Chamberlain University Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

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Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

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Aichata Kone
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go to this school the grading scale is ridiculous they required more assessments than teaching you and you will spend almost $3k every 2 months although you have financial aid or loans. And it's limited access to class approximately 34 students in one class fighting for a seat. some professors don't even know what they are doing they are careless just want their paycheck.So many things to say specialty advisers that you can not even meet and are always in a rush to talk to you on the phone. Find a better college for better satisfaction."
Fatmata Conteh
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I’m proud to be a student at Chamberlain university. I’m a visual and auditory learner. I like to seat in class, listen to a professor. 2021 I decided to go back to school. I had two schools in mind, then finally I decided to attend Chamberlain. I was nervous because this is the first time am taking online classes. The professors are nice with great experience. Encourage you to ask questions when you need help. They will guide you through your assignment. I already took seven classes with GPA of more than 3.5. I have three classes to graduate. If you want to be a nurse that will impact your generation in a positive way chose Chamberlain."
Ana M. Burchard
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would like to express my success in achieving my goals. I am 65 years old, and a retired I.C.U. nurse. I did decide to go back to school two months after the Covid Pandemic was in full swing. I doubt myself. But, the school advisor, the I.T departments, and positive feedback from the professor help push me to succeed. I look forward to the classroom discussions and the professor's feedback. The I.T. help me significantly with navigating my computer technology, which I was lacking to comprehend. This support helps me to comprehend the latest technology. Thank you Chamberlain University, for the guidance you gave me to succeed. There is an old saying, now, "you can teach an old dog new tricks"! I will be taking a four-month break, which is much desired and returning back in the fall for the Master's program in Nursing. I look forward to succeeding again, a second time around. Your most humble, Ana M. Burchard"
Andrew Tilman
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school should be a last effort attempt to get into the nursing field. DO NOT GO HERE!!! The communication is completely broken. They are constantly demanding students to meet rigorous deadlines that they themselves do not follow. The quality of teaching fluctuates from competent caring instructors to instructors that are terribly rude and inattentive. You will go through classes that are loaded with busy work that never gets graded. I am about to graduate and I have had 3 clinicals and only one where I actually learned something. The sanctimonious attitude of the management staff is disappointing and their practices are inefficient and at an exuberant price. You can get a better education without going 50 grand in debt."
Valerie
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I just finished my first year of my BSN with no credit transfers and have had a really great experience with Chamberlain thus far. Considering I started this journey in the middle of a pandemic, I feel that everything has gone as smoothly as I could have expected. I have never had trouble getting in touch with student services or my financial advisor, they have always, always been available and happy to help. If they didn't know an answer to a question, they would promptly get back to me. I will say, the military GI benefits are covering nearly everything (which has taken a HUGE load of stress off of my shoulders) so this could play a role in how easy everything has been for me. Also, I just relocated across the country and it has been great to have a campus near my new home for me to transfer to. The transfer process was PAINLESS and quick, and worth considering if you think you may need to move in the middle of schooling. I am curious to see how the remaining two years will go, but I have had good experiences up to this point. Like anything, this will be what you make of it. If you procrastinate, are not devoted to taking YOUR education in YOUR OWN HANDS, do not study, are not motivated, then you won't like or do well in ANY school you go to. If you do the HARD WORK and take your education seriously, then you will do well in any school. That's just reality. There are COUNTLESS resources and I've been blown away with all the available help, which offers a great value in itself. If an accelerated, flexible program is what you are looking for and you are willing to take things with a grain of salt (and especially if you have military benefits), please take advantage of all the perks and resources available, Chamberlain is worth the consideration. The goal is to become an RN.... not to get hung up on the small details of a school that will be irrelevant once you graduate."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"You will likely get an advisor that lives in another state and NEVER hear from them. I am extremely disappointed in the assistance department of this school. Within my first three months there, I faced three major issues that caused hours of stress. It is never ending issues here. On top of being part of an accelerated program you will also face advising/scheduling/financial issues WEEKLY. Even when you call anyone for help the line ALWAYS goes straight to voicemail and then hangs up on you…"
RUN RUN RUN
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"RUN RUN RUN AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! If you want to a school where they actually care for the students and not just the money DO NOT GO HERE. Every time you reach out to where they tell you to reach out to they are frustrated. The professors will send you a BRAIN SHARK before they act as a professor in the class. NOW WE have this EDAPT where majority of the students are crying literally regarding the time consuming, unknowledgeable to the course and horrible completely but we are STILL BEING IGNORED. Being a A student and go to a C student due to this EDAPY crap is horrible. Pharmacology this week has 22 assignments a RUA paper, and brochure needed, remind you this 22 assignments can take up to two days to complete. Plus fundamentals where the professors are literally mad that you are a student. This school is nothing like they say it is. Student support does not support you, if you do request tutoring it is only for 30 mins and then next week but the exam goes by, by then. I would be embarrassed to even teach at this school if I was a professor with a humble heart. They are not there to make sure us students become great NURSES they are there for money and to clock out!"
