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I'm new to this forum =)~:welcome: I currently attend ATS Institute of technology in highland heights (richmond heights). I'll be finished with school Sept 08' then Im going right back to the LPN-RN bridge programs which is only another 11 months to become an RN. I'll probably work at Huron in their ICU since its so close to me. I have noticed my RN-BSN programs online that im considering Phoenix, Chamberlain, Indiana State ect most say only they only take 1yr -1yr half to be completed. I am just looking for the fastest route to becoming a CRNA. After completing the BSN program I'll either attend Case's CRNA program or Akron Univ's CRNA program. One thing i like about Cleveland Clinic are the flexible shifts they offer 12's 8's 24hr for 32hr and so on, but i dont this those flexible shifts apply to there more local branches Huron, Lakeview ect.

Hi I just have a few questions for you if you don't mind. Why does ATS have quarter instead of semesters? How do you like the teachers? Do you feel this program will prepare you for the real world? How much does the program cost? How long is the general RN program? Where are the clinical? Sorry for so many questions but I have not received a call back from the admission office yet and I need to get rolling on which school to apply for.

I have attended ATS, I have one semester left. I am currently on a leave of absense with plans to go back this January and complete my last class if its scheduled right so I can finish. My plan is to go to Excelsior/independent study and finish my RN. I already have a 4 year degree, so it would be quicker for me. I don't like the class room instruction well. Huron is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic so you should be able to work the flexible schedules. I currently work at University Hospital in administration. I wish they had the flexible shifts like Cleveland Clinic. I may have to switch over when I complete my education. Let me know if you have any more questions.

cmarsh333

Specializes in LTACH, Critical care.

Hi I just have a few questions for you if you don't mind. Why does ATS have quarter instead of semesters? How do you like the teachers? Do you feel this program will prepare you for the real world? How much does the program cost? How long is the general RN program? Where are the clinical? Sorry for so many questions but I have not received a call back from the admission office yet and I need to get rolling on which school to apply for.

I attend ATS for the lpn to rn, they are will be starting semesters in January. It is a very flexible school for a working student. I loved the teachers, and yes i feel i will be prepared for the real world. Call them back they are very busy

Hi I just have a few questions for you if you don't mind. Why does ATS have quarter instead of semesters? How do you like the teachers? Do you feel this program will prepare you for the real world? How much does the program cost? How long is the general RN program? Where are the clinical? Sorry for so many questions but I have not received a call back from the admission office yet and I need to get rolling on which school to apply for.

ATS will be converted to semesters as of Jan 08 the format used to be 11weeks of school followed by a 2week break.

Yes i feel this program is preparing you for the real world, all the instructors are seasoned nurses, most are also in some way still connected to the hospitals and of current matters.

The RN program in 8 quarters right now 1 quarter is 11weeks since there will be a conversion to semesters the program still be unter 2yrs about 22months with no prereqs =)~ yay.

The clinicals vary Huron, VA Hos, Metro, Nursing Homes....

Have you already taken your NET test?

Sorry i missed one the program cost for LPN is 15k RN 30k LPN-RN bridge 15k that covers tuiton and books etc... unforms are $185.(for clinicals) Anymore question feel free to ask.

I have my BA already so they said I don't have to take the NET test. The cost seems a little high but it's cheaper that Bryant & Stratton.

I have my BA already so they said I don't have to take the NET test. The cost seems a little high but it's cheaper that Bryant & Stratton.

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Thats true cost always seemed high to me they seem to have gone from supply and demand long waiting lists for other schools and non for them. There are no prereqs im not sure about Bryant and Stratton, but ATS is pretty much has the only Nursing programs where no prereqs are required.

ATS doesnt have an accelerated program for people who already hold a degree in a non nursing field

I wanted to take out a private loan to cover my cost of living and then have another loan or something to cover my cost. I'm not sure if I will be able to do this. I'm going on Wed to fill out my application and to get more information. Thanks for all of your input.

