Need feedback on two schools (Chamberlin v. Purdue Calumet)

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    Both of the schools (after reading reviews) seem very good. But I would like to know more from students that have attended or are currently attending what they think of their school, why they chose to go there, and what they think of their classes/clinicals.


    Chamberlin (Addison, IL):

    Price: $39,990 (Second Bachelors degree)
    Drive: 40mins
    Years to complete: between 2-21/2
    Entrance Exam: Yes (HEISI)
    Exit Exam: No
    Reputation: mixed
    NCLEX pass rate: viewing 70-80%
    GPA: 2.8 and up

    Purdue Calumet (Hammond, IN):
    Price: 28,000
    Drive: 40mins
    Years to complete: 1-3 (1yr if I get into the ABSN, 3ys general route)
    Entrance Exam: No
    Exit Exam: Yes (must pass with 900 on HEISI)
    Reputation: Cannot find info
    NCLEX pass rate: 100
    GPA: 3.0 (ABSN), 2.75 (3yr route)

    I plan on applying within the next 2 months to both schools and see which one accepts me.

    Thank you
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    Purdue-Hammond hands down. The only thing that would keep me from choosing Purdue is the location in Hammond. I confess I don't know that area but I associate Hammond with Gary, IN so don't know if it's scary there or not.

    If that's no concern to you, then Purdue all the way.
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    So the lower cost, well established University has a higher pass rate than the more expensive for profit school...

    And what was the question again?
    elkpark and adnrnstudent like this.
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    I'd also look into the number of candidates sent to take NCLEX. Some schools may have 100% pass rate but with fewer number of candidates. For example, Trinity College had 9 candidates who took NCLEX but with 100% pass rate. Now contrast that with Loyola University with 208 candidates with a 93% pass rate --> Illinois Center for Nursing.

    Just curious, where did you get your data regarding NCLEX pass rate? According to the Illinois Center for Nursing Devry Chamberlain in 2010 shows a 97% pass rate. Of 36 candidates, 35 passed. While Purdue University in Calumet is showing a 92%. It doesn't show the number of candidates though --> Indiana Center for Nursing.

    Other factors to consider:
    1. Flexibility of schedule
    2. Clinical sites
    3. Academic Probation Policy (i.e., if you fail, how many chances do you get to repeat a course.)
    4. Remediation process
    5. Grievance Process
    6. Facility
    7. Transfer of credits policy
    8. Other services (tutoring, mentoring, job assistance)
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    where di you end up going?
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    Purdue-Hammond hands down. The only thing that would keep me from choosing Purdue is the location in Hammond. I confess I don't know that area but I associate Hammond with Gary, IN so don't know if it's scary there or not.

    If that's no concern to you, then Purdue all the way.
    It's nothing like Gary lol I'm familiar with the area


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