Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
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Online RN-BSN biggest waste of money in my entire 50 years of existence Bad choice not worth the money do your research on these for profit companies before you use them for educational purposes they don't care if you succeed because once you sign up you have to pay regardless close to $2000.00 per class
I am currently a student at the Chicago Chamberlain campus. I have to agree to a point with most of the reviews . Chamberlain constantly changes policies and has no intention of keeping their word . For example, I was told I could take all my pre- reqs online, which was a major plus.. convience is a huge factor in today's world. However, within my first year they took away that option.. a set back, but I decided to keep a positive attitude and move forward. Shortly after that I was sent an email 2 days prior to a class starting, that stated "it was beyond their control" and they had to cancel classes. They offered one option, it was to come all day Saturday for the class. As a dental hygienist, I have patients scheduled months in advance and Saturday is an important day. Not only is this not flexible learning, but it's not" beyond their control." The building burning down is beyond their control, not their incompetence to hire adequate staff.. Furthermore, it pushed my graduation date back 4 months. I have managed to do well, but it is definitely self taught for the most part. The frustration of dealing with advisors and new/changing policies is like adding another 3 credit hours to most sessions. I would not recommend this school, but you get stuck.. you can't transfer courses. Lastly, I had courses from IU and DePaul they didn't take, that goes along with the territory of a money hungry for-profit school. I knew what a for-profit school was all about going in, but the flexibility that they offered seemed great.. I would have been accepted to most schools. It's too bad they didn't keep up that end of the bargain, there is no flexibility . You will not graduate when they tell you will either. So in my opinion, anything good they had to offer at one time , is gone. I wish I wasn't stuck, but I am. I'm just trying to make the best of it, but I only wish I had known the reality.. I would have spent the extra admission time... it just goes to say, "Things that seem too good to be true, usually are." Lesson learned! Good luck to all future nurses... :)
I am in the graduate FNP program, I did well in 5 of the 6 MSN core classes. In the last MSN core class, EBP, I failed with a 75.9 and 76 is passing. The professor took many points off of assignments without reasonable rationale. Appealing this grade was a waste of time, I got an email from school telling me that I have to retake the course in less than 12 hours. My grade point average went from a 3.55 to a 2.95. I can not transfer to another school because I have too many credits to transfer into another graduate program. In addition, my grade point average is now below a 3.0 I will not continue in the FNP program at Chamberlain. I did get my BSN at Chamberlain which was expensive and challenging but overall a rewarding experience. I believe that it would be helpful if the instructors had the same grading polices. In the graduate course that I failed, the professor took large amounts of points off of written assignments and discussions for reasons that I didn't even understand. I have never had so many points taken off of any assignments for APA format errors in any of the courses that I completed at Chamberlain. This experience was both discouraging and enlightening. I now realize that going to Chamberlain College of Nursing for my FNP was a great mistake. I guess I had to fail the last MSN graduate core course, before beginning the FNP specialty tract courses, to help me understand that I have made a big mistake!
The worst school Ive ever been to. I only lasted 1 semester before I left to another school. Inconsiderate and unprofessional. The professors dont explain anything in detail and administration is useless. I had to teach myself the class material the whole time because the professors only read the PowerPoints rather than actually talk about the subjects. Also, they care nothing about ones personal lives and trials... actually made students provide and obituary copy of deceased family members for missing assignments. By far my biggest academic mistake was to waste my money in Chamberlain (Arlington,VA Campus)
Great school. Great teachers. Problem based approach teaching strategy. Tuition is affordable. You study at your own pace. The program has assignment deadlines but it is realistic. You can still work full time. You will be ready to pass the boards. You must secure your own practicum sites.
Chamberlain Atlanta does have really good resources and some of the teachers truly care about your success. However, some of the staff is very confrontational, rude, and disrespectful. A lot of them act as though they are better than you and treat you like a child. It's almost worse than high school. Ask too many questions? A teacher reported a classmate of mine for "constantly challenging her" and verbal abuse (even though she was never "verbally abusive"). The only truly good parts about this school are the tutor resources through CAS and the fact that theirs no waiting list to get in. They are constantly unorganized and the staff never communicate with each other so they never have a clue what's going on.
Each professor is very different with their grading scales. Also, you will spend many hours on the phone with student services if you have a problem. You do not have one specific academic counselor to discuss issues with. The advice you receive will be very inconsistent. You do have to find your own practicum site without help. Some of the software programs such as "elog" is SO slow. You will spend hours resubmitting your patient information and difficulty meeting deadlines. If you go to this school, you are on your own. Expect to spend hours being inconvenienced.
Stay away from this school. It is totally a rip off. Course requirements change without student being notified. Requires an exit exam at the end of the course that they don't prepare you for. I felt as though I taught myself everything. Dropped from school for 2 points of passing exit exam and now have to take a whole year and clinicals over because they would not let me retake the last class after completing the whole entire program with a 3.6GPA. Also had an A in the final class but didn't pass due to exit exam.
The nursing program was really good overall but do plan on possibly travelling an hour for clinical sites. The program does not pair students and sites by location but rather a lottery style first come, first serve. Also, there is absolutely NO way to plan the final coal obligations each month. Students who dont receive 100% tuition coverage have different monthly payments month to month which was a horrible experience.
The negatives reviews are true.!!!!! Please stay away. Even if you are on your death bed with all the doctors notes you can get, you might as Well forget it. Bad grading , biased and expensive. Whatever you say over the phone is being written down word for word and communicated with your professor..lol. Professors are not understanding and rude, will give you 24 hours to do one weeks work plus paper and discussion after you get out of the hospital. . Then , on top of that, they refuse to review your grades. When you call and want to dispute, they tell you it's up to the professors discretion. What!. You don't even learn anything. Some professor did not even respond to my discussion for 6 weeks. Am like how exactly am I suppose to learn anything? . They will admit anyone and anything from anywhere. Trust me.when you get in, you will fight for your money, savings and start paying that student loan back before you even reach 40 percent of the course. Word to the wise. If you don't believe me, go try and see.