Chamberlain CON- Houston

  1. Hey all!! Just wondering if there are any Houston applicants or current students... What are your thoughts so far about the school???
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  3. by   stash11

    I've posted as well hoping current students can shed some light about their experiences :-)
    Are u applying for the 3 year BSN or accelerated BSN?
  4. by   houstonrnhopeful
    i applied and was accepted to the 3 year BSN, however I have my first year basically out of the way from transfer credits. I've done all my research as far as the CCNE and TX BON is concerned and everything has checked out.

    What about you?
  5. by   stash11

    Congrats on getting in!!!
    I applied to the accelerated BSN and waiting to hear back. Is your tuition the same as the 3 year BSN or is it reduced since you are only going to do 2 years? Wish I knew the transfer credits would apply, would have started since last year
  6. by   houstonrnhopeful
    No my tuition is going to be cheaper since I'm only.going for the nursing portion... Tuition at Chamberlain is about 2 to 3 thousand cheaper than HBU if it's any consolation... :-)
  7. by   stash11

    Oh ok, I would hate for you to pay the same amount feels like I'm the one paying it ouch! :-) lol.
    Please check your pm, I sent you a quick question

  8. by   houstonrnhopeful
    Unfortunately I haven't made atleast 15 "quality" posts so I can't reply to your PM. To answer your question though, it's more of a personality interview. They give you an opportunity to explain why you want to be a nurse in a short essay they have you write before you go in. I would say just be yourself and bring you transcript eval with you so you can follow along with the advisor.. I feel like because Chamberlain is relatively unknown in Houston this is the time to apply because once people realize it has all the same accreditation as the big universities it's going to be just like every other nursing program in the city with a waitlist from here to Dallas.
  9. by   stash11
    You are absolutely correct!! Great time to get in. I have applied getting set to interview hope all goes well :-) stats look good so I'm very hopeful
    So do u start in the summer too? My classes start summer I'm sooo looking forward to it (plenty of work though), but it'll be well worth it at the end :-)
    Any idea of the partner hospitals? (you can pm them as your previous pm came thru :-))

  10. by   houstonrnhopeful
    I know they use Memorial Hermann and Methodist. They say they have contracts with St. Luke's and Texas Children's also but I didn't see a clinical schedule with them when I did my tour of the school.
  11. by   houstonrnhopeful
    oh yeah I start in the summer also.. Good luck.. Let me know what happens!!!
  12. by   stash11
    Wow!! I'm pretty excited. Finally!! Someone to talk to, I had been looking for other students with no luck. Maybe we'll see each other in school. Most of my classes are online except the immersions and clinicals, I think we start first week in July. I haven't done my tour yet really looking forward to it, can't wait to see the place I hear it's really beautiful.
    Any idea if they partner with MD Anderson and Baylor? That'll be so cool.
    I'm trying to find out as well when the best time will be to apply for GN positions, I want to be the first one in :-)
    I can't wait for July to roll in, sooo excited lol
  13. by   houstonrnhopeful
    I was told they partner with all the major hospitals in Houston..

    As far as GN programs go, most open up about 6 months before your graduation date. At my hospital (St. Luke's) you have to have a 3.00 GPA nursing and overall and BSN is preferred.

    I am really excited too... I can't wait to start classes. I've been looking for people to talk to about their experiences with the school here in Houston but no one has responded either..

    Keep in touch...
  14. by   stash11
    Hi houstonrnhopeful

    Thanks so much for getting back to me. Wow, 6 months b4 grad? not bad, at least hopefully we'll get hired b4 we graduate then start working soon as we get our license :-)
    Any idea if your hospital offers the weekend only option? I'm really looking for hospitals that offer that. Please let me know if you find any that do, I'll PM you my email address so you can write to me there please, I'm really happy I met someone in the same school finally, phew, lol :-)
    I definitely will keep in touch, please do the same