Swedish Institute Reviews of Associates in Nursing

  • 12 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,041
17% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
25% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Nursing

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Laterance White
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2024
  • Degree: Nursing
"I’m an Alumni from Swedish and my experience was one that was challenging but meant to be in the end. I was an ST straight A student entering and continuing the program for the degree I was obtaining. Unfortunately NYC doesn’t see it for you when it comes to being a full time student living in low-income apartments. They consider even though you pay your own rent and utilities that that is considered full rooming and boarding and you’re not even living on a school campus. So I had to switch over to MA and I continued to soar and get all the knowledge and support I needed from Swedish. The teachers were involved and amazing and my journey flourished and I obtained my RMA Degree. I now work in Union with Mount Sinai Hospital and will be heading back to school in the future to obtain my Nurse Practitioners Degree."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"My overall experience was great attending the Swedish Institute Nursing program. At first, I was very skeptical of the program because of the negative reviews. However, my experience was different. Many of the teachers are genuinely interested in student success. In addition, the nursing program is very fast pace. I quickly realized I had to commit 100% of myself to my studies to succeed. My clinical experience was also great. We were hands-on at the bedside of our patients in the hospital. Our clinical professors were very knowledgeable and helpful. They always encourage us to engage with our patients and ensure our assessment is done correctly. They were always an email or texted away. The fact that they made themself available for us was very helpful and comforting. In addition, our lab experience has exposed us to many high-tech simulations that mimic real-world patient scenarios. The program was well structured for an accelerated program. As a result, I was well prepared to pass the NCLEX on my first try two months after graduation. I am very grateful for my education at Swedish Institute, which has prepared me for my career."
Justin James
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I graduated from the nursing program in 2017, when the program was in its infancy. Overall, I had an excellent experience with the program; the professors were knowledgeable, dedicated, and ultimately helped prepare me to pass the NCLEX exam. The accelerated nursing program is not for everyone and requires you to work hard but will set you up for success (passed the NCLEX in 75 questions, what more could you want!!)"
Don't waste your time
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school need more professional teachers. The lab coordinator should be fired. She is absolutely horrendous. She tries to intimidate and yell at every student to point that we are afraid to speak.Lab is antiquated and simulation is a joke. Just terrible. Worst educational decision I have ever made. Go to St.Paul's school of Nursing instead. I def should have. smh"
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please run from this school, it is set up to make you fail. There main goal is for you to repeat the classes, so you will have to pay $5000. to repeat the classes. Many people are second degree students with A average, but are unable to pass simple classes like English, Psychology etc... Most students are unable to progress or even graduate from this program. You will regret it if you go...."
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Let me just start off by saying the road to success is not an easy one . However the instructors at Swedish make it harder for you . Ive never encountered this type of behavior before . The school is unprofessional , they change dates around on you with no warning and its your job to accommodate them . Its unfortunate that this review has to be left but students are afraid if they escalate situations they will be bullied and black listed . The truth is the students and myself are not learning a thing . The current professor has a bad disposition and expects you to know everything . Please dont ask to clarify anything its like youre asking to be belittled and screamed at . She runs threw the slides , she rolls her eyes at the students and most of all she calls us stupid in her own words every chance she gets !!! If I cant move on to the next semester with a clear understanding of what I should know , well thats a poor reflection on the both of us . I can go on and on for days but Ill just end it with . RUN WHILE YOU CAN ."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I just want to say how disappointed I am with the way this program has unfolded. I dont think it should be taken lightly that some of us put ourselves in $50,000 debt because we believed we signed up for quality education in a quality facility. Ive been through a profit nursing school before and had good grades and had quality teachers but due to unfortunate circumstances, left the program. I WANT to be a well rounded and well qualified nurse and Im lucky enough to have learned fundamentals in my previous school that i had been able to pass, due to my prior education. Its disheartening when professors and administration play the blame game ion each other and then reprimand and belittle their students because of it. At the end of the day they highlight and yell at the top of their lungs about how much the students dont know and how scared they are for our future as nurses. Instead they should listen to themselves and see that their students are a reflection of the quality of their teaching. Dont get me wrong, i think students and teachers should be held accountable for their actions, but how are students supposed to be knowledgeable if their arent given and arent guided with the proper