Bryant & Stratton College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
Listen this school is not for you if you do not like being disrespected. This school is not for you if you do not like wasting time and money. This school is not for you if you are African american. This school is not for you if you do not like kissing a**. This school is not for you if you expect the Dean to be reasonable in her decisions to help you stay a good student. This school is not for you if you expect to be tested on everything you were lectured in class and told to study. This school is not for you if you are looking for support from your instructors to help you be successful in your classes. This school is only for people that like being told that they are too confident and that they are tired of b******. Since I have been at this school i have been disrespected by staff and other students. Then when you go to the dean to look for different ways to resolve the issue she does not agree with you. But don't let other students that you have never ever had a conversation with tell her something you will be called in to have a meeting with her. In that meeting she will tell you that you need to change other peoples perception of you. Even after you let her know that one of the other students put their finger in your face and told you that you do not belong in their group. Do not go here!! there are many other colleges that charge you half the price of their credits and you can finish early. Oh and they are accredited!! Just do your research. I know nursing school is hard and I understand that but I have never ever been told by a white instructor that I need to go to a different school because their are more African american students there!!
I have no idea on where to start here, first I guess I will start with the student advisors who were all absolutely wonderful along with Financial aid! Now to actually speak for the rest. There was one teacher who the students adored and unfortunately, she had to leave due to family reasons and she will be highly missed. There was another instructor who was hired and I enjoyed them as an instructor only to find out they ended up leaving quickly after they started.....this paints the pictures for the rest of this. There were 2 nursing instructors who were and there for their students if you reach out to them and most of the lab instructors are great as well. However, in the other classes I took, the instructors seemed as though they don't care to help and if they do "help" they give you really no instructions on what to do about the situation at hand or seemed to really care which is the sad part because the majority of the students are grown adults and yet we as students are treated as elementary students. All you ever hear is well this is nursing school and we didn't receive help or guidance so neither will you and you'll have to figure it out yourselves. Ok? So this makes total sense right? A bunch of students who have never been an RN trying to understand the material being taught and what to read and how to comprehend who is being taught only to take the final and realize everything is wrong? So this is supposed to help us as students learn right? WRONG! Oh and also let me tell you that if you happen to see an instructor outside of school you better run in the opposite direction because unless you are in their "clique" they will make up lies and then you get kicked out of the program without even being asked what happened from your point of view. The school says that they are there for the students when they have problems with instructors, classes, other students, personal issues, etc. but they will use anything against you to allow for the next potential "student" because now they have your money and don't care anymore about you. It really is a crying shame that the people who work there that have "no pull" are there for the students 1000000x more than the higher up people in management spots that are able to call the shots on who's in the program and who's out. So thanks B&S for having my eyes opened to see how you really run your establishment, for only listening to people to work for you (who you pay to be there) instead of the student (who pays A LOT OF MONEY to be there), and causing my life to be shambles and now in a ton of debt. If you choose to go here beware to not receive help from most of the instructors, be ready to stay to yourself and don't make any friends who try to be social to help your classmates, and stay quiet during your classes unless asked a direct question because you will have to watch your back every step of the way to ensure you won't be on the "radar". Good luck to everyone and I wish you the very best!
I am truly sorry that I started this program at Bryant Stratton. This program is absolutely worthless and in my first and second semesters our class literally learned next to nothing. The instructors treat you very poorly. You will get put down and embarrassed in this "college." This has to be the biggest waste of money and time that I have thrown out the window in many years. What a total mistake. Do yourself a favor and apply anywhere else but here. This college is interested in taking your money (as it is a FOR-profit college) and throwing you under the bus when any little thing goes awry. You WILL be told that the instructors "Don't fail you. The students fail THEMSELVES." None of the course material is neither on track nor organized. My experience here has been an enormous disappointment. I would not recommend this college to my worst enemy. It's a total clown show.
