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RN TO BSN ONLINE THROUGH CHAMBERLAIN

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Hello all, thank you for stopping by to peek at my post.

Has anyone gone through or is currently enrolled in Chamberlain's ONLINE RN to BSN program? A little background: I am a new grad (ADN) and just received my RN License. I have been working as a LVN and since we're still in a pandemic, I thought this would be a great opportunity to continue my education. I may transition to a RN role in the future within my current department at work.

I realize transitioning as a new RN and a new job can be overwhelming on its own. However, that's the reason I chose this program because I hear that it is less rigorous in comparison to other RN-BSN programs.

If anyone has anything to say about this program, pros/cons, tips, how the program and instructors are, how to save on money and tuition, advisor preference, how many classes are recommended to take at a time, anything, it would be greatly appreciated!

Also, just wondering, does anyone know if Jazz appreciation would cont as a humanities class or elective? Please and Thanks in advance!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Less rigorous? You mean easy? LOL. It's not difficult in terms of subject matter, but you have to do the work - discussion posts and projects, learning/using APA format, etc. 

An enrollment advisor would be the only person who could tell you which of your credits will transfer. Good luck!

HI, 

I am in the same boat as you. Im just starting my new grad program and want a school that will be flexible and supportive. Many of my friends say Chamberlain is definitely doable while working full time. I just spoke to one the admission advisors and she's processing my evaluation to see what classes I would need to take. 

When are you looking to start the program, if you do decide to?

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

I'm looking into chamberlain too! I am a new grad RN-ADN. Thanks for making this post. Following 🙂

Hi Nagab, 

Have you thought about when you'd start? 🙂 

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

1 minute ago, Stef M said:

Hi Nagab, 

Have you thought about when you'd start? 🙂 

Hi Stef! I am looking to start January 2021. I believe the start date is 01/04/2021. I am currently taking two electives right now online (Sociology and Theology). I'm really hoping to have to take the bare minimum of classes with Chamberlain. I know a former coworker and classmate who graduated and finished in under a year which is enticing to me! When are you looking to start? 

Hi, I'm hoping I only have to take the bare minimum classes too. Thankfully they're only 8 weeks so time will still go by fast. My coworker also mentioned how much she enjoys Chamberlain and she's about to finish also, she just applied for graduation. I'm looking to start October 2020. The admission advisor is in the process of completing my evaluation to see how many classes I need to take. 

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

21 minutes ago, Stef M said:

Hi, I'm hoping I only have to take the bare minimum classes too. Thankfully they're only 8 weeks so time will still go by fast. My coworker also mentioned how much she enjoys Chamberlain and she's about to finish also, she just applied for graduation. I'm looking to start October 2020. The admission advisor is in the process of completing my evaluation to see how many classes I need to take. 

Hi, 

I am on the phone with them now! Seems to be so great! I am looking at starting one class in Novemeber which would be great if you are starting then too!

On 8/14/2020 at 7:20 PM, rmc465 said:

Hello all, thank you for stopping by to peek at my post.

Has anyone gone through or is currently enrolled in Chamberlain's ONLINE RN to BSN program? A little background: I am a new grad (ADN) and just received my RN License. I have been working as a LVN and since we're still in a pandemic, I thought this would be a great opportunity to continue my education. I may transition to a RN role in the future within my current department at work.

I realize transitioning as a new RN and a new job can be overwhelming on its own. However, that's the reason I chose this program because I hear that it is less rigorous in comparison to other RN-BSN programs.

If anyone has anything to say about this program, pros/cons, tips, how the program and instructors are, how to save on money and tuition, advisor preference, how many classes are recommended to take at a time, anything, it would be greatly appreciated!

Also, just wondering, does anyone know if Jazz appreciation would cont as a humanities class or elective? Please and Thanks in advance!

Hi rmc65,

Have you started your RN-BSN (online) classes? If so, how do you like it so far?

17 hours ago, nagab said:

Hi, 

I am on the phone with them now! Seems to be so great! I am looking at starting one class in Novemeber which would be great if you are starting then too!

Hi,

That’d be awesome if we did start together. Are you talking about November as in start Oct 26th? 

