Chamberlain RN to BSN online program, July 2011

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Her Own Catalyst RN

Her Own Catalyst RN

Specializes in med-surg. Has 3+ years experience. 93 Posts

I'm a NJ resident as well, is it just a matter of financial aid? or accreditation? Eek. I'm halfway done and would hate to be doing all this for nothing.

Thank you Lunah for your post. I'm still a little confused over why NJ is getting singled out?

Her Own Catalyst RN

Her Own Catalyst RN

Specializes in med-surg. Has 3+ years experience. 93 Posts

I looked further into this, and called Chamberlain it looks as though there bachelor's degree is not being accepted in Rhode Island, Vermont, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Something about not meeting their states requirements. Chamberlain stated that they are "working hard" to resolve these issues. They also stated that these issues just started occurring at the beginning of this year.

I wonder if this means that if we were to move to one of these places our degree wouldn't be recognized or, since we started the program before this went into affect, we would be grandfathered in. Hm.

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

Are they talking about the prelicensure BSN program? Because a state BON will only look at the source of the person's RN for accepting that RN ... an RN to BSN is just a further degree that does not change licensure, and in this case, Chamberlain is still CCNE and NLNAC accredited. Something is not making sense here.

Her Own Catalyst RN

Her Own Catalyst RN

Specializes in med-surg. Has 3+ years experience. 93 Posts

Are they talking about the prelicensure BSN program? Because a state BON will only look at the source of the person's RN for accepting that RN ... an RN to BSN is just a further degree that does not change licensure, and in this case, Chamberlain is still CCNE and NLNAC accredited. Something is not making sense here.

I know it's very unclear. I called student services and gave her my DSI number. She directed me to the website, and confirmed this information in an email. She also stated that Tennessee, PR, VT and RI were not taking applications for RN to BSN at this time.

This is the email I rec'd: (I omitted the advisors name)

"Hello Melissa,

I am glad that we had a chance to speak today concerning your state Board of Nursing and the accreditation of Chamberlain. This link takes you directly to the RN to BSN Curriculum page http://www.chamberlain.edu/admissions/undergraduate/bachelor-of-science-in-nursing-(bsn)-degree/rn-to-bsn-online-degree-completion-option which lists any states or territories that Chamberlain is not currently taking inquiries for enrollment. Below is the link for Chamberlain's accreditation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at (888)556-8226 option 3. Thank you and have a good day!

This is the link to the undergraduate catalog: http://www.chamberlain.edu/docs/academics-admissions/undergraduate-catalog.pdf

Accreditation information in on page 18

"Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member

of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,

ncahlc.org. HLC is one of the six regional agencies

that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the

institutional level."

Chamberlain reserves the right to update accreditation information as it becomes available. For the most up to date information you can access the Chamberlain website: http://www.chamberlain.edu/about-nursing/chamberlain/accreditation"

firefox828

firefox828

105 Posts

I looked further into this, and called Chamberlain it looks as though there bachelor's degree is not being accepted in Rhode Island, Vermont, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Something about not meeting their states requirements. Chamberlain stated that they are "working hard" to resolve these issues. They also stated that these issues just started occurring at the beginning of this year.

I wonder if this means that if we were to move to one of these places our degree wouldn't be recognized or, since we started the program before this went into affect, we would be grandfathered in. Hm.

This is alarming... :uhoh3: Also, when I checked their accreditation page, there's this "This program is not approved or regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission." http://www.chamberlain.edu/about-nursing/chamberlain/accreditation. What is happening... :confused:

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

Again ... the source of your RN (not an RN-to-BSN completion) is always what a BON will use to determine licensure. The issue with various states has to do with this:

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/gainful-employment-regulations

It's about the Federal aid to people who live in certain states.

Her Own Catalyst RN

Her Own Catalyst RN

Specializes in med-surg. Has 3+ years experience. 93 Posts

I'm still confused.

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

At this time, Chamberlain cannot accept inquiries for admission to the college for the RN-BSN Degree Completion Option from Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Vermont.

Why? I think if we can answer the "why" to this, that might answer the questions people have. Does it have to do with the ability for students to get loans in conjunction with that "gainful employment" article? (http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/gainful-employment-regulations)

SN3RD

SN3RD

25 Posts

I took transitions and diversity and did well... Had to take a break fro school though to work 2 jobs. I just registered for January to get back on the grind. Anyone has some useful advise on NR361-Informations and NR443-community? Im taking those 2 next. :confused:

Sonnalasean

Sonnalasean

17 Posts

Have you taken Health Assessment yet? I am finishing it up next week which will be week 8.

chrish

chrish

11 Posts

Sonnalasean,

I am wondering about the book for Health Assessment? I am taking it in January. The book is really expensive but the 1st edition is pretty cheap. Do you think you could get by with the older edition?

Thank You.

csgreen2005

csgreen2005

5 Posts

hello i am going to be starting feb 27th at chamberlin college of nursing online rn to bsn and i am very anxious about taking algebra for college students has anyone taken this if so can you let me know your thoughts on this class and any advise would be greatly appreciated

thanks so much