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I am also a little concerned why others have posted such negative reviews. My guess is they did poorly in classes and were expressing their rage via the internet and posted a bad review. Although Herzing is pricey, yes, but I knew what I was getting into before beginning. I believe I have received a great education during my four years. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Management in 2015 and returned this past year to earn my Master in Business Administration and Healthcare Management. Though very demanding, graduate school is what I expected to be, papers and research. I have had extremely educated professors through this degree, most with Doctorate degrees. I am not sure what all the complaining is about, I am sorry for other students terrible experiences, but I would definitely suggest Herzing to others. Each class lasts approximately two months, two classes at a time. I love the high speed, accelerated version of classes, it makes learning a lot easier and information easier to remember and retain. I have learned a lot in my classes this year and I know I will continue to.
I am really surprised to read about the horrible experiences others were having at the campus locations. My review will be from my experience as a online student. Herzing University by far exceeded my greatest expectations from the start of the program to the ending it was very pleasant. I graduated May 2016 with a Bachelor's and I am currently enrolled back in there Master's program. For those that are scared to try the school out given the negative post, I urge you to take transferable courses such as math, science, and reading. That way if the school does not meet your needs you can transfer the courses over easily. However, I highly doubt that you would want to transfer the support given to you as a online student is unmatched.
PLEASE STAY AWAY from this school. All they care about is the money. They are constantly changing their rules and agreements. I don't understand how this school is still open, it's like a big scam. They purposely fail you, out of 50 students only 3 made it... How is that even possible. if you fail you are practically forced into enrolling for BSN or LPN. The dean of nursing is horrible and does not help you with any issues or concerns you may have. The instructors are paid to fail you, NOT to teach you. If I could give this crappy school a zero, I would.
Please be aware before enrolling in this university. After being in the BSN program for two years I decided to transfer because of multiple reasons. The first being that the school is no longer accepting nursing students because they are in the preliminary stages of losing their accreditation due to low nclex scores. These scores are probable due to my other reasons for leaving, such as the constant turnover of both instructors and administration. This makes it very difficult to develop relationships and receive timely and accurate help with any issue you may have arise. The nursing program overall is poorly structured and many of the instructors clash on many issues. I realize the longer I go with this may just seem like I am bashing the school. I am not bashing the entire school, simply the nursing program. The disorganization that rules the nursing program will hinder your experience and in my opinion as well as many of my fellow nurses who have left the program to finish at other schools, we are all in agreement that it was in our best interests to move away from Herzing.
Did research on many schools and what I could afford adn how fast I could get to the working world. Thought Herzing would be a good school so signed up at the Madison, WI campus. Got some financial aid the first year and I was off and running. Very quickly I found out there were few qualified instructors on the staff. The administrators and financial aid departments did not care about eh students but you better get your money in on time and in full or your out the door. I paid for my schooling while working a full time job. Once enrolled I could not get the financial aid dept to assist with any further applications or with financing options. If you are sick and on your death bed, you better still be at class or you will fail. It was a worse environment than high school. The quality of my training in many regards was good from the few qualified instructors I was lucky enough to get. The rest was not good, we found out that the school liked to hire recently graduated students as instructors even though they did not have any experience and barely knew the subjects. Myself and several other students actually wound up teaching many of the classes because the instructors were lost or couldn't grasp the subject themselves so we did after hours classes on our own and tutored each other. All the money I paid and I don't think I got the education I should have. Afterward tried to transfer credits to another school and get an advanced degree and guess what; they aren't accepted ANYWHERE!. Wound up joining the Military to complete my education and build my career. Even today I am still dealing with them. My degree certificate was destroyed many years ago by flooding and I have requested a duplicate several times. The young cocky girls in the admin offices are not willing to help and when they finally do get the information, there is no follow up and nothing is done. I have been waiting for my duplicate degree certificate for over 6 years now. Seems all the admin staff wants to do is blog and post on social media all day; that's the only time I can get them to acknowledge anything or answer an inquiry. I waited way too long to post this rating. Don't waste your time at Herzing. No support and all they want is your money.
