Prism Career Institute Reviews - Certificate in Nursing
Review of Nursing Certificate Degrees
If you want to go to a school where you pay 27 thousand dollars for time, not education then Prism is the place for you. This school is HORRIBLE. In my time at Prism, they've had 3 D.O.Ns & no teachers. And then the teachers they do have does not know how to teach at all. Their only requirement for a teaching position is to be an RN (I've seen the job posting on fb). My class PN25 went TWO terms with no teacher. But you were required to just sit in class and do nothing because your hours that you are there are more important than the education. That's all that they care about is time. You will constantly hear the phrase "adult learners" as they treat you like children. You will constantly hear the word "professionalism" from the most unprofessional people ever. There is no protocol as they change the rules whenever they feel like it. For an example to pass the green light exam, you use to need a score of 70.5, but now you need a score of 73.5 because the school is on the verge of being closed down, so they're trying to put the pressure on the students. Bottom line, SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE. Not at Prism Career Institute.
Prism Career Institute has a fairly good program with a curriculum that gives you well enough knowledge to help you succeed on the NCLEX-PN and as an entry level nurse. The day program is 12 months and the evening program consists of 15 months. You really have to help yourself when it comes to making sure you understand each subject/class since the program is pretty fast-paced. I would recommend Prism to anyone willing to focus and quickly earn their PN license.
I started classes at Prism Career Institute(Philadelphia Campus) for the Practical Nursing Diploma program on 4/2015. I was terrified, I had been out of school for over 20 years and felt I would not be able to keep up with the demand. I was enrolled by Matt, an enthusiastic enrollment specialist who ensured me that I could do it. Despite all the negativity I've heard about Prism, I have always been the type of individual who believes you get out what you put in. There were times I wanted to give up and quit but I kept on chucking. I had the BEST teachers and clinical instructors who cared about my success, making themselves readily available if I needed tutoring or just a listening ear. As of 8/2/16, I am a LPN and passed my Nclex PN Boards on the first try!!!!! The best 15 months of my life. I highly recommend Prism to anyone who is looking to have a career and not just a job. Sidebar: This is NOT a paid testimony!!!! #truelifestory, #realfacts, #seeforyourself #motivatetodominate Thanks Prism....You Rock!!!!
My prism journey began when i was giving my cousin a ride to do her intake. As I sat there waiting for her I said to myself "you might as well sign up and go to school because your not doing anything. That choice right there became the best decision of my life. Going to school and becoming a lpn has change me in so many ways. I learned a lot from my instructors. I will highly recommend this school for any one just thinking about going to school.
I am a wife and mother of three children. I worked for a major weight loss company for about 8 years and came home everyday feeling unfulfilled. I decided to began my career in nursing and enrolled into Prism Career Institute. I can say that was one of the best decisions I could make. The Instructors in both the classroom and clinical setting proved to be a valuable resource in this industry. I graduated 2nd in my class and passed state boards, with a tremendous amount of support. I have a great rapport with my instructors and still keep in touch to this day. I feel that Prism gave me the skills that I needed to go out and be a successful entry level nurse. Career services at Prism is the best! After passing boards Marlene worked with me at my pace to help me find a job that was right for me. I know have two jobs in a rewarding field with endless opportunities for growth. Prism is more than an learning institution but rather like a family. I would recommend anyone that has a desire to become a nurse that they start with Prism.
Terrible, waste of time. Most of the so called teachers and clinical instructors either have no idea what they are doing or they are the most miserable people you will ever run into. "Clinical instructor" if that's what they want to call her was terrible, rushing you around expecting you to do things you have not been taught, just stands there and looks at you and gives no advice or direction on what to do, very rude in front of patients, just miserable all the way around. Clinical days filled with nothing but drama because of the terrible "instructor". Trust me you can't learn in this kind of environment ! Beware of this "school" think twice before signing up! I wish I had just gone for my RN at the community college. Would not even give one star if that was an option!
I guess I should say this is only my opinion and use the word alegedly so Prism don't sue me for this!! The school director was a lawyer but was told that he lost his law license!! And another old teacher lost his doctors license to! and they are both still there working!! I just passed the NCLEX today and that got me thinking of Prism. Prism was of minimal help and a huge waste of money. IF YOUR THINKING ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL THERE READ THIS FIRST. I believe I'm a fair person and honest. The admission department will tell you how great the school is and thr school director and nursing director treat you so nice until they have you as a student thats when the real side is seen. I'm not going to name names b/c if your not a student there, it don't matter but I had only 2 really great teachers and of those only 1 is still working there because he cares about his students and is honest and real and knows alot. One other good teacher resignated. He told me he was tired of there was no organisation and even if your 0.1 point away and work extra hard, the director won't allow your teacher to pass you b/c they get more money if u repeat a class. 1 teacher they had was a psycho b/c he was in the marines or army and must of gone nuts. I found out he was fired on x-mas eve! Nice thing to do isn't it? But a older man who is STILL there teaching fondled student breasts when doing ekg's. This is public knowlege and is on the internet just google Dr R Prism Cherry Hill and read it your self! He even lost his doctor license and was charged with weapons charges to!! Enough said. You want to be around people like that in a unorganized over priced school?? Better to go to community college and get in to a pre-RN program. You will save money. LPN's don't do much anymore. On my clinical Prism had me passing out food trays each day and 90% junk stuff. Your best off studying by your self! I did NOT pass the NCLEX b/c of Prism. I past b/c I studied my ass off on my own. They did not help much finding me a job. Alls they did was look online like on monster and carreer builder. I could of done that!! So like I said, they lie to you, rip you off, have a SEX CRIMINAL teaching and there clinical sights waste your time IF they find you one. Go to school to be a RN instead
I have recommended quite a few people to this school. I would say this school has helped me a lot. When I first started it was doing great. Graduation and pass rates were glorious. Now they are strictly about numbers and money and kicking people out. Honestly no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. There is no leeway for the students and they believe all the instructors even though they are one step up from ghetto. This school is entirely too much money for little effort they put in. They have you travel great distances for shitty places. Your instructors are allowed to treat you like ur worth nothing and the employees at the campus are also trashy. With incidents of clear cut lying. Providing evidence to them is not an option. They do not want to hear it or see it and just believe an instructor that is clearly lying. They throw people out like its no body's business. They believe that they should treat you like dirt and your family is worthless. SO please if you attend this school just be careful. They may pick on u but just keep your mouth shut or they will throw u to the curb. And yes I did graduate. But I am ashamed I ever went to this school. If I had to strictly pay the school back rather then the government. Hahahah I wouldn't they don't deserve anything and I cant wait till the complaints start being processed. Its going to be great watching that school crumble for their fraud and misleadings and mistreatment.