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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!!!
Fortis College in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has a wonderful nursing program! I'm proud to attend this college. It is a very challenging school and it needs to be. If you plan on becoming a RN peoples lives depend on you so yeah a challenging school is a good school right? The teachers really try to help as much as they can. The simulation experience is awesome. I couldn't of asked for a better program. The new dean of nursing Teri Chapman is absolutely wonderful! She will fight hard to help you. Also the previous dean was amazing as well Mrs. Greg. Deb chase and Mrs. S. are wonderful and very helpful as well as kind. This team tries so hard to help make your college experience great! Fortis is expensive but you know this from day one. They have you meet with financial aide before you even get admitted to the school. They go over the total cost of attendance for your entire degree before you sign any enrollment forms. I'm so happy to have graduated and landed my dream job as an RN and now I'm continuing my BSN through Kaplan online. Best decision I made attending this school. Thank you Fortis College for helping me achieve my dream!!!!
We never had our graduation ceremony,we were promised for 3years still no ceremony,my Mother and 2 uncles passed away while waiting for my graduation,several students including myself deserve this as well as stipends we never received,for rose at largo campus kept our money..Furthermore ,I have called for three years and never has the situation been resolved.I want the rest of my family and children to see me walk across that stage ,I don't care what state it happens in .I will be contacting local t.v. stations newspapers regarding this..The damage is irreversible,for my Mother will never see her daughter walk across that stage.No one returns calls I'm doing being polite.please call me
The school overall is good plenty of room for improvement and change but certain teachers that where there made it possible to have an understanding of the subjects the staff is nice no issues there just finding the right teachers is the major issue .