Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - RN to BSN Bachelors
Review of RN to BSN Bachelors Degrees
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.
This school/program is a scam. Point blank. The school is in an office building with a few classrooms and lobby area. The administration staff is heinous. There was absolutely zero support from them when you were able to reach them. The main number did not work after a few weeks of going there and my student services advisor only returned 1 of my 100 phone calls. Emails and voicemails were never answered and her line most always went to voicemail. A majority of my general education courses were not a "match" for their system which was very frustrating as I felt it was very subjective to whatever was convenient for their pockets. This was fishy because two friends of mine who went to the same school and transferred to Chamberlain had different experiences when transferring courses. One friends' course was accepted while the others' was not. Mind you, they took the same course, class in the same college. Overall, look elsewhere for a legit program. Don't be a fool like I was. If you have a funny feeling or hesitation about this program, believe it. I can't believe they are still in business.
If you want to waste your money, Chamberlain is the best place to go for. The administration is not going help you for any of you complain whether it is for the instructor or the test grades. They always protect their teacher in a situation of conflict between a student and a teacher and you going lose your money for failing your class. Please ask them about their passing percentage before you take a decision to give your money to them. I know that the nursing is a very demanding career and that is why the are taking advantage of people's passion. In short, I do not recommend Chamberlain college.
Please I beg anyone not to use this school they are stealing money from people pocket .The teachers in that school are all friends of of the director of the board so they do whatever they want .You will be on your own studying the teachers do not teach they just give you like 5 to six chapter in a day .
I found the admission process very easy and the adviser very helpful. I have found the professors to be very supportive in my classes and helped me achieve success. I would recommend Chamberlain for others for a great learning experience with a schedule that you can manage while working.
I was very pleased with my education from Chamberlain. I will agree with other reviews that it was one of the more expensive schools I looked at, if not the most expensive. I found the instructors and other departments very helpful. I thought the coursework was challenging but not overwhelming at all. I can only attest to the online education, which did not require clinicals or onsite classroom work. The instructors provided excellent feedback and always responded to any inquires in a timely manner. Assignments and reading requirements were given in advance for all of the classes at the start of each semester with plenty of time to finish. I enjoyed this school and the process so much that I will be looking into their MSN program. My only real complaint is the website did go down several times, resulting in some frustration, but the process was well worth it.
I can really appreciate the classes available. When I was in pursuit of my degree the staff allowed me to use my time, classes, and finances wisely. Because my hospital is pursuing a platinum status I am already ahead of the curve. Lastly, because I have acquired my BSN it has allowed for me pursue management and leadership which directly correlates with the type of education that was given from Chamberlain.
Chamberlain exploits people by making promises of quickly furthering your degree but maxing out your financial aid. I did quickly earn a BSN, but the benefit was not worth the cost. The school draws you in and when you are becoming a potential student the "admission advisors" call you daily to help you get into the program, get financial aid started, and register for your first classes. But after you are a student you can't get in touch with anyone at the school. I will say after leaving voicemails I did have my calls returned, but the "financial advisors" have little transparency about what is actually being done with your money. In fact I had no say in how my financial aid was being used. The tuition is outrageous, and I was told that my financial aid would cover my costs- not true! For my RN to BSN (which took me 10 months to complete) my financial aid was maxed! The 10 month program cost me $30,000, and I was told after I graduated that still owed $2600 to the school for what my financial aid didn't cover. As far as the classes...The RN to BSN is distance education, so all online. Most RN to BSN programs are regardless of the school. I can say that the professors that I had were very helpful. They all seemed to care a lot about in having their students succeed. Most of the instructors I had always got back to me in a timely fashion if I had questions etc...However, if you are taking classes know that you are going to self teach. Example I had to take a Statistics class. During my associates degree I had to take College Algebra and in was traditional class and I excelled in this class. But and online Stats class was nothing but difficult, you are presented the material by your course instructor but not "taught" if that makes sense. I struggled those 8 weeks, but managed to pull a B out of it. The nursing classes that I took were not as difficult as they were time consuming-as you would expect college course work to be. I wrote a lot of papers and read a lot of literature that was applicable to my practice, so I didn't mind that. But beware they are VERY hard on plagiarism, so get yourself a good application on your laptop that helps you correctly site and format your papers. Because it is a distance online program it helps to be computer savvy as well. For instance, if you are not well versed in excel and power point you will need to brush up on it! In summary, the course work itself is fine, comparable to any distance college work, but the cost is astronomical. Getting a BSN was always a goal that I had a nurse, so I could have acquired it at any school. And they sucked me in with the promises of being done quickly, and having the flexibility that the course work offered, things that certainly appealed to a working nurse with 2 small children. I was told that my financial aid would cover all of my educational costs, but the truth is it did not. My financial aid was maxed, and I was left to pay for what it wouldn't cover. Now I owe $30,000 in federal student loans and I owe $2600 to the school.