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This is by far the worst school to attend to get a nursing degree never have I ever in all my years of going to school have I ever had a teacher tell me should would not answer my question.... I thought that's what I paid you to do answer my questions
I attended Fortis College in hopes of landing a job as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. I have worked as CNA for nearly 20 years, so I felt this would be great to work a straight day shift job and be off every weekend. But I was in for a rude awakening. I passed all my courses in school and was thrown on an extern site that had seemingly had judged me before I got in the door good. The staff at Fortis College did not try to place you on site that would prepare you for success they just threw you somewhere. I did not get hired when my externship was completed. I worked harder than the real workers worked sadly. I did their jobs while they gave me orders. I completed the needed amount of hours. I passed the Certification Exam on the first testing. I felt I done everything right. But I am still working 2 jobs as a CNA because no one will hire me. I have wasted gas, time, and money going on several interviews to be told they chose another candidate. I am truly dissapointed with myself for choosing Fortis College. Now, I am stuck with a student loan to pay back and no job as a Medical Assistant. I strongly suggest do your research before enrolling at this school. I would have been so much better off attending a Community College and obtaining my LPN and landing a job instantly after passing my test. Everyone who I tell my story laughs at me because they say it is "Gimmick" and I got played.
My former job at a manufacturing company moved out of the country. Because of this I had an opportunity to go back to school that was paid for. Out of all the schools I could have picked, I picked Fortis College. I have a 3.5 GPA and I need to pass the HESI exit to pass the school. I have taken the Hesi Exit several times now and I have came close but not close enough. When I signed up for this school I thought if I passed every class and did everything I was suppose to like a 3.5 GPA and a Kaplan predictor score of 86%, which means if I took the NCLEX boards most likely I would pass. This school has cost 48k and now they want me to pay more to take a class (Capstone) over I passed with A-, I should not have to pay anymore money. I am going to take Capstone over but I think I should not have to pay for a class I got a A- in. IS CAPSTONE going to help me pass my HESI EXIT? Only time will tell......wish me luck!
I would never discourage a person from going to Fortis. My reason being is that everyone has their own experience there. I would just like to share my story. I was a senior in highschool, also a mom, and so confused about what to do. Fortis came into the highschool and gave their last speech for the year. I decided to sign up and went in for an interview. I was accepted, loved everything I heard and had everything ready to go, for 2 weeks after I would graduate highschool. I started school in July, would of graduated in Dec. 2015. My first mod there consisted of English, math, informatics and human phys.- pretty much a breeze through those. Second mod was nutrition, psychology, nursing basics, labs, math. I ended up failing nursing basics and math, they were a combined grade so I technically failed both. Discouraged and sad, I decided to just try again. I ended up passing, pushing my graduation date 3 months ahead to March, ended up with a different mod and class. Moving on to 3rd mod, we started clinicals twice a week and another fundamentals to nursing, geriatrics, labs and pharmacology. I passed ultimately and moved on to 4th mod. That was clinicals 3x a week and classes, med surg, labs and obstetrics. I went halfway through the mod and dropped. I was failing, I was way behind on what I should have known. I didn't feel prepared at all. So as though everything seemed well Ill list everything wrong. -A teacher was let go because of budget cuts, we have 3 different instructors for 2 weeks and then they hired the original teacher back. -We were 6 weeks through 2nd mod, and because of the fire of our original teacher, we had to relearn everything from week 1-6 because the new teacher didn't think the original teacher was any good at teacher (her words pretty much) -During clinicals a teacher was coming in and telling us to go home instead of doing clinicals, which we got in trouble for. Noone told because we didn't know what to do. We were told to follow what the instructor did. She ended up leaving after that. -We lost our dean, and the new one came in clueless trying to readjust everything, screwing up schedules. We started our 3rd mod with no schedule for a week, and they were still wrong. -We went 10 weeks through pharm class missing a book that would have really helped us out, mind you people failed pharm and some were very very close -A teacher resigned her