Brown Mackie

  1. Has anyone attended Brown Mackie for Nursing School? I'm thinking about going to nursing school and this school is the most flexible for me. I've checked many other schools and none of them offer nursing classes in the evening. I work a full time job, married and have two kids. Brown Mackie offers classes three nights a week from 6-10. I've also heard they are very expensive compared to community or state colleges. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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  3. by   Saysfaa
    They have an utterly horrible reputation around here from their students and from employers. I don't know if that is true in all of their locations.

    Are clinical hours included in those three evenings per week?
  4. by   x_factor
    If you do a search on this forum (search box is in the upper right hand corner of the page) you'll find multiple posts about this school and the very bad reputation that follows it. I would steer clear of it.
  5. by   Boomersooner9
    No, clinical hours are not included in the evening classes. From what I understand clinicals come at the very end of classes. Brown Mackie offers clinicals on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. I'm in Tulsa, OK and this is the first year that Brown Makcie has offered the nursing program.
  6. by   rubato
    From what I have read on here I would run away. But, I have no personal knowledge of what type of program they are, just what their reputation says.
  7. by   nene71
    Did you decide to go to Brown Mackie? I have in interview tomorrow.
  8. by   CDEWannaBe
    A school like Brown Mackie can be okay if you only want to get an RN and don't plan to get an advanced degree. But in the future if you decide to go for a BSN or higher, your Brown Mackie credits won't transfer to a university.

    That means you'll have to start from scratch, taking all the prereq classes at the university or a community college whose credits transfer. Not only will it take more time, but it eats up your federal financial aid and can prevent you from finishing a bachelors degree. That could really limit your career options.
  9. by   ratlady
    I figure if it has a lunch time commercial it's probably not a very good school.
  10. by   HouTx
    Beware of attending a "start up" school. If they run into problems achieving accreditation, you may really be stuck in a terrible place & no way to get a refund for the very large amounts of tuition you have paid out.

    Typical problems for a new school include inexperienced faculty, lack of adequate clinical rotations, poor coordination between theory & clinical instructors. . .etc.