Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison - page 52

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  1. by   twins_may27
    Thank you! I really hope I do get in, I have a lot riding on this. I hate to saying this, but Im hoping that me being a male, older then that avg. student (33) and that Im a vet will get me in there too. I need any edge I can get. How have you liked being a student there?
  2. by   pamski0069
    I love it. It's a great school, however very challenging like every other nursing program. I have some advice, when you get into your nursing classes cut down on hours at work if you can. especially through your funds, patho, health assessment semester (youll be at school 4 days session A, session B youre there 4 days and clinical adding up to 5 days total) and your med/surge, pharm. semester. It's really upsetting to see a lot of amazing students not make it because it is extremely time consuming and the tests are difficult. Did you apply to the Addison location?
  3. by   aggiexpooh
    The classes at this school are really a lot of work, I would agree to cut down ur hours to part time if you are currently full time. I currently only work one 12 hr shift a week and really needed the time esp. for the patho/fundamentals bundle and for med surg because those classes required a lot of time as well as lots of study time because the exams got harder as the semester went on. Either way, you will find your spot and enjoy what u are learning; I really enjoyed OB and did really well in the class and enjoyed waking up at 5am for clinicals, who woulda known! LOL. As for PEDS, I ran into some medical issues and had to focus on getting myself better so I did not get to experience it to its full potential.
  4. by   twins_may27
    Yes, it is Addison. They finally recieved my last transcipt on Friday and Nick said he was going to put it thur. He said it would be two to six weeks before I would hear anything, though I hope that it does not take that long. How long did it take for you to hear something and are you at Addison?
  5. by   twins_may27
    Yeah, I use to work 3 12hr shifts but I changed jobs (Alexian Brothers) and work 4 8hr shifts. But once I get into the program (if) I will drop my hours.
  6. by   pamski0069
    It took a while actually. But that's because I applied in the summer for their fall semester... I got a letter before they called me... Some people got a phone call before a letter.. So just wait for the call/letter!!! I bugged my admissions advisor about every two weeks to see if I got in or not!! Haha, he was pretty annoyed I'm sure. Good luck!! I'm sure you'll have no problem getting in! Just when u get to the hard stuff really cut down on hours and you'll make it through.. I can tell youths I'm not working and I spend a majority of my day doing work for school... So jus prepare yourself, it's 8 week sessions so each class has 3 written exams on top of two labs with return demos every week and quizzes every week... It's intense but I love a challenge. They are really conscious of their reputation which I think is really good, no one wants to come from a school with a bad reputation!!
  7. by   twins_may27
    I swear, the waiting for a call has to be the worst part about the whole admission! Has anyone received a call yet?
  8. by   jmfreson0
    Hi everyone!

    I got accepted into the spring 2012 program starting in January! Can anyone give me some insight on the school.. I have some questions.

    1) How many people commute? I live about 35 minutes you think this will be hard to do with the work load?

    2) does anyone know of anyone living around the campus looking for a roommate?

    3) how is the work load? Is it impossible to do or manageable?

    4) Is it exhausting being in school all year round?

    I just want to make sure I am fully preparing myself for all this school entails! Thank you so much!!
  9. by   pamski0069
    Congrats!!!! Chamberlain is an awesome school. I'm in med/surge next session. The work load is intense however, every nursing program is. I commute 45 minutes and its totally fine. You need to read. And if you can for funds, patho, health assessment semester and med/surge and pharm semester if possible lower work hours.
  10. by   jmfreson0
    Thank you for the insight! I really appreciate it : ) One more, how many days a week are you in school and how many days a week are you doing clinicals?
  11. by   pamski0069
    No problem! Well for funds patho and health assessment you are in school 4 days a week session A. Session B is 4 days with one 8 hour clinical. Med/surge session A in class two days a week with one 12 hr clinical or two 6 hour clinical.It is hard going all year round, but I wouldn't do it any other way, once you're out of study mode it's hard to get back in! And it goes by really fast.... Seriously.
  12. by   jmfreson0
    Wow...thats not bad at all!! I was expecting to be in school like 7 days a week haha. Thank you again! I hope I see you around campus sometime! I have facebook if you'd like to become friends : )
  13. by   pamski0069
    Yes! Me too ill private message you!! It's a great school, the teachers are wonderful. It's almost like you are in school 7 days though lol all the work you have to do. Mostly through those two semesters like I had said before.