Chamberlain (any info) - page 2

by starmickey03

I've posted a thread on chamberlain before, but got no response:crying2:. Im thinking about their online ADN program (or the BSN depending on how many of my classes transfer) and was just wondering if anyone could give me some... Read More


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    Foreverlaura,

    Hmm it sounds like your roommate may be in the ADN program. I only know a handful of students in that program. Actually the ones I know love it; they are ahead of your roommate timewise. They will be graduating in June. I know more students in the BSN program; some are ahead of me and some are behind me. We all have had pretty good clinical experiences. Some people complain about a clinical instructor or a nurse on the floor they are assigned but I think that is pretty typical. I was on the same floor as CSCC students and they complained about stuff too.

    Actually I think Chamberlain is very proactive in response to students. I know there was a professor who many people complained about and she was replaced the next quarter. The school offers workshops and other opportunities to work on skills. Last Saturday they had a free workshop from 8:30 to 4:00 with 3 professors teaching about assessment techniques, they even bought pizza for everyone.

    Are you a student at Chamberlain? Or is everything you have posted based on your roommate's experience? I only ask because I think it is unfair to people who are interested in the program to hear secondhand information that is so negative. If your roomamte feels so strongly about Chamberlain why isn't she posting???? It really is a good program. I imagine very few people are 100% happy with their program. Chamberlain is a great option for a lot of people. I agree it is expensive but I think it is worth it not to wait 2, 3, 4 years on a waiting list to only get an ADN. I plan on going onto graduate school and the timeline for CSCC is too long. The rest of the schools like Capital and Otterbein all are longer programs and cost as much. I am not sure about MCCN. OSU is a 4 year program and very competitive. Hondros isn't accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and that is a chance I would never take. All the local hospital websites say they won't hire you unless your degree is from a school accredited by one of the above mentioned bodies.

    It sounds like Chamberlain isn't an option for you. But I think it is a good option for alot of people.
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    Quote from SMILINGATU
    Foreverlaura,

    Hmm it sounds like your roommate may be in the ADN program. I only know a handful of students in that program. Actually the ones I know love it; they are ahead of your roommate timewise. They will be graduating in June. I know more students in the BSN program; some are ahead of me and some are behind me. We all have had pretty good clinical experiences. Some people complain about a clinical instructor or a nurse on the floor they are assigned but I think that is pretty typical. I was on the same floor as CSCC students and they complained about stuff too.

    Actually I think Chamberlain is very proactive in response to students. I know there was a professor who many people complained about and she was replaced the next quarter. The school offers workshops and other opportunities to work on skills. Last Saturday they had a free workshop from 8:30 to 4:00 with 3 professors teaching about assessment techniques, they even bought pizza for everyone.

    Are you a student at Chamberlain? Or is everything you have posted based on your roommate's experience? I only ask because I think it is unfair to people who are interested in the program to hear secondhand information that is so negative. If your roomamte feels so strongly about Chamberlain why isn't she posting???? It really is a good program. I imagine very few people are 100% happy with their program. Chamberlain is a great option for a lot of people. I agree it is expensive but I think it is worth it not to wait 2, 3, 4 years on a waiting list to only get an ADN. I plan on going onto graduate school and the timeline for CSCC is too long. The rest of the schools like Capital and Otterbein all are longer programs and cost as much. I am not sure about MCCN. OSU is a 4 year program and very competitive. Hondros isn't accredited by the NLNAC or CCNE and that is a chance I would never take. All the local hospital websites say they won't hire you unless your degree is from a school accredited by one of the above mentioned bodies.

    It sounds like Chamberlain isn't an option for you. But I think it is a good option for alot of people.
    Yes, she is in the ADN program and also graduating in June. All she's talked about for 2 months straight is getting to move back home to Minnesota for the summer!

