Keiser University Reviews - Nursing

2.46 out of 5 stars
(49 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL)(and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
38% of 49 students said this degree improved their career prospects
37% of 49 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Frustrated student - 11/4/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"The nursing program at Keiser is terrible. The program director and professors are not professional, they are extremely lazy and do not teach you anything. They read from slides and expect you to teach yourself how to do everything. The pharm teacher Dr. Pos is the only good teacher they have in the program, she actually cares about her students and wants to help you learn and succeed. Save yourself a lot of money and frustration and go to a school who actually cares about what you learn and not just about cashing that tuition check. Indian River State College and Palm beach State College are much better programs at a fraction of the price. I wish I had made the decision to attend those instead of Keiser. I was fooled by Keiser's fancy brand new building and tour of lies."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ransom - 10/16/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Be very careful prospective nurses. Fort Myers Campus has a terrible nursing director and some awful professors who will fail you out in a heartbeat for things like not following the chain of command. They will try to intimidate you as soon as they get the $12,000 for the semester. They tell you so many lies to get you to go to Keiser. Here's the most misleading piece of information. They have a 100% NCLEX pass rate the first time. Of 20 students who started the program, only 4 are going to make it to graduation. If you fail out second semester you just lost 24,000 dollars. If you fail out 3rd semester you will lose 36,000. Why do so many students fail out of the Keiser BSN program? They pick apart every thing you do. The expectations are very unrealistic. I wish I could give you more information but please look into this school. It is not what it appears."
3.3 out of 5 stars
DeansList - 8/13/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Oh my goodness. I’m two weeks away from graduating from KU with my ADN. I have not failed one course. I’ve been on the Deans list. I’ve dedicated 4-6 hours daily to my studies and I’m going to pass my NCLEX no problem because I put forth the effort and I taught myself, which is really what all colleges are about. So lectures can be insightful but you really have to do a lot of self study, especially in nursing. The professors are hard on you. Sometimes ruthlessly hard. Sometimes needlessly hard, but from my viewpoint a lot of it is because some of these students want the entire world handed to them! I’m an older student and I definitely see this behavior consistently. What is disheartening is when a student who is always on top of their game comes to a professor for guidance and is met by a complete wall. Like am I not making your job easier? Also the clinical instructors! I had one that made me want to throw up every time I went to clinical because she was so scary and ruthless. Perhaps I was just too timid but man. She made you never want to mess up a moment in your life. I really would have liked it if we would have had at least one super hands on clinical instructor that was more of a preceptor. Like take their students under their wings and show them things. Like this is what a stage IV looks (and smells omg) like, this is the treatment, these are the nursing interventions and rationales etc. I don’t want to be afraid to make mistakes. I want to be confident. Thank goodness for good hospitals that love their nursing students because I had to find my own way in clinical. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, unless your clinical instructor is mean. Then find your way without them if possible. Being a COVID student online is tough. Being bombarded with 9,426 assignments and then being told that we have to be flexible and tests are on these days but then they change after you already make your work schedule is nonsense. They will tell you that they are flexible. They are absolutely not flexible. At all. I’m fortunate that my job wants me as an RN there because they wouldn’t put up with this last minute rescheduling crap for just anyone. Basically-if you want to pass you had better work for it, and do not expect this school to be flexible even though the advisors will tell you it is to get you to sign up. It isn’t flexible. It isn’t easy. Put in the work or be prepared to fail."
