Chamberlain College of Nursing

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    Hello. I've been accepted into Chamberlain's LPN-RN program. I started March 1st online, but after this semester I'll be going to campus. I was wondering if there was anyone on here who has gone to Chamberlain and what their experience has been. How are the clinicals?
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    May I ask why you will be attending campus after this semester? I am interested in Chamberlain's online LPN to RN program. What do you think of the program so far? And where are clinicals? Thanks so much!
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    I want to go to campus. I learn more in the class room than I do with online coarses. I took some classes online when I was in the Army so I already knew I have a hard time with online classes. My husband's in the military and we currently live in California. In a couple weeks we're moving to Columbus Ohio and we'll be there 2-3 years. Chamberlain's LPN-RN program has no waitlist and is accelerated so I chose it. I originally was going to just start in July, but they offered me to do one semester online. I figured for one semester I could buckle down and knock it out.

    It's going okay so far. I'm on week four. I have good grades (two classes high As, one class low A). I hope I can maintain the grades. I still feel like I would be learning more if I could be sitting in on lectures. They have a pretty good set up to make sure you stay ontop of the school work. Every week there's a list of things you have to have completed by the end of the week. You also have to post regularly to the class disscussion board.

    I don't know anything about the clinicals yet. I won't start clinicals until July.
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    Thanks for the info. I just really want an online program, and everyone I've talked to has said that it is extremely hard to do. But I think it's a good choice for me. I never pay attention in lecture; I teach myself with the materials I have. So, hopefully it will be a good choice. Think I will call them tomorrow to get the ball rolling. Again, thanks!
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    I've heard the BSN program is good, but my friends in the ADN program hate it. Chamberlain has lost a fair amount of their clinical sites in Columbus, so students are having to drive to Toledo and/or northern Cincinnati area for clinicals. They are doing extra clinicals in LTC and don't get to see near as much as other school's students do. I know the hospital I'm currently working as a nurse aide just removed their contract with Chamberlain ADN students because it was too much of a liability.

    Makes me wonder why a school that costs 2-4 times as much as all the other schools in the area and can't seem to get decent clinical sites and makes students drive ~2 hrs a day each way for clinicals!
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    Quote from foreverLaur
    I've heard the BSN program is good, but my friends in the ADN program hate it. Chamberlain has lost a fair amount of their clinical sites in Columbus, so students are having to drive to Toledo and/or northern Cincinnati area for clinicals. They are doing extra clinicals in LTC and don't get to see near as much as other school's students do. I know the hospital I'm currently working as a nurse aide just removed their contract with Chamberlain ADN students because it was too much of a liability.

    Makes me wonder why a school that costs 2-4 times as much as all the other schools in the area and can't seem to get decent clinical sites and makes students drive ~2 hrs a day each way for clinicals!

    I am in my third year at Chamberlain and this has not been my experience. We have clinicals at Riverside, OSU, Children's, Marion General, and when neccessary people have had to drive to Toledo. I am not familiar of many hospitals that employ "nurse's aides" so I can't comment on what hospital you are referring to. The major local hospitals have replaced the old terminology of "nurse's aide" with Patient Care Assistant, or some very similar variation.
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    Quote from SMILINGATU
    I am in my third year at Chamberlain and this has not been my experience. We have clinicals at Riverside, OSU, Children's, Marion General, and when neccessary people have had to drive to Toledo. I am not familiar of many hospitals that employ "nurse's aides" so I can't comment on what hospital you are referring to. The major local hospitals have replaced the old terminology of "nurse's aide" with Patient Care Assistant, or some very similar variation.
    My formal titles have been "Patient Care Assistant" and "Multi-Skilled Technician." Every hospital uses a different term but everyone knows what CNA/STNA is. Must be luck of the draw as to where you get your clinicals because my friend did go to Children's but had to drive to both Toledo and Southern Ohio and never got to do anything in two clinicals because of that. Her and her classmates are having issues finding jobs - hospitals here state they would rather hire OSU, Otterbein, Capital, and CSCC and are already saturated with those grads to even bother looking at other schools.


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