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Chamberlain North Brunswick.. any graduates?

NjNurse17 NjNurse17 (New) New Student Pre-Student

Hello, I have viewed dozens of forums while researching Chamberlain University and there seems to be limit reviews on social media sites. The forums here are students who were accepted into the program but there are no updates to know if they were successful and enjoyed the curriculum. I am interested in their Nursing school in North Brunswick, NJ but unsure if the college provides the tools I need to become an RN or if this is a quick money grab and then I am self teaching for three years. Any recent graduates or alumni that can provide me insight? Thank you so much!

ERNurseErica, BSN, RN

Has 1 years experience.

I did not attend the New Jersey campus, but I did attend the Tysons Corner, VA campus (formerly Arlington). I actually just finished in April (despite all the obstacles COVID-19 created) and I took and passed the NCLEX on June 1st. Hopefully someone from the NJ campus will respond, but just in case they don't, here I am....LOL. Chamberlain is an expensive school, there's no doubt about that, but I suggest calling into student services and asking what resources they offer to students. For the most part the curriculum and resources offered should be similar on every campus. My campus offered a C.A.L.M mentorship program that paired upper level students with new students as well as CAS (Center for Academic Success). Both programs were free of charge. CAS was especially helpful in pairing tutors with students right before the start of the next session's classes.

Whether you enjoy the curriculum or not is a personal preference. I will tell you that sometimes it can be overwhelming with the speed of the accelerated 8 week per course format. I can, however, tell you that, I, as someone who didn't read the textbook from cover to cover or study as much as I should have or utilize the resources provided efficiently was able to pass my exit exam and the NCLEX on my first attempts. This leads me to believe that the curriculum is effective.

Despite the overall expense of the school, I love that I did not have to be placed on a waiting list and although a community college was going to be cheaper, it was going to take me the same amount of time (with my pre-requisites). I placed my faith in Chamberlain because I would earn my BSN as well as the RN. That means no having to sign a contract with my new hospital promising to earn my BSN with 3-5 years of hire. It also means that in 6 months to a year I can jump straight into earning my MSN or DNP or what ever whenever I choose.

On 6/12/2020 at 8:06 AM, ERNurseErica said:

I did not attend the New Jersey campus, but I did attend the Tysons Corner, VA campus (formerly Arlington). I actually just finished in April (despite all the obstacles COVID-19 created) and I took and passed the NCLEX on June 1st. Hopefully someone from the NJ campus will respond, but just in case they don't, here I am....LOL. Chamberlain is an expensive school, there's no doubt about that, but I suggest calling into student services and asking what resources they offer to students. For the most part the curriculum and resources offered should be similar on every campus. My campus offered a C.A.L.M mentorship program that paired upper level students with new students as well as CAS (Center for Academic Success). Both programs were free of charge. CAS was especially helpful in pairing tutors with students right before the start of the next session's classes.

Whether you enjoy the curriculum or not is a personal preference. I will tell you that sometimes it can be overwhelming with the speed of the accelerated 8 week per course format. I can, however, tell you that, I, as someone who didn't read the textbook from cover to cover or study as much as I should have or utilize the resources provided efficiently was able to pass my exit exam and the NCLEX on my first attempts. This leads me to believe that the curriculum is effective.

Despite the overall expense of the school, I love that I did not have to be placed on a waiting list and although a community college was going to be cheaper, it was going to take me the same amount of time (with my pre-requisites). I placed my faith in Chamberlain because I would earn my BSN as well as the RN. That means no having to sign a contract with my new hospital promising to earn my BSN with 3-5 years of hire. It also means that in 6 months to a year I can jump straight into earning my MSN or DNP or what ever whenever I choose.

Thank you so much ERNurseErica!! I can not thank you enough for this review, I have been accepted into two universities in my state but they both are offering me 4 year programs whereas Chamberlain will accept my transfer credits and I will complete my RN BSN in less than 3 years but the reviews are frightening that I have found online yet there are not many for my particular location. I appreciate your response and Congratulations to you!

I also have had a real hard time meeting anyone who actually attended or attends the New Brunswick campus. I’m waiting to hear back for a September 2020 start

peanutbutterbanana

Has 7 years experience.

On 7/22/2020 at 9:17 PM, Michalle Wolfe said:

I also have had a real hard time meeting anyone who actually attended or attends the New Brunswick campus. I’m waiting to hear back for a September 2020 start

Did you hear back? I also applied to the new brunswick campus.

I just got a call to schedule my transcript review for tomorrow then the final commitee meeting is scheduled for the 6th. They’re all online till at least November they said. When did you apply?

peanutbutterbanana

Has 7 years experience.

8 hours ago, Michalle Wolfe said:

I just got a call to schedule my transcript review for tomorrow then the final commitee meeting is scheduled for the 6th. They’re all online till at least November they said. When did you apply?

