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by faithfulfutureRN faithfulfutureRN (New Member) New Member

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Hello I just applied to Medvance Institute in Houston Texas for the LVN program starting in July 2011. I was wondering has anyone else applied to this school? And if so have you heard anything on getting accept letters. I called the school and was told letters would go out around the 2nd or 3rd week of June, because the last HESI test date is the first week of June. I think that is cutting it close since the program starts July 5th.

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I also applied the LVN program. I was told by the recruiter that letters would go out this week but have not received anything. If class starts July 5th and you are accepted it's very short notice. Unfortunately, I have had too much time to thing about enrolling into the program at $24,070! I may reconsider. Good luck.

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Hi, thanks for replying i was beginning tio think tnis school was unheard of. I spoke with my advisor at the school on Thrusday. She said the program start date has been pushed up to Sept 5th. This gives people more time to get physicals and paper work in order. Letters should go out around 2nd week of July. Good luck I know it's expensive, but the waiting and competiveness at the community college is to much for me. I need to start working.

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I am going! I want this so bad. When time is not on your side, this is a good choice. Start date now August 3rd. I have everything together and waiting for final letter of acceptance.

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anyone know the admission requirements? do i have to take the THEA test or just HESI? does financial aid cover everything?? ohh & is it true they changed their name to Fortis College? :)

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It is called Fortis College now. You only have to take the HESI and pass 70% on all sections. They sell the HESI review book on campus. Must pass background check, drug screening and have all immunizations started or completed. The class start dates keep changing so I am not SURE when it will really start. Good luck.

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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Doesn't this sound a little shady to you? I mean, changing the start date & changing their name.... seems that this is a bit fly-by-night, doesn't it? Do you have any idea where they are going to do their clinicals? Will you have any acute care (hospital) sites at all?

Feels like typical commercial school "bait and switch" tactics that create confusion so students aren't really sure exactly how much of the cost they are going to be personally responsible for until it's too late. Please be careful. That is a WHOLE lot of money to pay for a $2k degree.

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i have decided to not go forward with the program at this school. i am going to houston community college. i am going to start with one of the programs in their career academy (to get a job in the healthcare field) while taking prerequisites for their lvn program. i can then apply for other colleges like lone star and san jacinto college. it's my money and i want to make a wise investment in my future not still be paying after i have finished the program, without a diploma and not able to take the nclex-pn. i did not like the 80% pass rate on the nclex-pn posted on texas bon either!

pros:

*not very competitive

*sales/advisors are friendly

cons:

*cost $24,000 + (after student loans and financial aid you still will pay monthly out-of pocket from $3,000-$6,000, depending on how much financial aid you qualify for.

*extern sites are unknown

*nclex-pn pass rate low (compared to other houston schools)

payment plans are too high (and they do not want you to work while in school)

*you will not receive your diploma until all dues are paid to the school ( note: you can be paying out-of pocket for up to 3 years and can not take the state exam until you have a diploma of completion)

*lacks organization (start date changes too many times) :twocents:

my disclaimer: individual appeal to this program may vary based on the person's personal preference. this is an opinion based post and not an attempt to discredit the school, students or prospective students of the vocational nursing program. individual results may vary when applying for financial aid, and the cost of the program was accurate as of june 2011.

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im confuseddd..im moving to houston this month and i dont wanna go to a college i cant pass THEA math and im only gonna live in houston for a year..i reeeally wanted to go to this school but i calledd to get info and they wouldnt give me anyy..they just said their starting class in August and i needed to takeHESI. i dont wanna take out loans, i know ill qualify for financial aid.. but will it cover the whole programm? :confused:

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To Aleeee,

Unfortunately, financial aid will not cover the full cost of the VN at Medvance. You will have to take out a loan or pay the difference out-of- pocket. It cost a little over $24,000 for the program. At local community colleges it will cost about $2,000-$4,000 depending on rather you live in district or out of district. At the community colleges financial aid will cover the cost if you qualify for the max Pell grant amount. Math is also not my strong point, so I have purchased a beginning and intermediate college algebra book for pratice. This school (Medvance/Fortis College) only requires you take the HESI exam not the THEA. Go to Texas Board of Nursing website and review the current approved schools and then contact the school for more details. Good luck. :)

Texas Board of Nursing website link: http://www.bne.state.tx.us/

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thanks..i decided to take all online classes at the college im registered at right now ( not in houston) ill be taking them online while i live in houston lol :) ohh and its the RN program :)

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