Prism Career Institute Reviews

  • 90 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,690 - $24,990
55% of 90 students said this degree improved their career prospects
36% of 90 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Darius Chavis
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Paralegal
"I also believe that the Department of Education should be liable as well. The Department of Education should ensure that all technical schools be regionally and nationally accepted. This would ensure that credits received from the technical school are valid and people such as myself would not feel that I owe money for nothing!"
Darius Chavis
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2017
  • Degree: Paralegal
"The degree I received from the Prism Career Institute was not sufficient for me to obtain a position with a law firm due to the curriculum Prism Careers offered. I am in debt for $26K+ dollars and cannot use the degree. All schools approached after graduating, wanted to further my education, informed me that none of the credits obtained from Prism Careers where able to be transferred and I would need to start at the beginning to obtain the needed courses for the profession. The school also offered job placement but the only position they would come up with were McDonald's, Lowes, Walmart, etc. No dedication to this process from the job placement staff. If I could sue, I would!"
Holdenmeback
  • 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."
Joan
  • 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"
Broken Butterfly
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I graduated Prism back in 2014. For starters at the time for me the school was full of drama students arguing with students/teachers, and vice versa. It was hard to stay focused in that environment when someone was always disrupting the class. Fast forward to extern day well the better sites were given to the students whom the teachers showed favoritism. Even after complaining about my site they student services said they didn't have an available site, and if I took a new one I would have to start my weeks over. Smh. I completed my extern in an office that only had me pull and file charts for 4wks, nothing else. Now I'm back at student services to get help finding work which was a disaster. They were doing the same thing I was doing by putting my resume on job sites like indeed, monster, and career builder. I was unable to obtain employment so I went back to work as a certified nursing assistant. In 2016 I had made an inquiry for job recommendations, and I was told that the school changed the certification status from the NRC to NCCT. Like wtf to that. So you mean to tell me that I basically wasted 10 months of my time, fried my brain to pass these certification exams, and still have no career because the certifications I hold are not accepted by majority of the companies. Well now I know why the school changed back over to NCCT. It's a shame because I know I'm not the only one having these issues. It is now 2017 and I have still been extremely engaged in my employment search, and yet I am still unsuccessful. I get emails and phone calls from what i think is potential employment, but they only responded to say I don't hold the proper licensure. I am beyond frustrated and pissed off because I worked really hard graduated and past all my exams. Unfortunately I am still a Certified Nursing Assistant who is still about 17 grand in debt to Prism Career for a program in Medical Assistant was useless"
Tina
  • 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."
N
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Great school.allows most students to enroll study and graduate patience with students professors I excellent. Help me with my career now I have a great job I enjoy taking care of patients and have meaningful occupation. I highly recommend the school to anyone who wants to start studying to become an LPN"
GiGi
  • 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!"
PNE06
  • 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"
Mimi
  • 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?!"
Melissa A.
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I'm attending the EHT campus for the Medical Assistant Program. I absolutely loved this school and its instructors. The program was challenging but I was able to keep up and pass every class with an A. I felt that I received the education I needed to be a medical assistant out in the world. I got great experience during my externship. The school has even helped me to get my resume out to assist in getting a job. I couldn't of been happier with my experience."
April R
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Chantell L.
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
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."
Kim R. Simon
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!!!!"
Shantel johnston
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I recommend going to this school. They have great teachers, a really good program by far. I had an excellent encounter with this school . They are very helpful and they know there stuff. They want you to succeed so they push you to do great things. All around this school would be rated a 10 to me . Prism Career Institute faculty are very nice , helpful , driven and experienced in all they do for their students . The Medical Assistant program is highly recommended . They want you to pass the certification test . They give you everything your going to need to study from books, notes, hands on and even study guides and most of all there personal experiences with the field of study. Totally recommend this school!!!!!!"
Jessica D
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2016
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"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."
K. Stevens
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."