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5 out of 5
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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017

Fortis College in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has a wonderful nursing program! I'm proud to attend this college. It is a very challenging school and it needs to be. If you plan on becoming a RN peoples lives depend on you so yeah a challenging school is a good school right? The teachers really try to help as much as they can. The simulation experience is awesome. I couldn't of asked for a better program. The new dean of nursing Teri Chapman is absolutely wonderful! She will fight hard to help you. Also the previous dean was amazing as well Mrs. Greg. Deb chase and Mrs. S. are wonderful and very helpful as well as kind. This team tries so hard to help make your college experience great! Fortis is expensive but you know this from day one. They have you meet with financial aide before you even get admitted to the school. They go over the total cost of attendance for your entire degree before you sign any enrollment forms. I'm so happy to have graduated and landed my dream job as an RN and now I'm continuing my BSN through Kaplan online. Best decision I made attending this school. Thank you Fortis College for helping me achieve my dream!!!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

We never had our graduation ceremony,we were promised for 3years still no ceremony,my Mother and 2 uncles passed away while waiting for my graduation,several students including myself deserve this as well as stipends we never received,for rose at largo campus kept our money..Furthermore ,I have called for three years and never has the situation been resolved.I want the rest of my family and children to see me walk across that stage ,I don't care what state it happens in .I will be contacting local t.v. stations newspapers regarding this..The damage is irreversible,for my Mother will never see her daughter walk across that stage.No one returns calls I'm doing being polite.please call me

3 out of 5
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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2017

The school overall is good plenty of room for improvement and change but certain teachers that where there made it possible to have an understanding of the subjects the staff is nice no issues there just finding the right teachers is the major issue .

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1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

First I would like to say I received my ASN and through the grace of God and his son Jesus I made it out. So the words I speak are not from a place of anger but is simply the truth. Fortis Montgomery East Dale, Is truly not a school you want to attend. I have watch some of the most intelligent people fail classes. When two or even seven fail a class maybe its the student. But when you have entire classes failing its the instructor. No one can make it out of the medical surgical classes, I mean the last four or five classes (entire class except one person fail) and some of these people have taken the class multiple times. It was so bad they gave do overs without charging. They fired a bunch of people. Didn't help because no one is looking at the real problem. The students are not being taught. I feel I made it because of Jesus, and the resource my aunt gave me who is a nurse. But for the price you pay you should be able to get all your resources from them.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Graduation Year: 2001

When i went it was Madvance , a leopard can change its spots but still is a leopard. This school is a scam , 30,000 dollars to go to a 2 year school , i was a single mother of 3 an i should of got some kind of help lil did i know it got everything an plus some 17 years later an only 10,000 dollars paid . Run from this school go to college with a accredited program. They are rip off . Plz research an look up this school on the BBB they are going bankrupt an changed their name ... plz if this helps 1 person im glad i ciuld help .. 

5 out of 5
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Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

Attending Fortis's Massage Therapy Program has been the best decision of my life. I cannot express the level of gratitude I have for Mrs. F.r, and especially Mrs. P. They truly care about each student. The level of education and training that has been provided to me has beyond exceeded my expectations. I have gained so much knowledge and felt more than prepared to take the MBLEX as well as start my career. As you near graduation career services helps you with resume writing, interview preparation and job placement. They go above and beyond as well. I was not confident in giving my resume out to potential employers until they showed me how to write an effective, short to the point resume that I am proud to hand out. I really cannot thank the Fortis Staff for the tremendous job they do and the profound impact they have had on me.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Graduation Year: 2016

