View Full Version : Anyone heard anything about Evergreen college?
May 26th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Not too much information on their website. Went today to their Scarborough branch about PSW diploma, won't tell me definite dates for each module, which days exactly either - for next term. They're at 1265 Morningside just north of Shepperd.
Told me the course is 3 months long with placement to do real work in nursing homes, cost is $3600, must buy own textbooks.
Website is www.evergreen.ca and they have classes in Scarborough, Toronto and Mississauga. Offices seemed quite deserted today. Anyone go there, heard anything about them?
May 26th, 2012, 06:03 PM
I hope you know that "work in nursing home" isn't the same as "nursing work in a nursing home". I would be weary if you think thats what it means. There are hundreds to thousands of students that matriculate from 4 year nursing degrees from university.
May 26th, 2012, 07:52 PM
places like these always sound like a scam to me...what was the other one called? CDI College?
May 26th, 2012, 09:12 PM
There are nursing homes (registered and regulated with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care), and then there are retirement homes (private homes). If you are a PSW, you are likely going to be working in a retirement home (although this is not definite).
May 26th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Sounds like one of those for-profit colleges. I would avoid it at all costs.
You can't be properly qualified after three months of training. I don't care how quick a person is at learning new information and whatnot, too many corners have to be cut to put all of that into three months. Especially in a long term care facility, where you are dealing with the health and comfort of human beings. I don't buy it.