Chamberlain - Advice? - page 2

Hi everyone! I'm looking for a nursing program that's pretty easy to get into, without a long wait in the St Louis area. I don't want to sacrifice a good education or possibly ruining future jobs... Read More

  1. Visit  lisa314 profile page
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    I am currently attending Applied Tech for the LPN program which is located in Wellston and also South County Tech and graduate in a few months you should not rule out doing a LPN program and bridging to RN. I would be afraid of Chamberlain's rate graduates who can pass their boards.
    Check out this website http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/passrates.pdf and not to brag but my WHOLE CLASS just passed the HESE exam which is harder than the NCLEX-PN. Just a warning.
    They must be doing something wrong for only 75% or less of their grads to pass state boards! Applied Technology is at the top of this list not only because they start with an A but check the pass rate of boards for yourself!
  2. Visit  RN9742 profile page
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    Actually you should have read the pass rates a little further down. That pass rate is for the old ADN program that the STL campus no longer offers. The pass rate for the BSN program is much higher. I did my research before deciding to apply. I got to spend a little time at Chamberlain today getting a tour and such since I was early for my HESI (Which I passed!) And the entire staff was very friendly and welcoming... that in my eyes is a good sign!


    Quote from lisa314
    I am currently attending Applied Tech for the LPN program which is located in Wellston and also South County Tech and graduate in a few months you should not rule out doing a LPN program and bridging to RN. I would be afraid of Chamberlain's rate graduates who can pass their boards.
    Check out this website http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/passrates.pdf and not to brag but my WHOLE CLASS just passed the HESE exam which is harder than the NCLEX-PN. Just a warning.
    They must be doing something wrong for only 75% or less of their grads to pass state boards! Applied Technology is at the top of this list not only because they start with an A but check the pass rate of boards for yourself!
  3. Visit  rosavoyles profile page
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    How long after the board review will we know if we are accepted? I just took the HESI on Tuesday and am trying to get into the Summer class.
  4. Visit  CSellers3 profile page
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    Congratulations on passing the exam!!!! How did you like the new campus??? I havent had a chance to go look at it yet....
  5. Visit  RN9742 profile page
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    Quote from rosavoyles
    How long after the board review will we know if we are accepted? I just took the HESI on Tuesday and am trying to get into the Summer class.
    According to my advisor they will be having the next review session on Monday and I will know that day! I would assume it is the same for you assuming you have all your other paperwork done!

    Quote from CSellers3
    Congratulations on passing the exam!!!! How did you like the new campus??? I havent had a chance to go look at it yet....
    It really is nice, small and nice! A really nice lounge area which was important for me since I will be commuting from IL. My advisor gave me a tour while I was there, and I was impressed!
  6. Visit  ITALY123 profile page
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    Oh my gosh you guys the people that rep Chamberlain are amazing. Especially one lady. I applied after she talked to me for a while in the beginning of Feb and took the test, wrote the essays, and letters. I found out a week later that I have been accepted for the July class of this year! YAY. I also work at St Anthonys and alot of our directors of ED, PEDS, CCU, all graduated from Chamberlain and loved it!

    GO FOR IT EVERYBODY.

    I as well last year looked into Applied Tech the LPN based program, but it all got very fishy. There was alot of unprofessionalism.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Mar 7, '10 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES
  7. Visit  rosavoyles profile page
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    Thanks, I will keep my fingers crossed...
  8. Visit  rosavoyles profile page
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    Quote from lisa314
    I am currently attending Applied Tech for the LPN program which is located in Wellston and also South County Tech and graduate in a few months you should not rule out doing a LPN program and bridging to RN. I would be afraid of Chamberlain's rate graduates who can pass their boards.
    Check out this website http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/passrates.pdf and not to brag but my WHOLE CLASS just passed the HESE exam which is harder than the NCLEX-PN. Just a warning.
    They must be doing something wrong for only 75% or less of their grads to pass state boards! Applied Technology is at the top of this list not only because they start with an A but check the pass rate of boards for yourself!
    What is the cost and how long does it take to get in there? I am wanting to get started asap...
  9. Visit  Dartsiren profile page
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    Are there any current STL campus students available on here?

