College Freshman 2013-08-26T00:29:44Z
In my personal experience I believe this is a fraudulent school. Both students and teachers suffer from their antics. Ill try to make this review as short as I can, but there are some things I HAVE to share. This is for those of you who are considering this school, and for those who are already enrolled:
I know the feeling of excitement for finally pursuing your career. DNI knows this as well. That's why its easy to get in. They know how hard it is to turn back after you pass that entrance exam. I wish I had listened to the negative reviews before I enrolled May 2013.
DNI WILL NOT GIVE YOU A COPY OF YOUR EXAM/HOMEWORK/QUIZZES/ETC. They claim this is to cut down on cheating I believe this is a ploy to cover themselves. So cover yourself by:
1) Checking your written work you turn in if you have a question about the grade you received. Ask the instructor to see your actual grade and check you answers. They will give you the wrong grade (it happened to me 3 times)
2) Bc you don't get your graded work back, once they post your grades to a system called ENGRADE pleas print the results. DNI removed my class grades from ENGRADE 1 week before the 1st term ended, and when they reposted our grades several students grades were posted wrong. None of us had proof bc we never printed the originally posted grades. Unfortunately, this mistake caused me and other students to fail. I failed fundamentals with a 74. When I asked to see my scantron for proof that my final exam was scored at a 69 instead of a original 76 that was first posted, DNI could only show me the packet I scribbled my answers on. I told her the packet was not valid bc I could have changed my answers when I marked them on my scantron. She simply stated "yeah that's why you shouldn't do that". As far as my scantron went she claimed she couldn't "find it." And I had no other proof. (She (the director) also gave me a 55 for clinical which was wrong. She tried to justify the 55 by giving me 0 for a clinical grade for not attending orientation, after she saw my clinical grades averaged to a 90. But it only brought me down to a 75 not a 55) Consequently, I failed 1 class and could not continue to the next term. Had to wait until after the 2nd term to retake the failed class. I decided to withdraw. This leads me to my last precaution I advise you take (and my main reason for thinking this school is fraud)
3) If you just so happen to fail a coarse, and you have to wait a full term to retake your class (which a lot of people do for some odd reason #sarcasm) Make sure DNI hasn't charged your FA for the term your not going to attend.
After I decided to withdraw I was told a withdrawal form was not needed bc they never enrolled me into the next term bc I failed 1 class. If I did not want to continue I just simply did not have to return to retake my failed class after the 2nd term was over. 2 days later I called my GI Bill and was told that DNI had indeed enrolled me into the next term Aug. 8 AND requested payment. (But failed me Aug 15) In order to make sure DNI would not get paid I had to have DNI fax over a withdrawal form. (the same one DNI said I didn't need). Had I not tried to use my benefits at another school I would have never caught this and DNI would have been paid for a term I didn't attend.
Makes me wonder how many students they "fail" and make them wait to come back, but charge their FA anyway. Ive been warning my former classmates of this ever since.
To sum this very long review up, DNI is on top of all, disorganized, cheap, and instructors quit constantly, which in turn makes this school very unprofessional. The instructors that DNI hire are, in my opinion, pretty good. I blame this unprofessionalism on the people running the school. Even the teachers struggle to keep up with the constant last minute changes (which is one of the reasons for the high turnover rate in instructors)
I would have never thought that 3 in a half months later I would have been writing a review like this and attempting to get this school black listed with the VA Education program. If you decide to go. All I can say is PLEASE take my advice. Every term is $6800.00, and this is YOUR money you have to pay back long after you leave, graduated or not. Don't let them find ways to get more than they deserve. I am now attending NCTC and working on my preqs for my BSN in Nursing. Ill never again go to a career institute that's extremely over priced just bc its easier to get into, bc what Ive learned from this experience is anything worth having is worth working hard to get. Good Luck on your Journey.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-03T06:58:02Z
I'm really disappointed in this school. I had people telling me not to go here, but the admission people were so nice I looked over what other people said. I've been a CNA for 22 years so when I go to a clinical site I would like to learn what to do as a LVN, because I know the aides job. The people that schedule you for clinicals don't take into consideration that you are a student and perhaps not working so gas money may be hard to come by for some. I just don't understand why they schedule someone from south Dallas area in like the north Dallas area and the same day schedule someone from north Dallas area in south Dallas. I just think it should be more consideration for the students instead of focusing on the benefit of the school.
College Senior 2013-04-10T21:04:15Z
My school have all books, and uniforms included in their tuition. Which I am grateful for because that takes away some relief and time searching for the correct ones.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-16T16:30:26Z
Very Nice Campus – The library, cafe, student lounges, and outdoor seating areas all provide for many ways and options to study and meet your peers
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-16T16:28:42Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Funding my education has been a headache but the financial aid office has been available and helpful, specifically the new manager
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-16T16:27:03Z
Accelerated Program – A fast paced accelerated program experience with talented fellow students and very interesting and well rounded instructors.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-16T16:25:40Z
Students can print and copy easily and for free in the library. Checking out books is easy. Computers are easily accessible and updated. Nclex Qs are readily available for practice, and wireless access and always a strong signal. The student portal and engrade are convenient and easy to navigate.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-01T01:18:48Z
They have blocked off everything pretty much. You can not even view material about OB. We are now in the IT world they do not have wireless at DNI
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-01T01:15:43Z
No Credits Transferred – This is a business and with business is all about making quick money and moving on!! Credits at DNI are not transferable. Get your nursing degree and go back to the community college if you want to get a bachelors degree.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-01T01:10:34Z
Clinical Sites – DNI has totally failed when it comes to scheduling for clinicals. They do not have a good system of scheduling and do not care where you live how long you drive. All they care about is how it makes their work easy when it comes to scheduling. Secondly some of the sites they send the students out to leave you wondering why you paid a whole lot of money for fees. The nursing homes is all they send you to. You do not get any hospital experience here. You will do ADL's all day in most sites and go home without learning any nursing process. DNI should realize we are here to be trained as nurses and not CNA's if we wanted to go for CNA school we could have done so. Some students who are about to graduate do not any experience with nursing process. Please do something about your clinical sites!!!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-25T23:47:14Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Dont Hesitate – Anything is possible if you just apply yourself. Nursing is no cake walk but if you set your mind to it you can achieve it at DNI.
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