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. I had a conversation with somebody today and they told me that I should go to Stenberg college as it’s all online and that her sister graduated from Stenberg and everything was great. After reading all of these reviews I am cancelling my appointment with Stenberg. I am greatly saddened and angered that the provincial government would allow these fraudsters to rape and pillage international and domestic students! Our provincial government is enabling this fraud to continue and they should be sued as well! Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences here on this website. I’m really sorry that you had to go through this. Because of All the negative reviews I will be taking a hard pass on attending this college!
I wish everybody here great success and I hope that you are all very well compensated for the damage this place has caused you!
WINNING2022! JUSTICE FOR ALL FORMER STENBERG STUDENTS!
Expensive tuition, incompetent instructors (they aren’t qualified as profs), staff do not reply to students in a timely manner. Unorganized and poorly structured courses. This school forced student take non-relevant courses as an excuse to charge us more tuition. About half of the students in my program dropped out at 1/3 into our entire program.
I discourage anyone for stenberg . stenberg is s**t
Fail 26/40 and 2 left
I was falsely accused of harrassing students during labs. 9 students including 2 guys complained. In my section there were 2 guys me and another guy They wanted me to sign a letter. Harassed and bullied me for 2 months. Meetings. Emails.and coming to my class 5 times a day. I was not suspended or removed from clinical were the patients are vulnerable. In fact i got over 92% on my claases. 100% communication and pharmacology. 100% clinical eval. I left due to the constant harassment
Horrible. I wouldn’t give this college, if you can call it that, even one star. Now they call themselves a medical school, what a joke. The government knows that they are a farce but don’t do anything to get rid of them. Years ago there were reviews on Facebook and Google that showed how aweful they are, but somehow those true reviews are gone. Bring those veviews back as they are the truth.
Attend college somewhere else. This school uses false advertising.. they provide no support or help. Please, go somewhere else.
Fawn and Roth, (Emma, Ashley, or Les) Both of you work for Stenberg College, you tried to 5 star your own company on google reviews at the same time you left reviews here.
Conflict of interest is bad, Mmmm kay?
Stenberg was awesome! They gave me a chance at building a new life with my education. The MLA program is bar none and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
I have no ideia where people are getting these reviews from. My experience at Stenberg was amazing. Great teachers, great staff, great college. Highly recommend.
If you have been impacted negatively by stenberg and thier racist as well as discriminatory attitude towards students. i urge you to contact the person at the email address below, we are helping students build a class action case against stenberg college
like many of you i am a former student who was ripped off by this school. i witnessed first hand how they discriminate against foreign students. recent advertusing with the nurse Jackie G video only proves thier attitude.
Faecal level institution…using stupid heavily accented Filipino wannabee nurse to lambasted her own kind….not recommend…straight down to drain.
Faecal level institution…using stupid heavily accented Filipino wannabee nurse to lambasted her own kind….not recommend…straight down to drain.
Please don’t attend this college this collage is not for student future only for makes money
I was in the PN program. We started off with 40 students and now there is 16 left. When you sign up the school makes it seem like there is going to be tons of support provided.. I was given the run around when I reached out for help. I’m really disappointed.. I feel very let down by this school. It has effected my life in such a harmful way. They will provide you with no support or help. Not only after you fail but even prior to taking any exam or skill testing.
THE WORST COLLEGE EVER. This college just care about money. The moment you pay the tuition, their job is done and no longer care about you. The teacher are rude and have no knowledge. They charge you $40,000 and you are expected to read a PDF file and teach yourself. I feel so stupid for WASTING my money here.
Don’t attend this school! Stenberg College (Surrey) is set to have you failed and take your money without a doubt. I attended this school in May of 2021. The college was not standing for its students and had no support for them. Some teachers don’t respond to your emails! You were told at the beginning teachers would fully support you which was untrue. I attended the Pharmacy Technician course and I am regretting deeply that I spent my money and time in this school. I have been dismissed from the program because of not achieving 80% on Anatomy & Physiology course. Teaching way in this college is bad. The school is not organized and has NO teaching support at all. There are many negative things to say about this college. In conclusion, the college is looking for you MONEY! Be aware of the.
Don’t attend this college. I’m currently in the LPN program and it is so unorganized. No help is offered. You’re told to fail first and then help will be offered.
This Jessica girl below works for the school don’t believe this idiot. This school is there to take ur money and make u fail.
Omg the school is NOT trying to make you fail, haha. If you fail- that’s your fault, for either not studying hard enough, not taking the program seriously, plagarizing and cheating. Is the school hard? Yes absolutely!! There’s soooo many trolls who waste their time writing on websites like this about how the school is a trap and needs to be shut down. The graduates of Stenberg are out there, IN THE FIELD, working, and all the people who failed are wasting there time trying to “file complaints” and lawsuits against the school hahaha. Readers: Stenberg is what YOU make of it. Go to whatever school you want, work hard, study hard, and graduate! Everyone here is BITTER and salty.
Context: I took the RDPN program, graduated in 2019, and am currently a registered psychiatric nurse. The job opportunities are endless as an RPN, I busted my ass and now work in acute psych and psych emerg.
Just wait- they’re going to say “i’m fake” “I work for the college” and didnt actually graduate from stenberg.
We have BC student support, pls file your complaint against this school not more than a year after you left or drop out of program.
Here’s https://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca/students/complaints-tuition-protection-claims the link
I suggest that you addressed direct the BC Ministry of Education for complaints about Sternberg if we wanted to be heard.
This school wrongdoing should stop now.
anyone who has had an issue with this college and would like to help me build a case against them. please email
like you i have been wronged by this school and i want to organize a class action lawsuit against them.
I have read the reviews and I completely agree that this school trying to make you fail. They have a full schedule designed to how they are going to obliterate your motives and learning. I failed in term 2 they said they would assure me that if I was to fail and still had rewrites that I would be coming in the next term. That’s when I found out that I was on a wait list for a year. I went to a better school and passed without doing 7 hours of homework on dumb assignments that weren’t important. They put questions on the exam that weren’t taught even indicated on the slides. The exam is full of those questions and emphasize on the things that were supposed to terms ahead that the class didn’t learn for the majority of exams in the most important classes.
