Fortis Institute Reviews

  • 135 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,047 - $29,796
32% of 135 students said this degree improved their career prospects
29% of 135 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Orelus
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Be careful with fortis institute College they are trying to get your money. They are not giving you proper tools for Hesi. 70% of their nursing students are failing hesi because they are not preparing those students for the hesi exam just be aware. They are scamming students."
Siera Snow
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2021
  • Degree: Cosmetology
"The Pensacola campus is not only insanely dirty, most (not all) of the staff are unprofessional and unapproachable. You're expected to basically teach yourself with YouTube videos, last I checked I could do that for free and not waste money on tuition watching YouTube. Also, the staff in the the financial aid and the campus president Kathleen Cole, yes I'm calling you out ma'am, are some of the most disrespectful, immature, and unprofessional people I have ever been in contact with. I am very disappointed to have wasted a lot of my Veterans Benefits paying for a school such as this. Disappointed is an understatement. I hope all the girl I left in my class graduated and are well, but this school was a waste of time and money. I would give it 0 stars if that was an option."
Kimberly Owen
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"The campus in scranton is the worst nursing program. They are unorganized, midway thru classes they lost, and fired a teacher. Each mod was worst than the last I am suprised I graduated. The worst part is after officially graduating on stage Novemember 7, 2019, as of February i still dont have a diploma. I wouldnt recommend my worst enemy to go to this unorganized zoo they call a school. They harrass you about payments but dont give you your diploma you work hard for. Go anywhere else but Fortis Institute!"
Tiffany
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is the worst school I have ever attended! It is a waste of money, time, and effort. The selling point is how fast you will get your degree, but I wish that I would have really researched this school and stayed at PSC. I was doing great in all my classes, then life happened ( like they preach about in the beginning ), but let me finish! I lost the house I was living in because the owners filed bankruptcy. I had three days before the bank stepped in to move all my belongings and find a new home with my son (3 years old ) while working a full time position. I went straight to the director and told her exactly what was going on. I had two online classes and a class at the school. After expressing everything I asked if I could take off a semester so that I could find a place to live for me and my son. She looked at me and blankly said, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can do for you.” There was no concern in her expression! Why? Because they really don’t care, all they care about is the money they will collect, because I can’t finish. I knew that nothing I was going to say would matter at that point. I will continue to tell everyone about my situation, luckily I have saved people so much money and time avoiding this SCAM of a school! Just look at the reviews! It speaks for itself."
Nyeshia Strickland
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2019
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
"I had a great experience in hygiene school at Fortis Institute in Birmingham Al! All the instructors were very much hands on, and overall great people whom cared about the students! They work hard and diligent to make sure that all the students got what they needed all through school and to graduate."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"My advice is go to another school. They just except anyone into that school and then the instructors do not have time to tutor everyone ;its very expensive. Some of the instructors are very good some of the instructors are not. The copier is constantly breaking down they run out of paper the computers the laptops that they give you constantly have viruses on them not keeping up with the facilities"
Zakiah
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Let me start off by saying that there are some good teachers and administrators at Fortis that really care about their students success. Then we have those who do not but are more concerned about their own success. A good teacher always insures that their students are taught to the best of their ability and then assessed fairly and accurately. The problem is some of the instructors at Fortis dont know what that entails. Changing a test in order to make it harder so that students fail is totally unacceptable in the teaching profession. They tried that with the FCAT and all it did was keep good students from getting diplomas. That is why it no longer exists. If a student can pass the HESI exam and not the teachers exams then there is a problem with the teachers ability to create a test. Not all students learn and process the same way. When a teacher creates a test that has to be considered. We take a test to determine our learning styles but then we are all taught and assessed the same way. Whats the point? Also, nursing instructors should possess the ability to mentor every student in their class regardless of whether they are struggling or not. Teachers are not only measured by their successful students but also the students that fail. I think the instructors at Fortis need to ask themselves, did they do everything they could to help that struggling student? I know students who are having emotional breakdowns because of failing a class or getting kicked out of the nursing program. A few almost to the point of suicide. These are good students who study constantly but still fail classroom exams. Whose dreams are completely crushed by this program. As a teacher you never know who is in your classroom, it could be a journalist who is in there to write an expose or someone who can pull funding at a moments notice. Thats how every student should be treated with the highest regard. It is understood that not everyone is nursing material but who makes that judgement? The NCLEX will, not the teacher. Certainly not some teacher-created test. Your only job is to teach, not judge. Having integrity should be the ultimate goal of both teachers and administrators at Fortis. As I said there are some that do and there are some that simply do not. If the level of respect for students increases then Fortis can be the kind of school that is sought after and getting the type of accreditation that transfers to any college wont be a problem. Until that happens Forts will always be the school that students go to because they have to wait to get into PSC."
Fortis Run While You Can
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2019
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Horrible not a good school. All they care about is themselves and how they are gonna make a living for themselves not being worried about others. P*** poor all around school. Would no reccomend to my worst enemy. Very rude staff that dont care if you fail or pass."
