Fortis College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
Review of Nursing Associate Degrees
This school does not care about the student body at all! There only concern is money! They are disorganized, tell you one thing and do something different. They have instructors teaching classes that have no experience in the specialty, they will not return your calls or emails. The previous graduating class had to hire an attorney!!! I can not even begin to tell you the aggravation and distress this school has caused!!! Please, please, please do not waste your time and money at this sham of a school. It has been torture to watch my husband suffer through this horrible experience.
I am an ASN graduate of the last Rets class after Fortis College took over the Centerville school in Ohio. After 5 yrs I decided to go back to school for my BSN I called 4 times in 2 weeks the registrar to have transcripts sent no replies. Unprofessional and disappointing my class had a 97% pass rate on NcLEX that helped get them out of academic accreditation trouble. I have already enrolled at a school for my BSN but I can't get into the school without official transcripts being sent. I have limited time and I don't reside in Ohio anymore. The website doesn't not allow me to take care of this item I have to speak with the registrar office who never answer the phone or their voicemails. I am have my family drive 45 mins to the school so I can further my education.
Fortis College Cutler Bay is a very welcoming school. The staff is extremely helpful and are about the students. I am currently a nursing student. The professors are willing to meet with you whenever you need help. The school offers night time classes which is extremely convenient for those who work. You are able to finish within two years.
I attended Fortis College in Cutler Bay, Florida and its the worst school anyone can attend. The administrative staff like financial aid and student services are great people but the Dean and the majority of the professors are a problem. Back in June 2014 a group took the HESI exit exam which is the last nursing exam one has to take to be able to graduate and the entire group ADN and BSN somehow found the answers and cheated and all scored almost perfect scores. Then came time to take the NCLEX and no one passed until in the past recent months after intense boot camp a little bit less than half passed the NCLEX. Because of this group every one after them has had to suffer and have to endure the hardest HESI exit exams there are. The June 2014 group got Version 1_D and since apparently there are 6 versions to this exam, we were given versions 3 retake 4 and those that didn't passed and had to retake it, on their second try they got version 4 retake 4! like c'mon how in the world you are going to be giving retake exams to students when you haven't even given them the chance to take the initial exam of each version?! This school is a total mess, they are extremely short staffed, they hardly have any clinical sites, up until I finished in September they only had 2 clinical sites and one of them was going to be the last time the school was going to be allowed to send students. On top of it all THEY ARE NOT ACCREDITED so if you decide to transfer to another school guess what? you aren't going to be able to transfer credits and continue your education you are GOING TO HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN!! Please save yourself your money and most importantly time which is what you will never get back.
Pathetic!! We have had an instructor leave during the semester every quarter. The administration at the Westerville ohio campus blames the students for everything and has totally forgotten that we the students pay their salaries. We teach ourselves the material because the instructors they do have either don't speak English or read off of powerpoints and test on subjects that are not taught. The clinicals consist of the students standing around or making ice cream sundaes for 8 hours. The lab has non working equipment and the instructor has admitted she has never done some of the required skills on a live person.
I was in my second to last term as a nurse completing my ASN. I have certificates for Presidents list, Deans list, Honor roll, and perfect attendance. I had A's in all my classes with 95% test average. I was kicked out of the program. No specifics, merely 'didn't know her place as a student' and 'know it all', absolutely no coaching, just gone. This school will kick you out because they don't like you, and they can do it legally because they are a for profit.
The school is a scam! Instead of them changing the policy and holding the new people who attended after the change accountable, they held the senior class on down. At this point, we're all too far in debt to pull out, not to mention, many schools won't even except the credits. Calling the corporate office is a joke! the owners obviously don't want to hear about the issues because they send a rep that is friends with the administrator. Nothing is solved. There is a student still there who has been harassed by an INSTRUCTOR with proven text messages in an attempt to get her thrown out and she was allowed to stay. Also, another INSTRUCTOR at the same location tried to fight a senior nursing student. The owners obviously just care about the money! Otherwise, how could they send a representative to handle such serious matters. These are not accusations but proven facts! The student is still there because she can't afford to pull out so far in the game. Unreal. Her name is Joyce. The news should get involved so that NO one else has to go through these issues. IT's unfair!!!!!!!!!STAY AWAY!!!!!!!
This school is a scam. The professors are instructed to fail at least one person per quarter. My professor last semester passed everyone in the class. She was a great instructor and all of my classmates including myself passed our exit exams for the class. This professor was fired! The turnover rate with professors is very high. The fast pace of the class is difficult for professors to pickup if they have not done that before and most have not. My cohort started with 30 people in it. We have three months left and there are only 10 of us left. Most of those people are from the cohort ahead of me and have been held back. Your grades in the class don't matter. Your testing percentage is the only thing that lets you move on. Get a back professor one term and you're in trouble. Administration messed up on my financial aid multiple times. I attended the school for over a year and they said they had no paperwork on me. The person in admission didn't send my paperwork in. Six months later they called me in and said the same thing. They cashed my check every month that's for sure. My professor this term refused to meet with me. One class that we only attended 5 times all term, gave us a worksheet and no instruction for 5 hours while we sat there and did a fill-in the blank. Standards and policies change every term. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money here.
Some of the teachers at Fortis are great but others are HORRIBLE! Pediatrics course was taught very poorly and the teacher could care less about you education and your future. After talking to administration they seemed to care as much as the teacher did. Spend your $40,00 else where and go to a different school that cares about your education.
Stay away from Fortis Nursing program! Your homework, quizzes, or case studies won't help you if you needed 1 point to pass a class. The passing grade is a 78 for each nursing course and all your exams as well as your overall class average has to be a 78 also. The staff won't offer any help if needed! Beware!