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I graduated from the LVN program back in 2011. The program was exceptional. I studied and put a lot of effort into the courses. Several things I learned in clinical I have used. I graduated Salutatorian of my class. I studied the ATI Materials the school provided and got my green light approximately a month after I graduated. I passed the NCLEX with the minimum number of questions on the first attempt. Those complaining don't remember that anything worth having requires hard work. The fact is Career Point is a challenging school. However it prepares you for a good career in the nursing field. There is no such thing as a perfect school. But Career Point is a school that will get you prepared. With my education at Career Point I have been able to get several awesome nursing jobs. I have held 1 state job, 1 federal contract job, and 3 federal civil service jobs as a nurse and several other part time and PRN positions. I have been able to buy cars, I have bought a house and am able to care for my family. I currently am holding a Federal position making over $55k a year with excellent benefits. With part time work I can make well over $64k annually. All thanks to Career Point College.
Anyone who is considering going to Careerpoint is making a huge mistake. Do not waste your time going to this school. It's a waste of money and education. The teachers are a joke. I'm lucky I passed but I learned absolutely nothing. I've been In the medical field to long and nothing I learned there was useful. Teachers would read straight from the book, and nothing was fully explained. Clinicals were only nursing assistant level training. We had over 3 DON's with in the year I was there. And nobody was ever in charge. Teachers are very manipulative. This school goes through teachers monthly. There is no structure or organization. I made the mistake of going through this program. There are to many programs here in San Antonio. Go to any other nursing school.
I was in Cohort 27. Yes, there were some problems. All schools have problems. i studied my butt off everyday and graduated with a 3.83 GPA. I PASSED my NCLEX on the first try (with only 75 questions). I was immediately hired at a skilled nursing facility with a 5K sign on bonus and a generous starting pay. I am a Charge Nurse and been complimented many times about my nursing skills. I even have co workers who did the LVN program at our local university who say I know more than they learned at Schreiner in Kerrville. We did NOT ever lack clinical sites to go to. My diploma has allowed me to buy a new car, new furniture,and now have 3 credit cards thanks to my improved credit score. I think that is pretty Impressive considering I didn't start working right away due to health issues. I've only been at my job for 18 months. It all depends on how bad you want it, if you are willing to sacrifice ALL YOUR TIME to study.. Staff issues happen everywhere. Stay positive. ATI is stressful. I got my green light and failed my first attempt by 0.01! I got my second attempt the Thursday before pinning and passed. It's not easy. But I am an excellent nurse. Now, I'm going back for the LVN to RN Bridge Program. I loved the teachers and staff. I am able to still work, pay bills, pay student loan, and go back to school....all thanks to Career Point.
HORRIBLE...HORRIBLE...HORRIBLE school, do NOT and I repeat do NOT attend this school. If you have any other choices please choose them instead of Career Point College, they false advertise and tell you what you want to hear not what you need to hear. They make everything sound so good when they are trying to sign you up, because of course they want your money. I never ever would have thought that I would be writing a bad review for this school, because at one point I loved career point college. But they are liars and manipulators and only care about the money and not the students. There are a select few of teachers that truly care about the students and that's great if you get those teachers. They say one thing and then do another, they NEVER keep their word, they constantly have new teachers, and then when the teachers do leave they always blame it on the teachers and not the administration. You never have adequate clinical sites and end up staying at the school all day, which you aren't suppose to do. I could go on and on and on about this school, but one piece of advice I can give you is DO NOT GO TO CAREER POINT COLLEGE...PLEASE!!!
May want to pause if you're looking to attend career point college in San Antonio. Up till this term i felt great about this school, and felt confident. Now with this new DON there has been so many changes, and stressed out students and staff. We have to level 2 on ATI each term and 2 attempts. They took ATI away and decided to implement this in the middle of this term. They don't keep the students up dated, and had to guidance regarding how to use ATI. The DON even didn't come to speak to our class about our concerns until the day of our ATI test! He admitted that this was their fault, but we have to suffer the consequences. Also the instructors do not implement ATI in theory, so you have to self teach. If you are really wanting to go to this school i suggest you wait until they get there s*** together.
This is the worst school by far...please.do not waste your money....not enough instructors...sit in classroom all day long with no clinical site experience ....and the staff is really rude...no organization...your best bet is to get on the ACCOUNT waiting list ...DON'T DO IT....YOU WILL BE MISERABLE AND DISAPPOINTED LIKE ME!!
