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Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2015

Fraudulent....just after your money. Quit and went to gcc for 75 percent less. Got CMA for 3500 instead of 15,000. Instructors out a lot...looking at films. Used bate and switch to get more monies. Used pressure tactics to get you to enroll. I actually had instructor tell me the place was being investigated.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

So my 60 credit accelerated classes are not recognized by the Philadelphia School district or Keystone Stars....waste of money! My center is closing down as of December 12th. But the teachers are great and very helpful. A lot of colleges do not expect these credits so now I will have a hard time transferring to a university for a bachelors.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Terrible, waste of time. Most of the so called teachers and clinical instructors either have no idea what they are doing or they are the most miserable people you will ever run into. "Clinical instructor" if that's what they want to call her was terrible, rushing you around expecting you to do things you have not been taught, just stands there and looks at you and gives no advice or direction on what to do, very rude in front of patients, just miserable all the way around. Clinical days filled with nothing but drama because of the terrible "instructor". Trust me you can't learn in this kind of environment ! Beware of this "school" think twice before signing up! I wish I had just gone for my RN at the community college. Would not even give one star if that was an option!

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1 out of 5
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Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2011

Went to school around 2010 2011 stayed for two and a half years for Paralegal studies which they now no longer offer they were ghetto a rip off they cared more about the day classes then their night classes they never offered their Paralegal class internships to any law firms so I never got to practice what I learn which by the way was nothing towards the end they started making up classes that had nothing to do with the course they kept changing teachers and people who run them we were taught by so called teachers and lawyers who did not no what they were doing I did have one good law professor and that was Dave Kline he tried his best to do what he could so that we could get the best experience and get our monies worth but he could only do but so much. None of the people I graduated with got paralegal jobs I remember one time they lost their accreditations and was on probation I want to go back to school but I'm afraid that other schools would look at my transcripts and shake their heads I learned nothing from that hole in the wall and also I'm staring to wonder if my associates degree is even real .DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL GO TO A REAL SCHOOL BECAUSE I DONT EVEN CONSIDER IT TO BE A COLLEGE Its a playground for ghettoness I went to the one in Upper Darby PA stay away or you will regret it I sure am and I never did find a job what I studied for smh

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Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015

Prism is a joke and a waste of good money. They sell this school as if your buying a car. The teachers are very unprofessional with no teaching experience. The rules get bent for certain students. They passing people with 40-60 grades when a passing grade is cleay a 75. Unorganized no structure new rules every week over charging administration doesnt make it any better they do nothing about the complaints they need to shut this school down

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Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015

Prism is the worst school ever don't waste your money they are liars,  unorganized, they omit a lot of info until after you sign your paper work. They hire teachers with no teaching experience, you dont get your grades until sometime next term, so you don't know if you pass or fail so you will get pulled out of class. The administration never answers your questions and you won't know your clinical site untill the day before and it could be up to 50 miles away in another state so you better have a car and plenty of gas money and Thats if they have a site available at all like worst school ever go to your local community college its cheaper and more reputable

1 out of 5
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Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2014

My company hired a new grad from Prism Career Institute based on the 'reviews' that a teacher and Career/Student services rep gave. The employee was poorly prepared for an entry position in nursing, quit with no notice, stole our equipment, and hangs up when we attempt to contact her to complete documentation, which we will be reporting to the State Board of Nursing. I wouldn't hire another grad from this school if THEY paid ME.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Graduation Year: 2014

I guess I should say this is only my opinion and use the word alegedly so Prism don't sue me for this!! The school director was a lawyer but was told that he lost his law license!! And another old teacher lost his doctors license to! and they are both still there working!! I just passed the NCLEX today and that got me thinking of Prism. Prism was of minimal help and a huge waste of money. IF YOUR THINKING ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL THERE READ THIS FIRST. I believe I'm a fair person and honest. The admission department will tell you how great the school is and thr school director and nursing director treat you so nice until they have you as a student thats when the real side is seen. I'm not going to name names b/c if your not a student there, it don't matter but I had only 2 really great teachers and of those only 1 is still working there because he cares about his students and is honest and real and knows alot. One other good teacher resignated. He told me he was tired of there was no organisation and even if your 0.1 point away and work extra hard, the director won't allow your teacher to pass you b/c they get more money if u repeat a class. 1 teacher they had was a psycho b/c he was in the marines or army and must of gone nuts. I found out he was fired on x-mas eve! Nice thing to do isn't it? But a older man who is STILL there teaching fondled student breasts when doing ekg's. This is public knowlege and is on the internet just google Dr R Prism Cherry Hill and read it your self! He even lost his doctor license and was charged with weapons charges to!! Enough said. You want to be around people like that in a unorganized over priced school?? Better to go to community college and get in to a pre-RN program. You will save money. LPN's don't do much anymore. On my clinical Prism had me passing out food trays each day and 90% junk stuff. Your best off studying by your self! I did NOT pass the NCLEX b/c of Prism. I past b/c I studied my ass off on my own. They did not help much finding me a job. Alls they did was look online like on monster and carreer builder. I could of done that!! So like I said, they lie to you, rip you off, have a SEX CRIMINAL teaching and there clinical sights waste your time IF they find you one. Go to school to be a RN instead

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011

Btw, I never graduated! Long story short, I completed the course may 2010, when I was told to come back to take a class that I should have taken, but they failed to tell me that! I was supposed to be waiting to go on my internship. Next class did not start until August! by then I had a different job working late hours, which is when my classes were, at night, so it was a struggle for me to make the class. I finally finished the class, it took about a month. And I had to wait another month for internship. About 3 days before I was supposed to start my internship, I found out I was pregnant! I was working my regular job and doing the internship, which may I add was 35 mins from my house and an hour away from my job. I had to work overnights at my job and work mornings at the internship. Mind you, I told the person in charge of internship that I was pregnant. Just telling her just because. But later down the line, I was so tired I was falling asleep behind the wheel! Very dangerous! I told her could I work less hours at the internship or find somewhere closer because I can't be falling asleep while driving! Pregnancy makes you even more tired! She said no and we all have to make sacrifices to get what we want, are you Effin serious! I unfortunately lost the baby about a month later, which i proved to the "dean" or whomever because I stopped going to the internship because I was not about to kill myself! Once again, they did not care! I said I wanted to complete the internship so I could graduate. They basically gave me the run around and I never finished. Wasted $17,000 with these school loans. Go to a local college, MUCH CHEAPER and they seem to care more. They kick so many people out and don't care, because once the loan clears, they can do whatever they want! I'm trying to find a way to take these idiots to court!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Graduation Year: 2010

I went to Prism Career Institute Egg Harbor Twp (AC, NJ) location. I was there in 2010 to get a certification in Medical Billing and Coding so I could leave the retail job I had at the time. Not only does the school not offer this course anymore but they did NOT help me find a job!!! I only went to the school because they said after graduation, which I missed because I was NEVER told about it, they would help you find a job. I completed the coursed, 3.8/9 GPA with only maybe 2 missed classes, compleded the internship and 4 years later, still do not have a job in the field. About a year or so after I graduated, I did receive a phone call from the school saying that they had an interview for me, at the place where I completed my internship. (The place where I completed my intership said they did not need my services after the internship was completed and hired someone else.) This was the only phone call or help I received in trying to find a job. (I have been able to find full-time employment elsewhere but not the field I studied and paid for and NOT with the help of the school). Don't waste your time with this school!!!!!!

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