Emory University or Chamberlain College of Nursing? - page 3

Currently in, a prospective student of, or heard about Chamberlain College of Nursing in Atlanta? Thought we could all start a thread. I am almost rounding up my prerequisites at Gwinnett Technical College and looking forward... Read More

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    Thanks. Y'all are right. I believe it's coz of their unending advertisements. I actually heard about Chamberlain here on All Nurses and decided to figure out how to post a message and start a thread.
    Thanks this forum is indeed a life saver.
    I decided again now to complete my ADN at my current college Gwinnett tech, then immediately after receiving my Licensure I will enroll for the GSU rn to bsn program online because of the fear of being attacked by hoodlums on my way to school and paying 5$ for parking space whenever I attend classes. These are one of the reviews that scares the hell outta me in gsu (My husband said I'm wrong with these claims, but I read them in an online review, besides he attended the school about 8-10 years ago so I believe things must have changed from how it used to be then to what it is now).

    Does this sound like a good idea? (ADN at GTC then RN to BSN at GSU
    My fear is also the Teas test, I'm scared of taking it.
    Last edit by Endowed on Apr 25, '13
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    I am currently a student at Chamberlain and i honestly have nothing bad to say about it. My experience has been nothing but positive. Emory is an amazing school no doubt however I do not feel that a student at Emory is getting any better or an education than I am. I have heard on here some ppl say that chamberlain is an easy school which is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard..in my opinion there is no such thing as an easy nursing program. I already have a degree in biology which at the time i thought that was hard...but this does not even compare. I make really good grades but i study for at least 4-5 hrs everyday. The ppl who came in with the this is going to be easy attitude are no long at the school bc they flunked out.

    As far as accreditation chamberlain is CCNE accredited. i have no doubt that i will have any problems passing my NCLEX. We have to take HESI finals in most of our classes, which research shows that if you make a 900 or above on ur HESI you have a 98% chance of passing the NCLEX on the first time. We just finished finals yesterday and the average of all the students HESI was 1057 which is pretty amazing. And I got an perfect score on one of them and only missed one question on the other. I think there was 27 ppl with perfect scores. So obviously we are learning something. Both schools are amazing so be sure to do your research to see which one suits you best...good luck
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    Quote from Bella234
    I am currently a student at Chamberlain and i honestly have nothing bad to say about it. My experience has been nothing but positive. Emory is an amazing school no doubt however I do not feel that a student at Emory is getting any better or an education than I am. I have heard on here some ppl say that chamberlain is an easy school which is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard..in my opinion there is no such thing as an easy nursing program. I already have a degree in biology which at the time i thought that was hard...but this does not even compare. I make really good grades but i study for at least 4-5 hrs everyday. The ppl who came in with the this is going to be easy attitude are no long at the school bc they flunked out.

    As far as accreditation chamberlain is CCNE accredited. i have no doubt that i will have any problems passing my NCLEX. We have to take HESI finals in most of our classes, which research shows that if you make a 900 or above on ur HESI you have a 98% chance of passing the NCLEX on the first time. We just finished finals yesterday and the average of all the students HESI was 1057 which is pretty amazing. And I got an perfect score on one of them and only missed one question on the other. I think there was 27 ppl with perfect scores. So obviously we are learning something. Both schools are amazing so be sure to do your research to see which one suits you best...good luck
    Thanks for the clarification Bella234.
    If I may ask, are you guys required to take the HESI test at the end of each semester, year, or before gaining entrance or acceptance into chamberlain?
    Congratulations on your scores.

    Thanks a bunch.
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    Chamberlain is expensive. I sat with an admissions rep and unless you do federal and personal loans, be prepared to pay about 2 grand per session out of pocket (with federal loans). I only have 26 grand in federal loans and I would've maxed out my federal funding BEFORE graduating from Chamberlain. There's no way I'd do Chamberlain over Emory if those were my options. Also my experience is with their BSN program. Not the bridge program.
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    I attend chamberlain and I love it. Every school has its hang ups but the Jacksonville location has a great reputation and amazing NCLEX pass rate. I was an MA prior to this and it is still very hard. A lot of work. I begin my first clinical tomorrow. You take HESI exams at the end of the 8 week sessions. Not every class has them at my level in the program. I did not have a lot of options school wise. My state college here was extremely competitive and does not have a great reputation. All that leaves is crappy run of the mill tech schools. I also did all my pre reqs at my local state college to save money. Chamberlain has been around for a long long time. A good education costs money. BTW I know nothing about Emory. Just giving my 2 cents about chamberlain.
    Last edit by MA2RN923 on May 15, '13 : Reason: Forgot something
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    Comparing Emory to chamberlain is like comparing a BMW to a Hyundai. Except this Hyundai is going to cost you just as must The BMW.
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    Quote from runsalot
    Comparing Emory to chamberlain is like comparing a BMW to a Hyundai. Except this Hyundai is going to cost you just as must The BMW.
    There are hyundai's that cost as much as BMW's lol!
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    Quote from meeep
    Emory does not require, per se, experience. They just require a resume. If you have work exp or volunteer exp they want you to put it on there. By no means do they require it. A friend of mine got in with zero volunteer work. Just wanted to clear that up. Look up stay at home mom resumes for help with that area so you can put something on it. You could also email admissions at Emory and explain your situation. They are very good about helping people out with the application process.

    And you are mistaken, no school in Atlanta has a waiting list. They are all competitive merit-based admission. With your grades, I wouldn't waste my time with Chamberlain. Schools like that are for people who don't have the grades to go elsewhere and want to skip the prereqs. Emory or even one of the local state programs (GSU, KSU, CSU) would be better IMO.

    Just came across this thread as I was looking at different schools. Just wanted to say I think what you said was very offensive Meeep. Not everyone does it because they have bad grades, some just can't wait the 2 years it takes to do prerequisites and then however long until they get in the program and then at least another 2 years for the actual degree. Also I don't go to Chamberlain but if they are CCNE accredited then they are a good school. Don't hate on all for profit schools because they have their niche and it's not all stupid people that got bad grades.
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    That's your opinion. We are all entitled to them. Chamberlain definitely does take applicants with low GPA's, as well as people who have been kicked out for academic dishonesty at other schools. I am sure there are some people with 4.0's that just want to skip the waiting, but that fact does not make my point any less true. Equating it with an Emory education is just silly, and that was the point I was making.


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