Keiser University Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing
Please DO take into consideration others' comments. I could not find a place to write a review, but I will at least post here. Coming into this program, I had close to a 4.0. I am a hard-working student and very dedicated to becoming a good nurse. Therefore, I put in 100+ hours a week to this program for the last four moths completing 6 classes and a 12.5 hour clinical each week. This program is very new at the Ft. Myers campus, so obviously we (all the students) expected a few bumps along the way. This program has some major issues, which directors and "higher ups" refuse to fix for incoming students to make the program successful. Instructors see that this is only a "money making" school and a few of them left during/right after the first semester. This school honestly could care less about making you a good nurse who can help save lives and knit picks on the craziest of things in papers and assignments. Can you do a 300 + point head to toe physical assessment? Yes! Do you have clinical instructors and nurses giving endless complements on patient care and attention to detail? Yes! But, you just cannot get the subjective APA formatting that varies by instructors discretion, so we are going to charge you another $3,200 to take the class over. I will be going elsewhere to continue my nursing education because this school is not professional. Our cohort started with 15 people. Several dropped because of one class. Over half of the others must repeat a class because of APA formatting. And society wonders why there is a nursing shortage, its because of programs like this. The teacher of our problem class does not understand the material she tests over, rationales for questions we ask are started with "probably" instead of explaining the material. She cannot explain it because she doesn't understand it herself. I asked for help or more resources to study or learn the material all semester only to have eye rolls and judgmental attitudes because I ask questions about the material she doesnt understand the answers to. At the end of the semester she said that the number of students having to retake the course had no reflect on her teaching or grading abilities. THEY COULD CARE LESS!!! PLEASE, I am begging anyone who is considering this program, EVERYONE in my class/cohort has had problems here and I am sure you will not be an exception. Now, as I am trying to leave they are saying their computer system screwed up and I owe them extra money. PLEASE consider other options before letting this place take your money and give you nothing in return. Trust me, better schools do exist that teach you how to be a good nurse and not just take your money and feed you to the wolves.
I want to become a nurse I went to keiser to inquire was told its an awesome program. Before obtaining information about the program I was told I have to be registered for classes & be an enrolled student. I did exactly that I was given a schedule then I went to financial aid on my schedule I had only 2 classes to take financial aid explained the payment was for the program come to find out they are now charging me $4300 for two classes absolutely outrageous. I cant understand how they can do this & how can it be legal for a school to charge so much.
This school is interested in MONEY as I have seen them bounce good students without any consideration in trying to get them taught the material. They seem to take glee in dropping students so long as they have a new nursing student ready to pay. Read carefully as you can not retake a class like you can in the public college system in Florida. They are taking advantage of the limited supply of nursing slots in the public university system. Even though I graduated they state to students don't worry you can get into another nursing school easily which is a lie. The credits don't all transfer and again its about the MONEY. Not for profit my backside.
This school does not care about its students only wants money. BEWARE OF THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!! The teachers are horrible, the school does not round grades. I received an 89.9 and was told by the DEAN that it wasn't good enough to round to an A. They are only looking to gain more money in their pockets. WORTHLESS SCHOOL!
Keiser seemed to be a very good school at the beginning. However, I came across struggling with a class in which I thought retaking on campus I would do better. I personally went in to discuss with a Dean about my issue and I was surprised at his response. To make it short, he basically said you should just settle for a C and does not understand why I would rather get a higher grade, if possible. I also got stuck with paying a whole semester because of someones mistake of not enrolling me in my next online class and everyone at Keiser is basically, pay or you can not continue. Another Dean was suppose to investigate. Time passed and no one called me back. I called to follow-up and found I was withdrawn because of excessive absences when I wasn't even in role in a course. They tricked me good. Their advertisement is false. I had previous issues with not being scheduled for classes I had should have been and had to take it to the principal, who retired months later. If it wasn't one thing it was another.
Pros: Very easy classes. Guaranteed A and degree if you go everyday and do what your told. Great school for vets, as tuition is pricey and the VA pays for it. Really NO homework. Tests are simple. Most teachers go over the test answers before you take it. Classes require a paper and a speech which you can just throw together. The worst grade I've seen was a B. Cons: They are a business, so expect to pay. Please keep in mind you are buying a degree. If your like me, then not having the hassle to study like the public universities is a huge plus! Once again, you will get a degree and it is very easy, but the downside is they do base themselves off of reputation, so you will find it a challenge to get credits transferred. Lastly, don't expect to be qualified to go into the field you received a degree in. The good news is you will have Keisers reputation, and they do spend time teaching you how to BS your way into the work place.
I am in my fourth of a five semester RN-BSN program with the hopes of going to nurse anesthesia school. The courses are one at a time but make no mistake, they can be challenging with all the discussion boards, assignments and research papers that are required. Not to mention you're packing an entire 16 week course into 4. Nevertheless, I would have to say that I'm pleased with the program. Most of the professors are friendly and reasonable and the (nursing) program is both nationally and regionally accredited by the CCNE and SACS. This helps when it comes time to applying to advanced practice programs offered by other major colleges and universities.
All the negative reviews are right if there is anyone telling you they are great is because they probably only did prerequisites or they just plain work for the school. Nursing program is a joke unprepared instructors load of work makes no sense and classes are practically impossible yo pass