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Those are all great suggestions. I have all of my prereqs finished, though, so I'm waiting for the next steps at Remington and a few other Accelerated programs. Remington told me they will not be reviewing even complete application packets until after their April deadline. It's my top pick. Glad to hear you have good vibes so far, Flimfly.

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Hey flimfly thanks for your insight on your experience thus far. I like the sound of your tone when speaking of RCON

Readynow...where else are you thinking of applying?

Here are my 2 cents lol...I sat down a few days back and read ALL of what ppl had to say whether it be good or bad. It seems as if they were quiet rocky and unorganized in the begining but have come along way and are still improving this. Obv this made me feel wayyyy better when thinking of applying. Needless to say I'm applying! I was orginally shooting for the summer session but I'm going to hold back to give time for the schools to reply

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Did you go through all 45 pages of posts about Remington, too? I did and landed squarely where you are: I feel good about applying there. That is really wise, waiting in order to give other programs time to respond! I appled to UCF and UNF--both having deadlines of today (which you probably know)--in addition to Remington, Drexel and a RN (ADN) program at Keiser (Sarasota)...

Keiser's program cost for tuition alone is about $25K a year--I had my phone interview last week--but, although it's only a 16-month straight-through (no breaks) program (rather than two years like most ADN programs), I have since read on these boards that it is not transferable to any BSN program other than Keiser's. That's bad news, if accurate; I will check it with Keiser. My interviewer did tell me their grads can continue with their online RN-to-BSN program, but it was LONG--I'm thinking she said three years?? Maybe two. Still, my brain was thinking "That's tooo long" PLUS she said you cannot move right into it after passing the NCLEX, rather, you must wait until you have at least 6 months' RN experience! My brain shut off at that point; I would take the Keiser route only if I do not get accepted to an accelerated Bachelor's-to-BSN program--nothing against Keiser at all, it's just that I know that I want my BSN, and we're talking about five years from here to a BSN with them which is ridiculous when you can start from scratch --with no college,--and have a BSN in 4 years if you work hard to get as many A's as possible, right?:confused:

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Hi all! This is my first post, and I just wanted to give prospective students an idea of my personal experience of the admissions process and also recommend housing to the upcoming Jan. 2011 class. I know I was apprehensive of this school at first, but I'm happy so far with the result.

First of all, I applied back in August 2010 for the January 2011 class. Just to give you background, I have a BA in Advertising and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. This should be encouraging for those of you who probably did less than perfect in your previous college careers. I did, however, become a CNA a few years after I graduated, working in a mental health hospital and also on the med-surg floor of a regional hospital. I think this is why I got in. I showed the admissions committee that I was serious about my passion for nursing. At this point, I had traded in 2.5 years worth of experience that could have probably landed me a promotion or 2 in my last position (completely not health related) for half the salary working as a CNA. I also gained experience as a CNA working abroad which is wicked cool, looks good on your application, and I recommend to anyone. My phone interview (cause I was out-of-state at the time) was in mid-October. I'm not sure if the admissions were on the fence about me or not, but I felt as though I needed to prove myself because of my overall GPA. I was nervous and stumbled over words, but I made sure I told my interviewer that I would be a great nurse someday and that I was not the same student I was many years ago. I found out 2 months later I got in =]

My impression thus far has been a good one. Professors and faculty seem very nice. School is small and new. They have been thorough as to what they expect and have allowed us the opportunity to ask questions. And I think the best part is that the cost is all inclusive of not just tutition but also the cost of books, lab fees, malpractice insurance, and Nursing Student Association. I feel like I know exactly what I'm getting myself into, and that there will be little if no surprises.

As for current (upcoming) students, I moved here 2 weeks ago from out of state. I actually went through a real estate agent because I'm not too big a fan of apartment complexes. I ended up with a 2/2.5 townhouse for $850/mo with good amentities. She was phenomenal at helping us get a place from out of state so I can only imagine how she would do for someone already in state. You can choose apartment complexes or private.

There's also a facebook page setup for both current and prospective students to meet each other and share experiences. This is in no way authorized by the school, just a way for students to meet each other.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! Good luck to everyone!

May I have the name of your real estate agent? Thank you.

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May I have the name of your real estate agent? Thank you.

Hi, Sunnyjohn. The forum removed the information I had posted last time regarding the real estate agent I went through. They said it was a form of advertising. I would suggest googling the word "move" and going for the first link. You should be able to choose apartment complexes or realtors. Hope that helps!

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Hi everyone and congrets to those accepted! :)

I am going to apply and was wandering if anyone could tell me whats the situation with financial help there? My credit is not good. Do they help to get the loans? Please let me know if anyone had the same situation and what happened.

Thank you in advance!

DK

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Remington does participate in Stafford Loans (federal subsidized and unsubsidized) which do NOT take into account "creditworthiness"/credit score/history. www.fafsa.gov is where you can apply for these loans online. You can add other schools, too, but Remington's school code is 007586. I strongly suggest you go this route for loans and stay away from commercial (also referred to as "private") student loans, as they are relentless in pursuing you if you are ever late for a payment, etc., and do not offer the flexibility in repayment terms the Stafford offers--including deferment and forbearance options if you cannot pay once your loans go into repayment. I have already exhausted my undergraduate eligibility with my previous Bachelor's degree, so it's not an option for me. Best of luck to you! :)

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anyone out there applying for the july 2011 start date??? i am applying i have a ba in psychology and a 3.182 gpa. i took all my prereq's and i am just waiting on letters of recc to send in my applications...please post if you too are going thru this process...

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Hi, I just mailed my application for the upcoming class july 2011 but I still have to do the fingerprint and take the TEAS exam. I'm from out of state..hopefully if I do get in iwill need to find an affordable apartment.

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Hi, I just mailed my application for the upcoming class july 2011 but I still have to do the fingerprint and take the TEAS exam. I'm from out of state..hopefully if I do get in iwill need to find an affordable apartment.

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Hi, I just mailed my application for the upcoming class july 2011 but I still have to do the fingerprint and take the TEAS exam. I'm from out of state..hopefully if I do get in iwill need to find an affordable apartment.

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Hi, I just mailed my application for the upcoming july 2011 class but I still have to do the fingerprint and take the TEAS exam. I'm also from out of state I will need to find an affordable apartment somewhere near the school.

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