Regis University Reviews
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The M.S software engineering program is a terrible program. I have a solid 4.0 so this isn't a I didn't do well so I'm whining thing. During my stint at Regis I have written more papers than programs. You can become a "software engineer" here without writing a single program. They don't have the technical staff to facilitate the a technology program, therefore, what you get are a bunch of paper writing classes. By the end of the program you'll be a great technical writer but a lousy engineer. This school is a scam. If you want to be a 'software engineer' DO NOT GO HERE!!!!! You will waste your money and you WILL NOT get a job. This is a crap school that is selling you a feel good about yourself degree. They will argue with you and actually tell you writing paper is more important than writing code.
My review is for the College of Business and Economics. I found my online courses challenging and aligned with the project management body of knowledge. Of the 9 courses I had to take, only 3 courses required a lot of case study analysis (2-4 pages APA style paper). There was one course that required a final 10-pages APA style paper. The entire curriculum isnt just reading and writing papers. I applied what I learned in the PM courses with projects at work. Additionally, Regis gave us the opportunities to draft a project management plan for actual customers (i.e. local non-profit organizations). There are scholarship opportunities for PM students who wish to apply. A lot of the online instructors were knowledgeable with the course studies and active in the discussion forums. There were 1-2 instructors who weren't up to par but what college doesn't have those? Overall, I am happy with the education I received at Regis University. I researched a lot of colleges before applying to Regis and I don't regret my decision.
The M.S in SE is a joke. The program is 12 classes or 36 credits in total, 25% of the classes are APA writing classes. I want to be a software engineer not a writer. They embed these junk classes in the middle of the program so you don't find out that the program is a joke until your over halfway through. Every other M.S SE program that I've seen is technology focused, meaning your going to actually learn about technology, not this one. Instead of teaching you about how operating systems work, C++, Python, AI or something relevant your going to learn how to style a paper in APA format. Yeah this is really helpful on a job interview. The few scattered courses where they do allow you to write a program are very watered down. Most of the tech classes remind me more of a entry level undergrad courses than a graduate level course. I would never recommend this program to anyone.
I went through the same problem that Crystal went through. Their add/drop class system is a joke. I dropped a class before the semester was supposed to begin and halfway through the semester I received a bill saying I owe them money. This school is a ripoff and they are unethical in how they run things. If I drop a course before the term begins I should not be charged over $2000 for nothing.
I cannot speak for the on campus courses at Regis but the online classes are a joke. The instructors do not participate, teach, answer questions or do anything but occasionally give you grades for submitted coursework. I had one class where the instructor replied to several students in incoherent ramblings to the point where I thought someone had hacked the account. I eventually contacted the college and a week or so later the instructor was replaced with no explanation as to why. Their website used to add or drop classes does not work properly and looks like it's from 1991. I dropped a summer course over a month before it started only to be sent a bill several months later for the course and associated late fees! They told me there was nothing I could do and to either pay it or be sent to collections. They claim to pride themselves on being ethical and following Jesuit values but it's all a sham. They want your money, but I'm telling you that you will get nothing in return if you give it to them!
I have learned a great deal from my education at Regis. It has given me a greater depth of understanding to my field of nursing and has developed me as a professional. It has not been easy, as the curriculum a try Regis requires one to bring their best effort. However, I am certain that I have gained something more valuable than the new letters that will follow my name. I am better prepared to be a leader in my field and to sustain a career that brings me joy for years to come.
Regis University Computer Science program's introductory classes were nearly impossible to navigate and do well, because the content and text language varied drastically from the assignments and exams. The challenge was how to interpret the ambiguity of the text that read like someone was not very knowledgeable in the subject of programming and had no real world experience working for businesses using the skills. Someone else said there was a high level of pretension among the professors that was unwarranted; I could not agree more. I felt like I could have taught myself programming much faster and better than the frustrating erroneous text and content materials. The professor steered me away with their contentious, argumentative, belittling, and demeaning attitude. It was like the so-called professors were working out the clock like McDonald's workers not teachers interested in teaching students. I was a very serious student, intelligent, and very capable of doing well there. But there was too much unprofessional makeup there to correct before it will achieve the goal of getting a degree and learning the information. Have you ever felt like you got cheated or ripped off? That's how I felt about my experience.
