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Pull up your big guy/girl panties and deal with it

It gets really old watching these post go up on a school that has helped so many in our area. The school has set expectations from the beginning. You can not work full time and continue to succeed in the program due to the demands of assignments. Attendance is required along with professionalism. Most of these complaint below sound like the classmates that just don't cut it. I honestly couldn't wait for the students that did not adjust to nursing being the priority to drop out. It gets really old hearing them blame everyone else but themselves. This site gives the opportunity to show that side even more.
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#1493117 Review #1493117 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Columbus, Ohio
Product
Beckfield College Course

Go somewhere else

Im a current student. Absolutely a horrible school. Beyond unorganized, grading system unfair. You need a 78% to pass nursing classes, I had a 77 another student had a 73. She complained and acted like an animal. They manipulated the grade book and passed her. I've seen students cursung out staff and acting like high schooler. Students threatening staff and peers, and staff acting horrible. Their is a few great staff that are awesome but thats about it. Im holding my tongue until i graduate and then im transferring to get my bachelors.
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#1356323 Review #1356323 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio

Teachers aren’t teachers

Teachers read from a power point that’s it. Nobody has any answers to anything. It’s always let me check with such and such. They have small little fees throughout the entire program and some of you don’t pay you basically get punished. You even have to pay if you make honors if you want a cord at graduation. Joke of a school and a complete money scam!!
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#1241763 Review #1241763 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Beckfield College Teacher
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
New Reviewer

Ruined my Shot at financial stability

I am a single mother and was in the RN program at Beckfield College in Florence,KY. I failed my last class in nursing school by 0.21 points. Which unfortunately was the last class offered under this curriculum. So, I owe 34k in student loans and have no degree as a single mother who went to school to provide and take care of my son and I. Now with only having boards to take and role transition hours I am now frantically trying to contact any and all schools I can to try to find a way to get my degree without starting completely over. What is even more displeasing about this school is that as I cried to them they didn’t seem to care or have any desire to help me succeed. Telling them that having no options after taking all of the required classes and the last one failing and being told I’m sorry you would have to start over somewhere else as nursing credits don’t transfer and that’s it. Tell my son that while his mother struggles more than prior or during college to provide for him. Who also got little time during his mother’s schooling with his mom and watched her in a book for years. They were unorganized, never knew what clinical, class times were from quarter to quarter, they would change class days and times within a day or so of a new quarter changing then when any student struggled with the change would get defensive and tell us it’s our problem that we had our lives set up for a different schedule with work and or kids and now it’s changed. I too am getting legal counsel involved. Had I failed early in or did not take this degree serious I would take my failure and walk on but I didn’t I busted my butt passed every class but the final one by .21 points and they respond with I would not be successful as a nurse or taking boards over this failure in my last quarter. I am beside myself that this school wants acknowledgment for anything positive. They are a disorganized outrageously priced money hungry “school” who take every dollar you have or can borrow for an associates and could care less if you obtain a degree or not. This three year process has put my son and I in a very difficult place financially and mentally and emotionally destroyed me. This school was a terrible decision and I do not recommend anyone to go to this school.
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#1661369

So because you FAILED your class they are supposed to just let you try again? What world do YOU live in lady!!

Real life doesn’t work that way. All you are doing is passing the buck and playing a victim because YOU FAILED!!!! It doesn’t matter that you’re a single mother. It doesn’t matter that your child doesn’t get to see you.

ALL of that is 100% a YOU problem and has ZERO to do with your issue. The real issue is you want to play the victim because you failed and you will use ANYTHING you can to try and emotionally blackmail them into giving you your way. You do realize that you’re bad mouthing the very same people who you NEED ASSISTANCE FROM!!!! I wonder exactly how fast you would backtrack if say someone was to forward what YOU have posted online about them to them.

You give out way too much information in your post so with just a little digging they will know exactly who YOU are. And YOU want to be a nurse? Your ability to handle failure has been shown by your post. Let me guess, it will NEVER be your fault if a patient passes away because YOU made a mistake.

If you can’t handle a simple failure to pass a class then you probably shouldn’t be a nurse. I’m going to forward this to them and you can answer to them for the bile and vitrio YOU have spewed online.

Good luck though. There can’t be too many single mothers who failed by EXACTLY 0.21 in the past two years.

