Brightwood College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (23)
Take my advice "DO NOT ENROLL INTO the MEDICAL BILLING & CODING PROGRAM"! You are better off investing your money into a Community college. The extern site didn't really allow me to practice medical billing, and didn't offer coding. I am still unemployed, and not receiving no feedback after submission of my resume to hundreds of employers. You don't receive your diploma / certificate at the graduation ceremony, have to wait two months later. At this point stressed out / depressed is an understatement. Protect your sanity and save your money! Thank me later.
I had the best experience at Brightwood College. I had the best instructors who were always there when I needed help both in school and were always there to listen and give advice if I were having a personal issue. Career services was very helpful as well. They sent my resume out to several employers until I found a job and even after I got a job . Very blessed to have found this school.
From the 1st visit, the orientation and open house through the financial department, the personal have been wonderful, helpful and understanding. As I have no medical training to start with, I am impressed by the flow of the curriculum. The units are done body area by body area...so clear and understandable. I am excited every class because I understand it and its progressive.
The LPN program in Indianapolis is a joke DONT GO!! They have a Hessi test that is given to determine if you go to the next quarter or not. I don't understand how this test can determine if you will be a great nurse or not. You can have a 100% in the class but if you fail the Hessi V1 or V2 you fail the whole course with a Zero so you have to pay for the course again and this is in the second quarter. Who does this! You want even cover 90% what will be on the test you are set up for failure. They calculate your grades all wrong, the school it pro instructor and against student who pay money to get education. The instructors are thrown in without any skills on teaching what needs to be done.
Teacher are great! But doesn't teach much. They money is definitely not worth it and also they will say anything to you to get you to sign up and go! But will lie about the total amount and stuff! Another thing can never get a hold of anyone and extern is awful! They didn't tell me I had an interview until the day of!
The program directors are unorganized, only one teacher is reliable and honest. The teacher I had knew the system and creates a unstressed experience for her class, meanwhile the other MA teacher position is a rotating door and the students in that class were sadly steered incorrectly. Many many students were made to repeat courses due to faculty fault. I sure wouldn't pay for a re due when it was their fault. It was a discouraging experience outside of my classroom. I spent three mods watching "seniors" take priority in labs only to be disappointed in my senior mod. "Freshmen" were the new focus then. Verbal remarks regarding that. Extra lab hours left me waiting for MA director to show up for scheduled time, no show. Extremely unorganized. Promised certificates were never given. I wonder if many other students noticed all the started projects that were never completed? Externship was a horrible experience, again with organization and planning. Not one school official reached out to see how I was doing. Not supportive. Finance pulls students out of class in the middle of lectures, inhibiting student education. Medical terminology is not a course. Drama!!
I can honestly say my school experience was good. The problem was as soon as I went in to my externship! That's when I realized that I had not learn anything!! In my opinion the MOS program is over priced I owe 15,000 on school loans and the only job offers that I have had so far want to pay me 7.25 an hour for a Part time position !! Is it a joke? !! That's the reason I went to school because I don't want to get pay minimum wage! But don't you tell that to anyone in school because the only thing that you are going to get for an answer is not to be picky and to get experience in the field should be all it matters! Not to me!! I have bills to pay!! Don't take this program is not worth it!!
Two words- Seriously Disorganized In the Intermediate Algebra course here; the midterm was not on the material covered for assignments or quizzes, and the assignments get changed day to day. So if you did work on assignments early. Your basically wasting your time because the assignment will just get changed on the next class. The Human Anatomy course is all over the place. You have to study everything in every chapter to survive the course. There is little guidance on what you will be tested on. The Academic Strategies course is a complete joke. None of the students in the class even know what the information on the tests will be on. None of the assignments even get graded from the first half the course until after the midterm was complete. Again, little guidance on what material is stressed for exams or quizzes. disillusionment a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.
Brightwood College was/Kaplan/Maric once you graduate they will not help you... just wait and see, that why they keep changing the names. The people that work their will refuse to help with your own loan resources that you pay for, you will not have access with anything and the name will change again, just wait and see.
Brightwood college is a friendly environment! the teachers and staff make sure they can help you in every way possible to help you succeed! They also help prepare you for what to expect in your field including interview preparation which helped me a lot. I truly left the school feeling prepared!