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I am about to start an online rn to bsn through Chamberlain College of Nursing on march 1st 2010. I've read lots of reviews, more good than bad, so I decided to proceed. I am wondering if anybody out... Read More

  1. by   krhknob
    I took one class at Chamberlain 2 years ago and really liked it. The whole experience was good and I would have loved to continue. Unfortunately, it was just too expensive. We were going through a difficult financial time and had a son who was going to be starting college in a year and I just couldn't justify spending $15,000 on an education for myself. Maybe someday....
  2. by   Her Own Catalyst RN
    After reading many (and I do mean many) reviews on Chamberlain vs other schools, including sitting-at-a-desk-for-8-hours type schools, I decided to join the Chamberlain family! EXTREMELY anxious (yet excited!) Thank you everyone for all the input!
  3. by   Seasoned

    $15,000 is pretty steep for money to be paid out-right or pay back.

    Anybody successful in application for a government nursing education grant?
  4. by   quiet_one
    I have less than a month until I complete my BSN with Chamberlain and it has been a great experience! I would suggest this option to any of my RN friends.

    For me the money was a huge concern...as you mentioned seasoned, 15000 is alot and without any debts from my ADN I was hesitant to take on this amount. However I compared chamberlain with many other programs (local and online) and chamberlain was the shortest program and considering the costs, time involvment and courses required of other programs cost pretty much evened out for me, so why not finish in a year with a school that I had a difficult time finding negative reviews on

    and I did not receive any grants, just loans. (not exactly sure what the government nursing education grant is though)
  5. by   Seasoned
    CONGRATULATIONS, Quiet_One!!!!
  6. by   mondragon
    I started in the Chamberlain BSN program in April.After I did 2 semester's they notified me that I needed to take 3 math courses,even though I have had college algebra.This was wrong,that means more money.When they sent me my program requirements,this part conveniently left out.Now this semester they have changed the grading scale,no longer is logging on to class 2 times for each thread ok,basically,to get a good grade,you better log in at least 5 days a week,with substantial postings.Also,even if you follow the assignment when writing papers,they come back and say you did not do this or that,slash your paper & grade,and when you go back and look at the assignment it did not say you needed this & that in the paper.The program is a lot more time consuming than they tell you upon enrollment,and deceit does not set well with me.I was able to prove that I was not told about the math courses,but their response was "oh,well".
  7. by   Robbind
    Has anyone else found this to be true?
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Nope, that wasn't my experience. I found the program and instructors to be excellent, and my requirements for classes and graduation never changed from October 2008 until I finished in June 2010.
  9. by   Robbind
    Thanks for the quick response, Luna. I am starting oct 25th and nervous about it as it is
  10. by   Seasoned
    hi ya, krhknob,

    geez that sucks that you had to quit just because of money!

    have you looked into that ut - arlington; rn-bsn; a 100% online 13 month program? the government definately has grant money to complete it (so no pay back), that is if you have the time and patience for application and response time.

    anybody out there done that ut - arlington program?

    anybody out there applied and recieved a usa government nursing ed grant?
  11. by   Her Own Catalyst RN
    I haven't.. I just started Chamberlain and am completing my first class this week. I LOVE it. A lot of work, but all RN-BSN programs are, they all concentrate on writing papers since most ADN and diploma schools don't. The cost does even out, I looked at a lot of brick and mortar schools which are cheaper, but require ALOT more classes.
  12. by   hudno
    Hi there. I am hoping you can answer some questions for me. I am currently enrolled in the RN to MSN program with Excelsior but am strongly considering completing the BSN requirements and transfering to Chamberlain for the MSN/MBA program. After speaking with advisors from Chamberlain, I have a couple of concerns. Currently with EC I take five classes at a time (I am currently not working and have no children) and do quite well. I have completed the program in six months with great marks. I am concerned that I will have a lot of wasted time with Chamberlain as they only allow 2 classes per 8 weeks. Also, what do the weekly requirements look like? Are there exams or mainly papers? Are there any ridiculous projects that are done outside of the online course? Any light you can shed on the class structures would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance for your input.
  13. by   Eghoosier2
    I'm really impressed with Chamberlain at this point. My admission counselor is working with me to help prepare me for my upcomming classes. He's been very clear and responds very promptly. The financial aid dept has also been very willing to explain all options in a very uncomplicated kind of way. I start my BSN completion on Oct 25th and hopefully, if all goes well, will continue to their MSN program.
    Last edit by Eghoosier2 on Oct 20, '10 : Reason: found resolution

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