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Many of the complaints I see about this school, (grading scale, third-party background checks, mandatory classes) are all part of being in nursing school. I went to PHSC for my LPN and it was the same thing. They do not work around your schedule and they expect you to get with the program or get out. That is how nursing school is and If you expect to be coddled don't waste your time and money. Nursing is a serious program because the patients' lives are in our hands. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! READ THE STUDENT HANDBOOK/ NURSING HANDBOOK. Before applying to any college program I recommend you do all your research to see if that program is compatible with you!! I am about half way done with the program. Yes, many classes are online. I panicked initially because I normally do not do well with online classes. I have not made anything below a B. Their online classes are simple to navigate and easy to work. They even have the latest simulation labs for Microbiology that were incredible. I will update my post if anything changes but so far I have been very pleased with this program and found that it is much easier than my previous program. Also, I almost forgot to add you CANNOT WORK FULL TIME AND EXPECT TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Yes, there may be one or two people who may be able to but for me, I could not. As soon as I started working part-time my grades became all A's. There is so much to study and so much to learn. You can't just memorize you actually have to learn the concepts. That is the part I tend to struggle with the most. Well, that's my rant!
To be honest this school experience was terrible. I originally attended this college to get back in school and even though I love the Medical Assistant program itself and I don't have any regrets what so ever, the school lack the correct knowledge needed for their students to succeed in the field. all we did was go over clinical blood draws, rooming, and injections everything else seem like we went over once and the online classes really didn't help at all. We only had one class for the administration/front desk . I was fortunate enough to graduate with my associates so I thank God for getting me through and was able to get employment a few months after so woohoo praying hands but overall the school lack the appropriate materials needed to properly assist their students plus they don't help the students find a job like they are suppose to. Externships are not immediate hire. The great thing about my experience is that I had a great Coordinator and instructors. These three were really dedicated in us achieving our goals the right way. So I thank them so much for them contributing to my success overall. For as the school. its all about money and that's what sad no true dedication to students being successful. I thank them for my associates but I will not be returning especially with how poor the Nursing Program is ran and how poor the material is.
I chose the school for the accelerated option and first semester was complete bullshit. All classes were online and being taught at other campuses so we had to attend class at our campus to watch online class at another campus, one of my classes the teacher quit half way through. At the end of the quarter came to find I failed one class that half of my class had also failed. We all appealed to the advisors due to the lack of teaching and different content on the tests that werent covered in lecture. Came to find out everyone else (4 others) had their appeals granted and I did not get my appeal granted so I took it higher, I got denied yet again. And now it was too late to drop out of second quarter because they were not timely about such time sensitive matters causing me to pay for the second quarter even after I withdrew from the program. How the heck are you going to grant appeals for every other student that failed the same class as me and then deny mine?! I was livid and to have to pay for the second quarter because it was past the withdraw date because the administration took too long to review my appeal. This school only sees students as a cash cow, they cant retain quality instructors, they do not listen to students concerns or issues they throw it back on you, they are not quick to make time sensitive decisions. Its all a scam. Beware of this school because they do not do their due diligence to provide quality instructors for such an important degree. Needless to say I dropped out and currently going to school somewhere else.
Believe the other reviews, the school is absolutely terrible. You wont learn a darn thing thats applicable in the real world, all I do is take your money and laugh all the way to the bank. I wouldnt recommend this college to my worst enemy. Ineffective and just a giant waste of your money.
Going to Rasmussen for nursing was the worst decision I have ever take. 50 to 70% of the classes are online. That means you are most of the time figuring things yourself. It is true you can always email your instructor but the reply is not instant. Its ASN or BSN s definitely not for people with zero healthcare background. Second, from day 1, they throw so many assignments at you that you feel like you are drowning. Third, they are obscessed with ATI. Therefore ATI is embedded within every nursing class. You are basically learning ATI's and rasmussen's program as the materials are not the same. You have to attain a level 2 in each ATI exam attached to a class before you are considered completely done with the said class. Fourth, their grading scale is as follows: A (94-100), B (85-93), C (78-84), F (77-0) furthermore they round down meaning 77.999999999999 is 77. My problem with this grading system is that it only applies to the nursing school. This let me believe that it is a deliberate effort to have you retake a class if you ever got on the edge where you need that 0.0001 to pass. Believe me you can get to that point easily in nursing. I personally got an F for missing 0.5 point. I'm not looking for excuses for my failure but that level of intransigence is hard especially when you are paying $400/credit. I should hopefully graduate in March. I wish it was tomorrow.
The core of computer science was never touched. Compare them with decent school like, FAU, FSU, CSU, UCLA or even state colleges. Do your homework. If data structure and algorithms are no the core of your classes what can you do in an interview or in a real job. Worst computer science program with less than approximately 1 percent of successful student. You have been warned to educated yourself before choosing your school. Don't do it please. Do what is worth your career.
This is hands down the best online school for people looking to get into Computer Science. You can jump into Data-Science or show off your design skills by earning a Web Dev Degree! I went for my Software Degree and loved the entire process. After spending 1 week getting used to the online layout, I felt confident in completing the rest of my degree. My counselor is Uber Cool and feel that the entire college is much more helpful than others I have dealt with! If you want to major in tech, then go here!!!!
DO NOT WATE YOUR MONEY. This school does not care about its students. In one class I had a 94 going into the last week. I submitted my final project and my grade remained a 94. This is mathematically impossible considering its 8% oftour grade. I graduated with a 3.48 gpa and a 3.50 is honors. I asked the dean (several times) to look into it and never received an email back for a month. After finally getting a reply she said she looked into it and doesnt see a need to change it. Lol. I emailed back for an explanation and never received one. So basically Im suppose to believe that if I never even submitted this final project and received a zero my grade would stay a 94? Still havent received an explanation. I have a lot more stories about this joke of a school. Absolutely pathetic that you dont even get the grade you earned and then not given an explanation. Very poor.
I just went back a college to earn a higher credential. I started the Bachelor Completer program in August 2017, and will be completing it in September of 2018. I averaged 20-24 credits per quarter and took all of the CBA courses. (Test outs) it CAN be completed in 1 year...but it's a large time investment. Here is the BIG negative.........the entire program is writing papers. Seriously...it's all theory and you don't get hands on experience with any marketing software, programs or ANYTHING! I did the quick math and came to the conclusion that I have written roughly 240 papers throughout the degree program. Keep in mind that each papers average length was 4-5 pages. If you're not keen on writing papers, don't enroll. However, if your perform poorly on texts/exams/quizzes...it might be for you. All in all, I really didn't learn anything I didn't know already due to everything being theory based.
I started the LPN program at Rasmussen in April of 2017. It was an expensive program, I will admit. However, there were some perks. No waiting list. No prerequisites, these were conveniently built into the program. No having to compete with other applicants to get in. For me, I found these perks to be worth the extra money. As for the program itself, it was excellent. I was at the campus in Eagan, MN, which I came to understand was one of their best campuses. I had excellent instructors who were experienced and knowledgeable in the field of Nursing. I also had great clinical experiences. We went to a couple long-term care facilities, but we also did clinical at a primary care clinic, the VA clinics, and the VA hospital. These experiences were awesome. Rasmussen also integrates ATI into the program, which has really helped prepare me for the NCLEX.