    I start Chamberlain in July and would like to talk to some current students in the program so I can know what to expect when I start classes!
  10. Visit  meatballexperience profile page
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    I am a senior at Chamberlain. I'd be happy to share any info with you.
  11. Visit  Dartsiren profile page
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    thank you!

    i was wondering if you felt as though the nursing classes prepared you for you clinicals and if you feel as though your clinical experiences have been valuable? in addition, have you been to a wide variety of clinical sites?

    did you get the opportunity to do any of the community health "mission trips"?

    i'm so excited to start in july, i'm not sure what to expect.

    were you able to work at all while taking classes?
  12. Visit  meatballexperience profile page
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    Quote from dartsiren
    thank you!

    i was wondering if you felt as though the nursing classes prepared you for you clinicals and if you feel as though your clinical experiences have been valuable? in addition, have you been to a wide variety of clinical sites?

    did you get the opportunity to do any of the community health "mission trips"?

    i'm so excited to start in july, i'm not sure what to expect.

    were you able to work at all while taking classes?
    let's see.......

    i felt like i was prepared quite well for my clinical experiences. i had some great instructors and some great nurses to work with. just remember that your learning is ultimately up to you, and sometimes in clinical you have to seek out opportunity to learn and do. always keep your ears open for things that are going on and don't be afraid to speak up. before you are set loose in clinical, you will have opportunity to practice skills in the lab and will have to return demonstration to pass fundamentals, which is expected at any school. just don't screw up the sterile field and you will do fine .

    taking health assessment and fundamentals together can get pretty overwhelming. i focused more on health assessment and it paid off because i can't begin to tell you how many times that info has saved me on other tests. however, there were people that did the same and ended up failing one or the other.

    my clinical experiences have been really great for the most part. i am in the the evening/weekend program, which is being phased out, so i'm sure we missed out on stuff. a lot of your cool tests and procedures aren't done on the weekends. we didn't get as varied of clinical site placements as the day group. we did a lot of clinical at slu, which was fine with me, i really like it there.

    so here's a run-down of where i've been: fundamentals i was at lutheran senior services @ meramec bluffs, which is an absolutely beautiful place with some of the kindest staff i've run into in a long term care facility. i spent all 16 weeks of med surg @ slu on the abdominal transplant floor. half of my group spent 8 weeks on telemetry. i really liked that floor, transplant patients are awesome and there were some great nurses there. next was ob @ mo bap. ob is not my thing, it totally freaks me out when something goes wrong with babies. the experience was good- spent some time in nicu, saw some births, but the staff wasn't exactly welcoming because we had this really nutty instructor who is no longer there thankfully. peds was fantastic even though we aren't allowed to do much nursing wise. that was on hematology/oncology @ cardinal glennon. after that i went to slu for mental health. not my thing either, lol. but great instructor. critical care was my favorite so far. again @ slu, trauma/surgical icu. now i am in community. i did not go on any of the mission trips but i am going to camp barnabas for a weekend. it's a camp for special needs kids and adults. i have no idea where i am going for management yet.

    as far as working goes, i worked briefly @ barnes, didn't like it, and am going to apply at slu because i've spent so much time there, lol. several of my classmates work full time. it's doable, but definitely a challenge for them. i decided to stay home because i have a little one.

    anyway, hope that helps you and if you have any more questions, please ask!
  13. Visit  Dartsiren profile page
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    That was a TREMENDOUS help, thank you so much!

    Mental health and OB aren't my cup of tea either. I would really like to work in the ER or Trauma ICU. Were you able to get any ER experience at all? I know it's a difficult atmosphere for clincals and most hospitals don't like big groups of students there. Were you able to observe in an OR at all?

    I'm currently working at St Mary's in a non-clincal job, but they are extrememly flexible with my hours so I'm going to try to keep working part time while in school. I wouldn't mind working for the corporation when I graduate but there isn't a Trauma I hospital in the system, which stinks.

    oh, how much do you think you spent on scrubs for school? And how many pairs do you really need?


    Thanks again for all your help!

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