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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2018

I have never in my life been so disappointed with any establishment. They put me through 6 weeks of school working my butt off ( I have 5 kids to boot) to tell me that my homeschool diploma was not acceptable. I told them before I ever even started that I had a non accredited diploma and they said it was fine and still allowed me to start. I then asked if I could keep going if I got my GED, and I have an actual email where they said yes. So, once again, I studied my butt off and got my GED in 2 weeks, (On top off getting A's in classes) only for them to tell me it doesn't matter and they won't accept it. They then tried to charge me $3,000 for only 6 weeks (the whole certificate only cost $8,000 with a grant) and start over. I had to get a lawyer involved and they ended up charging me $254 for physical books. I am no longer in school and am very leary to try again. I am so disgusted with their lies and money hunger. I am so glad not to be a part of this "school" anymore and can't believe that they are allowed to get away with doing this to people.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020

This review is for the Mesquite campus. Disappointed would be an understatement. From day one everything has been disorganized. None of my credits (from an University) were utilized. Mid-semester your getting notifications of withdrawal threats because the filling person lost all your information. The staff are unprofessional and not very knowledgeable. When you have a real issue or concern, staff treats you like a PRESCHOOLER, literally!!!!! all they want you to do is have you draw and color pictures & stuff you with candy None of which is conducive for the RN program. They have literally told students to drop the course & retake it, instead of providing resources to help them pass. (It looks bad if students fail, rather than students withdrawing)The Fundamental/ med surg teacher act as if she has a vendetta against the entire class, (she takes PLEASURE in giving failing grades)she is without compassion or nursing skills. She gives 8+ chapters to read & gives test on whatever comes to her head. She words her questions completely wrong, so I ask how do you expect a right answer? For the skills section she skips through a you tube video & expect you to follow suit. No hands on demos just partial you tube videos ( when skills are a huge part in what makes you a nurse) The lectures are beyond horrible, I dont even want to elaborate. I've been an LVN for 11+ years and she confuses me, & Please don't ask a question or you will automatically be disregarded and shunned. The students aren't being prepare for the now Kaplan test nor NCLEX, we are just being lectured on making sacrifices for the school, & pressured to give a great review so they can keep funding. The only thing that has been consistent at this College is the automatic payment reminder e-mail. Honestly, I do not recommend this College to someone who wants to become a nurse and make an impact (because you will not learn a thing) however, if you are in the field and want to advance, why not it's only 18months.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 2020

This review is for the Mesquite campus. Disappointed would be an understatement. From day one everything has been disorganized. None of my credits (from an University) were utilized. Mid-semester your getting notifications of withdrawal threats because the filling person lost all your information. The staff are unprofessional and not very knowledgeable. When you have a real issue or concern, staff treats you like a PRESCHOOLER, literally!!!!! all they want you to do is have you draw and color pictures & stuff you with candy None of which is conducive for the RN program. They have literally told students to drop the course & retake it, instead of providing resources to help them pass. (It looks bad if students fail, rather than students withdrawing)The Fundamental/ med surg teacher act as if she has a vendetta against the entire class, (she takes PLEASURE in giving failing grades)she is without compassion or nursing skills. She gives 8+ chapters to read & gives test on whatever comes to her head. She words her questions completely wrong, so I ask how do you expect a right answer? For the skills section she skips through a you tube video & expect you to follow suit. No hands on demos just partial you tube videos ( when skills are a huge part in what makes you a nurse) The lectures are beyond horrible, I dont even want to elaborate. I've been an LVN for 11+ years and she confuses me, & Please don't ask a question or you will automatically be disregarded and shunned. The students aren't being prepare for the now Kaplan test nor NCLEX, we are just being lectured on making sacrifices for the school, & pressured to give a great review so they can keep funding. The only thing that has been consistent at this College is the automatic payment reminder e-mail. Honestly, I do not recommend this College to someone who wants to become a nurse and make an impact (because you will not learn a thing) however, if you are in the field and want to advance, why not it's only 18months.

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Degree: Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
Graduation Year: 2018

I graduated back the Phlebotomy Technician Program back in June, it's now September.... and I still do not have my diploma, or any way of showing proof of completion. This is due to the fact that they double charged me for my externship fees. I've been contacting them for two months now, and still now solution. This school is very unorganized, impersonal, and Completely in it for the profit only. Due to my inability to provide proof of completion, I am not able to get a job as a Phlebotomist. I paid the school costs off in full back in March, but still.... nothing. I've been given over 12 people to contact, in which I did. Only ONE person out of the 12 I was able to get ahold of.... and still, nothing was solved... even though I was promised that this would get taken care of. I'm p*****.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020

This school is seriously the WORST. The same professor teaches the first semester, and he doesn't want to help teach. When he is asked a question his response is "well basically..." and then veers off topic. Half of my class failed first semester. Our grades weren't posted until 7 weeks into the semester. Multiple students went to the professor himself, the tutor for the school, multiple administration people, and finally the dean and not one person could tell any of us were we stood in the class. The few study guides we received were from a different book than the one that we were learning from, and the study guides were handed out a week AFTER the test was taken. The only way to make a grade in this school is by taking tests, there are no assignments. When the school realized that most of the class was failing both Chemistry and A & P they changed the re-seating requirements, literally TWO WEEKS before the semester ended. When we had first enrolled at Carrington there was a two class you could fail rule, and still go on. Well they changed that, two weeks before the semester ended they sent out an email saying you had to request to be re-seated, go through all these ridiculous steps, and wait 180 days probation. So myself, and my other classmates were of course annoyed, but we did as we were told, and two days after the semester ended AFTER we all sent emails to be re-seated we got emails saying "since you did not request to be re-seated you are kicked out of the nursing program." I could go on and on about how unorganized and terrible this school is, but I will leave you with this. A student in my class had spoke with the tutor at the school in regards to this issue and she responded with "Well new students pay an extra $50,000, you're just going to give them an extra $2,000." That just goes to show you how money hungry the school is.

1 out of 5
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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.

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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.

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.

1 out of 5
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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.

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