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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.
WORST SCHOOL EVER DO NOT GO HERE TAKE THIS AS A WARNING! THEY WILL ACT LIKE THEY CARE BUT WILL ONLY GIVE YOU THE RUN AROUND THE STAFF ARE RUDE AND DISORGANIZED! INSTRUCTORS TEACH MULTIPLE COURSES EACH CLASS YOU BASICALLY TEACH YOURSELF . DO NOT COME HERE!!!THEY CHARGE WAY MORE THAN SOME REAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY'S! I WOULD GIVE IT NO STARS IF I DIDN'T HAVE TOO. I HAD ALL A'S TRIED MY BEST BUT THE SCHOOL AND STAFF ARE THE WORST!!!
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.
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
This school is a rip off ! You all need to keep track of all the Financial aid and how much your course of study is because what ever money you have left is suppose to be refunded to you ! They were trying to say that only Degree students were allow to get a refund ! No that's not true a refund is suppose to go to you if you have any money left !!! this school is keeping all your refund money ! So please keep a record of everything because this school might owe you money !!!!
Run as fast as you can to another college. This school is so disorganized and losing funding left and right according to one of their previous Deans. They have replaced their entire staff and you never know who's who anymore. They accused both of us of cheating which is something I have NEVER even attempted in my entire life and on top of that they accused us of such a disgrace in front of our 5 and 2 yr old children. Told us the next time they will terminate us and we will owe them a lot of money for nothing. My 5 yr old was in tears after we left, because she thought her mommy and daddy were getting a divorce due to this lady calling mommy a cheater, so I had to explain to my daughter what this lady was really trying to accuse us of. My husband and I are both online students, half the time they send you the courses without any information as to when the courses are due. We send SEVERAL emails asking when the courses are due and they finally responded after 4 emails and two calls to them telling you that your course is due on this date which is in FOUR freaking days. These courses have anywhere between 12 - 30 assignments plus 5-8 quizzes and a final and you expect me to do two to three courses at a time all within a week by time you send us all the information on these courses!!! Here is another thing that ticked me off, if you do not accept a course right away they will log into your account and accept the courses for you. If you have multiple courses and no information on these courses, you have no clue which is which and when each one is due. Logging into my account is unacceptable and it makes me feel like they are the ones trying to set us up in order for us to get kicked out of school and they still get paid. They know we have jobs, kids, a child on the way and that my husband has a brain tumor and a heart condition due to a birth defect. This is why we thought this school would be great for our circumstances and was willing to work around our schedule they said. Boy were we wrong. Whenever something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Whatever school you go to just do in depth research on them, do NOT ever go by what the school says and all their pretty fake smiles. We didn't even know we had to take out 2 loans each until it was time to sign all this paperwork stating we have loans totaling over $15,000 each plus interest!!!
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.
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.
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!!
I am a current student at career point college and have some pros and cons about this school. Financial aid sucks. Some teachers are un organized. My first two classes sucked because they were computer basics but once you get into your medical classes it gets better. I learned so much coming to this school I just can't seem to remember all of it cause there's so much to know !!!! This school and instructors are recognized by lots of Dr offices in our area. I just think people are so picky about the littlest things. They teach you what youre supposed to know and help you when you need it. From a scale 1-10 I give them a 6.