Career Point College Reviews - 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
unsatisfied student - 2/9/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"RUN!!!!!!! do not come here, a waste of your time. they lie and lie some more. go to hallmark, gaylan, anywhere but here. dont even think about being able to pin unless you get their green light which is so inorganized that only a few do before pinning so all your hard work is thrown away and your 31000 dollars"
1.0 out of 5 stars
A - 12/15/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school was probably the worst decision I have ever made! I strongly recommend going ANYWHERE else! They can't keep staff or administration personal longer that a month without firing them. The professor named Dr. Swanson is probably the worst human being alive! If a complaint is filed against her and and the possibility of being linked back to you watch out she will manipulate lie and con in an attempt to get you removed from the program (this happened to a friend of mine), and the director and assistant director are to ignorant to realize how horrible this woman is. It says something when other professors wish you luck with a feeling sorry for you tone when they find out she is your professor. They steal your money and leave you high and dry! This place is a joke! If I could give it negative stars I would!"
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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 4/24/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"The school constantly changed rules and policies. They would say something and do another. While we were there the school had about 9 DONs. We had teachers leave halfway through our classes or no teachers at all. The school took 8 months to get our books. We were basically on our to teach ourselves with no books. We had about 10 different schedules and things would change as the new directors would come in. At one point we had a non qualified teacher teaching a RN class illegally. The concept teaching methods they use do not work especially when they require you to get a 92% on a predictor."
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"
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