Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (169)
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.
I attended this Chamberlain for my BSN and was very satisfied. I started taking my Masters and I am not happy at all. My teacher was very unreasonable with my grading and discussion. They only want you to use there scholarly articles which would take hours to find, to fit your papers. The professor seems like she was targeting me to fail.They do not let you pick what professor you want to take for this reason. I am not happy with this program and I am at the beginning. I heard they change the curriculum to weed people out. Getting your Masters should not be this intense nor stressful, it should feel like an accomplishment. I am not going to continue with chamberlain. My professor was on rate my professor as being on of the worst professors. A lot of the students did drop out of my class in the beginning and I should have followed. Please try another school
Very quick ADMISSIONS and very quick DISMISSALS. They drop you like flies even if you are 1 or 2 points off the expected final grade. 76% in your core assignments which is all 3 exams and like 20% ATI. ATI systems I thought was an okay learning tool but soon later found that it tricks student into thinking that their resources are reliable. Just launched Fall 2017 and we were the guinea pigs. Most questions are based on the ATI style questions but re-worded on the actual exams which confuses innocent Nursing students like myself. Went to CAS (center for academic success) almost daily but barely helped. May 2017- Feb 2018 spent 15K even with financial aid all for nothing. WATCH OUT FOR YOUR TIME & MONEY THEY WILL GET YOU! CHAMBERLAIN CARES ONLY FOR YOUR MONEY.
I was enrolled in the FNP program. The curriculum skips from non track courses to track courses. I paid $126 to have fingerprinting and background check completed. The background check came back, but the fingerprinting took longer I was dropped from my course d/t something out of my control. The track course that I was dropped from did not include patient care all theory and the next course is a non track course. I paid $3000 for the class and I will not get that back. This college is a rip off!!! I would not suggest applying. No college that I looked at makes you take a track course in the middle of a curriculum then goes back to non track courses.
The online program fit my schedule the best, although its not every body. The students really need to reach out if they need help, and when they do the student support and instructors will do all they can to help them. I felt challenged yet supported at the same time. Theres work involved because its a worthy degree.