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Chamberlain online RN to BSN review

Shelly202 Shelly202 (New) New

Hi everyone!

I am currently looking into Transferring over to Chamberlain online RN to BSN program and would love to get some feedback! I'm currently enrolled in Sacred Heart University online RN to BSN program but according to my plan of study I'll be taking 4 more classes than Chamberlain. I know it is more expensive but I wonder if it's worth it considering I'll be taking 4 less classes. Is chamberlain difficult? Alot of papers? How about the Capstone? I know Chamberlain does not require clinical time but Sacred Heart does. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you

Michelle

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I'm currently in the RN-to-BSN online program and will be done with my BSN at the end of October. So far, I really like it. I'm a night shift nurse and it's been easy to fit in the courses to my ever-changing schedule. I've been taking 2 courses per 8 week session and it's very manageable. I won't be doing Capstone until September. The papers haven't been too bad so far. The first course you take (NURS 351) has you do your paper in stages. Proposal week 2, citations week 4, outline week 6 and final paper week 8. By the time you write the paper, it's pretty easy after going through the process.

You'll do at least 4 discussion posts per week (2 by Wed and 2 replies any time after that). Some courses require 6, but those are usually the non-nursing courses that don't require papers (like Econ or Sociology).

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

How far into your current program are you? Chamberlain will usually require that you take a certain amount of credits from them (32 when I was enrolled, 2008-2010). It might not be the shortest path for you.

Hi, Michele

I am attending Chamberlain College of Nursing. I love everything about Chamberlain, everyone is very professional and helpful.

Trudy

Hope this helps....:)

3 more subjects and I will transfer to the NP program.

Trudy

I completed the RN to BSN program last year. It's very doable while working full time. The workload is manageable and the professors are accessible if you need to contact them. The downside is the price, but I had a scholarship that covered everything.

I'm in my 4th class right now at Sacred Heart. I need a total of 17 classes so 13 more to go. As for Chamberlain They said I would have a total of 10 classes to take 7 nursing classes and 3 general. So I'm not sure if it's worth it to switch over to Chamberlain to have 3 classes less. And chamberlain has Capstone with no clinical. Sacred heart has clinical. Not sure what to do.

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I'm in my 4th class right now at Sacred Heart. I need a total of 17 classes so 13 more to go. As for Chamberlain They said I would have a total of 10 classes to take 7 nursing classes and 3 general. So I'm not sure if it's worth it to switch over to Chamberlain to have 3 classes less. And chamberlain has Capstone with no clinical. Sacred heart has clinical. Not sure what to do.

Well, if you need 10 classes and do 2 classes per 8 week session, you'll be done in 10 months. That's what I'm doing. I only needed 10 classes to finish the BSN. I started in January and I'll be done in October. You'll be done quicker with 3 less classes. It's all about what works best for you. For me, I'm a night shift nurse and there's no way I could do day shift clinicals with my work schedule, so I had to select a program with no clinical requirement.

GoodtimeRN

Specializes in Telemetry, Med Surg.

I switched over from UT Arlington to Chamberlain and so far I LOVE IT!!! It's so much less work than Arlington. I'm currently in the algebra class and nurse 351, I have 98% in both classes. Did I mention I work full time and have a 4 month old baby? The classes are 8 weeks each. The harder course, economics, they recently changed and you don't have to take it! You only need to complete 30 credits at Chamberlain. I needed 31! Just made it. I have 9 classes and I'll be done Dec. 18. Best decision I ever made! More expensive but way easier than UTA and so far I like it a lot better. My sister only has 4 classes left and she said it's minimal papers (she claims she hasn't written any). In Nurs 351 you have to write a short paper (500-600 words! it's like a page and a half) and they GIVE YOU the article to use and a template that you literally type your paper onto. I'd highly suggest switching over. I LOVE IT!

I'm a night shift nurse also 7p-7a and have a 6 year old. I actually never thought about that with the clinical and working nights! I'm highly considering switching over! Thank you I appreciate it!

GoodtimeRN,ADN

Thank you for all the information!! Sounds like it is definitely worth switching over!! I also work full time and have a 6 year old so I was skeptical about taking 2 classes at once but hearing that you work full time and have a baby I think I can manage it also. Thank you!

