Bryant & Stratton College Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (63)
This school seemed great with multiple locations and advertises as being very flexible for working adults. My first semester went by fine, but when I started the actual nursing program everything became very hectic and unorganized. Most of the faculty are great and helpful but the faculty itself are not given the needed resources or knowledge and the curriculum is sporadic. The faculty are not held to specific standards and basically do whatever they want. Instructors often came to class unprepared and did not follow the syllabus which in turn made students unpreparec. This is unacceptable in an accelerated program because the syllabus is the only thing students are given to prepare. I don't often go into class feeling very prepared and sometimes even ahead to find out that not only am I not prepared I'm 2 weeks behind. The school also advertises as being very flexible for working adults, it is not. Students are given blocks of classes and you have to choose from a block and they are not flexible whatsoever. Within those blocks there will be up to approximately four classes including one or two clinicals. Faculty will often schedule classes outside of normal class hours for scheduling reasons. When you cannot attend these classes most faculty our understanding however sometimes times it is mandatory and you will receive negative points if you do not attend. We were once told the day before when the next day's class . You are given a nursing handbook with all the rules and regulations and also a syllabus for each class. The school does not follow the nursing handbook and the faculty do not follow the syllabus on a regular basis. Once again for an accelerated program this can make things very difficult for an already working adult. I would not recommend this school for working adults and even the young adults that I met while attending had an extremely hard time following the curriculum. Faculty is often updated on a regular basis per semester due to problems and when you do have a problem personally you will have a hard time getting any answers. The school is so unorganized not one person knows the answer and knows who to go to to get an answer. A lot of the students from past semesters in current semesters find themselves unprepared to take the NCLEX. The NCLEX passing rate for this school is very low and the student graduate rate for this school is very low. I would advise anyone researching schools to look into the graduation rates for the schools. Also always make sure that your school is accredited. Every semester we lost approximately half of the class, some students came back the next semester but the majority of them did not. Whether you fail or not you still have to pay so you'd want to make sure that the school you decide to go to is appropriate for your situation otherwise you will end up uneducated and with more bills.
My experience here was great, but I feel it could have been better. Most of my teachers were amazing and had great resources; they gave me great feed back and one of my teachers provided mini games for studying which I loved and thought was really effective. I did only have one teacher that gave little to no feedback, and did not provide much assignments so we could elaborate more on what we were learning. For example, our final consisted of filing a claim which included adding a CPT code. You would think that we would have assignments that consisted of filing claims or coding through out the course. Nope! Thankfully I had a text book that told you what to put where on the claim, and she provided the code and I got an A, but I might of just got an A because she was too lazy to take the time and grade it. This was a billing and reimbursement course too; one of the main subjects that I have to understand for this career. I passed the class though and the class I took afterwards reviewed billing and reimbursement again, so my knowledge on the topic is satisfactory. There is a problem with some of the multiple choice quizzes! I have had experience in one particular class where I know I answered a question right, but it would say it was a different answer. It sounds ridiculous, but I would double check in the text book after the quiz and I was in the right, not the quiz. The career services is awesome; this one woman J helped me prepare for an interview, and I was nervous for it, but she was supportive and gave great feed back during our mock interview which I believe greatly improved my interviewing skills. I am graduating in 4 days; it was a great experience, it was not perfect, but I was not expecting it to be.
This is ridiculous I have been having technical issues due to the instructor messing up on his set up for the class. I do the assignments he claims he hasn't received them I send evidence of them being done as confirmation and yet the instructor still gives me a 0 rather then heading it. I fear I will be failing out due to situations that are out of my control
I've been to three schools and this one has been the worst. The program director has to be the most useless woman on the planet. There are about 3 good instructors the rest are garbage. I might not even finish here because you aren't taught. You have to teach yourself. The biggest thing is that it always feels as if the teachers aren't actually there to help you, espically the director. It's always your fault when the whole class fails a test because you didn't study right. DO NOT GO HERE. IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!
Please, just do not do this to yourself. I've been to real colleges. This is a horrible RN program. Let me explain with examples. 1. I watched them accept LPN students with no placement testing, take their money, fail them out the second week because they weren't on a higher math level. 2. The instructors care, but nothing they say will matter either. They let go of the good ones. In 15 weeks, you might have 3 instructors for one class. Good luck. 3. Orientation is a joke. It's a complete waste of time. You have to go though. 4. 90% of the people you start with will be gone by the time you're close to finishing. 5. You'll get ATI exams that can fail you in a class, even when they do not apply to the concept matter you have learned in that class. Example: you get nutrition exam in lifespan class. 6. They talk about not reporting them to the ANA, go to them first. They don't do anything when you go to them. Just call ANA.
