Fortis College Reviews - Associate in Nursing

1.98 out of 5 stars
(64 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $28,802
48% of 64 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 64 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Rozepetal - 8/17/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2914
"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 ,"
3.0 out of 5 stars
Tiffany - 8/5/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Disappointed and worried - 6/2/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Chip - 5/20/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ciera Shanks - 5/9/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"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""
1.3 out of 5 stars
The truth about Fortis Largo - 4/8/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
fortis graduate - 3/1/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
A nonymous - 2/20/2014
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I have been attending this school for 6 months. I recently withdrew. I have always made excellent grades (Bachelors degree in Biology 3.9 GPA from REAL COLLEGE) This school is absurd. The instructors for the nursing program are all over the place. The SIM lab teacher is teaching material that was on the syllabus 2 weeks ago and he is testing on material we haven't covered. No point in discussing this with the DON or the President of the school because they don't care. We have taken a petition about these instructors and all we are told is that it is not the instructors it is the students and if we can't handle the nursing program then drop out. What kind of instructors or school President says that! Not all of us are wrong. This is why the NCLEX pass rate is below standard and we have heard the nursing program is on probation now. 48,000 for this degree and no one in the school cares if we pass or not. Please save your money and go to a college who supports education and strives for their students to pass the NCLEX. Don't be fooled by any of the enrollment counselors. Speak with some of the students. Look around, the halls are bare. So many of us are withdrawing and going to other schools because this is our career and we want to be trained properly. Would you want a nurse taking care of you or a loved one who struggled to pass their state test? Not me. Many of us later found out that they are not eligible for NLNAC which greatly reduces your chances of working at many of the larger hospitals in the area. Bay Care, ACH, Bayfront, etc... won't even hire Fortis Grads. I should have done my homework better before enrolling in this school. You should too. DON'T DO IT"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/4/2013
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year:
"this school has been awesome to me... i had one issue with one instructor since starting school in august 2012.. but the instructor was an awesome intelligent teacher.... so i didnt care how much i didnt like "her".... i deal with issues and not personalities!! and so far i havent had one issue with this school!! it is such a shame to see all the bad reviews....but if you got o school witht he mindset of im doing this for me then you will be o.k."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/12/2013
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
"It is the worst program I have ever attended. The admission department harass you to the point of restraining order level to get you in then you're on your on from there. There's an exit exam that must be passed in order to graduate that the school gives no preparation for. Then when you fail( whether missing by 1 point or 10 points) you have to repeat a whole semester of medsurg, including all clinicals, labs, sim labs, etc... even if you passed the class with an A! That A that you worked hard for is turned to an F and those clinicals, labs, and SIM labs that consumed your every waking hour get erased and turned to zeros! Then upon returning to do the walk of shame to now join the class that was once behind you, you're told you have to attend tutoring once a week...not tutoring for the exit exam you failed but for the medsurg class you passed...Ummmm, can anyone tell me what's wrong with this picture? So, after suffering the humiliation of not graduating and having to now sit in class day-by-day with those students that just threw you a pre-graduation party weeks earlier, you're now told that you're all out of financial aid and now have to pay out of pocket for you're failure, with no guarantee that at the end of these four months and $3,300, that you'll be passing the hesi this time around either. You go to your Dean of Nursing with concerns about the situation and are told that you're worrying over nothing or that you only have yourself to blame because you apparently didn't prepare enough. Then to add insult to injury, you get told, "the reason the school's nclex pass rate has fallen below their standards is because all the cheating the students are doing, not because the program is lacking". I am living in a nightmare with no end in sight. I've been working in the health field all my life, and am normally a very cheerful person, looking for the fun in everything( a smile a day keeps the blues away) but this program has broken my spirits. I have to fight for the will to get out of bed each day to face the horrible, terrible, monster I call...FORTIS COLLEGE"