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Going to this school was the BIGGEST mistake that I have EVER made. They will screw you out of whatever money they can and make sure that you have issues going to school anywhere else! I DEFINATELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. I wish I never even went here.
In June 2011, I was laid off and decided to further my education. Went to Fortis college, my biggest regret, and at the beginning every one its friendly. At first thought it was a great school, boy was I wrong. The school is overpriced, the staff are rude and very unprofessional. One of teacher,had the nerve to confront me about what I said to the program director.REALLY! I been failing in her class. The teacher couldn't show my work to the program director. Still this day couldn't anyone explained why I failed only in her classes. Was given bad advise by staff. I was 3 months when I started the program. In my six months, I was having 12 contractions in a hour. I was order to be on bed rest. Had a week left before the term ended. Asked about taking my final, I was advise to wait until a certain day. Went to school that day, teacher stated that I couldn't take my final b/c the end of term was the day before. So I didn't take my final b/c the teacher told me to come a day after the term ended. Had my baby in December school expects me to come back the first week in January had three classes.Went to program director to dropped a class. Program director advise for me not to attend class b/c it I dropped one class it would mess with my financial aid. If I don't attend its going to mess with my financial aid too. Ended up failing class had no chose. Fortis college have the highest retention rate. I would NEVER recommend fortis to anyone not even my enemies. I had one class left before my externship I was dropped from school. The reason I have past the allotted time to complete my course and by me having a baby and was on bed rest had played a part in it.I can't beleive that B@@ch said that to me. How dare you blame my pregnancy! I had took out 10 thousand in loans and don't have a degree to show and when I was dropped the loan was sent back so now I owe the school $1500. Wow!! Fortis College should be CLOSED!!
It is the worst program I have ever attended. The admission department harass you to the point of restraining order level to get you in then you're on your on from there. There's an exit exam that must be passed in order to graduate that the school gives no preparation for. Then when you fail( whether missing by 1 point or 10 points) you have to repeat a whole semester of medsurg, including all clinicals, labs, sim labs, etc... even if you passed the class with an A! That A that you worked hard for is turned to an F and those clinicals, labs, and SIM labs that consumed your every waking hour get erased and turned to zeros! Then upon returning to do the walk of shame to now join the class that was once behind you, you're told you have to attend tutoring once a week...not tutoring for the exit exam you failed but for the medsurg class you passed...Ummmm, can anyone tell me what's wrong with this picture? So, after suffering the humiliation of not graduating and having to now sit in class day-by-day with those students that just threw you a pre-graduation party weeks earlier, you're now told that you're all out of financial aid and now have to pay out of pocket for you're failure, with no guarantee that at the end of these four months and $3,300, that you'll be passing the hesi this time around either. You go to your Dean of Nursing with concerns about the situation and are told that you're worrying over nothing or that you only have yourself to blame because you apparently didn't prepare enough. Then to add insult to injury, you get told, "the reason the school's nclex pass rate has fallen below their standards is because all the cheating the students are doing, not because the program is lacking". I am living in a nightmare with no end in sight. I've been working in the health field all my life, and am normally a very cheerful person, looking for the fun in everything( a smile a day keeps the blues away) but this program has broken my spirits. I have to fight for the will to get out of bed each day to face the horrible, terrible, monster I call...FORTIS COLLEGE
This school had no support.for.its students i was almost done and didnt pass by.two points and was asl to leave the program the.asst director did not care for me and made it known
This is my second review i am writing of fortis college COLUMBUS OHIO CAMPUS ONLY!!!!! listen people you get out what you out in as a student!!!
I put in 100% of y effort and i am bringing in 2 A's and a B this semester....last semester i had all A's.... IF U TRULY WANT TO BETTER YOUR EDUCATION AND CAN IGNORE THE NEGATIVITY AND DISCOURAGING ATTITUDES OF OTHER STUDENTS THEN I ADVISE ANYONE NOT TO ENROLL IN ANY SCHOOL!!!
make shure u have ur ducks in a row in ur personal life and you should be able to succceed. of course with life comes barriers and obstacles we must overcome.....in order to be successful!!! it is only the strong willed and determined that will make i thru!!!
As far as fortis college columbus campus only...yea i totally give my approval rating to anyone that decides to go to this school.....keep a positive attitude study hard and u shall succeed. the instructors are knowledgable and are always willing to help out....admissions department was great.... i have not utilized career services so i cannot give my opinion regarding them.
Class work is not easy but then again is not supposed to be is is supposed to make u study..... nursing administration is great. the d.o.n. is awesome. and all other ancillary staff has been excellent as well. i do not particularly care for one person on the nursing staff..but thats my OPINION there are alot of other students that do care for her and like her alot. the school is clean and neat as well.
Fortis college columbus has definitely impressed me!! i read all the bad reviews and still choose to enroll and my outlook has been excellent!!! as well as my experience. im soooooo glad i did not let negativity deter me away from my goal!!!!
To everyone out there that has had a terrible experience with ANY fortis college in ANY city other then COLUMBUS OHIO CAMPUS come to columbus ohio campus and u will be very pleased!!
Oh and to add to my review if yiu have kids and have to miss days because they are sick the school will automatically fail you. It has happened to me and I had to repay out of my pocket and take all 3 classes over again.
It is total bull that every 6 weeks you are only allow to mis 4 days so if your kid has like pneumonia or had to get mri's of his brain like mine did they do not care!!! Automatic fail
Ok This school sucks, a big scam not only only do you pull out a loan to pay the 15,000 dollars and a pell grant which by the way they take all your pell grant. You also have to pay from like 50-90 dollars out of pocket every 6 weeks when a new mod starts which is STUPID!!!
I went to the one in Pensacola, yes a few teachers were nice , and helpful , but the career service she does not get back to you when you call or leave voice mail, and when you email her she is a bitch saying she won't talk over the phone. I am glad I am done with this school.
I still have not heard back from her to re take my ncct test I have called and called and left voicemails for about a month now. Truth this school is a scam. I wished I would have just went to a normal college where credits transfer to get my associates degree in this instead.
I'm currently finishing up the pharm tech program here, and overall I'm very disappointed. Over half the things they said we would be doing in the admissions tour never happened.
The curriculum calls for a good ammount of hands on experience that we never ever saw. I feel totally ripped off after the outrageous tuition (over 15k) and all we ever did was read out of a book and handouts.
Not to mention the drama and in fighting among teachers and students is unlike anything I've ever seen. Only reason this might help is to get basic knowledge of the field and it's requirements for licensing etc.
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:)