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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.
Fortis made promises that never kept once they got their money i didn't exist said job would pay 35k and that there were more jobs than people to fill still no job there placement helped in no way called daily always said no jobs was very upset with this as i was not working
I started the RT program in November 2018 with 8 students in my class. Since then the entire class has dropped. We signed up with the agreement that we would be able to get everything we needed to sit for the registry. This school knew prior to our enrollment that they wouldnt be able to accommodate us in the hospital setting. Due to poor direction from the department head at fortis JPS is not taking on anymore students from fortis. We signed up ended false pretenses. The president of Fortis Grand Prairie lied to my whole class countless times to keep us there so the school could keep collecting money. This program is $45,000. Its a scam! They dont care about you or your education. The program director told another teacher she was going to purposely fail 3 students so they accommodate us to be able to go to the 4 clinical sites they havent managed to lose yet. Without a hospital you cant get the necessary comps you need to sit for the registry. Do not waste your time or your money!
Please DO NOT waste your time or money dealing with this school the HVAC program is a complete rip off. 18 month course but I learned everything on the job in two weeks and I left school not knowing jack about HVAC and I never missed a day of class
Overall I loved my classes and the actual teachers. Once you're approaching graduation the school's career services dept. is suppose to help you find a job, but if you do not have a car or speak Spanish you're on your own. Good luck and learn Spanish
First I paid out of pocket on top of financial aid, they required me to settle all of my payments before I could attend my externship. I completed this externship and found work without their assistance. I never heard anything about graduation, I never planned to attend either way. Months down the line I was wondering why my degree had not come. I tried to contact them to see why, I kept getting the run aroud. I even went up there and was told I needed to pass my certification test. I past the test and started working as a medical assistant, my job stated they couldn't get in conact with Fortis but would accept my unofficial transcripts and certification #. Luckily I was able to work, but come to find out there is an extra fee added for exiting, I have been trying now for a year to contact billing to pay them. They sent this payment to collections and I still can not get anyone to the phone, CROOKS, complete crooks.
My son is was a student at fortis in Baltimore Maryland and they are not helpful when it came to his internship not all the students got pick up for hours they need to graduate so now we are sitting here waiting for them to call him if not he have to wait until July no one calls and say anything the teacher quite in the middle of school not sure what that was all about. My son thank she quit
I think the massage program is great!!!. Very helpful with all the information given in class. The program will make you a great massage therapist,since I've been out of school I have many clients tell me that they never had a massage like this before. The instructors are very helpful. The out reaches our great opportunity to mold you in to a great massage therapist. The career adviser is great in helping you find a job after graduation . She was there every step of the way and very helpful any time i needed her. (The program is top notch)words from a client.
Turn away now! This school is ridiculous in its policies. Which are ever changing. You are scrutinized for trying to do the right thing and crucified. Double standards are in play with staff. I would never reccommend this to ANYONE.The instructors are ill prepared, and talk out both sides of their mouth. I truly believe the people there try to make you fail instead of succeed. Whike they preach holding themselves to a high standard... its all talk. Integrity they have none.
This program is very poorly run. The professors do not have a clue about NCLEX and often times offer input that is completely false. Very difficult to work with. It's a waste of time and money. Passing rate on NCLEX is 45 percent. It honestly seems like most of the nurses that work here couldn't make it as a real nurse.