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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.
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.
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.
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?...
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.
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.
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.
First mistake is doing the VND here, You are locked into them for the RN. A real lack of accountability by all staff from counseling to instructors. Poor class planning with little instruction, gets worse in the RN program. Classes are run in a constant state of chaos. This College has market cornered in the area, competition is needed to force the College to improve.
I made the mistake of thinking this would be easy online. It wasn't. The exams were a joke because I was given several books and then the instructor said I was using the wrong book or not in the right category even when I had the same questions for hw and I was getting 100s. The instructor was based out of AZ where the time change is only an hour ahead. There has also been an issue of after withdrawing within three weeks they continue to send me bills saying I owe them $ 202.49. For what?? I owe them nothing!! I filed a Ripoff Report and hope they are sued.
Do not go here, I thought when I first signed up and seen all the bad reviews that it was simply from lazy students that were unable to pass the course, but the horror stories are true. The staff is incompetent, rude and demeaning. I am a smart, focused, hard working student and have never been put in such a bad situation. I completed the program by the grace of god, but only half of the students that started the program were able to complete it. Just ask any current student how they feel about the program and you can get an idea of what you will be getting yourself into. The staff can not even stand it, teachers were continuously quitting and it was a very unstable environment. Consider yourself warned.