Location
Largo, FL
Undergrads
388
Tuition
$13,000
Branch Campus Of
Fortis College
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Reviews 29 total reviews with an average rating of 2.3

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1 College Junior

Overall Experience: Do yourself a favor and go to a real college. This is a college trying to play in the big leagues and they are failing miserably. For the cost of the degree it is not worth it. Especially when you may not even make it through your program before being failed out of your classes if the DON feels you may not be able to do well on your state test and possibly drop their NCLEX pass rates. I talked to 3 other nursing schools in the area and all of them know about the unethical practices taking place at this college. They said it is just a matter of time before they shut them down. This is why so many students are dropping out or changing schools. I had 16 students in one of my classes and there are 4 of us left. As I said 2 of us are leaving after this quarter. The halls are bare. Go anywhere but here.

2 College Junior

Campus Resources: Nothing to really say here. Just that it is not good

1 College Junior

Academic Experience: I am very disappointed in this school. From students having their grades changed so they ultimately end up failing out of school just so the school can control the pass/fail of the NCLEX exam to most recently the president of the school making calls to some of the nursing students bribing them with gifts not to take the NCLEX exam. One of the students who I was talking to in the parking area said she is going to report this behavior because it is wrong for them to be controlling students through bribery. I was not contacted but I am not near graduating either. Several students who have complained to the president and the DON and they have blamed the student every time no matter what the issue. There are complaints that have been sent to the Board of Nursing and they Department of Education too. Just not a good environment.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Average. Most of the staff is friendly. Front desk, admissions, financial aid, and instructors of programs other than nursing are great. Nursing instructors all act as though their stuff doesn't stink. Not approachable at all.

2 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Not sure how loans can't cover all of the tuition here. I have a friend who was told they would have to pay 240.00 per month and then was told by the FA "guru" after being in school for 3 months that there was a mistake made and now they would have to pay double that amount in addition to all the loans they have taken. Kind of like a bait and switch car salesman. We are both leaving after this quarter

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2 College Junior

Facilities: There is really nothing to say. It is what it is.

2 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: When I first signed up the admissions advisor told me that my weekend schedule would be Fri, Sat, and Sun. There are no evening classes. This would have been okay but we were recently informed that due to the fact that they lost several of their clinical sites because of Fortis being Nationally accredited and no NLN accreditation that clinicals could be during the week. Most of us work and this is going to be an issue. That is why we took the weekend program.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Average. Instructors somewhat better than on campus instructors.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Over the months I have met several students and joined study groups. Most of the students put in 100% because this is their career and with the high cost of the degree 49,000 it is important to do well and start their careers. Myself included. The general consensus of the student population is disgust and dismay and the lack of support from the instructors and DON. Student moral is horrible and many are quitting or transferring.

1 College Junior

Academic Experience: Instructors are by far the worst instructors I have encountered in college. I have a degree from another college and I know a quality instructor when I see one. These instructors couldn't care less about the success of the student. They are merely there to collect a pay check. The same goes with the Dean of Nursing. Her sole focus is what she will eat for her next meal and making sure the school doesn't forfeit their nursing accreditation which I recently saw on the Florida board of nursing that they are dangerously close because of so many students not passing the NCLEX exam. Step up the level of your instructors and maybe you wouldn't have to worry about failing scores

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Average. Small school. Bathrooms are usually filthy. Break room is clean.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: There are no resources on the campus. Vending machines and a library

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: Not a lot of availability and constant changing of classes and testing areas because there are not enough computers

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Program is not flexible. Tracked program either days or weekends. I chose weekends to be able to work but after I got into my second quarter it was dropped on me that clinical times vary and even though I signed up for weekends they may be during the week. I can't lose my job because my financial aid didn't cover everything and my payments per month are 500.00 on top of my pel and loans. Another reason I left the college

3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Nice group of students but very discouraged and frustrated with the school and the nursing program. Many are leaving and transferring to other schools

2 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: The cost of the program is way over priced for the quality of education and experience of the instructors. Financial aid process was standard except for the attitudes from the ladies who completed my financial aid

1 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: The guy in career services is useless and spends his time checking me out instead of focusing on what my visit to him was about. Very unprofessional and creepy

2 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Typical online classes. Very little support from instructors

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Academics standard. Instructors are not trained to teach at a level conducive to learning. They teach above your head.

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Very diverse group of students, ranging from the high school graduate to the second career after retirement student. The majority of the students are smart, dedicated, and focused. The curriculum is pretty rigorous. Students who are not willing to work hard are usually weeded out a few semesters in.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Academic experience started out a little rocky. Some of the teachers and administrators were not up to par. That has improved quite a bit. Especially in the past year. The majority of the teachers are excellent.

If you're not learning, it's because your not paying attention or still expecting to be spoon fed.

Nursing clinicals are rough. Come prepared, know your information.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Initially, my experience at Fortis was not very positive. Although the program was billed as weekend classes for working students. Students often found themselves accommodating the school schedule, to the detriment of their employment and family obligations. To be fair, there have been many improvements in the administrative process since then. Communication with students has gotten much better. Hopefully, it will continue to improve. Students are beginning to feel as though an effort is being made address their needs and ensure they succeed. After all, that's a win for the school as well. I have had some excellent teachers at Fortis. Smart, tough teachers whose focus is to ensure you leave their class, not just with a good grade, but a working understanding of the subject they're teaching. If the school continues to progress, I'm sure future students will give them an A+ very quickly.

2 College Senior

Online Courses: no online courses except for pre-reqs. this school is always late with the schedule. and then it always changes. the student never know if they will have an instructor for the class and dont know what room the class will be held in.

1 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Cancel classes on short notice, not even 24 hours. It is very difficult for people with children to be able to find baby sitters with such short notice

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3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: once we found a new financial aid administrator our student were found the correct aid.

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