who else is in Chamberlain RN-BSN program currently - page 5

I am starting online RN-BSN via Chamberlain College of Nursing from July. Just wondering if any nurses out there who will be starting the program or in the program> Any suggestion/idea is... Read More

  1. by   WyndDrivenRain
    My admission advisor is Brendan. He was fantastic! I did have to pay the $60 application fee.


    Sue, RN
  2. by   susannyc
    I don't know how I missed this thread earlier, but I've found it, so here goes! I started the Chamberlain BSN program in Sept 2008. I love it! So far, I've taken Transition, Assessment, English 135, Diversity, and an elective history course.

    As others have stated, LOTS of papers to write, as well as participating in on line discussions.

    My next class starts on 7/6. It's Math 092 and Math 114, in an 8 week semester. Has anybody completed this course? Let's just say that math was never my best subject, and the last time I took a math course the Beatles were still appearing together and the Vietnam Was was making headlines.
  3. by   exnavygirl-RN
    I, too, did not pay an application fee.
  4. by   exnavygirl-RN
    I believe you have to make 15 post before you can send pm's. Welcome to Allnurses!


    Quote from lovemypatientsRN
    Thanks Lisa! I tried to PM you but apparently have no idea how to do that!!
  5. by   WyndDrivenRain
    Quote from susannyc
    My next class starts on 7/6. It's Math 092 and Math 114, in an 8 week semester. Has anybody completed this course? Let's just say that math was never my best subject, and the last time I took a math course the Beatles were still appearing together and the Vietnam Was was making headlines.
    I'm taking math 114 this session too. I started working on the homework already, I want to get through it as fast as I can. There is a lot of homework. I don't find math really hard just more of nuisance lol...I'd rather write papers than do math problems.

    Sue, RN
  6. by   lovemypatientsRN
    Thanks for all the input! I emailed my "unofficial" transcripts today and will see what they say. My whole thing is that I do not want to have to take a whole pile of classes over again. I have already taken statistics and I am NOT going to retake that class again! LOL. Hopefully it will be a smooth transition.

    BTW - is there a particular reason why you guys are taking some of these GE courses through Chamberlain? I just assume that any GE classes needed through the local community college for cheap?

    Have a good day!!
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from lovemypatientsRN
    BTW - is there a particular reason why you guys are taking some of these GE courses through Chamberlain? I just assume that any GE classes needed through the local community college for cheap?
    There is a minimum number of credits that must be taken through Chamberlain/DeVry -- 32 credits. That is the only reason I took any general ed stuff through Chamberlain!
  8. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from lovemypatientsRN
    Thanks Lisa! I tried to PM you but apparently have no idea how to do that!!
    No problem! And once you have 15 posts, you can use the PM system. I meant to tell you that when I sent you the PM, but I was short on time! Sorry about that.
  9. by   lovemypatientsRN
    Oh I see!! So the Nursing classes must be just shy of 32 units! Good to know!!

    LOL on the 15 posts.. I was wondering what my problem was!

    Have a good day!
  10. by   Pixie.RN
    Yeah, the nursing courses add up to 24 credits. I'd never had Econ or an upper-level Sociology, so I had to take both of those. That left me 2 credits short, and the only two-credit general ed course is a computer class, so I took that -- it was pretty easy for me, given my former computer-related career combined with nearly 30 years of being a computer geek.
  11. by   VolMom
    I finished up my RN-to-BSN at Chamberlain in October 2008. I think it was a great school, with mostly great professors, and the material I learned was very valuable. I hated (HATED) the step-by-step research process they taught. It was agonizing and the most boring stuff I have ever learned. The interesting part is that it is the most useful info I learned. I seem to have learned research skills that my colleagues just do not have, even the BSN-prepared RNs. They have been coming to me to research best practices and professional standards ever since (even my boss relies on me for this and to help her revise P&Ps). Boring, but extremely necessary, IMO. The one thing that I really had a hard time with is their requirement for discussion posts by particular days of the week (Wednesday for me). I worked Monday-Thursday, 12-16 hours a day, and it was nearly impossible to read the required material and dig for answers to discussion topics when I was working those days of the week. I just didn't think that should be required in a distance learning program. Give me 7 days to do what needs to be done, and I'll get it done, ya know? Do they still require posts by Wednesday? I always listed that complaint on my end-of-semester evaluation. Best of luck to y'all out there. Chamberlain has a spiffy looking BSN pin, too, when you get finished. I did not actually participate in the graduation ceremony, but I did go to the pinning. I received my diploma via certified mail.
  12. by   Pixie.RN
    Yep, still have to post by Wednesday. It works well for me as I work Friday-Saturday-Sunday ... I get my posts in early and fade out at the end of the week! LOL
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    is the upper level sociology requirement specific to nursing or is it just a upper level..i have a bachelors in soc so i have oodles of upper level credits... the only class i don't have is economics and i just cant think of anything worse to take....so if you have all classes done is it possible to finish sooner than 3 semesters????


    Quote from lunahrn
    yeah, the nursing courses add up to 24 credits. i'd never had econ or an upper-level sociology, so i had to take both of those. that left me 2 credits short, and the only two-credit general ed course is a computer class, so i took that -- it was pretty easy for me, given my former computer-related career combined with nearly 30 years of being a computer geek. :d

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