I am a new nursing student, started January 4th at Chamberlain School of Nursing.
So far I have been very disappointed, and would like some feed back from folks who are in the know. Chamberlain (staff) told me I must take MAT 114 College Algebra to earn a BSN, ok I understand and no big deal, however, I have MAT 122 which I took at Paradise Valley Community College over the summer, which is the identical curriculum. Chamberlain said no it has to be MAT 151 or higher, well Im in their MAT 114 class now and its identical to MAT 122 and nothing like MAT 151. My problem is I've already earned credit and now Im paying $1,800.00 for something I have already earned. Second, Transition to nursing class, nothing to do with nursing and its online. Its a class on how to write papers in APA format, well my goodness why do I have to take a class when I have been writing in APA format for the past two years while taking classes at PVCC. The work load that has to be done for this class is tremendous and worth only 1 credit our, but feels like the work load of organic chemistry, no kidding. I have never taken online classes before and so far am not a fan. Also Im taking a sociology class that is required and as stated before thats fine but find it very difficult to actually become educated by a reading discussion threads and a book, you have professor but its not like being in a classroom listening to a lecture etc... I would like to know if this is how it is throughout the BSN program w/ Chamberlain. Its very expensive and I feel Im not getting an education, however its very new and I haven't gone into an actual "nursing class" with clinical' s. Does it get better?