I am the PARENT of a student who is currently attending Bryant and Stratton. My daughter has experienced some of the same negative experiences listed by others and she hasn't even been there 4 weeks. They do rush you into their programs BUT what they don't tell you is how they break down the financial aid so that the student receives NOTHING and is even put into debt unless they of course attach their "grant" money to it. They've forced the students to purchase books ONLY THROUGH THEIR BOOKSTORE and if not they the STUDENT has to go OUT-OF-POCKET because they're NOT giving any financial aid money instead their "grant" gets reduced! They've basically figured out a way to isolate all of their students financial resources and then make them THINK they're looking out for their best interests! They're charging for Master level courses $600+ dollars per credit hour for Undergraduate level courses, OUTRAGEOUS! That's what I pay as a Master's student myself that goes to a Major University and dare I say it, I GET A REFUND CHECK, I'M ALLOWED TO PURCHASE MY OWN BOOKS! My daughter isn't even in the degree program she wants to be in yet, which is Nursing. She's taken what they call "prerequisite" courses, so GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT THEY CHARGE FOR DEGREE COURSES. Now I know why they're so in a rush to get a student enroll. Bryant and Stratton is bank rolling BIG TIME off of each student!
I was 44 finally raised my children, quit my job, and ready to be able to solely focus on what I had waited to do my whole life! I drove 1 hr and 20min daily and even longer to clinical each way. Was on the deans list. Received attendance certificates regularly. Our DON change 3-4 times while I attended BS. In 3rd semester I got had an almost flat tire exiting the Hwy 5 miles from school, stopped filled it, got to school 6 min late on exam day was denied that exam. A fellow student was 5 min late but given the exam. The 0 for that exam literally caused me to flail that class by 1%. My grade prior was that strong. I just had to suck it up and move on. Knowing all instructors just rescheduled students for missed exams was protocol, and another student had been late didnt make a difference in my appeal. 4th semester my grandson born premature at less than 3 lbs a week old was having seizures and we didnt know if he would survive.I was at my clinical site my last day of clinicals. I asked my preceptor if I could start early so I might leave early and I would also call instructor to request same, she was fine with that. When instructor arrived she gave me permission to leave early and later said she did not and I was accused of leaving my clinical site early without permission and being academically dishonest That meant 2 failed nursing classes and I was dismissed from the nursing program 3 weeks prior to completing 4th semester. I academically passed everything, I got Level 3 on ATIs. The DON sat across from the table and said I was a liar! I showed up to a full 8 hours of my clinical knowing the condition of my first born, and only grandchild as I took my education seriously and knew other situations of fellow students with this school and my previous experience. I was not going to just walk out of a clinical site. The instructor did finally admit she had given me permission to leave when I had proof, she had accidentally emailed me her own personal notes where she had written down the events of that day. However, when presented that I was then cited with a violation of having my cellphone on my person, and using it at a clinical site! I did have it, and I only used it outside on my break to text my instructor. The preceptor actually had me give my daughter the direct number to the room I was working in so I could be called in case of an emergency! The worst part was that the preceptor would discuss her personal relationships etc and was not very professional and I was a little Leary to speak with my instructor as some of the staff there knew my instructor for many years. In the end the preceptor who should have been writing weekly evaluations and did not, then stated I had not requested to leave early, and a few other thing on my final evaluation unfavorable to me. Now if I was doing poorly I would think, I would not have been allowed to administer medications, etc on my own as I had been doing and she would have brought some of this to someones attention prior to 2 was after my last clinical day? It was a huge conspiracy of people at the clinical site trying to cover the instructor who allowed me to leave then lied for fear of being caught lying and when I could prove she lied BS had to save face to hold on to that instructor so they made up another reason. I recorded my meeting with them. They were insulting, rude, and demeaning. I have never had a group of people try so hard to belittle me in my life. I had instructors in every other class I had taken there supporting me and were disgusted by this whole situation, however also fearful of losing their jobs due to who was in charge of the nursing program at that time. I have the financial ability to obtain legal counsel to file a lawsuit, however I am not that person. Now BS calls me on a regular basis to ask if I would like to take the LPN program? Really? $30,000 is an expensive life lesson to learn how cruel and dishonest people are in this world. However, I chose not to be a disgusting person, I have paid the majority of it and I hold my head high and my conscious is clear because I know I didnt do wrong and I do have integrity, morals, and ethics.
The Nursing Program at Bryant & Stratton College in Eastlake OH is a joke. This school continuously and repeatedly "misplaces" student's sensitive personal information including transcripts, causing the student to have to pay out of pocket to replace it. The school did not have clinical instructors in place prior to the start of the semester, which caused several students to be set back in required clinical hours. When instructors were finally hired, they were not trained in the hospital setting, nor on the computer system used. If a student does choose to pursue the nursing program here, please be sure to get in the instructor's and the program directors good graces, because favoritism runs rampant here. A student that just happened to buy an instructor's house was afforded another opportunity to take a test that the rest of the student's did not. While "remediation" students for a math test, the program coordinator did not know the required formula. Nursing tutors fail out of the program. Class size drops by half from one semester to the next. One can attempt to get assistance from some of the instructors,and while they state that they offer it, they do not. Notes provided by some instructors do not correspond to what is being taught (as in referring to page numbers that were completely wrong), nothing is organized, the program director sends out emails regarding math testing to the wrong people, sends things months late..... the list sadly goes on. Oh yes, and the school is on provisional approval from the state board of nursing due to graduating students failing to pass the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt. All of this while collecting tens of thousands per student, while failing students by points, or fractions of points.
