Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (134)
Online programs are for self starters. This program gave me all the tools to complete my degree and succeed in my career. I graduated with honors and passed the boards with no problems. I feel well prepared for interviews and feel I will be highly valued as an FNP based on the education I received.
I was surprised to read so many negative reviews about this school. Prior to attending CCN, I had my doubts--It's a new program in my state, there are many negative reviews, etc. However, after one year in the program, I would still choose CCN over other nursing programs. The professors have real world expertise in the field and are committed to student success, there are tons of resources (tutoring, advisors, etc), and the classes are only 8 weeks! This is great because if you aren't crazy about a certain class, you only have to endure it for 8 weeks as opposed to traditional 16 week programs. Although there are many complaints about clinical placement, I've been placed at well known hospitals within close proximity to my home. I am able to work part time while still maintaining the school load. No, it's not easy, but it has been worth it every step of the way. I recommend this school to high school graduates, working people, moms, dads, etc. If you put in the effort, you will not be disappointed.
SAVE YOUR TIME & MONEY !!! School is worthless in all regards. Instructors are terrible, admin is totally worthless as well. All they are in business for is your $$$, they could care less about helping you further your program. When it comes time for clinicals, be prepared for headaches all around. You do all the work to line up preceptor only for the school to tell you "no contract, keep checking". Find another one local, after having driven 3 hours one way everyday on previous one, Only to have school say it takes 2-3 months to get contract. EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES all designed to make you fail or drop out, but they still get the $$$. They could truly care less about students, Only concerned about $$$. SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHES & AVOID CHAMBERLAIN AT ALL COSTS !!!
I believe that with any program you get what you put into it. I have read some of the reviews, as far as the clinical portion, They tell you in the start that you are responsible for your one clinical rotations. If you are that in need you can attempt to contact the nearest campus and they will assist in you rotation. I agree that some of the teachers are less then desirable. However, with any institution they do not reimburse for failed courses.
They give you the courses, but when it comes time to do clinicals you are on your own. Have tried contacting them for help over and over. No reply or contact your local hospital. My advice is to pay more for a college or University that is linked with a local hospital.
If you want to waste your money, Chamberlain is the best place to go for. The administration is not going help you for any of you complain whether it is for the instructor or the test grades. They always protect their teacher in a situation of conflict between a student and a teacher and you going lose your money for failing your class. Please ask them about their passing percentage before you take a decision to give your money to them. I know that the nursing is a very demanding career and that is why the are taking advantage of people's passion. In short, I do not recommend Chamberlain college.
You, yes you!! I know you are thinking of going to Chamberlain College of Nursing in North Brunswick NJ now, don't even try it!!!!. Yes, I understand you want to go to nursing school, nursing has been your passion since only God knows, but if you don't want to waste your precious years achieve nothing, DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!. Your admission to the school is guaranteed, and they will sweet talk everything just to get you in and take your money, then they will show you their true color. They are very disorganized, all the faculty members are not there to teach you what you need you to know, but to set you up for failure. They will give you the exam which I bet if they give to most of them to take, they cannot pass it just so they can fail you. Then they will go to their offices and be laughing at students on how they make the exam so difficult. They fired some of the professors who disagreed with their wicked approach towards students and if you report any of the professors to the dean, you will be their target. Yes, nursing is not an easy program, yes you have to be dedicated and be able to retain information, but even if you have the ability to do all these, these people will find a way to fail you. My 2 cents advice for you is don't go there, please run and run, you're better off somewhere else. Thank me later!
CHAMBERLAIN ADMINSRTATION DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR MISSION STATEMENT TO DEVELOP EXCELLENT NURSES OR CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS! APPLICANTS BEWARE! I completed my BSN through Chamberlain approximately 1 ago. There were issues with poor tech support and changes made to the online class process that created tedious study experiences. Overall, I enjoyed my BSN classes. However, my MSN is a totally different story. I have had long wait times on hold to reach IT (greater than 30 minutes on hold at times). When I would finally reach someone at the help/IT desk after a long wait, there were times where they were not at all knowable in the area they were assisting me in, stated they would place a ticket for someone to contact me to assist me further, most times I received a return call or email. Multiple complaints about 2 instructors who were at best absent and/or inflammatory still continue to teach. Now they have instituted a new online design with has had numerous glitches. At times I have been unable to access parts of my class and books. I am tech savvy but the new design took and glitches took me over 5 hours just to navigate and attempt to access IT. Please keep in mind this school was designed for those of us who work 40+ hours weekly, yet they role out a completely new design that crashes regularly. Guess what?? my assignments are still due on time regardless if I have all my resources or not and they are still charging the full amount of tuition! If you notice that that only satisfactory thing I reviewed was their financial department. Chamberlain Administration could care less about its mission statement or its students as long as they get their money. Guess what, there's little to no wait times when you call the financial aid department.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. Constant changes are being made to the school that are unacceptable. The price is outrageous for a low quality education, low quality professors, absolute no organization, and poor help from administration. Not even an accelerated program. School is interested in taking your money. Save your money and get a better education from a school that is worthy of your time and money.
Don't bother trying to contact the dean regarding any professors, nothing will change. I can't wait to graduate and leave this school. I feel like I paid to educate myself. If I could go back, I would look for another school. The online courses was the worst experience I have ever had, my experience with online classes at a community college were a lot better. I failed one course in this program and ever since then It felt as if everyone stopped caring, from the professors, to the members in the tutoring services. Don't even get me started on the incompetent advisors. I recall three times I was told by my advisors to just pay a bill I received in my student account yet she could not explain to me why I had to pay them even though I was told my loans covered all costs I needed to make. Unfortunately I was already far along in the program that I could not just leave. I don't know how I made it this far but I'm almost tempted to leave even though I have a few more months left before I graduate. I'm not even sure how many people are in my cohort anymore. It seems people were failing left and right, or dropping out or simply getting fed up with the administration and professors. I should've heeded to the red flag when I heard the cohort ahead of me had a whooping 70% of students failed a course. My advise to anyone is to let chamberlain be a last resort and even if you do go here, be on top of your finances, question every payment you are expected to make or you'll end up paying so much more than you were supposed to.