Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing
Review of Nursing Bachelors Degrees
Ok, now for a more objective review, not an emotional rant. Judge Chamberlain on the basis of the individual campus. I live in a city where there are 3 campuses and all 3 are not the same. The graduation rate, NCLEX pass rate, professor satisfaction is not the same with each. The campus I attend is great and many who attend the other 2 eventually transfer to the one I attend. To give a little background on myself, I already have a 2 degrees in another field and 2 diplomas. I have been to 2 major universities and 2 smaller colleges. As far as costs, I think it depends on the individual. Personally I will be spending under 25k and I consider that nothing. Whats expensive for one may not be expensive for another. The advice given on loans is to not borrow more than you would make in a year in your chosen profession so I am well below that. You have to do your research on the campus you want to attend and not judge the entire institution as the same. For example, a McDonalds at one location may have terrible customer service, but the one a mile away is great. Hope this helps and good luck. If you want something, go and get it.
Pearland Campus is a joke. First of all they are not organized at all. They are basically playing around with people's money and they honestly don't care. When I first applied to the school they accepted me right away because they needed students because everyone was transferring over to other schools. I joined the school and was so happy ( i thought). I decided to join and get more involved with the school so they elected me as a Senator. I used to promote that school like nobody's business. I used to look up to them and to me I was in a good place in my life. They just wanted you to see the good in them because they wanted your money. Not too mention how expensive that school was. Lord i went through 2 loans, financial aid, and I still had to pay 1500 out of pocket every month. The teacher were the worst of them all. They didnt care whether you passed or failed what so ever. This school is a waste of your time. There are so many school that you can go too. Ignore there stupid adds on the radio and internet. They are trying to pull you into the dark.
To those that are considering on attending this school, PLEASE think wisely. There are better opportunities for you to earn your nursing degree somewhere else. From my experience on attending Chamberlain (the Las Vegas campus) is that this school is unorganized and unprofessional. I honestly don't know how I made it this far on attending this school when there were so many times I wanted to drop out. I finally realized that this school is not the best to earn your BSN. Chamberlain is unorganized because they recently incorporated ATI into their program. The professors do not know how to even use it, and they confuse their students on the assignments. It is very frustrating when they don't even know the ATI material and they expect the students to complete the assignment on their own. A majority of the students that I have talked to had to teach themselves on the classes they are taking. Chamberlain offers prerequisites, and even these are unorganized. For example, a classmate of mine is taking anatomy and physiology with a new professor they hired and he doesn't even know the material he is supposed to be teaching. He is unsure on how to answer the student's questions. I took chemistry and microbiology and the same issue occurred. The professors that taught chemistry and microbiology were unorganized and did not teach the material correctly. My classmates and I basically had to teach ourselves the material. I am currently taking health assessment, pathophysiology, and speech. My health assessment and pathophysiology professors are unorganized and unprofessional. I'll start off with my health assessment professor. First off, my classmates and I didn't have her for lab for two weeks. Our first week in lab we had a substitute. We washed our hands like 20 times and did blood pressure. The next week of lab, we had another substitute and he did a majority of talking about his life and career. He barely showed us how to assess a patient, and we had very little time to practice. In our third week, we finally had our original teacher and she showed us what we needed to do/know. Last week, she got mad at us because we didn't have the material down. She should have given her collegues that covered for her better direction on what we needed to know. I would suggest on her having better teaching skills and compassion because she lacks that for her students. Her lectures are not helpful at all because she just says you gotta know everything because that will be on the exam. She expects you to read all the chapters before coming to class because she gives a quiz on it. Honestly, some of her questions are about anything and it doesn't really correlate with the chapter. As for pathophysiology professor, she gives us hints on what's going to be on the exam but it is not even on the exam. She doesn't really lecture well on the chapters. For example, she played an hour long Youtube video on the respiratory system and didn't really lecture on it. She didn't tell us what we needed take out of from the respiratory chapter from the Youtube video we saw. Another thing about Chamberlain is their student services. I would meet up with one of their student services advisors and she would sometimes give off a bad vibe. She just felt like she didn't care or really help me out when I met up with her.
