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i was just curious if anyone has signed up for this program this for 2010? if so i would like to know how your experience had been so far and if you did your pre req there. i am thinking about signing up this january to do my pre reqs there and then entering their nursing program. i've only seen one person on this site who had actually attended there.

any info would be helpful!! thanks.

I wanna know too..

I want to know if their NURSING courses are more supportive than the ones at jeff state.. Sounds like Jeff state nursing wants to break your nerves and is very inconsiderate of their students.

Virginia advisor said the PRE reqs I took at jeff state typically transfer to them and I can just take my nursing courses at Virginia (or maybe it was Hetzing... I think it was Virginia)... anyhow.. they say I can earn my Rn assoc there too..

So do I take my Nursing classes at Jeff state or Virginia.. from what I hear Virginia tech program sounded more nice but it also cost more..

hopefully someone can tell us.

CRNBSN18

Specializes in ED. Has 3 years experience.

i know its a little pricey but i have also heard from a couple nurses i know that its a good deal bc it includes everything! like literally everything. they're also really nice. i've talked to them a couple of times and need to go sign up pretty soon. from what i was told the other day by them, they have a "mini quarter" starting november 8th.(thats prob just for pre req though) you migh could get in by then, i am actually gonna check it out. vc just makes sense to me, i have a 2 month old and almost 3yr old and so i have to do night classes. oh and they have no waiting list, small class sizes, and what she told me is they try their best to help you succeed. sounds pretty good to me. cant wait to officially be a "pre-nursing student". also, there is only 9 prereq required. i believe it is, a&p 1 & 2, microbiology, human growth and development, college algebra, cultural diversity in america,english composition 1 &2,learning frame work.

hope to here if you decide to join or not! maybe i'll see you there sometime.

oh and did i mention smaller class sizes. that really appeals to me :)

yeah.. see I have taken ALL the pre reqs at jeff state. I just need the nursing classes..

I want to know what the cost and timeframe is if you ONLY have to take the nursing courses... jeff state classes should transfer.. If they don't give me credit for those classes.. forget it.. Im not taking them again. I called awhile back and the advisor made it seem that I could get them to give me credit for them. I just want to know if anyone has gone to VC for ONLY the nursing courses and how much it cost and how long it took.

FYI- if you are interested in cont your education and going for a BSN you might want to make sure that the classes at Virginia college will be accepted by a higher level college.

I thought about that.. the thing is with those RN-BSN mobility programs the only thing I'd have to worry about is the core classes which I took at Jeff state so that they would transfer. The nursing ones don't matter. Once you are RN licensed.. that is the pre req. Then they have these core classes to take which I already have from Jeff state. So the VC nursing stuff.. no biggie.. then when I have my BSN.. from Jacksonville, I can xfr to a MSN program somewhere else.

CRNBSN18

Specializes in ED. Has 3 years experience.

i honestly dont know if i will further my education. i prob will( and hope i get to!!).. but i also have two little ones and i was planning on waiting three yrs after i have at least worked as a rn for a little while. im sure i will just cross that bridge when i get there. sure.. vc might not be for everyone. but it seems right for me. i need night classes due to my husband working, dont want to do daycare, cant afford to anyways..and no family support around us! it's just me and him! luckily he works for his dad, so that is a blessing. but, it just seems right to me. i will make sure that i ask about transferring credits to other schools. it's so discouraging seeing posts about how the school is not as good as everywhere else and blah blah blah.. i mean geez i already have my crazy mom telling me im not good enough to me a nurse and so and so. i am actually really excited about attending this school and getting to make my dreams come true. i've always wanted to me a nurse but never thought i would get to. i had a rough childhood and never thought i would be where i am today. so, i'm going to give this school a shot and do whatever i've got to do to make my dreams come true. this might turn out to be a terrific school. i just dont get why some people think this school is just not good enough.. like i said, it's very discouraging. that's why i dont even think about it.. and just do what i feel in my heart. good luck on wherever you decide to go. have a blessed day! and thanks for answering my post.:D

Well I'm currently in Virginia College nursing program. It's a great program but there are a few kinks that need to be worked out. I started June 2010 and I'm in my 2nd quarter. It is expensive but once you take the TEAS test and pass you're in the nursing program and don't have to worry points or anything, just passing the classes. They're also paying for the first NCLEX test. The teachers are great, I haven't had any problems. I know some ppl are worried about credits transfering, but once you pass the boards and get your license..YOU ARE A NURSE, regardless!!!