Do not go here it’s a trap
Everyone who has been a victim should come forward and sue this bum ass school. This lady that works there who is the manager (her name starts with an L and ends in a A) is one of the shadiest ppl that walks on this earth with no shame and she really thinks people are that stupid that they don’t know what kind of games she is playing. Any school is better then this one, the word needs to spread because no one needs to go through this suffering again.
Very cutthroat and scumbag school.
I completed my Special Education Assistant program online in December 2019. This is very rewarding career. Stenberg College instructors were very knowledgeable , and supportive in every way. My program adviser Haeley McKinney was very helpful. I got a job during my practicum. Highly recommend.
Okay so I am one of the top performers in my class and i have read every review on this site. including the rose-colored glasses reviews from people who have passed their courses and think too highly of themselves. I can tell you that if you have the time and you apply yourself you will survive this place and get into the workplace sooner. That being said I would NOT recommend this college to anyone. why? for the following reasons…
1.) The cost is ridiculous, $15,000 for an online course…yes, ONLINE meaning minimal overhead, I paid $11,500 less to a community college trades program for 1 year and that was in class. For the amount of money you will pay to stenberg your access to teacher aid is abysmal support staff do not help you with anything and will ignore your emails if you are struggling and need help with your course.
2.) Quality of the courses is misrepresented. In my experience the first two classes in my cohort were simple, easy to follow with plenty of exercises that reinforced the material and the instructor although tough she was fair and allowed students who just barely missed the passing grade (80%) to make up for it by doing extra work and quizzing. However once we got to the Law and Ethics portion of our course…oh good lord. it was terrible, the course was disorganized and poorly guided by the equally useless instructor we had who only answered in vague cryptic (maybe it will maybe it wont) type of answers, which drove me nuts.
3.) 80% passing grade! are you insane?! and even 90% on the mathematics course, I can understand for the program i am in you need to be accurate in your work. However this is theory, not real life. I am the type of person who is a hands on learner and i can tell you for a fact it will not matter how hard i study by reading a book once i do something i will retain it.
4.) The college REALLY does try to fail you. I have talked to a few students who have failed their courses and their only option was to pay Stenberg even MORE money and wait a year for the next cohort. this stinks of fraudulent business practices as the school will charge you the same tuition for only the portions of the course you failed!
(((That is illegal.)))
On top of the passing grade being ridiculous and the course which is really supposed to be a 2 year diploma course is crammed into 10 months. it is no surprise that students will fail some portion of it.
5.) They lie about their product: Let me explain this, i went to the seminar and was told that i would need to dedicated 3-4 hours of study per day to this course, not bad i thought! well i was wrong. For the majority of this course i have spent at LEAST 7-8 hours per day and during the last two weeks of the Law course i couldn’t even leave my house (i don’t have a laptop) i was suffering from cabin fever and extreme anxiety. I was told all sorts of things like i will have access to support from the college, which to be fair the financial support was there however anything else. non-existent
6.) the admin staff is disorganized. i had to run around like a chicken with my head cut off for a total of four months both prior to and during the course because my paperwork kept getting misplaced…including my credit card information! (HUGE RED FLAG THERE!) which like the law and ethics course also drove me to incredible amounts of anxiety and stress. I may have saved a year in getting a job in the field but i probably cut five off of my lifespan.
All of these reviews are genuine as i can relate to every single one of them and the vast majority go into a disturbing amount of detail which only lends credibility to the fact that this school is a terrible place to go. yes you will get into the work force earlier yes it is accredited. however unless you are a bookworm and don’t have a job you will have a very…VERY bad time. and you only run a significant risk of failing and then getting taken advantage of by the college.
Now i see alot of people who are angry and upset but i want to let you know there is hope. this College is not invincible and they have been sued before. In fact i can’t really call it a lawsuit because the very second they went to court. Stenberg College settled. The school promised her a place in a practicum and failed to deliver, instead they took her money and said too bad, so sad. here is the full story…
If you have been victimized by the school i would recommend keeping track of every conversation. getting in touch with a lawyer and not wasting any time. you may not have alot of resources but if you have been denied the service they extol you WILL at the very least get your money back.
If someone fails you wait till the next cohort. Stenberg tries to fall you. Need more than 5 retrys for 2 years on tests.
This needs to change asap and give students the option to do extra credit or give another version of the exam as a way to ensure student success. Instead they make you wait 1 year and make you pay to re enter. This is completely disheartening and I hope this changes
Time is valuable and your life is at stake so don’t put faith in stenberg, instead goto a better school where the college isn’t trying to make your life miserable.
Stenberg is the most fraud place to goto school.
– They take the whole tuition upon entry and do not help you with anything.
-The teachers don’t know nothing for the important courses that involve thinking. The teachers misdirect you and haven’t done there jobs in explaining what the important stuff is going to be on the exam.
– They give you no time to study and book stupid things such as food safe and first aid right before the most important exams. Having three exams a week and then doing stupid s**t like that.
– You get 5 rewrites and once you have used them you are out. You have to repeat the whole program even though you have just failed one class. All your hardwork goes down the drain. In normal colleges you just repeat the class instead of repeating the whole program.
– 70% is the passing rate which is ridiculous because on some final exams they give you a test that you couldn’t study for. You could of read the textbook, handouts and homework assignments and you still wouldn’t have an idea about whats on the test. They tell you most of the stuff is on the power point handouts but they are not.They should’ve of emphasized what would be on the test but they don’t and they don’t care and dont teach at all. They do nothing if you appeal it. They are never accountable like they claim to be. There is 4-5 classes going on with no timing at all and then they misdirect the class like this. you pay your tuition and still get treated like a slave with mass repercussions.
– Only a really small amount of students passed from the first semester out of 40 students. As little as 8 people.
-The lab exams are unfair as some of the lab teachers will try to fail you on minor things which is bullshit. Rewrites have to be used for these exams as well. The lab teacher could fail you over basically nothing luckily this didn’t happen to me but i see it could’ve if i got the wrong lab tester
– You have to wait to go into another semester if you have failed a class because they want to scam someone elses money since they already have your money and they want double the money by scamming more people.
– Your failure makes them money and plain simple. They set traps for your failure whether it be final exams (as i explained above) or lab exams.
