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1st quarter was great and I had no trouble but once we went on to 2nd quarter it all went to hell. They hired 2 new instructors that did not have experience teaching or even knew what they were talking about, both of them were just reading out of the book or other past teachers notes from the year before. One teacher had a very thick accent and she was very hard to understand and kept mispronouncing the words. The other teacher that taught pharmacology (which is a very important subject) was asking the students to find the answers to other students questions because she did not know, her "lecture" was just having us highlight what was highlighted in her book. All in all everything is just going down hill from there and lots of students in my quarter are not happy but we are stuck having to go through with all this until we graduate because then all this time and effort will be wasted. The dean of our school said that if we do not complete the program then they will not release our credits of the classes we have already completed to other schools. Everyone at that school is very unorganized and contradict everything they say.
I did not receive in depth classroom knowledge. The externship was a big joke literally. The certification exam thats included in the tuition is not honored by most companies. AAPCs certification Coding exam is three hundred dollars, plus $100 for the membership fee, etc, and its not included in the tuition. Youre better off enrolling into a Community College. Oh and did I mention Im still unemployed?
Good luck with that place. If, I had a chance to do this over, I would have taken a different route. Mislead by their admission staff, and then lack of real facilities to do my externship for xrays. The last three months has been a total waste of my time. Don't do it. If you want to pursuit an education in this field go to Pima or a community college.
Brightwood college was a great experience, my instructor was very profesional,coordinated,and helpful when it came to teaching inside and outside of campus. Career services was very helpful as well, thanks to S, she help me send my resume to offices and would keep me update to any job qualifications, i am now working at what i love to do and enjoy it.
This school is super unorganized. There is one woman providing academic assistance to every program, and she has no clue what she's doing. They need more than one academic dean. One term she tells you one thing, 10 weeks later Whoops! She tells you something totally different. They let anyone attend, seriously ghetto students, and some of the teachers are terrible. If you are going to pursue RT, chose a different school.
Take my advice "DO NOT ENROLL INTO the MEDICAL BILLING & CODING PROGRAM"! You are better off investing your money into a Community college. The extern site didn't really allow me to practice medical billing, and didn't offer coding. I am still unemployed, and not receiving no feedback after submission of my resume to hundreds of employers. You don't receive your diploma / certificate at the graduation ceremony, have to wait two months later. At this point stressed out / depressed is an understatement. Protect your sanity and save your money! Thank me later.
I had the best experience at Brightwood College. I had the best instructors who were always there when I needed help both in school and were always there to listen and give advice if I were having a personal issue. Career services was very helpful as well. They sent my resume out to several employers until I found a job and even after I got a job . Very blessed to have found this school.
From the 1st visit, the orientation and open house through the financial department, the personal have been wonderful, helpful and understanding. As I have no medical training to start with, I am impressed by the flow of the curriculum. The units are done body area by body area...so clear and understandable. I am excited every class because I understand it and its progressive.
The LPN program in Indianapolis is a joke DONT GO!! They have a Hessi test that is given to determine if you go to the next quarter or not. I don't understand how this test can determine if you will be a great nurse or not. You can have a 100% in the class but if you fail the Hessi V1 or V2 you fail the whole course with a Zero so you have to pay for the course again and this is in the second quarter. Who does this! You want even cover 90% what will be on the test you are set up for failure. They calculate your grades all wrong, the school it pro instructor and against student who pay money to get education. The instructors are thrown in without any skills on teaching what needs to be done.
Teacher are great! But doesn't teach much. They money is definitely not worth it and also they will say anything to you to get you to sign up and go! But will lie about the total amount and stuff! Another thing can never get a hold of anyone and extern is awful! They didn't tell me I had an interview until the day of!