orland park, il and how long did it take to find out if you are accepted? I took my hesi on August 4th and I passed with 85% so now I'm just waiting and I'm so anxious to know. I am so ready to get my nursing career started. My start day will be september 15th. I hear all the negative people have to say but in the end nursing school is what you make of it and I'm not worried because I will do my best and once I have my degree thats it.

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klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Once you have your degree, that's NOT all that matters. Many hospitals, as well as advanced degree nursing programs, require that your nursing degree be from an accredited nursing program, which ITT is not. Passing NCLEX is not the end game. Getting a job is. Then there is the $60-80,000 in tuition costs for a degree from ITT. Do you really want to start a career as a new nurse in this dog-eat-dog employment climate, with $80K of student loans?

I really wish they would just ban ITT entirely. For-profit sharks is all they are. I don't understand why anyone would enroll in a program that is SO expensive, that's not even accredited. Why not enroll in a community college or local university?

Yep. Dealing with this right now. Transferring with less than a year from an non accredited program into an accredited one, not gonna be done until the end of 2016 (whereas I'd be done in June 2015 if I had listened to other people... AND HAVE MY BSN.... AAAAAND from an accredited school).

None of my nursing classes transfer (which I expected) so I'm having to start all over. Already $20k I'm debt. Don't do what I did!!!!!!

I agree with the above posters, but I have this to add: your HESI score is actually pretty good--too good for ITT Tech. This shows me that you are more than capable of getting accepted and going to an accredited school if you wanted to. Please don't waste your time and money on a school that will literally feed you lies and f*ck you over in the end when you can't get hired anywhere.

ITT may not be a desirable program, but many of their students probably went the community college or university route and were not accepted, so, ITT looks good at that point. Better than no chance at taking the NCLEX at all.

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

ITT may not be a desirable program, but many of their students probably went the community college or university route and were not accepted, so, ITT looks good at that point. Better than no chance at taking the NCLEX at all.

You call going into massive debt, having hiring managers pass over your resume when they see ITT on it, little to no credits being acceptable for an advanced degree and having the degree itself (and the ability to even sit for the NCLEX) withheld so the so-called institution can force you to pay for more modules a good chance??? I call those pretty poor chances.

Everyone is in such a hurry to be done. I was in the same boat. Didn't want to wait. Went to ITT for a visit and almost got rooked in to it with the lure of no pre-reqs and no waiting list. The high pressure sales pitch really raised a red flag with me. After researching further, I'm GLAD I walked away and didn't go there. So I had to wait to start the program. So what? In the grand scheme of things, it's not much time. I'm now nearly done with my ADN from a very reputable school and will immediately bridge to BSN upon completion when I pass the NCLEX.

Caveat emptor!!!!

No, I call being rejected from every legitimate program within a 200 mile radius a poor boat to be in. For the record, every time the subject of education has been raised around me, the employer in the conversation made it clear that they look for a clear license to practice. They could care less where the person went to school. An individual who is interested in higher education further down the pike, where 'accreditation' is an issue, most likely won't be considering a poor institution in the first place. Even a person in the boat with holes in it has the ability to turn away from these "poor choices" when they learn of a personal deal breaker. They aren't deficient in judgment just because some program did not have room for them.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Individual hiring managers may not care about an education from ITT, but you have to get through the HR gatekeeper first. And I'm seeing more and more facilities saying "RN from accredited program" in their prerequisites for nursing positions.