Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (89)
I started originally in 2006 but will graduate in December 2016. I took all this time because I worked full time and cared for my mother until she passed. I never had any issue with confusion from enrollment, student aid or the teachers. I was in the RN to BSN Online program. I enjoyed it. However if you think a college that is work friendly is easier then don't go here. You will have to READ and participate, plus write papers. CCN wont give you a degree, you must earn it. I enjoyed my time here at CCN. I look forward to attending the Graduate program later in 2017.
In the Tinley Park, IL campus, the professors there clearly have no idea what they are doing. I have had only one good professor so far but each time a question gets asked towards her she decides to tell me "look at the syllabus" or "read that on your own time." I'm paying $3000 a month to hear you talk, you're getting paid to teach, if I ask you a question, you answer it. Plain and simple. My lab professor for another class threatened to throw me out of the class because I was joking around with the manakins (as they had female parts but male tops), but everyone else in the room was doing the same thing and did not get a threat to be kicked out of class. The professor even laughed at what they were doing! I do not usually pull the racism card but this woman was in a room with all white women except for me, boasting constantly about how her students wished to have her for other classes and for clinical. They even tell you on your first day in Nursing 101 that 1/3 of you will fail out and not become nurses, highly discouraging many who have low self-esteem issues as it is. And I have less than two years in the program left to go. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Please continue reading the reviews about this school, everyone! They waste your money, your time, and there are plenty more schools out there for you to go to. DO NOT ATTEND CHAMBERLAIN! I have 23 more months at this school, I hope they go by quickly!
Chamberlain is after one thing and one thing only: your money. They will stop at nothing to make sure you are in debt for the rest of your life. Once they have you captive, forget your name, because you are only worthy of being referred to as a number. I also hope you enjoy bureaucracy because they thrive on red tape. The practicum application process is a disaster. Their financial aid process is a nightmare and they will make major mistakes and will do nothing to fix their errors. The instructors will only grade on APA formatting because that is the only thing that actually matters. There are plenty of cheaper options available that do not thrive on making people jump through an endless array of needless hoops.
Attending Chamberlain was the best thing that happened to me. I started school many times and stop. I went to the ENA conference and met presenters from CCN I stated in September, the admission advice was great he made sure I send all my papers in the instructors are excellent. I completed my degree in July of 2015 and started my MSN the education track. The highlight is today I went to the New Jersey campus for the opening of the North Brunswick campus and met the President it came full circle for me for students living in NJ this is great news for them I can't wait to complete my MSN Thank you all the professors that have helped shape where I am right now.
WARNING: I 100% regret the decision to go to this school. Go to a school that finds preceptors for you. The beginning of the program is good but dealing with the "practicum coordinators" is a complete joke. The teachers show absolutely no interest in the welfare of students. The dean shows complete disrespect for students concerns. He does not return emails or phone calls. I will NEVER recommend this school to anyone. Go to a school that finds preceptors for you!
If I had the choice to make again, I would have chosen a different school. The actual coursework met expectation and a fair amount was relevant to my career path. The school is very expensive, and it often seemed like making money was the highest priority for the school. The behind the scenes functions, in particular, academic advising and finances thrive on pointless and frustrating bureaucratic processes. Like many other online schools, the instructors are simply there to moderate predetermined course material and generally will not deduct points from assignments for anything other than APA formatting. This school will help you achieve goals, mostly at your pace, but there are other schools available that are both more flexible and much cheaper.
I really don't suggest going here unless you like wasting your time or money! I was screwed out of thousands of dollars and now I can't even finish my degree due to people not doing their jobs. My credit was also ruined due to all do the debt that I accrued.
School is very expensive. Teachers are nice but very demanding. You have literally to study one chapter a day and expect a mind blowing test that you will wonder where the questions came from. Adviser is nice however the school itself is a ripoff. They don't give you any money to use to print literature. Nothing and you are paying 2500 dollar per class. A rip off. Quality of teaching is absolutely poor. I have attended many colleges and this school and Devry is the worst. Labs lack materials. The school need real cadavers and not just cats and dogs to use for Human Anatomy classes. Try to avoid this school unless you have some money to blow.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is a frustrating and expensive. Currently I have a 4.0 average, but I have taken a session off to recoup financially. The school costs 2,000 to 3,000 every 8 week session and it is a poor learning environment at best. The advisers are ill informed of the school's own courses and woefully inept about returning phone calls. When I started my degree, I had some very direct questions about graduation rates and total student numbers attending the FNP program. Once the adviser realized that I would not be an immediate unquestioning sycophant, they took months to call me back. It is my opinion that they only returned my call because I posted something explaining the issue and being critical of the school on their social media site. (Call returned with in 48 hours of post on Facebook) Fast forward six month, my latest issue is that I signed into Chamberlain on the last day of my course to enter my assignment and reply. There was a hold link on my homepage. I clicked the link and it opened a hold screen in the Chrome browser. Technical support was closed, so I emailed the assignment to the teacher directly and she counted the grade. However because the assignment was not submitted through the portal it generated a online "absence". The teacher never responded to my email and it took a great deal of effort to find out that harshly worded "absence email" was computer generated and did not reflect upon my grade. I had paid the fees for the session, but the hold was still present. Ultimately it was determined that the continuing hold issue was not from Chamberlain, but rather caused by a Chrome memory. Had technical support been open, they could have directed me to clear the browser cookies and resolved the issue in a timely manner. Over all this is not the school for anyone working 60 hours a week. There is always a new fee or technical difficulty. The courses are rote and general in nature. For the first three sessions, there are no video classes. You read the book and answer the questions. Plan on writing 3 papers a session. Just follow the rubric, it is mindless. I had previously graduated from an AAS, ASN and BSN programs. Each one was a wonderful and meaningful learning experience. I looked forward to school every week, but I do not enjoy Chamberlain. I found myself you tubing assignments and watching the videos presentations from Dr. S. at UAB's School of Nursing. I thought that CCN was the most convenient option, but now I am 6,000.00 invested and I am having sincere thoughts about quitting. Do yourself a favor and go to another school. I am jealous of the learning experiences of my friends at UAB. Definitely a program of another caliber.
While working full time, and due to my employer's tuition reimbursement limits, it took several years of 1-2 courses at a time, while working on my RN to BSN. With only 3 courses left until completion, I am told that Chamberlain no longer will accept students from my state (Oregon), and that there is no recourse for me. Both myself and my employer are out THOUSANDS of dollars, and I am forced to continue elsewhere and take my chances on any completed course work, transferring. Very very disgusted!