Chamberlain online RN to BSN review - page 2

Hi everyone! I am currently looking into Transferring over to Chamberlain online RN to BSN program and would love to get some feedback! I'm currently enrolled in Sacred Heart University online RN... Read More

  1. by   OHmyRN
    I am in the same boat as you are and will be done in October. What classes are you taking starting in May???
  2. by   Shelly202
    I will be starting the Nurse Transitions class at Chamberlain. Are you doing Chamberlain also?
  3. by   ja8724
    I had 19 classes on my plan of study at Sacred Heart. I completed 10 classes before dropping out. Sacred Hear was not supportive and seemed money hungry, expensive and just a rip off. Wish I did my homework and checked other online BSN schools. I would not recommend Sacred Heart to anyone. The workload is ridiculous with some of the classes. I'll gladly start new at another school and leave Sacred Heart in the dust where they belong.
  4. by   drschichi
    Quote from GoodtimeRN
    I switched over from UT Arlington to Chamberlain and so far I LOVE IT!!! It's so much less work than Arlington. I'm currently in the algebra class and nurse 351, I have 98% in both classes. Did I mention I work full time and have a 4 month old baby? The classes are 8 weeks each. The harder course, economics, they recently changed and you don't have to take it! You only need to complete 30 credits at Chamberlain. I needed 31! Just made it. I have 9 classes and I'll be done Dec. 18. Best decision I ever made! More expensive but way easier than UTA and so far I like it a lot better. My sister only has 4 classes left and she said it's minimal papers (she claims she hasn't written any). In Nurs 351 you have to write a short paper (500-600 words! it's like a page and a half) and they GIVE YOU the article to use and a template that you literally type your paper onto. I'd highly suggest switching over. I LOVE IT!
    Thanks so much for the info, I was contemplating between Chamberlain and UTA, now I am pretty sure I will use chamberlain for my RN TO BSN plus my roommate is using it to for her Masters.
    Question though, I have a CA license living in NJ, (I just Passed NCLEX last week and I have my license number on the boards website YAY!) can I still enroll regardless? cos I wanna start immediately. No time to waste....
  5. by   emetts
    Quote from scoope23
    I completed the RN to BSN program last year. It's very doable while working full time. The workload is manageable and the professors are accessible if you need to contact them. The downside is the price, but I had a scholarship that covered everything.
    I remember seeing in one of your precious posts before you started at CCN that you were a new grad with no experience. That is exactly my situation (licensed yesterday, starting in the MSICU June 19th). Did you feel that your lack of experience was a disadvantage? Was it hard to orient to the working world while trying to keep up in the bridge program? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  6. by   SopranoKris
    Quote from emetts
    I remember seeing in one of your precious posts before you started at CCN that you were a new grad with no experience. That is exactly my situation (licensed yesterday, starting in the MSICU June 19th). Did you feel that your lack of experience was a disadvantage? Was it hard to orient to the working world while trying to keep up in the bridge program? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
    I worked as an RN for 6 months before starting the BSN program. It was not difficult to manage school and work at all. Of course, I don't have any small children at home. My kids were grown and able to drive themselves, so I had enough time to get my school work done.
  7. by   Arjh072394
    Hello, would y'all know if chamberlain accepts RNs in the RN to BSN program who got their degree from a non accredited nursing program?
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Arjh072394
    Hello, would y'all know if chamberlain accepts RNs in the RN to BSN program who got their degree from a non accredited nursing program?
    As an admission requirement, Chamberlain requires a "nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution recognized by the Department of Education" — RN to BSN Online Program, Earn Your BSN Online | Chamberlain College

    Sorry!
  9. by   scoope23
    Quote from emetts
    I remember seeing in one of your precious posts before you started at CCN that you were a new grad with no experience. That is exactly my situation (licensed yesterday, starting in the MSICU June 19th). Did you feel that your lack of experience was a disadvantage? Was it hard to orient to the working world while trying to keep up in the bridge program? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
    First off, congrats on your new job. I definitely think the program is doable for working nurses. I only had to do the nursing courses, since I completed the pre-reqs already when I did my first bachelor's degree. I started the bridge program taking 2 classes and I didn't find the amount of work to be overwhelming. I tried to balance my time every week where I intentionally carved out a few hours to work on school work. I was also doing a New grad residency as well as planning a wedding, so time management was a must! My first year of nursing flew by since I had a lot going on. I didn't find my lack of experience at the time to be hindrance for the bridge program. As I progressed through the program, I was getting more RN experience which I was able to pull from for the discussion posts, papers, etc.

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