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Sperlv

Sperlv

9 Posts

19 minutes ago, goodconsumer said:

@Sperlv Hey! Thanks for the response! Yeah that sounds truly awful! Where did you end up getting in?? Is it also in Vegas?

After your story I was ready to write it off entirely, however upon retreading your earlier comments about their NCLEX passrate makes me hesitate... how can their passrate be so high if their are not to be trusted/ such a shady school?... I’m so fearful of not getting into any other programs that I find I’m still trying to hold onto hope for this place...

I got in at Roseman. As far as NCLEX pass rate that was one of my primary drivers for continuing with the process. I have all my prereq’s, so I didn’t need to complete the whole program as they have it laid out. Their pass rate could be high if they only have a small amount of students making it to that point. I took the tour and they seem to have state of the art equipment and the teachers were really nice. They were actually getting ready for a clinical, so I was able to ask some of the students and teachers some questions. They were really open and honest with me. One thing that was a red flag for me was that admissions couldn’t tell me what their turn over rate was (number of cohort that complete vs. amount that drop out) said I’d get a call back with the numbers and never received the answer. There’s just a lot left to be desired personally speaking,

goodconsumer

goodconsumer

13 Posts

23 minutes ago, Sperlv said:

I got in at Roseman. As far as NCLEX pass rate that was one of my primary drivers for continuing with the process. I have all my prereq’s, so I didn’t need to complete the whole program as they have it laid out. Their pass rate could be high if they only have a small amount of students making it to that point. I took the tour and they seem to have state of the art equipment and the teachers were really nice. They were actually getting ready for a clinical, so I was able to ask some of the students and teachers some questions. They were really open and honest with me. One thing that was a red flag for me was that admissions couldn’t tell me what their turn over rate was (number of cohort that complete vs. amount that drop out) said I’d get a call back with the numbers and never received the answer. There’s just a lot left to be desired personally speaking,

Thanks for the info again @Sperlv ! Ahh!! Now I’m even more confused haha, what you described sounds nice about the campus, but the lack of transparency leaves much to be desired. Maybe it will still be my Hail Mary school.

I applied to rose man as well!! For Spring 2021! Not sure if I got in yet. When are you going? It seems like a great program, with good reviews on here. My top choice is CNS though just because it’s the more affordable route, because I’m not sure how many student loans I can get.

RNegash

RNegash, LVN

Has 4 years experience. 26 Posts

Hey @goodconsumer what school is CNS I’m currently interested in relocating to LV for my ADN I was looking for and love to RN but no luck yet my factors are program length and cost since I’ll be paying out of pocket

goodconsumer

goodconsumer

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@NurseRFlowers haha! Sorry, that was my dyslexia showing. I meant to write "CSN" as in College of Southern Nevada. It definitely seems to be the cheapest route to entering into the nursing field in Las Vegas, costing only ~$10,000/year in out-of-state tuition. To my knowledge, it is also the only ADN program in LV as well. Chamberlain, UNLV, and Nevada State all have ABSN programs which range ~$40,000 total in out-of-state tuition. Having said that, CSN also happens to have the poorest reviews on yelp of any of the schools I mentioned, so... disheartening. However, it's still my top choice due to reasons you mentioned -- wanting/needing to pay out of pocket. I figure, if I get in of course, I'll get my ADN, then start working as a nurse in a hospital, and take advantage of their education reimburse to earn my RN-BSN education. So when all is said and done, only paying $20K for my entire nursing school education will be amazing, even if I have to deal with some *** teachers and administrators, as the poor CSN Yelp reviews mentioned.

From where will you be relocating? I'll be moving from San Francisco if I'm accepted.

KiyomiM

KiyomiM

3 Posts

@goodconsumer, I am sorry, I'm just now logging on to this site since May and saw you had questions about Las Vegas College. If you still have questions I am happy to answer any questions I can. Sorry for the delay. 

goodconsumer

goodconsumer

13 Posts

On 9/22/2020 at 7:44 PM, KiyomiM said:

@goodconsumer, I am sorry, I'm just now logging on to this site since May and saw you had questions about Las Vegas College. If you still have questions I am happy to answer any questions I can. Sorry for the delay. 

No worries, I was just wondering if you could share about the program. Are you currently enrolled? Have people dropped out? How is the staff? Thank you!

@goodconsumer, have you found out any additional information on Las Vegas College? I’m currently attending CSN and starting from the bottom. Depending on how my grades are, I’ll be able to start the nursing program in the Spring of 2023 and I really don’t want to wait that long so that’s why I’m looking elsewhere. Have you heard of Chamberlain College?

forloveellie

forloveellie

3 Posts

Has anyone done the process for LV?

Sperlv

Sperlv

9 Posts

46 minutes ago, forloveellie said:

Has anyone done the process for LV?

I started the process, but the person I was working with left and they lost my paperwork 3 times after I paid for the beach ground check and drug screenings. I was pretty annoyed and I got accepted at a different school

forloveellie

forloveellie

3 Posts

1 hour ago, Sperlv said:

I started the process, but the person I was working with left and they lost my paperwork 3 times after I paid for the beach ground check and drug screenings. I was pretty annoyed and I got accepted at a different school

I talked to them earlier today and I am still waiting for the email they told me they would sent me .....

KiyomiM

KiyomiM

3 Posts

I am actually having a good experience at Las Vegas College so far. It's no easy ride. Lots of studying for sure. Right now they're in Henderson but they're supposed to relocate near Summerlin within a year to a larger facility with new state of the art equipment so the school is expanding. 

Orca, ADN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC. Has 27 years experience. 2,066 Posts

On 7/17/2020 at 2:45 PM, goodconsumer said:

One says Las Vegas College has changed their name many times and one of them was "Corithian colleges which they are well known for committing fraud."

Not sure how much any of that is true, but just the fact that they accept everyone I think is concern enough... Not sure if I'm still going to apply... I guess if I'm not accepted by any other school maybe... desperate times and all.

That is confirmed through online sources. Corinthian College at one time offered debt relief to students who believed that they were victims of fraud.

Schools that take anyone who qualifies generally have a high washout rate. They do this to get money from the students who won't make it, thereby increasing their profit. It tells you what their main focus is.

I have not personally encountered students from this program. I have had nursing students from both CSN and UNLV passing through during clinical rotations, and both seemed reasonably well prepared for the length of time that they had been in the program.