chamberlain college of nursing

  1. Hello, I have not seen much mention of this school on this website. Is it a good school? How is the admission process and the education in general? I am moving to STL and want to do the lpn-asn program there and I see on their website they are still accepting applications for fall semester. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Also, which other schools in and around STL should I be looking at for the LPN-ASN?
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  3. by   EdBSN09
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    Last edit by EdBSN09 on Dec 5, '06
  4. by   BeccaznRN
    I am attending UMSL - it's a great school and you'll definitely get the education that you'll pay for (approx. $6500 per semester). However, I don't believe they have a LPN-RN bridge, just RN-BSN.

    I attended Deaconess for one semester, back in 2003. I was not impressed. Maybe things are different now but it sure doesn't sound that way.
  5. by   bittyboo
    does anyone have any other comments on chamberlain/deaconess?
    what are the instructors like? do they eat their young?
  6. by   BeccaznRN
    Quote from bittyboo
    does anyone have any other comments on chamberlain/deaconess?

    what are the instructors like? do they eat their young?
    I know that Chamberlain really is geared toward the online portion of their programs (I'm assuming because these are the most popular). I attended one semester of the on-campus traditional BSN program, and all of my instructors were from Fontbonne with the exception of one. I had one instructor (A & P) that I was very impressed by, but all the others were average at best. However, they were all accomodating and helpful - never did I feel like they "eat their young."

    I hope this is helpful to you.
  7. by   BeccaznRN
    Quote from Alibaba
    Also, which other schools in and around STL should I be looking at for the LPN-ASN?
    I forgot to mention that Jefferson College in Hillsboro has a LPN-RN bridge, and I have heard nothing but good about this school and its quality of nursing education. Hillsboro is about 35 miles south of St. Louis, in Jefferson County.
  8. by   bittyboo
    thank you for the information. really appreciate it.
  9. by   rclimbr
    I am a current student at Chamberlain and its not that bad. One of the only complaints that I have is that there is little flexibility in scheduling classes.
  10. by   rgroyer1RNBSN
    I went to deaconess for one semester of the RN to BSN it was horrible I transferred to UMSL, You might also check out Lutheran college of nursing its a Diploma RN program here in St.Louis its a wonderful school.
  11. by   WDWpixieRN
    You might also check with the folks at the St. Louis Community Colleges...I believe a gal I spoke to early in the semester was a 3rd semester transfer in to our RN program from Jefferson College's LPN program....this link may help you find more information and should also give you contact information for each of the campuses -- there are 3 -- Forest Park, Florissant Valley, Meramec:

    Nursing Program at St Louis Community College


    Good luck!
  12. by   WDWpixieRN
    I think you will want to specifically check out pg. 6 of this document....depending on where you're moving to, you might contact all 3 campuses to see your best shot at eligibility...unless you're extremely adverse to driving, none of them is a horrendous drive from most areas in St. Louis:

    http://www.stlcc.edu/nursing/2003-2004%20Handbook.pdf

    The community college is extremely affordable and has a good reputation in the community. Other options are: Jefferson Community College, St. Charles Community College, and perhaps Barnes Jewish Nursing Program:
    Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health but I don't know that any of them offer a bridge program -- they're just other local selections depending on where you will be living, plus I believe I have read that Barnes is eliminating their ASN program in favor of strictly the BSN degree.

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