This is a good school to attend but some of the instructors are rude and don't care about the students. You have some Instructors that will help you to pass and some that won't even give you a chance. I have been attending this school going on 2 years heading into my last semester and this is the worse experience I've had with an instructor! Some of the course work is difficult sand being that we don't have enough time to learn the instructor should understand and at least give you credit! I understand this is a college it's not supposed to be easy but when you have a instructor that is real inconsiderate and just don't care that is my problem. Overall not a bad college.
I am currently in the nursing program. It is COMPLETELY unorganized. Material given is NOT helpful for preparing for the test (for nursing classes), specifically ATI. I understand as nurses, we do not get study guides, but AT LEAST give us some resources. Nursing tests are already difficult but being that tests here are made from instructors and looked over by program director, it's just even harder. I am in a lifespan course...but get this...the class is required to know ATI nutrition material. Guess what? WE ARE NOT TAUGHT NUTRITION in this class AND they do not offer a nutrition course. I do feel like coming here was a big mistake. I've been trying to get back into nursing since 2014 and when I finally thought I found a legit school, I get screwed over. I understand the program is accelerated but GEEZ! Give us some time for the information "taught" to be marinated! They literally "teach" (better yet, show us on a vague powerpoint presentation) and quiz us minutes later like WTF? I am a visual learner. I need to write things down and repeatedly review information for it to stick. I need my flash cards and I feel as if I can't study how I need to study. This whole ATI mess is a rip off. Book is really direct, which is a good thing BUT it's soooooo vague and soooooooooooooooo condensed. When I make flash cards, I am literally rewriting the book. It's like you can't really review for ATI exam because everything is so short and sweet. HELLOOOOO WE ARE NURSES! WE NEED MORE INFORMATION!!!! This school needs to be audited.
I have heard from other students that other programs are great however the Nursing program, both LPN and RN are extremely un-organized. The school is advertised as versatile and capable of catering to people with responsibilities such as work and children. They make it sound like a wonderful school, but once you get in, the red flags are endless. The school is not versatile and you do not get what you are paying for. They want you to buy books that they do not even use. Some instructors are great, but many others do not even have the qualifications to properly teach the course. I am a current student in my final semester and i hope i make it out with a degree, i have lost over 1/2 of the classmates that i started with. I feel like i am paying them so much money, just to teach myself :( Students that have graduated are having issues finding jobs. Once you sign the papers on that first day, you are obligated to pay whether you attended or not. Only after you sign those papers and meet your instructors, do you realize what a horrible mistake you have made and now you have to pay for it!
I think that all these bad reviews are from lazy people who feel that the degree should just be handed to them. I have had nothing but helpful, encouraging instructors. Whenever I have not understood something,I emailed or called my instructor and most of the time received a response right away. Of course you are teaching yourself. It is an ONLINE school. What did you expect. If you don't have the mental capacity to learn from the discussions ND assignments you are screwed, and are wasting your time. I agree that the discussions are tedious sometimes but, it is what it is. I have seen what my classmates post. The words they use are at a fifth grade level at best. I research every discussion topic above and beyond the lecture material. I post an entire page, with examples, and my classmates post 3 sentences. That is what annoys me. And when we ask each other questions, none of them can form an educated response to keep the discussion going. This is not the fault of the instructors. It is grown adults being lazy, trying to get a degree but, not putting forth the effort to do anything productive to earn it. The posts where people say it is two years later and you still haven't found a job in your field, how is that possible? I emailed career services and they are helping me find one as we speak, and I haven't even graduated yet. Again you have to put forth the effort. Most employers want people with experience. Therefore,having career services help you, is what you need to do. My only complaint is the ignorant students they allow in this school. Ghetto language, and the fact that I work my butt off and these other students just do a half-baked job and still pass. I tired to befriend a fellow classmates, and she was so annoying and negative. Always complaining about the assignments, the instructor, etc. And always asking me for the answers. She would ask the instructor for help , and since the instructor did not just tell her the answer, but told her where to find it, she complained to the academic advisor and the advisor told her the instructor did nothing wrong. I laughed at that then blocked her on everything. I am here to earn my degree not be dragged down by someone else's negativity. Bottom line is if you are attending this school, you are an adult. Step up to the plate, don't do a half-baked job,and don't complain about the cost. Nothing is free, this is America. You are going to lay no matter what college you go to. You fell it isn't worth it because you don't put forth the effort to make it worth it. Grow up people!
Don't ever go here for nursing. EVER. This school cares nothing about the students and all about the money. They are not helpful whatsoever and will never admit when they are wrong. I would never recommend anyone to this school because the experience I've had was horrible. They take nothing that the students say seriously. When I reached out about an issue I was experiencing they completely ignored me and shut me out like they did with every other student. I heard nothing but horrible things about this college but thought that maybe my experience would be different. I was sadly mistaken. Don't give them your money. They don't deserve it.