Literally a year of my life wasted just for going to this stupid school, they don’t care about there students.
– they take a huge tuition fee and take it upon entrance and you can’t get it back.
– you get 5 rewrites and your out. u have to redo everything not just one class but the whole program even if you are in your last semester.
-they give no time to study
– the lab instructors are not fair and they fail ppl for bullshit reasons even though I passed I saw how it could happen to me. And you have to use rewrites for these lab exams. It all depends on who you get as your lab tester.
– teachers don’t know anything
– they take all this money but never do anything.
– if you fail you have to wait around till they can find seats for you even though you have paid your tuition because you are just money to them. they want to screw someone else over by taking there money because you have already paid and it no longer matters. Stenberg only cares about money.
– you have to get 70 percent in all classes to pass this is ridiculous because for some final exams they purposely put questions on the test that aren’t fair. They are questions that you won’t find in the books or homework assignments. There is 1000 pages of reading for each final and they do not give you any clue what to study. Escpecially since most the questions on the exam you cannot find. These are the types of tests that u could’ve read everything and studied for weeks and u still wouldn’t know. The reason is they want people to fail. The least they could do is teach properly and give us the right information which they have failed to do and are never accountible for there actions like they say they are.
– you could be a A plus student in all classes but it wouldn’t matter.
– they make money off your failure plain and simple so they will set traps and do shady things whether it be on tests (like I explained above) or lab exams.
– they literally book stupid things before exams such as first aid or food safe when the class has to study for the hardest exams that you sleep over.
– the managers and everyone working here just backs each other up and covers things up scamming people. They act all nice but know what they are doing.
0/5 I wouldn’t recommend anybody give these frauds business.
Worst mistake of my life.
I recently graduated from the Counselling Therapist diploma program at Stenberg College and was part of the first cohort in this new program, which was presented in the in-class format. I came into this program with prior education experiences from both public and private institutions, as well as an established career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and I was very impressed with the quality of this program. Each instructor was highly knowledgeable, approachable, and passionate about the counselling profession and about teaching. I loved coming to class and absorbing their experiences as well as the course materials, and the discussions that occurred amongst my classmates were very engaging and enlightening. I felt challenged and engaged throughout the program, and the competencies I gained are relevant to the work I want to be doing. Overall the blend of flexible and diverse practical experience, instructor experience and case studies, and coursework gave me a foundation that I feel confident standing on as I leave the program and prepare to advance my career. I feel well-equipped with the skills I’m now putting into practice as I set about building my own practice and I feel competent when I’m talking to other professionals. The business portion of this program was equally impressive – comprehensive and relevant. There were so many aspects of running a practice that I would not have considered until I ran into them as obstacles in the real world. I’m very pleased with my experience, and professional and personal growth, at Stenberg and the connections I’ve built with staff and students alike. I was pleasantly surprised by the post-grad support as well, and it is definitely appreciated.
Stenberg College provided no support during the LPN program. They are a private school with intentions only to take money without any compensation if you make a mistake. There was no financial support or academic advisors or mentors to turn to, and they failed to clarify upon entry that if you fail one exam, you’re dismissed and therefore owe the entire tuition. I am currently paying monthly for over 30,000$ of tuition in which they required me to pay without even completed half my program. They are constantly asking if I could be willing to pay more monthly and despite explaining my financial situation over and over again, there is no regard to the fact I am drowning in payments that I cannot afford for a diploma I did not receive in a program I did not complete. I was dismissed due to performance anxiety during one of my med testings (which I had a doctors note for and reached out to my instructors prior to testing that this is something I struggled with immensely) and I was not given the option to dispute it as the only acceptions were that either there was an error with the instructor teaching or with the instructor testing. They did not take into regard the struggles I had with something I could not control and despute my attempts to seek extra help and even request not having a specific instructor on my testing day , Stenberg College ignored all and only payed attention when it came to collecting my money. This school is only out for your money and will not provide help, support, or advising regardless of your situation. Some of the instructors had had many students report against them for reasons being that they made us uncomfortable, ridiculed us when we didn’t know answers to materials or the fact that some instructors were so rude and discouraging it broke us. Please look into other reviews of this school before persuing your studies here.
This college is awful. I’ve only had 2 good teachers so far, the rest are very disrespectful, practice favoritism, or have no idea what they are doing. At the end of a course, they give us our last lecture on a Thursday and our final is on Friday, giving us next to no time to study. On our case studies in one of our courses, we were told that we do not need to reference any sources so when I submitted a case study, I was angry and flabbergasted to find out I was given an automatic fail due to “plagiarism” (although the teacher clearly stated that we DO NOT need to source). We only have one rewrite on exams, and you must pass with a 70-75%, and you’re only allowed 3 rewrites throughout the whole program. I wished they cared more about the learning experience of the student more than the money they receive. I am SO disappointed, and I no longer want to be enrolled this program but I am already so far and there is no way I will get my money back.
Okay so either all of these students failed their program or they are bringing things out of context.
I’m a graduated Nursing Unit Clerk at stenberg so nothing I say will come out of spite. And this will only apply to Nursing Unit Clerk Program. As I never done the others so I can’t say.
-Some instructors are the best and they are super caring and likeable. Manita, I’m talking about you if you are reading this. She is a very kind instructor and actually want to see you succeed.
-You have a much more higher expectation from your school but in real life you realize that this career is easier that you expect. So you are practically more well prepared.
-Talking to my preceptor and many unit clerks out there in the hospital they tell me continuously that they rather have stenberg student than kwatlen.
-like any school there are good and bad teachers. One of my teacher is super rude and when I asked what are the abbreviation answers (each course has a set of abbreviations and some of them are the same word but different meanings) and she said “look it up on google”
-The School is a private institute so they are pretty expensive. And while it is true that if you dont pass you don’t get your money back it isnt impossible for you to graduate.
-You have to get 70% or higher to pass your exam and you only get one re-try before you are kicked out of the program.
-I am a C student back in high school and in this school I graduated with all A’s and one B. Not saying it is easy. It’s a lot of time and dedication as I have a disability and it can take me up to 8-10 hours of studying each day but it ISN’T IMPOSSIBLE.
-Some courses I found very useless that could have been useful for other things. Like communications.