Regis University establishes an environment the complements the different ways that each student might learn, while simultaneously challenging the students to push farther than they thought they could. Looking back on my undergraduate experience, I feel that Regis prepared me rigorously enough to take on future challenges. I applied and was accepted to graduate school at Regis starting next year. I applied because I trusted the professors to not only push me but to be there for me to lean on when things became difficult, as life tends to be. One of the many amazing things that I was able to learn at Regis University, was how to demand more of myself. It became intrinsic because of the environment I was constantly exposed to at Regis. Tha environment was saturated with people pushing forward. With so many people surrounding you with the intent to change the world with their education, it is hard not to become like the amazing people that surround you. At Regis University, they provide the resources and the people to help facilitate and achieve your goals.
I truly enjoyed my experience at Regis University. The teaching staff on campus really took the time to help their students one on one. Everyone on campus is very friendly, and I can say that campus life was provided you with a sense of community. Their motto "cura personalis" or care for the whole person really grows on you throughout the years, and as a result, I have decided to go into the public sector after I finish law school. Their motto is to be a "man or a woman for others" and I think they really provide you with a good idea on what this means because they try to get their students to get involved in community service projects. Overall, I had a wonderful experience there throughout my four years.
NOTE: This review only applies to the FNP program at REgis and NOT the other degree sections of the Loretto Heights School of Nursing which are Fabulous! I received my bachelors degree (BSN) and first master's degree (MSN: Leadership in Health Care Systems/ Education) from Regis and my education was FABULOUS. I cannot say enough good things about the instructors in these two areas. HOWEVER, when I went back for my Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Regis University, I cannot tell you the problems that I found in this program. As someone who LEARNED how to be a great educator from Regis, I found the following problems with this program: 1. The instructors may be good Nurse Practitioners, BUT they do NOT know how to teach. They would READ their power points off to us for 8 hours (if they kept us that long- often they would let us out after only four hours which is a violation of the Board of Nursing's rules on education where students have to meet a certain amount of classroom time.) 2. Some of the NP instructors and the Director of the NP program (Dr. Cullen) have no regard for people with disabilities and will often make fun of them or denigrate them for their disabilities. 3. Furthermore, some of the instructors (primarily the two instructors of the Pediatric class/clinical I was in who were also my classroom teachers), the Director of the NP program (Dr. Cullen), and even my Clinical Evaluator who is a priest and an FNP have ABSOLUTELY NO compassion for those students who are having family difficulties. I was a straight A (4.00 GPA student) and was in my second to last class/clinical before graduation and was almost finished with that class/clinical. During that time, I was dealing with several immediate family members who were on hospice (dying), my mother needed a pacemaker and is disabled, my only sibling was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer (last stage), my husband was suffering debilitating vertigo (dizziness), and my husband and I were also trying to adopt at that time having gone through the miscarriage of 6 babies the year before I started the program (lost twins just days before starting the program) among other issues that I was undergoing. My instructors, the Director of the NP program, and my Clinical Evaluator ALL knew about my disabilities and the other issues that were affecting me in my life at that time. Even though I was told by my preceptor (who was also one of my classroom teachers) that I was doing a "'great job" in clinical (whenever I ASKED HER since she never took it on her OWN initiative to tell me how l was doing). In any case, I contacted my Clinical Evaluator (who as I mentioned before is a PRIEST as well as an FNP) stating that I was worried I might fail as the stress was getting too much for me and even though he offered to meet me, he NEVER followed through on meeting with me (IGNORED my last email asking for his help and attempting to set up a meeting with him) NOR did he COME TO clinical to see HOW I was doing except for his initial visit! In any case, I was called my by preceptor out of the blue and told not to come to clinical and then not to come to class. As an experienced Nursing Instructor, I had to say "You mean I failed?" as she did not have the courage to tell me that I had failed. She said "Yes, I am sorry that I was too PASSIVE