Fortis College Reviews
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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 attended Fortis College in Montgomery, Alabama on Atlanta Highway for Basic Medical Office X-Ray Technology. Some of the Instructors were ok, but the education you will receive for the amount of money, is not worth it. You would be better off going to a 2 year X-Ray program or a 4 year college. None of the local hospitals, or medical offices want to hire Fortis College graduates because of it's reputation. They really don't give you the actual tools you need. The X-ray program is Limited Scope, so you will not get hired, because hospitals and medical offices only want people from 2 year full comprehensive programs. Although you'll take Basic Life Support Classes, you'll still have to take a CPR Certification class on you own time and with your own money if you actually want to have your CPR certification. Same goes for ARRT certification, Phlebotomy, and Medical Assisting Certification. They give you the books, make you do worksheets with very little if any actual hands on experience, and you don't get anything out of the whole experience except for a certificate you could have printed out on your computer at home. Trust me, it's not worth the valuable time and money you could be spending getting a respected degree from a respected and recognized institution of higher learning.
At fortis you will learn that you can obtain any career as long as someone teaches you and you are willing to learn. Which not the case here since a lot of it is taught by instructors who are also in school and know little about teaching and too busy with their own homework so they don't have time to really focus on their teaching job. The DON is new and clearly has no control over the staff since there is no structure, grading rubrics, they don't follow the syllabus and the school has sent invitations to check out the campus even tho we are already enrolled "at fortis we care about the students" yet they don't even realize you are already there. They mix up classes so u show up following your schedule for one class and go into class to see that they have actually switched classes for u for that day. The material isn't hard, nursing can be learned so the hype about "wanting it" and being strong and going through the stress isn't so much of nursing itself but of the lack of professionalism, interest, teaching, and the lack of integrity from the Fortis staff, most of the recruiters don't even ole or greet you but instead are rude non the less the principle who clearly knows there's issues in the nursing department but is probably too busy trying to control the retained percentile/pass ratings for the "business" if Tharp cared he'd at least monitor who actually gets hired and really sit in as opposed of doing brief walkthroughs with the DON. The only thing fortis can offer is a no waiting list. My advice take your pre reqs at a community college and do the LPN 9 month program, save time and money and a lot of stress that comes with Fortis admin, staff and the people they let slide through the tests. Given back points to an exam because a lot of people missed questions doesn't do anyone any good as far as teaching. They get on things they have not covered in class, then go over after the test on the rationale why u missed what u missed instead of just teaching it before they test you on it. This place is money focused, not education focused. By the way they have an LRC"library" where there is no group studying or the "librarian" who was previously teaching classes there will rudely tell you to shut it. So, please don't drink the water in Mexico don't drink and drive and DO NOT attend any Fortis "colleges" it's what brings the "stress" into nursing.
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.
The instructors at Fortis College, Indianapolis are the best! They not only provide skilled knowledge and experiences but care for each student as individuals. I obtain my diploma in Pharmacy Technician. My recommendation is YES! This is it!
Horrible, every part of this experience was horrible. I had one great English teacher, she was amazing. Other than that, this was the worst experience of my life. I can't believe this campus hasn't closed down by now (Indianapolis).
It's 2013 and I am still looking for a job in HVACR. Employers are not hiring me, I've applied myself daily since 2011, Fortis has even stopped helping me look for a job. Don't go for the HCACR program, employers don't want a diploma they want a degree.
So as I am reading all of these reviews I'm finding it quite amusing! First of all I recieved my LPN from Fortis and am currently wrapping up my RN. Yes it is expensive and can be a pain to deal with but my best piece of advice is this...before Fortis I went to a "real college" as some like to say and you know what I got from them? $25000 in tuition paid and no degree. Fortis you have a grad date the moment you enroll. Also for those who are saying the education was awful....I got offered a nurse manager job two months after I sat for my boards. I am also scoring much better on tests and HESIs than the other students who did not attend LPN school at Fortis. They're strict but efficient. So if you are SERIOUS about nursing and can stand the hell of nursing school and the stress it comes with....Fortis really isn't a bad place to be.
This school is definitely a joke. Fortis College is not for the students. Oh yeah they want you to belive that when there trying to get you enrolled. Once you become a student it's totally different. You get charged for books over and over again. Not to mention that these books cost twice the amount that you will pay on line or in a book store. The teachers there are a joke. I've never been to a school where most of the dental assistant teachers do nothing for the two hours your in the class but talk to students who aren't even in your class, If your in the lab you get a little hands on but not much. Time is wasted by all the talking that goes on in the class which would be awesome if all the talking was about dental. Your given a syllabus and you do the chapters on the syllabus never do you go over your work or talk about the chapter you just turn in your work at the end of the semester.There's so much talking that your only giving 2 of the chapters to do in 5 weeks. The last week of the semester then thats when teachers give you all this work to be finished by the end of the week because they have bullshited for 5 weeks and realize that they have to show some work has been done. So they pile all the rest of the chapters left on the syllabus and what ever handouts they might have and want it done in 2 days.Like I say these teachers are a joke.Then to top it off you given 1 graduation date and because there not enough teachers you never get the classes you need for instance you'll get a 213 class before you get a 105 now your taking a review class before you actually take the class.. Unbeliveable there are students that have been given 1 class prer semester because not enough teachers, and guess what that pushs back there graduation date. When I tell you this school sucks beleive me don't waste your money. I wish someone would have told me before I enrolled.Run as far as you can stay away from this school. I got half an education but I paid 26,000 ... Go figure Run as fast as you can FORTIS COLLEGE is the worst college in Atlanta..