-I also think that 9 months is long because of all the useless courses. It could easily be put together as a 6 month course in my opinion.
-Us being well prepared you got to understand that most of these are old school. I’m talking about paper works. this career is all done online now. so we are well prepared but it is also useless because nothing is done by requisitions.
With that being said do I recommend this school? No. I think it is overprice for what you pay for however its not a bad school. Stenberg is well known for Nursing Unit Clerks. They hire us a lot because of our knowledge
It was a great school. The instructors were helpful. It could be challenging since you need 70% to pass but that what’s gives it’s grads such great reputation. Employers know we will be prepared when we graduate! I liked it.
I took the Special Education Assistant program in 2016/17 and was very happy with the school. I had taken courses at both UFV and BCIT prior, and much preferred Stenberg. With the other schools, I felt like I was just a number, and found getting access to support to be difficult. The faculty at Stenberg makes you feel important and supported, and the smaller campus size allows for easy access to that support network. From the friendly advisors and the amazing instructors, to the wonderful practicum coordinators, I felt that from start to finish, I was given everything I needed in order to succeed in class, on practicum, as well as in my job that I continue to enjoy going to every day. I can’t recommend Stenberg, and the SEA program any higher!
The reviews on here pretty much sums it up. The fail students who have good grades and won’t give an explanation as to how. They block you then stop replying to emails and bill you the a years worth of tuition and fees. Not all the negative feedback is because people are failing out and are upset.
Stenberg College is a money-maker. They do not care about their students
Tight schedule no student support. This is one of the worst program to get enrolled @ Stenberg. Pass or Fail once enrolled you have to pay the complete course fee. Repetition of course is a joke. You have to wait full year as no session available to complete the course. Reputation of stenberg among other is so low that you will not get any respect during your lab blocks.
Using software which are obsolete in market already. Labs are outdated and you need to arrange volunteer yourself.
Total waste of time and money please avoid and look for other colleges as lots of better options are available.
i am attending online course currently, i am passing, this is not hate feedback ’cause i failed out of the course. i knew with my first assignment this school sets you up for failure. everything all the “beware” reviews are true. yes they make you do an assignment that takes 60hr and its worth 6%. they dont give enough instruction, yes they are eager to fail. yes make one mistake out of 10pgs or go over word count and you are docked hard! no the teachers dont care. no they are not supportive and no the admin does not return calls or emails. they have kicked people out of the program with out even letting that person know. yes addmissions sells a great school, but it is not. again i am not failing, this is based on how we are treated and watching as my classs gets thinned out, yes they have to pay more money to do it in call next year. school is a joke!
Do NOT APPLY TO STENBERG.
They have no integrity, honesty and are most certainly unprofessional. I’m trying to find a place to complain but information on how and where to compain is not forthcoming.
Worst College Please don’t do any course from here.
They are just money making machine they don’t care about students. They will spoil your career easily and waste your time without any regret if you fall behind 70 % criteria they will not let you proceed and you will be out of course. You cant repeat and you have to wait for next year. No compromise its waste of time and money.
No where to complaint against them
its a waste please avoid them
I am currently in the ece program and so far it is good. My instructor is very helpful. The program is fast paced and there is a lot of information so if you struggle with that I would look elsewhere. Exams are super easy and straight forward. You also need to get 70% to pass but that is genuinely not hard if you study and focus. Overall a good program to take
Stenberg College is a money-maker. They do not care about their students. They price their programs high, babysit you through admissions, and don’t care if you fail (anything under 70%) because you will owe them your tuition anyways. Though they do have industry connections, they have a bad reputation because their programs aren’t that great. You are a commodity to them, please find a better place to complete your education!
DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE! This college lacks professionalism and credibility at ALL LEVELS. Most of their instructors are not qualified as they do not have any experience in teaching or a degree in education. Anyone who is practicing in the field can be called “instructor” and they only teach you the things based on what they know but many times they are inaccurate. Exams and assignments often go missing and they will not take any responsibility of it. Stenberg College has a bad reputation out there and many places will not hire students from this college because of its reputation. Think twice if you plan on going to this school.
Its a nice college. everyone one is friendly and helpful. I like going here, i feel as if i will finish school and become a nurse.
I finished my nursing unit clerk program early 2016. The course is pretty fast paced and you need to make sure you complete your assignment s and readings. It’s very easy to fall behind. I was fortunate enough to have instructors who actually cared about their students passing and felt very well prepared for exams. When it came to practicum I was placed with a crazy unit clerk, I made it very clear to the school that they need to find me a placement elsewhere which luckily they were able to so I was happy about that. The thing I had an issue with was the admin team at the college they were not very helpful, and not very prompt in resolving student complaints when it came to one of their coworkers, it’s more like they all have each other’s backs which if fine, but not very professional when it comes to handling students feedback. I would say if you can handle a fast paced course where you are willing to out in the work this college may be for you, but if you are looking for a college to support you when you have an issue with on of their staff members you won’t get that support.overall, I felt about 70% prepared for practicum, as we aren’t taught the daily tasks I feel that you would do on a unit. It’s an average college.
This school, where should I begin, first of all DO NOT GO HERE, PLEASE LOOK AT THESE REVIEWS BEFORE COMMING HERE. This school is the worst when it comes to education. They do NOT help you reach your goals, they basically sign you up then set you up for failure. This school has a POLICY, that policy is IF YOU DONT PASS YOUR TESTS WITH 70% they WILL KICK YOU OUT, then put you on a waitlist… make you pay money to RE-ENTER, and then if yoru lucky enough to finish your program you will. The staff does not help you with anything. They’re nice at first and then basically forget youra student and treat you more like an a person to make money from. Please save your money, student loans etc.. they are not worth your money. They will scam you. ITS RIDICULOUS. THEY ARE THE WORST, their eduacation team sucks, the teachers dont help u at all… theyre more focused on screwing you over before helping you. Just read these reviews their all true…… SAVE UR MONEY AND GO TO A PUBLIC SCHOOOL.
Let me dispel all the myths that are circulating about this institution, because it frustrates me when I read comments from people that are obviously just upset about being dismissed and are lashing out. Honestly, there are some things that this college does well and a number of things that it does extremely poorly (although this is only speaking from my experience in the RDPN program).
