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- May 2, '12 by KAC123yup totally agree! the cost of college alone is insane, but the cost of the chamberlain bsn program is just ridiculous! i find it to be way over priced!! i guess it is what it is though : (
good luck to you! i hope you get into the university you want to get into! im hoping the same for myself... not having to spend that extra cash sure would be nice : )
- May 2, '12 by KAC123Well good luck!
- May 2, '12 by RN-n-themaknThanks and good luck to you all!
- May 8, '12 by dawnoWell, I went to the open house today at Chamberlain. I have to say, their SIM lab is amazing. However, $665/credit hour is INSANE!! I was so discouraged by the cost that I didn't stick around to ask many questions. This school is definitely a "last resort" school for me. Additionally, you only need to score a 75 on the Hesi to get in here. They did seem a little competitive to get accepted though. They only accept about 40 students per semester. I'm going to keep trying for the University!!
- May 9, '12 by RmichaelNJust make sure whatever classes you take at chamberlain,that the credits are transferable to your state university's/colleges (If you so desire to continue your education after that)
- May 9, '12 by leenakQuote from RmichaelNActually, they wouldn't. They would only transfer to schools in the same accreditation, which means for-profit institutions. So for anybody that wants to continue on later with their education, I'd be concerned about going to chamberlain.Chamberlain has been advertising quite a bit in my area but I'd rather stick to schools that aren't for-profit schools.Just make sure whatever classes you take at chamberlain,that the credits are transferable to your state university's/colleges (If you so desire to continue your education after that)
- May 9, '12 by Medic2RNMoved to Chamberlain College Online Nursing Degrees forum.
- Jun 4, '12 by nursecuddyHi Everyone,
I saw the posts asking about Chamberlain, so thought I'd share my experience with you.
When I started looking for a nursing program, Chamberlain had just announced the opening of their Addison, IL campus. I was debating trying to get into an ADN program through my local community college (which was potentially a 3 year wait) or just biting the bullet and going to a private school that didn't have a wait list. After checking out the background of the school to make sure it was legitimate and weighing the pros and cons, I decided to go for Chamberlain. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions of my life. I found the staff to be genuinely caring, the class sizes reasonable, and the clinical partners top notch. The simulation labs are very helpful, and the Center for Academic Success offers free tutoring that was invaluable to me. I think what I loved most about my experience was that I really felt like the staff cared about my success- I wasn't just a "number". It can be very challenging at times, especially since it's an accelerated program, however it is not impossible. During my time there I was still able to work my part-time job 3 nights a week and raise my kids. Not easy, but if you're motivated and want to get your degree and have your career as quickly as possible, this is a great program. It is more expensive than some other programs, but after having gone through the experience I still feel it was totally worth it. Chamberlain definitely met my expectations. I also heard from many people at our clinical sites that they loved the Chamberlain grads! This is a huge plus when you start looking for a job. I graduated with my BSN in October of 2011, and am currently working as an ICU nurse at a large university hospital in Chicago.