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I second the comments from Gadget. The pedi office my niece goes to has Adns and even a few Lpns. My sister has an ADN & has worked ICU. I have an LPN and have been looking at RN schools. My biggest reason for wanting an ADN vs cert is that I'm planning on relocating out west. Every job I would want, all say strongly prefer or want ADN or higher.

The Don at my facility told me, if she has to decide between 2 RNs with equal experience and one with an ADN the other has a Cert. Unless she is really familiar with the school, she'll always take the ADN. Of course that's a psyche place, a hospital might be a different story.

Additionally, my Lpn instructors (2 of them started their career with RN certs) encouraged us to choose ADN over cert program. Their rationale was if you go on from RN to BSN you are likely to get accepted more readily if you have a ADN.

Maybe if you are going to stay in New England and can reap the benefit of St Joe's rep and don't want to wait centuries for a spot on CCRI's wait list, then

St. Joe's is OK. Even so I'd hate to spend 3 years getting a cert to get my RN, when I can go 2 years, get an ADN and have more upside for the future.

Lastly Nclex-rn pass rate at St Joe's only 81% class of 2009 (http://www.health.ri.gov/data/2008-2010NursingExamPassRates.pdf) Maybe they did not change curriculum quickly enough to keep pace with Nclex changes?? Hopefully their 2010 class did better.

Just my two cents.

FYI I'm from Mass

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I find this intresting as seasoned LPN who has worked pulmonary step down, med surg, a travel nurse, ED, long term care, ect and now in acute psy setting.

I am choosing NETECH for the speed. This is a long time goal put off by raisng children and being a caregiver to my spouce for years who passed away with huntingtons disease two years ago.

The reason of my choice for NET is simple I like the program, the speed, convience and class size. If I finish in 2 years and on the higher end of the pay scale it will take 2 years to make the difference up in what I paid for school. While CCRI, RIC,URI ect......those schools with long waiting list I would still be in class .

If your young, mom still paying your way yes go the BA route.

Having worked with nurses with educations from all types of backgrounds...you learn, book knowledge is your back ground but until you hit the floor for a few years you realize how little you really know. After a few years it becomes natural, you move then think.

In pulmonary stepdown we dealt with vents and codes almost daily, and you need the ability to react with a second nature. We dreaded a new grad witha BA so little schooling in patient care compared to other programs. A LPN does 18 hours of clinical a week in my home state for 13 months with only 3 weeks off in that time for breaks. The AD program did that much in 2 years.....the BA were strong in management but weak in patient care.

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I was accepted into NEIT's Nursing Program March of 2011. At first I was very excited to begin my new journey and then everything turned..

Let me start out by saying I am a previous graduate of NEIT with an "Associates in Science" from the Clinical Medical Assistant department. I was also over charged for this "degree" costing me almost $30,000 to become a medical assistant working next to people making the exact same amount as myself $12.00 an hour and from the Sawyer School or Lincoln Tech. I returned to the school to try to reach my goal of becoming a RN.

Only 2 classes from my degree from their school was useful in this program from the same school as well. I struggled in A&P lecture and lab but pulled it off, NEIT nursing program requires a 78 avg or better in order to stay in their program in ALL classes not just Nursing. I managed to pass my hardest classes but slacked off on the easiers one because I was concentrating so much on the others. I missed my Nursing 1010 class by 3 points!! This means you have to REPEAT THE QT. thats right not just the class but the entire QT along with another QT's tuition fee of $8,000 all because of 3 points. Now once you "fail" a class once that is your only chance your next grade under a 78 YOU ARE OUT OF THE PROGRAM AND YOUR MONEY!!!! there are 7 Qt's total so if you fail once like I did in QT 1 and then fail in QT 6 you are OUT of the program, out about $42,000 and your credits. THEY TELL YOU THEIR CREDITS ARE TRANSFERABLE BUT THEY ARE NOT!!!!!!! I took my loss and ran after the first Qt, and began back again at CCRI. When I met with an advisor and the transcripts person who decides what can be transferred in they only took Comp 1 and Mixed Media out of 8 Qt of classes ( from my prev education there) I am starting all over again working towards a REAL ASSOCIATES DEGREE because NO OTHER SCHOOLS CONSIDER NEIT'S ASSOC DEGREES ACTUAL DEGREES! I am now 26 years old and $30,000 in debt from student loans, THANKS NEIT if you go to their new school in east greenwich you will see where all the tuition money really goes, to the flat screen TVs hanging on the walls as you walk in to tell you what the weather is, to the $500 chairs that the staff sit in, yeah SCREW YOU NEIT

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I was tempted to shell out the now-$50,000 (in the form of loans, of course). But suddenly I was accepted by CCRI which made all of my plan Bs moot, happily. I start January 2012. When's orientation? No one gives me any answers around here. Any helpful tidbits would certainly be welcomed.