Michell
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I usually don't leave reviews unless it is really bad. This school is bad. Honestly, I feel my money down the drain. School offer almost no scholarships (Don't believe what they say in admissions. They might say they do, but when it comes to cashing their claim, they such. Yes, there is 1 or 2 scholarships for a class of 100 students. What make me so special that I can get it?) Worse of all, I am paid expensive tuition to be guinea pigs for them to improve their online learning program, so they can use it to suck more money from poor students like me. Chamberlain is owned by the same company as Devry University (if anyone don't know, a private for profit "educational" company. They share the same system) They waste money on a lot of stuff that are convenient for them, at the inconvenience of the student. For example, their design their student learning plateform to be similar Canvas (exact copy with very few modifications). However, they did a bad job on it. For example, the Inbox is supposed to link to student email, but how many times did I missed important email or professor did not answer my email because of problem with their faulty plateform. One good thing about Chamberlain professor, most of them give you their mobile number for contact in case of emergencies (They know their email system is faulty and disorganized). So system is faulty, but most communications with professor are ok (depend on professor). Now, the main reason I write this review today. After this semesters, I finally get what the previous reviews on this website mean by they constantly change the program, and how it would affect the learning quality of the students like me. This past session, they introduced a system called EDAPT to help Next generation NCLEX in 2023. The intention sound just, except they introduced the program at inappropriate level and timing. Because the EDAPT learning is designed to make you think critically as a nurse (that is how they sugar coat it), is not like reading the textbook, or doing ATI. The information they give are what they feel is important, but does not cover the most important part of lesson. The critical thinking and practice for new NCLEX part is true, but I did not have the basic knowledge yet. And Without debate, crital thinking require basic foundational knowledge. This new EDAPT program is really similar to ATI with 3 key differences, and let me tell what is bad about them: 1. Correct answer and rationales are not always given, in addition to being arguable (yes, it's given sometimes, but inconsistently. At least provide me a reason for each correct and incorrect answers, so I know the correct answer, reasoning, and won't make the same mistakes again. Also, I might not know the answer, but what is with giving us ambiguous questions that even many experienced nursing professors would have trouble getting it right the first time. Then grade us on those questionable probles with questionable answer. ) 2. Lesson cannot move forward if students did not get a certain percentage of correct answer. And the program will give student more time consuming supplementary lessons after lessons. 3. Answer went from multiple choice to fill in the blank ( from pull down manu) or matching (from a box with movable answers below). This is bad because if the question and answer design is unclear, there is going a whole lot of mistakes and you cannot move on.(In the end, you can spend 12 hours because mutiple supplementary lessons) Also, this program is full of tech error. (Honestly, I am ok with screenshot my answer and sent them to notify of occasional IT error or answer mistake, but what is with getting marked wrong for so many answers all because. Having to deal with constant frustration of is adding stress to students.) Sometimes even all the answer correct, IT system mark wrong for non-sequenced matching answers. (That kind of IT issue is unforgivable; correct answer mark drown on tricky questions. Are they trying to kill people with frustrations? ) For example, Pharmacology. I got 0 knowledge. What do student found most difficult? It is remembering the different between drug in same class. However edapt lesson wasted our time on critical thinking, on knowledge I not have. The program did not cover everything they ask me, which means I am searching for answers. Yes, students can learn from searching quest and making mistakes. But I am not happy to do so at the expense of my time and grade, but this is what Chamberlain do. They employed a new time-consuming immature program that is full of mistakes, unclear and ambitious questions and answer, and jeopardized student's passing grade to test their program (who knows if intentionally or not? The first few semesters is so much easier. Really smart money sucking techniques, like gambling. First it let people win and pass through class with ease, then when people is half way in the program and would feel shame or sorry for giving up, they hit you hard with difficult courses and programs). Can you imaging having to read through 6 major chapters in Pharmacology textbooks, then having to do 4 units on EDAPT as homework assignments, and each unit cost at least 4 - 12 hours, and the worse part is, you won't get 10/10 for these 4 assignments? 24 hours on EDPAT, and the worse part is, I did not remember any single drugs in detail (all I learn is how to take quick screenshoting, trying to search for answer on internet. What part of that helping me with remembering the drug name and functions, I really don't know. ) In short, my time is precious and limited, and this new EDAPT program is sucking all my time from studying the basics. After hours of doing the assignments, I felt like I learned very little. Toward the end, all I remember is taking screenshots and searching for answer on internet, and trying to finishe the assignment as quickly as I can. Worse of all, it is so frustrating that after all the hard working hours, I cannot get full points for my hard effort. Students cannot move continue the lesson without passing with certain grade is a big issue, specially with school IT not sure how to work the system and they have to report the problem upward to national level. It might be weeks before