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  1. How is the rn to bsn program ? Would you recommend taking 2 classes every 8 weeks if so what classes would you recommend to pair together? Any classes that you recommend taking alone ? How are the instructors ? Also did you feel as if you learned anything during this rn to bsn transition ?
  2. Hello everyone! I recently received a call from Chamberlain and they accepted me! Can't wait to start in January! Did anyone else get hear from Chamberlain? I'm coming from California/Reno area, so Phoenix will be a great start for me! Will I be seeing anyone in my classes? :)
  3. hearthappiness

    CHAMBERLAIN

    Hello everyone! I have some questions regarding Chamberlain University. Anyone here hoping to apply to there program anytime soon? I'm considering there program and hoping to start January 2020. Anyone currently attend the school and can give me some insight on how on the program is any pros and cons of the campus. I do have a tour for campus next week. Thank you!
  4. Hi! I am half way through my MSN in Nursing Informatics. I don't see any support groups so I have created one. If you are currently going through the Chamberlain University Nursing Informatics or recently graduated, Please feel free to join. Search facebook groups for "Chamberlain MSN Informatics."
  5. RN_Driven31

    Chamberlain Atlanta 2020

    Hello, I have taken my Hesi and passed. Now I am waiting to be accepted. Hopefully, it will be soon. I would like to meet others who are applying for Jan 2020 Atlanta Campus as well.
  6. Hope124

