Career Point College Reviews - Licensed Vocational Nurse

1.67 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
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50% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
17% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
Former student - 9/9/2016
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Jo Ann V - 9/6/2016
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
yug - 5/31/2016
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"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"
Daniel Earle - 6/2/2016

Yug, thanks for the questions. Please email marketing@careerpointcollege.edu and we can set up a meeting with the Director of Nursing as well as the College Director to answer these questions for you. Thanks!

1.3 out of 5 stars
Nancy - 5/27/2016
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
Career Point College - 6/2/2016

Nancy, first off, thanks for the feedback. In order for us to fully understand your situation, we would like to set up a meeting with you, the Director of the Vocational Nursing program, and the College Director. Please send an email to marketing@careerpointcollege.edu so we can set up a time to listen to your concerns. Thanks!

1.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 12/8/2015
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015
"Very unorganized. Administration doesn't get along. You go through 2 teachers in one semester. Highly unorganized study material. Don't use hardly of the books. Teachers aren't interactive. Highly recommend looking into other programs and this one last."
1.0 out of 5 stars
none - 6/2/2015
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"Everything is bad, there is no structure what so ever. The instructors are the kind that just read powerpoint slides and refrain from answering questions. You could probably learn more from opening a book and teaching yourself than what any instructor will. Also they lose instructors/ administrators like every other week. It really feels like that place is falling apart"
1.0 out of 5 stars
EA N - 3/29/2015
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015
"Career point college is the worst school. Before enrolling here, I did a lot of research and decided to attend this school especially because they had the best pass rate in nclex. But that is because you must pass their ati exam with a 92% before they will let you take the nclex. But it really doesn't make sense that in a class of 30 students. Only 8 students take the nclex, Galen school graduates about 80 students and they all take their nclex, yet they pass with 80%. So looking at it critically, this school doesn't do well because they don't let all their students to sit for the nclex. Another thing here is ati. In my last semester, I failed mental health, the director asked me and the other students to go back to med surg 1. I wrote A letter of complaint to Texas workforce comission and it was solved. Came back to repeat mental they came up with another procedure that even if your overall grade is 75% or more, if you don't pass the ati with a level 2, you will have to repeat the class. I ended up passing with an 87%, but me and other students were asked to repeat the class because we didn't make a level 2. Then 2 weeks after they told us they are sorry for what they did, and that the procedure has been canceled. It was 2 weeks late for us to join in the leadership class, so we had to wait for 2 months. They wasted our time for no good reason. The school is very disorganized, they change procedures like underwear. I'm going to sue them for wasting my time. They need to be organized and stop frustrating students. Every school has its own drama, but in career point, it's worst. I will not recommend this school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
unsatified customer and feel lied to. - 2/25/2015
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015
"My wife has been attending Career College for a licensed Vocational Nurse program and it has been a horrible experience from the beginning. They promised so much and make it sound like they care and are looking out for you to insure you get the education you are paying for. Wrong, they have fallen so short ,over promised and so under delivered. It may seem to many like it seem to us that this was a great way to accomplish my wife goals but we have been going thru headaches with these people not having their act together. Constantly getting new instructor so this leaves student lost and unaware of what is going on. Many of these instructor don't even follow their own syllabus which I find unprofessional. There is no communication between the student, instructor and the administration running the place. If we could go back and change our decision we definitely would. Please think twice before giving these people your money because that is the only thing they are interested in. So I guess will just have to go thru this bullshit because we have already taken out the loans and are almost half way done but it has not been the experiences we hoping for. The gentlemen that you talk to about the program is basically a used car salesman and says what ever you need to hear to make you confident about the worst decision your about to make!!!!! Go to a regular college for your own good, may take a little longer but will be worth your time."
1.3 out of 5 stars
gwb - 1/27/2015
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015
"Do not apply to this school. Worst mistake I've made. They lie constantly. I was told my prgram would be 18mo however that doesnt include the holidays they give you. They lied about class times then expect you to just rearrange your plans which if you have kids is hard. I was pregnant and had to drop one semester due to my husband deploying. I was told by one Dean it would be excused and I could repeat due to circumstances. I had a 2year old at home that my husband would watch while I attended school once he left I was unable to rearrange for a babysitter. Well when the new Dean came she didn't excuse it and tried to kick me out. They don't care about family or circumstances that are out of your hands. They wouldn't give me excused time off after I delivered my son. This school is the worst. They say they have the best ratings for passing Nclex what they dont tell you is they make you pass a program called ATI to even graduate and sit for your nclex. Do not go here!!"
Career Point College - 1/29/2015

GWB,

We would like to talk with you more about your situation here at Career Point College. We understand what going to school is like for our students with small children, which is why we have the Career Point Daycare and Child Development Center. Many students have found it to be a big help and use it on a regular basis!

One of the main reasons why we have the ATI testing system in place is that it allows students to understand areas that they may need to improve on, and in turn, has helped us have some of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state.

In regards to your Dean, if you would be willing to have a meeting with your dean, the appropriate directors of education, and our director of compliance, we would be more than happy to sit down with you.

Please call 210 298 6225 or email marketing@careerpointcollege.edu and we will be able to help you out.

4.3 out of 5 stars
Marie - 1/11/2015
Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2013
"I think that it really depends on what you're looking for with this school. I did the LVN program. While I am grateful for it I also wish I would have known some things beforehand. First of all, the credits DO NOT transfer so if you plan to further your education, the classes you took are no good to any other colleges around San Antonio, Texas. So keep that in mind. But no matter where you go you can always do a bridge program, just keep in mind you may have to repeat some classes you already took at CPC. But if you don't plan on furthering your education then of course you're good. Overall it was really tough, nursing school isn't easy no matter where you go. There were good instructors and there were some not so good instructors. Financially I didn't have to worry about it because I'm a VA student. The nice thing about that is I didn't have to pay for my books either, it was covered in my tuition. I passed the nclex on the first try and the career center helped me find a job right away. Albeit it wasn't the best job, but it was a job! Started off at $18/hr which is the best I've ever made. Then with just a few months experience I got a better job. So I'm happy:) but if I could do things differently I would probably just go to a community college and apply to RN school because taking classes over that I've already taken sucks. :/. But it is a good school. I had a good experience. Like I said, just depends on what you're looking for."
Career Point College - 1/29/2015

Marie,

Thank you for the kinds words Marie and congratulations on becoming an LVN! We agree nursing school is tough, and impress upon every student who sits down to talk about the Nursing profession that the Vocational Nursing program is a rigorous program.

Its great to hear that your are doing well, but would you mind providing us with a little more insight as to why you feel that going to a community college would have been your first choice? If you could send us an email at marketing@careerpointcollege.edu it would be a great help!

Thanks again and good luck!

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