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

41 minutes ago, Stef M said:

Hi,

That’d be awesome if we did start together. Are you talking about November as in start Oct 26th? 

Hi Stef, 

Yeah they told me the novemeber classes start on october 26th and that it would be the transition into professional nursing. I would probably only just take this one class cause I'm currently enrolled at another college right now taking 2 classes. How is everything going with chamberlain for you? 

22 minutes ago, nagab said:

Hi Stef, 

Yeah they told me the novemeber classes start on october 26th and that it would be the transition into professional nursing. I would probably only just take this one class cause I'm currently enrolled at another college right now taking 2 classes. How is everything going with chamberlain for you? 

Oh that’s the same with me!! Have you been assigned your student support advisor? 

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

Just now, Stef M said:

Oh that’s the same with me!! Have you been assigned your student support advisor? 

I havent yet. I have another phone call with the admissions rep on Thursday. They have my one out of 2 of my transcripts so far. I'm just nervous about commiting to chamberlain. Im in a RN to BSN program now but just taking electives not expected to graduate till may 2020 and really don't want to wait that long. Thats why I'm interested in chamberlain to be finished sooner. 

8 minutes ago, nagab said:

I havent yet. I have another phone call with the admissions rep on Thursday. They have my one out of 2 of my transcripts so far. I'm just nervous about commiting to chamberlain. Im in a RN to BSN program now but just taking electives not expected to graduate till may 2020 and really don't want to wait that long. Thats why I'm interested in chamberlain to be finished sooner. 

We are literally in the same shoes! LOL this is too crazy. I’m nervous too that’s why I’m trying to talk to people who have actually done it. Let me know when you get your advisor. Hopefully we get the same one, and maybe even be in the same class 

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

Just now, Stef M said:

We are literally in the same shoes! LOL this is too crazy. I’m nervous too that’s why I’m trying to talk to people who have actually done it. Let me know when you get your advisor. Hopefully we get the same one, and maybe even be in the same class 

OMG that is crazy! I'm just scared to jump from the college I am at now cause its very well recognized for nursing in NY. Absolutely I will let you know as soon as I know! I've been looking online at reviews everywhere about Chamberlain too. I know two people who personally did the program. But then my husband is telling me just to stay where I am cause it's a good school also >__<

1 hour ago, nagab said:

OMG that is crazy! I'm just scared to jump from the college I am at now cause its very well recognized for nursing in NY. Absolutely I will let you know as soon as I know! I've been looking online at reviews everywhere about Chamberlain too. I know two people who personally did the program. But then my husband is telling me just to stay where I am cause it's a good school also >__<

What do the two people you know say about the program? Did they also do the RN-BSN online program? I just know I don't want to continue with the program I am in now. It's way too overwhelming, the teachers are harsh graders, and the work load is so much. And the the fact that my friend speaks wonders about the RN-BSN route is so enticing. I feel like I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. LOL 

nagab, ADN, CNA, RN

Has 6 years experience.

3 minutes ago, Stef M said:

What do the two people you know say about the program? Did they also do the RN-BSN online program? I just know I don't want to continue with the program I am in now. It's way too overwhelming, the teachers are harsh graders, and the work load is so much. And the the fact that my friend speaks wonders about the RN-BSN route is so enticing. I feel like I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. LOL 

They liked the program and finished within one year. One said it was mostly comprised of papers. Is the program you are in an online RN to BSN? I'm doing an RN to BSN but only taking the electives right now. But the school I go to have a traditional 4 year BSN that is very well recognized in NY and throughout the country. I tried Capella University online and it wasnt for me. 

3 minutes ago, nagab said:

They liked the program and finished within one year. One said it was mostly comprised of papers. Is the program you are in an online RN to BSN? I'm doing an RN to BSN but only taking the electives right now. But the school I go to have a traditional 4 year BSN that is very well recognized in NY and throughout the country. I tried Capella University online and it wasnt for me. 

Are the instructors harsh on grading papers? Writing is not my strongest subject thats why im asking LOL. The program I am in now is online because of COVID, but initially I was supposed to be an on-campus student. Girl, do what you think is best for you! I just feel at this point, I want a school that isn't overwhelming, and where I can finish relatively quickly.