First, let’s note the positive aspects of the program.
1)Upon completion of the RDPN program you will get a diploma and the ability to take the RPN licensing exam which will enable you to work as an RPN (if you pass). 2) There are a number of teachers who are very caring, who desire to teach their curriculum in as interesting a way as possible, and who genuinely care that you comprehend the material. 3) Nearly every “clinical instructor” that I had was excellent and cared about ensuring we become competent psychiatric nurses. They worked very hard to ensure good relationships with their clinical sites. 4) It’s online – so if you excel at that kind of learning environment you will enjoy it (I didn’t and would have rather had in class learning but still managed to excel). 5) Most of my fellow classmates were awesome. 6) The program is accelerated and you get to work a year sooner than other programs. 7) Unlimited gauze and wound care kits for you. 8) As with most relationships, once the instructors trusted your skills they would relax and work with you, allowing for reasonable things such as extensions, extra credit, or time off. 8) At some point beyond the half way point, you just stop caring about the daily postings – because you have mastered APA and realize that some instructors may not even be reading your posts – which leads to some very humorous posts.
All those good aspects notwithstanding, there were a number of negative components to the program, often in direct relation to the positive aspects.
1)The program alone did not feel sufficient to allow me to pass the entrance exam. There was a lot of extra work that needed to be put in as it felt that there were large gaps in what was being taught and what was sufficient to practice. 2) There was no correspondence by instructors in the course that was designed to prepare students for the exam and there was only one practice exam for the entrance exam in one of the final active courses. The main complaint with the practice exams provided were that they seemed to be very outdated and many students voiced that they felt that the exam seemed more designed to prove to students that they were not ready to take the exam, rather than to help them learn and focus on weak areas. 3) The program was “culled” (I’m not sure what other word to use other than that)(also psychiatric nursing program typically have a large drop-out rate). We lost at least half of the students in the program from start to finish – for a variety of reasons. Most students were kicked out of the program for a variety of academic reasons and many of them reported that they felt the process happened very quickly, with little communication on the part of the college, and that there was very little opportunity to argue their cases. 4) Some instructors were frustrating to have, both in online personality and in course delivery methods. 5) Some of the courses felt pointless and could have been replaced with much more vital courses that could have benefitted the skill set of the psychiatric nurse (ex: There was really only one course that taught therapeutic communication skills and one course that taught pharmacology – some courses should be removed to allow for those courses to be taught throughout multiple semesters. 6) The program is accelerated and online so it is very easy to get left behind and scrape your way through until a later semester only to find you are unprepared for your duties. 7) It is a private college and it is so very very expensive. They send you small gifts every once in a while but for 40 000 dollars they should have been custom engraved and filled with gold. 8) The college seems to often be in a state of staffing-change, which does not breed confidence. As a result (or perhaps due to other aspects) the college’s communication could only be described as poor. Students often complained of not being aware of policies until it was too late and they were in the process of being removed from the program. 9) They will remove you from the program for many reasons and the process will be quick. 10) They continually advertise the program as being online and allowing for flexibility, however this is only somewhat true as you are penalized for posting late and expected to post at the beginning of the week. They often stated that if posting early was a problem that students could choose to work ahead a week or two so it allowed them to post when needed, however this was rarely possible as most instructors would not open the coursework for the week until the beginning of the week. 11) Their slogan is “I changed me” and in this program that was definitely true. Unfortunately that will require you going above and beyond what is being taught in order to ensure you become competent.
Ultimately, the tldr version is this : If you have 40 000 dollars sitting around, want to work in 2 years instead of 3, are a motivated learner (aka: you don’t have a history of slacking, cheating, or making excuses on a continual basis) who likes online learning, and for whatever reason you are not choosing Douglas college’s psych nursing program, this program may be right for you. It is a lot of work and you will be doing a lot of it on your own, however, at the end of two years, if you haven’t been culled, you will have your diploma.
This college is like every other private colledge… a money maker. They dont seem to care much about the students education, they dont help at all. They kick students out for not passing exams when you first regiester they dont even tell you that if you dont paass u will be dissmissed…. shady. I mean, i loved going here while i was trying my best. it just disgusts me that they TAKE AWAY YOUR FUTURE FASTER THEN TRYING TO HELP YOU. SAVE YOUR MONEY, dont ruin ur life by going here.
I have never been more disgusted by the way and school operates than I am with Stenberg college. I oringally enrolled for the LPN program. At the time of enrollment I was asked to put down a $500 deposit, at which point I had asked about refund policy as I had concerns getting funding. I was told it was refundable. When I applied for loans the school didn’t even fill out their portion of the application as it had “gotten lost” in their emails I called 2 months later to remind them. I had then been declined for loans, during my appeal process I was told by the financial aid advisor to lie on the forms to help me get more funding.
In the end I did not get funding and have now spent the last month trying to get this $500 refundable deposit back as I had to withdraw. I have been spoken down to, told to review my “contract” which says nothing about a deposit and my request to speak to the head of the school has been denied multiple times.
DO NOT GO HERE!!! The staff do not help you nor do they care as long as they get paid at the end of the day!!!
Look elsewhere. My interactions with Christine (RPN) advisor was not a pleasant experience. Sent emails with questions and after almost a week with no response I sent the email again, and her reply: ” We are very busy, we will respond when its your turn”. Not apologetic at all. Rude and dismissive. After that I got a bad feeling about whether I should shell out 40K on a course when the staff acts like this. This is a “for profit” organization and their costumer service levels should be at least good.
After reading these reviews I am not going to enroll. Douglas College has a great staff support willing to really help you and answer all your questions.
Not bad place, I must say they are better then most colleges out there. All though attending here and finishing my program was quite tough, at the end i would give them a good review. These comments below just seem as if theyre from people whos career goals didnt work out for them, or seems as if its one or two or three people keep writting the same thing over and over again. Its a tough school, but at the end of the day you cant blame anyone but yourself regarding your education. Take your time, find the best place for you.
I took the nursing unit school a while back when they still had the downtown location. From my experience, I have to say this is probably the worst school I’ve ever went to, and I have to agree with most of the reviews here. Not surprised they are still operating in their old ways. Save your money and go to a public school.
