Fortis College Reviews - Associate in Nursing

1.98 out of 5 stars
(76 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $28,802
44% of 76 students said this degree improved their career prospects
25% of 76 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
I don't know why I'm still here - 9/6/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am in the bridge program for my RN and I can't stress this enough...don't join. Go anywhere but here. You'll be doing yourself a major favor financially and mentally. The girls I have class with act like it's Jr High and High school all over again, trying to be the most popular and what's sad is the instructors are the second way. The students I can over look (but please grow up) but when instructors bash on each other and on the DON to the students, it's a different story. The pre-reqs are your normal standards for most schools but we just sit there looking at slides and having the answers to the exams given to us on study guides. The school does offer study sessions with some instructors, which are the same ones who give you the answers because they don't understand how to explain how you get the answer in the first place. I'm in my second quarter and want to transfer out, but of course I'm stuck paying either way. Between the students drama over BLM/DACA/Presidential debates with one another and with some of the instructors, it's hard to learn anything. I've taken my complaints up with the DON and all she did was shrug her shoulders and wanted names of the girls. Went to the president, since I'm paying $44,000 out of pocket I wanted to see some change. Nothing happened. Next day in class all I heard about was how there was a snitch in the class by the instructor. Ridiculous. Please, grow up and be an adult we're trying to become nurses, act like it. I work 3 12 hour days a week and go to school full time. There isn't much homework in the pre-req classes, so that's doable. Just make sure you do extra at home or unless you want the answers given. UPDATE: Since my post/review I have been contacted by some Fortis administration from off campus, he assured me it will be handled accordingly since this is not the first or second time it has happened."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Run away - 6/19/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Ok, let's start off by stating the obvious that Fortis is a FOR PROFIT school. Which means that they want to make money off of you. This in turn means that they will accept EVERYONE that applies to them. If you have a pulse and a checkbook, or can take out student loans, then you're admitted. The nursing program when I started was $42,000. That's right, more than a years salary for most people. I paid $17K from cashing in my 401K and took loans to pay the rest. This is where Fortis gets you. They won't accept any college transfer credits unless they are really recent. So for all you out there that took Biology 10 years ago, get ready to fork out the money to take it again through Fortis. FIne, I thought, no big deal. So basically if you don't have recent college credits to transfer then you spend your first year doing all of your pre-requisite courses for nursing. Basically, $20K to take english and some science classes. Finally you get to your nursing courses. By the way, did I mention you can only retake courses a couple of times? Now it gets good. You have to pass all of your pre-requisite classes with a C or better in order to move on, If you have to do a retake for maybe english, then when you get to your nursing courses, you're pretty much sunk. I happened to get really sick over a year into school. I spent 9 days in the hospital so I had to drop a course, then retake it. And, I was doing my online classes on my laptop while in the Hospital. Not really fun when you're in kidney failure, IV in your arm, and feeling terrible but still having to complete my classes. Fast forward a few months, I got sick again and had to have surgery. Again, drop a course. Now you get a notice that you are being dropped from the program, but are still eligible to reapply. By the way, you have to pay a fee to reapply. See where I am going with this? So at the end of the day, I spent $17K of my hard earned money, borrowed $22K and didn't finish. Now I have to pay my student loans back, and the best part? NONE OF MY CREDITS FROM FORTIS WILL TRANSFER TO MY LOCAL COLLEGE. So I wasted my time, and a tremendous amount of money for nothing. Stay away from this place."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brittany - 5/1/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Fortis College in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has a wonderful nursing program! I'm proud to attend this college. It is a very challenging school and it needs to be. If you plan on becoming a RN peoples lives depend on you so yeah a challenging school is a good school right? The teachers really try to help as much as they can. The simulation experience is awesome. I couldn't of asked for a better program. The new dean of nursing Teri Chapman is absolutely wonderful! She will fight hard to help you. Also the previous dean was amazing as well Mrs. Greg. Deb chase and Mrs. S. are wonderful and very helpful as well as kind. This team tries so hard to help make your college experience great! Fortis is expensive but you know this from day one. They have you meet with financial aide before you even get admitted to the school. They go over the total cost of attendance for your entire degree before you sign any enrollment forms. I'm so happy to have graduated and landed my dream job as an RN and now I'm continuing my BSN through Kaplan online. Best decision I made attending this school. Thank you Fortis College for helping me achieve my dream!!!!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
sad - 4/8/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"First I would like to say I received my ASN and through the grace of God and his son Jesus I made it out. So the words I speak are not from a place of anger but is simply the truth. Fortis Montgomery East Dale, Is truly not a school you want to attend. I have watch some of the most intelligent people fail classes. When two or even seven fail a class maybe its the student. But when you have entire classes failing its the instructor. No one can make it out of the medical surgical classes, I mean the last four or five classes (entire class except one person fail) and some of these people have taken the class multiple times. It was so bad they gave do overs without charging. They fired a bunch of people. Didn't help because no one is looking at the real problem. The students are not being taught. I feel I made it because of Jesus, and the resource my aunt gave me who is a nurse. But for the price you pay you should be able to get all your resources from them."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Truth - 1/30/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"This school is a nightmare. The DOE, Terri had an affair with one of our classmates. From the moment you enter the door, unprofessional. The OBN has been all over them. They lie and could care less about your education, just taking your money. This campus goes through staff like crazy. They fire or run off amazing instructors and keep the poor ones. They have so many that don't teach. You'll wait and wait for class to begin and the instructor never shows. I wish someone had warned me."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 1/6/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Fortis College in Cuyahoga Falls has some very unprofessional management there. They are very unorganized and all around a very terrible school. I wish I would have went elsewhere. Unless you want rude emails and schedules the day classes start save your money. They will tell you multiple times they are accredited until you get in the college and try to move to a different school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't do it - 11/17/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Complete waste of time. All the teachers except 2 don't care about their students and do not want to see them succeed. The Dean of the nursing program is a sneaky, leery, no good piece of blank, she doesn't communicate with the students, she changes the rules weekly, she is not there to help the students or make the school better, she is just there to make sure the school gets paid. The president of Fortis College Centerville is a card board cut out of a president. He gives special treatment to female students and allows them to "pass" and move on even if the fail the class. There has been numerous rumors of him have personal, and sexual relationships with students. He also has removed all trash cans from every class room to prevent students throwing trash away. Fortis college Centerville has there students do clinical at location where they can not do patient care and they are forced to sit in a conference room for 10 hours at a time and do nothing. The clinical coordinator does everything but her job, and thinks she is the best nurse to walk the face of the earth. She tells her students one thing in the class room and does the complete opposite in the clinical setting. This school is a complete waste of time and money, all they want is your money and don't care about their students"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Patsy Johnson - 10/22/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I would first like to say every school comes with problems and you have to decide what problems you want to deal with. I highly suggest not to attend this college for many reasons and the most important is that there are NO advocates for the students. No matter what any of the staff may say with their words there is no one there to support you in any real decisions regarding your profession and schooling. I would be very cautious of the fact that this school is only about money for one it's a business and once you are in they are getting their money regardless if you pass or fail. This college says one thing bit their actions have a total difference. Nursing is a career where you have to be flexible but they only expect that from their students if you are night student please be careful for you WILL have day clinicals. Many of us have had to quit our jobs to pursue this career. I know many people do not have the luxury of just quitting their jobs so that may go to school and this is something they will not tell you in admissions. Also understand that the worst culprit of this do not care because I already have my money attitude is the president of the school. I have overheard him talking to a professor as to why he thinks all nursing students only want the easy way out. Believe me if you are pursuing this profession the last thing you want is the easy way out. I highly recommend to go anywhere else but try to go somewhere where your credits will transfer. You could face be I ng left with over 40 grand in debt because of this school and not even be able to go anywhere else. I wish I would've done some research before I went to this school because even though the students become your family I don't think I would chose those college again."
1.0 out of 5 stars
My son and me - 9/30/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"The nursing program is a joke, but the tuition pid is not funny. Teachers not qualified is the big thing, no teachers hours, no tutoring for the nursing classes, have to get a pass to go to the bathroom. The learning environment is like elementary school. The director will not listen to any student. This place is worse than pathetic. We wasted about $9,000 on one semester there. My son passed but hated it and wouldn't go back. We're told student loans would cover about $1200 as I paid the rest in cash. lol and behold we now have a judgment against us for that with not much explanation. Go to a real college! All of the community colleges have certified professors and programs. Have been told a nursing degree from here isn't well respected in the industry. We got sucked in by the intake person who was very good at her job, and thinking he could get his AA RN in less time. If you look at their true graduation rate it is very very low. They lied about it."
Robert Anders - 10/3/2016

