I've posted a thread on chamberlain before, but got no response
. 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 inside info on the school especially if youre a current student.
Feb 25, '10
Quote from WannaBeRN86
Run like the wind in the opposite direction of Chamberlain. I am a current student and would not recommend it to my worst enemy. If you want to do most of your clinicals in nursing homes, then you would like this place. People have had to drive to Toledo from Columbus for ob/gyn clinical experience. Extremely unorganized and expensive. You do not learn anything except how to answer NCLEX questions. Go to Columbus State or somewhere else.
I am a current BSN student at Chamberlain. The only quarter I did a clinical at a nursing home was for the first clinical class; Fundamentals. The rest of my clinicals have been at local hospitals. I do know that some students have had to drive to Toledo for ob/gyn clinicals. While I agree that is a pain I realize it has to do with the fact that Chamberlain is new and Columbus has several pre-existing, long standing nursing schools that we are competing with for clinical spots.
It has not been my experience that all I am learning is how to answer NCLEX questions. Chamberlain is a good school. It is not perfect, but I bet you students at Capital, OSU, and CSCC all have complaints about their programs. The reality is you can get a good education at Chamberlain if you make the effort. I think the same is true about any nursing school. If all you are trying to do is pass exams then you can approach the information that way. If you want to understand the information and gain the skills to become a good nurse all you have to do is put forth the effort. Chamberlain is a good school. It isn't OSU or Duke or Johns Hopkins. It is a new school that is establishing itself in the community. I have learned a lot in the classroom and at the clinical sites. I am happy that I chose Chamberlain rather than spend 2 or 3 years on a waiting list.
I would check it out for yourself rather than rely on the opinions of someone who isn't a student or two people who are current students but have opposite opinions. I would meet with the Dean if I were you; she is very smart and her experience is really impressive. I would also ask if you can meet with some students. Ask to meet with students in Assessment, Med-Surg, Ob, Critical Care. This will allow you to meet students at various stages in their academic experience. I bet you could sit in on a class too. Good Luck!
Last edit by dianah on Feb 25, '10
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