Give me the good and bad of Chamberlain

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Hey everyone,

I am thinking of applying to Chamberlain College of Nursing Online to do my RN-BSN and then on to my MSN. I have been reading reviews for this online college, however, most of them are at least 2 years old.

Please give me any up-to-date pros and cons you may know of, so I can add them to the list I have created so far. Please include, in your comment, if you actually attended the school or not.

Also, if there are any managers out there, do you consider a nurse with their BSN from this college to be trained well and at high standards?

Thanks in advance!! :)

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology. Has 2 years experience.

Disclaimer: I am not a student at Chamberlain, I go to nursing school elsewhere.

I can tell you from the perspective of the hiring managers at my hospital, Chamberlain is not looked on favorably. Someone from a for-profit, "pay to play" university like Chamberlain or Keiser is not likely to get a job here.

YoAdrienne216

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Good to know, thank you for your input!

featherzRN, MSN

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Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

I have not gone there, but I know several people who have since there's a small discount at my employer. It's very very expensive is the most common problem I hear. There are a ton of RN-BSN programs that are cheaper and non-profit, IMO.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

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Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

Why don't you look into WGU. They have an RN to MSN option & they are really cheap. Once I get my RN I'm gonna do that. Good luck!

YoAdrienne216

12 Posts

I am definitely trying to weigh my options. You are right, there are so any out there!!!

YoAdrienne216

12 Posts

@organizedchaos,

I was looking into them, but I don't really like that they are a pass/fail school... thank you for your comment! :)

featherzRN, MSN

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Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

I did WGU also, and the pass/fail has not hurt me. Grand total was like 1/10th the cost of chamberlain. If you don't like that option, how about University of LA, Lafayette? brick and mortar, non profit, online, and around 10K. Also way less money and you don't have to worry about chamberlain's bad rep.

elkpark

14,633 Posts

There are a ton of RN-BSN programs that are cheaper and non-profit, IMO.

(And have good reputations, too, unlike Chamberlain ...)

YoAdrienne216

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Okay, so since it seems like Chamberlain may not have the best rep....which colleges do you suggest, instead? I feel lost in my research... :(

MarTXRN

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It depends on your city and the hospitals, however a big-named hospital system in Texas loves to hire Chamberlain nurses. The school is expensive however you get what you put into it. They have great student resources to make you a better nurse, it all depends on your effort. Don't think that you will fail as a nurse and never get a job because you went to Chamberlain, if you're a good student, you have as good of a chance as anyone else. Good luck!!

featherzRN, MSN

1,012 Posts

Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.

Try a brick and mortar university with an online program, if you prefer not to do the fully online non-profit schools like WGU or Excelsior. You'll have a well respected 'real' college on your diploma and it will cost less than a for-profit school like Chamberlain. Just my .02. :)