Looking for a less than two year ADN program with no waiting list? Check out Bryant & Stratton College.
More than $500 per credit. This private, for-profit college has Harvard-like tuition, yet employees nursing "teachers" lacking an education degree, most without a masters in nursing.
Instructors use power-points, quiz, and tests from the publishing company, and most lectures consist of nostalgic ramblings about past nursing experiences. In addition to lecture material, students are required to self-teach ATI material (it's not incorporated into normal lecture) for ATI exams at the end of the semester. Most of the haphazard material for lecture and clinical is busy work required by the Nursing Board, not to enhance learning.
During the first few weeks of class, students are required-sometimes forced-to sign numerous contracts and agreements about student requirements and expectations. Sometimes, students were forced to sign these agreements before the material was even available.
There is a teacher turnover (two deans of instruction since I started) every semester (need I say more?)
The amount of self-teaching involved is mind-numbing, especially when you consider that you're paying nearly 50k for a degree.
This school does more to ensure that you're in class (so that the college receives federal aid) than to make sure you have material for clinical orientation.
The ONLY reason I'm at this school is because it's a shot program and there's no waiting list. Don't expect University instruction, and most of your learning will be at clinical, not in the classroom.
Had some okay teachers, but most of them struggled filling an hour worth of material.