Quote from DoneIn08
I go to Christ now. It's awesome, I really like it there. The professors are wonderful, and really really work together. Brown Mackie.. is VERY EXPENSIVE! I looked into the oaks lpn vs brown mackie.. Oaks tuition was like 8000, and brown mackie was 20000.
Is Christ accredited [through one of the major accrediting agencies]? I had a mtg. w/ an admissions rep @ Good Samaritan Hospital's nursing school last week, and the guy told me that Christ Hospital "isn't accredited but is working on it...":uhoh21: I have plans on attending an open house that Christ Hospital's nursing school is sponsoring--this Thursday evening.
Do they pay for all of your tuition if you are accepted into their nursing program, etc.? This is a big decision for me (as it is for anyone else trying to get on with their careers/lives...)
Simply put, Brown Mackie is way too expensive to justify going there, especially concerning their medical assisting program. GSH's cost is $10,000 a year (it's a 2-year Associate Degree program), and this wouldn't include getting the pre-requisites out of the way. I could take the PR's at Ivy Tech, as long as they're fully accredited, which they've assured me that they are, but I still feel inclined to get verbal affirmation over the telephone...
GSH's nursing program has a $400 matriculation fee: Approximately $150 of it goes towards a physical exam administered by the Occupational Health department; the remainder is considered a "good faith estimate."
I'm still negotiating; I'm actually "waffling" about my decision (or lack thereof) about what I really would like to do as far as pursuing a career in healthcare is concerned.
Good luck to everyone struggling on making a decision!