Chamberlain college of nursing - page 3

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Hey guys! I just recently looked into Chamberlain as an option for me to obtain my BSN. Does anyone recommend that school?! I'm open for pros and cons but I'd prefer hearing from someone in the program or someone whose... Read More


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    Thanks so much for input, nursecuddy. I'm really having a debate with trying to decide where to go. This may be a personal question but, did student loans cover your full tuition? I really can't afford too much out-of-pocket and I'm depending on loans to cover tuition and books. Since Chamberlain is so expensive, I'm just not sure I could afford it.
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    I am also a student at the Addison campus in IL. And yes, just like a user said before, ALL COLLEGES ARE FOR PROFIT! Chamberlain costs about the same price as the BSN universities in the Chicagoland area so the price wasn't such a huge shock cause we have schools around here that are $35,000 and up a year =O.
    But anyway, it is a pretty good school, we get awesome clinical placements in top notch hospitals, not sure if the Chicago campus gets these sites yet lol. Our instructors are always there to help us and even stay after to go after subjects with u. The sim lab is a plus because everything mimicks a real hospital and setting.
    I came in with transfer credits from a community college so I only had to take 4 classes thru devry which isnt too bad cause they are ridiculously easy and dont get in the way when you are taking your nursing classes. Hope this helped!
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    For the tuition comment, my parents covered the last year out of pocket. I did not get any financial aid at all not even grants so everything was out of pocket. I may need to tho however take a few student loans out for my last year here but they will not go over $15,000. A lot of the nurses at clinical that I talked to had around $20,000 and one had $36,000. Since nursing is a well paying job they all paid them it off quick. You can always sign up for a loan forgiveness program thru ur state where hospitals and clinics in need of nurses will pay ur student loans off for u while u work for them
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    So if you complete your pre reqs at the community college how much does chamberlain cost then, and long does the program take minus pre reqs?
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    It depends on how many transfer credits you have, if every single pre req transfers over then you have about 5 semesters which is a year and a half including summers and if tuition is about $25,000 a year then just do the math
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    Another question that I got a little confused by on the website: do you have to have HESI and SAT or ACT scores? Or is it one or the other?
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    they go by ur ACT scores and you take your HESI at the school and they get a percentage and use it toward your acceptance. They usually like students to be at 85% and higher.
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    Ok, well I guess that means I need to take the ACT.
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    I was just accepted into Chamberlain and you do not have to take the ACT if you take Hesi. I only took my Hesi exam and they used those scores and only those. I scored 90% overall and applied with a 3.5 GPA. Good Luck to everyone applying : )
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    I am a current Chamberlain student at the Chicago campus and I have had a good experience so far. They were really great about transfer credits. I was surprised that they accepted as many as they did for me as I already have a Bachelors degree and had taken many of the pre-reqs at my previous university.


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