Remington College of Nursing Accelerated BSN

Remington College of Nursing ABSN is a relatively new program in Lake Mary, Florida. The nursing program has recently received accreditation from CCNE and the college is regionally accredited by the ACCSC. This means there are no concerns for students to go from BSN to MSN later on in their nursing career.

If you completed all prerequisites courses and already hold the required baccalaureate degree, the program is 12 months long (four continuous academic quarters) with an all-in cost of $36,050 which includes tuition, books, uniforms, malpractice insurance and all other fees. It is known as a very intense program with long days and no traditional academic breaks. At the end of the program, you will have to pass the HESI test with a score of 850 in order to graduate. There is a 95% correlation of passing the HESI with a 850 and passing the NCLEX-RN. This is probably the reason why Remington has a 100% pass rate for 2010’s NCLEX-RN.

Prerequisite Courses for Remington College of Nursing Accelerated BSN

The following prerequisite courses are required before beginning the program:

  • Anatomy and physiology with lab (1 year)
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Statistics
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Human Growth and Development OR Developmental Psychology

Only one prerequisite course may be in progress at time of application. However, preference is given to candidates who have completed all prerequisite courses. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 as well as a science GPA of 2.75 are needed in order to apply. There is no time limit or expiration date on the science courses.

In addition to the prerequisite courses, you will also need to take the TEAS exam at any location where outside test takers are accepted. Have the scores sent to Remington College.

An essay, resume and two references are needed as well.

An interview may be requested by the admissions committee as well.

It has been reported that applications are judged by looking at the whole package. There is no known point system or admission criteria published such as a minimum GPA or TEAS score.

Tuition and Cost of Remington College of Nursing Accelerated BSN

Financing the entire program cost of $36,050 will be hard due to maximum limits in federal student loans per year since the program is only one academic year. You need to get the rest via private student loans or other financial resources. Their financial aid program is very helpful in helping students get any additional financing they might need.

In the end, you’ll end up passing the NCLEX-RN with a degree from an accredited school in just 12 months.

Admissions Stats at Remington College of Nursing

There are no published admissions stats. However, it is known from other students talking to advisers at the college that there are approximately 50-60 seats available very year. About three applications are received for every spot.  In general, accelerated nursing programs have become very competitive due to the recession.