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  • 06/23/2016

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they need to do a mental assessment on students instead of worrying over their credit report. one student was dismissed for comments to peers who had concern. we were notified the next week. don't tell us if you can't give a prior notice. it just made me question what kind of people are being interviewed into these health care programs. maybe a psychiatry evaluation would be better than some staff's interview technique. security will escort you if you don't feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    if you are one of the chosen frozen to be on the sga or other organizations great.

    Great for these types of students

    if you are a local and can deal with the local health care great. if you aren't from around there or are used to quality health care then brace yourself. the community as a whole regardless of network has second rate care. i know many people who seek health care outside of greene county. i also had patients that didn't receive the care or treatment they needed to get in and out. it felt like they were trying to make money off patients regardless of coverage or not. people in the community have shared how they are being contacted for non payment of cox bills from years ago that are paid off. the community has way too many people on state insurance which drives up the price for everyone else. yet cox has mercedes ambulances? i question if funds are being distributed equitably.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    your professors office will be in a converted dorm. they have brought back alumni events which is nice.

    Bang for the buck

    tthere are cheaper alternatives out there. if you can't relocate or don't want to commute to crowder college or another better alternative then this is a last resort option.

    What to do for fun

    explore any outdoor activity, hiking, fishing and hunting.

    Food and Dining

    this has improved over the years to a more authentic international flare.

    Dorm Life

    there is none.enjoy what downtown has to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    i had a graduate of cox that was on the floor with me as a nurse state alot of the professors that were harder were let go. he felt it was the new administration bringing in the "no student left behind" policy. the library has books regarding how the professional will and do weed each other out. if your professor doesn't like you don't plan on asking for any grace. if you do then you will have a tough road as the chain of command typically favors their own and not you.

    Tips for prospective students

    i'll dictate and concur what a graduate told me after graduating recently. they told me to "keep my head down and don't let them get to know you." this graduate refused to participate in any graduation activities and didn't apply to work for cox. use the arc and study groups. if you are one of the blessed few favorites they make exceptions for great, if not still use the chain of command but they probably won't care. i even had faculty that has been there awhile confirm there are some faculty that have "no compassion". i had a personal safety issue and it was never addressed by the administrators. yes, i brought it up to more than one. i was even made to feel like my personal safety didn't matter. some professors will be unprofessional (taking extended lunches during clinical time i.e. 3x under the cox security cameras), put patient care on the back burner, their job to teach as second rate, and even humiliate you in front of others. there are some staff and faculty that want you to succeed and will go above and beyond.

    In three sentences

    some of the staff and faculty are helpful others are not and go out of their way to be unhelpful. even with new administration there is lots of room for improvement;they've had a few years to get on it.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Conveniently located on Division, Cox North sits in a pretty high crime area. It's not fun. But it's pretty well lit and the parking lot is wide open so if someone were to mug me, I think someone would see it. I think. Who knows?

    Greek Life

    No sororities or fraternities. It'd be nice to have Sigma Theta Tau or something, but no.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are no clubs, really, except the rare occasion the Student Government meets... and then, free pizza. And nothing happens.

    Great for these types of students

    White Anglo-Saxon protestant females. There's no diversity here to speak, sadly. 99% white, 85% female. That's the statistics.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a for-profit private college, and you might walk away from your college experience feeling a little like you've been had. Watch your billing statements and ask questions if you see something funky.

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria, only hospital cafeterias to share while you're doing clinicals or on the main campus for classes. For hospital food, it's not going to kill you, though.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not the toughest on students, but it's not the easiest. You'll get somewhat of a mental workout.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch your back unless you're one of five students they really like. Set up a structure of your fellow students you can relate to and study with, because nobody will do that for you. And find your own way to deal with things, because you will need it!

    In three sentences

    While most everyone is nice, it's not the most organized place to be. It doesn't seem anyone really cares about you really, just wants to grade you and be done. It could be a great place to be, it is just stuck in the mindset that it is strictly for profit, not for it students.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 4

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college/hospital is not built in the best area. It is a high-crime area. However, with the police constantly over there and the hospital security doing their job, I do feel safer coming and going from the building.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life. I'd like to see the nursing honors greek society on campus, or to collaborate with campus, but I'm holding out lofty hopes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are only two real club I can think of on campus, and that's the Student Nurse's Association and Student Government. Both seem to be run by the same people and never really get attended.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional, atheist, agnostic, religiously diverse, ethnically diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Close to campus, there is a small Chinese restaurant that only opens for lunch called Lucy's. It's pretty tasty--try it out!

    Bang for the buck

    It's not worth the money, really, and if you can get out of Springfield for a college, I'd seek one. However, if you have to remain in Springfield and you need an education and can't quit your day job and are an atheist, this is the only option, however expensive it may be.

    What to do for fun

    One of the best benefits of going to Cox is the ability to campus share with Drury. Your parking permit allows for parking in any of Drury's parking areas for students, too. I find that this is helpful for concerts at Drury and for using the facilities there to get a little exercise (walking the track, etc).

    Food and Dining

    There is no centralized dining area for Cox College, nor is there a food and beverage meal plan. However, we share the hospital's main areas, so it's hospital cafeteria food for you if you are at Cox North or Cox South. However gross that may sound, it's really not too bad and with the badge you do get a discount, however measly.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, nor are there any apartments provided by the college. There are not even discounted rates the college offers for housing. For a private school, this is unheard of. Also, there is not a good apartment complex close to the college to reside in as it is in a terrible area of town with no development.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the instructors I've had have been sub par. Compared to previous institutions (Missouri State University), the quality of instructor is terrible. I've had one great instructor in two semesters, and she doesn't teach during regular session, only a summer class. I have been berated by instructors for asking questions, called out and made to feel inferior for answering questions in class, and even made to feel like my entire life depended on one instructor posting one grade for me and that it was entirely subjective. Speaking to the dean is the best way to go, and not getting your head wrapped around the madness and getting upset about it goes a long way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak up! If you have a voice, use it. Don't be afraid to call out teachers who are terrible. Don't be afraid to go to the dean of students. Work with the Academic Resource Center as the ladies who work there are absolutely wonderful and want to see you succeed. There are a multitude of ways to get involved, but you have to dig for them. Speak up, speak out, get yourself engaged, because no one else is going to do that for you or invite you to do it. And don't get caught up in the negativity. It's all around you. Find a friend in a student who is positive and do positive things together. It will go a long way to your academic health!

    In three sentences

    Sometimes fairly disorganized, Cox College is still one of the best nursing schools in Springfield. Given the alternatives--St. John's--which requires divinity classes, MSU--which requires you to have no life, and various ASN programs, I'm pleased with the choice. Allowing for more feedback from students and more interaction with other colleges would do a lot of good to modernize its dusty halls and wake this college up from its dusty shell of what could be great.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 4

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    springfield is a college town.

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    none

    Academic Rigor

    cox shows great appreciation to those who make academic achievements among the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will not be let down.

    In three sentences

    awesome people, and good education. cox and its staff make up a tremendous learning environment for any student. they have open hands and want to see every student succeed from the school.