Don’t go here, waste of time …. wasted so much money on a nursing program failed my final 2 weeks before my practicum and they did not let me stay. I am hurt and unsatisfied. Save your money
Hi there, honestly if i were you do not go to stenberg college. At first they seem so welcoming and helpful, always constantly calling you until you dont go in for a visit about your interest in the program. I was enrolled in a program here but did not want to complete or finsh it. The staff is rude, cant even make a single 5 cent photocopy for a student, the advisors arent help after you have payed and signed up. Lisa the school cordinator wants you out of there faster then you walked in. They dont strive or help you sucseed they just want your money. If they wanted to help you better they would not have the stupid policy they do. Stenberg is a not a good place to attend for your education, they will cut it short. the only reason why majority of their students get hired on practicum is because the class sizes drop from 30 to maybe 15. Also, the teachers wont help you pass you can be a letter off and they will mark it wrong even they know that yur understanding is correct. They look for mistakes. Also the career advisor nina is very rude, and dosent help you with the knowledge you need. she basically sits on her phone or says she has more importent things to do. Anyways students find yourselfs a better education, stay far away from stenberg do not go there, please save your money.
I was interested in the Mental Health/Addictions Counsellor gig advertised in the 24 newspaper (my 1st mistake was looking for work in there). I e-mailed Stenberg from a Public Library account for info telling them I was a Canadian Forces member who was leaving the service after 17 years and looking for career re-training. I live 10 minutes away and had phone message from “Ellen” at Stenberg when I got home. An info-interview was promptly booked by “Ellen” with “Natasha” when I called back. Then I started reading the terrible reviews the next day. The first indicator that should have got my Bull-Sh*t sense tingling should have been the young, charismatic model-types shown on their website – not a stunted troll in the bunch. Everyone was so jolly looking – even the Staff! So I called them back after reading the crap reviews and asked about the cost of this program – the Stenberg Receptionist wouldn’t say – I had to talk to the person I had been in contact with. Then “Natasha” picks up and I ask about the fee for this 60 week course as money was a key factor in this adventure. $17,000 I was told. That’s well beyond what I was able to pay, says I – I was going on EI and the training was to be funded by EI and its way beyond the funding they provide. “$7,500” Natasha says (so she’s well in the know about funding limits). Other means are available, she then says – like Student Loans. Then I go into debt with no guaranteed job placement, not what I had planned on says I. “OK” she says – and hung up so fast the”OK” was partially cut off! How bloody rude (and not just because she had a heavy-accented Asian accent – but that might explain a lot) – I had planned on finishing the conversation about our upcoming interview. To say the least, doesn’t look like that interview is going to happen now. I should say I know it’s a private institution… and I was a Recruiter in the Armed forces so I know how these things roll. The Recruiters sugar-coat everything to hook you in – the reality of it all sinks in later – when it’s too late (any CF Recruiter should point you in the right direction when you’re not a candidate – not just hang up in your face). In Stenberg’s case after the cheque gets cashed. Being virtually f-ed off in a phone call saved me the bus ride out there and being f-ed off in person! The old saying “if it looks too good to be true” may apply here. All I can say to young hopefuls is: ask a lot of carefully pre-prepared questions (especially about refunds and job placement!). It’s not PPSEC anymore – this body used to ensure some kind of job placement as part of the deal. It’s been watered down somewhat so be careful before you fork over cash to these characters. Hope this helps you somewhat – good luck!
I am planning to enrol in for ECE course. Just want to assure whether i should go in for this course or not?
Dont goo to this school totally ober priced dont let yoi switch advsors very self centered people
This is worst school. Stenberg college is money maker. Please never go to this school.
Save Your Money and Sanity and Don’t Go Here!
I was placed in this school by WCB after a work site injury made it so I couldn’t perform my job tasks at the time. At first Stenberg felt great as people say the recruiters are your best friend and once you start your course you are the enemy. The recruiter was literally an actress and while I won’t say which one she can be seen daily on a Canadian t.v. station.
As the course began the teacher seemed very welcoming as if the school would fully support each of us with their best effort so we all succeed and make the school look great as we flood the workplace. Very quickly that same teacher became very ignorant. She mentioned several times that because she already had her degree we were to respect her, but she need not respect us. She also said anybody under a Doctor is basically a slave and as she was a Doctor it should be easy to see where we were.
She was an immigrant from India which I had no problem with. What I did have a problem with was that we had many such immigrants in our class and she treated them like dirt. As I was doing very well in the class I had no problem trying to help these people with their issues as the teacher may be occupied. I was quickly told I was not allowed.
While I did well on tests the teacher would seemingly take spite marks off of them and when confronted I was literally told I could not ask questions and then she began humiliating me in front of the class. I went to the staff about her behavior and they dismissed my problems.
Soon the entire class was in an anxiety state because of this woman and again I went to the staff to no avail other than to be angrily dismissed this time and told “It’s just how she and her culture are.” It was unbelievable.
For different parts of our course (Hospital Support Specialist) we had a Caucasian teacher who although she was much nicer to students she was clearly unqualified for her position. She constantly misspelled or mispronounced words and would change how tests were marked to accommodate. She wasted a huge portion of class time discussing her children. When it came time for clinical testing she passed people who’s needles had huge air bubbles in them and we were told our practicing equipment simply wasn’t up to par.
As I said I was doing well in the course including getting only 1 question wrong on our A&P exam, yet I still felt I wasn’t learning all I needed to in order to safely work in a hospital. I addressed this with WCB and was told no matter how bad the school was I had to prepare myself for a job in the industry. I was told that most learning is done on the job and although I understand that to a point a hospital setting is where someone should go in already highly trained and as confident as possible.
Within a few months our class size was cut in half. People who failed tests were not properly prepared by the teachers nor were they given a chance to prepare themselves or do a proper re-write. At this point what was left of the class and I got together to talk. They were all in the same mental state as me and I asked for us all to go to the administration, but they were understandably afraid that if they were to do this they may be removed from the program without the return of their tuition and no job to show for it. I had nothing to lose in my eyes so I went to admin and without naming names stated all the problems and that I was not the only one seeing them. We were told to change for our teachers and accept how they work. I had had enough and at that point dropped the course.
