Olivet Nazarene University Reviews

2.0 out of 5 stars
(44 Reviews)
  • Bourbonnais (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,070
26% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
32% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.0 out of 5 stars
Horrible - 8/17/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"All of the reviews about the ABSN program on here are 100% correct. This program is by far the worst decision I have made in my life. From the second you walk into the program they hound you for money and once they get it, they stop attending to you. The instructors in level 1 and 2 have experience TEACHING while the ones in level 3 and 4 do not. That is exactly why level 1 and 2 were a breeze. Since I started the program 3 teachers were let go because they were so incompetent and lacked all of the qualities of a teacher. Instructors have no problem lying to you and making life as difficult as possible. Since I started more than half the class failed out, transfered, or got held back and that says a lot about the integrity of the program because everyone in my original class had a bachelors, masters, or experience in the field. It is better for you to go somewhere else where teachers actually care about their students, are willing to teach, and do not scream at tutors for attempting to help you learn a topic. Do not listen to the advertisements of this legal scam- 16 months can easily turn into 20+. Another point to add is that this program does not have good relations with hospitals or nursing homes so their clinical spots are very limited- be prepared to drive 2+ hours 1 way from your home."
1.0 out of 5 stars
ABSN review - 7/11/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Beyond horrible. Seriously cannot believe someone gave this place 4/5 stars. They must be delusional or a brown-noser which seems to be the only way to get through to the staff. Some instructors are really nice and willing to help you but once you hit level 3 and 4 it all changes. The profs could care less because they do not want you to succeed. I agree with the instructors and staff when they say do NOT work unless you are working behind a desk where you can actually study then go ahead and work. Much of this program is broken promises and dreams. They promise you that you will be done in 16 months so you start to dream about it. Next thing you know more than half of your classmates either failed or dropped out. No wonder they hide those stats from the public. Once your check from the bank clears they could care less about you and basically tell you that they can't help because when you sit down to take the NCLEX no one will help you. Those instructors should be so ashamed of themselves for claiming that they are apart of the church of Nazarene. Avoid this place unless you are willing to go to the depths of the underworld and be another victim of an expensive scam."
4.4 out of 5 stars
YOU CAN ALL DO IT - 7/1/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am only writing this review because I believe the only people writing reviews on this website have had a poor experience. I have loved my journey with Olivet but it does come with it's challenges. This is a web blended program which means everything is online expect exams and skills which you will go to campus for once or twice a week. This program is not for you if you cannot devote your time for 16 months. If you have to work full or part time, do not go to this program because you won't succeed. OR go part time, part time is a great option for those who HAVE to work throughout the program. If you cannot learn through reading and online lectures, this program is not for you. I have also had a great experience with the professors. Not all of them are great, but if you show you care, they will help you. If you want a nursing degree and can devote 16 months of nothing but studying and school, you can do it and this program is for you. Don't let all these other comments get to you because the only people writing these reviews are those who had a bad experience. I know a lot of people who graduated in 16 or 20 months from this program and are now nurses because they devoted themselves. Its all about how much you put into it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Do not go here - 6/15/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Future students, please avoid this school at all costs. I was once like you and read the reviews on here and thought maybe the people who wrote the reviews were lazy. Those people were not lazy because I lived a nightmare for almost 16 months. They promise that you will be done in 16 months but that is a lie for many people. My original level started off with around 50 people and we are now down to 30. I think that says a lot about this program. Staff encourages you to go part time in the 3rd level because its very challenging if you havent had kids. First off, we know that nursing school is not a walk in the park but they dont even make an attempt to give students a chance. They have no issue with failing people even if the issue is with the instructors. There were 22 people that failed OB one semester and Olivet did not care cause that instructor is still employed. You also will have instructors that do not respond to emails for 9+ days even though the handbook says that they have 24 hours to respond. The classes are all online and its pretty awful that instructors signed up for it but yet do not respond to emails. Level 1 is easy because they want your money. Once you are in the program and they received the tuition money from you they will send you down the drain. There are several instructors that do care and that do want to help but for the most part your instructors could care less because at the end of the day they are still getting paid. The clinical situation is also a nightmare. They will send you to places that are 2+ hours away from your home even if there is a clinical site 15 minutes away. Most people that enroll already have a degree and some even have a masters. This goes to show that the student population is educated and the fact that many of these people either failed or transferred is further validation that this program is awful. I would have transferred after level 1 had I known 2,3,4 were a nightmare. Future students please please avoid this school because it is not worth the stress one bit. Please look into other ABSN programs if you are trying to finish quick."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nursing student - 5/27/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Please do not come to this school if you are latinno. You will be treated differently by the faculty and staff here. ABSN nursing program is very disorganized and they are professional about anything. You will be welcomed like a rockstar when they are trying to get you enrolled and the problems begin immediately after enrollment."
1.0 out of 5 stars
GR - 5/18/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"Worse experience ever. Very disorganized. The school does not help students succeed. It is a money pit that is their biggest interest. Do yourselves a favor save your money. Look at all your options im sure there are better options than ONU. Do not go here for FNP MSN"
1.0 out of 5 stars
JB - 5/3/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Worst school ever. People are complete hypocrites and bot true Christians like they proclaim. They lied about having a Paramedic aspect to their ABSN program. The program was solely to work around 24 hour shifts and once I started the course they acted as if it never existed. EMS & Fire students go find other programs. They hate us!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
ABSN- Oak Brook - 4/24/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"Probably the biggest SCAM of a school of all time. Please I repeat please RUN. Go to ResU or Chamberlain or one of the many other accelerated programs in the Chicagoland area. There is a reason why their logo is a cross in a burning flame, this place was complete hell for me. They claim to be a caring Christian University, but let me tell you, there is NOTHING holy about these people. This place is all about the tuition check and not remotely about preparing you to be the nurse you want and need to be in order to succeed. Mostly online, with no guidance at all and no tools to help you get through. They give you CBLOs (study guides) which are a complete joke and don't help you. Professors do not even give you PowerPoints in place of an in-person lecture. You read the book, and take the exam. Nursing is a hard field to begin with, and this program lacks the support students need to succeed. I caution you. Its one thing for a program to be rigorous.. but its another not to even help your students in success. They set students up to fail in order to make more money. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy."
1.7 out of 5 stars
nicholas - 4/14/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"The Accelerated nursing bachelors program and FNP out of Oakbrook is poorly organized. Seemingly, some of the teachers hold prejudice against students of colors. I have openly heard a few rolling their eyes and openly gossiping about colored students here. They do not like colored students here. Avoid this terrible school at all cost."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Marie - 4/4/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I came from a failing school district high school in Illinois, received 85% of my tuition in scholarship for academics, and my first lab ever was in gen chem 103! The biology department is incredible, the least efficient class was organic chemistry, because the professor is an archaic genius. That being said, by the time I graduated I was able to analyze academic literature, perform lab techniques with confidence, and became friends with my professors. I recommend the bio department to anyone!"

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