Prism Career Institute Reviews - Certificate in Licensed Practical Nurse

2.0 out of 5 stars
(23 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $15,690 - $24,990
33% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
22% of 23 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Holdenmeback - 10/6/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
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Joan - 7/17/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"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"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tina - 6/27/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
GiGi - 5/5/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!."
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Nue R. - 3/1/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
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PNE06 - 1/31/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"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"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Mimi - 1/24/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Kyle w. - 1/24/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"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?!"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Shanda L - 10/19/2016
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jessica D - 6/8/2016
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am a single parent of 4 teenagers and felt it was time to go back to school for what I always wanted to be. I wasn't prepared to enter into an RN program and found Prism. As with learning anything else, it was something that I completely wanted for myself and took from it everything I could. Prism gave me the foundation and knowledge I needed to begin my career and look further at my education. In passing the NCLEX the first go round, I can say that I am satisfied with all that Prism has helped me achieve."