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I went to ECPI and have first hand experience that if you take your education seriously you should look elsewhere. They are incredibly unorganized and at my time of attendance were close to losing their accredidation. It was obvious by the way they were losing teachers so quickly. There were teachers that were hired a day before our class started and we spent a month reading a pre made slide for the class. They take forever to return your calls and emails and are not very helpful once you do get ahold of them. It was an all around terrible experience and the students spent the majority of their time there complaining. I was not alone in how I felt towards ECPI.. Save your money and look elsewhere where you will be treated better.
I am writing this review to help those looking to further their education. Please look at going to a different school. They are highly unorganized and unprofessional in many aspects. You pay 4-5 times more than you would somewhere else. The directors do not have the students best interest in their job description and do not care about any of the students. Most of the teachers are amateurs and unqualified, meaning they have no business fulfilling a position as a teacher. *** Their credits do not transfer to any other school whatsoever. If you start here you will either have to finish here or start over somewhere else. If you start in the LPN program and decide to transfer over into their RN program their credits do not transfer. They require at the end of each term that you take a Kaplan exam, they do not teach you that material. They provide you with a book and tell you, "its all in the book." If you ask any of the teachers about help with the Kaplan they will all tell you they don't even know what's on the exam. This exam will count as 20% of your final grade! The rules change week to week. I am currently halfway through and plan on finishing only because I don't want to have to start completely over. I chose to go here because you don't have to have any pre requisites to enter the LPN program , just pass their TEAS tests and you're in! I wanted to save time, not money. The whole program is 34K!!!! With that being said, I really expected it to be superior and to run like a "well-oiled" machine. It is so condensed that you are not allotted time to eat or sleep. I give 110% into every day and its never enough. The classes are 5 wks a pc and yes I did sign up to work at a "fast pace" but not "rush through" crash courses. You literally feel like you are going to die trying. They lower the standards to get people in and raise them once they have you enrolled. It is a "bait 'n switch" that they have mastered. If you really want to get an idea of what it's like to attend this school just come spend hàlf a day observing and ask the students for yourself. The best area to catch people (wearing scrubs) is on their classtime breaks right outside in the gazebo.
School changes curriculum and grading scale almost every day without notice. Instructors just kill you with power point. Do not ask a question. The DON is very incompetent and demeaning. They changed the Kaplan exit exam score then when students passed the test they wouldn't pay their nursing fee unless they took it again because they had a leak in their system. People loans and government funds paid this school and they can just take people money. Little to they know they all are going down including the program. Some people you just screw over.
Please don't go here!!! Folks told me I didn't listen.Some teachers are very informative others have no business being instructors or nurses.Please don't go to the DON for help she is incompetent!The school is, not worth your hard earned money!All they care about is getting grant money and your money
I studied EET online while I was on active duty. I transferred in 40 credits from another school, and while taking one class at a time, it took me about 2.5 years to graduate. I feel like I received a great education. Some classes were easy and others challenging, but you get what you put in. I never had any issues with financial services, and they got my military TA and GI Bill processed with ease. Career Services was amazingly helpful. I got several of job offers from around the country through their network. I decided to stay in my local area, but now I've got a great job that is closely related to my degree and military experience.
The acceleration of the courses are unbelievable. No nurse should take two Pharmacology classes ina 10 weeks period that covers close to 30 chapters. I made it through half of the course and didnt feel like a I learned a single thing. Biggest waste of my GI Bill money yet because theres not a single college that accepts credits from such an accelerated program. Not only that, but people who have graduated cant find any jobs or atleast hold one for very long. You get taught everything you need to know but, with how much material is covered, there is no way to rememeber everything. Your putting every patient at risk. You memorize everything but dont remember everything you need to not kill someone. There RN program isnt even accredited! Now 3 months later, my new school still hasnt gotten my transcripts and are coming after me with bills for a time period when i wasnt even attending. Now im having problems with the VA
For those of you reading reviews please realize that the large majority of people who've been satisfied with ECPI are not going to post a review of their experiences. I'm sorry for those of you who had bad experiences, and I hope you've all found where you need to be in your lives. I know ECPI has its issues (as does every other university), but don't let these reviews alone stand in your way of attending the university. I recommend taking a personal, more in-depth look at the university before coming to a conclusion. I'm attending the Innsbrook/Virginia campus which is located in a fairly affluent area, so I apologize if my statement seems bias.
Was exceedingly simple to get in, and very quick, also. I should have read reviews, and my experience with ECPI was great until I switched to the RN program. I was impressed with the classes, even though most classes are taught with power points. I changed programs from Massage to RN and it was great, at first. They start off with non-nursing classes, which was just up my alley since I love science, logic, and grades reflecting understanding. The first nursing concepts class was an unguided joke, led by a mostly sarcastic non-teacher. I'll warn you, she didn't even show us non-nursing background students how to take a simple blood pressure. Constant Prep-U's, loads of worthless classroom time, and a quick explanation of everything possible provided no help for me in the struggle I had. Since I wasn't being taught, Youtube was what helped me find a blood pressure. That is the only class I have failed. Took it again. Failed it again. No remorse from the staff, as "the teachers here can't teach everything."--DON, in meeting with Dean, DON, and Assistant DON. I would be VERY cautious when choosing the only available night RN program in the area. It is the only one, but there are MANY online, appropriately labeled Bridge programs that would provide powerpoints and fast tracks, which is their business model.
I find this school a joke. They don't follow the bi laws the write in there hand book. Which states 3 failures no reinstatement. I didnty pass 2 courses by 3/10 of a point, and was not reinstated .DON plays favorites she knows people cheat, let people come to class even though they failed. Told students to come to class untill they catch you did nt pass. Was told what to do, to be Restarted. From letter sent no accept. They don't follow hand book rules. Not a good school.
Military friendly. Great in class training. Mediocre online training.