Bryant & Stratton College Reviews
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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.
Currently I am an LPN student in my last semester of the program and I will not be continuing my nursing degree at this school. I came to Bryant and Stratton to start in the RN program, but they said I don't have Amy experience being a nurse so I would be better off in the LPN program to get some expierence. I decided to give it a shot to get some expiernce. I was told the LPN program was accredited to find out 2nd semester it was not. First semester I really enjoyed the program and I met a lot of cool people. Second semester was terrible and such a bad experience. I had many professors who did not care to help you. I went out of the way many times to get extra help and I was thrown to the side. Luckly I somehow I passed, but unfortunately I lost a lot of classmates. Second semster was a big struggle due to careless professors. If the majority of a class is failing it's the not the students it's clearly the professor. The dean of nursing seems all sweet, but is a joke. Professors who should NOT be teaching are still there just because they are buddy buddy with the dean. They prepare you for the NCLEX by using NCLEX question which makes sense, but we need to learn the curriculum first to be able to apply it. So far third semester has been pretty decent. You pay a lot of money out of pocket since it is a for profit school to basically teach yourself. If I'm sitting in class for 2-5 hours I expect to learn and not have to spend 4+ hours a night having to teach myself. I understand you need to read and do your work, but I should be meeting professors half way not 3/4 or the way. Overall my expierence so far hasn't been terrible, but it hasn't been great either. I wouldn't recommend this college to anyone. It's a waste of time and money. They say on commercials they have flexible schedules, but as a full time student I could never work a decent job, pay for bills and have a family. You are there 5 days a week from 9am-5pm sometimes earlier sometimes later. I am not lazy and I don't expect nursing to be easy at all, but this "college" is a joke and seriously needs some revisions done so students can enjoy their time there.
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.
They were very pushy to sign me up and fill out student loan applications. I wasn't thrilled with that but I thought that I was doing something good for myself. I asked them about not having to take online classes and was told that I could take all my classes in a classroom. This was only the case the first semester. I did really well the first semester taking classes that I didn't need but was pushed to take them. when I went to sign up for next semesters classes I was told that they were only online. the one thing I didn't want, and they didn't seem to care . I never finished because I couldn't take online classes. quite frustration and a waste of my money and time.
I wouldn't recommend this school to no one. You pretty much self teach yourself. I was told that the program was accredited before I entered the program and it's not. The schedules aren't flexible at all. You have no choice on what's your schedule and the dean doesn't care if you have kids or if you have to work one day a week. They tell you it's nothing they can do. The dean doesn't care about the students at all. All she care about is having her numbers look good. She had several complaints about an instructor in med surg that wasn't properly teacomg is and the whole class was failing. Her excuse was nursing was hard. Well at the end they had to curve the grades so that everyone wouldn't fail. Besides the point we didn't learn anything in that class. They have an ATI testing that's worth 40% of your grade your last semester. If you don't pass it you pretty much fail. Once again the dean told me she had to do something really drastic to the students. So many people failed it, they had to do some to those that failed to earn more points because she was concerned about not becoming accredited. She don't care about the students learning at all.
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.
To begin with, I went through the police academy at Bryant &Stratton. The academy itself was fine. Bryant & Stratton itself is a joke and a scam. I ended up with an extra $200 in hidden fees that weren't listed in the financial aid agreement. They will not return phone calls. It took two weeks of daily phone calls before the "financial aid advisor" answered. This school is NEGLIGENT in returning calls, or certified letters sent in the mail let alone assisting students. This school is a fly by night operation. This school should be sued for it's business practices or for fraud. Please, consider other reputable schools for your education. I hope you learn from my nightmare with this school. Going to Bryant & Stratton is a decision I regret.
They make a lot of promises in career services and help is almost non existent with that and finding an internship. Classes are all theory based with no hands on opportunities. Library is too small. Lack of parking. Teachers have a high turn over rate.