Grads from Chamberlain

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by adriand56 (New) New

Hello, I was wondering how hospitals look at grads from Chamberlain? And if any of you have found a job after finishing the program? Thanks

ChloBear

44 Posts

I don't know the answer to your question, but I will say that I think clinical work experience is much more important than what school you went to. I went to a well regarded school but can't find a job because I never worked as a PCT/CNA. If you haven't started the program or are currently in it, I would definitely look at getting work experience in a hospital (if you aren't already doing this). In many nursing programs, you are eligible to work as a PCT/CNA after completing the Fundamental Nursing Skills Lab, or whatever your school calls it. I have never heard anyone say anything negative about Chamberlain, though.

Rach319

1 Post

I recently graduated from Chamberlain this past June and I know many of us, including myself, had a job before we even graduated. From what instructors have told us the hospitals do like students from Chamberlain.

flowerlilly

36 Posts

I know for sure Rush University Medical hires nurses from Chamberlain. I know a few RN's that work there and went to school at Chamberlain. Good Luck

dmfisher86

45 Posts

I graduated this past Feburary and am currently in Children's new grad residency. To me, it seems not about where you went but how you are as a person. I worked as an assistant in school. I highly recommend that because a place in more willing to invest in you as a new grad if they know your work ethic.

flowerlilly

36 Posts

@dmfisher86: I'm sorry, forgive my ignorance but what is "new grad residency"? Is that for new RN's? Thanks for any input?

dmfisher86

45 Posts

Yes, it's the program for new grads. Basically they give us a good orientation with a preceptor and take you resuscitation classes, unit classes, etc. It's a great program and eases you into actual nursing as opposed to some hospitals that only give you a few weeks and then send you on your own. Some hospitals still do new grad programs, but it is just a matter of researching them. I definitely recommend finding a hospital with them because a) they are definitely hiring new grads and b) it eases you into nursing as I said.

flowerlilly

36 Posts

ooh! LOL, thats pretty cool. I didn't know they even offered something like that. That is awesome. Thank you, definitely have to keep that in mind. Thank you!