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.
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!
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.
CCN is the worst decision i ever made , and it is a reality i struggle with everyday. I would not advise even my worst enemy to set foot in this program particularly the North Brunswick NJ campus. The program looks very promising from the outside as they promise completion in three years with your BSN but that is their biggest lie, for one you will not graduate with a BSN in three years as they will make sure you fail their extremely hard exams , which are poorly written by unknowledgeable professors. They have commercials all over the web claiming they care for their students, well thats another lie as the faculty will not address questions about exams, even when 90 % of the students flank the exam and only 10% are barely passing, and also how do we perform way better on the standardized hesi final?, and dare you go to the dean for help or to complain, the professor will chastise you for even attempting to go to people above her for help Yes, its all about the money for them, as this a for profit organization , with a credit hr costing $630, please check out other institutions before coming here this should not even be a last resort. Your better off going to community college and getting your associates and doing a bridge program to get your BSN its much cheaper and will save you tons of money and stress.
This school is a bunch of vultures and underhanded. They're mastery of deception is to convince you they have your best interest at heart. When their main concern is nothing more than your money and disregard you as a student. The campus is nothing but double edge swords. Warming welcomes while reaching into your pocket. As for their curriculum, They hire teachers who do not know the subject or the material. It appears they worked something out to gain as much profit from it as possible. Classes are set up to be as difficult as possible and they have a very high fail rate for many of the courses. Last term I overheard administration state 80% failed this term shaking her head and walked away. They're unorganized at the start of new sessions.They change your professors without informing you. There are professors at the campus student chose to avoid and at the last minute they change the professor without telling you. When you walk in the room it's the professor you didn't want. Testing is the worst. They even admitted to having information on exams the were not covered but justify it by saying "It's in the book it's fair game" but what happens if you don't understand what you read. The answer they give you is "do your best". All to often as a class we correct multiple professors and multiple incorrect examination questions. They have instructors who intentionally want you to fail. The Dean of all people who is suppose to be for the student is also one who will fail a student . School policy states you have 3 days to turn in ALL assignments with a 10% grade drop per day. She has failed students for late submissions by 1 day. She turns the policy around to favor herself and the teachers. She claims it doesn't apply to "faculty assignment" clearly the policy states ALL ASSIGNMENTS. The policy does not state what assignments will or will not be accepted. They also hold the students to extremely high standards, especially student who have never been in healthcare. More than half the instructors don't even meet their minimal requirements.Professor will even state "I'm learning right along with you". Careful with appeals the Dean will make sure the appeals board side with her at all time. The Dean at the South Florida campus has all the professors scared of her. The strong professors resigned and the those close to retirement stay. It's hard to get a good professor and when you do the dean will run them out. The Dean does not want a student advocate. The president well he is just a joke. He is just as scared of the dean. At the end of it all I'm stuck who is going to take the credits, what school has direct entry? No one and the wait list is 2 years who has 2 years to wait. This school is such a let down.
Chamberlain overall is a great school. I began CCN 2015. I had big hopes and dreams of completing the program in. May 2017. That didn't happen. Life happened and I was unsuccessful in my class. The one class was taken three times and still unsuccessful. I believe that nursing is hard and some people catch on more than others. When you have school, home and work it's hard to focus. No excuse on my messing up. I just wish there were no limits on how many times you can repeat a course, considering you pay $675 credit hours. If you want to take it a hundred times you should be allowed. Overall, the campus is good. The professors help you as much as they can to be successful. Just before you start make sure your life is in order and you are ready for anything to happen. Withdraw before you fail and stay focused. I wish I would have done things different and be a success story but I can't I just wish they worried more about the students who don't cheat to pass and will fail before cheating because that makes a great student.