Laboure college/transfer credits

  1. Hi everyone!

    Long (awful) story short Quincy College has closed and many of us are looking to transfer to laboure as an option.

    Main questions are do/did you feel its a decent school and how much did it ultimately, honestly COST you? We all have a good amount if not all of our gen eds/sciences. Did that wind up saving you a lot I heard they can be sticklers w transfer creds.

    How long did it take to finish a 2 year program, people have mentioned longer than 2.5 years.

    Any insight is great.
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  3. by   umbdude
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    Hi everyone!

    Long (awful) story short Quincy College has closed and many of us are looking to transfer to laboure as an option.

    Main questions are do/did you feel its a decent school and how much did it ultimately, honestly COST you? We all have a good amount if not all of our gen eds/sciences. Did that wind up saving you a lot I heard they can be sticklers w transfer creds.

    How long did it take to finish a 2 year program, people have mentioned longer than 2.5 years.

    Any insight is great.
    That's terrible. I spent one semester at QC in 2014 and thought it was a good program.

    Be *very* careful about Laboure because that school's pass rates have been very low as well. It is a private college with very high tuition and might require you to re-take A&P/micro there. You don't want to ever spend that much money on a school that is at risk of losing its board approval. Also, it's harder for ADNs to get jobs in MA, so you want to spend as little as possible on an ADN degree.

    Try Massasoit, Brockton Hospital, or Roxbury.

    Another thing to do is to aggressively pursue refunds on tuition you paid at QC or try to discharge your financial aid loans. Nursing courses taken at one school are generally not transferable, rendering them completely worthless. Such sudden closure should give you cause to discharge loans or receive refunds.
  4. by   kjs91
    Very sorry to hear that happen. I took my nursing pre-reqs at Quincy and was planning on applying for the Fall Semester. I would definitely check out Massasoit. It is affordable, a good program, and it looks as though they want to help out the students that are stuck in this predicament. Best of luck!

    Quincy College Nursing Students

    "Quincy College Nursing Students,

    In light of recent changes to your nursing program, we want you to know that Massasoit is working hard to provide as many options as possible to students who have successfully completed their first year of study.

    We will have additional details in the coming days, including dates of in-person information sessions where you can get all your questions answered. Please check back here for updates.

    In the meantime, if you have questions, please email our Director of Admissions Michelle Hughes at mhughes13@massasoit.mass.edu.

    We hope to talk to you soon."
  5. by   cna797
    Hi, I just transferred to Laboure from Quincy, you do not need to retake AP I & 2 or Micro, Laboure accepts all 3 from Quincy college. Also they are no longer at risk for loosing board appproval, they where taken off of the warning list after recieving a 92% pass rate this past cycle, which was higher than Massasoit or Roxbury.
  6. by   BostonFNP
    Don't go from one bad program to another, do your research beforehand!

    Laboure's pass rates have been abysmal as well: 60%, 64%, 59%, and most recently 79%. The national average is 87%.
  7. by   studentrn728
    Yea and its a rip off *♀️
  8. by   TREndzetta
    I graduated from their program a little over two yrs ago, i was already a Bachelor's degree holder, so my gen eds were waived. I was able to complete the program w/in 1 1/2yrs, no summers off. I pass the NCLEX on the first try despite the lingering "horrible" pass rate # everyone always brings up. I will tell you this much, they have changed the structure of the program significantly in the last couple of yrs and to crush the "bad passing rate" rumor, the most recent graduating class had a passing rate >90%, im sure that information will be on the BON website soon. My suggestion to you is sit down, meet with the staff, ask all of your questions directly and make your decision from that. Every school has good and bad points even those with the best NCLEX pass rates. Your best bet is to make the best decision with your own assessment, trust me, that's a skill you will need throughout your career. Do the assessing yourself. Good luck.
    Last edit by TREndzetta on May 27

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