Fortis College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (192)
Stay away from this school. They will give you a nice song and dance to get you to apply but it's all smoke and mirrors in the end. By the time the true colors show it's too late to leave. You can't work and go to school at the same time like they say. In the orientation they boast about how flexible the program is but then they change your afternoon to mornings and put you in a class from 11-1, leaving you no room to work your job. Clinicals steal your entire day/week and your hands are tied and all you're allowed to do is push pills and wipe ass. During class hours administration is always on you to complete a survey for this and that and if you don't do it then that's grounds for expulsion. What I noticed is that the dean was most concerned about petty things such as uniforms and badges on few people when others wore clothing that was not approved. In the beginning it is all "come over here and we'll work with you and it'll be fun..." when you're in it was, "do this or you will be kicked out..." The dean is a joke. At face value she's like "I care and I want you to succeed." In reality she has no clue why she's meeting with students when it was her that set up the meeting. She's on the phone and talking to others through her door and preparing to leave for the day while meeting with students. (personal experience twice) They boast about a 100% graduation rate but in reality it's less than half. In my cohort we started with over 30 students and before capstone there were only a few left, 6-10. That goes back to another lie they push; small class sizes, plenty of one on one help from professors. More often than not, we were having to find extra chairs and tables to accommodate the high number of students. Not only were the rooms small and loud they were hot and stuffy from being overcrowded. Classroom walls are very thin and you are distracted by the class next door. There is no pharmacology professor so they employ anyone with a degree. The pharmacology class is a joke, all cohorts fail that class, the only people who pass that class are the ones who are repeating it from the term before. There was this horrible professor who would condescendingly reply with another question when a student asked a question or for clarification. During lecture you're taking notes on lecture and reading text and taking notes on text then during test time questions come from left field. You study hours on end and you know the particular system in and out and you're tested from what seems to be a whole different text thus making it easier to fail. Fortis College is a predatory school. Their credits are not recognized anywhere else so if you wanted to transfer you are out of luck, you just have to start over from the very beginning, you lost out on two years of your life and ended up with a huge bill. Stay away! The career counselor tells you only what you already know and tells you to visit this or that website and apply. When you see potential students touring the campus all you want to do is tell them to run, don't do it.
I was told when I signed up for this school, that the evening program allowed for working adults to become RN's while attending school 2-3 nights a week. However, what they fail to mention is that as the program goes on, you will be in classes every night of the week and clinicals are held during daytime hours, not in the evenings as the recruiters like to tell you. Also, the Dean of Nursing is a very rude and unapproachable person. She will walk into a classroom and start yelling at people for wearing lab coats in lab or a Fortis sweatshirt because all of the rooms are freezing. If you have a problem, she does not respond to emails. She acts like she is employed at a high school instead of a college with adults. I understand there are rules however we are adults, please speak to us as such. The instructors are terrible for the most part. Dr.D. and Dr. S. are awesome and really know the material. I learned so much from them. However, other instructors tell us they are not there to teach us but to guide us where to find the information for ourselves. That's funny that I paid over 40K to teach MYSELF. Also, the maternal clinical is in another city over 2 hours away and requires a hotel stay however the whole time you are there you sit in a room and watch videos all day. We saw no deliveries and had limited contact with patients. If that's the case, why not make 100% be in SIM lab as these count towards clinical hours. This college is expensive and has a lot lacking. One of the professors, Miles Drake, lost his medical license for his drinking and failed drug screens. Yet, he still teaches under "Dr". Other teachers have walked out and left them scrambling to find others to replace them. The board of nursing really should step in and get this school to clean up their act. The potential is there and there are a handful of great professors but overall not a good school to spend your hard earned money and time.
Please save yourself and do not attend this school. This is the worst school one of my biggest mistakes ever was to continue going to this school. The teachers are awful and do not know how to teach and could care less about you . During my time here we went through several different new instructors because the last one kept getting fired. Very unprofessional and rude instructors. Even the lead instructor would always say its your money you can do what you want here which meant go ahead and fail its out of your pocket. They do not care about you. It is like going back to high school or middle school they accept any person to attend the school, literally anyone so it was hard to focus with a bunch of reckless immature people who didnt even care to be there. This school is completely focused on your money. Every program is so over priced. And the financial aid lady rushes you and makes you sign a bunch of paperwork so quickly without explaining anything then you get called down during class because you owe 567$ payment that you had no idea about and wasnt even informed. Shes even apart of the whole scam. Everything about this school is awful. I hope they shut down.
I had the worst experience with this school the Instructors were not knowledgeable Always fights , worst externship sites , when applying for jobs you need 2 to 3 years of experience in the clinical area which we do not have so that means no job.not a good look.now I have unnecessary loans.
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.
DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!They all about money. Teachers don't know the material they're teaching. They talk and teach you like your in high school. Teachers always leaving their room for minutes at a time when they suppose to be teaching. They have the same three teachers teaching three different subjects. Teachers only been in there field for 5 years and teaching classes. You credits DO NOT transfer to any another colleges. Your better off going to a four or a two year college. I would not recommend this college to anyone else.
I am the parent of a graduate. First, the college is extremely overpriced for the education received.Second, professors and deans do not respond to calls, texts, emails or communicate when contacted without multiple efforts which may or may not result in a response.Finally, gainful employment is very difficult with a fortis certificate.
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.
DONT GO HERE THEIR ALL ABOUT THEIR MONEY I OWE 15 grant on loans and they give you shiti internship places to go to .. I haven't had a job on what I went to school for since 2012 !!! And when I called to get copies of my transcript and diploma they said they don't have it that it's at a warehouse ... smh for billing and coding everyone wants 2/3 years of exp and they won't tell you that! Go look ar jobs on line you will see they all want experience ! Something you don't have when you get out and the internships you get sent too you end up being a front desk!! Smh
DO NOT I repeat DO NOT go to this school. This school is all about collecting money. I studied in the welding program. The lack of welding equipment and tools is unreal. Went a whole month without any metal to practice welding with. The teachers fighting in front of students. Teachers showing up to class completely drunk to the point where he can barely articulate. Must I go on? Stay far far far far far away from this school or you will regret it!!!