knowledge? Instead we get teachers that get mad at the student for asking a question, you receive the response omg, you should know this already! Yes, we should and unfortunately a lot of us dont because when we ask questions we dont get the quidance we need. How are we supposed to feel comfortable in such a hostile childish environment. When you get criticize for being tired, because were young and we dont have the right to complain about being tired because we apparently dont have responsibilities! When some of us have full time jobs or work overnight or have children, i dont think anyone should ever have to deal with instructors like that. We shouldnt have to feel like were being judged in that manner. If a teacher is in a bad mood wed get the door slammed on us. Not ALL instructors in the program are bad, the professor that teaches all the science classes is amazing! He doesnt use slides, he lectures and asks us questions as he lectures the topic repeats if we dont understand and connects it all to nursing concepts/care, even to the drugs for certain things. THATS a knowledgeable and respectable teacher!!! I am still in the program and am currently passing, to no credit but our science teacher and my prior fundamentals and med surg teachers at a different school . I do put the time and the effort to teach myself outside of the class room, but life is stressful as it is and Ive spent too much money to try and leave. Since trying to get through the program is stressful enough, working to make sure you and your family dont die, i should t have to be stressed over the drama that this institutions staff creates. Some teachers play victim really well and like to make it seem like the students are bullies. Understand why students get so frustrated before you sit there in your high horse and withhold grades and give off attitude. Attitudes of an instructor should never have to be brought up to this extent, we as students shouldnt have to feel like were constantly battling for the education that we pay for. I will say our dean is a good dean, she unfortunately had been out for a good length of time due to unfortunate circumstances. Now that shes back hopefully there can be change for the better. PS dont go to this school."
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"This nursing program is honestly just terrible. This school wont be open for long. Sad to say that I havent learned ANYTHING from the professors. Its sad because we spend a fortune to go here. I would never recommend anyone to this program. The administration is just pitiful and they are all about money. I am 4 semesters in and I am afraid for when I get out on the field. My classmates and I all feel the same way. We pretty much teach ourselves everything. Professors do nothing but read from the slides. They dont teach. People please save your money. Dont even waste your time signing up for such an unprofessional establishment. Go to a real school where you will actually learn something!"
Angry nursing student 2017
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am a current nursing student here at Swedish institute. God willing I will Graduate next December 2018. So far, this program has been everything I've never wanted a nursing program to be like (Everyone in my class feels the same way). It's very ghetto and very tacky. The teachers have no idea what they are talking about, the nursing home where we have our clinicals is a joke (bottom of the bottom), we get no respect anywhere we go with the uniforms on because they don't match (purple top with blue bottoms and a tacky yellow Swedish institute emblem on the front), not to mention the candle lighting ceremony that's supposed to be special a moment is held in a freaking classroom. If you don't believe me please look at this schools Instagram page. It's not cool. Especially since we spend so much money to go here. They are very cheap and unprofessional. The leaders of the nursing department are very nasty and they want you to fear them. They are all very condescending (Especially T & C). They aren't nice people and they don't make this experience a nice one. I'm so upset that I even wasted my money and time coming here to Swedish. GUYS PLEASE GO TO A REAL SCHOOL !!!! I'm begging you."
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The worst experience in my life. I'm an A+ Student, always have been. They give you the lowest grades so you repeat and your bill goes up and up. At first I didn't believe when I read the ratings, I was thinking, maybe these people do not study and end up criticizing professors but you know what after being there, I know it's all true. I have wasted my time and money to never graduate. When you go there don't listen to them saying the success rate at the NCLEX. The question you should ask is what is the percentage that makes it to the final courses and how many courses they have repeated. The answer is less than 5% make it to the NCLEX and most of them have already repeated at least one course what makes the real rate at the NCLEX comparing to the admission is about 2%. Please don't make the same mistake."
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The absolute worst experience. I regret not listening to family and friends. I had one good instructor who taught me about nursing and how to be a nurse....but hey, he resigned! The equipment in the lab is old and does not work (broken IV machines, Simulation broken, etc). My OB teacher was lazy and afraid of technology. Administration is out of touch with the nursing program. Some professors were rude and mean especially the professor in charge of the lab. A visit from the state inspectors are overdue. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY BECAUSE YOU WILL RECEIVE A SUBSTANDARD EDUCATION."
Karrie stepnowski
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go. In two Semester I had three teachers leave mid semester . Some teacher are ok but others don't care about you at all and our unprofessional. Not worth the time or money go somewhere else. All of my classmates wish they went somewhere else."