    I attempted to go to Chamberlain multiple times but the process was so difficult I eventually gave up. They lost my transcripts and I had to pay to resend. The person reviewing them got fired or quit and my application was lost so I had to reapply, resend transcripts, and resend the fee. I then ended up having to move back home for family reasons and when I came back, it had been 6 months and I had to reapply again, resend transcripts, and repay the application fee even though they still had my application on file. It cost me over $200 when it was all said and done just to apply and that seems utterly ridiculous to me. If applying is that hard, I certainly didn't want to see what the nursing program was like. I had high expectations for a school so expensive and they certainly were not met. I also can't seem to justify spending that much money for a 6 semester ADN program when CSCC doesn't have a wait list (apply on January for August start or July for March start) and is the same length and costs drastically less with better clinical sites. Perhaps others can justify it.

    I also personally have a bachelor's degree and like the flexibility of CSCC's online program.
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    It sounds like you had a really bad experience applying to Chamberlain. I am sorry to hear that and sorry you had to experience that. I would be annoyed to had I gone through that much trouble trying to apply. Luckily my application process went really well. Rachel was my admission's counselor and she was awesome. She personally called me to congratulate me on being accepted! She is a real sweetheart.

    I am amazed to hear CSCC doesn't have a waiting list. I have two friends trying to apply, they both finished pre-reqs over a year ago and one has been on the waiting list since June of 2008 and the other longer. Can you tell me what program specifically doesn't have a waiting list or who to call so I can tell them? Does this program require you to have a bachelors degree? Is it an online only program? I know some hospitals won't hire if you do a strictly online program. If you don't mind I would love the details so I can share them with my friends. They will be very excited. Both are at the ends of their ropes.

    So are you in nursing school now? If so where did you end up?

    Thanks!
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    Quote from SMILINGATU
    It sounds like you had a really bad experience applying to Chamberlain. I am sorry to hear that and sorry you had to experience that. I would be annoyed to had I gone through that much trouble trying to apply. Luckily my application process went really well. Rachel was my admission's counselor and she was awesome. She personally called me to congratulate me on being accepted! She is a real sweetheart.

    I am amazed to hear CSCC doesn't have a waiting list. I have two friends trying to apply, they both finished pre-reqs over a year ago and one has been on the waiting list since June of 2008 and the other longer. Can you tell me what program specifically doesn't have a waiting list or who to call so I can tell them? Does this program require you to have a bachelors degree? Is it an online only program? I know some hospitals won't hire if you do a strictly online program. If you don't mind I would love the details so I can share them with my friends. They will be very excited. Both are at the ends of their ropes.

    So are you in nursing school now? If so where did you end up?

    Thanks!

    The online program at CSCC is identical to the traditional program with the exception that the online program waives all general education (whether or not you have credit for them) and requires a bachelors degree. You can either apply directly (competitive admission, no waitlist) or do the traditional program and transfer in after your first quarter. You still have to attend campus for lab courses and you do clinicals just like the traditional students. You just don't have to attend any lectures.

    After talking to some new students and speaking directly to the nursing program, I've finally figured out how admissions work there for the traditional program. You get in first come/first serve based on the time stamp when you apply. So when the window opens at 9am, you have to get in ASAP and apply!! They accept a boatload of people so most everyone gets in. If you aren't one of the first 150 (random #), then you don't get in, but you are given priority for the next application window. I was told by two separate sources that when the website lists application dates and states that the next window is "July 1-9, 2010 for the Spring 2011 class" that the vast majority of students who apply from July 1-9 will get in for Spring 2011. If not, you will reapply and get priority for August 2011.

    There definitely used to be a wait list and I'm under the impression they have changed the process. A friend of mine applied in January 2008 and was put on a wait list to start March 2010. That is no longer the way it works from what I've heard from multiple sources (both staff in the nursing department and students who have recently been accepted).

    I was accepted to Tri-C but decided not to attend because I got a great full-time job with great benefits (including tuition reimbursement) that I can't give up, so I'm going to be applying to CSCC in July for March 2011. I am taking NURC 102 this upcoming spring quarter, which I'm not worried about because all the skills you learn I did a lot in my old job. My GPA is good, I have everything but nursing coursework done, and when I took the Hesi A2 for Tri-C I got a 97% so I'm not worried about passing that either. Hopefully all goes according to plan


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