Fortis College Reviews - 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

1.6 out of 5 stars
SUNSHINE - 3/2/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"If you are looking for a Nursing program stay as far away from Columbia Fortess as you can get. The DON is a demon to be reckoned with and is protected for her actions beyond anything you have ever seen before. She picks and chooses who gets through the nursing program, and sadly it's after you have built up thousands of dollars worth of loans. Mind you, the teachers with the exception of one, are great, but sadly they end up resigning or get fired because they refuse to participate in her unethical actions. If you or anyone you know have already been affected by this DON/Nursing program, please tell them to keep their ears open, a class action lawsuit is building and we want to make sure you are apart."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Taylor - 10/9/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"First let me start by saying that there are a few positive things about the school. We have had great teachers who actually teach and make their tests. But they end up getting fired or getting fed up with administration and DON plus administration decisions and quit. I finished my ADN at Fortis of Port st lucie and passed my Nclex, and oh boy. Please, do not go there. They lie to your face. A lot, and they get away with so much because, they are all in on the same page. All the people with power are friends and loyal to each other instead of being helpful and do the right thing. Mind you, tuition is over 44000 dollars. When they decide to kick a student out of their program, wasting that student time and money in the process it is also without warning or mercy. The DON is very powerful and not to be messed with. With a smile, she condescendingly constantly talk down to students. I had to always take things with a grain of salt. She told me i had a resting bitch face. And i am sure many other students had interesting encounters with her."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 9/22/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Honestly when I first started, I thought things were fair and the people giving me warning about the DON and the teachers were just not completing assignments on time and not managing well. Come to find out I was wrong. I am a good student, mostly A’s, never C’s. Passed everything until I got to Capstone. I failed capstone and then I was told to stay out for 3 months. I never asked for a leave, never complained of being tired. On the Contrary i made myself available but I was given some excuse as far as why I needed to wait 3 months and then come back. Which isn’t guaranteed because the DON accept people she feels like accepting and help whoever she wants to help. I only failed capstone and you need to fail two classes to get kicked out. She does whatever she wants and she runs things in there so everyone follow what she wants. She gets spiteful with students who fight her unfair decisions. I did my best, studied hard, always passed everything."
1.0 out of 5 stars
me - 9/16/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"I don't recommend this school.They will do whatever it takes to get you in the door and get your money.Then they don't wanna answer your questions or if you question why something is happening you get told not to worry about it, it is not your concern.If other students weren't happy with it then they will say something but if only one student is unhappy or complaining then it must be the student."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Samintha S. - 4/29/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"I wish I could explain the hatred that I have for the school. The teachers don't teach ,the credits do not transfer anywhere and no one cares about the students! Going to this school was one of the worst decisions I've ever made ,please learn from my mistakes!"
1.1 out of 5 stars
former faculty - 1/24/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Potential students and prospective faculty should stay as far away as possible from this place. Tuition is ten times that of nearby nonprofit schools, a number of programs are on probation, science laboratory courses do not have laboratories, computers and copiers do not work, local employers openly state that they will not hire graduates, credits cannot be transferred to other institutions, there is very high turnover of teachers between resignations (often abrupt and unexpected) and waves of firings and administrators are largely inaccessible to students except to remove them from classes and sweat them for tuition payments while there is almost no contact between faculty and administrators, most of whom are rarely or never on the premises."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Former student - 1/18/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"They get you in there and are so supportive in the beginning but by the end of the program you will be begging for someone to care. I have found that they don't hold up their end of deal. They want you to pay on time, but they will keep your money until you beg for it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
what a joke of a school !!! BEWARE - 9/26/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"STUDENTS BEWARE!!! they lie to you up front... these credits DO NOT TRANSFER ANYWHERE!!! they tell you they do.... lied to! We started with over 30 students in health assessment (NEW TEACHER!!). When only 15 got to pharmacology, (NEW TEACHER AGAIN!!!) only 4 passed the class... the teachers do not write their tests.... the administration do... HELLO how can you teach when the teacher doesn't know what is on the test..... THEY TELL you that you can repeat the class.... OH>. and you will pay to retake it also!!! BIG BUCKS. I waisted $25,000 (student loans) on nothing... left after pharm... complete waist of time. not only do I not have a degree but I will have to pay for this bad school who just wants your money... they don't care about teaching the student how to be a good nurse... or how to help you understand information... don't waste your time in the Salt Lake City campus... ITS A JOKE!!!"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Husband - 6/18/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"My wife attending Fortis College in Orange Park. After graduating and passing the NCLEX for RN, she is now finding it difficult to find a job. Several places have told her they would not hire her because Fortis did not have accreditation. She was led to believe they were while attending."
4.4 out of 5 stars
L. H. - 3/7/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Quick FYI: I attended Fortis College - Cutler Bay- Although the process wasn't by any means short or quick, I had the support of the staff the entire time. If I had a question, someone was there to help, and any concerns I had in regards to financial aid or scheduling were addressed. I know it sounds weird to say it, but it felt like the staff were more than a little eager to help me; if I couldn't reach someone by phone, someone popped up to get me a staff member's email. I know it's a small school, but having teachers and admissions staff remember my face, name, and the fact that my mom was recovering from surgery made me feel like an actual person and not a walking ATM for this school. I really appreciate everything the school has done for me, and I can't recommend it enough."
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