position, leaving us with a lab teacher who had no idea how to run the lab, because training was done in another state for 2 weeks and she was the only one that learned it. - They switched our schedules multiple times during the mod - The new dean made a new rule if you fail 2 classes during any mod you have to leave the program, making one of my friends start mod 3 over and then 4 weeks into the mod, she was kicked out of the program. Mind you, the seniors about to graduate, many had failed multiple multiple classes. - Study guides were no longer being able to be given, because teachers were supposedly teaching to the test, when in my class, passing was very hard for many of us almost failing. - When we took a HESI, remediation was done online for up to 6 hours, and sometimes the computer didn't register your time, and remediation barely helped many people. -Multiple accounts, we were told they expected more people to fail from our class, that at the end we would graduate with a class of 10 the most, when we started with 26 -Only a few teachers really gave a crap about the students, and it was against their rules to really help us out as best as they wish they could. - Favoritism was definitely played a lot, exceptions weren't the same for each and every student. -Printing was limited to 10 pages a day. If more was printed, librarian often got very frustrated throwing a fit. I know many student have had trouble finding jobs or passing the state board test because they felt completely behind. I felt myself we were expected to know more that we never did or learned. I was thrown into clinicals in a situation that I was suppose to know and I had never done before. One teacher was very very rude when he talked. He often embarrassed me during clinicals, and very unprofessional. Like I said though, my experience was horrible. I wouldn't recommend anyone, but its your loss or gain.
I would never recommend this school the teachers are unprofessional and act like your in high school you font learn anything and all the school is concerned about is money the financial aid sucks and always say you owe money when you don't and always mess up something you as the student are lost and don't get your schedule until the day before your new mod if your lucky this place absolutely sucks
I don't even want to take my time to write lots of words about this school. I can only say that you will regret for the rest of your life if you go to that school where you will not learn will be treated bad disrespectfully and won't be able to practice or transfer your credits. I can write a book about the bad things abou this school and won't find a single good word on the dictionary for anything there. It is absolutely true.
Crappy crappy school. I got mostly As and it is still hard finding a job, plus this school just got fined $13.3 million for defrauding students and making misrepresentations to students. I got my RN from this but I wouldnot recommend it to anyone. There are tons of good public colleges nearby to go to. Plus it is a rip off financially and they could care less about the students. The teachers were mostly pretty crappy and they have a very high teacher turnover. Most of the people who start the program don't finish, in fact they only have a 48% retention rate, which is crappy; they will flunk you in your senior year after spending over 50K if you do not pass their exit hesi which no other college makes you do. Definately would not recommend this school. They treat students like crap, and the facilities are sub standard.
I would NOT recommend this school. They did not help me find a job, even after I was on unemployment and needed help. And I had 15 years of Medical Office experience. I have a school loan to pay back.. for the rest of my life, without a job in Medical Billing... and I am certified. IT's a joke. They need to refund your money.
I LOVED THIS SCHOOL! I learned a lot from the instructors. I loved that we did a lot of hands on. I'm going back for the dental hygiene program. I would & have recommended this school to family & friends. Any school you're going to have your ups & downs & yes the staff can be shitty at times but they are always willing to help you. But I wouldn't care I was going to get mines regardless. Potential employers love Fortis graduates because we aren't just dental assistants we're expanded functions & Fortis is accredited. I can't wait to start the dental hygiene program!
STAY AWAY!!! This "college" was in a rundown 1980's building that was falling apart. All they want is your MONEY. When you are given the tour it feels like your inside a minimum security prison. There were attackS and fights among the ghetto students. The worst of the worst is Career Placement Staff. Must have been cashiers at Wal-Mart before doing this job. NOBODY WANTS TO HIRE ANY FORTIS GRADUATE. They have torched their bridges a long time ago. Financial Aid will screw up your records and act as if you entered the data yourself. I'm ashamed to admit I went to this faux college.