Prism Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (63)
For those who want to pursue a career in nursing. Please look into other schools other than Prism, Philadelphia. The school was horrible! I just recently graduated and feel like this school does not have the equipment to help me successfully pass the NCLEX. The Administration is horrible from the DON with purple hair Tyra down to no instructors! They are quick to request for funds but will supply you with the books and other essential tools needed days prior to the term is over????? Don't let the facade fool you, the fancy sign, doors, and computers ( 50% of them do not work). They treat us like prisoners and children. If i can do it all over again, I would have chosen some place more reputable!! Like the old saying, " Nurses ate their young" well at prism, they devour, manipulate, and shred their students to pieces! Choose wisely avoid PRISM Philadelphia
This school is horrible! I would not refer anyone who is serious about a career to go there. They are all about money no one in the administration cares about the students. They give you textbooks then tell the instructors not to tech from them only the lecture notes that were provided by the DON Barbara Robinson. They pass students who have truly failed by providing answers to test. The staff and school are very unorganized!! Stay away if you can avoid this school don't waste your time and $28,000.
I completed the LPN program at Prism. Like with any school there are ups & downs . I found the one on ones to be helpful, for example if you need tutoring it will be provided. I learn better with teacher/student discussions so Mr.M. St. Joseph was my favorite teacher as he taught this was, unlike most others reading off power point. I wish we had more practical time in pediatrics & a bigger variety of clinicals than nursing homes, but i understand bringing students in this is not always possible. The LPN Program is a bit pricey, & the curriculum did seem to change with every term, but if you needed extra help it was always available & those who complain didn't utilize it. I found S.S. to be absolutely amazing, as well as Vivian Bettis- Her position was filled after i had graduated so we never met but she was super persistent in getting my resume out there & getting me multiple offers. Just use the resources available to you & you will have no problem graduating, passing your boards, & finding a job. One thing, I wish IV Therapy actually taught us phlebotomy instead of powe rpoints. That was a major gripe of mine. Also i wish they taught us to read EKG's, as I found the excuse that it was "on the job training" was used, but in my opinion wouldn't it be better to go into a job already having these skills?!
I'm attending the EHT campus for the Medical Assistant Program. I absolutely loved this school and its instructors. The program was challenging but I was able to keep up and pass every class with an A. I felt that I received the education I needed to be a medical assistant out in the world. I got great experience during my externship. The school has even helped me to get my resume out to assist in getting a job. I couldn't of been happier with my experience.
If you want to go to a school where you pay 27 thousand dollars for time, not education then Prism is the place for you. This school is HORRIBLE. In my time at Prism, they've had 3 D.O.Ns & no teachers. And then the teachers they do have does not know how to teach at all. Their only requirement for a teaching position is to be an RN (I've seen the job posting on fb). My class PN25 went TWO terms with no teacher. But you were required to just sit in class and do nothing because your hours that you are there are more important than the education. That's all that they care about is time. You will constantly hear the phrase "adult learners" as they treat you like children. You will constantly hear the word "professionalism" from the most unprofessional people ever. There is no protocol as they change the rules whenever they feel like it. For an example to pass the green light exam, you use to need a score of 70.5, but now you need a score of 73.5 because the school is on the verge of being closed down, so they're trying to put the pressure on the students. Bottom line, SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE. Not at Prism Career Institute.
Prism Career Institute has a fairly good program with a curriculum that gives you well enough knowledge to help you succeed on the NCLEX-PN and as an entry level nurse. The day program is 12 months and the evening program consists of 15 months. You really have to help yourself when it comes to making sure you understand each subject/class since the program is pretty fast-paced. I would recommend Prism to anyone willing to focus and quickly earn their PN license.
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.
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!!!!
I recommend going to this school. They have great teachers, a really good program by far. I had an excellent encounter with this school . They are very helpful and they know there stuff. They want you to succeed so they push you to do great things. All around this school would be rated a 10 to me . Prism Career Institute faculty are very nice , helpful , driven and experienced in all they do for their students . The Medical Assistant program is highly recommended . They want you to pass the certification test . They give you everything your going to need to study from books, notes, hands on and even study guides and most of all there personal experiences with the field of study. Totally recommend this school!!!!!!
Prism is an awesome school. Of course, everything doesn't always come easy but its well worth the hard work that pays off in the long run. I would highly recommend Prism to anyone who is looking for a nursing program to start their nursing career whether its CNA or LPN. I'm grateful and thankful for attending this program, because I actually learned everything that I needed to in order to pass my NCLEX-PN. Coming from a different nursing program that didn't completely prepare me, or even try to go above an beyond to see what was challenging to me. Prism accomplished that. I've met some wonderful people here that only wants best for you and will continue to push you through when everything seems unmanageable. Giving a special Thank You individually to Mrs. S., Ms. Marlene, Mrs. R,, Ms. L., Mrs. S. and also our New DON Mrs.B. for understanding and helping in anyway possible such as tutoring sessions, or guidance counseling.