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I switched over from UT Arlington to Chamberlain and so far I LOVE IT!!! It's so much less work than Arlington. I'm currently in the algebra class and nurse 351, I have 98% in both classes. Did I mention I work full time and have a 4 month old baby? The classes are 8 weeks each. The harder course, economics, they recently changed and you don't have to take it! You only need to complete 30 credits at Chamberlain. I needed 31! Just made it. I have 9 classes and I'll be done Dec. 18. Best decision I ever made! More expensive but way easier than UTA and so far I like it a lot better. My sister only has 4 classes left and she said it's minimal papers (she claims she hasn't written any). In Nurs 351 you have to write a short paper (500-600 words! it's like a page and a half) and they GIVE YOU the article to use and a template that you literally type your paper onto. I'd highly suggest switching over. I LOVE IT!

You are so lucky you don't have to take Econ. I have a 4.0 GPA so far at Chamberlain and Econ has been a struggle to maintain an A. Taking my final in a few days and I'm hoping I can keep the 4.0 going. It's such a tough course!

I just finished my first 3 classes with Chamberlain and am very happy! The advisors are great working with you. I only needed 9 classes total, and got approval to take 3 at a time this session and next session. Any time I emailed my professors almost always got an immediate response. they want you to succeed and do well. I have found the work load average, papers are not bad so far. I think its worth the money to be able to take less classes and no clinical.

I am in the same boat as you are and will be done in October. What classes are you taking starting in May???

I will be starting the Nurse Transitions class at Chamberlain. Are you doing Chamberlain also?

I had 19 classes on my plan of study at Sacred Heart. I completed 10 classes before dropping out. Sacred Hear was not supportive and seemed money hungry, expensive and just a rip off. Wish I did my homework and checked other online BSN schools. I would not recommend Sacred Heart to anyone. The workload is ridiculous with some of the classes. I'll gladly start new at another school and leave Sacred Heart in the dust where they belong.

I switched over from UT Arlington to Chamberlain and so far I LOVE IT!!! It's so much less work than Arlington. I'm currently in the algebra class and nurse 351, I have 98% in both classes. Did I mention I work full time and have a 4 month old baby? The classes are 8 weeks each. The harder course, economics, they recently changed and you don't have to take it! You only need to complete 30 credits at Chamberlain. I needed 31! Just made it. I have 9 classes and I'll be done Dec. 18. Best decision I ever made! More expensive but way easier than UTA and so far I like it a lot better. My sister only has 4 classes left and she said it's minimal papers (she claims she hasn't written any). In Nurs 351 you have to write a short paper (500-600 words! it's like a page and a half) and they GIVE YOU the article to use and a template that you literally type your paper onto. I'd highly suggest switching over. I LOVE IT!

Thanks so much for the info, I was contemplating between Chamberlain and UTA, now I am pretty sure I will use chamberlain for my RN TO BSN plus my roommate is using it to for her Masters.

Question though, I have a CA license living in NJ, (I just Passed NCLEX last week and I have my license number on the boards website YAY!) can I still enroll regardless? cos I wanna start immediately. No time to waste....:);):up:

I completed the RN to BSN program last year. It's very doable while working full time. The workload is manageable and the professors are accessible if you need to contact them. The downside is the price, but I had a scholarship that covered everything.

I remember seeing in one of your precious posts before you started at CCN that you were a new grad with no experience. That is exactly my situation (licensed yesterday, starting in the MSICU June 19th). Did you feel that your lack of experience was a disadvantage? Was it hard to orient to the working world while trying to keep up in the bridge program? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care.

I remember seeing in one of your precious posts before you started at CCN that you were a new grad with no experience. That is exactly my situation (licensed yesterday, starting in the MSICU June 19th). Did you feel that your lack of experience was a disadvantage? Was it hard to orient to the working world while trying to keep up in the bridge program? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

I worked as an RN for 6 months before starting the BSN program. It was not difficult to manage school and work at all. Of course, I don't have any small children at home. My kids were grown and able to drive themselves, so I had enough time to get my school work done.

Hello, would y'all know if chamberlain accepts RNs in the RN to BSN program who got their degree from a non accredited nursing program?

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