Everest was defiantly worth it. I graduated from EI on Dec 20,2010...took my boards in Jan 2011....had my Michigan licenced endorsed to another state ( I moved out of state the next day after graduation) and started working as a nurse Feb 21, 2011. The entire time I was at EI was one big mass of confusion. But I will say that in the end you will be ready to be a nurse. They teach you the basics and its up to you to take that, master it and be a nurse. Yes it was expensive (30,000 dollars) but I went to school for one 1 year, graudated, moved to another state and now I am working full time as a LPN. I am very happy I went to EI!!! Oh and by the way.....my graduating class had 42 people in it. Everyone has passed the NCLEX on the first time! Now that is mighty impressive. 75% of the class only had 85 questions on the NCLEX too.....and as you know thats the mininum number of questions you have to answer to prove that you are a safe nurse.