Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (Family)
I found out way to late that Chamberlain on-line is a terrible school! Run the other way! There is no support here, grading is ridiculous, APA format mistakes should not be taken away from your grade they should be a learning tool. I was supposed to graduate this year now who knows when it will be. I had 5 months off from school because I couldn't find a clinical site. Before that I had a clinical site, went one day and was told I couldn't continue because of paperwork issues. Classes are changed in the middle of them, clinical advisors are no help. Two ridiculous trips to Chicago in an over priced hotel. I give Chamberlain no rating stars out of 5!
This school used to have a good program until they went into cahoots with APEA. They now require TWO (2) unneeded trips to Chicago just to make students go to the Q Center where Chamberlain gets a rebate for the 100s of students that are required to go there every 2 months. They require that students pass the APEA predictor exam before graduation and also attend an APEA review at the Q Center and students have to pay all that travel money again. If students do not stay in the overpriced rooms at the Q Center, they have to pay $75 just to breathe the air in the Q Center and get a lame lunch. We could have gone to the same review at a place closer to home but they would not accept it, even though it is the same damned class with the same instructors. The alternative to going is a 30+ page paper on every body system, which is unreasonable so they assure students go to the review and make money for APEA, the Q Center and the Dean at Chamberlain.. It could be that the Dean also has a personal relationship with APEA which makes everything smack of impropriety and a scam They also require students to go to Chicago for the "Immersion" which is a lame way to do check off on doing a physical assessment. Other schools require students to do a head to toe physical assessment and video it for a grade. The immersion weekend is another way to get kickbacks from the Q Center. I studied for months only to go in and have to do a skin assessment which took 5 minutes. That's it. Total waste of time and money. This school is a scam to make money so stay away. There are other schools out there that do not require all the APEA stuff just so the Dean can get a kickback from it.
Please do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY from Chamberlain. I have had major difficulties in trying to understand how they do business. They don't seem to have the program organized and change policies-procedures in the middle of a class. System goes down in the middle of a test and is unstable so you must wait for something to be repaired before continuing. You are stuck with a for profit school that you must jump through unnecessary hoops for. Material must be acquired by you and instructors are extremely picky about APA style in every single regard so points are taken off for ridiculous reasons. The amount of coursework while you are doing coursework is absurd. It seems to be busy work and I don't recommend this program if you have a family or even work a couple days a week. Please do your research and understand what you are getting into before you pay several thousand dollars!
I am in the graduate FNP program, I did well in 5 of the 6 MSN core classes. In the last MSN core class, EBP, I failed with a 75.9 and 76 is passing. The professor took many points off of assignments without reasonable rationale. Appealing this grade was a waste of time, I got an email from school telling me that I have to retake the course in less than 12 hours. My grade point average went from a 3.55 to a 2.95. I can not transfer to another school because I have too many credits to transfer into another graduate program. In addition, my grade point average is now below a 3.0 I will not continue in the FNP program at Chamberlain. I did get my BSN at Chamberlain which was expensive and challenging but overall a rewarding experience. I believe that it would be helpful if the instructors had the same grading polices. In the graduate course that I failed, the professor took large amounts of points off of written assignments and discussions for reasons that I didn't even understand. I have never had so many points taken off of any assignments for APA format errors in any of the courses that I completed at Chamberlain. This experience was both discouraging and enlightening. I now realize that going to Chamberlain College of Nursing for my FNP was a great mistake. I guess I had to fail the last MSN graduate core course, before beginning the FNP specialty tract courses, to help me understand that I have made a big mistake!
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.
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
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.
Program changes frequently. Adding requirements that involve travel with short notice. Very expensive. New requirement involves a mandatory travel to Chicago for an intensive review. Also added new requirement of browser lockdown and webcam for exams mid program.
This is the worst school I have ever been to. Do not go to CHAMBERLAIN for your degree, the professors will fail you because of your review and tell your clinical to fail you because it is okay. I am doing FNP and if I know what I know now I would not have attended this school.