CRNBSN18

Specializes in ED. Has 3 years experience.

Mzkatlb-

Hi! I went last week to do an interview with admissions. they're great huh. its a wonderful school. i saw the nursing department, it is very nice and high tech! Are you at the montgomery campus? I've decided i was going to do their surgical technology program and then hopefully one day i will get to do nursing. my goal was to be an OR nurse anyways, so maybe that will work out! Good luck! And if you're at the montgomery campus maybe i'll see you there. Im not starting in november when they do the mini quarter.. im going to start in january instead.

Btw: There nursing and surgical departments are really nice and high tech. The tuition includes everything..including background checks, supplies, etc( you know all of this of course) but it seems worth the high price to me. and i dont know about you but the small class sizes are a plus to me! :)

I'm at the Birmingham campus and the facility here is great too. I like the small classes too because you get to know everyone and the teacher knows everyone. Yea it's also great the books and uniforms are included in the tuition because you don't have to worry about purchasing anything out of your on pocket. Like my brother for instance he's goes to a university and he almost always has to get my dad to purchase his books, if he doesn't have enough money left over. I'm so happy I don't have to worry about that.:yeah:

What are the hours for the night classes @ V.C.?

i'm still thinking about doing the virginia college thing.. I've taken ALL the classes listed as pre reqs on the Jacksonville state RN-BSN mobility program.. I took them at Jeff state.. all are transferable.. I was hoping I could get into Jeff state but the waiting list is unreal. I scored a 135/150 on my teas test.. My gpa is a high C.. that's not going to get me into Jeff state..

I keep meaning to go down to virginia college on homewood but WHY do I need to GO appear in person to get a price quote for NURSING classes only?? REALLY.. I know they want to get you onsite so they can sell you but I might be rude and say something like "you made me waste my gas to come here, you are not going to waste my time as well.. what is the cost of NURSING CLASSES ONLY... PLZ?" the price per quarter.. thanks

@ redstepchild, I went to Virginia College last month to talk to them about the nursing program also. They gave me a list of all the programs and the cost of their classes per quarter. They said the nursing classes would be $5,254 per quarter. If you wanted to take 12 hours or less it would still be $5,254 as well for 13-16 hours and 8 hours or less. The woman in the financial aid office told me the program in all would be around $42,000

YIKES! I hope you are getting a BSN for that price! That is about $500 more than what I pay a semester at UA. Their program better be worth it!

CRNBSN18

Specializes in ED. Has 3 years experience.

redstepchild,

i was at vc, i took my teas and passed, the whole nine yards and decided not to stay.. it wasnt worth the money. plus i've heard there is still some flaws. so i'm going to apply somewhere else. good luck in whatever you decide. it is a good school though, but i plan on furthering my education

CRNBSN18

Specializes in ED. Has 3 years experience.

the hourse are from 530-10 i believe

Well at least I know what the regular rate is for the classes.. the lady I spoke to said the program director will cut the cost if all need are the nursing classes.. as long as the classes I took are equivilant... and she said the typical Jeff state classes are.. english, science, and the math 100 classes as well as the speech ones. I was pretty firm that I'm not going to take these again nor am I going to pay for these again. I have to get an official transcript and bring it with me... And all this I could be mailing to them.. let them get back to me with a price. I'm just going to have to go down there and if they tell me the $5000 range per quarter... forget it. So when I find out.. I will be sure and reply to this thread here.

CRNBSN18

Specializes in ED. Has 3 years experience.

redstepchild,

i can already tell you it's over 5k. i just transferred from there. it's that no matter how many classes you take. the total program is in the 50k range. includes everything. even first rn exam. you will only have to pay per quarter that you take. program in 27 months long. of course it would be shorter for you. only classes needed are english, college algebra, a&p 1 and 2. micro. nutrition. development and growth. there could be a few more.