Which school location are they not implementing level 2 required to proceed to the next course? I'm at the San Antonio campus and the new don made it mandatory. Im looking to transfer to Austin campus if its not mandated to progress through the program. My class was originally told eventually before you green light you have to go back and level 2 if you already haven't. Which is fine but now this new guy wants to come in and make changes that aren't in the hand book. It says you'll have 2 level 2 as a graduation requirement not to go to the next term, even if you score a 100 in the class. Which is ridiculous. ATi has a lot in it that we haven't even covered yet. Hes trying to set us up for failure. Im so stressed and made a hue mistake by coming to this school. I should have just went to Galen program for part time 21 months. So please if the program in Austin doesn't have it mandated to level 2 to pass the term and go on to the next please to tell me.I will transfer in a heart beat.. Sincerely a stressed out student
The classes and instructors at (with very few exceptions on the instructors) unorganized, the clinical sites... what clinical sites? Our class has been sitting in a classroom for 12 hours on Saturdays doing case studies instead of getting any kind of hands on training at a facility. If you fail a class, not only do you retake that class but all the others in the same term. We have to green light the ATI exam, books should be given to start studying in the second term....we just got them in our 3rd term and have had little time to study for the exam we take in 2 weeks! Everyone is emotionally drained. They promised we'd be given an unlimited times to green light the ati but as of Tuesday (new rules come into play weekly) we will only be given 2 chanced to pass...of not retake the last 6 months of school and pay about another 15k on top of the 30k we are already paying. Most if the time they dont have enough equipment in the simulation lab for everyone to try hands on what it is were doing at the time. My sister has had a huge problem with their financial aid. The last 9 months in this program and her forms were never submitted to financial aid by her representative. We've gone through 5 DON's in the last 9 months, each coming in making big changes that in turn leave is getting the crappie end of everything. I wish I had known how inconsistent this program was before I entered it.
I will admit that I had heard a lot of negative things about the school even before I decided to attend. Needless to say, I decided to go for it any ways. I'm sure that everyone has had different experiences, but as for my own personal experience, I'd say it went pretty well. I worked hard and accomplished much more than I had planned to. I began with accounting and decided to double major in administrative assisting as well. The instructors were great. They helped when needed and were able to explain things in a way I found easy to understand. I will say that were were a few issues as far as scheduling, but for the most part I think that was mainly my own fault because I was going through my classes at a faster pace than expected. Anyways, I finished out my degree program with the extern as required. I did mine at a small CPA firm and it was great. The experience really helped me get a better idea of the field outside of the textbooks and labs. I finished my extern on Monday, filled out end of program paperwork Tuesday and talked to career services, had an interview on Wednesday, and started working on Thursday. I make enough money to support my family and things are really coming together. As for the credits not transferring, I heard that too and I was worried when I graduated. Fortunately, I talked to someone at DeVry and they were able to run my transcript through to see how many credits would transfer over. Although not all of them transferred, many of them did, and I'm now working on my Bachelor's degree through DeVry.
I see a lot of people complaining on this site and it really irks me. For one thing everyone that has gone to this school has done it because they chose to. This school isn't easy but the nursing field isn't a walk in the park. Not all of the teachers are perfect and some are better at teaching than others. Everyone has a different style you just need to learn to adapt to it. If you can't then don't even bother becoming a nurse because you will have to constantly evolve and adapt to your surroundings and environment. As for people complaining about having to take the green light exam prior to being able to take the NCLEX that is for a very important reason. I kept up with my ATI and read the ATI books that were given to us all the time. I green lighted a full week before we were done with school then I took the NCLEX 2 weeks later and I PASSED with the minimum questions. You will get from this school as much as you are willing to give. This isn't high school and the teachers won't just hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be ok. You have to put the work in if you want to become a nurse. It is hard and I recommend this school and program to anyone who is serious about their studies and won't moan and complain about how they are giving them $30,000 and its too hard and the teachers aren't very good. Truth be told IT IS HARD! Before you apply think about it and make sure you can make the commitment to study and do a lot of school work. The administration does have a high turn-over rate but they are able to get by. Also, always make copies of any important papers- immunizations, and copies of exam/ATI/HESI grades because accidents do happen.