they resolve it at national levels because there are too many mistakes reports. However, it the mean while, as students, we struggling pass the unit because the lesson stuck at a point and would not allow student to work on another unrelated units without passing this one first. So student struggles to match the "correct" questions with the answers that could appear in multiple columns. This is beginning of my 2nd year, and I am already exhausted and stressed like I never before. Yes, nursing students all need to learn effective time management skills. But time management is not a good excuse for giving us unreasonably time consuming assignments that is not worthy in effort and grades. Nursing students are suppose to be sleep deprived, but this new EDPAT program make it worse. The addition of the new program is not the problem. The problem is execution and human error. The school did not think before they Many of my classmates start a petition asking them to give full point to the assignment for effort. We already got almost 1500 people's signatures. Wish us lucks. (My feeling is, unless we keep stressing about the problem all session constantly, the school is going to only shove us off with the excuse that students have so much problem with the edapt program because they are unfamiliar, when the reality is the program is full of questionable problems and answers and technical issues that need to be resolve. Still too early to tell, but I will wait and see.) *I am usually a grade B test taker, and never missed an assignment. For the first time in my life, I might fail a core class not because I bomb the test, but because I could not get full point for my hard-working homework assignments, and that really pissed me off because it totally pull down my overall grade score. Take what my classmate said. This is not the education I signed up for. We are wasting time trying to run (critical thinking) without the basic development of musculoskeletal (basic foundational knowledge). In conclusion, professors are ok. But the school because the school administration on national level do not use their head at all. It is stupid to introduce a brand new, untested, questionable, techincal error filled and time-consuming program ( that is designed for final license test prep) in an important basic knowledge course like Pharmacology (that requires a great deal of time for memorization). Honestly, no matter how the school sugar coat it, people only have 24 hours a day to live their lives. (So COVID, online, new and inexperienced with the program is not the reason. The problem is executive level do not thinkg clearly before execution. So the learning program is far from complete with errors. And student got stressed with the grading cause by those errors.) Yes, assignmrbt should be graded like ATI. But ATI is a matured system that been out and used by Chamberlain for years. EDAPT cannot compared. So, it is wrong and unfaired to grade and reduce studying time for basic foundamental knowledge with a program that is designed for people who are ready to graduate. The school indeed affect my learning potential by a lot, in a negative way. I feel like quitting now. I think I acquired depression after I started EDPAT program. Even if my speed pick up after I become more familiar with the questions, that still doesn't change the fact that it is a faulty program that still needs tons of adjustments."
BSN-Mom
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Horrible. Inhave found the school to be misleading. There are constant changes to the program, they have you retake classes, previously taken at other institutions for the sole purpose of making more money. They take advantage of students, because they know that more affordable schools are impacted. It is shameful what happens to young eager students. ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!"
JR
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Beware. I was promised that I could take proficiency exams to get credit for being an LVN. Every time I would talk to someone they said they would get me the information I needed but they would never get back to me. They have been giving me the run around for 11 months and are now saying it’s too late to get credit. Because of this , I’m now 4 months behind on my anticipated completion date. Feels like a scam so they can get as much money out of you. Since this school is unreliable, my advice is to ensure you get credit for any classes before starting the program."
Claire franz
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I went here because everyone kept saying that there would no place for nurses with an ADN. I love school and learning so I thought I’d be enrolling in classes that would provide me with useful information in advancing my career and helping patients/families, boy was I wrong. About 1/3 of the classes I had already taken in my ADN or previous bachelor degree. For example, “Health assessment” this is nothing new, you have this class in your ADN program, it is a basic requirement to become a nurse. There was NOTHING new presented in this class. “College algebra” this was the same crap I’ve been learning since high school and took it at a UW school for my previous degree, but apparently this was “different” sorry, but math is math wherever you go. White were on the subject of math, statistics was useless. Nursing informatics, this is computer charting without learning how to actually document in the most popular EMRs available. There were no classes on the following which would have been helpful: Spanish for health care workers, advanced practice for dealing with crazy families, understanding and interpreting health insurance, end of life and palliative care, adult learning principles, so at the end of this BS program and I provided my degree info to my company they said “that’s great” when I asked what my raise would be they stated “we don’t have higher pay for BSN graduates”. This was the same for all of my coworkers at various hospital systems. So, if you want to waste time/money on a BSN degree by all means, go here. Or you can use the money you save to go on a European vacation, put a down payment on a house, or get a nurse practitioner degree where you will at least see a pay raise."
