Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison - page 57
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- 2Feb 26, '12 by littleone77Quote from momdeboI'm sorry you feel that way, but honestly where ever you go you will come across teachers like that. I know people who go to Loyola, North Park, and UIC and have all had problems there. We do have some amazing instructors that have bad attitudes. They teach the material very well, but aren't very professional, but you come across teachers like that where ever you go.I just withdrew from Chamberlain/DeVry. I took a wonderful sociology class but the nursing class left a lot to be desired. The instructor was very unprofessional including making some pretty negative remarks about BSN students that the class then followed with a BSN bashing party (which really cracked me up as this is a BSN course the instructor is teaching and the students are pursuing, um, duh?). I also had a terrible time getting constructive feedback and would get condescending e-mails that were pretty belittling as a response. I tried to complain and got the standard "she is an excellent instructor and we've not had this problem before" response despite the fact that I sent copies of all the posts and e-mails. I decided that the frustration and lack of results were not worth it and am taking my energy and money elsewhere. Good luck to you all, hope it goes better for you.
I'm not saying you are like this, but I think the problem is the teachers are really sick of students who slack off and come to Chamberlain because they think it is easier than other schools. We have had a lot of students complain about teachers because their tests were "unfair" and hard when their material was straight out of the book and notes. I think these teachers become fed up with students like that and a lot of them become unprofessional because of that. Definitely not saying that that is right. But honestly, I have heard stories of teachers belittling my friends in other nursing schools. You will get that where ever you go.
- 0Mar 12, '12 by nimskaJust took the HESI A2 exam with a few of my buddies. We all scored over a 90%+ and all of our GPAs are 3.6+. The school is getting more and more competitive and won't just allow 'anyone' in. Several of my friends scored in the low 90s and based on this forum, people are getting scores in the high 80/low 90s.
Expect some competition :heartbeat
- 0Mar 25, '12 by littleone77Quote from Rachelj1222You are right, they do not compare applications. It's not getting harder for people to get in because of the competition. One of my clinical instructors is on the admissions committee and she said the problem is they were letting in too many people that didn't have good enough grades or study habits which led to A LOT of people failing classes. Like, some people were failing Fundamentals session A....that is a class no one in nursing school should fail. The ones who barely managed to pass with a 76% are now failing miserably in med surg. This looks really bad on the school even if they have some great teachers. So, now getting accepted is getting harder because of that. So really you aren't competing with anyone it all depends on your grades.When I went to an open house they said they DO NOT compare applications, and that they look at each application on an individual basis... so competitive? idk about that! But good job on your scores that's awesome
I don't understand why they even make people take the A2 exam. It is a really simple test and it does not prove that you are ready for nursing school at all. The Nursing tests are NOTHING compared to the A2. I know a lot of people that got high 90s on the A2 and failed out or are currently failing classes.
- 0Mar 26, '12 by littleone77Quote from Rachelj1222Honestly it all depends. If you meet the minimum GPA requirements then you have a chance. They don't only look at that. They look at your GPA, your A2 exam, if you dropped any classes at your other school, how many classes you failed, etc. They not only want to see if you have the grade to get in but they also want to see if you will take the program seriously. I know some people that didn't get in because they had drops on their record.Littleone77: Do you know what would be considered good grades when applying?
- 0Apr 5, '12 by c350Hi guys,
I just took the hesi today. Got a 74.5 =( Im scared it's not good enough. I'm applying for summer 12. i heard they average your english and math. Which i scored a 90 and 79 % in. I hope I'm ok. I also have a 2.75 when Josh Ryan calculated my GPA from my community college and my time at North Park. Hopefully I get in. Should I take the exam again? I will be heartbroken if I didn't get in. My girlfriend just graduated from this school and she said summer is the easiest to get into. I hope she's right. I need a miracle.