Complaint / review text:
Rn program is a joke! Save your time, effort, energy, and money and go elsewhere!
I have NEVER been in an ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL but this schools environment is Alternative HIGH SCHOOL GOES TO COLLEGE!
If you are looking for a program that will accept ANYONE and pass everyone merely on attendance this is the school for you! Otherwise keep looking!
First RED flag should have been that there were NO pre-reqs' required! Who starts nursing school with NO PRE-REQ's!? There were students who did not know what an electron was, or could even do simple math problems, yet they are being passed on to the next semester. You are only hurting yourself if you are unprepared for the NCLEX. You could be thousands of dollars in debt and at the end of the day NOT pass your boards. (which is a $400 testing fee)
This schools RN program just got started in December 2009, which means the true results of this program will not be available until December 2011, when the first class graduates and sits for the NCLEX. (I'm sure more than half will fail)
The instructors are not competent to teach a nursing program, everything is a "group" activity so that those who are scraping by can ride the coat tails of others in order to pass on to the next semester. ITT does not care about quality education, they only care if you are attending class so that they can get every dime out of you. They even fill out all of your FAFSA information so that everyone can qualify for their $56,000 program! The classes were very unorganized, and the instructors were never prepared for questions you threw at them. They would often have another student address the questions. There was no structure to the program, on the first day of school they overwhelm you with 11 books, and you only use 1 the entire semester, if any. All classes are a four hour slide show, and a bathroom break. Does this sound like college to you!? There is NO homework that is graded, your tests are only worth 10% whereas in a REAL college your exams/finals ARE your grade, and at ITT your grade is by group activities, again for those who would have NEVER survived in a real college. Keep in mind the job of an RN is taking care of peoples lives!
Making a long story short ITT's RN program is a "technical associates degree". The credits will not transfer for a BSN degree, because the school is NOT regionally accredited. (I do not know how they even got nationally approved) So after you are in debt of $56,000 you will only have an associates from a program with a poor reputation, more than likely any manger with any sense would not hire a graduate from this program! Only time will tell, unfortunately it will take two more years!