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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2023
Everything negative you've read or heard is 100% true. I was convinced this would be tailored to my schedule (I'm a hit-the-ground, running type and work way ahead), as well as more affordable than your traditional school. I had reached enough loans from my RN program, so I really didn't want to accumulate more school debt, it was too overwhelming as well as being a single parent. I decided I would pay $2775 out of pocket and that's it, and it gets cheaper if you finish quicker. I finished 2 classes in one week, so I thought I was off to a great start and smooth sailing from here. No, not even close. My coworker praised this program and said she finished her BSN in 3 months but it was so much better than other programs she looked at. I spoke with an enrollment advisor and trust me when I tell you, they sell you the painted picture of how perfect it will fit into your life.
I planned ahead with the couple of months I decided to take to make adjustments in my schedule, spend time with my child, and especially my work schedule, all because of school. If you can even get a hold of instructors or your advisement coach, good luck. They purposely wait longer to grade your assessments so you can't move on quicker. I was put in a Masters pathway when I said I wanted my BSN, and because of this (they have a grading system: non-performance, basic, proficient and distinguished), and I was told as long as I scored "basic" and above, I'd be fine in moving forward.
Then, when the Master's path was dropped on me by my advisement coach, I was told I need proficient or above to move on to my next classes and not be dropped. Excuse me? I pushed through and did 16 papers in 2 weeks to complete the 4 classes alone, and now you're scamming me for something I NEVER signed up for. It's been taking an entire week to get the right answers since nobody can do their job and they're not a non-profit, so you already know it's about pocketing the money and bait and switch.
Yes, they're supposedly accredited (which was my FIRST question when inquiring). Now, they're saying they can TRY to get an approval by April to approve my change of program....funny since April is my estimated completion, but I would've been finished by the end of February with my pace - they want more money and this is why it can't be "approved." I'm currently battling my money right now, writing this, so I'm withdrawing and getting my money back. If you even go here, just have a lawyer on standby. I promise, read all bad reviews on here, Yelp, anywhere and you will see what they're trying to hide. I will eventually finish my BSN, but I will not be robbed of my money from a diploma mill, I worked way too hard for my RN to be scammed by their bogus piece of paper.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2020
I graduated in 2014 with my PhD in Nursing Education. It was a tough program, but if you put your mind to it and make specific plans as to how to accomplish what is needed, it goes well. I would not have changed anything about my education from Capella.
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Reviewed May 14, 2020
Completed my MSN through Capella with only a few minor aggravations. When I started looking for a DNP program Capella offered a 10,000 scholarship that made other programs look more expensive. Don't fall for it! Many hidden costs and the quality is TERRIBLE. You will receive excellent service from your advisor in the beginning but once you are in too deep to transfer; you'll never be able to reach them. The process they create for obtaining a DNP defies ALL other DNP programs. This is not a DNP quality program; I have summited numerous papers and received 100's all almost all of them.
I have purposely left out important APA formatting and had numerous incomplete sentences; received a 100 every time. You will get to the course where you actually start working on your Capstone and discover VALUABLE, much needed information is left out of the handbook. This is done to ensure you get to stay a few quarters longer; MORE MONEY to them.
I provided this feedback and was told as a DNP learner I should ask more questions and not expect information to be provided to me??? The handbook is 29 pages and they have an entire site of information; but you should know before 34 credits in that your project must be completed in only 8-10 weeks. If you are a DNP prepared nurse you know it is IMPOSSIBLE and will not lead to a meaningful, valuable, publishable worthy project. Read the reviews; I didn't and wish I hade selected another school. I'm stuck here until the end; DNP credits do not transfer!
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2019
I have been a nurse for 33 years and was terrified when I even thought about returning to school. Capella was the best choice for me after researching multiple universities and speaking to many nurses. I have never regretted my choice. Capella is an excellent school! I can’t say enough good things about it. My recruiter Jeff ** instantly put my mind at ease. I am almost finished my degree and I must say it has been one of the best experiences of my life.