To start off this place is a joke. Teachers get excited about when they can fail students, and when you go to talk to the Dean she treats you as if you are 8 years old, dismisses you right away as if no one can talk bad about her staff. Also there is no one that is above her that you can talk too, even in New York they won't do anything. SO the Dean can do whatever she wants. This is the most unprofessional school that I have ever attended. Then was told that the LPN/LVN program was accredited when it is not. This school just lures people here so that they can get their money. And the commercial and everything says their schedule is flexible which is another lie. There are a few teachers that I have absolutely enjoyed and have learned a lot from but aside from that, like stated above, most of the teacher get their jollies from failing students. BUT if you kiss their butt they might let you pass.
This school is a waste of money. Their slogan "for every & in life" is bullshit. They tell you what you want to here to acquire your financial aid and out of pocket money and they have no intention on working with your schedule. I highly recommend ANYBODY not to come to this school. It's a waste of time and money. You have to teach yourself and your convenience is always disregarded. The teachers are very inconsiderate of any family crisis. They have unrealistic and almost impossible to obtain expectations. If you are a hands on type of person, this school is not for you. You have to teach yourself everything on your own time. Nobody answers your emails when you have legitimate questions or concerns that are time sensitive. Nor are they available when you show up in the office to inquire. None of the directors know their job in and out to be able to answer your questions and they always have to ask someone else for reassurance. Answers are half a** and inaacuarate at times. The whole experience was a waste. The only thing I'm learning is that sometimes it's better not to go the fast route or cut corners at all costs. It costs you more here to get nothing out of it.
The nursing program in the Milwaukee region is horrible. Do not waste your money here. The Dean of Nursing is an absolute joke, there was a student kicked out for blatantly using their cell phone on an exam. Guess who was cleared by the Dean to re-enter the program, yup that's right the same student who was caught outright cheating. All they care about is getting your money. They sell the program as being flexible but this is far from the truth. The nursing scheduling is done in blocks. You are able to submit a preference sheet, but you are at their mercy where you get placed and it is up to you to figure out how to make things work with childcare, a job, etc. Also, you often will not know your clinical site until a few days before it actually starts. When it comes to the instructors there are some good ones but with the majority it comes down to whether or not they like you. If they like you they will bend over backwards for you. If they don't they will make things as difficult as possible for you and set you up for failure. Good luck of the Dean of Nursing doesn't like you, she will advise the instructors to look for reasons to dock you points and to fail you. The ADN program lacks consistency, with the addition of many other programs these inconsistencies are likely not to be addressed. Save yourself the money, frustration, and stress. There are plenty of other programs in the area that will view you as a person rather than another dollar.
First off, I guess I didn't believe the Advisor when she told me that I wouldn't be able to work while attended the program. This college is horribly expensive and caters mostly to the right out of high school crowd. They say they cater to working families, but it simply isn't true. They schedule you into 'blocks' that don't necessarily work out for home/work/ school balance. Second, I have a hearing deficit. I didn't think it necessary at first to have an ADA counselor, but soon found that not to be true. After talking to the ADA counselor who is also the Dean of Nursing, nothing was done to accommodate me. I have filed complaints with the ADA (response pending). I was only able to check off on competencies using a SIM man. Being competent listening to a machine vs. a real human does not give me confidence that I will be able to go out into the world and apply my knowledge to real life situations. The professors were, for the most part, great. They all had something different to contribute to your education. The problem is that B&S treats them so poorly, that they can't retain any of them, so each new semester consists of a new professor trying to 'learn' what they need to teach us. I am switching schools, but after completely one semester, I am already way more in debt than I should be. Don't let the idea of finishing earlier than most schools entice you into attending this school It will just take you more time in the long run. Financial services is awful. They make mistakes they shouldn't, and average response time with my financial aid advisor was 1 1/2 weeks. Around the time you are supposed to clear for the next semester, that is absolutely horrendous.