2.0 out of 5 stars
TheyDontCareAboutYou - 7/14/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Extremely disappointed with the Pembroke Pines, FL campus BSN program. There are a couple professors so far in the two semesters I’ve been in attendance that seem to care; however you will be met with entitled attitude most of the way. This is coming from a A student in spite of the lack of actual education I have received. You will have professors who are glaringly incompetent in the area they are supposed to be teaching and who have obviously made no attempt to inform themselves prior to the scheduled lecture, yet as a student are expected to be prepared 150% of the time. You will need to check and recheck your tests as this same professor consistently has wrong answers on the tests and your grades will constantly need to be adjusted. You will have no grades in some classes despite turning in work each week. You will have no idea where you actually stand. This program costs about $13,000 EACH SEMESTER, you would expect to be receiving service that reflected the same. You will be ignored, belittled and met with disrespect while being nothing but respectful to the nursing staff. Administration has been approached about all of these issues and advised they would absolutely address, over a month later and nothing has been addressed. The way you are treated as as a paying customer is abhorrent. I am stuck here, credits from any nursing program do not transfer to another. Do better than I did, do better for yourself. You deserve to be treated with respect. You will not find that here."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Cassie - 1/22/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"I am currently in the BSN fast track program at the Fort Lauderdale campus. I have no complaints so far. My teachers are great and very passionate. I’m reading the negative reviews other people wrote and I can’t say I have the same negative things to say. Everyone is going to have their own experience. This school is still accredited and the lab professors are even very knowledgeable as nurse practitioners. I come from broward college’s nursing program and this is by far way more organized with more resources. Yes it is expensive but your paying for tutoring and help available that isn’t always offered at a public school."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Kelli - 8/10/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I went to the Fort Myers Keiser campus for the accelerated nursing program. This was the biggest mistake I could have ever made! Teachers were harsh, lacked empathy, care, and had no desire to help students do the best they can. It was more like an adult day care for them, clock in tell us a few things that didnt relate to any exam we ever took, lecture us on what color socks, shoes, and how other silly rules they have in place and clock out. We literally had to teach ourselves and read the entire book for majority of these classes. We couldnt find a single professor that cared to guide us to success or give us insight. They were all condescending and heartless. Not sure how any of them were or still are currently nurses with those attitudes and way of thinking. I would avoid this campus at all cost!! Theyre biased with their grading and favortize students. They just care about the money we pay them, its more of a business than faculty that cares about seeing their students succeed. Pathetic! This is coming from a student who is passing!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kelli - 7/24/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"FAST TRACK BSN PROGRAM IS THE WORSE! Do not go to the college for your nursing degree, they clearly fight to weed out as many students as they can when you start. Professors rarely make time to meet with students and constantly reprimanding students over the color of their socks and many other silly things over their education. They worry more about looking for things to call you out on then they do teaching you. half of our professors had no idea what they were teaching, our director walked around like a nazi putting many students down. They rarely say anything uplifting or kind, yet 90of the program focuses on having empathy and kindness. Clearly traits they lack! We hear at least once a day how many people dont succeed in these programs and how they are intense and they have no excuses, you can be at your own funeral and they still wont accept that as a valid excuse for any reason. Unethical and inhumane! I wish I could say I was exaggerating, but every cohort before and after me can attest to this! I even had to speak to the Dean about some personal issues we had and we just got "I have no time" rushed us into voicing our thoughts and told us "well I apologize nothing I can do" and walked out! When you can even get a kind word or any feedback from your Dean of all people there is clearly an issue!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ashely - 7/22/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"everyone that goes to keiser fails. the teachers suck and the students are dumb....is this even a real school??? teachers do not prepare students for test and the students are really ghetto. Front desk people are really nice but, what does it matter when the rest of the school is trash"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Angela - 7/1/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"TERRIBLE! Terrible communication! As a first time college student I thought maybe moving away from home and going to Keiser would be a great idea. But once the time came to move I realized that I was biting off way more than I could chew. So I had to withdraw from classes and pick a college closer to home. The bursars office stated on a phone call that the new loan that had just been sent out just a couple days before I withdrew from the University that they would take out a little over $2,000 for a withdrawl from a university fee and the rest of the $9,000 loan would be sent back as a refund but now they are saying that that is against policy and I will still have to pay back the loan even though I am not attending the school for that term. Extremely upset and aggravated. MONEY HUNGRY SCHOOL STAY AWAY"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Melissa - 1/31/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"I went to the school and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I stressed this was my first time attending and wanted to make sure of all protocols and was not sure if I felt comfortable with " online courses as this was new to me" I am a single parent and work fulltime so was hesitant to sign up for something if I was unable to cancel immediately if not able to commit to 100%. IN was told that I was not able to access the online portal until the evening before to meet the professor and get an understanding of what is expected during the course but would be able to cancel within a few days with no issues. The 1st day of school I sent an email and left a message stating I would like to cancel due to many reasons and just did not think this was the best timing to proceed and please let me know what needed to be done to cancel. Long story short weeks have gone by with no communication on their end, I even sent them an email the first week and copied several employees because I was getting the sense I was being avoided still to hear nothing. Showed up on my day off Sat morning to return unopened books and they book store was closed and no one seemed to know a thing, I showed them my emails and messages and they were shocked!! Now almost being a month later I have not heard from the them besides harassment calls and emails asking me to sign up for classes for Feb. Needless to say be CAREFUL I was soo excited to start and felt they were helpful in the beginning and after I reluctantly signed the papers (this day I had just came from making funeral arrangements and it was the last day to sign up for classes so they knew I was beyond stressed but assured me not to worry). I fee l was scammed and just opened the mail today and received a bill for $ 2373 for a class I DID NOT EVEN TAKE??????? After being told I had a few days to cancel!!!?? SHADY maybe I'll finally get a call after this post???"
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