Everest Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (105)
I currently attend the nursing school at Everest in Brandon FL. It is horrible. Teachers do not teach, people cheating on tests.
I'm about to switch schools because I met a nurse and she literally laughed in my face and told me I'll never find a job-I'm not paying 50k to receive a sub par degree and trust me I haven't learned anything.
Upon coming to the Marietta campus, I did some research on other accredited schools as well. Lets get to the point. Here is my experiece with Everest, Marietta. The PROS: 1. It is a 7 months program and 200 hours of externship (depending on your hours you put in 1-3 months on top of the 7 months in class, do your calculations its less then 11 months) 2. Can not speak for other instructors, buy my instructor is great, very knowledge about about my course of study and made it a fun, learning environment. 3. Financial Aide 4. Assist with potential career (so they say) 5. Convenient, close to highways.
The CONS: 1. Pay tuition way more then other 2 year program schools 2. Admissions reps will get you in quick(all bout their numbers) so be sure if this is where you want to be or you will be forking out your portion for your short stay. YES, even if you slip on those scrubs on your first day or peel the plastic from those books. If you not sure of your vacancy, don't do it. 3. School is unorganized, no consistency. 4. Career service department, maybe one or two reps actually knows what to be expected for you to be ready for extern ships. 5. Career service reps (some) are not even knowledgeable about your areas of study, so how are they able to assist with your résumé? Not good idea Everest. Educate them before they try to educate or assist the students. 6. Break room so small, can not even fit 20 students in there. And get this, everyone goes on break se time! (10am-2pm class). Guess you have to take your lunch outside. 7. Wellstar(their contracted extern program with the hospital/physician group), did I recall the school is very meticulous on who gets to get on board? Not what I've seen. Supposedly only the "best" can represent the school. I've seen student that gets on board when you would least expect. Do whayever it takes to get the students to finish the hours right Everest? 8. And YES!!! ..the name Everest has been burned by students who messed up the sites. So, if you are not anywhere near those kinds (high standards) try VERY hard to obtain a site or PLEASE a site! I know I had too!!
As far as my education from this school, it's OK but like I mentioned earlier, I was blessed to have an instructor who has taught me everything I needed to succeed. I went on extern, finished with an "OK" experience, but wasn't worth the $18,500 I will end up paying for.
Starting this school, I loved my teacher and everything about the staff and school. I was making A's and B's. well when it came down to getting my extern site, I was asking for a site by my house. I have to cross a bridge everyday in order to get there. I was probably asking for about 4 months. instead they tried getting me an extern 45 minutes from my house. I declined. then they got me a site that had 5 different offices all ranging from 30-1 hr and 35 minutes away. I had really no choice but to take it. then I got offered a part time job and due to financial problems I need to take it. considering my extern is full time and so far away, I can only work weekends when that will not get me far. I talked to the career service advisors and they could only tell me that they are not able to get me a new site and I would have to work around extern hours.
needless to say, don't go to everest unless you enjoy having people thinking your life isnt important.
If you want to succeed you have to work for it. You spent all this money and I expect what I pay for. I will even go to the point (evening classes) of staying later after classes bugging the teacher with questions and he had no problem with that. I loved the small classes. And be the first the ask a question if you don't understand? Why not? That's what's what you are paying for right? Get rid of your fears of asking a question in front of your classmates KNOWLEDGE IS POWER - WORK FOR IT !!!
To: Takela April 19, 2012 - I totally agree. And the career department goes as far as telling your about your interview and even what to wear!! I find that going out of their way!
When I started off in school I was doing great, passing with A's until my childcare fail through. I went from being a A(98) student to barely passing the course with a 71 because I missed 4 days of class. I went to my teacher who'd been on vacation and asked him to make up my work, but he said it was too late. I swallowed hard, and accepted this mark and went on to my next modular. I was unexpectedly hospitalized for surgeery and came back to fail the course.
Sadly, I found this out on my own, my teacher did not acknowledge me or attempt to assist me in making up work, and when I tried to she became agitated. They have a attendance policy that they enforce, however they never enforced the dress code, as I had classmates with green hair and hot pink nails, wearing their scrubs with flip flops and house shoes at times. I tried to withdraw from this school and they ignored my calls and emails. I contacted 3 different people, no one contacted me back.
I was dropped and am now enrolling with a different school. For the record check everest's accreditation, you'll be surprised at what you find, and realize why so many of their graduates are still without jobs in their field. Good Luck!
Everest is such a waste of money. I graduated from it in 2007 with honor. I did my externship and got dismissed at the site for something that I didn't do.
As a externship, we weren't allow to do vein puncture but only the staff. I was blamed for something I didn't do. I was disappointment, but once again I did finish the program and couldn't find a job afterward. Because of Everest's reputation, not a lot of places would hire student from Everest... I already give up.
Now I'm attending community college for a nursing degree. Everest is such a waste of money.
Paid to train myself!!
I was so looking forward to becoming a surgical tech until I realized that i was in the wrong school. Not only do they have unreasonable expectations of their students and policies, but it wasnt until after they had me in debt that i realized that i made the wrong decision when i chose to persue my career goals through everest. the admissions reps are the most convincing because they get paid to enroll you, but PLEASE do your research!!!
Everest was a good school for me. My teachers knew what they were talking about and they taught us only what we need to know in the work field and certification exams, which was awesome since reading and learning from eight books can be overwhelming. Not only did they help me in advance to find an extern that was hiring, I SEARCHED FOR MY OWN.
Iam proud to say that I recently got hired for a MA position and I still have one more month of school left including my extern! Everyone who enters Everest is considered an adult just like at any college, so you have to put in work and stand out. You have to have something more than good grades.. You're competing against your own classmates and other schools that teach the same program.
It is indeed costly and maybe they should do more but no one is going to hold your hand at all. If you desire Ig bad enough then you will succeed. I didn't wait for any of the staff to come to me, I went to them. I got on their nerves too lol. But I got hired because of that. It's expensive but if you do everything you can plus more, it will be worth it. To each it's own but it worked for me, my best friend, my cousin, and others.
I thought i was the only one who was unhappy with this school....boy am i wrong. I started my course in Feb 2011. The orientation had me extra excited about being around people who truely cared about my succcess in my field of choice.
To cut a long story short. I felt like I was in high school. all the gossiping, and drama....from my instructor on down. Very unprofessional in keeping business and ppersonal affairs seperate. I don''t feel like I was properly trained. During my extern they sent me to one of their Favorite sites, that they knew were a nonhiring site.
I guess its good for a recommendation but if I quit my job in hopes of being hired I would be a fool. Whenever I go back to the school for further assistance i am directed to someone who i can not get in touch with. (maybe their busy....they could at least respond to my messages). I just feel very disappointed at how much help I REALLY recieved from the staff at this college.
I don't feel prepared for my course of study. I would not recommend this school to anyone who really wants a better future. Now I am stuck paying student loans and the only thing I have to show for it are my books....sad