Career Point College Reviews - Certificate in Nursing

2.03 out of 5 stars
(11 Reviews)
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44% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars
Deshon - 10/18/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
former student - 8/20/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!!!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
LVN - 4/11/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Career Point College - 5/27/2016

Thanks LVN, its great to hear that things are going well! Congratulations on passing your NCLEX!! You are absolutely right, becoming a nurse is hard work, and it does require a lot of dedication! If there is anything else we can do, please let us know!

1.0 out of 5 stars
Nad - 9/27/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"Bad bad bad and very dramatic. I feel like I'm back in High School. I would Not recommend this school to anyone. If you have the opportunity to go somewhere else do it! There is absolutely NO organization. The kids here are young and VERY immature. !!"
1.5 out of 5 stars
Regretful - 7/16/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"Pay $30,000 and use 2 books for 5 classes. They are usually good about giving breaks, but only 10 minutes. You may be able to go urinate in 10 min but anything else hold it. Because if you take say 15 min. You get locked out until the next break. So you end up paying them 30k to tell you to hold it and lock u out? Newsflash I am paying you, not the other way around."
1.0 out of 5 stars
one unsatified student - 7/12/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"THIS SCHOOL IS SO BAD. THERE HAS BEEN I BELIEVE TWO LAWSUITS THAT HAVE HAPPENED WITHIN A MONTH. THE TEACHERS ARE PRETTY MUCH THERE JUST FOR A PAYCHECK. NO ONE EVER KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON BECAUSE THE POLICIES ARE ALWAYS CHANGING AND THE TEACHERS SEEM TO COME AND GO. THIS IS THE AUSTIN LOCATION, AND IS LOCATED IN A BAD AREA: YOU CAN TELL NOT ONLY BY THE AREA BUT ALSO BY THE STUDENTS. NECK TATTOOS..ETC... BUT I HEAR THAT THE SAN ANTONIO LOCATION IS THE SAME. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME COMING IN.. YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUT 30K AND BE VERY UNSATISFIED. I WOULDNT BE SURPRISED IF THIS LOCATION CLOSED. IF I COULD RE-DO I WOULD GO FOR MY RN AND NOT WASTE A YEAR OF MY LIFE. ALL THE GOOD TEACHERS THAT WERE THERE HAVE ALL LEFT BECAUSE THEY COULDNT STAND IT THERE EITHER. NOW ALL THATS LEFT ARE TEACHERS THAT HAVE NO KIND OF EXPERIENCE AND DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO TEACH. THE WHOLE PROGRAM IS BASED ON PASSING THE "ATI" BUT YOU HAVE TO DO THAT ON YOUR OWN TIME, BESIDES ALL THE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS THAT YOU TURN IN THAT ONLY GET COMPLETION GRADES. THE REASON THAT THEy ARE NCLEX PASSING RATE IS SO HIGH IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET A GREEN LIGHT TO TAKE THE EXAM AND MAYBE 1 OUT OF 5 WILL ONLY GET THAT LIGHT. SO GOOD LUCK IF YOU DECIDE TO GIVE THIS PLACE A CHANCE."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Future LVN - 3/10/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I think that CPC is a overall good school. People do need to do their research before hand and take responsibility for their decisions. As with any huge financial or life decision, it takes a good amount of time and reasoning to make the best decision for YOU! I chose CPC because the schedule fit around my life. I work full time and needed to find evening classes. CPC also has a daycare that fits my class schedule which is another thing that I needed in order to further my education. I also looked at the school's pass rate which is the second highest in San Antonio. CPC does have its Pros and Cons. Before you go into any big decision, make sure that you know what you want and need. Take a look at your circumstances and what it will take to get to your goal. This school is perfect for me! But it may not be for you. I graduate with my Vocational Nursing this fall and couldn't be happier! I also plan on enrolling into their LVN-RN program soon after"
1.5 out of 5 stars
EWCDFGMTNLTRTR - 2/12/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"We started Career Point College with the 18mth program, and was told you to continue with the program your overall average has to be 75% or above! We did ATI finals in some classes and on some finals the teacher chose the questions they wanted on their ATI final, however, if you aced or bombed the final if your overall average was a 75% or above you will progress through the program. I'm at my last semester and a week and a half before the final the school changes the requirements now we have to score a LEVEL 2 on the ATI to go on. Mind you we've been in this program for 18mths with ATI not being a priority because the teachers do not know what's on the ATI final and do not teach out of the ATI book, now we have to make a certain grade to pass regardless if your overall average is over a 75%. I failed the final but had an A in the class, so now I'm sitting in a class that I've taken 2 semesters ago instead of getting some remediation. 5 people failed the Mental Health final which class was only 4 weeks with tons of homework, predictor, presentations, and now 4 more people failed Leadership final but passed the class, now 9 students total has to repeat a class they passed and HOPE to pass the final that isn't discussed in class. Why pay for a school when you have to teach yourself at home and not sure if you're getting the material. This was our instructor's first time teaching and he wasn't fully orientated to teach, but they needed someone fast so he was thrown into something without fully being prepared. Now someone is helping him teach for the next class, but it sucks for the students who failed at their own expense because failing students aren't a priority obviously. We were told remediation is repeating the class, how are we remediating if we passed the class and exam out of the text book, but can't pass the final which is out of a different book, and different way of reading and understanding the question. Oh yeah the final was 55mins and 55 questions, so just think if take a test that worded very differently from exams you've been taking by instructors how can you finish an exam like that? Instructors doesn't know whats on the ATI final we just have to hope that they taught us well, if not REPEAT!! The DON who enforced the rules has resigned (i don't know why), so that makes 3 or 4 DON we have had in 18 months and 3 Deans! WOW!! What is the problem? I totally understand the ATI Level rules but it would've been best if it was implemented on the first day of the program not 1 week before a final in our last semester, sorry but it's not going to break an 18mth habit. I know plenty of students who've made Level 1 on all finals and have passed their ATI "green light" and passed the NCLEX (on the first time). So why do we have to suffer for a new rule, I believe the newly students who just enrolled the rule should be enforced with them, but not the ones who have already started and was constantly told to progress your overall average has to be 75% REGARDLESS OF ANYTHING ELSE!! Please consider this when applying to this school. A lot of teachers find it very unfair but it's hard for teachers to be an advocate when it's their job. A student who's GPA that a 3.5 (WHICH WERE PLENTY OF STUDENTS) and have to repeat a class they clearly passed because of a final that they were never adequately prepared, taught, or trained on is very ridiculous and unfair. A good nurse isn't about how good their grades are it's about caring and being compassionate about others, I see the students who went on because they guessed really good and barely passed the final, and when they are at clinicals they barely know what's going, on the other hand, the students who were held back because they didn't fail the class, they failed 1 final , who work hard at clinicals and will be awesome nurses. Oh yeah you only get to take the final 1 time. No remediation or no re-take!! If you implement this 1 week before the final at least be able to let us re-take. March 12,2015 is when the other classes finish their course and I'm sure it will be more and more reviews about the review I just posted! Just get ready and read and then make your decision."
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