Thanks

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I dont understand why people would want to pay that absurd amount for a nursing degree when ccri only costs around 9-10,000 in all. And IMHO MA schools are so useless, my sister went to lincoln tech for her MA and paid 13,000 and the cap off is like $13/hour if that. When you can pay LESS money for an ADN. It boggles my mind lol

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Absolutely. Unbelievable. You have to be a smart consumer!

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the nursing program at NEIT will probably be a good program after they graduate ten or so classes through it, but as of right now it is to inconsistent in how they run the program. Heven help you if you fall on the bad side of the chairperson running the show, I have seen first hand how you are treated in this program if they feel you don't measure up to their standards, and trust me you will be treated badly,but in a covert way. Also, this program is really way over priced for what you are getting for an education. there are some great teachers in the program, and several that i would question should be teaching at all. the sim lab is state of the art, and the building /classes are nice, but think twice before you sign on the dotted line. shaniam326 is right in her experience, if you fail a class, you have failed the quarter, which means you are out that money, with no real recourse, also you will have one more chance throughout the rest of the program, if you fail, you are out!!!! think about the time and the MONEY!!!

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NET may be expensive but the accredited program is good. A class has already graduated from the nursing program, have JOBS and they have a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX! How many nursing schools in RI can say that?? I dont think RIC, URI, CCRI or St Joes can say that now can they? Soon they will have a RN to MSN program as well. Moving on!:nurse:

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I too have questions.Can anyone tell me the schedule of the nursing program at net (east Greenwich Camous?) I cannot find it anywhere online.Is it 3-4 days?If so which days.Please help me out. Thanks

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BUGLYN: An accredited program is an accredited program, thats how I see it. I know someone who just graduated from there with tons of student debt which she will be paying back for a while. We will have the SAME RN label, but she owes tons of money and I do not.

And I think you are unaware of the fact that CCRI had a 100% pass rate of the NCLEX this past semester....

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there is no easy road to become a registered nurse. it's hard work from the start to the finish, to include all those core and pre-req classes. if you find yourself tempted to take the neit nursing program because they promise no waiting list and a rn degree in 18 months, think about it hard. i fell into this trap, thinking i could take the easy path to a nursing degree. luckily, i only lost two semesters of time and money, whereas i know people who came in with me and are still there being pushed back and raped of additional money. they are now far too vested, with time and money to get out and run for their lives. i know a girl right now who, yet again, has been withdrawn from her current classes and must wait for the next class to continue. she would like to find another legitimate school and salvage her nursing dreams, however, she owes several-thousand dollars in tuition costs and cannot get her official transcript. they refuse to give it to her until she squares away her debt. even if she could get her transcript, i seriously doubt the credits she has paid so dearly for from neit will be of any use in another nursing program. so, she is stuck, having to continue through the neit gauntlet.

there is new england tech, and then there is new england tech nursing program. think of the nursing program as a virus, living inside the host cell (new england tech) an entity within an entity. the virus has taken over and does its business autonomously, without regard to the long standing rules and protocol of the host cell. the nursing program is herding countless prospective nursing students to its doors, feeding money into the insatiable school coffers. the nursing program is the goose laying golden eggs, and because of this, the school administrators turn their heads and ignore what really goes on within the neit nursing program.

there is a class right now which started off with 30 students, and now is down to 4 students! should these students graduate and pass the nclex, neit will boast a 100% pass rate. really? these numbers are fine with neit. as long as the front end keeps pulling in prospective students, it does not matter who makes it out at the back end. like a pyramid scheme, it's all in numbers and there is no end to the desperate unsuspecting applicants to the program.

what makes this program so bad? they do in fact have state of the art technology with their sim labs and such. the new school facility is fantastic and fresh. like a gorgeous, decorated christmas tree, with all the lights, bells and whistles, however, deep within, at the core is a rotten tree with decaying branches. the chair person is as unprofessional as they come. she is without restraint and will do whatever she pleases. she has been known to hunt down the author of unfavorable course critiques. if you seek resolution outside of the nursing program, you are doomed. she will turn on you, and get her loyal staff (henchmen) to make your life as miserable as can be. not all the nursing staff are evil i must say. there are definitely those who are under the chair's spell. the outside resources, although empathetic to your grievances, do nothing to protect you. you are fed back to the nursing program to fend for yourself.

the lady who chairs this program is truly out of control. if you can have a little patience and get into one of rhode island's well established nursing schools you will be so much better off. better off financially, and educationally. if you don't have the patience and must go into neit nursing program, good luck, you will soon learn patience and learn it painfully so.

more to follow........

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