Fortis College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
Review of Nursing Associate Degrees
Please stay away from this school. First reason, this is a for-profit school which means that the money that all the students pay goes to the private sector who owns the school instead going to the professors' salary and staff in general. Second, THE CREDITS OBTAINED IN THIS SCHOOL WON'T TRANSFER TO ANY OTHER SCHOOL, so if you decide to leave to a different institution be ready to start from the beginning. Third, they keep hiring professors that are too busy to help the student. Not enough time for tutoring if you need it. Fourth, no confidentiality in this school. All the department and professors' offices are in a single room, full of cubicles. Each cubicle is a professor's office or department. If you go to the financial aid department the whole campus will know your financial situation. If you go to the registar department to change your schedule because of any issue in your personal life, the whole campus will now about it. And fifth reason, good employers in the health care system like Baptist and Jackson won't hire you because Stay away from this school if you want to get hired by good employers like Baptist and Jackson Health System, because Fortis College is not accredited.
OMG..Where do I start? Ok lets start with the positive, the president is awesome very cool and down to earth,the enrollment staff are definitely high class scam artists. (but that's their job so I wont blame them....) THE HORRIBLE TEACHERS....It's very obvious that the teachers don't care any about their jobs or students, do 7 1/2 hr classes reading off an overhead sound like teaching? Teachers show up late, constantly answering their phones through class. One professor in particular , the Nursing Anatomy teacher definitely needs to be put under review and fired. Constant cursing and negative remarks make for an un-easy class. Lol and its obvious that most people posting positive comments about Fortis College are employees. I'm so glad I made it through that horrible school.. Oh and dont get me started on the Cost. If you still want to ignore my warnings go ahead,but make sure you look at the charges on your accounts, they're notorious for double and tripple charging you for the same things.
THE ADMISSION STAFF ARE ROBOTS THEY ALL SAY THE EXACT SAME THING. THE ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR IS RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL. I WAS NOT PREPAREDTO PAY MY APPLICATION FEE AT THE TIME OF MY VISIT AND SHE ASKED ME, "WELL DOESN'T SOMEONE LOVE YOU CALL THEM AND TELL THEM TO PAY IT". ALL THE WHILE SHE WAS EATING SUNFLOWER SEEDS WHILE TALKING TO ME. THAT WAS ENOUGH FOR ME TO WALK OUT THE DOOR. IF SHE WERE NOT IN CHARGE THE ADMISSION REPS MIGHT BE ABLE TO TELL THE TRUTH AND ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE.
Great experience. All,those students who complain about the Instructors and College should leave and go to another school. Its not the school who makes you,no,one meets you half way in life you have to go all the way ,
The clinicals were not appropriate for a senior RN students. They were more appropriate for LPN's. I also received no critical care experience which was unacceptable.
Please read CAREFULLY. Its to late for me to turn back as I am already into my nursing classes. This is a for profit college. They will sign up anyone just to get their financial aid money and as I have heard it said many times they start weeding out the students. This practice is called.... you fail 2 classes and your out. One can be a non related nursing course and another could be a core class. You are at the begging mercy of the staff to stay in school. Secondly the staff is what most would call bottom of the barrel instructors. Calling them LAZY is kind. To get any help is like pulling teeth and beware if you stand up and say something you are a trouble maker! They offend forget who pays their salary. I have seen many good students sour and drop out because of reckless teachers who would rather see you fail them spend 10 minutes trying to help you. You are on your own, don't let admissions tell you different. If you don't believe me just ask to see both bathrooms......do they look neat and clean? You would think being a nursing college they would encourage cleanliness. Not the case here. Finally before you sign call the board of nursing ask them what status Fortis Largo is in. We are and have been under probation because students are not able to pass the boards. Do you see a theme here? And last but not least is our wonderful dean of nursing.....she is an ordainment and will do nothing to help you succeed. You have been warned.
Success in this program is all about the student's discipline and initiative. The recruiter I had, J. W., was incredibly honest about the program, almost to the point that I had second thoughts. The reason he described how grueling the program could be was because he only wanted students that would succeed. The program itself had lots of issues when I was going, but they were just growing their programs. Like all nursing programs, they can't teach you everything, but what they do attempt to do is to give you the best base of information you'll need to become a successful and safe nurse.
I attend Fortis College in Montgomery Alabma, going for my ADN, and I have been there since October 2012. I am VERY satisfied with my 0instructors;of course I have had some that have been a pain that is with "real colleges" as well. ALL of my instructors are very knowledgeable, always willing to help, and all of them are RN's. I have gotten real clinical experience at all my clinical sites! My word of advice to all future student is that if you do not have a passion for nursing PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!! I promise your work will reflect just that! I can not speak for any other campus but Montgomery Alabama's Fortis College will adequately prepare you to be an RN in a realworld setting. Will you meet bumps in the road? Of course! As you will in "real colleges"
Up until 2 months ago I was a nursing student at Fortis. I have a Bachelor's degree from a state college and maintained a 4.0 GPA from that school. While at Fortis I maintained a 3.8 GPA but struggled to do so. The reason for the struggle was because the instructors teach one thing and test on something completely different. When asking questions they tell you the book is ... [COLOR=#02b1f2]Read more[/COLOR] incorrect. When discussing this with the dean, she said that she supports her instructors 100% and I need to learn better study skills. If I did not have a 4.0 from a REAL school I might have given some thought to her ridiculous accusation. After speaking with several students that were getting ready to graduate, I found out that this school's practices are completely unethical. Students were getting to the end of the nursing program and if ---- did not believe they would pass the NCLEX exam she would make sure their grades where changed so that they failed the program. This way they would not risk lowering the schools pass rates which are needed to get the League of Nursing accreditation which by the way, I was told by the admission person they already had. He assured me they had all the accreditations needed to get a job in any hospital. Also another lie because after investigating further, Fortis College has a very bad reputation in the area and Fortis graduates are not hired. All of this was verified by a former instructor who left the school because she would not participate in these unethical practices. You are probably wondering why I didn't go back to a state school and the bottom line is the waiting lists are so long I decided to try a for profit school because there was no waiting list and no pre-req's required. Now I know why there was no waiting list. One of my classes started with 12 students and by the end of class 8 had dropped out or been failed and forced to drop. For profit schools are just that. The only thing that matters is their $$. What kind of school takes 48,000 for an Associate degree in nursing and lets a student get all the way to the end of their program and fails them so that their education becomes worthless at this point because your credits will not transfer to another reputable/regionally accredited school. They will tell you they will but they will not. None of mine transferred. I have since transferred to Galen and I am so happy I did. If this review helps just one person avoid this school it is worth my time to write it. Please avoid this school. Talk to some of the current students and see what they say about the school.
I have had no problems with Fortis College. I graduated and passed nclex r.n. on my first try. financial services with Fortis College were awesome. I had no issues with them either. the majority of my teachers were pretty awesome as well. a lot of teachers quit this school during my time there, but I do believe it was mostly because of the student body. from what I have noticed most students who complain about the program are student who are failing due to their own faults and lack of determination. It is such a shame to see all the negative comments about Fortis College. NOT ALL OF THEM ARE THE SAME. Future student please be aware you get what you put into school! go to school, give it your all, study hard and you will come out on top!! I had no SERIOUS issues with Fortis College.