South University Online Reviews of Master's in Nurse Practitioner (Family)

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43% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
31% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (Family)

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  • Reviewed: 12/25/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"The only good thing I could say is that I have had one good instructor, who made sure you understood what was missed and knew what you needed before the class ended and my first financial advisor, who resigned. It has been an ongoing horrible experience. No communication about clinical. Instructors are not resourceful. We teach ourselves. We don’t get feedback. We have to set up our own clinical rotation. I just have nothing good to say. I only have 4 practicums left, but I mentally cannot handle this stress, so trying to transfer after a few weeks off."
Tina Kennimer
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Graduated in 2017 and still cannot get a job as nurse practitioner because of no experience. I don’t feel the classes prepared me at all and certainly did not help me with the certification. The only thing that helped me was my amazing preceptors. A huge waste of time and money. I continue to work as an RN."
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"From the beginning (enrollment) to graduation and beyond South University has been nothing more than a frustrating JOKE. Communication was horrendous, that’s if you got a response. That was professors, financial, student services and etc. I graduated and to get transcript to pursue my doctorate has been the worst"
Melissa, Nurse Practitioner
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I have graduated from South University with 2 degrees. First with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing and I had such a wonderful experience that I returned 8 years later to obtain my Masters of Science in Nursing with focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The South University program is laid out in a manner that is not only manageable but enhances learning. I was very pleased with the program and felt very prepared to enter clinic practice after graduation, which I did promptly."
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I have had nothing but a good experience with this university so far. The workload can be heavy; however, you get what you put in to it. Online programs are designed for motivated, self-driven professionals who want to advance their career. I would choose this school again."
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  • Reviewed: 10/27/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Worst school ever. Please do not attend. They do not teach, they just assign busy work. You never have the opportunity to go over misssed question on test. Cost alot of money with no guidance. I am in the program now but looking to transfer. I'm very disappointed!"
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"This school is a joke! The staff that is suppose to guide and assist you through the program is VERY RUDE. The classes are self taught and you have to find your own clinical rotations. And if you are unable to find locations that is your problem. As I was told by the regional coordinator it is my responsibility to find a preceptor not hers, even though I had called sixty locations. I am transferring schools. They care about money, not student success. Choose any school besides this one."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"CHOOSE another school that CARES about your success, not your wallet. Classes are completely self-taught with no provisional lectures. You are on your own as far as finding clinical sites. Grading between instructors are very inconsistent, most are more concerned about your APA writing format than content. Keep in mind with NO help from classes, they are now using webcams to monitor students for exams and giving tests that are not always relevant to class material covered in required textbooks. Some professors don't respond to emails in timely manner. Had one class where the instructor was missing for the first 2 wks of class then was replaced. The replacement instructor took points off assignments that were turned in prior to her being assigned to our class - THEN she informed the class her expectations - after deducting points for something we were unaware of. I feel like I've dedicated tooo much time into this program, which only provides busy work and no instruction whatsoever, and they are NOT out for our interest one bit. Their goal is to make money off of you even if it means flunking you to make you repeat classes and spend even more money. Do your research and FIND another school that cares about student success."
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Horrible institution. You will be tested on material not covered in the reading. You will not be taught anything as the "professors" are merely facilitators. From the beginning of this program I have brought forth concerns with the lack of guidance within the courses, the lack of lectures, and the lack of follow through when there are issues. I am now 20k into the program so I have to finish what I started. I love to learn. I love to test. I have been waiting for the opportunity to get my Master's degree for quite a while and feel so very foolish for having been duped into this program. Please do not repeat my mistakes."
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Please I beg you, don't even think of attending this south university. Preparation is very poor and they hit you with exam when they know you have no choice of leaving the school. " if you don't pass this exam, you cannot continue with the program'. If you cannot find a face-face class, please go to a school that will give you value for your money and prepare you for career"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I will be graduating from South University in August and I am very dissatisfied with this school and their online program. First of all, it is completely self taught, second of all they provide you with ZERO help with finding clinical site rotations, and lastly they are not allowing me to walk in the year of 2018. I have paid South University nearly 60K dollars and they only offer a graduation ceremony to the online students once a year. I finish the program in August and they expect me to want to wait till the following June (10 months later) to walk! This is completely unacceptable, and I do not recommend this school!"
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2018
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I am in this school and it is THE WORST!! For the NP program there are more than 3500 students and only 9 full time faculty members. Academic advisors, admissions counselors, they all have been talked to about the continuous problems associated with this program. There is no learning process, much busy work, and they will not go over information you missed on tests and review your areas of weakness. There forum brightspace is a joke!! I am still a year from graduation and am looking into other schools for transfer. I hate it!!"
Kimberly Pillivant
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"South University classrooms are small enabling students a greater learning environment. The instructors actively work in the field, giving great attention to each student while grooming them to grow into the field of Nurse Practitioners. Students are prepared from the first class to the last for their boards by nicely integrating that knowledge into each rotation. They are very approachable and willing to assist every student individually if necessary. South University"