Reviewed July 12, 2017
I reached out to this school several years ago concerning one of their online programs. I never took one class with this school. I do not have a degree with this school yet I have 41k bill that has now gone to a collection agency and is on my credit report showing as a default. This school has violated my rights and is trying to take advantage of me now and clearly then. Can someone please help me!
Reviewed April 25, 2017
My experience with Capella School of Nursing and Health Sciences has been excellent and has gone very smoothly. Online platform is fairly easy, courses are extremely helpful. The coursework is demanding but doable. I have little to no issues and I am progressing very well. These courses give me the flexibility I need due to the fact I work full time. I am able to go online in the evening and completed my curriculum in a timely fashion. I would recommend this program. It is everything that I expected, except I dislike paying for it.
Reviewed April 22, 2017
After review of my high school transcripts. I had to also get financial assistance and grants prior to the approval of the nursing program. Enrollment wasn't black or white. There were a lot of details in-between. The online nursing website offers many features that you can access at your fingertips. Rest of test, profile, credits, online textbooks, and I trust the security portion of the website. However, there are glitches in the system that causes delay and a lot of time management and rework. Also the easiness of using the online nursing program online. Maybe have an online chat available for assistance when needed and include an online survey that student can utilize and give feedback.
Reviewed April 19, 2017
I liked the speed at which I could do my class on my own time and at my own pace. I feel as though I learn more. As long as the work got completed it was fine. If I had questions or issues it was a bit more of an issue getting my answers when needed. I did have a short wait to get them. But I did get a couple of people that were in my class that could assist with questions. That was nice… Made a few friends that way too. Plus, enrollment was easy, quick and simple. I think it would be easy for anyone to do what I did. Online platforms will help many people in the future where they don’t have to physically be at a college or campus because they have a job and family to care for.
Reviewed April 18, 2017
It’s a great school to do online from home or from anywhere. Great program. Easy to do and very convenient on times I can do my classes and lots of online choices to choose from. Plus, it’s very easy to engage in and use the online platform and easy to follow the instructions and tools that they provide.
Reviewed April 17, 2017
I like that you can take the courses online. They are less chaotic as would be in a physical classroom. You can have one on one time with your teacher if needed. The process is fairly easy. You have a counselor and your courses are chosen for you as you move along and that makes things a lil easier and less confusing. There's no guessing as to what classes to take or in which order. I pretty much am happy with it as it is currently. It is very easy to work through your classes and if there are problems you have teachers and a counselor that can help you come to a positive conclusion/outcome.
Capella School of Nursing and Health Sciences author review by ConsumerAffairs Research Team
Capella School of Nursing and Health Sciences focuses on helping registered nurses advance their education level and careers. Students will find degree and certificate programs based on up-to-date clinical practices, helping them meet the needs of employers and patients alike.
Nursing programs: Capella offers online programs for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) and multiple Master of Science in Nursing options including diabetes nursing, nursing education and nursing informatics. Capella’s Doctor of Nursing Practice is available for nurses with advanced degrees who are looking to enhance their administration and leadership skills.
Accreditation: Capella is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Their nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
FlexPath: Capella offers a self-paced program called FlexPath. FlexPath is designed to use the knowledge students gain on the job to allow them to move quickly through certain subjects with which they have experience. Degrees earned using FlexPath are the same as the degrees earned through traditional programs. FlexPath is available with select bachelor’s and master’s degree programs including nursing.
Tuition and financial aid: Capella’s bachelor’s degrees are $336-$394 per credit, master’s degrees are $416-$780 per credit and doctoral degrees are $425-$925 per credit. Capella is transparent with their additional fees and has an online list of all fees and other additional costs to consider. Students can save money through FlexPath, scholarships, employer discounts, reimbursement, transfer credits and real-world experience.
Career alignment: Capella’s nursing programs are designed to align with current industry standards. It partners with industry leading companies and organizations including the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) to make sure their curriculum meets the needs of nursing employers.
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