Hello

I am very sorry your experience was not what your son had expected. Would you mind providing the name of the school? You can contact me at randers@edaff.com

Robert L Anders Dr PH FAAN

VP of Nursing

1.0 out of 5 stars
Don't go here - 9/2/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Don't go to Fortis Centerville. It was the biggest mistake I ever made. If you are serious about your degree, you need to look elsewhere. The so called teachers/professors or whatever you want to call them are a joke. They hardly seem competent. They don't even teach, they just show slides and talk about their personal lives which nobody cares about. Most of us are hard working adults looking to better ourselves, but they don't even care. They show up sometimes, but even when they do, they just show slides and give you a test. The quizzes that they give you don't even cover what you "learned". The head of the nursing program is the biggest joke I've ever met. How she became a teacher I have no idea. I'm only posting this as anonymous because I have a relative that goes there, and I don't want them to be associated with my anger. Trust me, stay far far away from this place. I don't even write reviews, but I figured in this situation I would because I want to help anyone I can stay away from this place. I cannot think of one positive thing to say. I wish you all the best, and beg you to take my advice."
Robert Anders - 10/3/2016

Hi

Would you please contact me at randers@edaff.com

I did not get a notice you had responded. I apology for the delay

Dr. Anders

Robert L Anders - 9/8/2016

Dear Colleague

I am very concerned that your experience at Fortis College did not meet your expectations. If you are willing I would like to visit with you regarding your experience as our goal as revealed in other posting on this site is to provide an outstanding educational experience.

Best Regards

Robert L Anders, Dr PH, CS, CNAA, ANEF, FAAN

Vice President of Nursing

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