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Chamberlain university OR Keiser university?

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by AzuriteBlue AzuriteBlue (New) New

I am applying to a few different programs and these two are on the list. In terms of quality education, passing rate and hiring rates, what would you say is a better school Keiser or Chamberlain?

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Nurse.Kelsey, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology RN. Has 2 years experience.

If Im not mistaken last time I checked Keiser did very well with passing rates according to the florida BON.

I'm going to try this once agian... I have applied and have been accepted into both Chamberlain and Keiser. I'm just not sure which is the best choice. I'm hoping that someone that has had experience with either school will chime in and give their honest opinion, as well as those who have worked alongside nurses that have received their degrees from either university. How was the quality of education? How prepared and confident entering the field after graduation? How long did it take to find a job after graduation, was there any problems finding a job?

Someone please give insight.

I would also like to add, I'm not looking for opinions regarding my choice of school opposed to a community college. I made my choice based on my personal situation. It isn't because I could not get in at the community college etc.... I have a 3.6 GPA and scored very well on the Hesi. I'm 40 yrs old and the waiting list at my college is long and to be frank I do not want to wait another 4yrs to get my degree

Thank you in advance for your feedback 💕

Which one did you go with? I am looking into Chamberlin.

Although I'm at Chamberlain RN and not a huge fan, I would recommend Chamberlain over Keiser. Keiser makes you pass an 'exit exam' before they let you take the NCLEX. Apparently the school doesn't prepare you for the exit exam because this exam is really difficult to students as most people have to take it 3-4 times (aka 3-4 months of delayed graduation and $$$ for exam) before they're allowed to take the NCLEX. While chamberlain is super-duper hard, it prepares you so you're ready to take the NCLEX. We also have to take an 'exit exam' but I heard its no different than our regular tests and most people pass it on the first try. I'm almost halfway done with chamberlain, let me know if you have any questions.

Well... good thing I went with CHAMBERLAIN. I will tell you this, it definitely keeps me on my toes. I'm mentally exhausted, and I am only doing a few prerequisites. I will say this, listen to your gut. I tethered back and forth between the schools but something just didn't sit right with me in regards to Keiser....not sure what it was, but didn't want to risk everything to figure it out.

Its definitely hard! My best advice is to get any and all 'ATI made easy' books for the subjects you're taking and also its okay to take one class at a time! For the harder classes (pharmacology, fundamentals 1&2) I only took one class at a time. I think that's why I haven't failed any classes yet. Because let me tell you-there are some people who worked SOO hard in those classes and were not able to pass them b/c they were taking other classes with it (so don't listen to the advisors pressuring you to take more classes than you can handle). Another thing that has really helped me through Chamberlain is: Don't take ANYTHING personally. Some professors have too much time on their hands and like to choose favorites and get catty with other students = Can't let that petty stuff distract you from getting that degree :-). Just keep swimming 🐟