Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (98)
I graduated from Chamberlain in 2014 with my BSN. Then I enrolled in their FNP program, graduating February 2017. I'm so glad I did. Best thing I every did. I'm learning so much from the online program. The immersion weekend was a blast. Now I'm doing clinical and loving it!!!
There are good and things with every program. Chamberlain's program is ever-changing as they are continuously attempting to make updates to improve the curriculum. I have made recommendations that have come to fruition. They hold town halls every semester to receive feedback from students and have multiple ways in which to give feedback. They do not help with finding a preceptor - but neither do a lot of other programs out there. There is an extra fee for your specialty-track classes only at this time. There is some inconsistency between instructors and their expectations which can sometimes be frustrating, but I also think this is normal for any program. They need to work on how they allocate the credit hours for didactic in clinical courses because students put in a lot more hours worth of work than what is currently reflected in the credit hour allotment. To their credit, Chamberlain has been very innovative however in their design of their capstone course, and their newer approach to testing and quizzes. Students have the ability to truly learn for learning's sake and not be so stressed out that they miss the big picture as I have seen from students in other programs. The coursework, however, is still aggressive and quite rigorous throughout the clinical courses. Students are forced to thoroughly research a multitude of topics that directly relate to things they see in practice.
My instructors have been very good and helpful so far. The only problem is finding your on preceptor. I suggest starting very early on so you won't be stressed. Other that, Chamberlain has been a blessing. There are no waiting list, they start several times a year vs. only one start date. You're able to work and do clinical. You set your own clinical schedule,, as long as you get your hours in you are good. I did my BSN there and I'm now 4 classes away from being complete with the MSN-FNP program!!
I truly believe Chamberlain has prepared me well to pursue a successful career as a family nurse practitioner. Of course, it depends on how much effort we put in to it as well. But I found it totally comparable to other schools around, including some of the public universities.
Best online school there is. What you put into it reflects what you get from the program. Independence and autonomy are a must! It is Perfect for full time workers and those who have a family. Financial aid services are amazing! They really go the distance to make sure you know what to do next!
I obtained both my ADN-BSN and my MSN-FNP through Chamberlain. I feel that my overall experiences and knowledge gained have allowed me to successfully find a career as a FNP. I have recommended this program to many of my nursing friends. After seeing and hearing of my success with Chamberlain severally of them have enrolled.
The program when I entered was a new program for Chamberlain and, as expected, had a few bumps in the road. Through student feedback and some changes, vast improvements were seen in regards to clinical. I was aware from the start I would need to find my own clinical site and was fine with that and was able to have my sites approved without a lot of trouble (the red tape is on both the site side and the school). The online learning environment allowed me to complete work on my own schedule and provided me the resources I needed and a solid foundation to build on.
I attended Chamberlain for my undergraduate degree and liked it so much that I'm now back for my masters degree as a family nurse practitioner. This graduate degree program isn't for the faint of heart, or for those who want to have their hand held. This is a challenging program, and rightfully so.
Great school! Great instructors! There are some issues with finding preceptors for clinical, but I've heard that every single FNP program, including on-campus FNP programs, has this problem. Greatly satisfied with this school and would (and already did) this school to many of my co-workers. Some of them already started their journey with CCN.
I have no problem with the program itself. My issues lie with the coordination of practicum and the absurdity of time it takes to move things along. Students having to sit out sessions due to "legalities" of paperwork despite being turned in on time is frustrating. This directly impacted the education process. However , there are changes being attempted so that is good. The case studies are relevant although full of typos and at times missing information. Example: patient complains of left ankle injury, left ankle is wrapped, yet physical exam reveals abnormalities of the right ankle. Seriously. After time you just move along and deal with this. At the end of the day, you get out of what you put into your education. It's my opinion you have to study more than what is provided in class BUT that is with ANY program. I do appreciate the flexible class structure.