Pmhnp @ Chamberlain

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  • by Bracha
    Specializes in Pmhnp, BSN.

I currently have my BSN and want to go back to school pmhnp. Does anyone know anything about Chamberlain's program?

NP educator

3 Posts

Specializes in FNP.

NP Students - I just had a Chamberlain NP Students cold call me at home from a website listing sent to her by Chamberlain so she could ask me to precept her. Students- this is really problematic. First, your school should not be sending you a list of NPs to call without asking the NPS on the list first. It is very bad manners (cheeky a best) and doesn't help students be successful. What type of school does this? One who doesn't support the students. Second, most NPs who precept are already committed to do so to either a particular school(s) or to NP students they know already and whose knowledge/practice they already trust. Third, few NPs are very happy to receive these calls, especially from unknown out- of -state students, when NPs' time is already overcommitted. Lastly, in areas where there are many very good NP schools there are too few preceptor slots for the local programs even when there are deep relationships and connections with the local NP practices. Many clinical sites simply will not allow NPs or MD/DOs to take students because of the time needed to teach and lost productivity due to clinical teaching. Chamberlain does not have a particularly good reputation (it is a FOR profit school without solid academic/professional affiliations-think DeVry or University of Phoenix and look up the history of those schools) and this can hinder students who choose this program over more local and reputable programs. But this is the reality- and there are other online and reputable schools. The life of a NP student isn't easy but this choice is destined to make it harder. I wonder if you students thought to ask how many other students are able to get placements for precepting, how many students pass the APRN exam first try, how many students can actually get licensed in a state, how many students are hired upon graduation. As far as clinicals go, contact preceptors who know you or who know someone you know first- personal connections may be your best chance of getting a placement. Best of luck to you all.

I am starting this program August 29th. 

Lenny13

3 Posts

Specializes in BSN.

Nurse Tea, I am currently in the BSN program at Chamberlain, could you tell me how the PMHNP is going?

Lenny13 said:

Nurse Tea, I am currently in the BSN program at Chamberlain, could you tell me how the PMHNP is going?

I just dropped out of the program after my 5th class. I was doubling but I decided that I didn't like how sometimes my requests to double classes were approved and sometimes they were denied all while having above a 3.0. It becomes an issue because I have to find my own preceptors and I'm not totally sure of the date I'll need the clinical site because I'm not sure if they'll approve or deny my requests to double classes for subsequent terms. I am applying to a few DNP programs in Hawaii. One provides clinical placements so that is my number one choice. The core classes at Chamberlain weren't too bad if you keep up with the material.

Lenny13

3 Posts

Specializes in BSN.

Nurse Tea, if you double down every term how long would the Masters take? Also, other than that any other issues? You know, I have yet to find a school that provides clinicals, even the in person brick and mortar schools make you find your own preceptor so it isn't unusual.

Lenny13 said:

Nurse Tea, if you double down every term how long would the Masters take? Also, other than that any other issues? You know, I have yet to find a school that provides clinicals, even the in person brick and mortar schools make you find your own preceptor so it isn't unusual.

I have found three. Simmons in Boston. Chaminade in Hawaii. UIC Chicago. Simmons actually has an on campus program. The other two are also hybrid. 

It's also my understanding that you can only double until you get to the practicum courses for chamberlain. So I Started September 2022 and if I calculated correctly with everything doubled up until practicum, I would've graduated somewhere in May 2024. But others who started with me would graduate in 2025 taking one course each session.

Nurse Tea,

I am wondering if you have any more information about the 3 hybrid schools. I came across Simmons University of Boston. I am highly considering it since I think teaching myself all the material would be hard. I like structure and having classmates and professors.

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