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I was a previous nursing student in the Milwaukee market, and I 110% agree with the majority of the statements made by the other students of this institution. STAY AWAY and DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!! Here is my experience: -I was met with a friendly admissions officer who promised me everything under the sun and sold me a bill of goods...that being a flexible schedule, instructors who are professionals in the nursing field, understanding and helpful, and a "wonderful financial aid and office staff that work for YOU as the student". (Hahahahaha!) -My first semester went very smooth, however, I took issue with the fact that my A&P 1 professor's background was working at a veterinarian's office and not in the healthcare field. But she was a very nice lady and was actually one of the best teacher's that I have had there. -My second semester was when my eyes were opened and I could see that all of the student concerns didn't matter, and the front office could care less if we had problems learning/learning a teacher's style of teaching, (or in our case, lack there of!), and did absolutely nothing to help us. We had a microbiology instructor with a known history of not teaching well and talking down to students as if they were stupid. She taught the class as if we were 5th semester microbiology majors. So a group of us got fed up and we went to our academic advisors and complained. Nothing ever happened or was changed to help us in the class. We were supposed to hear from the head of the Science department and meet with him and the guy never got in touch with us, even when we emailed him. We were IGNORED! -Third Semester was a complete joke. Med/Surg 1 clinical, lab and lecture were absolutely comical. A few of the students were running around a hospital at clinical that couldn't even do an assessment on a patient. We had one guy who played dumb since day 1 and got out of doing any sort of patient care because he was so scared and he didn't know, (or want to learn or try), what to do because he was an ex-truck driver. He said he was only doing this because he said his wife made him. But for the 2nd straight semester, the clinical instructor passed him right through, yet he couldn't do anything but vitals on a patient and he was completely clueless on a lot of things, including Epic charting. Med/Surg 1 lab was completely laughable. WE, (the students), were expected to teach the class on various skills such as inserting IV's, trach care, NG tube insertion, insulin, etc when the teacher sat there and didn't lift a finger to help us. She would just spat out that "that isn't right", or "that's not how I do it", even when it said it in the Nursing Fundamentals book. We would go to test off on our skills for that week and she'd just sit there and pass everybody on their weekly assessments, even if people didn't know what the hell they were doing. Med/Surg 1 lecture was basically read the chapters yourself and go to class for the whole time but you'd get about 4 20 minute breaks throughout the 3 hour lecture. We literally learned nothing from the Professor, and when it came to exam time, you'd see A TON of questions on the exams on material that we never even went over or discussed, making it ridiculously unfair. To wrap up 3rd semester we come to Pharmacology...Be ready to blow through 2 or even 3 chapters a class period with Professor. So much material spewed out every class period and all your grade consists of are weekly quizzes, exams and 1 project. She gives no other points. Be prepared to take an "ATI assessment" that you must "level", (pass), with a 71.1% or you get a 0 and your grade will drop 9% and you will most likely fail the course. I've heard numerous people reach out to the Dean and academic advisors and nothing being done about this woman's teaching style and the ridiculous ATI Leveling test that you will have to take in all 3rd-5th semester nursing classes and Pharmacology. You're set up to fail here and I had enough. Basically the best advice I can give you is to steer clear, and I just echo all the other students' statements of all this "College" wants is your money. You cannot pick your own schedule, some person in the office picks it for you and you're at the mercy of them honoring your 3 choices that you prefer. The financial aid office staff are nothing but a bunch of lazy, rude, uneducated people who don't get you your paperwork on time and make promises to you that they can't uphold. The same goes for most of the academic advisors. Any good people who work there get fed up with working 5-6 days a week and they leave, and then the students are stuck with uneducated, incompetent, lazy advisors who NEVER go to bat for you, the student. Just like the Dean of Nursing...she knows about many problems with the nursing instructors and she does nothing to help students. I and many others have heard she is not a nice person and tells you if you don't like it, go somewhere else. Sometimes the faster, quicker route for an education is not the right way to go...like in this case for this school. You, as the student pay roughly $9,000/semester and you don't get taught much of anything and you end up frustrated, angry, and you teach yourself all of the material that you should be getting taught in class. Please make the right decision and don't go to this school. But most importantly: NONE OF THEIR CREDITS TRANSFER to other colleges!!!! Don't waste your time and money!! Good luck to you all!
