i agree with amtttherera, although ambria has a high passingrate or use to have a high passing rate make it your last resort, if you absolutely cannot find any other school. my advice for people looking to get more information regarding ambria isto talk to their students and “do not listen to anyone that works for them, orbelieve anything you read here. go to ambria but don’t go on the days they havetheir info session because they normally schedule it on the days lesser students are there because of the fearof talking to the students and find out their true colors. i urge people whoare interested to go to this school to talk to their current students. my daughter goes to this school and heardhorrors on how students are being treated here, now i am on to them, doing myresearch these are the facts andopinions i have found out about ambria so far.
1.the rn students are feeling cheated they were promised a student loan at thebeginning of the information before thesemester started. at the end of the first semester they were told by the ownerthat he never said such things, now this was after they have already spent over6000 dollars to finish the first semester and most of them felt it was to lateto turn back having already spent so much money.
2.they were promised they could test out onclasses which they have already done in ambria, they did for pharm to reelpeople in but changed their mind in the middle of second semester at this timestudents have already spent 11000 from their own pocket. to late to turn back?i think so. but let me correct that, they still offer a test out but added moretest. a series of different test to be done in one day. their own instructor even admitted it wasimpossible to pass it. the reason was because they found that the proposed testwas compromised. this was ati which they continue to sell and use as a tool todetermine competency as of today, in fact students who dont buy their ati modules cannot proceed to the next semester also they are selling ati set for 750 dollars while the ati company is selling it for 200. i willbe posting here again if there is in fact someone who passed this test as thereare i heard many smart people in the rn program, therefore someone should atleast pass.
3.just before the end of the second semester theywere asked to fill out admissions form “again” and were asked to leave thedates blank. suspicious? yes. although i think student who done so were stupidto comply.
4.as for the lpn program they only have 30something who applied this semester, very low than their usual number becauseof other more reliable and honestschools that are now open for lpn program. they are still the only private lpni think who offers fafsa so that’s their advantage. frankly that’s the onlything going for them.
1.the quality of their education have greatlydeclined, this information is reflected on their nclex passing rate, which issurprising because they have added more work to students over the years butthese task had absolutely nothing to do with being a good nurse or passing thenclex. they got rid of very good instructors who have worked for them for manyyears and replaced them with lousy teachers who have no experience teaching andput them in demanding classes like medsurge
2.i think ambria should do something to boosetheir pr, cause they seem to be one of the most hated lpn program in illinoisas shown here and rip off reports. my advice to this school is work to gaintrust and relationshiop with their students. i mean if you plan a school picnicand nobody shows up that should have hinted something. maybe allow old studentsto have some coffee too when your handing them to potential “new” students infront of them. or, maybe allow them to bring coffee in class it could come inhandy when your working 80 hrs a week to pay for your expensive fees. littlechanges like this would be appreciated by students.
ive laid out fact and opinions if anyonehere needs information about this school i urge you to talk to their studentsand not them or advisors. i feel terrible for sending my daughter here.
for more victims of this school there aremany non profit student advocates available to offer free legal services. goodluck searching for schools.