Disappointed Student
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Since COVID all clinicals have been online with minimal instruction. Many of my friends attending other nursing programs ie: Kennesaw, GCSU etc.. have had on site clinicals for a few months and Chamberlain just gives excuses for completing online clinicals. I am not prepared for NCLEX or for real world experience. Waste of money for my degree, again, totally unprepared! HARDLY NO CLINICAL-EXPERIENCE, two out of nine on site!"
Kaili
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The nursing courses are minimal, I’ve not learned anything I didn’t learn in my BSN. The core courses require double or triple the work the nursing courses. WA state requires community nursing clinical hours, the approval process through Chamberlain has been near impossible."
Rosilee williams
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Going back to school at 50 years old was a great decision. Chamberlain support system and the Preparation for an online environment made my experience stress free. The professors are accessible and grading system fair and well explained in all assignments. It’s simply the best option to choose Chamberlin University"
MH
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain University has really exceeded my expectations with getting a degree online. I have always preferred in-class schooling but the instructors at the university make everything very organized and easy to navigate. I couldn’t have asked for a better online schooling experience."
Vanessa John
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"When I started off Chamberlain I was naive on the tech world and online schooling. Though my schooling was done on line they worked with me as though I was a campus student. They taught me about plagiarism and the little things you don't know exist in the new world of online learning and even in the world we live in now. They build up my skills and confidence so much that I now on my way to earn my masters in nursing. Thank you Chamberlain for what you have install in be. I wish every student have the positive outcome like did.Thanks again"
Brook
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"To anyone looking to attend this school, simply don’t. Chamberlain does not care about the success of their students, they only care about the money. In the midst of a pandemic they decide to change the curriculum and when asked for the reasoning behind the changes they say “we conducted a study that shows these changes are beneficial to our students.” No other explanation than that and they won’t even grant us access to the study. They’ve even raised tuition prices during the pandemic whilst taking away certain resources. Important classes (such as pharm) are COMPLETELY online; no lecture, no powerpoints, nothing. We basically pay $650 a credit hour to teach ourselves. DO NOT attend this school."
K
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"When I came into the program, I thought the program was easy going until the pandemic. They started to change the curriculum half way through the program. The school does not give any sympathy to anyone. The professors and faculty expect students to learn by themselves and give no foundation on what we’re suppose know. They throw information at students without acknowledging WHY that information is critical to know. I was suppose to start learning in clinical setting since last February but the school had failed to give students the experience we need to survive in the field. I DONT NOT recommend this school at all. Not only do I feel bad for myself but for others who had fallen into this scam."
K P
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am extremely disappointed and disheartened by Chamberlain. I wanted to give this college the benefit of the doubt when I first came here and now, I wish I had just listened to the negative reviews and stayed far away. If there is any advice I can give anyone thinking about coming here, please save your money, time, and mental health. Halfway through the program DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, they are changing the grading curriculum which will deeply affect and impact many of our progress and success in this program. The credits don't transfer, so what does that mean? Money, time, stress, sweat, tears have all been wasted. The college disregards students' feelings and could truly care less. The world needs competent and compassionate nurses right now and this college is making it impossible for that to happen because they truly want you to fail out after they collect your money. The college is losing GREAT future nurses, but they don't care. It's heartbreaking to say and I wanted to believe this college was different than the negative reviews, but even when the world is going through such a tough time, the college has shown me its true colors. If I could go back in time, I would of had myself not attend this college. Please don't make the mistake I did. I'm writing this to help somebody/anybody that is confused or debating on attending Chamberlain. I wish the circumstances were different."
Mikayla
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please if you are considering this school DO NOT attend. Chamberlain only cares to line the pockets of those that aren't their students. In the middle of a semester and a pandemic they changed the grading scale to make it nearly impossible to pass future courses. With online classes and minimal clinical experiences the school decided to focus on something that thousands of their students begged and pleaded not to do. Regardless of the outcry of regret from students chamberlain had no issue forcing students to comply with their new standards. It felt like a slap to the face. They put out a YouTube video basically saying they were going to go through with it and eventually made it private because of the backlash from students. In a cowardly way to "save" their reputation they made it unavailable to the common folk and only by link can you view the video and its comments. This change will cause mass amounts of students to fail and has made so many of us have sleepless nights not knowing what our future hold. this school is selfish, disappointing and doesn't uphold the reputation they put out to the world. Please do not attend this school. The current students will never forget this disheartening stab in the back by the university that is supposed have been supporting them every step of the way."