Keiser University Reviews - Associate in
The program is extremely fast paced, you barely have time to learn anything. You "pump and dump" the information between tests to keep up. And guess what? If you fail, there aren't any seats open in the program for 2 years and you have to transfer. Don't waste your time, go to a real school.
DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL/NURSING PROGRAM, please! The instructor turnover rate should be a good indication as to how awful this program is run, and what a bully the Program Director is. ONE of my instructors actually taught, the others just read off of power points. The workload is so much that you aren't able to understand and retain information long term. ATI is God. You're given books, and told to read them, nothing else. Clinicals are ALWAYS getting canceled for one reason or another. This program does not allow students to learn and feel confident in their abilities. The lab is a JOKE. All of the mannequins are broke, no supplies, no organization. Choose another school, do your research! This school is WAY too expensive for the low quality education you will receive.
My daughter is a current student @keiseru #ftmyers and after doing have her classes theybare telling her she has to take a year off before she finishes her degree because there is no room in the program?! Why did they let her start if that is the case? They had to know that there would not be room for her when they signed her up. She now has to wait a year and remember all she learned this year, like anatomy/physiology, physics, etc when she won't be using it all year. When she questioned the dean he said she should just choose a different degree program, that she probably won't be able to pass it anyway, what? She has all A's! I am so fustrated that she decides to go to school for something she really wants to do and the school is delaying her from accomplishing her goals. Now she is debt with student loans which she will have to start paying back in 6 months before she earns her degree because she is being forced to take a year off! I have never heard of a school doing this before, it makes no sense to me at all!
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.
The staff is very uneducated and unorganized when it comes to helping you sign up for classes. This school is also very expensive and not worth the money at all. I learned a lot but was taken advantage of when it came to how much an associates degree online cost. $45,000 ! It was my first time going to college and I didn't know what to expect to pay. I Graduated in 2014 with a 3.8 GPA. Once I Graduated it was hard to find a job as a medical assistant and Keiser University wasn't much help. You are just a number and a paycheck to them I would suggest researching other options and not to become a Medical Assistant. Job market is non existent and employers want you to have at least 1-2 years of experience. No one wants to give you a chance. I am changing careers and going into business Marketing for my bachelor's with a different online college and I hope it isn't the same situation.
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.
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.
Although I have heard good things about Keiser, the physical therapist assistants I have encountered out in the field have been quite cocky and full of themselves. They do not seem too knowledgeable about what they are doing but they have been very nice people. This program is too short and I feel like it does not provide someone with the experience they need to work out in the field..
Positives: accelerated program, close to home. Negatives: Costly, NO JOBS, No help from the staff to find a job, Director is only there for herself as is her staff, they all have favorites, program is hard but staff make it harder, NO STAFF is on the same page, clinicals are hours away and they do not care where you live, again NO JOBS, This degree is NOT worth it, GO INTO NURSING!!! TRUST ME
The only good things about this school are that many classes are online and you take one class at a time. However, they will screw you over when it comes to loans and obtaining your transcripts. They'll block you from a class and tell you more loans are needed and you can't get back in your class until you sign here, here, and here.