Villa Julie College?

  1. Does anyone know about Villa Julie College being on probation because of low pass rates on the NCLEX? My CC has an agreement with VJC to allow students to transition from the ASN tothe BSN program at VJC once you pass the NCLEX. The last time I was in advising they were really "selling" the agreement and program. But, the rumor on campus is that VJC is struggling.

    As I was planning my nursing path, I was thinking about rolling right into the VJC program after passing the NCLEX or worknig for a few years and then applying to University of Maryland's RN to MSN program.

    All of this is long term of course, since I finish my pre-reqs next week and fall semester acceptance letters will be mailed in a few weeks......but, hey, I am a planner.
    Last edit by lildan on May 1, '07
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  3. by   Pumpkin1621
    [font=sans-serif]nclex-rn 1st time candidate performance for maryland schools
    [font=sans-serif] fy 2005: july 1, 2005-june 30, 2006

    [font=sans-serif]bsn degree program: [font=sans-serif]julie college** [font=sans-serif]total first time testers: [font=sans-serif]102 [font=sans-serif]number passing: [font=sans-serif] 78 [font=sans-serif]passing rate[font=sans-serif]: [font=sans-serif]76.47%
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    [font=sans-serif]required passing rate for maryland r.n. schools: 78.80%

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    [font=sans-serif]**program fell below required passing rate for maryland schools for the second consecutive year and is on conditional approval from the board of nursing.

    this is all of the info i have. obviously, this years results aren't in yet. here is the website. you can check back in july.
    http://www.mbon.org/main.php?v=norm&...cex_stats.html
  4. by   lildan
    Wow.....that is too bad for them. I've had some friends attend there (for majors other than nursing) and overall it seems to be a good school. Guess I might need to keep an eye on this over the next year or so to see what happens.

    Thanks for the info!
  5. by   Abersmom
    So glad they didn't accept me 2 years ago!! fate is a funny thing, isn't it?!?!?
  6. by   Jules A
    I had also heard they were on probation. They are super expensive also aren't they?
  7. by   lildan
    Abersmom: hahaha. A girl at school told me that people in the program currently are allowed to finish, but no one else is allowed to start until things improve. And, even if the person finishes what are employers going to say about where the person went to school? You're lucky.

    And, I wonder how it's going to affect this: http://www.vjc.edu/administration/mp...x.aspx?id=8884

    Jules A: As far as price goes they are more expensive than a CC or a state school, but they are even with/less than other private schools. Full time (12-18 credits) they are at $16,800 (part-time $435 a credit) while College of Notre Dame is at $23,750.
  8. by   Jules A
    Quote from lildan
    Jules A: As far as price goes they are more expensive than a CC or a state school, but they are even with/less than other private schools. Full time (12-18 credits) they are at $16,800 (part-time $435 a credit) while College of Notre Dame is at $23,750.
    Oh thats not as bad as I thought, thanks for the info. I'm not really sure that employers care if you got your RN from "Knuckle Head U" as long as you have a clean license and have passed your boards, lol. I would imagine it becomes more important as you try to climb the employment ladder though.
  9. by   KimberlyRN89
    thats too bad..i know a few girls heading to that school in the fall for their nursing program..maybe they'll turn it around
  10. by   SiennaGreen
    For the original poster, I think I know what CC you're talking about and that CC has an EXCELLENT reputation as well as NCLEX pass rate. Since you would be taking your NCLEX prior to beginning your BSN coursework w/Villa Julie, it wouldn't affect your basic ed requirements. However, I definitely would keep an eye on the program. I wonder what happens to that collaberation if they get placed on probation? You could try to go to the U of MD RN-to-BSN program after CC in about the same time frame and cost. It's competitive, but an option!
  11. by   mdnurse1
    I had no idea about Villa Julie being on probation. I have always heard that they had a low pass rate. But I also have heard that there RN to BSN program does alot better than there RN program. In fact the hospital that I am currently employed at has a contract with them to come to our hospital once a week and do classes for those nurses who want to do the RN to BSN program, and I was thinking about doing that. Guess I will have to keep my eye on the probation thing.

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