Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (90)
I have been very pleased with the RN-BSN online program through Chamberlain. The customer service is excellent and the instructors are respectful. I appreciate being able to focus on obtaining my degree without having to jump through hoops like I would have to at a traditional university. I will be graduating with my BSN in February 2017 and will be continuing on into their online FNP program. I am very excited about being able to pursue my professional career goals while maintaining my work/life balance. I love the flexibility of being able to work on school on my own time.
Very unorganized and the staff was not very helpful when it came to setting up practicums. Over all most of the teachers were pretty responsive. It certainly is not worth the money and if I could do it over again I would choose a different school. Save yourself the headache.
This program is solely out to make as much money, with very little explanation for what the fees are for. They don't send you a bill to let you know when you have a balance, and if it isn't paid in 30 days they send it into a payment plan which they charge you interest on all without telling you that any of that is happening. The class work is easy enough, but it is likely that you are just paying your way to a degree. I wish I could go back in time and go through another school. Biggest disappointment that I could have expected. They are very helpful when you are doing all of the application but once you are into a program all of the nice people and helpful people seem to disappear.
Excellent program! I completed the BSN , I was already an RN. I started into the Masters program because it was such a positive school. It was costly so I stopped at 9 MSN credits. I will complete when I pay. Ack my student loans. I recommend CCN over the traditional brick and mortar because you have no discrimination only grading on your submitted projects that have been completed. With medical so tech savvy, online is the way to complete this degree!
I've been relatively pleased with the program. It provides the flexibility I need in order to achieve this. It has all of the issues of any on line program. It's hard to feel connected to the school and the faculty, and you get out as much as you're willing to put in. There is very little to no personal instruction or feedback, but the material is there if you choose to put the time in. Finding a preceptor is really stressful, but this is the same for most programs now.
I finished my BSN and I am now in the MSN FNP program. I have learned so much from this school. Why? Because they skip the nonsense and the fluff and allow me to focus on what is really important. As a working nurse I need concise clear cut work assignments. I appreciate the reminders by email about small things. They want you to succeed. It is not easy, they treat you like a competent nurse that has critical thinking skills. They do not bog you down with nonsense. Every assignment has what you must know to be a top notch professional. I love this school. I hope I make it through the MSN, it is fairly expensive. I tried a public University and they were so disorganized and unprofessional it was a disgrace. They did not care at all.
I attended Chamberlain College of Nursing from 2013-2014 for my BSN. I have decided to stay on for their MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. I actually really like it! I love the asynchronous classes and no group projects. It has made my dream for more education a reality because I can have a really good work/life balance. I attended another online school which was way less organized than Chamberlain. So I am happy. I see other reviews that put down the teachers for not being qualified to teach. I think online schools are set up more for independent learning (in many ways). I feel I get out of it what I put in. I probably spend around 20 hours a week for one class. I do all the reading and take time to personally invest in my own learning. I know we have a nursing educator shortage. I'm grateful for those who are willing to teach us. I'm very grateful!!!! Perhaps they are not as qualified as professors in other fields. I try to ask questions when I need to and find my own answers when I need to. Some professors are better than others. Maybe one day professors will get paid enough so that those with a passion for teaching will be attracted to our field.
Not a lot of teaching is done but they expect you to learn everything. You are on your own here. New school, need high pass rates. They will fail 90% of the class. I am an A student, I cannot even pass here. They expect you to know things they never taught. Cheaters will graduate, those who study will fail. DO NOT GO HERE. This is a warning. Teacher (Health Assessment) whines a lot, does not teach and fails a lot of students. Some teachers make up their own exam that not NCLEX style, super confusing. Some professors finds joy in failing >50% of the class.
I typically do not write reviews; however, after six master level classes, I reached my breaking point and I feel others should be aware about some significant shortcomings with Chamberlain. First, many professors are not truly qualified to teach these classes (if recycling pre-scripted replies to posts can be called teaching). They are very big on subtracting points for APA, although it is often done incorrectly and many teachers are thoroughly confused about APA rules and do not apply them correctly. However, challenging the teachers poor application of APA rules will take you nowhere. The webcasts providing guidance for papers are a joke the presenters ramble, are confused and unhelpful they simply read the rubrics, and do not provide any real, clear guidance to students. The rubrics for papers are also full of inconsistencies and they appear to have been prepared by someone whose mind went in circles and could not decide exactly on what to focus on. Additionally, the curriculum has been recently updated to include more papers and more post, which do not add anything to the learning experience, but cause students who work full time to neglect their families and spend their entire free time working on long, cumbersome and confusing projects. Perhaps the authors of the curriculums never heard of the expression more is less. Finally, the grading system is heavily reliant on the teachers subjectivity, which is very frustrating, since every professor comes up with their own rules and criteria for what makes effective writing. To clarify, I am a hardworking, straight A student and my feedback is truly a reflection of the poor experience with Chamberlains MSN program. I regret choosing this college, and advise others to please explore other options for graduate nursing education, before settling with Chamberlain and what they have to offer.
I completed a 3 year diploma in nursing and began practice in 1975. The following year, I began contacting colleges and universities regarding my interest in obtaining my bachelors degree. All were as helpful as they could be but required clinical rotations, on site classes / orientations, or offered limited to no credit for completed collegiate courses. It seemed that there was no program that allowed the non-traditional student to balance family, work, and continued formal education. The online platform at Chamberlain changed that. Every aspect of the program is user friendly and designed to help students meet their goals. There is not only ample room for the adult learner to actively balance life and study but it is, very appropriately,a key to success. Completing the course of study was neither easy nor inexpensive but I had no expectations that it would be either. The effort was very well worth it as in 2014 I graduated with honors and finally had my BSN. I would not hesitate to recommend Chamberlain College of Nursing to any professional nurse who is committed to furthering their formal education, and enjoys having their efforts rewarded.