The Bham school is dysfunctional and unorganized. The staff and the professors seem nice at first. But dont let that fool you. If you have a family emergency the professors will tell you can make up the work. But in the nursing program they will fail you if miss something. They also charge $30,000 for a LPN program. Most schools charge that for a bachelors 4yr degree in a Nursing program and they want to charge it for a CERTIFICATE. Its a rip off and you will be wasting your time. When I saw the retention rates on my Financial Aide, and the cost, i knew this was not the place further my education. My advice DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. You will be in a lot of debt....Its not worth it their are better and cheaper schools than this one.
Very unorganized school they have no clue on what they are doing. I decided to change school once I seen the total price. They are charging 30,000 for a Practical Nurse Cert. That ridiculous. Other school are charging only 8-9 thousands. Do Go There.
The program was a mess, the instructors where very difficult to contact when you had questions. For the externship part, it was a disaster!!! They give you a start date then your on your own. Not to mention the hospitals in my area won't work with Herzing students.
I am currently in my 2nd semester at Herzing. I am strongly leaning towards leaving and pursuing my BSN elsewhere. The program is unorganized, it's ridiculous. I've read numerous bad reviews, however decided to give the school a chance. My initial semester was a total nightmare! Not all but some instructors weren't helpful. They use ATI in hopes to prep students for the NCLEX early on but materials covered on ATI show up when not even discussed in class. The school is all over the place. There is a major deficit in resources for students, lack of tutors readily on hand, PRICE model that is rarely displayed by staff and instructors, and most of all, huge turn around in teachers. The good ones leave. Why can't Herzing keep their instructors? Why are their graduation rates so low? Perhaps the school just wants our money and do not care about their he education and we'll being of their students. My education here has been a joke. The amount of tuition that Herzing charges and they can't even offer a proper education. I worked my butt off just to past and barley did so because my instructor was too busy with her life that she couldn't commit to teaching to the best of her abilities; so I struggled along with my whole entire cohort. They blame students when we fail yet refuse to look at the statistics. When half the class or more fails, that should tell you something! When half the cohort fails a semester, that should definitely put up red flags! I advise anyone to move along if they come across this school. Herzing lacks integrity. They do not care about their students. They do not care about proper education. Sadly I have to walk away from this situation, thousands of dollars invested already, and will be looking into other colleges. Don't let the short time frame and no wait list draw you in. Take your time and most importantly, go to a school that will offer you a great education. One where you definitely don't have to resort to teaching yourself the materials. Herzing will not properly prepare their Nursing students to succeed. Run. Run away as fast as you can!
At first, staff seems friendly when you make contact of becoming a new student at Herzing, next you start, then you can barely get staff/ instructors to take your call unless you at the campus. If you fail two classes, you kicked out the nursing program after all your hardwork, cramming 8 to 9 chapters in 5 days, time away from family. Everybody learns differently, especially those who has been out of school for years. The instructor explains their terms of knowledge as if students has been doing nursing already. They provide a Nclex book, but the instructor doesn't explain it as if their just paid to make notes from the textbook. When it's new, you have to understand the best way you can learn it. Half the students has to repeat a class over, so of course they get the required grade, they don't care to hear anything about their instructors lack of teaching, they state; we offer tutoring, but it's based on the same information taught in class. They stand behind staff 100%, Herzing don't won't to lose their ranking or having to find new instructors, I went to a staff and informed them that I just wasn't getting the class and could they bring another person in to just see what's going wrong, but they act like something wrong with the student. They tell you maybe nursing isn't for you, as if it was a walk in the ball park for them. You ask the instructor a question, they say I'm not sure, look in your book or they go ask another instructor. The power points that's made up is so confusing from the book, you have to just read your book and omit the PowerPoint. You can file an appeal, which staff doesn't mention anything about, your appeal is denied so fast, you wonder did they all sit in the meeting and base the appeal letter off what kind of harm they think you will be to keep them from maintaining their rank. You hear others say their appeal was approved due to not having a job, but your situation is worthless to them when you have seriously ill immediately family.