Months after I left I was still getting calls from some of the ESL mothers in the class telling me of the problems and their fears and asking whether I could help. This school is the furthest thing from what modern education should be. It actually hurts to know people take such advantage of others trying to better themselves. I really hope to see this school publicly shut down and all their problems brought to light.
The teachers were great, the administration was not. They do not assist with finding a job even though they reassure they do, I would get “it’s a rough time for LPNs right now” and 0 information or resources to help me or other students find a job. They suggested we work as RCA’s. Staff are rude and dismissive to students. All they care about is getting your money. A student had cheated numerous times on tests, was caught but instead of being removed was just asked to pay more money to get back into the course. Terrible ethics. Again, the teacher’s were lovely and passionate.
I was treated very nicely and recruited by a seller basically who seemed very nice and concerned for my career goals. After I began the program, that person kinda disappeared and was replaced with instructors and admin people. None of which were really qualified to be teaching us. The “Canadian” people who taught us only seemed to have education as high as the degree we were trying to obtain ourselves. Although I could appreciate their experiences in a hospital setting, they were not qualified to be teachers and were actually very dismal at what they did. Most were young and happy for the chance to be any kind of leader and took it to their advantage by power tripping on the students who would be asking relevant questions.
If you have any concerns as an individual that may need attention to be able to make accommodations so that you could complete the course, don’t bother because Stenberg will just shove policy after policy down your throats and nothing will be done to accommodate you. This not only happened to myself, but to other individuals in my cohort as well.
The entire year Stenberg was cracking the whip about plagiarism from the students while they themselves gave us many photocopied books rather than actual texts they were from as well as making PDF copies of chapters in texts from a very expensive and good textbook of anatomy and physiology while they sent their students a very cheap and incomprehensible one that was not sufficient to learn about body systems.
Overall I’m very disappointed in this school and I feel robbed. If you want quality education, just go to the traditional schools. This one, although I have a good degree, was horrible. Be prepared to self teach if you do choose this school because they won’t help you with that.
I recently graduated from special education assistance from stenberg and I AM NOT SATISFIED AT ALL it has been 1 year and i have not gotten a job at the school district . This school has nothing to offer it is horrible , i wasted 13000 dollars how ridiculous i am so upset about this .surrey college is the way to go NOT STENBERG ! I dont reccomend this school !
Very terrible school. Disorganised and unprofessional , they stress and threaten students all the time taking advantage of the power imbalance and that they got you hooked to lose your money and accuse you.They fail the students and try to get more money. Very over priced $40000 for what they offer.You teach yourself and they keep asking the same questions in different ways. Monotonous courses.Poor clinical arrangements,do it yourself, here are the tools do it at home!No clue for the poor inexperienced student.
I took the RPN program and became a psych nurse through this school. I should have read these reviews before I went there. It is true that the “teachers” are terrible-they are not real teachers-all of them are full time nurses who do not care- they are only there for the money. The curriculum is terrible, half the classes are not even related to nursing and they barely focus on the important stuff (Pharmacology-Anatomy etc). I spend a lot of time and money on self teaching, getting new books and trying to learn things I was not taught. For 20,000 a year I expected the highest level of academic excellence from a school-and I got practically nothing. The school itself is ran by egotistic nutjobs who should not work in any health care related organization, let alone governing a nursing program. There were some good teachers and instructors there but they were treated like crap by the school and fired-no joke. I do not understand how there is no such governing body that can oversee the wrongdoings of this school and take them out of business. I am glad I got my diploma and am working- but I completely want to dissociate myself from this school and forget I ever went there!
not worth it. dont bother. teachers are not qualified to teach and it shows as they have no idea what theyre talking about. admin team does not give a damn about their students and will do anything and everything to get their way. the program advisors are very falsely persuasive and say things they dont mean.
Stenberg college is terrible, they will throw any untrained teacher at you. There is no continuity of how things are marked. If you ask for extra help they accuse you of not doing the work. If you make a proper complaint they blame the student. They only care about money. They don’t care if you pass or fail. When you apply to the school they give you a tour and show you all the technology they offer, the teachers don’t know how to use it. The teachers pick favorites and its not marks based. I have been belittled infront of the class on multiple occasions by a teacher. I read these posts before I started school thinking that I am normally a good student with high marks, I assumed that these posts were from students who didn’t try hard and used the school as an excuse for their failure, but everything that is posted about this school is true. The only thing that I would say isn’t true is about Steve, Those things may have happened in the past, but he is generally one of the better teachers at the school, he does his best to make sure that everyone can do their best. He is the only teacher hired who is trained properlly as a teacher, he explains things so people can understand. All the other teachers just read powerpoints off the overhead, you could hire a 15year old to do that rather than pay rude nurses $50/hr to not properlly teach. The student services lady is only there to sell you out, if you have a valid complaint she turns it against you. She doesn’t help with anything, she says she’ll get back to you and never does. I know people who have tried to re-enter the program and she won’t help even though it is her job, they had to get the organization that regulates private colleges involved. If you don’t believe here what people are saying about this school, please look up lawsuits filed against the school before you pay double the price to get a 1/3 of the learning. I have actually had a teacher tell me that for lab days we need to learn the skills out of our textbook she is not there to teach us, she is only there so we can practice what we have learned from our textbook. We had students in our class training each other on how to do skills because she refused to show us. If anyone is thinking of going to stenberg because of the short wait lists, please go to a proper school, it is so much more worth it in the end, you will thank yourself. Also a lot of the students signed up for the school because of the location, and we just found out that they will be moving the school to location unknown, which screws a lot of the students over who chose it because it is close to transit. please please think again before thinking of going to this school
At Stenberg college the staff makes you feel so welcome and unique. They do want your money, it is the major example of a bad ethical private school. They don’t care about your safety, they only care about your money.
Well, they are still working and people seems happy studying over there. So, there is always a place for fools,and Stenberg is the place!
Enjoy it and success taking the money from people who does not really have the money and just want to get a better education to have a better life. If there is a heaven or hell,let’s say Stenberg holds the position of a Purgatory!
oh this school is s**t!!!