#1661341

As a Beckfield graduate, they are very clear on the expectation as a nursing student. You have three opportunities to pass classes with the required 78%. I am not sure why you did not succeed but it is a great school that has impacted many others in a positive direction.

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#1165233 Review #1165233 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Beckfield College Course
Reason of review
Bad quality

Beckfield College Medical Assisting Course Review from West Chester, Pennsylvania

I am a former student beckfield College I got my degree as a medical assistant and found that some teachers didn't know what they were doing but I had two in particular teachers that will totally awesome great and warm was it in their self at the school and talk she gave me all the help I need it took care of any issues and problems I had with the teacher or if I needed any help with classes she made sure I got the proper education I did not get a job as a medical assistance with my degree but no fault of theirs I got hired on at my externship site as a therapist and was rather comfortable with that no I just wasn't ready for all this stress that came with my job that I was trying to get as a medical assistant butt have been offered a job but did not take it I am now back in beckfield and roll and medical billing and coding with a degree the things I've been having problems with the online courses and not being able to get the help you need when you need it then you start feeling your classes and feeling stuck who struggle to catch up but you do but I still don't like the idea was doing online classes I am more of a face-to-face person to take classes and learn that way so this is been a little bit more of a different experience having more trouble and difficulty getting the help I want but it is what it is
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#1386999

I have to say this:

Not only are you not educated in the basic's, but you have no idea where you attended college. There is not a Beckfield College in Pennsylvania.

#1335438

Maybe she was speaking into her phone and it misspelled the words like mine does sometimes, and just maybe she didn't check for correct spelling before posting her comment.

#1269914

Your spelling and grammar are atrocious. You need to go back and finish elementary school before you attempt to earn a college degree.

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#899018 Review #899018 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Product
Beckfield College Medical Assisting Course
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$25,000 in debt!

Should have trusted my instincts. I chose Beckfield to continue my nursing degree (RN to BSN). From the beginning I knew something wasn't right. The program recruiter was more like a car salesman. She was fake fake and more fake. Everything she told me was sugar-coated just to get my signature. The application and financial aid process was so quick that it seemed like a scam. The programs are EXPENSIVE. The books are EXPENSIVE. I had no idea how expensive they were until I researched other programs. I, like many otheres, did not think I would get accepted to UC or any other well known school in the area, and if I did I thought there was no way I could pay for it. They use this to their advantage. They know that the majority of students that apply are adult learners, and most have been out of school for years. These students are eager to learn, but make the mistake of believing they can't get into a better school or that it will be too expensive. They give you a fancy folder and lots of paperwork to make you feel like you accomplished something. Once you get accepted and sign on that line, they have all they need. They put on a big act as they walk you to the exit so other prospects can observe the big fake "Congratulations!" They make you feel as if you already have your degree. Well you don't. But you sure as *** promised to pay for it though. They will tell you all day long that they are accredited. And indeed they are, but what they don't tell you is by what organization. I did a little research and found out something very interesting. "'Many of the commissioners on the Board of Directors serve as executives for the same for-profit schools the council issues accreditation.' The guys who run ACICS are execs at ACICS accredited schools. This is essentially no different than a tactic a lot of degree mills use to appear legitimate. Several ACICS schools have bad press, lawsuits, etc. often being found guilty of illegal practices. I was scammed (my opinion) for about $20,000 for less than a year..." [http://www.degreeinfo.com/accreditation-discussions-ra-detc-state-approval-unaccredited-schools/35010-what-about-acics.html] Furthermore this statement about accreditation comes DIRECTLY from the Beckfield College website: "The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Beckfield College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887- ****. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted." Zero credits from Beckfield will transfer. The classes are small, the teachers are uneducated, the classes were so unorganized that I didn't know what was expected. I was very unhappy with the program. I ended up with bad grades, decreased attendance, and ended up having to withdraw. I had no sympathy and absolutely no refund. If you want to continue your education you will have to start over like I now have to. PLEASE do yourself a favor and do not give these scam artists ANY CHANCE to take your money.
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#1387001

You say that you are a RN looking to complete your BSN. Where did you receive the RN?

Why did you not go back there to receive your BSN. Is it possible that you went to school on grants and did not have to pay a dime of your money, like most people have to do. So, it must have been a shock to have to pay for an education. I am sure you was dragged into the school and forced to sign on that dotted line?

