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Pioneer Pacific College


Specializes in Hospice, LTC, Dementia Care. Has 4 years experience.

I go to Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville, OR. I was wondering if you have attended this school or know someone who has. If so, what are your feelings on this school?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.


I am thinking of going to Pioneer Pacific in Wilsonville. :rolleyes: I take the entrance exam Friday 5/23/08. Is it hard? Any suggestions on taking the test? Would you go to this school again knowing what you know about it now?

KellT1203, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in HH, Med/surg- liver & kidney transplant, ortho, ++. Has 11 years experience.

Are you talking about the LPN program or a medical assistant program at PPC?

I went to Western Business College (now Everest) in down town portland for my Associate of Applied Science for medical assisting. It is a private trade school just like PPC.

I felt like it was an easy program. I felt like I didn't have to study much. My mom always said that too when I was going to school.

The school is great because you learn a trade but if you plan on going forward with your career like nursing you may want to rethink going to PPC. I am not trying to put down the school but it is expensive and most, if not ALL credits dont transfer.

There was a girl in my class that had taken a math class at a community college. It was almost at the time cut off to where she would have to take it again. She had to fight pretty hard for WBC to accept her math class.

Just be careful when signing up for the class. If you plan to further your education I would make sure that your credits will transfer to a community or state college. If they don't and you do complete the program then when you go back to further your education you will be starting from the very beginning.

Another thing to add, the A&P class at these types of schools are a walk in the park when compairing it to a community college class. They teach the very BASICS of A&P.

I am still paying off my student loans and feel like they will never be paid off. But I was also going back to school shortly after getting my degree so my loans were on deferment.

All I am saying is just be careful and really think about going to these types of colleges and do your research before you get knee deep into a program.



Specializes in Hospice, LTC, Dementia Care. Has 4 years experience.

I felt this program was easier than I thought nursing school should be but it made it easier on me being a mom of three and working part time. I do have almost ten years of CNA background so that may have had something to do with it. But I felt the money was best served because I got in right away and I wasnt sitting on a waiting list or applying at five schools and paying their application fees and not getting in like a lot of people I know. All those application fees add up over time and classes that you had already did, start to expire and you are no closer then you were when you first started applying. For me it was getting the first year of nursing school done and I am going to transfer to a LPN to RN program like alot of my classmates plan on doing.

KellT1203, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in HH, Med/surg- liver & kidney transplant, ortho, ++. Has 11 years experience.

I'm just saying double check to make sure that the program you are in actually will allow you to transfer into an RN program from an LPN program.

I was also told that after graduating (by an admissions counelor) with an MA degree I would be making around 60,000$ a year, which was a load of bull. I still dont make anything near that after 4 1/2 years of work experience as an MA in various fields.


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