Inquire about Onestop where you can get a scholarship to pay for tuition and uniforms. You don't have to pay this money back. They do take you through a bit, but I think its worth it to have them pay the cost of tuition, books and uniforms.

One stop? Is there a web site or number I can call.

One stop? Is there a web site or number I can call.

The One Stop program provides a maximum of $10,000 over a lifetime and they will cover uniforms only if its including in the "tuition" or the overview of what they would take loans out for you to cover and the uniforms are not one of them. You pay for the uniforms before your clinicals start they are $185 there is a deadline I'm not sure what it would be for you with your starting date. The money from the One Stop program is sent directly to the school and you have to meet certain income guidelines. The number I'm giving you is to the office location they have downtown at the Virgil E Brown building its located at 1641 Payne Ave on the 1st floor. 216-987-7944 Good Luck with everythig! write if you need anymore information

:caduceus: Hello everyone I see that most of these posting about ATS nursing school were posted awhile back. I have been excepted for the August class this fall. I have a lot of question about my over all experience that I will receive at the school and what are the teacher like. I would like feed back I just need some one that is attending to talk to before then.

I used to attend the school and i wish that I could say good things about it. In the beginning when I first attended it was ok and the teachers were fine. I was doing well in the program. I had to take a leave of absence b/c I was pregnant. When I came back it was completely different. Teachers were leaving left and right and in the middle of the term not waiting until the term was over. I struggled a bit when I came back. My last semester I didn't do well at all. I tried to go back and repeat my last class, but she said my pre reqs were more than a year old and that I would have to restart the entire program. I was devastated. They were not willing to work with me at all knowing I only had the last class to redo. I passed the clinical, but not the class.

Now I did start Ursuline before I went to ATS I loved that school. The teachers were great and the class work was good. I had two A's in their program. I just couldn't afford to continue and I was hoping to work more hours to get tuition reimbursement. I am not a newbie I have been taking classes for a long time with two degrees so this was not new to me at all. I didn't like the setup for ATS. I had friends that did well even though they complained of the work and the teachers. I wouldn't recommend it based on my experience. But if you speak with others that are attending you may get a different opinion. I hear Central and Marymount have decent programs

I plan to attend tri-c paramedic program this summer to get more hands on skill training and go back for RN online when I get certified. I wish I would have done this in the first place.

Good luck

:nurse:thank you for the information you provided. i really appreciate your honesty. i had heard several negative things that had gone on at the school some with it students and teachers. i am going to give this school a chance. i am not and ostrich with its head in the sand. i will be watching. i am a must older person, who has wanted this for a very long time, one who will take a stand if i have to! i will pay my tution and participate in class and studies and complete home work assiginments ,but i expect to be treated in a most professional manner at all times . i am sorry that you had such a hard time of it; to bad you did not get what you needed in writting before you left.

sjoy

Specializes in Dialysis, Home health. Has 4 years experience.

:nurse:thank you for the information you provided. i really appreciate your honesty. i had heard several negative things that had gone on at the school some with it students and teachers. i am going to give this school a chance. i am not and ostrich with its head in the sand. i will be watching. i am a must older person, who has wanted this for a very long time, one who will take a stand if i have to! i will pay my tution and participate in class and studies and complete home work assiginments ,but i expect to be treated in a most professional manner at all times . i am sorry that you had such a hard time of it; to bad you did not get what you needed in writting before you left.

i am in my last semester there and i take it like any other school. i am an lpn doing the bridge program, but i got my lpn education in ga. it is like any other school at ats you got good & bad stuff. the fact that i can sit for the nclex - yes, they still have accreditation- is all that maters. im not looking for a club environment, nor am i looking to be best buddies with teachers, staff, or students. i am getting my education..be there drama, immature students or staff. the best thing t do is keep focus. get in & get out. study & pass the nclex. there's nothing else to it.

I am back and disappointed. All I can say is look before you leap ask question get a copy of a student's handbook read it cover to cover before you sign on the dotted line. If you cannot a copy of the student handbook I would question why? If there are any further question leave a posting it will be forwarded to me.

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