By the way, I checked them out and guess what! They are CCNE accredited. Also, the cost is comparable to most schools. I looked at UC, by the time I would finish there I would have spent the same amount of money, but it would have taken me 3 years.

A year and a half longer, than Beckfield. I hope you never take care of me or someone that I care about. Talking about fake.

You take the prize. Maybe, you was not accepted elsewhere because you was not a very good nursing student, period.

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@PissedConsumer1387001

S/he wrote a whole review about nothing. About something they explain to you when you 1st start...

You knew how much the program was, you knew you couldn't wait too long to withdraw because if you do... You will not get a refund.

They are accredited... And you can work at so many places with a degree from this school...

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#828846 Review #828846 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Florence, Kentucky
Product
Beckfield College Rn To Bsn Course

Beckfield College Classes Review

Do NOT trust Beckfield College. The classes are not regionally accredited. Which means any classes you take at Beckfield will not transfer to any other college. Do not trust their sales antics!
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#816605 Review #816605 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Maysville, Kentucky
Reason of review
Bad quality

Save your money. Go to college somewhere else.

I wanted to switch out of medical assisting to health info technology and the dean of allied health (former xray tech and lab tech, no med asst. experience or knowledge) said she would fight me and a lot of other students in the program to keep us in there. We got an AAS/MedAsst and it isn't worth the paper it is printed on. Can't get a job because I don't have the six months previous experience. Who will hire you to get the experience?? The class all got to review the old hag at the end of the term, just before graduation, letting them know how she did us. Guess who had to retire? From what I hear, hardly any of the instructors from my two years there are still at the college. I graduated in 2011 and still can't get a job in the field.
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#803244 Review #803244 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Florence, Kentucky
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Beckfield College Marketing Degree Review from Cincinnati, Ohio

I am a current student and this school is so unprofessional . I have one other person in my class and I havent learned anything . Not to mention i think they are stealing money . I am getting legal help to look into this school! Do not sign up for Beckfield especially in Florence !
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#1326931

complete terrible people to deal with!

#1112372

Well that's shame! I've went to several Colleges , Cincinnati, State, University of UC.

"Guess What, Beckfield College, Takes The Cake'. 'Yes Mam" here in the Beckfield campus, Tri-County. Yes I've learned a lot and Yes there are some Instructors, that do not need to be teaching.

But, I have recieved good results. It just depends on the fit as far as you,' and what you Comprehend in any learning environment."

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#782227 Review #782227 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reason of review
Bad quality

Worst school ever...

I graduated from the Personal Training program a year ago. No one calls me or tries to help me find a career. The gym I currently work at I found on my own. I am $11,000 in debt and don't even have a personal training certification. The most of the instructors are good but the staff are lazy and don't have much concern for you after you sign the financial paperwork. I had an issue with one instructor, he was inappropriate and made uncomfortable comments to me during class. I went to staff and the instructor was let go. This school is a joke. Don't waste your time.
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#1159604

1. You have to actually schedule a date and then take the exam to get the certification.

You just didn't.

2.

The gym for which you work was actually a job shadow partner with Beckfield, so you did not really find this place on your own.

3. Career services did call you on many occasions but you didn't respond.

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#770189 Review #770189 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Middletown, Ohio
Reason of review
Bad quality

Wanna know the truth?!?!

I am a nursing student currently and i am transferring to another school. they wait until the last minute to give you information for example our quarter started early October and we still haven't gotten our clinical sites yet, CLINICALS START TOMORROW. It's very frustrating when they don't have their *** together. we have to go all way to danville Kentucky for clinicals we didn't get our dates for that until last minute either and you have to pay 100% out of pcoket for it. since we didn't find out until last minute i only had 2 weeks to come up with the money. some people have to work through school, and if you do this definitely isn't the school for you. All of my clinical sites have been over an hour away, they don't keep track of any of their paper work and lost half my vaccines. its very frustrating to have to deal with people who don't know how to do their job.
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#728210 Review #728210 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Florence, Kentucky
Reason of review
Bad quality

Beckfield College Financial Aid Review from Cincinnati, Ohio

I graduated from Beckfield in March 2015 with my associate degree in criminal justice. Im currently working as a security guard making 10 a hour, but i owe over 42000 in loans. Its a joke, a scam i was lied to when i enrolled on what i could do. They're worse then a used car salesman. Career services would send you stuff from indeed and careerbuilder things you can find on your own. Ill never be able to pay back my loans, i have so much stress and anxiety trying to figure out how in the world im going to repay my loans its ridiculous.
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#1212674

I have to agree with you I feel the same way. I too graduated from beckfield college Tri-County Cincinnati Ohio in March of 2015.

