Chamberlain no longer accepting ANYONE out of state - page 2

Just got this from an enrollment adviser @ Chamberlain. Called the school and they confirmed. Bummer. As of Thursday, May 22nd. We are no longer taking any applications from anyone that lives... Read More

  1. by   txspadequeenRN
    this is for the state of texas straight from the texas bon site.

    out-of-state programs/online programs/correspondence courses

    the board of nurse examiners for the state of texas (bne) approves and regulates nursing education programs in the state of texas. at this time, the bne does not approve/accredit out-of-state nursing education programs which are outside of texas' jurisdiction, including out-of-state online programs/correspondence courses. however, the bne is currently evaluating the need for rules in this area and will be providing guidance in addressing this issue in the near future.

    the bne does recognize graduates from pre-licensure nursing education programs that are approved/accredited by other state boards of nursing as eligible to apply to take the nclex examination(s) and apply for licensure in texas. for example, excelsior college is one of these programs. excelsior college is approved by the new york state board of nursing and graduates from that program may apply to take the nclex-rn examination in texas or any other state and apply for licensure as a registered nurse in texas.

    Quote from mainern2be
    tx: their online program has to re-go through the bon's. i personally talked to the president of the program, so i'm 100% the information is completely accurate. this only applies to the online asn program. they are going to slowly allow students from various states to apply as their home states approve the curriculum. here are the emails between the president and i...!

    i hope you don't mind me emailing a question, i have tried calling and emailing and can't seem to get the same answers. i was super interested in the online asn program, and was just told it is now for missouri and ohio students only for the time being. i was wondering if you could tell me a tentative date for when you will start offering it to other states again? i know about the problems with california, washington etc.. we are military (stationed overseas) and will be moving to most likely new mexico in the summer of 2008. i was really hoping to apply for your program that fall. any kind of information you could give me i would appreciate so much, and again i'm sorry for bothering you.
    caitlin ********

    ms. ********:
    you are absolutely not bothering me. unfortunately, i cannot give you a timetable, as the approval process and time differs significantly among states. we are actively pursuing approval in most states -- it is simply a matter of how long the process will take.
    i would suggest checking back with us nearer the time of your application. we can give you a status update at that time, and hope that we will be able to accommodate you.

    susan *********
  2. by   CaitRN2be
    Soo...maybe your state is one of the ones that already went through? I do know they have had several go through already (though I don't think they're yet accepting out of state students). Who knows- the whole dang thing is so confusing. I am by no means an expert on this whatsoever. I just imagine that the president of the college is not giving out misinformation. If she is... then that college would lose ALL of it's credibility in my book.
  3. by   hospicetec
    "Web based studients residing in states that have not yet granted approval to Chamberlain may be required to complete the clinical experiences in another state. Students should contact the National Clinical coordinator for the current state approval status."

    Unfortunately, I was not given this info when I was accepted into the program 8/06......I also was not given an option of going to a different state to do clinicals. So.....after almost a year of being on the Dean's List at Chamberlain......they won't even let me come to St.Louis for a week or 2 at a time to do clinicals. I begged to do that at my own expense. They said they were withdrawing me and offered $1000 for me to keep my mouth shut. Obviously, I didn't accept.
  4. by   mom06grad
    I am in the exact same situation and I feel your pain. I am from Texas and we cannot take the boards here. This is because 1) they didn't get their clearance to operate here 2) The ADN program with PN component only had a conditional approval (per state board of Missouri). $1000.00 is such an insult that they offer you to withdraw.
    Think about how much you have lost if you were on the job during the time you spent at Chamberlain. What a shame. I would advise you to seek legal assistance on the issue.
    Anyone considering doing the online program at Chamberlain should please RRRUUUUNNNNN the other direction. This school is trouble. You can send me personal email and I will tell you the hell I've been through with them. It is horrifying!!!!!!
  5. by   caliotter3
    I remember first learning about Chamberlain (Deaconess) several years ago (I believe 2002) and being very impressed with the program. I distinctly remember that out of state students had the option to have arranged clinicals near their home or they could make periodic trips to the campus area to complete the clinical requirements. I jumped up and down because I saw this program as a viable solution for me. How unfortunate things have turned out. Blatant breach of contract and breach of business ethics. I hope everyone who has sued, prevails. One thousand dollars does not begin to cover the losses involved for those caught up in this. I hope everyone is able to pick up the pieces and complete nursing school elsewhere.
  6. by   labrador4122
    that school is way too expensive.

    I would not even to the RN-BSN program there.

    my classmate is doing that program there now--- she thinks that it will be a shorter program than our state university, but it's the same thing, except for the $$$

    I want to keep my money I make as an RN in my pockets!!
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    That's why there are many schools out there -- it's not one size fits all. I am glad you are having so much success with your state school, as you've mentioned previously.