Prism Career Institute Reviews of Certificates in Licensed Practical Nurse

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31% of 24 students said this degree improved their career prospects
21% of 24 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Certificates in Licensed Practical Nurse

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  • Reviewed: 11/10/2023
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Horrible institution, majority of the teachers are not qualified to teach. When you try to make a complaint, it just brushed under the wrong. There is no insight on when their new changes nobodies know anything. THIS SCHOOL SHOUL BE SHUT DOWN I RGRET THAT I CHOOSE THIS SCHOOL. PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! Also the passing rate for NCLEX IS EMBRASSING"
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2021
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"this school is beyond a joke. you can’t talk to anyone, the administration don’t care about you, they act like they care at the beginning then after they get you in there that’s over. they hire anyone hire, one of the teachers are on FB saying racist stuff against other people, she did the same thing in our class , went to them with that guess what she’s still a teacher! you have to teach yourself here, no help. career service is a joke nobody never contacted me, been out of school for 4m now haven’t took my nclex yet! they got me running in circles at this school, nobody knows what’s going on! i swear on god i wish i did some research on the school before i came here, this school should be investigated ASAP!!!!! we should not be treated this way by these people. this school unorganized, unprofessional, unprepared, no respect! i wish i went somewhere else! good to the next class they are going to need it TRUST! someone needs to investigate this school NOW!!!"
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  • Reviewed: 12/10/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"this school is a joke. don’t waste your time not money. financial aid is a joke, career service is a joke, clinicals was a joke, i was learning off of youtube! all this money and i had to learn from youtube! the teachers are rude, you have to teach yourself. this is a self teach school! i learned for myself, i paid all this money for nothing. they will hire anyone here. some of these teachers can’t even tell you what day is ! but they let them teach. i wish i would of did my research on this school i swear i would of never came here! this school should be investigated asap! you can’t make this stuff up of what we have been through, they don’t respect us, they treat us like we nothing. the majority of us are black so they really don’t have respect for us! if it was more white students maybe something would have been done about this school years ago! if you go to this school i bet on everything you will be writing a review like me!!"
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"I'm at the end of my 1st term. If I could change schools I would. So very disappointed in this school. It has potential, but it seems like the Admins do not care about the students. My GPA doesn't reflect correctly. Trying to email a admin or the DON is useless they don't get back to you. One of my classes has a 99% failure rate and they blame it on the students. NO ITS THE TEACHER! Shes hostile and unbalanced. Despite many emails and phone calls about said teacher from many students, it gets ignored. When a teacher posts on social media that she's actually screwing her students on purpose, then there is a problem. Does the school act on it? NO. Its sad when you're trying to learn and further your career, only to be stressed out and not enjoying your experience. Im embarrassed to even tell people I go to this school. So unprofessional. This school needs to be investigated. If need be, I'll pull all my resources to make sure it is."
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Do not go to this school! The teachers do not care and neither did the DON at the time. There are people who graduated with me and are JUST now passing NCLEX 4 years after the fact. No one of us were prepared. Such a waste of time and money. You’re better off going to a community school. I’m warning you.. do not waste your time or money! Also.. they would not release to my new school a UNOFFICIAL transcript and when my new schools admissions rep called and said legally they have to, they sent it. Oh btw.. nothing transferred either, so don’t expect to finish and transfer credits. It won’t work!"
Future nurse
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Ok, so Im writing as a current student at Prism enrolled in the night program in cherry hill, Im giving my opinion about the night class. I will graduate in 2020. If youre looking for quality education, this is not the school for you. They will literally let anybody off the street into this school. Majority of student are obnoxious, very entitled and its made clear, not serious about the program. Which makes it hard for those who want the education The instructors, out of the 5 teachers I have this term... only 2 teach. The others just give you busy work... so its a lot of self teaching. Its very frustrating. Im trying to stay positive and keep going because I really want to become a nurse, but this school is a joke. Please stay away and go to a community college. Youll thank yourself in the long run Ill review this school again maybe towards the end of my of now this school gets a negative 1"
2019 LPN Graduate
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2019
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Most bad ratings at Prism come from young, undisciplined students. The course material can be very tough and requires studying daily. Many think because the school is an institute the curriculum will be a 15 month cake-walk. It's not. The instructors have vast backgrounds from diploma nurses to nurse practitioner. This blend of experiences is essential to learning when entering the practical nursing career field. While there are a few areas that can improve at Prism, the overall experience and preparation for the NCLEX is definately worth it."
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  • Reviewed: 8/6/2018
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Worst experience of my life. I was enrolled taking classes then I was told by office I wasn't able to do my clinicals because I didn't have the step shot which I should have had from the beginning before they even let me in but with them being inconsiderate I owe school money I failed school and the the rich keep being the rich and the poor keep being the poor. The main reason I failed is cause one of the teachers had a brain aneurysm while she shouldn't not have been teaching."