Drivers
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2019
  • Degree: Welding
"Instructors are very knowledgeable about the craft. They have alot of experience and are willing to above and beyond to help in anyway. I have had a very insightful, fun and informative experience with learning my new craft that I can take and make my own."
Chelsi H
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This program was life-changing. The teachers are so kind, and genuinely care about you and your future and are willing to help with whatever they can. The classes progress as a normal rate so it's easy to follow, and I made many friendships here :)"
Jalynn
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Fortis College in Pensacola gave me the opportunity to discover what I was off capable of achieving. This college not only provided me with the knowledge that I needed to become a professional nurse but also gave a sense of being involved in a school in which the staff truly cares about your success. Instructors knew my name and would reach out to me if I was struggling. I have now graduated with my Master's Degree and I am able to provide for my family without worrying about the next paycheck. None of this would have been accomplished without the support and knowledge afforded to me from the staff at Fortis College in Pensacola. If you are thinking about attending a college and want to feel like you are more than just a number than you are looking in the right place."
Esther Story
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I decided to go back to school so that I could help my family when my husband decided to retire from active duty. I began the medical assistant program in 2017 and was immediately blown away by the caring staff and amazing teachers. They truly care about their students. The programs are strict with dress code, behavior and attendance. But it is all beneficial for the students! I graduated in May 2018, began work with the local hospital as PRN staff in June, and began the Fortis R.N. program in July. Fortis at Pensacola now has their ACEN accreditation!! I am blessed to have found this school. It has changed my life!"
Esther Story
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Fortis Institute - Pensacola has been a surprising blessing in my life. I decided to go back to school and learn a trade that would help my family when my husband decided to retire from active duty. I entered the medical assistance program and was immediately embraced by the teachers. They are strict with rules and attendance, dress code and behavior. But they definitely care about their students and their success. They are willing to stay after class, help with extra skills, and give extra instruction when it is needed. I graduated the medical assistant program in May 2018, was hired by the local hospital as PRN staff in June 2018, and immediately applied for the nursing program. I am now in my second term in the nursing program and am being challenged weekly to stretch my mind, reach outside my comfort zone and work hard to achieve what I want. The staff on the nursing side of the school is amazing! Professors offer tutoring, answer all the questions we have, and give plenty of their own time to make sure we succeed. Nursing is now ACEN accredited at Fortis - Pensacola! I am thrilled I found this place!"
Rob
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2018
  • Degree: HVAC
"It was great experience. I enjoyed the students, they have a great community and everyone always helped each other. The teachers pushed you to excel and gave all the resources to do so. The experience made me WANT to come to class. There was never Not a minute that we weren'g learning something new."
Nanette
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2018
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"I graduated from the Practical nursing program at Fortis (Port Saint Lucie) this year. The Professors were dedicated to the success of the students and helped me to achieve my goals. There were many changes through the year, for the better. Ultimately my experience was a good one, because I worked hard to make it that way. I graduated Valedictorian and am proud of my achievements."
Lindsey D.
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2018
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"I went into the dental assisting program not knowing anything dental related but left LOVING it and feeling completely confident. I was immediately hired at my intern sight following completion of my program at Fortis and am currently still employed! Teachers were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and confident in our abilities to follow through with procedures and patient care. The entire facility was always professional and helpful."
Nan
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2018
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Going back to school at 44 was a big decision for me and my family. I began the Practical nursing program, and through hard work and support from family, Fortis professors and staff I was able to experience and accomplish my goals. "I graduated Valedictorian! I showed myself and my children, nothing is out of reach!""
Kaycee Luttrell
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2018
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"Great environment! The professors are very knowledgeable on the subjects and want you to succeed. I was well prepared for externship. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. The environment is very family like and every one is welcome at forts institute......"
Mark
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2018
  • Degree: HVAC
"This place is terrible. We barely do anything in class and the teachers do not care if youre getting a proper education. Its all about getting your money. They have the audacity to make you pay for certifications AFTER youve spent 18k on an absolutely pitiful excuse for an education. Avoid this school at all costs."
Heather Smith
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wish I could go back and start my education at Fortis Institute (Pensacola). After wasting a year and a half on a waiting list at a State College, taking pre-requisite courses and being deferred even though I had a 3.65gpa and passed the entrance exam, I visited with admissions at Fortis and went straight into Nursing courses within 3 months! My Associate of Science in Nursing program is hybrid so I can take classes online and on-ground, which has allowed me to work some as a student. The career services department even helped me get a nurse intern position when I completed health assessments that was 100% flexible with my school schedule. I have had clinical assignments at Sacred Heart, Baptist, and West Florida Hospitals and have had numerous RNs tell me that they prefer Fortis graduates. Fortis maintains a 88-90% pass-rate for the NCLEX-RN and is ACEN accredited! All of my gen eds were transferred into Fortis and as I am nearly a graduate (Yay!) I have already spoken to Denver College of Nursing and Chamberlin College who accept 100% of my Fortis credits to go straight into my BSN. My only regret is not calling Fortis first."