Bryant & Stratton College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (39)
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.
Please do not attend this college or this program. Power points is all they use. We don't use the text books and all we did modules on LEXIS Nexis when the teacher knows this program and could have used it in the class room as visual learning. Waste of money. I will never use this degree because I did not learn a thing.
I am currently going online and to be honest this school is too expensive smh I am having a issue with making up work because the bad weather we have been having lately I fell behind on some assignments my instructor just gave me a zero however I noticed other students fallen behind she is willing to work with them I am not happy at all and I feel like I have been overlooked. Go to a community college they are more understanding and willing to work with you.
I loved the MA program at Bryant! I have heard reviews across the board, but my personal experience at Bryant was great. The instructors were very kind and informative. They were extremely helpful and actually care about your success. Of course there were courses that were difficult, but there was always someone there to help you. There were many tools as well to help. My time flew by and I graduated in August this year. I am continuing on for my BHA in November. There are many different learning styles that each instructors will use. Visual and hands on learning were definitely taught.
This school will give you more stress, than it is worth. Bryant and Stratton Parma Campus BSN program is the worst decision I have ever made. The program director is the worst person I have ever meet. There are maybe 2 good nursing teachers and the rest are garbage. I feel like I have learned nothing all of my time here. It is the worst experience of my life. Mrs. D is one of the teacher in the biology departments and she is the best person and the best teacher in the whole world. I LOVE MRS. D!! Other than Mrs.D this school has been a complete wast of time. I usually do not read these kind of things, but I should have before I signed up. Nursing school is very tough and chaotic, but this school likes to take it to a new level. The clinical experience is good, but it is also chaotic. They are very unorganized and they are very carefree. No one really care if you get an education at all. The teachers are not in the right position to do their jobs, and they are set up to fail. If there are problems, the teachers cannot do anything, and the director dose not care. It seems like most of the teachers and especially the program director is just in it for the money. The nursing program had no interest in teaching or in education in general. The only reason you should come to this school is to visit Mrs.D. Other than that, you are wasting your time and money. I highly suggest you never ever ever ever come to this school, it will save you a lot of time, money and hassle; A lot of hassle!
I would NOT recommend going to this "college." This "college" is one huge joke because every semester the graduation date kept getting pushed back and the price to attend classes kept rising. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY going to this "college" because you will regret it in the long run. I am just glad that I came to my senses and removed myself from this "college."
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SCHOOL!! I attended for ONE semester, I couldn't take any more of it. The teachers are a joke, they don't teach they review things you've learned in middle and high school. The financial aid process is a SCAM! I really think they are keeping money that they receive from students loans and grants, and then try to pass it off as a "balance" that the student owes! BS stands for B******* because that's what this school is. A bunch of fraudsters who do not care about educating people just about taking their money!
B&S just takes your money. They tell you they will find an internship for you but you end up doing the work finding it. You don't use the textbooks at all. And basically, you can get a grade of an A without even trying, because apparently everybody does
From my first semester to my very last semester was HORRIBLE I honestly don't know where I found the strength to continue because so many times between the professors, the students, and the staff as a whole I experienced racism, slander, and discrimination. When I tried to report it I was treated as the one being "insubordinate" to use their words. I got an A in my med term class but failed it due to a project that I was never told was mandatory in order to pass the class. it's funny because even though the same teachers work at both campuses their entire personality changes depending on which campus you go to. The faculty gossips about the students in the staff lounge, they show favoritism when students ask for help of clarification on a paper/project. When I was in my final semester doing my internship a professor from the college was working there and this staff brought DRAMA to the internship site bringing up past situations that should not have even been mentioned and had we been in the actual work world (which they were but I was not being that it was just an internship) that was illegal and they could/should have cost/lost their job. What they taught us in the classroom was NOT what was on the CMA EXAMS!! I repeat WHAT THEY TAUGHT US IN THE CLASSROOM WAS NOT WHAT WAS ON THE CMA EXAMS!!! On the exam there were many questions (almost half the exam to be exact) that were asking us to give a diagnosis of the patient which everyone who studies medical assisting KNOWS that is against the law for us to give a diagnosis being that it is OUT OF OUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE!!! F****** JOKE AND NOT WORTH THE 35,000 DOLLARS Just go to community college you will get your money's worth there.
Richmond campus of Bryant and Stratton was horrible. Advisers con you into their programs, and teachers do not know what they are teaching and are very unorganized. Director of nursing Mrs. E. is a condescending individual who only cares about herself. I left their program and am now stuck with the bill. They never informed students of clinical locations being 2 hrs away, never informed students of having to pass a conversions test in order to stay in their program and never informed students that if they left they would be responsible for the cost of the program. Once you leave they take away your financial aid that was promised to you and are billed for the entire amount.