Fortis College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (197)
I know that you have to take some bad with the good. But when your DON is Bad what can you do. Fortis in Norfolk has such a high turnover with teachers its not good for the students. Whats worse is a teacher who can't teach and doesn't care to teach. You know at most schools when you fail a course you have the opportunity to repeat, well at Fortis this is not the case. If you fail two classes you will be dismissed from the program.
I knew a girl who was pregnant who didn't do well in Maternity or Peds and she was dismissed from the program. Thats only because the DON decided to make them two separate classes instead of one class with two parts like it was years before. The teachers for these classes were HORRIBLE!
The President of the school will do nothing for you. Then they tell you that they are accredited by the NLNAC. They are not accredited by them at all. I'm just glad I made it through with the help of the teachers that left the school but still took time because they cared about helping me learn.
Hi! I am enrolled in their LVN program at Fortis College. As a former student from other colleges you get what you put into it. Yes they have very low entrance requirements. Yes majority of their student population is Nigerian. But at the end of the day I am sweating and studying. I am maintaining a good grade "B" but I am sweating.
Do your research before coming here. I did. Before my classes started I came up here frequently. I also looked at their curriculum that they offer for the LVN. I started to study Anatomy on my own before classes started for me. If this is new stuff to you and you have no previous experience yes its going to be HARD! About financial aid so far I have not been over charged. Make sure you read what you are signing.
I also got help from work source, but this is a PRIVATE COLLEGE, so obviously the tuition is HIGH! And you have to be able to study. If your the one to goof off or your coming here in the LVN program thinking its "high school" its not. The instructors don't have time for that. There is a test twice a week in every Five week module. So you must "STUDY"!!!I got tutoring when I needed it. As a older student coming back...I am working extra hard:)
I got kicked out of school the first week of my internship. Fortis college is the kind of school where you keep your head down and never say a word or miss a day of class.
The nursing side of the school I attended was very good, but everything else they offered suffered greatly. The H-vac staff are all recovering alcoholics, the majority of the teachers work all day then come to school to teach a 4 to 6 hour class. I never received my books on time when I started a new quarter.
The school could not keep a Health Information Adviser on staff, and had a very hard time keeping quality teachers, instead you get anything walking off the street willing to teach. If you decide to take out students loans with this school I warn you now be careful, your money will always be late, none of the paper work they give you matters all the dates and amounts will be wrong anyway.
The school looks for any loop holes in your grant money, if they can do something to make more money out of you they will. The school refuses to give the janitor proper cleaning materials, the entire time there a mop was never used to clean the floor, there were times leaving school, I felt dirty and would come home and take another shower, even though I showered before I left for class. I warn anyone trying or even considering attending Fortis College DONT! I am in debt without a degree and nothing to show for it. It was all a nightmare from day one!!
Ms G and her staffs are the best. Nclex passing rate 100%. Ms Gibbs always there to help students. Her H and Nclex reviews training are the best. Thank you Ms G. We all wish you trhe best. And students 2012
Fortis College isnt a good school to go to for ANYTHING ecspecially NURSING.they will give you a tour of the school showing you nothing.the teachers arent there for you when you need them you basically have to work around there time and if you have a job or children you can forget about it!! they dont restock or order new supplies for the students to learn anything you basically share or watch the instructor do a demo.SAD!try practicing how to put on sterile gloves with gloves out the box!!!Even though you mite recieve financial aid and there getting money regardless they will email you and tell you not show up to class for $1,they came up with a dumb rule about not counting your homework unless your passing your test and quizzes (there the only ones who that)i figure your work is your work and we work VERY HARD ON EVERYTHING and spend alot of time doing it.signing up for fortis is a gimic and the whole you can fail one class and after that they drop you from the program and send you on your way so you have to spend even more money to find another school to go to and they dont transfer your credits. so the NURSING program basically sets you up for failure. # of students in the beginning 23,# of students moving on to the next semester 9,# of students to graduate 2!!!! REALLY. if you do sign up to experience it withdraw within 3-4 days or you will be stuck.
I was bullied and when I repeatedly begged for help I was told there was nothing they could do. There are laws against this stuff and yet they claim they could do nothing. Not to mention they still owe me money. The majority of the students act like children and are allowed to run a muck in the classrooms and the teachers/faculty do NOTHING. THIS is the WORSE school I've ever attend. I would NEVER encourage anyone to attend one day of one class at this school and its horrid environment. They make the MOB look like preschool at snack time!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with J.. I just recently started Fortis College and i read all the "bad" reveiws on this website and still chose to enroll. I am quite impressed!
You get out what you put in and so fer i put in 100% of effort this first semester and got out STRAIGHT A'S. Now grant it there is one instructor that i dont quite understand or like.... but this instructor is a great instructor...and besides im not there to like anybody..im there the get a quality education and that it what i have been getting thus far...i did not get any stpend money back but that was because a couple things i had to do in order to start class(i.e. immunizations) i could not afford so i utilized their voucher program and had the services charged to my account.
But as of yet i have had no real gripe about this college. I am only speaking of my experience with fortis collge-columbus ohio campus. i have not utilized career services so i cannot speak on them but the couple times i did talk to them they seemed to be ready and willing to ASSIST students as much as they can. admission was great....
if you do decide to go to fortis college columbus ohio campus please do not let all the negativity deter you.... go to school and put your all into it focus on your studies and be serious and i guarantee you will be quite pleased with this school. I sure am. im so glad i came to this school. the nursing program i am in is accelerated..... but i am a fast learner and so far has had no problems with that either.
I am in the medical assistant program and I have had great teachers but one. The scales are broken but they just got a new one. I feel they can update the equipment because half of the things are broken. You will find they have some great hands on teachers like Ms R and Ms C, one teacher is very lazy, ms m and she talks about nonschool things going on in her life and will use the same powerpoint, she cant even bring herself to take the time and go through the homework so she gives a completion grade.
I am nervous in the end but you get back what you put into it. SO IF YOU DONT STUDY AND TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN YOU WONT DO WELL
I went to Fortis with the same concerns most students had. I am glad I went there because I have had friends that graduated from other schools and they have not had the same success as me. My intructors were always attentive and the students around me were friendly.
I can't believe that fifty percent of people would recommend this school. My husband, my nephew and I have all had horrible experiences with this school. It is literally like someone said "hey lets throw a school together." They charged me twice for registration fee and I have still yet to be paid back. The online classes are so simple, there is zero learning. I had to go ahead of my classes because I wasn't being challenged. The teachers take forever to write back and if you ever want to switch from online to their campus...Oh my gosh... They act like a desperate boyfriend or girlfriend and you're breaking up with them.
Then my schedule changed and I wanted to return to online classes, they said that not all of my credits would transfer and I had to write a two page letter explaining why I left school, which I didn't do I just went to their physial classroom, and promise that I will never do it again. It's just insane. I do not do not do not recommend anybody going here. It's just a mad house.