National College nursing program
liberty and reason

Louisa, KY

#105 Jan 14, 2010
once again you study for a examine- it is not real education. random drugs test, how insulting and invasive. Were are the classes on history? Were are the classes on phliosophy? Were are the classes on sociology. To have a well rounded education you have to have many other subjects, none of theses classes are a waste. Why would you have to transfer credits from a four year (pikeville) to a two year(wv)? makes no sense. In the end insitutions like National our really just a expensive short cut. I really not everyone is made or has the deication to attend a real college- in that case national is perfect for them.
KyResident

Wildie, KY

#106 Jan 14, 2010
National Nursing Student wrote:
I am in the 3rd Nursing Class at National College. If anyone is claiming that they have graduated from there with a ADN (Associates Degree of Nursing) they they are LYING!!! The first class graduates in November 2010!! It IS an accrediated program and a wonderful one at that! I have attended Pikeville College as well as Big Sandy and I dropped out and enrolled at National. The program must be accrediated before you can sit for the NCLEX. The tuition is a little more expensive because it is a private college and yes their credits don't transfer some places (for the same reason). PC's credits don't always transfer either because they are private as well. They accept 20-25 students a term (spring and fall) and that is it! You must take the HESI entrance exam and pass an interview in order to be accepted. The classes are small and personal, you go 2 years with the same people and the same classes. The teachers are all very experienced RN's or are ARNP. It is a wonderful program and a wonderful experience.
I am currently in class at National and some of my classmates have transferred from BSTC and some from PCC and they said their classes didnt transfer to National...so I must agree w/you!
I was wanting to get into the NURSING PROGRAM, but was told since I didnt have any medical experience that it would be best if I started in the Medical Assisting Program and then transfer!?!
Any suggestions?
Thanks =)
NCstudent

Macon, GA

#107 Jan 14, 2010
KyResident wrote:
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I am currently in class at National and some of my classmates have transferred from BSTC and some from PCC and they said their classes didnt transfer to National...so I must agree w/you!
I was wanting to get into the NURSING PROGRAM, but was told since I didnt have any medical experience that it would be best if I started in the Medical Assisting Program and then transfer!?!
Any suggestions?
Thanks =)
They give preference to their own students for the nursing program, so I would advise you to go ahead and start the Medical Assisting program.
Ky Resident

Wildie, KY

#108 Jan 14, 2010
NCstudent wrote:
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They give preference to their own students for the nursing program, so I would advise you to go ahead and start the Medical Assisting program.
THANKS
Do you know how long it would take to start in the MEdical Assisting then transfer, I mean how long would I have to stay in Medical Assisting???
RNMSN

Huntsville, AL

#109 Jan 14, 2010
I don't know if it is an option available to you, but you may want to consider this: An LPN typically earns 80% as much as a RN (if years worked are the same-ie: new hires or a LPN and a RN both with 5 yrs experience). LPN School is shorter, more technically oriented. (Typically one year). Most health care facilities will subsidize or grant tuition and book fees for the LPN if the LPN will agree to continue working at that facility after becoming a RN for a specified period of time. The LPN gains valuable experience and knowledge while working (and remember $80%). Also in the near future, the MSN degree will become extinct-replaced by the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), which is a terminal degree. The BSN graduate will be able to apply to a School offering the DNP, without first having to obtain a MSN. Something to think about as you make those decisions that will impact your career as a Nursing Professional. Good Luck to you.
Graduate

Pikeville, KY

#110 Jan 14, 2010
wondering wrote:
I have no interest in any of the other programs offered at National college, I do realize those programs are worthless however I would like to know specifically about the Nursing program. I know with a nursing degree most companies could careless where you went to school just as long as you have the license.
Actually, it is an accredited school now, I went there, but not the nursing program and got a good job about 2 weeks after I graduated, I have no complaints about the school, but it is rather expensive. As for anyone who said they couldn't get a job after going there, they probably just bombed interviews or something. It is a pretty good school, and some of the classes are hard. But some of the others are right, if you start there, stick with it because most likely your classes won't transfer in or out.
truth13

Hazard, KY

#111 Jan 17, 2010
I know how they done me I went there two years the teachers let the students cheat a couple that ran the office ripped the students of stealing their financial aid checks they were caught and fired one of my teachers was jerked out of class came back crying they fired her I just thought it was a joke so I quit now I owe $13,000 dollars been paying for at least a year and I still haven't brought the balance down. I don't know how the school is now my cousin is the director I hope it has changed but whey should I have to pay them for nothing?
just hilarious

United States

#112 Jan 20, 2010
No I did not fail....I had very close to a 4.0 as a matter of fact. I am already an LPN and work regularly with area physicians who have no respect for that school whatsoever...If I am paying thousands of dollars for a degree, I want it to mean something when I finally obtain it not be thought of as less of a degree because I received it from an inferior school

Since: Jan 10

Ransom, KY

#113 Jan 21, 2010
justbrowsing wrote:
I am looking to hear comments about National College's nursing program specifically. I'm more interested in hearing from students enrolled in the program than anyone else. I don't want to hear from admissions reps or any other employees from the college because I know they only want to endorse the school. I would like to know if the program is a good one, since I was thinking about applying to it. I'm currently taking pre-nursing classes at BSCTC. Thanks.
not being rude or saying anything bad about nation college or any other community college, but my uncle works in h.r. at st. marys, and he told me he wont hire anyone that comes in with a nursing degree from big sandy or national, because in his oppinion u may have had 100s in all of your classes at national, and sum1 at eku could have had 90s in all there classes, and he'll hire the person that went to eku over u, just becuase the classes are harder, and it takes a ton more requirments to even get into a college, but hopefully you can complete a course and find a good job... good luck
Lie

Clarksville, TN

#114 Jan 21, 2010
Thats not true I have a family member who works at St. Marys as a nurse and she graduated from Bigsandy. Nurses are in high demand and if hosp, nursing homes, doctors offices need you and you have a good background check you will get hired.
wut

Manchester, KY

#115 Jan 21, 2010
How can he say he will not hire anyone from National? The very first nursing class from there hasn't graduated yet.

