Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing
Review of Nursing Bachelors Degrees
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... :)
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)
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.
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.
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 believe that they purposely fail students over ridiculous things so that they can generate more revenue. The teaching staff is subpar and biased. Even when discussing issues with student advisors they do not listen. They have already made up their mind. It is very expensive and totally not worth the cost. SAVE YOUR MONEY and go to another school!!!
I absolutely hate this school. I did graduate and passed NCLEX on the first hit. However, everything that they put us thru did not help me with passing my boards, Kaplan's Coursework helped the most. It is terribly expensive and theiron method of job placement is crappy. The deans at the Chicago, Addison & Tinley Park campuses are so uncaring. For this institution, it is all about the $$$. They did absolutely nothing to support me as a student or new grad. I hope they close their doors. They way I learned nursing was soooo horrible from here. Please stay away!!!
STAY AWAY from this school!! The entire school works against the student so they can fail. I told the President & the Director that I was battling a chronic illness that was beyond my control while taking classes. That STUPID B***** denied my appeal twice and told me I had too many medical issues and said that I wasn't capable of finishing the program! They will give you b******* and try to make you believe it. They think they are all of that bc they made it and are the best nurses but they really are nothing more than a piece of s***!!! Why not give students a chance and help them to succeed so they can graduate? They have NO sympathy if you are battling an illness.God forbid they won't have to battle an illness or a loved one. Find another school, the people that make up this school are worthless pieces of S***!!! So unorganized but yet they want to fsil the students fir them not having it together! Good Luck!
Horrible, horrible, horrible! This particular campus in North Brunswick, New Jersey was easily the work school I have ever attended. They are so disorganized, every other month they were implementing new rules, new teaching styles, new software to do your homework on and take exams on, and new staff (professors & advisers) there was never a sense of security/stability. Sometimes the students knew more than the professors about the school's software because the constant change was so confusing. This school is way too expensive to be as "all over the place" as it is. I should have known this school would be a mess because their campus just opened three years ago. They sure know how to reel you in, but dont fall for it.
I attended the Chamberlain University's College of Nursing at the Pearland, TX campus. It was definitely an amazing experience for nursing school! I came in with my basic classes done, so I only had to go through their nursing classes and that took about 2 years to complete. The professors were a mixed bag as with any other University. Some were really good and knew how to present the material well-enough for you to really learn it, while others relied on you to do most of the work. I'll admit that some professors left something to be desired, but the one common thing among all of them was that they really did care about your success. They check in with you when they see you in the hallway (there's one large central hallway and one set of bathrooms) and it's nice to see that they care about how you're doing even when done with their classes. It's a fast-paced program, and it's pricy, so it's not for everyone. I've had a handful of classmates that weren't able to continue due to financial shortcomings or because they were not able to keep up with the material. So, this program is not for you if you don't do well with pressure or are not willing to make some accommodations in your personal life to add more time for studying. I've known many student types that were successful (single, married, divorced, single parent-household, lots of kids, full-time job, part-time job, no job, etc.) and also those same types that were unsuccessful. It really just was up to the individual about how much they wanted to make it. Pretty much everyone tells you to not work during school, but I did and made decent grades. (I just minimized vacation travels and cut down on friend time). Clinicals are done at a lot of the hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, so that is a huge plus! Just like with anywhere else, the clinical experience is what you make it, so some people complained that they didn't get to do anything, but they won't tell you that they couldn't answer simple questions that the nurse would ask before allowing them to do a skill or assess a patient. As long as you hold on to what you learn in class, you should be fine. And if a nurse is having a bad day and not wanting a student, be assertive and thank them for the opportunity and find the charge nurse to ask to be placed with another nurse! It makes your experience so much better and I have been offered a job a a couple hospitals by being assertive and proactive with my clinical! From the cohorts that graduated in front of me, they have been saying that they are running circles around students from other local nursing schools and that their units love Chamberlain grads! A lot of students have been complaining about the transition to ATI as the teaching mode, and I can agree with their complaints. The change has been a bit choppy and has been causing a lot of stress to both the professors and the students. However, just like any change that happens while a school is open, it's bound to cause some bumps along the way, and the administration really listens and works to help make things better. The improvements take a long time to happen, but what doesn't? Overall, although the program is tough and can be discouraging at times, it really does pay off in the end. I would recommend this school 100% to people that are willing to make some temporary life changes to achieve their goal of getting a BSN, RN. It will be expensive, it will be very discouraging at times, and you might want to quit a few times, (pretty much describing any nursing school) but if you push through, it'll be great.