Bryant & Stratton College Online Reviews
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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.
It's too expensive.The advisors con you into taking more classes than helping you get to the end result faster. Ex.."It's better to get your AAS 1st, then your BS!" Then the course requirements change every semester, which forces the books to change. This is a "For Profit" institution. Most of the instructors can not control their class rooms, especially in the more urban locations. It's ghetto pure ignorance!! They pass people just to get them out of their class, not because they are competent! Total waste of money and time since they sell you dreams of helping you find placements after graduation and they clearly don't!!
Horrible!! Teachers cant read or pronounce words. The instructor's give tests they don't even know the meaning to the words, procedures ect. Had to correct instructors several times. Substandard education inflated tuition. So not worth it go elsewhere save yourself the trouble. They hire anyone off the street. Some of these teachers need to take a entrance exam to work at this dump to prove they are competent. Which a majority of them aren't. Run I am not prepared for my career everything I know I learned on my own I pray I get a job n can learn there.
In thought by signing up for online classes to deal with my busy schedule it would be a perfect fit. However that is simply not the case with their classes and other areas of their schooling. First of all they are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE, if you have a community college near you, go there! One semester costs over 8k with half assed teaching and grading. There were times where my assignments wouldn't be graded for a week or two. The whole thing of writing full length responses to other students is ridiculous. Financial aid is a joke, have all your eggs in one basket and make sure you don't need your extra money anytime soon. They acre you over with that, TWO WEEKS AFTER THEY RECEIVE IT, THEN YOU GET IT, IT'S BROKEN UP TOO, SO every nine weeks you could get a check or direct deposit. Book buybacks is utter trash, how do you have books specifically for your school and you don't buy them back? They have students pay hundreds of dollars on books that they won't even accept back. I'm not continuing with them after this experience, AVOID IF YOU CAN!!!