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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

I am a 3rd term nursing student at the Reno campus that is about to go into their 4th term and am beyond disappointed with this school. They cannot keep staff, having lost most of their good academic faculty over the last few years to TMCC and UNR. What students are left with is a school that is nothing like the one Carrington used to be in 2015, possibly earlier. The dean jumped ship, along with multiple firings in the administration that have left positions open and the administration extremely short-staffed. I have a friend who went here and graduated in late 2014, and she doesn't know ANY of the teachers now except some of the general education teachers and 1 nursing instructor. The general education instructors were good and comparable to the UNR instructors I had for general education courses. The nursing instructors are terrible. This is coming from someone who has straight A's and isn't writing an angry review due to low grades. They are genuinely bad and if the terrible instruction doesn't have you failing on its account, it will at the very least cause you much needless suffering. Imagine an environment where teachers can't get fired or reprimanded for even the most serious instruction and professionalism issues. Imagine the type of issues this would bring to the company in the long-run, like harboring terrible instructors and disgusting culture. This is what is happening with the Reno Carrington campus nursing program. The campus started having serious issues, many if not all of the good instructors left, and now almost only the bad are left and the dean cannot afford to let any of them go. To sum up the academic faculty culture: lab instructors are unsafe and have caused multiple accidents this semester alone (during one unsafe act I saw a lab instructor cause an acidic solution to fly into a students eyes that caused the student to have burning eyes the whole night. when she documented it she never wrote she did it, according to the student. This kind of lack of integrity is commonplace here.), nursing academic faculty are rarely prepared, do not communicate with their students well, and show such a level of disorganization in their class structure that I often wonder if some of these 65+ year old instructors have dementia (people make mistakes and are sometimes unprepared, but coming to class late and forgetting what is assigned to be done that day while class is going isn't right and students paying $50k+ deserve better). I could write quite a lot more about the issues with this program, but I just want to instead sum it up by saying this: I am sure people look into this college because it is a 2-year program and TMCC/other colleges are harder to get into. I would STRONGLY suggest first trying to get into ANY other 2-year option for your Reno nursing academic needs, as I am very sure no other school will have issues quite as severe as the Reno Carrington campus currently does for their nursing program. I am already looking for my potential to transfer next term to another school if possible.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Hygiene
Graduation Year: 2017

I went to this school and its THE worst of the worst. The staff, the program, the classes. Honestly they just want your money & wont speak to you unless youve paid. Terrible communication and unwilling to respond to questions. The teachers made me cry literally almost everyday. They are critical, mean, and pushy. They wont assist you in clinic and will sit in the middle of the room and gossip the whole time. Its an aweful environment if youre falling behind even slightly a little. Concerning finances, Its taken me over 3 months to get a hold of somebody. They also charged me for semesters I didnt attend. Hardly ANY of my credits transferred and I already had a previous degree. They dont tell you this, but you have to have a 75 or higher in your classes and wont tell you until youve signed papers. And then once youre a senior you have to get a 90 to pass. If youre considering coming to the school, I would NOT recommend it. Find somewhere else

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

This review is based on the Mesquite Campus. Save your money and time!!!! The instructors are horrible their way of lecturing is to read word per word from the book. To begin with one of the instructors for Med Surg is just plain rude and talks down to people. We have spoken to dean about her behavior and lack of knowledge and nothing was done. You do not learn a thing as they do not know how teach but as a student you are automatically supposed to know enoough to pass a HESI after each semester. How we all asked each other if we have not learned a thing this semester. For each class you are supposed to read around 10 chapters because you will have test over them the following week. That is around 30 chapters a week that you wil be tested on , and impossible to learn of off. The test are another thing they are not based on the material you have read so they are NCLEX type questions they say! Then why not teach us the correct way afterall we are here to learn. Horrible Horrible Horrible RUN RUN RUN.... I know that you get drawn into a school that says you can earn your ADN in 2 years or less but at this school you will not. Do your research for this school before coming here.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

This review is based on the Mesquite Campus. Save your money and time!!!! The instructors are horrible their way of lecturing is to read word per word from the book. To begin with one of the instructors for Med Surg is just plain rude and talks down to people. We have spoken to dean about her behavior and lack of knowledge and nothing was done. You do not learn a thing as they do not know how teach but as a student you are automatically supposed to know enoough to pass a HESI after each semester. How we all asked each other if we have not learned a thing this semester. For each class you are supposed to read around 10 chapters because you will have test over them the following week. That is around 30 chapters a week that you wil be tested on , and impossible to learn of off. The test are another thing they are not based on the material you have read so they are NCLEX type questions they say! Then why not teach us the correct way afterall we are here to learn. Horrible Horrible Horrible RUN RUN RUN.... I know that you get drawn into a school that says you can earn your ADN in 2 years or less but at this school you will not. Do your research for this school before coming here.