Prism the worst school in Cherry Hill
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2018
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"The Worst school to go to. The DON doesnt care about the students. She makes up rules as she goes along. Very Unprofessional. I would look into other colleges that offer the program. Action 6 new need to be aware of the money ripping campus"
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"This school doesn't prepare you for lpn. the teachers are late, test every week for one class a week, DON worries about unimportant problems . spending 28,000 on a school that's not beneficial, changing rules all the time; no structure . GET IT TOGETHER PRISM"
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
""After working as a Medical Technician for the past ten years I decided to enroll in Prism LPN program. It was hard in the beginning because Ive been out of school for a long time. I worked full-time while attending school three nights a week and every Saturday. I did very well in the program with self-motivation, determination along with the help of my Instructors, I graduated in March 26, 2016 and passed my NCLEX April 15, 2016 on the first attempt. For me Prism Career Institute was a good choice. The school did a good job preparing me for the field and my Clinical experience gave me the confidence I needed to succeed."
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Do not go to this school I can't even get out this school they Holden me back getting my license I can't pass exit test. I didn't learn nothin. This school is horrible the DON DW don't care I tried to complain to the Director FF he's a joke I tried to go over his head to speak to his boss GS and was told he was fired months ago for being unethical. Run run run save yo $30000."
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Stay away from this scam. This school just takes your money. Instructor s are incompetent. They chose whom to pass and fail these they don't like. If you have $30000 to blow tho is the place to go. Waste of time and money . Stay away from this place"
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Poorly run school. Instructors are incompetent , keep students extra terms, fail these who they don't like. Take money for repeat classes.constantly fail students , pass only these who they want . Don't provide material needed, sell many books to students."
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"I attended the AC campus and it was the worst program ever. Ms V. and Mr S.J. were amazing but unfortunately they are not the only two teaching. Please do not attend this school and waste your money they are only interested in making money you will be teaching yourself for $28,000. I wish someone could've posted this for me before I attended!."
Nue R.
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Prism Career Institute is the worst school to attend, I really strongly recommend that no one apply to the Cherry Hill Campus, The CEO and DON of the school look down on you like you are nothing, education wise well let's just say forget it and that you are basically teaching yourself, all the teachers act like they are scared of the DON & really jump when she say how high, they can't never seem to keep the decent teachers because of lack of respect & improper teaching skills that the schools DON requires, had I knew what I no now I would not have waisted my time on my money attending to such a horrible structured school!"
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"For those who want to pursue a career in nursing. Please look into other schools other than Prism, Philadelphia. The school was horrible! I just recently graduated and feel like this school does not have the equipment to help me successfully pass the NCLEX. The Administration is horrible from the DON with purple hair Tyra down to no instructors! They are quick to request for funds but will supply you with the books and other essential tools needed days prior to the term is over????? Don't let the facade fool you, the fancy sign, doors, and computers ( 50% of them do not work). They treat us like prisoners and children. If i can do it all over again, I would have chosen some place more reputable!! Like the old saying, " Nurses ate their young" well at prism, they devour, manipulate, and shred their students to pieces! Choose wisely avoid PRISM Philadelphia"
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"This school is horrible! I would not refer anyone who is serious about a career to go there. They are all about money no one in the administration cares about the students. They give you textbooks then tell the instructors not to tech from them only the lecture notes that were provided by the DON Barbara Robinson. They pass students who have truly failed by providing answers to test. The staff and school are very unorganized!! Stay away if you can avoid this school don't waste your time and $28,000."
Kyle w.
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"I completed the LPN program at Prism. Like with any school there are ups & downs . I found the one on ones to be helpful, for example if you need tutoring it will be provided. I learn better with teacher/student discussions so Mr.M. St. Joseph was my favorite teacher as he taught this was, unlike most others reading off power point. I wish we had more practical time in pediatrics & a bigger variety of clinicals than nursing homes, but i understand bringing students in this is not always possible. The LPN Program is a bit pricey, & the curriculum did seem to change with every term, but if you needed extra help it was always available & those who complain didn't utilize it. I found S.S. to be absolutely amazing, as well as Vivian Bettis- Her position was filled after i had graduated so we never met but she was super persistent in getting my resume out there & getting me multiple offers. Just use the resources available to you & you will have no problem graduating, passing your boards, & finding a job. One thing, I wish IV Therapy actually taught us phlebotomy instead of powe rpoints. That was a major gripe of mine. Also i wish they taught us to read EKG's, as I found the excuse that it was "on the job training" was used, but in my opinion wouldn't it be better to go into a job already having these skills?!"
Shanda L
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2016
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"After working as a Home Health Care provider for sometime, I decided to go back to school to pursue my career in nursing. The first term was challenging, but with the help of great instructors ( in class and Clinicals) determination and lots of studying I made it through. I recently sat for the Nclex and passed!!!! I am now looking forward to helping others."