Friday, August 20, 2010

Fake Filipino-Owned Nursing School in Los Angeles

My nurses-friends asked my assistance in preparing the curriculum for nursing starting with the Certificate for Nursing Assistant with the goal to offer LVN/LPN  that would prepare them to go the higher Nursing program.

Many doubted my capability to have the program approved for accreditation for licensing. Ilang buwan nga lang naman ako sa States. It took us more than a year to finally put up the school. The curriculum, syllabi and manuals were subjected to close scrutiny by the board. The syllabi were even tested to some nursing instructors for evaluation.

After the school was approved for the CNA program, the  next curriculum I prepared  was the licensed vocational nurse (which now is no longer in demand since the law required a registered nurse to comply with the nurse-patient ratio). 

The nursing subjects alone could not be offered all in two years. SO PAANONG MA-IOOFFER ang Bachelor's degree ng Nursing in two years  where General Education subjects have to be incorporated in the program to be considered a degree. Even those with college degrees other than nursing who decoded for a career change will not be able to finish it in two years on a part time basis.

Besides, my suggested tuition fee was too high for many students and the profit was not  enough to attain the targeted ROI, simply because the instructors also receive higher pay.The place needed renovation to comply with the agency's specifications on school facilities offering this kind of program i.e. library, laboratory and safety.

Pagkatapos makatulong, naitsapwera ako. Arghhh  So pinabayaan ko na silang magpatuloy. At least legitimate sila.

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Wednesday a $500,000 settlement with the operator of a sham nursing school in Los Angeles that created "the illusion it was training future nurses" by pretending to offer an accredited nursing program and tricking graduates into believing they had qualified to become registered nurses.
As many as 300 students paid $20,000 each to enroll and attend classes at RN Learning Center, which advertised its fast-track program for earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing in less than two years.

The RN Learning Center reportedly targeted Filipino-Americans who were already employed in the health field. The students even traveled to the Philippines to study in hospital and prisons while taking classes at a school that was also not approved by California's board, according to the A.G.'s office.


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