I applied July 14. I sent my transcripts that day and my GED. They had a mix up with my GED since it was a different last name but it has since been corrected. My transcript review still hasn't been completed but I am hopeful. She said the meeting was on the 5th. If it isn't completed before then she said I would have to wait until January to start.

That happened to me too they wouldn’t accept some of my credits at first because it was a different last name. Yea I guess the 5th then that’s why she was trying to rush to correct my transcript issue. Have you done any of the pre reqs? Feel free to email me directly michalle_wolfe@Yahoo.com. That would be so awesome to know someone starting the same time as me!!

peanutbutterbanana

Has 7 years experience.

1 hour ago, Michalle Wolfe said:

That happened to me too they wouldn’t accept some of my credits at first because it was a different last name. Yea I guess the 5th then that’s why she was trying to rush to correct my transcript issue. Have you done any of the pre reqs? Feel free to email me directly michalle_wolfe@Yahoo.com. That would be so awesome to know someone starting the same time as me!!

ill email you

Hey,

I am not a graduate as of yet but I am a current student at the North Brunswick campus. Feel free to ask any questions & hopefully I can help :)

On 8/24/2020 at 3:44 PM, Nurs3M33kz said:

Hey,

I am not a graduate as of yet but I am a current student at the North Brunswick campus. Feel free to ask any questions & hopefully I can help 🙂

Where do you have clinical?

On 8/24/2020 at 3:44 PM, Nurs3M33kz said:

Hey,

I am not a graduate as of yet but I am a current student at the North Brunswick campus. Feel free to ask any questions & hopefully I can help 🙂

Thank you for responding, what is yout overall view of the program? Do you like it so far and is the curriculum set up in a way where you are learning or is it self taught? I read so many reviews about it not being enough resources to help you succeed, that the whole program is a money grab and many don't graduate. 

On 9/3/2020 at 8:58 AM, LilyRN99 said:

Where do you have clinical?

You’re welcome. Typically the clinicals can be in a variety of hospital and/or medical facilities. Currently, due to the pandemic all of our clinical experiences have been online.

1 hour ago, Nurs3M33kz said:

You’re welcome. Typically the clinicals can be in a variety of hospital and/or medical facilities. Currently, due to the pandemic all of our clinical experiences have been online.

What kind of online clinical are you having?

1 hour ago, Nurs3M33kz said:

Do you know where you would have had clinical if you had them in person? Which program are you in?

Edited by LilyRN99

im a current student too and although I won’t start clinicals till March they have said the clinicals can be at whatever location they choose with 100 miles of the campus. They have 1 hospital in PA and none in NY. They said we can pick our days and they pick the location. 
 

so far school is HARd and it is a lot of self paced learning but they set you up nicely. The work load is extreme so if you’re someone who needs to be walked thru things and explained things you may have a hard time. Hopefully it’ll get easier when we can actually go to class!

13 minutes ago, Michalle Wolfe said:

im a current student too and although I won’t start clinicals till March they have said the clinicals can be at whatever location they choose with 100 miles of the campus. They have 1 hospital in PA and none in NY. They said we can pick our days and they pick the location. 
 

so far school is HARd and it is a lot of self paced learning but they set you up nicely. The work load is extreme so if you’re someone who needs to be walked thru things and explained things you may have a hard time. Hopefully it’ll get easier when we can actually go to class!

100 miles?!?! That could be equal to a 2 hour drive!  No way!

Maybe more if they put you 100 miles south and you already live an hour north. They do have a “clinical day” where you can meet with other students and try and switch hospitals to be closer to home. 

On 9/3/2020 at 8:58 AM, LilyRN99 said:

Where do you have clinical?

I currently have it online. 

On 9/7/2020 at 9:02 AM, LilyRN99 said:

What kind of online clinical are you having?

Do you know where you would have had clinical if you had them in person? Which program are you in?

I am currently in the day BSN program taking Adult Health II (NR325) online. If I had it in person I would be at a site located within 100 miles of campus. I am unaware of my exact site because we did not have the option to select sites this session since all or most of the clinicals are currently only being offered online.

On 9/3/2020 at 10:49 AM, NjNurse17 said:

Thank you for responding, what is yout overall view of the program? Do you like it so far and is the curriculum set up in a way where you are learning or is it self taught? I read so many reviews about it not being enough resources to help you succeed, that the whole program is a money grab and many don't graduate. 

You're welcome. The program is very good in my opinion and yes I do like it. The curriculum is set up in a manner where you are learning but you will be responsible for studying and reading over concepts on your own as well. So I would say there is a mixture of learning from your professors and self-teaching. There are many resources but not everyone takes advantage of them such as setting up 1:1 or group tutoring sessions. I would say you get a lot of work in this program and it can be vigorous at times but anyone can succeed. In my cohort, most of the students are doing very well. The program is very expensive but I do feel like I am getting a good education.

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