With BSN at Chamberlain can you get an MSN elsewhere??? - page 2

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Hi all! I'm registered to start Chamberlain in Columbus, OH in the summer but have heard things about their degrees not transferring. So my question is does anyone know if I get my BSN at Chamberlain will I be able to use... Read More


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    I ended up going to my local community college. I had to wait a little longer to start, but the whole ADN program cost me $5,000 and it has a good reputation in the community. I'm hoping my RN-BSN will be quick and cheap because I already have a BA. Probably not though )

    Good luck with getting in - sometimes I feel like it is a lottery because there are so many qualified applicants. I think that's what keeps Chamberlain in business - people get desperate!
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    Navy Glam, JU is not a state school, it is a private college.
    Also, I just graduated from Chamberlain. In Jacksonville and they are fully accredited by NLNAC and CCNE. I transferred in credits from SJRCC and funded my entire Chamberlain education with Stafford loans and Pell grants. I have not applied for any MSN programs, so I cannot speak to whether credits are accepted. What I have read is that in order to be recognized, they must be from a regionally accredited school- not a nationally accredited school.
    I am pleased with my Chamberlain education. Three of us took boards today and it stopped at 75 questions for each of us (I don't have official results yet, but PVT says pass). Tuition has go e up, and it is expensive, but i feel I received a good nursing education.
    Good luck!
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    Yes, I know that JU is a private university - I kinda just wanted to differentiate it against "other private universities" if you know what I mean ;-).

    JU is my first choice and we will see how that goes in a week or so... eeeeek!

    If not, I will be registering at Chamberlain and turns out is not as expensive as I thought AND ends up being cheaper than JU ((Crazy)). On their website their is a calculator that gives you your estimated total cost of attendance per academic year, and the cost for me is only $17,749 (after my pell grant)!! I knew the tuition would be reduced since I already have an AA, but I didn't think by that much. Also, I am a military spouse and I believe they offer different pricing for military. I'm also a member of Phi Theta Kappa so I will be inquiring with them about scholarships. So I'm good. I don't even think I will need to take out a loan. ((awesome))

    This is an exciting and stressful process all together! Good luck everyone - with everything!
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    Navy_Glam,
    Way back , I was in a state BSN program clinicals and all ,and was abused-treated like a number ,and ultimately had to go to another nursing school to recieve my ADN (93). So far, been riding the ADN at a Mega Magnet hospital for the last 13 years. Needless to say, the hospital introduced us ADNs to Chamberlain only paying for two classes a year ,and have been loving every bit of it. At Chamberlain , I am never treated like a number ,and I would have started sooner if I was not so traumatized from past nursing schools. Sure , I couldn't use my GI Bill but I dont need any more pain in my life to get my BSN.Heck, I wish Chamberlain had a High School for me way back when ,and I went to a Catholic school. I trully believe state (and or public) school will treat you like _____ ! You will pay for a peace of mind.
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    Don't assume all schools/programs are like yours. I graduated from a University that is one of the biggest in the entire country and I never felt like a number there. I now work at a massive medical center and I don't feel like a number. Big, when done well, is good. I had WAY more resources and options than the smaller schools did and I still got the personal attention.
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    Quote from foreverLaur

    I personally avoided Chamberlain because you can't get government loans (like Stafford Loans) so you have to fund privately and it's BEYOND expensive.
    I am attending Chamberlin RN-BSN and was able to get government loans. Actually covered almost 100%.
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    Quote from Navy_Glam
    You may be right. I have never gone to Chamberlain but I know last year I was highly considering Concorde for my ADN and because getting my BSN is so important to me, I went to the two major universities in my city (UNF & JU) to see if they would accept credits from Concord for my BSN and I was advised my the director of nursing at both schools that they would not. I obviously opted not to move forward with Concorde for that reason. Concorde is a fully accredited educational institution and are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Again, I am not saying it isn't possible but she should definitely inquire before hand with the university she intends to get her MSN at. I would have been devastated if I had found out too late and was unable to ultimately get my BSN. It's simply better to be safe than sorry
    That accreditation is a national accreditation so in a sense it is accredited. What one should look for is a regional accreditation. For example in the western US it's called a WASC accreditation. You also want a nursing program to have CCNE, NLNAC or both. So the ACCSC is not an accreditation that transfers to most schools. Chamberlain is both accredited by the regional accrediting agency known as the north central association of colleges and schools as well as by CCNE. It is the same accreditation that state schools use, and the education is transferable. Transferability has nothing to do with for profit v non profit education. It all lies within the accreditation.
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    I also was able to obtain Stafford loans for Chamberlain. Graduated with the BSN in 2010. I have since moved on to another school for my MSN. As others have mentioned, Chamberlain has all the accreditation needed (regional and national) to continue an education elsewhere.
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    I'm not sure where the information comes from that you can't get government loans for Chamberlain. I'm in the MSN program at Chamberlain & all I got was a government loan. Check your facts.
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    I also attend Chamberlain and was offered the federal loans which I declined because I have the GI Bill so I am not sure which campus does not offer federal loans?


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