Wayne State University Reviews
Wayne State University is known for their excellent health care studies. Their College of Nursing is no exception. While their reputation carries weight within the community, the college itself is unorganized and impersonal. Our advising office for my years of attendance (2011-20014) was in shambles, and I have not heard good reports since that time as well. They gave poor, and sometimes downright false information which lead to the need of going through several different channels for a simple answer. They could offer no help if you needed assistance in financial aid and would refer you to the general university financial services department which was always extremely busy. If the administrative portion of this college would have been more organized, informed, and easier to deal with, I would have loved this college experience. Unfortunately because this was not the case, my nursing school experience was pretty hellish. The professors (with the exception of one) were all outstanding and extremely knowledgeable. I came out of my undergraduate degree running circles around nurses who had been doing the job for years, decades even, because I was so well prepared by the College of Nursing.
I had many required classes and did not have as much of a choice as I would have liked in class selection. My biggest disappointment in this program was in the advising. I changed advisors several times as I found them unhelpful and they just did not thoroughly answer questions or actually GIVE ADVICE! There should have been far more emphasis on matching students to skills as in: should I select web design for librarians and is this for ME? Should I pursue childrens' librarianship, AND of vital importance, which areas will have the greatest number of jobs after graduation. Students should work in the field before going to grad school! I cannot stress this enough and tell this to every student I meet, in every major.
WARNING: Review for online MEd Instructional Technology and Performance Improvement program. This is based on taking two fifteen week courses in 2015. I have twenty years of business experience and over six years of online professional development. Having an Information Technology background, I would highly NOT invest in this online program. It is the biggest regret in financial investment I have made in my entire life. All I can say is, I can't believe a school conducts its practices in the way the School of Education did. I had a good student and external professor experience for IT6110, but that is it. I can't post what I really experienced, in fear of another threatening email from the college. And you may ask yourself why would a 40+ year old woman make up a bad experience when she really wanted to complete her graduate work to be able to help other adult learners? Hopefully in the future it will improve. But I have a right to at least inform the public that I didn't have a good overall experience with the school and most of the faculty here. I just wouldn't invest in online programs at this college. If you ask for a refund even in week two, you will just get tossed back and forth to other departments to get approval. And nobody will approve it. You will be forced to stay in the program or pay the consequences of dropping out.
The M.Ed. in Instructional Technology program is geared towards entry level teachers. The IT7100 course had many technical problems. Lectures were never posted until Thurs. or Friday. The curriculum for the entire week was usually only 1 or 2 sentences long. Grades took 3 weeks. I had a good experience with an external IT6100 course. But would never recommend the program. Staff seem knowledgeable about the field, but you could tell the IT7100 was thrown together each week at the last minute and the professor didn't do a lot of planning. This is no good when especially the field is for Instructional Design.