Bryant & Stratton College is a complete joke. I was completely misinformed about everything from start to finish. The Medical Assisting program is an entire joke. They charge 40K for a degree that is worthless. The instructors and program directors promise job projection and placement that is not accurate at. MAs earn about 33,000/yr which is not enough income for a 40k education which is based on BLS. Classes are not flexible at all. They lock you in the programs and don't allow students to change their major. Every class I have taken there has been an issue. They lack the technology and resources for the price. I spoke to campus director about the false information given to the MA students, she starting talking about building a wall at the Mexican board and immigration which had absolutely nothing to do with my inquire or concern. I refuse to spend that time of money to still struggle to find employment. BSC is a predatory school and I would recommend adult education options or community college. Private and for=profit schools are all about money.
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!
My nursing program was great, teachers are nice and very smart. I am so sorry people write mean ugly statements about my nursing school . We all passed the NCLEX and I am glad this school accepted me as a student. I think people do not understand that nursing is a hard subject to take and not everyone can make it, but they gave me the everything I needed to be successful.
Don't waste your time to even go there, I sent 9 months there for them to just dismiss me and not let me keep my grades so I'm in debt. I only had one semester left. A waste of my time and money, the teacher are not nice and really only know how to be nurses and don't know how to teach.
I am very disappointed as a first year student. I was taking the M.A. degree and was very excited about starting school. When I started they knew I was pregnant and was told they would be able to work with me to continue to obtain my degree. Well I was put on bed rest Sept. 29th and was still going to class up until the middle of October. I was still turning in my work and keeping in touch with my instructors. 2 out of 3 of my classes I was still passing but the 1 I was failing was due to me not being able to be there to complete assessments. So when they started talking about withdrawing me from class, the 1 class I was failing, I could understand them wanting to withdraw me from that. But they wanted to withdraw me from all my classes even the ones I was passing. I asked for them not to do that because I would be discouraged to come back if I had to start from scratch after putting in so much work. And why should I if I'm still passing! Well I go to log into my portal just to find out that they withdrew me from ALL my classes when the semester ends Dec. 17th. I am so upset that I wasted my time, energy, and money going to this school when they don't have anything in place for women that's pregnant and has to be put on bed rest! That just took more money from my education that I could have used at another school that could have helped or had something in place for women in my situation. Instead I got bamboozled to start, instead of them just being honest and telling me to wait until after I have my baby because they don't have a system setup for pregnant women who may become high risk. So Women if your pregnant or pretty far in the pregnancy don't go here because they will not work with you!
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.
Alright where to start, so wanting to get a job in law enforcement. I knew I needed 1 year in college so I chose B&S location Albany, N.Y. walking into my first class noticed that all the desk seem to be falling apart chairs were hard as rocks and I thought I was in high school again. and cant forget all the pointless classes they make you take and spend hundreds of dollars on books that you don't even use. And when you purchase the books they tell you to get most likely they aren't even the right books for that class. they want you to buy the books though them so they can charge you more. so back to my main course. After studying everyday completing every homework passing the class with over a 90 I was so exited to pass this class with A average the final exam came.... I was stumped it seemed like the whole class was, finding out that Almost every question on the exam we didn't even learn in class so everyone failed the final exam and so everyone was upset that we worked our butts off and the teachers excuse was that we couldn't comprehend what we learned well he must've been right because he's a teacher and they know best. so completing every homework that involved writing a 5 page essay off of a paragraph in the book that was due everyday and the pointless classwork led to noting. so I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone looking to becoming anything law enforcement. i wouldn't even expect passing a class and flushing $30,000 down the toilet for the time I was there I could've went to a community collage and learned more and only spent 5000 so please do your research before you spend thousands of dollars on something that's gonna impact you life forever.
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!