Chamberlain College of nursing - graduation rate? - page 2

by pamski0069 13,830 Views | 19 Comments

okay, so I was just filling out my fafsa for chamberlain, and I noticed that the graduation rate is ONLY 11%?!?!?!?! This is a huuuuuuuuuuge concern to me now... Anyone know why?... Read More


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    Moved to Chamberlain College Online Nursing degrees forum.
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    On their website, I see the reported graduation rate for all new full-time students (including transfers) is 76%. Itís under the Student Consumer Info link on their home page. Where did you hear it was 11%?
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    I did my RN-BSN through Chamberlain and I loved it. I can guarantee that I'm not a fake student who actually works for the college.
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    Me too! I loved it. It was all online ( I did the RN -BSN ). I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to do the work to get it done
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    I'm in the RN to BSN program now and I will finish in May... I have been extremely happy with the program!! It is very manageable if you are working full-time too!!
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    There are a couple of interesting links you can check for info:

    Chamberlain College of Nursing | US News

    Student Consumer Information

    Yes, Chamberlain has been around since 1889 -- it was originally founded as the Deaconess School of Nursing. DeVry bought the school in 2005 and changed the name in 2006. Many of the BSN campuses are pretty new, so you won't find grad rates for many of them for a period of time -- they haven't graduated anyone yet! LOL. Personally, I only worry about my own graduation rate ... it's 100%.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    Personally, I only worry about my own graduation rate ... it's 100%.
    Agreed. I graduated from chamberlain RN-BSN in 2010 and it was a great program. I'm doing my MSN-NP right now at another school and since Chamberlain is starting a DNP program soon, I hope to go back there to complete the DNP. I thought it was a great program. You get out what you put in.
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    Quote from WyndDrivenRain
    I'm doing my MSN-NP right now at another school and since Chamberlain is starting a DNP program soon, I hope to go back there to complete the DNP. I thought it was a great program. You get out what you put in.
    Oh, really?? I'd love to go back to Chamberlain again. Where are you doing your NP?
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    Chamberlain is starting a DNP program!!???? Omg that would be greeaatttt!!!!
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    I just think many of you should be aware that many schools with a High NCLEX-RN pass rate are known for bullying students out of their program. Same goes at community colleges. Schools would like to graduate only competent Nurses. So they make it hard. It shouldn't be easy! You will be spending your career with the lives of others in your hands. My sister went to our local community college for her ADN when I was only in grammar school. However, I won't forget the stories she came home with about professors making students cry and encouraging them to quit, saying things like "You'll never make it. You should just quit now." This kind of behavior is completely uncalled for. However, I do not believe that requiring students to pass an exit exam is so bad. In any situation I have heard of, if you don't pass it, you study and take it again. The point then is to study. Pass your exit exam. If you don't pass the NCLEX, you aren't going to be a Nurse. An "Exit Exam" is actually a helpful tool that can help you pass the test that matters. I work in the medical field. I work around many Nurses. I work with new grads, seasoned nurses, nursing teachers, other techs (my job) in nursing school, and even some techs that just graduated. Anyone I have met whom attended chamberlain say its a great school if you are willing to do the work... And honestly, look up the tuition for most other BSN programs. Many private and state schools are much higher. For some insight, I work with three people who just graduated- One from a Catholic college- required an exit exam- which was passed. This person then passed boards on the first try! However, word on the street is, please stay away from the Nursing Program at ITT Tech. This is advice from previous students. Its for-profit, requires an exit exam, and students still have a hell of a time passing the NCLEX. I don't know anyone who has attended chamberlain who hasn't graduated or who hasn't passed the NCLEX. Maybe the programs in my area have better teachers? Idk. As someone previously said, you need to put it what you want to get out of it. If you don't study hard enough you will not pass the exit exam- proving that maybe you aren't ready for the NCLEX- which you are going to need to study very hard to pass. You don't learn to know your stuff, You aren't going to be a Nurse. However, given that many of the GEN-EDs involved in the program are offered at community colleges, you may want to consider taking these first anyway (at the lower price). Then when you start, its all Nursing classes and you can focus on that.


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