Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (130)
I love Chamberlain. I've been attending since May 2015, and I will finish in May 2018 because I had to do all of my prerequisites here. All in all, every school has issues, but Chamberlain offers a great program. The downside is if you fail, your graduation date is immediately pushed back. You only have 2 fails (test average for a course of less than 76%) and two withdrawals before being dropped from the program. I've had a couple of professors who were just generally not the best, but that's with any program. All in all, I am having a great learning experience. It's a bit pricey, but for me, this was the best option so that I could start my prereqs and be done with my BSN in 3 years. Otherwise, it would have taken me additional years.
If I knew what I know now I wouldn't go to chamberlain college of nursing Houston campus. The program at Houston campus constantly changes with testing. Students are making it as far as capstone courses and being kicked out the program with nothing to show for it. This is a for profit institution and all it's really doing is bleeding people out of there money through financial aid and out of pocket expenses. Students are too focused on trying to pass a class when we should be focused on just getting a foundation and prepare for NCLEX. I think people/students get this idea that chamberlain is the type of vocational school, like ITT tech, or UTI and just like those schools you pay and your guaranteed to graduate. Like those schools they get you to the finish line. Because that's what your paying for. That's what "for profit" school system is suppose to do! Chamberlain doesn't operate that way. My suggestion is go somewhere ALOT cheaper for the same degree or even less amount of time and get your BSN. Lots of the students think, even myself believe it would be almost as quick just getting an LVN in a year, work and gain experience, go back to school somewhere for 9 months or less and get your BSN and the hospital may even pay for most at least half of it. And you'll you end up spending way less then coming to chamberlain. On the positive side some of the teachers actually understand the issues at chamberlain and really go out there way to help students. And it seems that the teachers are bound to whatever it is the chamberlain mandates. Another issue some of the better teachers are or have left the school. I whole heartedly regret coming to this school and currently looking for ways to get out of this school. And that's another thing. The school won't let you transfer to another chamberlain school that's better! Like who does that! The fact that, that's even aloud is ludicrous. The school is also on probation. My suggestion is just really do your homework. Consider all options, even the least popular route of going LVN/LPN.
Finally done! Chamberlain is expensive for sure... but if you are working full time., family bread winner which was my case I would have never finished if I had to go to a brick and mortar class. They will not baby you... either do the work on your own or don't bother. Some classes are tougher than others and the instructors get tougher on you as time goes by. I have talked to brick and mortar students and I don't see any difference except you have to look for parking. I have maybe wait on the phone to solve a problem because I did have issues at times but it was always resolved once I found the right person to talk to.
Excellent program with very knowledgeable, well educated instructors. Problem-based approach of teaching, drawing upon personal experiences. Evidenced-based practice was strongly impressed upon. I felt very motivated to learn and am now in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program through Chamberlain College. I have worked full-time during this process, and while it is difficult at times, I have be able to be successful. I would highly recommend this program to any nurse who is interested in furthering their degree. It won't always be easy, but it WILL always be worth it!
Chamberlain College of Nursing allowed be to work full time while earning my BSN. The course work was not overwhelming, professors easily accessible and the best it was ALL online. I never had to travel for school and I could use my mobile devices and so home work while traveling.
I can really appreciate the classes available. When I was in pursuit of my degree the staff allowed me to use my time, classes, and finances wisely. Because my hospital is pursuing a platinum status I am already ahead of the curve. Lastly, because I have acquired my BSN it has allowed for me pursue management and leadership which directly correlates with the type of education that was given from Chamberlain.
The program is very expensive. The curriculums are poorly coordinated. Prerequisite classes had nothing to do with required classes. Never had the same advisor. No one would listen to an A student with suggestions. Do not waste your time or money on this program.
CCN is not the school if you are looking for am online college. There is no consistency in the program. I had financial aid and the school is sending me a bill and requesting that I pay it in full before I can start my next class. The practicum coordinator is a joker who does not return calls or responds to emails. Forget about talking to the dean, Distler; he does not help either. There are instructors who wants to correct you on APA formatting when they themselves do not know how to format in APA. You have to find your own clinical site. You do not get any help from the school. There is also inconsistency with the requirements for the clinical sites. I had to sit out three semesters because I was told by the practicum coordinator that the sites I found were not appropriate even though these were private medical practices. However some students were approved sites for pain management and a physical therapy. If you are looking for online courses do not consider Chamberlain College of Nursing. Run as far as you can from them. To add insult to injury I graduated this March and my name was not even on the program.
Chamberlain is truly an exceptional school. From the time you make your first call to learn more about the program to the way the academic and financial advisors help you to navigate through the program has just been very impressive. The faculty and staff members all want you to succeed. Chamberlains' reputation and program is one of the best in the nation. I truly believe that chamberlain is a school that anyone should consider when attempting to attend the MSN or DNP programs.
Chamberlain exploits people by making promises of quickly furthering your degree but maxing out your financial aid. I did quickly earn a BSN, but the benefit was not worth the cost. The school draws you in and when you are becoming a potential student the "admission advisors" call you daily to help you get into the program, get financial aid started, and register for your first classes. But after you are a student you can't get in touch with anyone at the school. I will say after leaving voicemails I did have my calls returned, but the "financial advisors" have little transparency about what is actually being done with your money. In fact I had no say in how my financial aid was being used. The tuition is outrageous, and I was told that my financial aid would cover my costs- not true! For my RN to BSN (which took me 10 months to complete) my financial aid was maxed! The 10 month program cost me $30,000, and I was told after I graduated that still owed $2600 to the school for what my financial aid didn't cover. As far as the classes...The RN to BSN is distance education, so all online. Most RN to BSN programs are regardless of the school. I can say that the professors that I had were very helpful. They all seemed to care a lot about in having their students succeed. Most of the instructors I had always got back to me in a timely fashion if I had questions etc...However, if you are taking classes know that you are going to self teach. Example I had to take a Statistics class. During my associates degree I had to take College Algebra and in was traditional class and I excelled in this class. But and online Stats class was nothing but difficult, you are presented the material by your course instructor but not "taught" if that makes sense. I struggled those 8 weeks, but managed to pull a B out of it. The nursing classes that I took were not as difficult as they were time consuming-as you would expect college course work to be. I wrote a lot of papers and read a lot of literature that was applicable to my practice, so I didn't mind that. But beware they are VERY hard on plagiarism, so get yourself a good application on your laptop that helps you correctly site and format your papers. Because it is a distance online program it helps to be computer savvy as well. For instance, if you are not well versed in excel and power point you will need to brush up on it! In summary, the course work itself is fine, comparable to any distance college work, but the cost is astronomical. Getting a BSN was always a goal that I had a nurse, so I could have acquired it at any school. And they sucked me in with the promises of being done quickly, and having the flexibility that the course work offered, things that certainly appealed to a working nurse with 2 small children. I was told that my financial aid would cover all of my educational costs, but the truth is it did not. My financial aid was maxed, and I was left to pay for what it wouldn't cover. Now I owe $30,000 in federal student loans and I owe $2600 to the school.