Interested in Chamberlain - page 2

This would be a great option, if it would be possible for me to attend. Does anyone know if they accept international students? (Technically, I have a U.S. Address because we are on a U.S. Military... Read More

  1. by   CaitRN2be
    Thanks Ladies! I posted that ? before I got your PM Kris, but regardless I am so relieved to hear it is every 16 weeks, phew! They are driving me a little bit wacky though. All I want to do is talk to an admissions person. I call, and one is never available. I get the "someone will call you in 24 hours". No one has ever called back. And tonight I got the "We will send you some info in the mail". Hello? I'm in Japan, can't you just email me?? LOL. I wish I just had the direct email to someone!
  2. by   maddenkim
    hello, i am in the same boat as you. i am military spouse located overseas with us address (which does not mean a thing to this school), i was told i would have to wait until i am in the us to pursue this program. the program does intrigue me, but it is also very scary that some states (california, nevada, wyoming, washington, alaska, new york, louisiana, kansas, and nevada) do not recognize the program.
    i did get response from the school, the admissions advisor did not seem support being overseas and doing the program. i can email you the email chain i have with this person below. i would be interested knowing what your outcome is. i will be moving back to the us in 2008.

    here is an email address i have for someone at the school
    kgorden@chamberlain.edu
    kristy gorden
    admissions advisor
    chamberlain college of nursing
    6150 oakland ave.
    st. louis, mo 63139

    314-768-7519
  3. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Quote from maddenkim
    hello, i am in the same boat as you. i am military spouse located overseas with us address (which does not mean a thing to this school), i was told i would have to wait until i am in the us to pursue this program. the program does intrigue me, but it is also very scary that some states (california, nevada, wyoming, washington, alaska, new york, louisiana, kansas, and nevada) do not recognize the program.
    i did get response from the school, the admissions advisor did not seem support being overseas and doing the program. i can email you the email chain i have with this person below. i would be interested knowing what your outcome is. i will be moving back to the us in 2008.

    here is an email address i have for someone at the school
    kgorden@chamberlain.edu
    kristy gorden
    admissions advisor
    chamberlain college of nursing
    6150 oakland ave.
    st. louis, mo 63139

    314-768-7519

    that's the same gal that i spoke too....and she wasn't really helpful at all....i'm in california (my luck) and i just wanted to know if the school was working at getting accredited through california, and she said that california doesn't seem to want to work with the school or something like that.....

    good luck and i hope you can get in
  4. by   maddenkim
    The thing is I would like to end up in CA(after my husband retires from the military), so I am really unsure if this the program for me. It could possibly work with our moving schedule.

    Have you found any programs in CA that do not have waiting lists? in the Monterey area? We could be relocating to Monterey in May 2008...
    Thanks
  5. by   CaitRN2be
    Hi MaddenKim,
    we're going home in 2008 too- May. Kristy actually is the one I finally talked to as well. She has been really helpful in working with the school trying to get them to allow me to start. She emailed the Dean saying that I want to start in March of 08', and that because by the time we move home I will still have a lot of time before clinicals- that I should be able to start overseas. The only reason they don't want you to is the hospitals have non-Americans employed with them, so if I'm not doing clinicals here it shouldn't matter. We'll see I guess. They said I'd hear by Friday.
    As for the states, it does stink but fortunetly I don't need to worry about it. My husband has a rare job and there is no way we would ever be stationed in one of those states luckily.
    Good luck to you and your big decision!
    (BTW, Monterey is beautiful. My brother is in the Air Force and is in Linguist school there. He's in the top of his class so they are sending him to study in Egypt for a month this summer!)
  6. by   Nursechick07
    Hello! I live in Columbus and was seriously considering Chamberlain's LPN-ASN bridge program. I have a question about those other states not recog. Chamberlains program. So if I have a degree from Cham. I would not be able to work in those states or is it that if I want to further my education, those states would not recog. my credits? Please shed some light if you know-I want to get the most for my money!- THANX
  7. by   CaitRN2be
    NurseChick-
    I'm not sure if you can work in them or not, I don't believe so though. I do know people that live in them can't attend Chamberlain because those states won't allow them to do the clinicals.
  8. by   maddenkim
    I understand the school's line of thinking about overseas clinicals but there are many US RNs where I live. In addition I did ask about traveling back for clinicals but they did not seem receptive. Luckily, we found out we are relocating to the US in 2008, so it may work out.
    It looks like this school will work for you. That is great. I may contact them as well. Will you be doing the clinicals on campus or the state you will be living in? Thanks for your info!
  9. by   Nursechick07
    MaineRN2be @ Maddenkim, thank you for your reply, I live in Columbus OH so I would be on campus, It would not be an on-line program. I wonder if this makes a difference? I don't plan on moving to the above mentioned states, but you never know!
  10. by   NurseCubanitaRN2b
    Quote from maddenkim
    The thing is I would like to end up in CA(after my husband retires from the military), so I am really unsure if this the program for me. It could possibly work with our moving schedule.

    Have you found any programs in CA that do not have waiting lists? in the Monterey area? We could be relocating to Monterey in May 2008...
    Thanks
    Unfortunately ALL programs around the Monterey Bay area are impacted. Cabrillo out in Santa Cruz has a two year waiting list and Hartnell College in Salinas is very picky with its students and just recently had their accredidation given back to them after they produced students who did poorly on the NCLEX......Monterey Peninsula has a decent program that is also impacted.....Gavilan out in Gilroy makes you do the LVN and then bridge over to the RN.....San Jose State has an impacted nursing program and Unitek (pretty pricy) just started an LVN to RN program.....There are a few more, but those are pretty pricy....I hope this helps

close