Fortis Smyrna...I've read the other reviews and I felt the need to submit my own. In every place in life, you get out of it what you put in. There was a lot of turmoil and a lot of frustration with staff, but there was a huge lack of effort from so many students. Attitudes of ALL kinds and a mix of character. The students ranged from 20-50 yr old avg of 20 somethings... maturity is only that of the beholder and it is not "high school" it is life! Every school has its ups and downs, but I truly believe that I received a top notch education. Gossip is everywhere and what you see is not necessarily what is going on behind closed doors, good and bad. Everyday in my career I can still hear my instructors voices pushing me to be better, stronger, and more confident in my abilities. The students are all coming from different stages in their life and looking to succeed as best they can in their situations. Even the turmoil helped prepare me for "real life". I am grateful to EVERY instructor, even the one I hated the most. They taught me that most important in life is, seek and you shall find. If you can see obstacles as opportunities you will go far. I'm a huge fan of Fortis and the HYG program. I never agreed with the crap and want/ed this program to thrive. But it is a young department in which every term they seek to grow and improve. I believe that the biggest problem at Fortis, like everywhere else, it is run by humans. Ppl make mistakes and some are bullies and some are sweet and caring and helpful and bottom line, no matter how they go about their tasks, EVERYONE there truly does want the students to succeed! I'm thankful for Fortis Smyrna and I highly recommend this program. Don't read into all the bullsh** because everyone experiences everything differently. Ms. JL, I thank you for teaching me to shut my mouth and just say yes ma'am, I'm a better person and a great hygienist bc of it! BTW, the school part of your career is only the beginning... in practice is where you really are the RDH! Good luck!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Hygiene
Graduation Year: 2016

Dental hygiene program in Fortis College brought me to a complete new way of life: knowledge, professional skills, organization, speed and confidence in my profession). All the hard work that I invested into this program paid me back. With a new DH program director Mrs.G., the overall experience in this school was great. She does go an extra mile for every student. She will help to bring all your potential to maximum degree. Instructors are well trained and always put an effort to help students every time they asked for. I know this school very well since it was Medix as I graduated there in a dental assisting program. Mr.F. was my master instructor. He trained and motivated me highly that dentistry is in my blood now. Later I decided to go same school to achieve a higher degree in dentistry. It was some bumps at the beginning as the DH program still was a new one at this school. So I am an RDH now. You cant imagine how thankful I am to my director and instructors of Fortis college, my financial aid people who helped me to overcome all barriers in order to become a licensed dental professional in a state of GA. THANK YOU!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm so happy to say I'm no longer a student at the For your Money college, this school is a TERRIBLE place to invest your time and money, people walk off the street with no prior teaching experience and become a full time teacher on your dollars, are teacher constantly told use to Google are questions because she didn't know the answer because she never read the book that she was teaching from, I had teachers that would become angry if you asked questions period, I was told by serval faculty members that this is a self learning environment and you can teach yourself more than I can would laugh and walk away as if my time, future and money was a joke. The Dean of nursing is a narcissist that is just as less resourceful when you have a issue with your educational rights, don't go here with any expectations of passing the NCLEX unless you have outside help go check out the turn over rate for there instructors and passing rates for NCLEX I surely wish I knew these small helpful tips before I went, I had no previous background in nursing but always had a passion for caring for others and decided to attend that CIRCUS act. They have no working lab equipment, nor practical stimulation equipment that they promised when you do your walk through, the teacher didn't believe we needed to wear gloves during needle sticks and told us to do as we pleased during lab time, she would lie about students to other faculty members so they would give those students a hard time as well, they applied for sometime of grant which was a COG grant and later I found out this was illegal because I wasn't a associate degree student but they got the money, I graduated and was on the Dean's list for 3 terms and still had to take the NCLEX 2 times before I passed it, now that I'm working after only applying at 6 different facilities because not a lot of places hire graduates from Cincinnati Fortis because of there reputation of being incompatent, lacking in qualified skills, and there inability to train their students at the appropriate nursing entry level. Last but not to say the least when we went for our clinicals the sites would not even allow for us to do patient care because what was said was that a past instructors told one of there on staff nurses that we had experience with needle sticks and insulin injections and when several students where ask by the Director of Nursing before being allowed to perform the procedure what was the actual process of the procedure no one knew the correct degree of inserting the needle the Director told the instructor we can always observe but would not be allowed to perform the procedure because of the patient risk factors, the same instructor told us in the next class she forgot to show us what to do and if we had read the book the procedure some student said yes so she tried to encourage us to do it on each other, with no one willing to do it she became upset and said if you don't do it here we will not be allowed to do it at the facility!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

This school is a nightmare. The DOE, Terri had an affair with one of our classmates. From the moment you enter the door, unprofessional. The OBN has been all over them. They lie and could care less about your education, just taking your money. This campus goes through staff like crazy. They fire or run off amazing instructors and keep the poor ones. They have so many that don't teach. You'll wait and wait for class to begin and the instructor never shows. I wish someone had warned me.

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