Emory University or Chamberlain College of Nursing?

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    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 to sending my application to Emory University in 2014. I have two prerequisites left for ADN Pre nursing, but I am considering Emory, which means I have to take some more classes (about 4). I have a B.Sc. in a non-nursing field (foreign university with a 3.9 GPA), currently pregnant with two kids (ages 2 & 1), my current GPA is 4.0, but I have a problem called "I am confused at the moment".

    What is your take on Chamberlain? Is the Atlanta campus CCNE accredited? I have read how easy it is to apply and get admitted without the "waiting list" crisis, but I'm skeptical if one would get a job afterwards. Should I consider Chamberlain or go to Emory considering the hassles of gaining admission into Emory? Finally, I have no work experience and this is required at Emory University.

    Thanks for taking out time to lead me on the path you think is best.
    (It's my first time posting on all nurses ✌)
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    Hi,

    If you have good grades I would not go to Chamberlain. It costs a lot. And Emory is a better school. And I am not aware of any school in in the metro Atlanta area that uses a wait list.
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    I was looking at Emory and Chamberlain too as a back up but I am not sure about the cost. I would go to an open house for both schools and get a fill of each school. Since Chamberlain is just starting off here in Atlanta, I want to see how their NCLEX scores are after this year. The problem for me is that both are full-time programs and I really need to work at least 36 hours if not more. I hope this helps and good luck!
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    @ runsalot thanks.
    I was told Chamberlain is cheaper than Emory and they ain't got no waiting list.
    I thought most schools here in Atlanta have some kind of waiting list?

    Thanks for your opinion on Emory being a better school.
    I totally agree with you.
    Last edit by Endowed on Apr 23, '13
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    Quote from ummnasim
    I was looking at Emory and Chamberlain too as a back up but I am not sure about the cost. I would go to an open house for both schools and get a fill of each school. Since Chamberlain is just starting off here in Atlanta, I want to see how their NCLEX scores are after this year. The problem for me is that both are full-time programs and I really need to work at least 36 hours if not more. I hope this helps and good luck!
    Same here, I want to be sure of their stand here in Atlanta, especially concerning the CCNE accreditation and NCLEX Examination. I also was told that they offer online classes too.
    You might want to consider that as an option if you already have the health care experience, and if you do make up your mind. ��
    Good luck.
    The "open house" is also a good idea.
    Thanks a bunch.
    Have you heard nice or positive things about Chamberlain?
    Can you kindly share that with us?
    I'm really contemplating on taking it as an option because its kind of fast. 3 years for a BSN including Pre-Reqs.
    Does Chamberlain require either the Kaplan or Teas test?
    Last edit by Endowed on Apr 23, '13
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    Like I said earlier, I don't have any working experience, how do I include that in my application when I don't have one?
    Is it necessary I apply for a CNA class, get the certificate, and have real hand experience in the health care field before sending my application to Emory University?
    Can I also take the temp CNA job at night?
    (I have to wait for my husband to get back from work before stepping out of the house, so he can take care of the kids while I am away.)
    Is the CNA job a flexible one?

    Thanks in advance for your candid response.
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    Hey Endowed! I haven't heard any negative things about Chamberlain and its seems like it has been around for awhile. They do not requrie the Kaplan or Teas test. I believe from looking at the other posts that it requires the HESI instead. I understand your dilemma with the healthcare experience because I do not have any either. I am a teacher going back for nursing. Concerning the CNA class, I have asked people should I get it and I get both yes and no. I recently asked this nurse that is working in the school system, and she said that I did not need it because I would learn all the skills in the Fundamentals class. However, I would like to have my foot in the door somewhere. If I did a CNA job, I would need to work during the day. I applied to Brenau University part-time program and that is 3 years with classes at night.

    Have you volunteer anywhere?
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    No I haven't volunteered anywhere.
    I am new here and wouldn't mind something flexible. Emory requires some kind of experience during the application process. I just decided to complete the last two prerequisites for the ADN (I had to drop Statistics for A&P just this morning) because of flexibility since Emory and Chamberlain are both full time, then I will transfer to Chamberlain afterwards for the RN to BSN bridge program, then finally apply for the MSN at Emory. (Really want to have Emory in my résumé I'm kinda obsessed with the school lol)

    What do you think?

    What are the requirements for Brenau University? Do they have same requirements as Emory?

    I really do need that flexibility so as to take care of the kids and family coz I'm supposed to be a SAHM, but I want a Career too.

    Thanks. I appreciate your reply.
    God Bless.
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    Hi,

    The schools in Atlanta do not have wait lists.. if you have good grades look around to more than just chamberlain and emory.
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    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.
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