    Chamberlain FNP Summer 2019

    Hi there, Is anyone going to be starting FNP with this university? If yes, it will be great to be able to connect for help and support. I live in Houston; just in case you live here and would like to meet up and study together! Any former students or current ones who could share their experience with this program? Thank you so much and have a great day : )
  7. Since she was a little girl putting band-aids on baby dolls, Jennifer Joseph knew she wanted to be a nurse. Nearly 20 years after graduating from high school, she decided it was time to take it happen. While a full-time student in Chamberlain's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Joseph worked at least 20 hours per week, while still making time for her husband, two daughters and three dogs. "Nursing school is like no other," Joseph said. "It takes an organized, motivated and determined person to make it to the finish line. Throw in a family with that, and it can become overwhelming. Having a support system in place is the key to success." How To Balance Family, Work And Nursing School: STEP 1 Start Organized-and Stay That Way! At the start of each session, Joseph programmed alerts into the calendar on her iPhone to remind her about upcoming tests and important dates. "If you forget one assignment, your grade has now dropped," Joseph said. "It's nice to be organized from the beginning, rather than trying to play catch up." Joseph also put a calendar on the family fridge and wrote down what she had going on each day, whether it be a clinical or work. Her family could see what days she would be very busy and when she would have more space for family time. STEP 2 Create a Study Space During nursing school, Joseph used a bedroom of her home as an office. When the door was closed, her family knew not to knock or interrupt unless it was an emergency. "I created a nice area where I could open up a book, have my laptop open and have plenty of space and light," Joseph said. "You have to be sure there are no distractions - leave your phone outside the room and just focus." As marathon study sessions aren't the most beneficial, Joseph would study in spurts. She might study for an hour then put in a load of laundry, or study for two hours, then watch a few minutes of TV to clear her mind. While this worked for Joseph, it might not work as well for others, including those who have small children. Starbucks might be a better option for some - it doesn't matter where your study space is, as long as you designate one, Joseph said. STEP 3 If You Must Work, Make Sure You Have Flexibility While working as a full-time student isn't recommended, it may be a necessity for some. During school, Joseph had a part-time role at a midwife's office. Finding an employer who will be flexible with your schedule and keeping communication open with your manager are essential if you plan to work during nursing school, Joseph said. "Your manager needs to understand that your school schedule will change every eight weeks," she said. "Communicate with your manager ahead of time and give them as much notice as possible about your schedule." Throughout the course of the program, Joseph never took significant time off to study from her position at a midwife's office. "I kept my routine consistent and just pushed through," Joseph said. "I love my work and going there helped me clear my mind a bit and gave me a break from studying." STEP 4 Find a Network of Support Even with the best-laid plans, life often intervenes. Having someone to call when it does is especially important in nursing school. While she had the help of her husband, Joseph still needed to call on a neighbor when she was in a crunch. "Having a support person on stand-by really helps," Joseph said. "Whether it's a significant other, a neighbor, a family member or friend, I definitely recommend having someone who understands what you're going through and can be there if you need them." Joseph was one of 12 moms in her class, so they would often lean on each other for advice and encouragement as well. "I have made close friends that I will be friends with forever," she said. "We're all compassionate people- we're all nurses. We all have one thing in common and that is having the mindset of compassion and caring." STEP 5 Keep the End Goal in Mind At the start of the Bachelor in Science in Nursing program, Joseph printed out her program plan. Each semester, she would cross off another task so she could stay focused on her goals. She also took time to talk openly with her daughters about her desire to attend nursing school and how it would affect them, including an occasional missed soccer game or class event. Whenever possible, she would include them in nursing school events-like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. "Looking back at my kids during graduation and seeing them smile and cheer me on made it all worth it," Joseph said. "You have to keep the focus on what you're doing and know that your kids will be so proud of you when you're done. They see you do it and then you're even more of a role model for them."
  8. Chamberlain University College of Nursing has more than a 125-year history of preparing extraordinary nursing graduates. Chamberlain College of Nursing has one of the oldest roots to the nursing education, dating back to the 19th century. In 1889, health care services were based on the Deaconess facility model and addressed the local community needs. This model began the Deaconess School of Nursing and later the Deaconess College of Nursing. In 2005, the word Chamberlain became part of the school’s name because of its meaning, “chief steward”, recognizing the role of the nurse and a coordinator of patient care. Programs Available 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN RN-BSN to MSN Master of Science in Nursing MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate Certificate Programs Online Program Options RN to BSN RN-BSN to MSN Master of Science in Nursing MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice Undergraduate 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Chamberlain's College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program offers an entry level baccalaureate degree program for nurses to complete in three years, rather than the traditional four years. Students go through the summers, unlike peers in other programs, therefore starting their careers sooner. Campus Locations Arizona, Phoenix Michigan, Troy California, Sacramento Missouri, St. Louis Florida, Jacksonville/Miramar Nevada, Las Vegas Georgia, Atlanta New Jersey, North Brunswick Illinois, Addison, Chicago, Tinley Park North Carolina, Charlotte Indiana, Indianapolis Ohio, Cleveland, Columbus Virginia, Arlington Texas, Houston, Irving, Pearland What if I have my LPN or LVN? LPN/LVN Option Chamberlain students or applicants who hold an LPN or LVN license can enroll in the 3-year BSN degree program with 9 transfer credits awarded for those who are able to pass the skills test and proficiency exams. Eligibility requirements for LPN/LVN option include holding an active or in-active license as a practical/vocational nurse from the US or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license. Admission Requirements for all BSN applicants High school CGPA of 2.75 or GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013 or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after College CGPA of 2.75 (must include at least 24 credit hours, excluding developmental courses) A2 Admission Assessment custom score of 73 which is inclusive of all academic subject areas RN-BSN Online Program Chamberlain College of Nursing offers an RN-BSN 100% online program for nurses to complete in as little as three semesters. Admission Requirements for RN-BSN program: A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution recognized by the Department of Education A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN Application for admission and an interview with a Chamberlain representative RN-BSN-MSN Online Option Program Overview The RN-BSN to MSN Online Option is designed for RN students completing their BSN degree with a desire to complete a Master’s level nursing degree. The students enrolled in this program take two Master’s level courses in place of BSN courses. There are five specialty MSN tracks from which to choose: Educator Executive Family Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Policy Informatics Admission Requirements for RN-BSN-MSN A nursing Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN CGPA of 3.0 or greater in RN to BSN coursework Completion of all liberal arts and sciences courses for the BSN degree Graduate Programs Master of Science in Nursing Chamberlain’s online MSN program is offered in an online format for those interested in five specialty tracks: Educator Executive Family Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Policy Informatics Admission Requirements Must have a bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited program by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) A minimum undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on 12 or more semester hours of graduate coursework Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN Provisional Admission (not applicable for FNP specialty track): Applicants who meet all general admission requirements to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program but have a lower GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 may gain admission into the program on an academic warning. Overview In as few as eight (8) semesters, Chamberlain’s Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track prepares students to deliver care to all types of patient populations. The FNP program is 100% online coursework, but includes simulation and clinical experiences. At the end of the program, graduates are prepared to sit for the national certification exam as an FNP. Immersion Weekend As part of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) curriculum, students are required to attend an immersion weekend during week 7 of the NR-509 course, Advanced Physical Assessment at the Q Center Training Facility in St. Charles, Illinois. APN Capstone Practicum Clinical practicum is important for the student to practice real life situations to be able to analyze, apply, and evaluate diverse aspects of patient assessment and care. The practicum will be precepted by another nurse and will focus on clinical management skills, case studies, chart reviews, and practice critique, with a capstone product evidencing increasing complex clinical management skills. Preceptors & Practicum Sites Once you apply, your admission representative will guide you on how to find a potential practicum site as well as a preceptor. The student will have to find their own site and preceptor. Before you start the program, you do not have to find a preceptor, but will have to identify a potential site by the first day of class. Doctor of Nursing Practice Online Are campus visits required? Chamberlain’s DNP Healthcare Systems Leadership specialty track is a 100% online program designed for registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing. The DNP program requires completion of 32 to 40 credit hours and a total of 1,024 post-baccalaureate practicum hours. Students should expect to finish two courses per semester over a total of six semesters. Admission Requirements (not all inclusive) Master’s level or higher degree from an institution accredited by either a regional accrediting agency or an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN Minimum CGPA of 3.0 from the master’s level or higher degree in nursing Graduate Certificate Programs Online Chamberlain's College of Nursing online Graduate Certificate Programs are designed for MSN-prepared nurses that have a desire to continue in the specialties of nursing education and informatics. Students in the Graduate Certificate Programs may complete either the Educator or Informatics specialty track courses, with the exception of Capstone, currently provided in Chamberlain's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. Accreditation The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited Chamberlain University. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program (including the RN to BSN degree completion option), the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program (including the RN-BSN to MSN option, the FNP track and all specialty tracks) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Awards The National League for Nursing (NLN) awarded Chamberlain College of Nursing as a 2016 Center of Excellence by recognizing the sustained efforts in “Creating Environments That Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.”