This school strives on making students fail, so they can get more money out of you. The teachers are great, but the administration team is the worst, The student services Christina, will never back you up and never stand behind you, and when you need help “she will return your call” but never ends up calling you back til you call her 5 times over. WOrst mistake of my life is going to this school, so unorganized, no rooms to study-therefore making students not study and meaning failure, which they love. If you plan on going to this school, look at other schools
Steve Paras the Vice-principal who was disciplined for abuse of students and is now working at stenberg.. parents, students be aware of this man
SURREY — The vice-principal of a Christian independent school has been disciplined for failing to report the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl and punishing the victim, who refused to keep quiet.
SURREY — The vice-principal of a Christian independent school has been disciplined for failing to report the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl and punishing the victim, who refused to keep quiet.
Although the assault happened in 2002, the B.C. College of Teachers only recently concluded its investigation and found Steve Paras guilty of professional misconduct. It suspended his teaching licence for four months, saying his actions while principal of White Rock Christian Academy were physically, emotionally and intellectually abusive.
Paras resigned from the White Rock school in 2004 and took a job as vice-principal at nearby Regent Christian Academy in Surrey. That school suspended him temporarily this month but said he will return to his post in January after his licence is reinstated.
Neither Regent principal Paul Johnson, nor the chair of the school’s board of directors, Marvin Hunt, would say whether Paras is being paid during his time away from the school. “That is a decision of the board — a private decision,” said Hunt, who is also a Surrey city councillor.
Johnson said he will have no qualms about welcoming Paras back to his job as vice-principal. “I’ve known Steve for 23 years as a colleague because his school was just down the road from our school,” he said. “We knew that he had an absolutely pristine record prior to this accusation.
“He has been a man of character, in my opinion,” Johnson added. “This was a one-off in 2002-03.”
Paras, who appeared before the college during a closed-door hearing last May, admitted his misconduct. The college says in its discipline decision that Paras “was employed as a principal when he failed to report his knowledge of a sexual assault of a 13-year-old student by an adult male to either the Ministry of Children and Family Development or the police.
“In addition, he suspended her as a form of discipline and detained and isolated the student in a confined space for an inappropriate period of time during the initial investigation.”
In the decision posted on its website, the college says his actions as principal had jeopardized the safety and educational progress of particular students and threatened the integrity of the school.
“His misconduct constituted emotional, physical and intellectual abuse, which would cause a loss of self-esteem in the students and a loss of trust in the school system by the public,” the decision says. Although the two schools are religious independent schools, they receive partial funding from the Education Ministry.
In addition to his poor handling of the sexual assault, Paras admitted to:
– Making disrespectful and demeaning comments towards a student during religious studies.
– Making inappropriate comments during a school assembly speech.
– Violating the privacy of students by disclosing personal information to other students and parents.
– Issuing an improper assignment concerning circumcision to students in his Religious Studies class.
The mother of the 13-year-old girl said she is troubled that the man responsible for the sexual assault was never brought to trial but is relieved Paras has finally been punished for his actions.
She said the school tried to hide the facts while punishing her daughter. The girl — now 20 — often wondered why she had bothered to report the sexual assault since nothing happened, said her mother, who The Vancouver Sun is not identifying to protect the identity of her daughter.
“I think it’s good to let her know she wasn’t the bad one … she was the victim.”
worse school to ever attend they do not care about their students. The only thing the education team cares about is how much money they have received and how much more they can get out of you.
i just lossed my 12000 dollars(50% of my fee in just 2 months), as i got my marks in theory in ninties, they failed us in group in nursing practical. as the instructor donot like us as we are immigrants here. i donot know what she wanted from us, we were amongst the best in class. they donot have staff with efficiency in teaching. they donot say u anything untill u spend one month there, then the real game start. they start failing students so that they could get them back in their next cohort. they are money hungary people. for every thing they have made laws and rules in advance. if u comlain, they will be rude with u and tell u to change the school. nobody take their credits. donot go for this school.
recently began a program at here to later find out that one of the teachers has a umm “interesting” background, maybe they make the course so easy because they dont want ppl to complain until its to late to back out?
This college is bullshit. They like to give fancy names for their programs but when you step into practicum, people don’t have a clue what role you are in.
Never go to a for-profit private post secondary!!! It will be the biggest mistake of your life. The teachers don’t give a s**t about your education and learning. It is always the same 2-3 teachers teaching the entire program and you are paying 10x more than regular government colleges/universities. If these private colleges are doing so well then why do they need to constantly promote and advertise their programs?
Don’t think of private colleges as an easy way out because not many places hire students from private colleges and you cannot transfer any credits to a well known college/university either. What a waste of my time and money.
If you want to succeed in life, go find a better well known institute that will give you the right training and teach you the real things you need to know.
took the nursing unit course, the course has a heavy failure rate, you can get marked wrong for little things such as not crossing the letter “T” or not putting a page number on a sheet, in the latter half of the course program you can only get 9 errors on a test, even though the test can range from 10 to 20 pages, they tell you it is out of 30 marks. heavy failure rate. of the students i kept in contact with less than 10 percent got jobs. I polled a previous course as well.
I was enrolled on the community support program last autumn. Big mistake. From the outset I was ridiculed by the tutors in front of my classmates for having a strong provincial UK accent. Furthermore, there was another student who presented as being mildly intellectually impaired. Instead of the tutor being respectful and showing concern for her leraning difficulties, she was often rude and impatient toward her. it was painful to watch.
As for the quality of the course, it was over simplistice and wouldnt have challenged anybody. I left after 6 weeks as I was disillusioned with the whole set up. I tried to get my fees of 10, 000 dollars refunded proportionate to the time I actually spent there. But, they refused point blank. I tried to get them to show some compassion and discretion by telling them that my wife and I were in poverty, partly due to her still being in the recovery process from having breast cancer ( chemo and a mastectomy). But they just laughed in my face and kept the money.
If you apply there, be especially wary of the grooming process, where you are praised to high heaven during the interview. This courting continues until you sign on the dotted line. Next thing you know, the red carpet is rapidly pulled from beneath your feet and you end up flat on your back with a sore bum and massive student loans to pay back, while stenberg laugh all the way to the bank………………STEER CLEAR AND GO TO A PUBLIC COLLEGE INSTEAD!