I was lied to and financial aid is a joke. Their Career Services is a waste of time they send your information to indeed, monster and CareerBuilder.com. You're paying for a useless degree, most of your classes started on time at 830 but there was many times you didn't start class till 9 and you were usually out before noon. So you definitely didn't get your money's worth.

I wish I would have went somewhere else to get my associate's degree, please stay away from Beckfield. I wish that they would close down beckfield like they did with ITT Tech.

Beckfield takes advantage of the low middle class and even with the military with the grants and financial aid they get and the GI Bill. I wish Beckfield would be investigated from top to bottom.

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#727279 Review #727279 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reason of review
Problems with payment

Beckfield College - Nursing Program Review from Santee, California

I'm a current student in the nursing program at Beckfield College. I am totally dissatisfied with their clinicals.All my clinical experiences have been in Nursing homes. There are no hospital experiences. I've had one hospital experience. This is a cincinnati-based school and Florence, KY. They make us travel two states to Indiana just to get that one hospital clinical. There are so many hospitals here in Cincinnati . Something's wrong with this picture. They have a high turnover on staff the educators. So I'm totally dissatisfied with my experience and Beckkfield. Their nurse educators are certified to teach nursing assistants, especially not future nurses. Don't believe the hype!!!!
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#655917 Review #655917 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Santee, California
Reason of review
Bad quality

Turn Back and go some where else. 2014-****

I am part of the computer network administration program and it is a complete waste of time and money. I have started to study for my certifications on my own because the school is useless. Instructors are incompetent and extremely rude, except one. I was told they were building a computer lab for all these hands on labs and that was bull.... It is a room that can hold at the most 4 people with a server in the back of the room. The server has been there for a year now and the instructors and dean, whom are teaching server classes, can not configure it correctly for the students to learn from or use. We have not touched it yet. They have an A+ class and you do not touch any hardware. They tell you, when you complain about the hands on, "It's supposed to be a virtual learning course." How do you have A+ and no hardware. I've tried to go to several other schools, Itt Tech, Devry, Cinci State, UC, etc and they all say the same thing, "We do not except ANY of Beckfield's credits. You tell the staff of your problems and they shrug their shoulders. Just be warned it is a useless school.
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#623874 Review #623874 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Hamilton, Ohio
Reason of review
Bad quality

Beckfield College - Career Services Review from Spring Hill, Florida

Not a real school. My son graduated from the Business school. Career services offered to send him to an interview for janitor service. He was on the Deans list and Presidents list. What a joke
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#1195586

All these Students need to get together and file a class Action Against The School. When Kaplan College ran the Scam, students from the HIM program got together, and if you look around.

Kaplan isn't in the Cincinnati, Ohio area anymore. The Students got the loans erased and all the payments they made were returned by the school. People need to stand up and take action. I have to remain anonymous because I was one of the people who helped the Kaplan students get their money back.

These Colleges leave unsuspecting people with Loans, they can't pay back. Also, they target a certain population.

United you all can get some changes made. Contact some of your classmates and others, rise up.

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#579202 Review #579202 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Spring Hill, Florida
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Beckfield College - Class Instructor Review from Cincinnati, Ohio

I was taking classes for the Criminal Justice Program and literally had a 21 y/o female in the middle of class right after a final exam tell me to go kill myself; out of nowhere not for any reason. I am a U.S. Military Veteran and verbally went off. The class instructor told me to quiet it down because she thought I was just having an military episode. I then told her that little explicit just told me to kill myself and the instructor asks me what I want her to do. You are an instructor; do your job. I left beckfield because they are beyond unprofessional and a waste of time, money and gi bill.
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#1005079

Thanks for the warning. I had the same experiences.

Students bursting out and disrupting class.

It was a zoo there! Don't go to Beckfield.

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#570254 Review #570254 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reason of review
Poor customer service

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