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Fortis was a great school to start my nursing career with. The teachers there, for the most part, were awesome and cared about the students. Was it difficult...you bet. Is it expensive...oh yeah. Luckily, I have the GI Bill so I switched from a community college to Fortis because there was no waiting list to start clinicals. Honestly, even without the GI Bill it would have been worth it. The class sizes, teachers, and overall experience was more personable than the local community college. Most of the negative reviews I read on here are some of the same things I heard some of my prior classmates complain about and honestly, there is probably merit to less than 10% of it. You know it is a for profit college before you start, so why complain about the tuition. You know it is nationally accredited so most regionally accredited colleges won't transfer their classes (which doesn't matter if you plan on stopping at your ADN). However, I have just started a RN to MSN program with WGU and they took all my Fortis general education classes. APU, Chamberlain, and Kaplan do also so some regionally accredited and CCNE accredited will take Fortis transfers, just have to know where to look. Most of the people I found that complain either failed out and want someone to blame but I found Fortis to be a great place to get a education and start my nursing career. Is it perfect, of course not, but what in life is? It is better than the community college I attended though and I am glad I switched!!!
Don't not recommend this school at all. The teacher is horrible. Spring told the class if she was a serial killer I would be her first victim. Then they was to charge me 5000 out of pocket because they wouldn't let me come because of finicale situations.
The worst decision I ever made in my life!!! I don't recommend this school to anyone...accreditation not very good, bias clinical instructors who favor their love ones, the school is not well organised, instructors quit in the middle of the semester.....
Fortis College was a great experience it taught me a lot about HVAC/R that I didn't know. The instructor were great. We received a new director right before I graduated and he name was George Fordyce and he made the whole department much better. The instructors will help you in anyway to receive the grades that you deserve. The school helped me to get a good job with a good company. I very highly recommend Fortis College to anyone that would like to receive a HVAC/R certificate.
Do NOT go to FORTIS for surgical tech. The main "teacher" N. is horrible. You will spend 30k and have to look up your education from google and youtube. She literally hates her students. She is miserable in life and takes it out on her students. The worst "educational" experience I have ever had. I don't know how a person like this is allowed to teach. And she is the only instructor for the whole program. The program director is actually really good. Actually she is the new program director because the old one quit 1 year into her job. This school has some caring people and some good educators but the main instructor for surgical tech shouldn't be allowed near students. You could literally get the same education from google and youtube. She will pick a student she dosnt like and bully them until they fail or quit and then say well that's how it is "the OR eats its own". I don't know how she lives with herself. The school already cut her down to 20hrs a week because they want her to quit. But she keeps on coming back and taking it out on her students and talking bad about the CEO who is doing her best. And no one else will hire her probably. Its really sad to pay this much and have only one instructor and have them be so mean and miserable. I would never recommend this program until they get an actual teacher and not a hateful clock rider that could careless.
I highly recommend Fortis College. I thank God, my family, as well as my nursing instructors who believe in me. I believe that being in nursing school it is very challenging. I realized being a nurse takes a lot of efforts, challenges, patience, and grace to overcome each challege but with the right attidute, the right fellow students, and the right instructors who are passionate about nursing, you can managed to get into the end. The nursing instructor not only teach you textbook material, they help you see out of the box, and help you change the way your mind processes, (Critical thinking)The Director of Nursing did provided all the educational tools needed to successed. Its a lot to study, you are expected to give 200%, but when you take your Nclex-RN Examination and passed, then you get interviewed for a RN position in a Hospital and get hired, at that point everything that you had to study and sacrified becomes insignificant. Believe me patients will feel safe when the RN give 200% to them. You as an RN will guard your career, especially when you had gone throu a lot to get your license.
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.