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I graduated in 2015 with my LPN. The professors are AMAZING. I was impressed with their financial department, they help you through it all.
It is what it is with this school. You get what you take from it. Like any school no one is gonna hold your hand and coddle you. Yes, it’s some inconsistencies with’s either you want it or you don’t.
The only private nursing college in Illinois that has a 95% pass rate for NCLEX and offers LPN, LPN to RN, Straight RN, and RN to BSN. Small class sizes. Beautiful new building. Lots of help available. Has LOTS of flexibility when it comes to programs.
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I love that Ambria took my credits when no one else would. Its very flexible especially if you are working.
This school is a complete rip off. They seek out individuals with low GPA and financial mean to pay their outrageous amount for tuition. They will pass you as long as you can pay your tuition but once you graduate you will struggle to pass your nursing boards.
Do not recommend this school to anyone. Owners only care about you at orientation, they tell you how great it is until you give them all your money-Then things change. While I was there I did not receive the support that would have been nice considering this is a very accelerated program; almost impossible to manage if you have a job, family, children etc.
They make it sound flexible and convenient and it is NOT. DO yourself a favor and no not go to this school you will regret it. Biggest mistake I have ever made in my life. Too bad I learned the hard way 28k later and no license, having to restart at another school since NOTHING transfered out!
they do not have a career center
It is only a nursing school, so everything is about my major.
small library, no athletics. They do have a nice student resource center
The online sources and tools we use is very inconsistent. Its a back and forth process between two websites. There is not really a clear understanding of which site to utilize more.
There is the new RN/BSN program at our school that a lot of people have talked about going into after LPN.
Flexibility with this school isn't so great. There are limited spaces in facilities on certain days when I needed it. Sometimes they ended up being full so I had to pick days that were very inconvenient for me.
Since we are going through the struggle together, all students get a long very well. We are a very diverse school, coming from all different backgrounds. Some of us don't even work in the healthcare field. But we always find something in common.
Financial aid at this school is the best. They will do anything and everything to help you cover costs. All you really have to do is work with them, submit your paperwork and they do the rest. If you're ever missing something they will immediately come find you to work things out. The money I pay for this school, however, I feel is not utilized well. The labs are not open to the students freely to practice skills, computer labs are not always open as well. There are a lot of things that need attention to make better for the students. The hidden tuition costs get ridiculous sometimes. Especially the student service fee every semester.
The professors are wonderful, especially the clinical instructors. They are willing to help you learn, minimize your anxiety and expand your knowledge. The class registration is a hassle, there a lot of requirements that need to be done before registering for classes. Clinical sites and days are very limited and inflexible.
The workload is a lot, it is an accelerated program. It is difficult, but it can be done with a lot of time and dedication. Teachers are always willing to meet with you to discuss difficulties and weaknesses, and also willing to accommodate changes that impact the classroom in a more positive way. Clinical sites are good because you get to do a lot of hands on work, and we are well respected to the facilities we go to for clinical.
There are study rooms to study in. They are quiet and a good place to study. The computer labs are not always available, and the books in the library are not the books used in the current classes at Ambria. Also, they have this weird rule about not printing out too many pages, even though we are paying a "student service fee" every semester. The school does try its best to get the students involved in certain activities.
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It's not the best school if you have a strict work schedule. Management isn't the best, mainly because the interests of the students are put last. Also, they change the schedule last minute. Financial aid is very willing to help in all ways to cover tuition, however, there are a lot of fees that are ridiculous. Resources, such as a library and computer lab isn't always available. I suggest you have a flexible work schedule and a lot of extra money and patience if you consider going to this school.
The employees do their best to recruit students. The teachers are well educated and want you to succeed. Especially the clinical instructors. They challenge us and try to bring out our full potential whether it be on the floor or in the classroom. Management of the school, however, is a different story.
We do have a current job network at our school
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