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The truth is, Fortis is not a good school, are very unorganized, poor management, just got creditation back a few months ago (after loosing it). Some instructors care as some do not, no one knows how to answer basic questions regarding the program of choice, most things are guessed. Little to NO structure, and yes you will spend most of your time being self taught.
I too have been to other colleges and I have to admit this is by far the WORSE school I have even attended. Yes I regret enrolling however I have paid and will most likely finish. Some of the students act like children, are loud, and abnoxious. No not everyone who enrolls will make it through. Yes, this like most experiences this too will be what you make it, do not expect anything outside of the bare minimum out of the faculty.
I strongly suggest looking at every and any other school before attending Fortis. Until they get rid of some of their current employees and hire in adminstrative, instructors, and management smart enough to do basic functions, this school will most definitely be a poor choice for anyone.
Yes, their credits are worthless and can only be used at their school, which also means if you want to continue to RN you have to do it there. I sooo wish someone/anyone would have told me how shitty this would be, I know I would have NEVER enrolled. Be smart look elsewhere...
For 10 months I dedicated all my efforts and time to learning, I participated in field trips, used our lab every day of class. I believe I had great instructors from day one.
I ended school with many certifications, good tools and lots of job interviews and I chose a position with a company 3 weeks after graduating. I have been employed for almost a year, making a very good income. I would recommend this school to anyone who can learn and apply what they learn.
Yes like high school there are those who are there who have no intentions of learning, but there to cause problems. I ignored them and applied myself.
Thanks Fortis Ravenna HVAC instructors..
I enrolled in the bio technician program and graduated in Sept of 2009 AND HAVE YET TO FIND A JOB!! :'( . MY INTERNSHIP HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY PROGRAM AND I HAD TO WAIT 2MONTHS TO EVEN START MY INTERNSHIP. I'M SO DEPRESSED AMD IN NEED OF THE CAREER I WAS PROMISED. I REALLY WASTED MY TIME.
Im a current student graduating in may and if i was to do it all over again i wouldn't. Very UNPROFESSIONAL!!! financial aid a HOT MESS!!! the teachers the students its like a little ghetto fabolous hood. Please dont waste your money or time... Try Herzing , lawson but not tri state. Also credits DO NOT transfer out!!
Ok honest review. I'm a current student in the emt paramedic program so far I I loved my teachers. ms. Aubry:) but not naming names lol there really are some sweethearts and u believe fortis does know what they are doing in the staffing department by far I haven't met a teacher who is not willing to work with you and usually ( when the nursing students aren't in there) you have prettify good access to the lrc n how small the classes are!
I feel very comfortable learning in that atmosphere and I like how this school works w you financially unlike brown mackie I have had and have too many girls in the Lpn program transferring to my school and loving it bc as long as you stay determined and persistent like I said you won't meet a staff member in that school unwilling to help you.. Where fasfa has held up my education in the past... Fortis worked it out so I could get in class even as it processed. And you can't say that for every school.
I believe they genuinely do care about the student ... it's not their fault if you don't stat determined and on the ball, so keep your papers like anything w being an adult always make sure you save n copy documents with any institution things can be lost especially with many students it's just human error and people need to calm down. But all in all in general I love this school & the people in it... Except the woman at the front desk comes off as cold and mean I've heard a lot agree but don't let her effect your opinion... Plus when you talk to her a Lil more she actually smiles! :)
All of these people saying fortis is horrible is all an opinion. Yes, maybe they are disorganized. Most schools have disorganization, if you make copies of everything you give to the school nothing is ever lost. I went there and completed my LPN.
I thought it was a great program I never had a teacher just not show up. I have very educated teachers some that ended up leaving to teach at major universities. You get what you put into fortis. It is a hard school its accelerated what do you expect basically a test everyday.
I finished with all A's and B's. My teachers were there if I had any problems. I overall had a great experience. Do not let all of these reviews persuade you.
When you go to speak with the admissions representatives they will lie to get you to join. This is NOT the same program as other RT programs. You can NOT work in a big hospital or image center.
The equipment you learn on does NOT work but there is something to look at. The class size is so large that most of your teaching has to be done in tutoring on your own time in the day before class or you just dont get to learn it. If you mention this the director of the program will come to your class and get an attitude with you in front of everyone there.
Dont bother to talk to the Dean because he will let them know it was you that voiced your concern, so you can get talked to like a small child in front of 32 of your peers. All the while being told its not their fault this class is over flowing. Dont worry about any prerequisites for any of the classes, you will have them AFTER you needed them not before( hence the reason they are called prerequisites )Then to top it off as your very last class they can suck more money from you is College success! Im so glad i get to learn how to succeed in college 3 weeks before im out!
Please exhaust all other possibilities before choosing Fortis College. I am currently a student in the PN program in Tampa and it is not unusual to show up for clinicals and no instructor show. Clinical sites are very far from the main campus.Very disorganized campus which adds and not aids to the stress of nursing school.
I think the school in all, is very organized and the employees there are nice and willing to work to help you. I have looked into 3 different colleges Akron U and Kent State along with NMTA. All over priced. Longer clinicals and atleast 10 Gs more then whst i averaged the LPN courses at.
I have friends from other Nursing schools that have recomended me to Fortis. Like any school there are draw backs. Look up reviews on any school there is always negative feedback
Fortis College is a rip off!! I feel I wasted my time and money here and Fortis does not prepare any students for a real nursing career outside of a nursing home, because clinicals consists of CNA work!