Prism Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
After working as a Home Health Care provider for sometime, I decided to go back to school to pursue my career in nursing. The first term was challenging, but with the help of great instructors ( in class and Clinicals) determination and lots of studying I made it through. I recently sat for the Nclex and passed!!!! I am now looking forward to helping others.
My experience with Prism Career Institute was very positive. I really loved the structure of the program and the commitment of the Instructors, especially the Clinical Instructors. I felt like the Instructors really pushed us to be successful and offered tutoring and simulated learning exercises to help us develop the critical thinking skills needed for nursing. Unlike me, some students did not take advantage of these supportive services, and as a result, blamed the school or teachers for their lack of success. As for me, I took advantage of everything available resource Prism had to offer. As prior to attending Prism, I went to another Nursing School in the Philadelphia area, but what a mistake that turned out to be. Prism was far superior to that school and I learned so much being at Prism. I often found myself telling my classmates how good Prism was compared to other schools in the area. Thanks to my Instructors and a lot of hard work of my part, I passed my NCLEX on my first attempt and today I am working as a Nurse. For anyone preparing for the NCLEX, I would HIGHLY recommend that you purchase UWorld. It is absolutely worth the $50 and will help you pass the NCLEX exam. I hope that this review is helpful to someone who is looking to become a Practical Nurse.
I would recommend this program and school to anyone who is working as a CNA and thinking about upgrading the their skills to become an LPN. I worked as a CNA for 8 years, and one day I just decided that it was time to upgrade my skills and take my career to the NEXT LEVEL. I called Prism, and after two attempts, I passed the TEAS entrance exam and started school. The first term was easy because of my CNA background but the subsequent terms were increasing challenging. However, the teachers at Prism were great and they really assisted me with tutoring when I needed it. I worked had throughout the program and as a result, I was able to pass my NCLEX on the FIRST ATTEMPT. Now I have a job in the field practicing the things I learned at PRISM. I hope this will help another CNA reach their career goals.
This school has overall been a blessing to me. The staff here is amazing and although there were slight issues that any normal functioning school would have, i wouldn't have chosen another school. What you put in and make of your experience is truly your choice but it helps when you have an academic team who supports you and is there for you every step of the way. I feel like i have been prepared for this new journey in my life and this experience at prism with my teachers and the overall curriculum has made me feel confident and competent as a new graduate nurse!
I worked as a CNA for five years but I always wanted to further my career in nursing. I heard about Prism from a friend and decided to try the school. My overall experience as a student was great and I passed my NCLEX on the first trial. Congrats to me!!! If I can do it, then anybody can do it, if they put their minds to it. I had some wonderful instructors especially for my clinical teacher Ms. R. She taught me a lot of hands on nursing needed for the work environment. I also want to thank Ms. Marlene for her word of encouragement, and for helping find job. Thanks Prism.
Prior to attending Prism i was working as a Home Health Aide. Not satisfied with that position i decided to go back to school. I decided to go to Prism. During my time there i struggled with outside forces. Lost my father and wanted to quit. If it wasn't for the encouragement of the staff and my classmates i would've gave up. I am proud to say i completed the program and passed my boards on the first try.
Prior to attending Prism I was working as a Home Health Aide. Not satisfied with that position I decided to go back to school. I decided to go to Prism. During my time there i struggled with outside forces. Lost my father and wanted to quit. If it wasn't for the encouragement of the staff and my classmates I would've gave up. I am proud to say I completed the program and passed my boards on the first try.
I recommend Prism Career Institute! You get what you put in; study, study, study.... ( You will here negative reviews, however in my educational journey at Prism, I did not experience negativity except from individuals who were not putting up the effort). My experience helped me grow as a person professionally and academically. I recently graduated 7/2016 and passed the NCLEX first try 8/2016. It was challenging and trying at times but it is all worth it in the end! Prism has helped me accomplish my dream of entering the Nursing profession and is my stepping stone to a better future.
As a retail employee for 6 years I realized that I needed a career change, I enjoyed helping others and have always wanted to become a Nurse, so I took the leap and enrolled into Prism Career Institute. The faculty was great and the instructors were very knowledgeable and always willing to help. I had a great experience, many times frustrated but never gave up. I passed the Nclex on my first try and I am very proud to say that I am an LPN.
I started classes at Prism Career Institute(Philadelphia Campus) for the Practical Nursing Diploma program on 4/2015. I was terrified, I had been out of school for over 20 years and felt I would not be able to keep up with the demand. I was enrolled by Matt, an enthusiastic enrollment specialist who ensured me that I could do it. Despite all the negativity I've heard about Prism, I have always been the type of individual who believes you get out what you put in. There were times I wanted to give up and quit but I kept on chucking. I had the BEST teachers and clinical instructors who cared about my success, making themselves readily available if I needed tutoring or just a listening ear. As of 8/2/16, I am a LPN and passed my Nclex PN Boards on the first try!!!!! The best 15 months of my life. I highly recommend Prism to anyone who is looking to have a career and not just a job. Sidebar: This is NOT a paid testimony!!!! #truelifestory, #realfacts, #seeforyourself #motivatetodominate Thanks Prism....You Rock!!!!