Baptist Health College - Little Rock
- 2 Year
- LITTLE ROCK, AR
Baptist Health College - Little Rock Reviews
Rating 3.4 out of 5 96 reviews
Great school, enjoyed my time here. Can't wait to use all that I have learned and all that I have been taught to make a change.
Baptist Health College is dedicated to enhancing students in professional and personal growth. They have a wonderful team of educators in place specifically for you. They uphold high standards and values that I admire and relate to. I have enjoyed my time here as a student and would recommend Baptist Health to anyone furthering their education in the medical or rehabilitation field of study.
Their online approach is absolutely terrible. You’re just teaching yourself, and don’t even know how to work the online material half the time. Some lectures that are recorded are lost because the professors just don’t know how to work it. Overall would rather sit in class all day.
Honestly could not say enough bad things about this program. They are so unorganized, unprofessional, and overall just awful. They teach to their exams and do not prepare you for the NCLEX in any form or fashion. They barely teach anything, majority of your lectures will be either your professor reading straight from the PowerPoint or your professor telling irrelevant story’s during lecture and not teaching a single thing. You’re essentially paying $7,000 to teach yourself. They fill your schedule and schedule tests every week, some times back to back, and clinical paperwork is irrelevant to what you’ll be doing on the job, and very confusing. They never explain it to you, and then give you a bad grade on it when it was their lack of communication. Overall, do not go to this train wreck of a program. I will be transferring to a program that will actually prepare me to be able to pass the NCLEX and make me a safe nurse.
This has got to be the worst schools in the entire state I’m honestly surprised they’re still even open. The admissions process was descent, but once you start classes you will see how disorganized and pitiful the program really is. The tests aren’t on the same level as the NCLEX so you’re not actually prepared, the clinical paperwork is confusing, overwhelming, and pointless to what you will actually be doing in the field. And while there are some good instructors who try to teach, there are many more who don’t teach any further than reading off the powerpoint or youtube. And when you do poorly on a test because of the material provided by the instructors, then be prepared for the instructors to play the passive aggressive blame game because everything is the students’ fault except theirs, even if this means the entire class failed the exam. Would definitely like to see instructors put more effort into their teaching and stop being so passive aggressive to their students.
The pandemic has made school harder. We learn from home. The teachers make videos. The students are over working. Tests are every week. There is not enough time in person skills lab to feel comfortable doing the drills. A lot of the lectures are recorded. I am sure it is not a bad school I just haven't had the in class experience because of corona.
I like the online experience because I get to stay home and take classes. I do not like how a lot of the lectures are recordings because then you have to go out of your way to ask questions. It is a little confusing trying to figure out how to pass the exams when we don't know how the teacher thinks because everything was moved online and the answers are select all that apply and select the best answer.
I love this school with all of my heart! Every faculty member does everything to help you succeed. Everyone at this school WANTS you to pass and to be great in life!
I would say overall the school is average. The good thing about it, it allows you to get close to your teachers. There is always an opportunity for questions and to get more help. They really are here to make sure that you succeed for sure.
Great school with awesome teachers that want to see you succeed! Going for the LPN program starting in January and I’m and do very excited to embark on the journey!
I love the teachers we have here. They are very great, always willing to help out when needed. The staff member are all so nice.
Baptist Health College is an amazing school if you want to not only find a position in the medical field, but if you also want to find a family. My classmates and instructors have become a big part of my life. They have also helped me grow spiritually.
The 3rd and final semester, the school only cares about their NCLEX pass %. I have legitimate proof of a few that misinformed, misguided, belittled and harassed myself and others. Their mentality- they choose who should/should not become RN's. The finals and makeup exams are non-reviewable, so if they do or don't like you this is where they can and do manipulate individual exam questions and alter grades. Hesi exit=950, yet I only passed 4/15 exams.
Freshman semester is like a gentle river stream and sophomore semester your thrown into razor sharp white river rapids. There is little cohesion between semesters, or between staff. Teachers are good but just read you their powerpoint lecture or outline without really teaching you to do well on their exams. The 2-3 times they will give you practice questions in lecture they are so simple it doesn't even touch some of the upper level NCLEX/HESI style questions they will give you on their test. If they really wanted students to pass NCLEX and HESI so bad, why are they not teaching in a way that will prepare students for those? Then we would do well on their exams too. The program is good and you will learn a lot, but be prepared to spend a lot of time studying, doing assignments and clinical work that wont help your grade, and failing a test or two because your teacher literally misled all of your study efforts.
From the get go you are ready to work hard and gain all the knowledge and material you can and pass with flying colors. You will be met with confusion, disorganization, and an outdated curriculum if you are used to a four-year college. This college takes in as many students as they can then loads their schedule with time wasting assignments and 3-6 hour lectures that could be done in half the time if they could teach through material and not get off topic. Half of all your time will be spend doing things that will take away from actual learning and NCLEX preparation. For all the time you are in lecture make sure you take good notes, because a few questions will actually come from their slides and what they said in class.
Facility is overcrowded, teaching staff is terrible, tons of clinical hours dedicated to filling out pointless paperwork and getting yelled at for looking up the information on the patients chart. The same stuff is utilized on computers with the click of a button and takes seconds when you are an RN. The classes are difficult not because the material is difficult, but because they do not seem to teach from their lectures or the required books. I don't get a college that requires material that they don't use themselves. Whole lectures are sometimes from a word document made by a previous student that graduated, others are derived from pictures on pinterest, and some are from some other source not included on the syllabus. When I went to UCA for my bachelors, all the faculty seemed to understand that you need to have your powerpoint come from the book that students are told to read. Baptist teaching staff seems to be very confused about this concept. Serious changes needed.
The biggest problem BHCLR is facing is their teaching staff. For every 1 good teacher you will have 2 that do not help. If they do they will have an attitude or simply insult your intelligence. For those that do well it does not reflect competency with respect to their NCLEX pass rates, and that is the only standard by which to measure a nursing school. Clinical paperwork is a joke and does not help student learning, wastes many hours, and doesn’t help for tests. They will tell you what to study and what to know and more than half of the test will not reflect what they put on a study guide, PowerPoint, or case study. You will waste hundreds of hours studying material they told you to know and you won’t see a single question about it, ever. They pull questions from hundreds of outside resources; modify the answers and not the question, and then have their made up rational for the answer. That is why they can’t point to the book to explain questions, they didn’t use it.