San Joaquin Valley College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
Do not go to this school! It is true, the stories about this school. To begin with it is a hard program to start with already, if you're looking for a traditional study hour and lecture power points, GOOD LUCK nursing school is about self teaching because there isn't enough time to cover the materials during school hours, not to mention not enough time period! Be ready to learn how to self teach and that is with all nursing school. BUT SJVC is the worst program out there. What makes it the worst program is that the instructor and the director. Yes you have your a-Hole instructors, but not here, they are nursing major with not education teaching background, bad people in general. They are set to fail the student. No compassion at all! No help at all, No tutoring, no advice's, no advisory as well. Instructors don't like students and most of all instructors don't like each other. The instructors talk about each other during lecture time, I mean unprofessional. These are your co-workers for heaven sake. The previous director of this program (Dr. Spencer) walked out one day, just completely left the building and her belongings during business hours. Really sad and unprofessional. Like for reals walked out, that is how bad the program is set. Not only that we lost 4 instructors within this co-hort, less than an 18 month period, right off the bat. The program has this program within the program called Evolve, such a waste of time. You have to do so many questions to get to a certain level, the instructor and director really believes that it helps, but how can it help when you have to self teach yourself before even getting a level 2 or 3 on this Evolve stuff. If you don't get a level 2 or higher you will not pass the class regardless if you did well on quizzes and exams. Remember EVOLVE it is not BRN requested but students have to do it, my co-Hort fought and fought saying it is extremely a waste of time, you learn better on youtube than trying to earn a level 2 on evolve and the stuff you learn on evolve is 3% only on the test. Waste of time. ATI is a big one too! you have to score a level 2 or 3 on ATI testing out of class or good luck. Regardless of finals, you have an additional final ATI proctor test you have to pass or you're screwed. This ATI test is basically an exit exam. in addition, 10 question quizzes and 20pt, meaning you're only able to miss 1 question or you fail. Good Luck, new cohort from here on out, to my classes understanding is that they are adding more unnecessary work load to nursing students to get more grant money.
At San Joaquin Valley College...Vets beware...The VA Rep here is a joke. I am chapter 31 qualified. Getting the information I need for my VA VocRehab Rep from this school's VA representative is like getting your teeth pulled. I guess for this person this is a hobby not a job . This person is "constantly" out of the office and when there will not return your calls.... So prepare to do all the work for the VA yourself. Now in regards to the Advisor i am working with she is o.k.
It was a really good school loved my classes instructors and LOVED the program. My advisor helped me with my externship but when my extern was over i asked for help to find a job and never answered my call or messages. Told me that since i finished school they van no longer help me, that i was to find a job on my own which sucks because its hard when you have no experience in the medical field
Don't do it. Buy the book at Barnes n noble and take the exam yourself. Itll save you thousands of dollars. I am now in debt, and the school promises to find you a job. Let me tell you, they don't. Pharmacists appreciate more a individual who took the time to learn it on their own rather than have it spoon fed to you.
I graduate back in 2007 from San Joaquin Valley College. I thougt it was a good idea to have a short career to start earning money and then continued with my education.I made a big mistake. Teachers are awful, and our classroom members did complaint about this, they promise big earnings....do not believe them...there is no job placement avaliable but the papers stick to the wall. Nobody is gonna hire you with this type of certificate.
RN program itself is Very challenging but I will highly recommend it. The school is great, the instructors are great, the learning atmosphere is great. Again, it is a hard program and students need to work hard and study intensely to do well and pass the classes/clinicals. The passing score is 75%. Good luck to everyone.
The school is a joke! I can remember when some of the teachers would basically give you the answers to make sure that you passed their class. Alot of the teachers had their favorites and so I felt left out sometimes. No one in my class found a job, and it was ridiculous. Where these teachers come from, is beyond me. I remember correcting the teachers sometimes, and I was the student. I owe $22,000 dollars and have to go back to school to be able to get a job. Career Services was really horrible. I graduated with Honors! Alot of good that did me.
I had an awesome experience with this school. I had a great Pharmacy instructor, Mrs. Sapp! If you are interested in going to school to be a pharmacy technician I highly recommend you take her night classes. It all went down hill for me when I started my externship class with a new pharmacy instructor, Mrs. Cervantez. I felt like she didn't really care about me or my well being. She was unprofessional. She was late to class 75% of the time and did not inform me when she made changes to the schedule. My license got to me 2 months after I graduated because I believe she procrastinated on the processing. She would also have a sub come in when she couldn't make it to class and would not leave any plans so I would waste my mornings twiddling my thumbs with nothing to do. In all honesty it left a bad taste in my mouth for SJVC because my last impression was of her. I wish Mrs.Sapp could have taught my extern class because I had the best experience with her through my journey!
This school helped me with work and made me understand many different programs such as Excel, Quick books,etc. The only problem is when I want to transfer to UC Riverside, I can't because the school degree is valued less than any other community college.
I attended SJVC from Jan 2013 to May 2014. I studied Aviation and it was a blast. I learned everything I needed to know to pass all 9 test (3 written 3 oral and 3 practical) the first time taking them with no problem, I got a job about 10 days after graduation working on propellers no problem. I had many compliments at my job for knowing so much for a new grad. The classes for my degree was not hard but definetly not easy. If anything its time consuming but5 if you want it, you can obtain it. My only suggesting, go to school for something that actually needs you to go to school to obtain the job.