Keiser University Reviews - Associate in Nursing
I took all my pre reqs at IRSC before starting the ADN program in Melbourne. I was out with my ADN in 14 months at a cost of about $28,000. It probably could have been less but I needed to cover my living expenses at the time. Financial aid folks were awesome. Helped me find scholarships as well. The instructors were great for the most part. I am not sure what people mean by "you buy your degree". You cannot buy your nursing degree at this campus. It doesn't work like that. Keiser nursing grads are sought after because the clinicals are tough and so is the program. I understand not everyone has a great experience to share but if you know what your goals are and ready to commit then this is a great program. (Melbourne, FL).
My experience with Keiser University has been a complete NIGHTMARE.!!!! I was enrolled in this school for 6 days....literally 6 days and had to dis-enroll due to a family emergency. I turned in all documents and they still put $5800 on my credit bringing my credit from a 672 to 549 still to this day they still won't remove all charges from the credit bureaus. They're telling me they have nothing to do with it. I have even spoken with corporate. No one is willing to help, return my emails or calls. They're very expensive and they are scammers. Wouldn't recommend this school if my life depended on it.
The university prepares you well for the real world and for national boards. The instructors are knowledgeable and approachable. The program is hard but if you put in the work you can do it. Would recommend the nursing program to anyone looking to go into this exiting career.
Do not go to Keiser Orlando for nursing unless you want to spend more money than any person should have to for the privilege of teaching yourself. The instructors spend too much time talking about personal experiences and not teaching the subject material. If they cannot answer your question they will tell you to look in the book and find out for yourself. When you find that they give information contrary to accepted practice they will tell you to just accept what they say, even if the information is contrary to ATI which they treat as the God of nursing. Grading is done by some instructors based on making themselves look better like taking tests then getting into groups to correct the test using books and internet then turning them in for grades while in class.
DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. I decided to go back to school last winter. I worked with a girl whom was attending Keiser University for her AS in nursing. My children are older , so I decided to make my career a go! I was super excited. I started Keiser in May. My first class was online and went fantastic. My second was basic English and the instructor was amazing. My English Comp. went completely down hill. Don't get me wrong, I made an A, but had to fight for it! The instructor was giving me someone else's grade, which were poor. I had to remind her several times to change the grade , which she never did. I had to call the dean at the end of the class and have the proper grade put in. Why do I need to babysit a grownup? I took American Litt. on line , which was fine and was looking forward to A&P. I started A&P two weeks ago and it has been a complete nightmare. When I started the class the instructor seemed okay. He spent a little too much time in my taste dabbling in people's business instead of teaching. We went over chapter one on an overhead projector, and outlined things we needed to know for chapters 1-4 . The next day we logged into Connect (online homework), which half the class could not log into. When we did get into Connect it was set up for A&P 2 not 1. The professor "claimed " he would have it fixed by the next day, but wanted homework due by 12 midnight that following Sunday, plus he changed the syllabus and test dates 3 times , and gave us the wrong pre-test so we had to retake it. To make a long story short I complained to the dean , and the dean over the homework and it not being setup. The dean "talked to the professor " . The professor got ticked off and pulled me out of class and "asked me what my problem was? I told him he was making me uncomfortable. He told me my name was brought up in a staff meeting. I walked back into the classroom and the bullying continued. I went to the dean and she acted understanding, because I dropped the class. I was being taught NOTHING. She acted kindly and dropped me from the class, but told me I couldn't get a refund and when I take A&P again my loan will be billed again. That's crap! Services were not rendered. I dropped the class for being bullied and lack of proper instruction. The professor changed our bone test twice, never went over anything in the book accept an outline of what we needed for all our tests 1-4 . You're on your own. Might as well take it online if you want to teach yourself. The dean wants me to give this a second chance, after knowing this situation will probably be academic suicide. They care about the money, not the students best interest. I did the work and I am a straight A student. I deserve a decent education for the money I pay to this institution. I will be withdrawing soon.
Worse school I have ever attended. Teachers just do not care about students at all. Attendance and tardiness is such a big issue, that is just ridiculous, and sometimes things happen, but they just don't understand, and of course THEY can be late. As a student, I felt like they were doing me a favor, instead of me paying for good education, which by they way you will not receive at this institution. In regards to the nursing program, you will feel threatened all the time, they just make it very difficult with soooooo many homeworks and stuff to do at home, that you don't even have time to study, so basically you just go from task to task without learning what you actually need to learn. And if you drop half way, they will charge you for the whole semester It is all a big disappointment, shame on them.
With the exception of the professors at this school, I would not recommend Keiser University period. When I first started with them, they were amazing. They made it look like they were 100% on your side and will help you out in any way possible. As I entered into my 3rd semester, that changed! Keiser gives students money to help out if you qualify for allied health. Meaning if you work with a hospital while going to school, they give you 20-25% off of your tuition each semester! BOGUS! All of a sudden they changed their rules and no longer offer that tuition. They are a scam and the only people they look out for are themselves and I'm not the only Nursing student who experienced this issue. They are all about money and only care about that.
Is it more costly than other programs...? Yes. But you also dont have the wait to get into nursing programs like many other schools. Financial aide helped me out tremendously and I was able to use veterans benefits. The classes are accelerated which can be difficult if you miss a day. But the teachers and professors were always willing to work with me and I found them very available after hours to answer questions and offer help. This school is not for everyone. You need to be driven and able to keep up with accelerated classes. If you cant you will be left behind. I have seen many people have to repeat a class only to be dropped from their program because they were unable to obtain the grade. Overall. I would give the school 5 stars if it wasn't for the cost. That is my absolute only complaint.
I have been at Keiser for over a year and have never been treated so poorly. I have heard that other programs are great but the nursing program is anything but that. There is only 1 teacher that really cares about the students. There is another teacher thay will harass students. She makes sure you will have the worst time there possible. The director is not an advocate for the students, he is aggressive and if you have a complaint he will never be on your side. I will never recommend this school to anyone I know while the nursing program is run this way.
Over all, Great Experience. This school is not for everyone. The Gen eds are accelerated so you learn a normal semester in 4 weeks. I loved it because I hate school and was able to finish quickly and I maintained a 4.0 in Gen Eds. The actual nursing program was different. 4 month long semesters instead of 4 weeks and pretty tough but i was still able tough maintain As & Bs for final grades. Our class had it rough - new instructors, unfocused instructors, instructors leaving - in the middle of the semesters. A lot of our clinical time was cut and we were left without preceptors in the last semester and given some lame excuse as to why. Also, this is a private school, not public, which makes it much more expensive. I had the GI Bill so I didn't have to worry about that. One thing that was great was that they make your schedule, no waiting in line for classes that may be full. Another thing was that they handled all the financial stuff and submitted everything for me. One piece of advice, buy your books on line and ask the class ahead of you what they used. You don't use about half the books on the list each semester. Huge waste of money. VA book stipend doesn't cover it.