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Degree: Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
Graduation Year: 2018

I have been done with the in-class portion now, going on 5 weeks... STILL waiting for an externship site. I was told that this is due to low census, but it's BS because I'm also attending a different School for nursing, and nurses that work in the field say otherwise. I tried calling around myself to find an extension site, and they stopped taking student requests 4 years ago, and it's up to the school to do it. Carrington College sounded like a great idea, and promised me a course that would be 3 months long. That 3 month mark is next week, and I still have to complete 100 hours and 100 "sticks" in a clinical setting. I do not recommend this school. They charged me over $100 for administrative free, and among other free, I was also charged over $600 for the externship, which they are currently 4 & 1/2 weeks behind. Very unprofessional.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 2018

I strongly suggest you guys look elsewhere. This school is very unprofessional & unorganized. The instructors aren't even intelligent nor have the correct degree to teach a course. They expect you to read 10 chapters on one week & quiz you over 10 questions, like who does that? The professors just read PowerPoints from word to word and don't even hesitate to actually teach us the chapter. The front desk lady is very unprofessional & rolls her eyes when we ask for a certain staff. Point blank period they are just trying to take your money.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 2018

This is very discouraging and disappointing. There has been a huge turnover in staff, and even a new dean was assigned. The program isn't well organized and structured. The students aren't tutored one on one and instead have been given links to self teach themselves. Just because you have a degree it doesn't mean you know how to teach someone. There are majority of students failing in the 5th, 4th, and 3rd semester with the same instructor, and nothing is being done. What is the reason majority of the class isn't passing? Apparently the syllabus aren't being revised to make sure that it's appropriate. Instead we are told that we aren't studying. This has been very stressful and corporate hasn't done anything to help at all. This feels like a scam. To retake a semester is very costly and doubles. We are in high amounts of debt and instead of helping us we are being let go. How do you expect your school to be successful when you won't help your students out? They are so quick to get you enrolled but afterwards they don't care. RN is a lot of hard work and dedication but it isn't impossible. I've compared the program with other friends that have graduated from other Nursing Programs in DFW area, and they all have mentioned that they are making us go through a unnecessary hard time. You should be trying to help us not want us to fail. All of us sacrifice time, money, and family time to attend to school and to have this happen is unacceptable. They then wonder why we won't show up to a parade to assist or participate. For ONE, since clinicals were unorganized and started really late now we have additional hours we have to put in while were in the middle of HESI testing and finals. Two, why would we promote something that has been a negative experience and would want someone else to go through the same trouble, and debt. How do they want us to pass when we aren't being taught how it should be. Please don't waste your time and money. The NCLEX passing rate is low, lets look at the bigger picture... why?...

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

This is review is based soley on attending the Mesquite, TX location. This is plenty wrong with this school and not exactly sure where to start. The main problem is that there are teachers who are not knowledgeable in the subject that they are teaching. Just because you are a nurse doesn't mean that you have teaching skills. Our med surg teacher is a first time teacher and because of that our grades suffered. Once the Dean was notified of how this same teacher talked to us, the unfair punishments she gave out, and the horrible test that she gave, the dean did nothing about it. 80% of the students are failing in the 3rd and 4th semesters there. The dean is saying that students aren't studying. If this amount of students are failing then something is wrong with the school. The only thing the students can do is repeat the same semester over and pay another $10,000 and hope they pass or they will be kicked out of the school. Beware because this location is currently under review by the state because of very low NCLEX pass rates. Keep your stress low and money in your pockets. Just try to get into a public college so you don't have to deal with these private schools.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Horrible mistake attending this school! Graduating nursing student passing rates for NCLEX are extremely poor. Instructors are really clinical nurses that have little experience in teaching academically. The students cannot comprehend the material because the instructors are learning the material themselves. Majority of the students are barely passing due to poor teaching and have to self-teach one another. The dean seems to not have a control over the program and not even care that the student is struggling greatly, low morale, and poor class averages. Students are going to tutoring, group studies, and using outside sources to try to maintain to no avail. As a nursing student, I would never recommend anyone to join a program of this poor caliber. It's too expensive and not enough student support. The way the nursing program courses are designed clearly wasn't thought out and not designed with the student best interests at heart. This program can easily turn into a money pit! Statistically wise I don't see this program excelling are lasting too much longer. The grace period the Texas Board of Nursing issued to get scores above 80% is running out of time. This program has NEVER been over or even close to the 80% that is required to deemed an established RN program.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

Fast and to the point certification but half a**** lessons learned. The school spoon feeds you the answers to pass the tests and doesnt focus on actually learning to understand the concept. Also, reading 10 textbook chapters per week on average isnt practical for most people to retain the information read. Iv been a cna for 8 years, and am scared to death, having graduated from the medical assisting program april 2017, to start working as a medical assistant. I feel extremely unprepared and iv been in this field for a while.

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