PSI is all about money, it is big business over there. They pride themselves in giving you the pass rate for your NCLEX State Boards, but what they do not tell you is out of a class room of 40 students approximately 7 makes it to the State Boards. And out of that 7, half repeated a class OR TWO. They fail to tell you in admissions that even if you get straight A's in the classroom, if you fail a competency, you have to repeat the entire class over (which by the way is over $2,000). They give you a long movie script to memorize and your actual hands on skills to perform on a dummy, but if you forget to say part of the movie script like "I will wash my hands" it's an automatic failure. You get two chances to pass, if you fail the second time by not saying "I will wash my hands" or contaminate the fake dummy by touching a sterile field you fail the entire class. They don't make you do it over and over until you get it right like the other Nursing Schools, and if you can't make it to open lab to practice that is just to bad.
If your not grasping the information being given to you, that's just to bad, they tell you maybe it's not for you. Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. and they tell you maybe it's not for you? You can't work with the workload and the stress is unbearable. Only one teacher goes over your test to see where you are going wrong, the rest make you stand in front of the class and quickly look at the test like your going to steal it. And the one teacher that goes over the test in a group only covers the questions that most of the class missed, so if 33 students missed 1 question then maybe it's something wrong with the way that you taught the material. The other teachers throw the questions out if that many students missed 1 question, but not her, and you better not challenge her because she will tell you "your not going to win". If you take her the book and show evidence where you got the information, not only will she get mad, but she will say "O well, that is not what I said". You take a test every single day and you can't be a minute late 8:00 A.M. the door is locked and you can't take the test. If your phone rings even on vibrate that is an automatic zero.
Late for clinicals, forget about it, you failed. Take the entire class over. One student passed the entire Pharmacology class with an 88% but didn't pass this ATI Test that they have in place, and I'm sure it's not apart of the Ohio Board of Nursing Standards, she failed the entire class. A good friend of mines was late for clinicals and it was fine with the Mental Health Instructor, she went back to Mental Health Clinicals two more times and then was told that she would have to repeat the entire class over, all because that Advanced Med Surge teacher found out. And over half of the students always fail third quarter, always. They have it set up to fail. The Advanced Med Surge teacher not only gives you tests with 3-4 chapters, and 6 hand-outs to study with no direction where to study, she just say "NO EVERYTHING"! Not only is that impossible but she gives you quizzes that day after lecture and you don't know what to study, and by the way the quizzes brings everyone's grades down. You can't study all of that in 1 week so you know you can't do good with all of that information the very next day. She is ridiculous. You have to pass with a 77%, they take a 76.5 and round it up, I got a 76.1% and failed. No extra credit, no anything, just failed after 9 months of not working, driving from Michigan to Toledo everyday with these gas prices and just treated bad. This has been a horrible experience for all of us. Most of us have transferred to Athena.
The most unfair thing is they write there own test questions. All test questions should be pulled from a State and Nationwide bank. One teacher even marked my answer wrong when I chose that Extra protein builds muscle, she said it was wrong because she put the word extra in the sentence, what???