Q: How is your program different from other RN bridge programs?Top
A: There are some RN bridge programs that don't work very well for some people, like self-study online programs. Achieve's program really is very different. First, our online RN programs are classes with real teachers. Second, we offer a refund policy just in case for some reason you don't like our program. We don't know of any competitors that offer a refund policy. Our pass rate is over 93%, but in the unlikely event that you fail an exam, we have Achieve 911, which is a test remediation plan that kicks in. You'll get a refresher class or one-on-one tutoring or whatever it takes to help you pass the exam - all at NO extra charge to you. We want you to succeed!
Q: Can you provide a reference from a past or current student?Top
A: Absolutely! We'll be happy to provide you with a student reference after you meet with one of our admission's counselors. Please see our testimonials page for pictures of graduates and students that are willing to speak with you.
Q: Is the Achieve Test Prep program accredited?Top
A: If you're successful with our program, you will receive a degree from an accredited college. That's important, because you need an accredited degree in order to become an RN. Achieve is a test-prep organization, and not a college or a school.
Q: Does your program work with Excelsior College?Top
A: Our program works with many different colleges, including Excelsior College, because most colleges accept credit-by-examination.
Q: How much does your program cost?Top
A: We're the most cost-effective program, but the costs vary. One reason is that you can get credit for courses that you already took. Your cost could be as little as a few thousand dollars or as much as $15,000. It depends on how many courses you have to take.
Q: Do you have financial aid?Top
A: Yes, we have financial aid. When you come in for an appointment, we can evaluate what financial aid you qualify for.
Q: Do I have to pay for everything upfront or can I pay as I go?Top
A: You may pay as you go, but a small deposit is required when you enroll.
Q: Do you have a refund policy?Top
A: Yes, we have a refund policy. Most other RN bridge programs do not. But very few of our students apply for a refund, because almost all of them are very successful with our program. However, if you're not satisfied with it for some reason, we will be happy to provide a refund based on our withdrawal policy. We understand that if our program isn't working for you, you don't want to be locked into a contract. Please, be aware that some other programs do lock you into a contract with no way out.
Q: How do you handle the clinical portion of the training?Top
A: We have a fully equipped clinical training room and, in our clinical prep class, we have you practice each skill over and over until you 're adept at each skill you need to pass the final clinical exam. Since the course requires hands-on study, it's the one course you can't take virtually. Like all of our students, you would take it at one of our many campuses.
Q: When does class start?Top
A: Our students typically start two weeks after enrollment. We're not restricted by standard semesters. We run our courses all year long. So you can start anytime!
Q: When do you hold classes and how long are they?Top
A: Each class runs once a week and meets for 4 hours. We run day, night and Saturday classes.
Q: Do you offer a similar program to help me get my BSN?Top
A: Not at this time.
Q: Do you offer a referral program?Top
A: Yes, our current students often want to refer their friends. When a friend they refer enrolls, we express our thanks with a $50 gift.
Q: Do you offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program?Top
A: Sorry, not at this time.