to tell you that you had failed and that I NEVER told you you were not doing well in the clinical." All along, she had been telling me that I was doing a great job and never even gave me any notice that I was not doing a great job. As I learned in my fabulous first Master's program at Regis University on how to teach and as an experienced Nursing Instructor, I learned that when you see a student struggling and who is asking for help, you ask the student if there is anything bothering them and if you can help (of course they already KNEW about the hardships I was going through and did NOTHING), then if the student is at risk of failing, you tell them that they are at risk for failure, then set up a remediation plan and tell them that they have to do this in order to pass the class or clinical. This at least gives them a "heads up" and a chance to improve. However, if you WAIT until there is no time left for them to improve and the class is finishing, then you have done them a great disservice, especially if you wait until the day after the drop date- which is what my instructors did in this case- because they were to "passive to tell me before" that I was failing. You also DO NOT mislead students by telling them they are doing a great job when they are not. 4. They failed me based on things that were "known after the fact" -On my last day at clinical, I saw a child and we ordered the patient's records from another hospital as we were not getting answers from the child's mother. At my failure conference, my preceptor told me she had failed me for not telling her certain facts about the child's condtion- facts that I could only have known only AFTER reading the other hospital's records which were not available until 3 weeks after I was failed and was no longer at the clinical site. My preceptor also failed me on her faulty perceptions of situations and not actual facts, such as when she said that I "badgered" a doctor to answer a question- a question that was asked after I obtained permission from the doctor to ask the question and one that was done during the doctor's and my mutual lunch break and for which the doctor denies that I "badgered" him. My preceptor admitted during the failure conference that it was her "perception" that I was badgering the doctor and that it was "unprofessional." (The question I was asking was if the doctor knew of a good ENT for my husband, At the same time and on the other hand, my preceptor was asking numerous other healthcare professionals (MD, FNP, PA) about one of her family members issues- one in which she as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with at least 7 years of practice under her belt should have been able to answer- yet her questions were not considered unprofessional.) 5. My Clinical Evaluator only came to see me one time at the beginning of the clinical'. At he failure conference, he said that even though he knew that I was not doing well, he never bothered to tell me. Furthermore, his Clinical Evaluation was based, not on what he observed, but rather on what my preceptor thought and she based most of her statements on her admitted "perceptions", false facts- such as those known after the fact, and so forth. I have to say that I do have glowing evaluations from other preceptors during that same class/clinicals who did not see any problem with me or my performance. In addition, if I was such a danger to patients that t remove me from clinical, then why was I allowed to see patients for so long ALONE WITHOUT my preceptor ever being around? As a Nursing Instructor, if I have a doubt about one of my students not being safe, I would NEVER allow that student to see patients alone and I would have removed them from clinical faster than waiting until the semester was almost finished- in a week or two! 6. I was also told by my instructors and the Director of the NP program at Regis that I asked too many questions (I am a student that is learning and don't students ask questions in order to learn? Furthermore, am I not PAYING for the privilege to ask questions, especially since I am paying with my own hard earned money for this class/clinical?). They also made dismissed and made derisive comments about my disability which I think was very unprofessional on their part, especially since they are healthcare practitioners who have to deal with patients with this disability in their practices.These are just a few of the issues - there are more but this is already too long. 7. The Director of the NP program at Regis did not reply to me after I sent them my rebuttal letter for almost one year when according to Regis University rules, she has a limited time frame in which to get back to me- that is not a year and a year in which to reply back to a student about such an issue as this is NOT acceptable for such a prestigious university as Regis University. So what I would like to say in conclusion is that overall Regis University Loretto Heights School of Nursing is a GREAT school and you FABULOUS education as long as you are NOT in the FNP program taking pediatric classes and it is still under Director Cullen's leadership.