Classes are really hard at National. In the end, we have to sit and take the same NCLEX-RN exam as every other nursing student in the nation to get our degree. What does it matter where we went to school? We have to know the material to pass that test.
oh puh-leeze

United States

#116 Jan 21, 2010
wut wrote:
How can he say he will not hire anyone from National? The very first nursing class from there hasn't graduated yet.
Classes are really hard at National. In the end, we have to sit and take the same NCLEX-RN exam as every other nursing student in the nation to get our degree. What does it matter where we went to school? We have to know the material to pass that test.
Absolutely true! For example, you could go to John's Hopkins nursing school (a VERY prestigious school), but if you don't pass the NCLEX, it makes no difference where you went to school.....you still won't be working as an RN.
just sayin

Clarksville, TN

#117 Mar 5, 2010
Keep hearing that your credits will not transfer for a BSN at another school. Most Nurses with an associate degree who desire a BSN go with a online BSN program. If you check most online programs don't care about your past credits, it is your RN license that they count as their own credits. I don't think even the staff at National have really checked into this. Contact University of Phoenix or Kaplan. I don't know about the rest of you but I live in the real world, and I know from experience that companies just want to see BSN, or a bunch of certifications behind the name tag. Companies could care less where the certifications come from as long as the are legal.
sky

Gray, KY

#118 Aug 18, 2010
when will the first nursing class graduate.
I know

Winchester, KY

#119 Aug 18, 2010
October will be the first graduating Nursing class. So why don't we just all wait and see. I think they will pass their boards with easy. Go Tiff!!! I've got your back girl, and no, I don't go to school there. I once worked with her @ PMC.
sky

Winchester, KY

#120 Aug 21, 2010
what is on the hesi test and can you get something to help you study
Why

Chesterfield, MO

#121 Aug 22, 2010
I will tell you some interesting facts. First and foremost any teaching program that does not prepare you for the exam that you must pass to be certified is worthless. If you get your degree or diploma and can't pass the exam the paper is worthless. My wife graduated from National many years ago and no not in nursing but in another program. She was on the deans list the whole time and failed the exam she had to take. She later passed after taking a small course which was aimed at only taking the exam. The did teach her the basics and she could have never done it without that knowledge however she later found out that the instuctor was let go and a certified instuctor was hired. The cost of taking the exam was not included in her cost either. As far as the person above with the college exp you are lucky because the way you talk on here I can't believe anyone else will even talk to you. The whole purpose of college is a degree if not why pick a major. I hope that everyone that is attending National does good and gets out with a good job. The more that work the less that draw. Oh by the way I went to a tech school in Lexington and I have a good job making a decent wage and have been offered many times to go anywhere I would like to go. In the end what makes each of us happy is what it is all about. To judge this program you must see how many that passes the exam. To the person that said all that PC was worried about was there pass rate I think that is good. People most respected programs are very strict. The school I went to had a 4 day miss rule which was zero tolerance. If you missed 1 hour over the fourth day you had to retake the class. No excuses no exceptions and the philosopy was you cant learn if your not there and I agree. It also prepared you for the real work world employers demand you be at work.

PS. everyone knows that RN's are just puppet's anyway and do what they are told. To the person that said they had to know if what the doctor done was right goodluck with that. In the state of Kentucky Paramedics have more control over the patient than a nurse. I don't want to make you mad but check it out and see. You will follow orders all the time. I know I see it all the time and no I'm not a medic but know several and volunteer with them all the time. Once again goodluck and don't let anyone change your mind
Ajoke

Gilbert, WV

#122 Sep 13, 2010
National Student wrote:
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Well that's funny because when i started to transfer to Big Sandy back in August my Algebra transferred, so did English 101, Microbiology and several more of my classes from National. Some classes were technical electives but certainly not all of them. I don't know what office you work in but Big Sandy told me that National was a regionally credited school and classes transfer class for class. But I chose to stay with National so that I could finish school faster and I plan to work on my MSN through a program through Morehead and UK and no one has laughed at me telling me that I couldn't because I will recieve my ADN through National.
BS! I don't beleive they told you that I just went Friday and they laughed and said another one from NC and I said Yeah! The lady and several other people told me NO! they are not a credited school.
Fruquan

Macon, GA

#123 Sep 13, 2010
I say you are just mad you didn't get into the nursing program or you could not cut it.
Tired of Idiots

Pikeville, KY

#124 Sep 14, 2010
Ajoke wrote:
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BS! I don't beleive they told you that I just went Friday and they laughed and said another one from NC and I said Yeah! The lady and several other people told me NO! they are not a credited school.
If you are not going into nursing then I might be able to agree with things not transferring. No nursing classes transfer from any school if you don't finish the program. If you check out the STATE website you will see that NC is the same as BS and PC. It is accredited not a credited.:O) If they laughed at NC then I would question their professionalism. I attended Big Sandy and wasn't impressed at all! I am not in nursing at NC and it is a TOUGH program. I am shocked myself at what I have learned. I feel very confident in passing my boards when I am done. Why don't you all just quit worring about where everyone else chooses to attend college. It's not your money, time, or stress going into it. Go to college where you want to and get over it!

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