Chamberlain College of Nursing offers the degree programs, options, and resources necessary to enable you to launch your nursing career or build upon your professional nursing experience.
Program: Accelerated BSN, BSN
Classes: On Campus, Online
Very quick ADMISSIONS and very quick DISMISSALS. They drop you like flies even if you are 1 or 2 points off the expected final grade. 76% in your core assignments which is all 3 exams and like 20% ATI. ATI systems I thought was an okay learning tool but soon later found that it tricks student into thinking that their resources are reliable. Just launched Fall 2017 and we were the guinea pigs. Most questions are based on the ATI style questions but re-worded on the actual exams which confuses innocent Nursing students like myself. Went to CAS (center for academic success) almost daily but barely helped. May 2017- Feb 2018 spent 15K even with financial aid all for nothing. WATCH OUT FOR YOUR TIME & MONEY THEY WILL GET YOU!
"CHAMBERLAIN ONLY CARES FOR $$$$$$$, I'M 1000000000000x SERIOUS"
They say they care but they don't.
This program is not efficient for individuals who work full time and have families. But I have heard that Liberty is the WORST. You need to work part-time to go to chamberlain.
My over-all experience has been medium to low. I have a family to care for so I found the program to be a little difficult in juggling the needs of the classes and also the needs of my family. I feel more equipped for AA rather than being beneficial to patients than I was before I came into the program. It is too stressful!! NOT A PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH A FAMILY THAT ACTUALLY WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH THEIR FAMLY!
Most of the staff are very helpful but you still have to teach yourself the material because all classes are online
Most of the instructors are helpful but there was 1 whom absolutely would not help you.
I graduated with a 4.0 but serioulsy who the heck looks as your GPA except you! This degree is useless
Having a BSN doesn't better equip a nurse to care for patients. This degree should be eliminated from the nursing profession. It is a meaningless degree. One you don't get paid more and 2 I didn't learn anything more in the BSN program than I did in my Associates. The BSN only makes you research a lot of unnecessary material. Unless you have a desire to go into management or are required to .... I suggest you don't! It is a worthless degree.
Classes: On Campus
I attend the Sacramento campus and my experience so far has been amazing! The teachers are all so helpful and really give you a sense of wanting you to succeed. Every week there are optional workshops you can attend to really grasp the concepts you are learning. The students in the cohorts above me are also extremely helpful and try to make your experience as best as it can be. I love the 8 week courses! It can be intense for people who aren't familiar with accelerated semesters, but I have always done better with the 8 week format rather than the 16 week format. Chamberlain gets a bad rap because of the costs, however I do not find it to be all that pricey. I finished all my pre reqs before attending and I was awarded the Chamberlain opportunity scholarship which is applied to every semester I am there, so my out of pocket is very minimal. I would not recommended people attending this school who do not have pre reqs done though, that is when it is way too expensive.
The staff are all extremely helpful! They all make themselves very available to you for any issues or concerns. They have tutors on campus to help with any material you are struggling with and they make it clear that their only mission is to have their students succeed.
Classes: On Campus, Online
I was kicked out last April. I was 4 classes away from graduation when my daughter who has hydrocephalus suffered complications and required two surgeries of which 1 was major and even after providing documentation they would not let me come back to the program. I even contacted corporate which basically didn't do much either. The school has obvious race issues which you'll notice very quickly if not in your favor. Organization was poor at all times by staff. When students raise an issue about faculty it's ignored. I wish I never went there but we live and we learn. The only good thing that I gained from that place is my best friend I've found.
Some staff members were amazing and some were horrible. Some Professors literally would read from the book during lecture and some had no clue what they were teaching us. Some staff members were amazing however and helped push you to succeed.
I had a terrible experience because I was unable to get help with my last class. They asked me retake my last class of FNP program as well as my clinic. To pass the last class of FNP program NR661 students have to get 70% on APEA predictor exam. I got 69%.
When I contact my professor, he basically said I am driving and good luck.
If you want to choose a FNP program, you need to be cautions: if you can't pass APEA predictor exam, you unable to graduate and take the AANP or ANCC exam. You have to retake the class and re-do your clinics. God knows how difficult it is to find a clinic site!
I was very happy with Chamberlain. It was a bit pricey, but I was able to complete my BSN in timely manner. The online format was great!
The professors were accessible and responsive.
Classes: On Campus
Well I've been here since the start of January and this school is very unorganized. The school changes the classes around and makes it very inconvenient for the students. My professsor is horrible and the entire class is lost and she spends half the class complaining about how she just started and how the blame shouldn't be placed on her. I wish this school would get things together ! Also we just changed from Hesi to Ati so now we have to learn a lot of things differently.
My advisor is rude and has a horrible attitude, he seems to be under to much stress from having some many students to take care of.
Program: RN-to-BSN, MSN
Focus: Family Nurse Practitioner
I completed my RN-to-BSN online with Chamberlain in one year. I was able to take 2 courses per 8 week session and still work a full-time schedule of three 12 hour night shifts. I took 9 months off and am now embarking on the MSN-FNP program.
I felt the BSN courses were easy to follow and the work required didn't eat up all my free time. I was able to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. If you complete the student orientation and follow the rubrics, you will be successful in this program. I would definitely suggest using the APA manual and PERRLA for writing your papers and discussion posts. With any online program, you get out of it what you put in to it. You are expected to be disciplined and do the readings on your own. You can certainly ask your instructor to clarify issues if you're having difficulty with a topic. My only issue was inconsistency with grading APA between different courses.
The FNP program does require you to locate your own preceptors, so I would suggest trying to get them lined up well in advance.
I did attend the graduation ceremony when I completed the BSN. It was a great experience and I enjoyed participating in the Sigma Theta Tau induction ceremony.
My experience with Student Services and the Financial Aid department were great. I used tuition reimbursement from my employer for the BSN. For the FNP, I will be using student loans. They were able to guide me through the financial aid process
Chamberlain is all about supporting you every step of the way with super easy registration, reliable technology (only crashed once in 3 years) and people who you can call and they can help you from beginning to end, without having to transfer you all over the place for each specific question.
Everyone is professional and well organized. It truly feels as if they are thanking you for choosing Chamberlain. The professors are very kind and extremely understanding - they genuinely want you to do well.
The online dashboard/classroom experience has been interesting and is very interactive. You do not feel as if you are "online" so much as the instructors are very active as well as your fellow classmates.
The staff have been helpful when I had questions or concerns. My only request would be to have one person assigned to an account rather then speaking with different individuals each time you call. Also the phone system can get annoying as your academic team does not have their own extensions where they can be reached, however, they communicate very freely and greatly via email.
This is my third attempt at pursing my online education and Chamberlain has surpassed all my expectations thus far.
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