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I recently moved to San Diego from Louisville, Ky. where I was a Police Officer. I have decided to change my profession to an RN. I am looking at Maric Colleges ADN program and have heard some good and some bad things. All the posts I have read are several years old. I was wondering if anyone had any recent input. I am looking to eventually get my BSN then MSN.

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NurseCard has 13 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health.

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You might want to try the California nursing forum then? =)

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Maric College's RN program currently has a tuition of $60,000. The only prerequisite is that you have your CNA certification. Maric College's RN program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, but it is not accredited by any regional body. Therefore, the RN classes will not transfer to a BSN or MSN program without the regional accreditation. Maric College is a vocational school, not a traditional college.

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Hi, I'm orignally from Northern Ky and am currently in san diego due tomy husband's military career. I was at a community college last year and was told by my counselor that they lost their accredidation. So I am in the process of switching to Maric. I just tested and completed my entrance essay so I won't do anything else until January. We're moving away from san diego in 2011 so I had to talk to someone about my credits transferring for further education once I'm done and they told me yes, that they do. Maric is owned by Kaplan University and they are accredited. I hear a lot of people say they aren't. You have to have some kind of medical experience in order to get in. I was an EMT in Ky and also a CNA. Did you ever get your first responder cert? They very well may take that. I don't think they list it b/c CA isn't too big on first responders since they have the paramedics on staff at the larger cities. If you have any questions, I have all of my information sitting here so I can try to answer. BTW, they just quoted me as $42,000, and that's just having my English and Humanities to carry on.

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smilealot specializes in Ambulatory Care.

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Hi I currently attend Maric and have for the past year. My tuition for the entire program is only $41,000. I had transfered 3 non-science classes but even if I did not it wouldn't be $60,000.

The classes here are transferable to any school under Kaplan and a few others around San Diego. I called and talked to different admissions people from several schools before applying at Maric and they said they accept them.

Good Luck to you all!!!

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Hi - When I worked in San Diego in ER, I worked with a couple of nurses who went to Maric. Believe me, they were top notch nurses who didn't miss a beat. I was so impressed! They were a couple of the brightest ER nurses I've ever worked with.

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My goal is to become an RN but I am really having a hard time figuring out the best way to go. I'm really interested in accelerated education but have heard that you can't transfer your credits or further your degree anywhere else. Also, that you can only work in California, and that you aren't certified for anywhere else, which is a problem because I was also looking to maybe becoming a travelling nurse. So if anybody could help me with their experience, it would be greatly appreciated. I can't really put two and two together with the research that I've done. And when I talk to other people I hear so many conflicting things. Thanks everybody for the help!

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missjmeRN has 4 years experience.

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I currently attend the ADN-RN program at Maric College, and for being an accelerated program, I think it lives up to expectation. The tuition is about $41,000 depending on if you were to transfer in any classes (A&PI&II, Micro, Bio, Psych, Soc, Eng, etc...) After finishing, it is true that the credits that are earned from Maric are not transferable to a university or other community college, YET they are transferable to schools under the Kaplan Education; for instance, University of Phoenix accepts Maric College's credits and has a RN-BSN program as well as a MSN program, in which i plan on attending later on. Maric has its rumors about NCLEX passing rate and that the student nurses aren't up to par, BUT, every student is different, I believe it is all in the matter of how a student soaks up the information provided and proves to themselves and to LT nurses around them on the floor that just cause they go to Maric doesn't mean their education is short-lived.... You may pay a lot to go here, but i think it's a good school.....

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