Manhattan Institute??? PLEASE DON'T!!!!

  1. UGH dont even bother to go to this school.. I took the evening course here and just completed my clinicals yesterday. In class we did mostly reading and were not properly shown how to complete the skills. The teacher ripped us off in time always letting us out an hour early. GREAT!! you might say but you will have a change of heart once you get to clinicals. Students of this school are considered a BIG JOKE in the nursing home where clinicals are done and have a reputation of noy being properly trained. We were in there with Hostos and believe me, Hostos had alot more indepth training and were sent to the better floors to actually do and learn something.. All we got to do was make beds feed patient and follow a cna around . Sure you will pass your clinicals your written exam and if you're lucky your state boards but you won't have a clue as to what to do once you're put out there. I plan on taking the PCT course but will give my money to a school that will train me thoroughly
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  3. by   Wendy Smith
    Quote from evie119
    UGH dont even bother to go to this school.. I took the evening course here and just completed my clinicals yesterday. In class we did mostly reading and were not properly shown how to complete the skills. The teacher ripped us off in time always letting us out an hour early. GREAT!! you might say but you will have a change of heart once you get to clinicals. Students of this school are considered a BIG JOKE in the nursing home where clinicals are done and have a reputation of noy being properly trained. We were in there with Hostos and believe me, Hostos had alot more indepth training and were sent to the better floors to actually do and learn something.. All we got to do was make beds feed patient and follow a cna around . Sure you will pass your clinicals your written exam and if you're lucky your state boards but you won't have a clue as to what to do once you're put out there. I plan on taking the PCT course but will give my money to a school that will train me thoroughly

    Very shocked to read about your bad experience. I thought the school was great. In the nursing home I was pared off with a CNA who I worked with during the week in the Nursing home. I was very satisfied. Also, many of the CNA"s working in the Nursing home were graduates of the Manhattan Institute. I went back to the school and practiced every day with my classmates, and passed the State Board without a problem. I am working for an agency and am happy with my pay.

    The teacher in the nursing home was not the same one as in the school, and she did have a strong personality, but was pleasant enough and available to answer all my questions.
  4. by   evie119
    Quote from Wendy Smith
    Very shocked to read about your bad experience. I thought the school was great. In the nursing home I was pared off with a CNA who I worked with during the week in the Nursing home. I was very satisfied. Also, many of the CNA"s working in the Nursing home were graduates of the Manhattan Institute. I went back to the school and practiced every day with my classmates, and passed the State Board without a problem. I am working for an agency and am happy with my pay.


    The teacher in the nursing home was not the same one as in the school, and she did have a strong personality, but was pleasant enough and available to answer all my questions.
    I ws referring to the teacher who did the evening classes not the entire school. I think I wrote that in my post..There is a very good daytime teacher hos name I cannot remember The teacher I was referring towas fired shortly after I finished my course. I think it is safe to assume that alot of other people were dis satisfied.In the nursing home where I did my clinicals (St vincent dePaul in the Bronx) I also had a very good CNA that i was assigned to but the majority of the CNAs working there were not graduates of Manhattan Institute. The teacher hwo showedus around seemed to have had some sort of person vendeta with one of the Heads in St Vincent. She talked about it all the time. All in all, I ended up doing the PCT course somewhere else and was much happier
    Last edit by donsterRN on Jan 3, '10 : Reason: Removed name
  5. by   Wendy Smith
    Evie - I think that the evening teacher being fired, shows that the school is on-top of the education. I don't think it fair for you to write "Manhattan Institute??? PLEASE DON"T!!! This is very negative and hateful. You should of wrote about your bad experience, and how the school corrected it, what more can we as students ask for. I went to MTC in Brooklyn 5 years ago, I was packed in a class with 50 students, and was never scheduled for a clinical. I wasted my money, I thought it was a great buy because it cost $499, but it was terrible. I been doing HHA work after that which is ok, but I got tired of the one on one.

    I am planning on taking the PCT course put not sure if that will increase my salary, so why bother.
    Last edit by donsterRN on Jan 19, '10 : Reason: removed instructor's name
  6. by   doni718
    Quote from evie119
    I ws referring to the teacher who did the evening classes not the entire school. I think I wrote that in my post..There is a very good daytime teacher hos name I cannot remember The teacher I was referring towas fired shortly after I finished my course. I think it is safe to assume that alot of other people were dis satisfied.In the nursing home where I did my clinicals (St vincent dePaul in the Bronx) I also had a very good CNA that i was assigned to but the majority of the CNAs working there were not graduates of Manhattan Institute. The teacher hwo showedus around seemed to have had some sort of person vendeta with one of the Heads in St Vincent. She talked about it all the time. All in all, I ended up doing the PCT course somewhere else and was much happier

    Hi Evie,

    I'm in the same situation with another school in Manhattan for CNA, what school did you end up choosing for your PCT? I'm looking around and doing research now and it would help me out a lot!

    Thanks

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