what if i don't want anything other than my associates?

  1. A few years ago I was looking into Sanford Brown. At the time there wasn't this big problem with thier programs. Now that there are I am very afraid to enter this program. I know that have an associates program and many girls have said they had a hard time getting any of thier credits to tranfer when trying to further ther education. If i am only wanting to get my associates, is it still a bad idea to go there? Putting cost aside though, would i still be able to find a job like normal rn's? Thanks!
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  3. by   WDWpixieRN
    Ziggie:

    You're only 20. You've got time to do this "right". Start taking classes at the community college level and get LOTS of classes out of the way that route....start inquiring at the community colleges and universities about their programs.

    You might now feel that "i don't want anything other than my associates" but at your age, you can't possibly know what you might want in the future. You may very well decide one day after a few years in a hospital that you want your CRNA, or to teach new nurses in a college, or become a nurse practitioner. You limit yourself greatly by thinking you need a quick fix today.

    My suggestion is you look for something more traditional in a college setting. The cost will be much less in the long run, it will only take slightly longer, and your options will be greater in the future.

    I went to school with a person who did Stanford Brown for part of their degree and they are extremely sorry they did that.

    This is all my worth.....really do your homework on this one kiddo....
  4. by   elkpark
    I agree -- lots of us started out, when we were young, thinking that our basic nursing education for licensure would be all we would ever need or want for our career, but things change. I feel strongly that it would be a big mistake for anyone to pay money to attend a program that would limit or hamper your progession into further education in the future, even if it is quicker or more convenient right now.
  5. by   meme75
    Quote from Ziggie06
    A few years ago I was looking into Sanford Brown. At the time there wasn't this big problem with thier programs. Now that there are I am very afraid to enter this program. I know that have an associates program and many girls have said they had a hard time getting any of thier credits to tranfer when trying to further ther education. If i am only wanting to get my associates, is it still a bad idea to go there? Putting cost aside though, would i still be able to find a job like normal rn's? Thanks!
    I agree with the two previous post, when i was just about your age i thought i just wanted to do the medical assistant thing, so i went to sanford brown and all these years later i have finally finished nursing school and NONE of my credits transfered and i am STILL paying them people back.....Think long and hard, if i had it to do over again i would do the commuinty college road, better education for a lot less money...Good luck in what ever you choose.
  6. by   FriendlyGhostRN
    Quote from Ziggie06
    A few years ago I was looking into Sanford Brown. At the time there wasn't this big problem with thier programs. Now that there are I am very afraid to enter this program. I know that have an associates program and many girls have said they had a hard time getting any of thier credits to tranfer when trying to further ther education. If i am only wanting to get my associates, is it still a bad idea to go there? Putting cost aside though, would i still be able to find a job like normal rn's? Thanks!
    Hey Ziggie! I'm also 20! I say go for what your heart tells you. I would suggest attending a community college-the costs are lower and the credits ARE transferrable if you chose to go on and ever get a BSN...but if you like Sanford Brown after looking more deeply into it, go for it. Good luck!
  7. by   BeccaznRN
    I agree with all above posts. Sanford-Brown would probably be my school of last resort. There are so many options in St. Louis for nursing schools that I wouldn't even consider going someplace where my credits didn't transfer (essentially a dead-end degree). And Sanford-Brown credits are almost guaranteed not to transfer anywhere, except maybe Chamberlain.

    I have also heard that some hospitals do not hire Sanford-Brown grads related to substandard clinicals. However, this is second-hand information and I can't back it up with facts.

    Please do a lot of research before deciding to go with this school. Best of luck to you!

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