deaconess/chamberlain college of nursing

  1. 0 I have been trying to research this school and can't find many people willing to talk about it. Does anyone have any input? I am looking at the oncampus lpn-rn program. according to their website, you can still apply for fall semester. If anyone has any kind of infor. please help I don't want to move to St. Louis and find that I made a mistake. Thank you
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  3. Visit  Jules A profile page
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    Hi,
    I just graduated and am fairly new to this game but my first instinct would be to go directly to the nursing board for that information. I also wouldn't want to take any chances. Jules
  4. Visit  Kettasmom,RN profile page
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    Quote from Alibaba
    I have been trying to research this school and can't find many people willing to talk about it. Does anyone have any input? I am looking at the oncampus lpn-rn program. according to their website, you can still apply for fall semester. If anyone has any kind of infor. please help I don't want to move to St. Louis and find that I made a mistake. Thank you
    Just graduated from this college of nursing and according to rumor theyare not going to take anyore out of state students but you can call this number and ask 1-800- 942-4310, however I would not recommend this scholl...try st. louis commuity college which is within walking distance of chamberlain. I hear it is more organized than Chamberlain and they change the rules as they go along and you become very frustrated ... need I say more.
  5. Visit  Student179 profile page
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    Quote from kettasmom
    Just graduated from this college of nursing and according to rumor theyare not going to take anyore out of state students but you can call this number and ask 1-800- 942-4310, however I would not recommend this scholl...try st. louis commuity college which is within walking distance of chamberlain. I hear it is more organized than Chamberlain and they change the rules as they go along and you become very frustrated ... need I say more.
    Are you saying that you would not recommend this school (chamberlain college of nursing) for other people to attend? I was just wondering because I am doing research on this school and other schools as well for which to attend. I am trying to decide where to go.
  6. Visit  Nurse red profile page
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    I have been taking the online classes since April. I will be finished next April. I looked into the school and also called the BON. But I actually found their ad in the Momentum that we get from the Board. I also called some schools around here to see if I could go on the get my masters after graduating from Chamberlain and they all said that my credits from this school would transfer because they have all of the needed accredidations. So far I haven't had any problems with the school other than some of the online classes are kind of hard.
  7. Visit  KKS23 profile page
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    I went to Chamberlain College of Nursing for one year, and quit last May. It was a terrible experience. They have a new dean and a lot of new teachers. Everything is VERY disorganized, and many, many people fail out. I regret going there, and if you talk to a lot of people that still attend, you will hear similarities. Chamberlain has recently been investigated by the state due to low board passing rates. I would advise looking into Barnes or a community college.
  8. Visit  jlhhappy profile page
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    I recently graduated from Chamberlain- Online with my BSN. The degree itself was cause enough for celebration but the fact that I no longer had to deal with the school made we want to celebrate even more. My entire experience was wrought with issues, one after the other. Just when I thought that I could anticipate a problem, something else entirely reared its ugly head. I am actually embarrassed to say that I have attended and most certainly would not recommend the school on any level. It's rather unfortunate.
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  9. Visit  LesMonsterRN profile page
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    The board pass rates on the Missouri BON website have not been good. I think last year's was marginally better than the previous year but still not great. The on-campus program has better pass rates than the online.
  10. Visit  sargentrn profile page
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    Quote from jlhhappy
    I recently graduated from Chamberlain- Online with my BSN. The degree itself was cause enough for celebration but the fact that I no longer had to deal with the school made we want to celebrate even more. My entire experience was wrought with issues, one after the other. Just when I thought that I could anticipate a problem, something else entirely reared its ugly head. I am actually embarrassed to say that I have attended and most certainly would not recommend the school on any level. It's rather unfortunate.
    I am just finishing my 5th class through Chamberlain's online RN-BSN program. What kind of problems did you run across? Other than the ridiculous price, I've only had a few other issues. Why do you say you're embarrassed? I don't think I would do this program again, though. I started it because I thought I would finish a lot quicker than I will. It will take me about 18 months.

    I'm just curious. Any advice or warnings you could give me would be much appreciated.
  11. Visit  krgrant profile page
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    I'm planning to begin the Online RN to BSN program next week, unless I change my mind in the next two days. The advisor has been helpful but aggressive, reminds me of a annoying salesman. Her approach is making me suspicious on a number of levels.
    jlhhappy: What kind of issues did you encounter? I would think the online forum would remove a lot of the typical campus problems.
    sargentrn: Please explain why you would not "do the program again".
    Thanks.
    Last edit by krgrant on Jan 2, '08
  12. Visit  sargentrn profile page
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    Mainly, I would not do the program again because of the price. $520 a credit hour is ridiculous, but they are a for profit college. The classes haven't been too horrible so far. The most difficult one I've had so far is the stats class. I had to put in a tremendous amount of hours into that. I was going to drop it, but I didn't realize you only have 3 days to drop a class or you lose 50% of the tuition. I tried to drop it on the 4th day and they wouldn't budge. My friend dropped it anyway and lost $1000. I ended up with an A, but it was very difficult for me.

    I'm also taking the econ class at my local campus. I viewed the syllabus for Chamberlain/Devry's econ class and it looked like a crazy amt of work. I didn't have to take the history class, becaue I had it at another college. My friends took it, said it was a pain, but they both ended up with A's.

    You can email me with any other questions or after you start if you need any help.

    Good luck!
  13. Visit  jlhhappy profile page
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    Although the online platform certainly negates any problems that might occur if one were attending a school onsite, a distance venue can have issues itself that are unique. I am not convinced that the issues that I experienced have as much to do with learning platform as they do with the organization itself.

    Some of the issues that I encountered include:

    1. Quality of instruction from CCN. I had a very small handful of instructors (one certainly, maybe two) that were interactive, involved and knowledgable. The rest were more like moderators of a blog yet held the power to sink you with grades. Although the expectations for participation and grading are the same throughout the program for each course, the actual expectations of each instructor vary greatly and with the abbreviated semester terms, you had best figure these expectations out very quickly, like after the first week or risk grades that you may not be happy with. I had one particular instructor twice, unfortunately, that I could only describe as incompetent. It was very unfortunate.

    The instructors that I encountered from the DeVry end were very challenging but obviously experts in their field that were committed to education. I wish the same would have been true for CCN.

    2. While I attended CCN, the online platform changed once as did the email accounts (several times). Nothing was streamlined or easy to negotiate and just about the time I thought I had it figured out, it would change. Hopefully all of this will have been worked out for your scheduled start.

    3. My advisor was helpful, at least as much as she could be with the issues I gave to her and I did not have any aggressiveness to deal with. Are you referring to the recruiter maybe? I would be very leary of dedication significant time and money to any institution if I didn't feel comfortable with my primary contact.

    I am a very laid back and patient person but my CCN experience tested my limits. I am just relieved not to have to deal with them any more. I think that's sad. I do wish you the best of luck and hope that your experience is vastly different than mine. Given the pervasiveness and scope of issues that I encountered, I cannot say that I feel very hopeful.
  14. Visit  AutumnAustria profile page
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    I have heard that it's a good school. They just opened up a campus in Columbus, Oh to do the "hybrid" thing where you go online but also at a campus. I have a friend who is in the program. Aside from the outrageous price for tuition, she's loving it and can't wait to finish so that she can be a nurse instead of an MA/Registration Rep. I would go, but I don't have that kind of money and don't want to take out those private loans.


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