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I am currently enrolled in a BSN program. I would not tell my worst enemy to attend this school. I would absolutely transfer if I was not so close to graduating and so ready to be done. First the instructors are always changing. You never know who will be teaching your class, especially your clinical. They treat their staff poorly so instructors are always quitting (have heard this from many instructors). Next they are not accommodating of your life at all. If you have a family or a job expect to be told to put them on the back burner, because you will be told that. They do not considered these things for clinical placement either, and nor do they care where you live. I have to drive over an hour to my clinical site when there are two 45 mins closer, how that works I have no idea. When I question this placement I am blown off by the clinical placement staff. They tell me there is no where else for me to go. Students have had to drop clinical courses and push back their graduation dates because they refused to consider their work schedules even though there were several clinical sites that would be accommodating. Next they utilize ATI exams as 10% of your grade and do not teach any of the material. For those who do not know, ATIs can be VERY difficult exams as they are meant to prep you for the NCLEX. Students should be ready for their grades to potentially drop the full 10% as it has caused many to fail clinical courses. Basically this school is unorganized and disappointing. I am also hearing rumors of their accreditation being in jeopardy due to low NCLEX pass rates. Look elsewhere!
I started at Herzing doing the transition program from LPN to RN program. This happened to be the most awful experience ever. The test are computer generated and does not cover the information that is taught in class. They have minimal clinical sites for the program, the director of the program encourages students that don't pass to do the Bachelor program which cost even more money. According to FAFSA the retention rate and graduation rate is only 43 and 36%. If you want a school that is geared towards learning with honest academic staff, Herzing is not the school. I am so thankful that I transferred to a college with morals and a better academic schedule with staff that knows how to teach. The program that I'm in at a different school is not a walk in the park, but I study and I am passing my classes getting what I feel is a proper education. We have a lot more clinical sites and get a chance to see the different aspects of learning. At Herzing we spent a lot of time in the simulation lab doing a lot of nothing. I honestly believe it's only a matter of time before the government realize the schemes the school is pulling to over charge students by intentionally failing students and trying to coerce them into doing the bachelor's program in order for the school to receive more money in financial aid.
The WORST EXPERIENCE EVER! Went into Nursing 1 excited and eager to learn. I did well on each test (by never sleeping and drilling the concept in my mind myself) the teachers have no idea if you ask them a question.CRAZY!!!! I passed the weekly test and the midterm (barely) and got to the final and failed! I had a B in the class before the final. Some had A's before the final and they failed!!!! 20 students failed!!! I wouldn't recommend this school to my enemy or the devil. One of the cohorts are getting ready for an graduation and only 7 nursing students are graduating!!!! Started out 45. SMH Its so sad that schools can do this. I was so devastated over failing that I attempted to commit suicide(something I never tried before in my life)I was in shock that I wasn't going on to Nursing 2. I'm glad my family found me in time and I'm here to share my experience with you. If I only reach one person, its good enough for me. I don't understand how the professors/employees can work for an school that sets students up for failure and in extreme debt and sleep well at night. Please for the sake of sanity and peace for yourself and loved ones, with tears in my eyes, don't go to this school. I wish I can do more than write this to you. Don't be drawn by the accelerated bull crap. Take your time, go to a state school. ANY SCHOOL JUST NOT THIS ONE.
I thought that Herzing University was a great School. All of the instructors were very helpful. I graduated with honors. I would obcess about making sure that I got everything done and turned in on time. You really have to double and triple check what is due and when!!! You cannot lose a grade on an assignment. I haven't landed a job in the medical office yet. I have noticed that the medical billing and coding jobs that are out there all want you to have 2 to 3 years experience. I am very frustrated. I am going back to Herzing on line to get my medical assistant diploma. I only need 19 more credits. I have researched employment as a CMA and there are entry level positions available. I already have an associates degree from a different college and not everything transferred with Herzing. If it had I would have additional associates and not diplomas. I am not paying 500 a credit to pay for history or english, etc. that I already took and paid for. .. I think going to class on line is so much easier. Some of the class work was really hard though, like pathophysiology. When I went to college previously, I had to commute and I hated having to drive to a school and wait between classes. I have time for my family and work and I'm getting a good education.
I don't know about other campuses, but Herzing Orlando's nursing program is awful. As a previous reviewer stated, they do not have their program together and will hold you up from progression during the last semester. They graduate VERY few students. The big incentive to earn your nursing degree at Herzing is the short amount of time in which it can be done. Please take into consideration, however, that one failing class will put you behind at least 4 months (you have to appeal, which can not be done in time for the next semester to start). Then put into perspective that my cohort started with 60 people and graduated 2 in the originally stated time. I do recommend Herzing for your prereqs. They are regionally accredited and you can knock out tons of prereqs in a short amount of time. With decent study skills, those classes are actually normal and doable. Also, watch your financial aid statements carefully. They have a tendency to take more money out than necessary- aka they will use your Florida prepaid instead of other scholarships, etc etc. Watch your statements, ask for clarification if they don't make sense, and don't let them talk you around in circles.
The Orlando campus does not have it's nursing program together. Do not waste your money going here. In normal nursing programs you are to take practicum and take an exam which means you finished, graduated, and are ready to be licensed. This school added an additional course to block graduation for those they think will bring down their NCLEX passing rate. What this means to you, the student is, you finished the entire program only to be held hostage until you pass this class which are randomized exams or get dismissed. This means you have taken out student loans and paid extra cash for this class and are still not able to take your NCLEXRN. This school only graduates 20 students per YEAR. All other programs are 20 students per semester and still have higher pass rates than this school. This means by instituting this extra course that they do not have faith in their own program they have built. You will be stuck with a large debt without a degree or chance to even prove you have the minimal competency to pass the NCLEX.
Near the end of the semester and failed a midterm which gave me only two options, one impossible to reach with constant 100% on all exams and papers submitted, or dis-enroll. I met with the dean who at no surprise presented me with the options of going for a Bachelors program meaning getting more in debt or being placed on a waiting list. Wow, I had a 3.9 average and these were the only options presented. I had heard previous rumors last from last years class which were displeased and presented with the same options. I was also told by a state official that this is how state funds are presented to certain programs who have a high percentage of graduates who pass the state certification. So if only four students finish the program and four pass the certification that puts Hertzing at 100 % and they still received all the funds from those who never graduated. Win, Win situation and yet State Nursing Regulatory have no investigated why Hertzing keep students on a year or more waiting list knowing certain material or subject matter will change during this waiting period. Just wondering why no one in the state of Florida has brought this strategically and manipulatively system can continue taking peoples money and provide no reasonable alternatives other than that to which Hertzing currently provides. I'm just a single parent working full time and going to what I thought to be a rated school.
Excellent school. Great program. I received my Bachelors here as well. The only grip is financial aid is not customer friendly. If they don't really know you, you will wait. I even had an incident where I needed help and was sent a work study to discuss my issue. Not cool.
Herzing University Is a really great school. I did a lot of research before choosing to go with Herzing. The staff Is very helpful and nice. The instructors are very knowledgable and very helpful. My advice would be to ask lots of questions about everything. They are very good about explaining everything but If you don't understand please ask them. Overall, I Think Herzing Is a great school and I love my program. If you Immerse yourself In the school, you will definitely get the full benefits of the school.
I felt that the nursing program was intense and prepared me to practice exceptionally as an entry level nurse. I attended the Akron campus and the instructors there are phenomenal! They really do care about the students and their success. I earned my nursing degree in 5 semesters and it has changed my life for the better!