Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Nurse Practitioner (Family) Masters
Review of Nurse Practitioner (Family) Masters Degrees
Great school! Great instructors! There are some issues with finding preceptors for clinical, but I've heard that every single FNP program, including on-campus FNP programs, has this problem. Greatly satisfied with this school and would (and already did) this school to many of my co-workers. Some of them already started their journey with CCN.
This program is continually trying to challenge their students and push them to pursue the most appropriate learning environments for their learning. As a distance learning student I was grateful for the guidance and support towards my masters degree.
I love this school. There are so many negative comments from people but they are all personal opinions. I love that school is flexible for those of us who are working and have families. I feel that this school provides us with the sufficient knowledge to be able to practice in my clinical setting. Yes, we have to find our clinical preceptors but that is okay because after all its a masters program there will be no one to hold your hand and nor should you expect it. I like that the online setting is very much organized and if you need help there is help available. This school is not for those people who think that they don't have to work for their degree because you get what you invest in this education. I definitely recommend this school.
CCN offers working professionals the opportunity to pursue a higher education with online classes. This program requires a substantial amount of reading and writing. It will.give you back what you put into it. No secret there. Instructors are helpful
Chamberlain online allowed me what other brick and mortar schools could not. Flexibility. Otherwise my dream of obtaining a masters would not be within reach. Was the studies easy? No most certainly not. You must be dedicated and devoted to spending the time required to review and learn the material as with any other school. Did I have any issues. No more than I would have at any other school. Some instructors were awesome, others were not. That goes along with any school you attend. I am very pleased with my education, although it has been a long and time consuming 2 1/2 years. I have learned so much and I am grateful for the opportunity provided by Chamberlain to pursue my masters.
Worst school ever "Beware", I wish I read the reviews prior to attending. The program focus on busy work, the professors are terrible. Chamberlain student service does not help with clinical site allocation. This school only focus on money, does not provide any student support. The lessons are not interactive.
I personally have had no issues with Chamberlain. I did my bsn through them and am currently in my FNP program with them. Who ever say this is a rip off school is so not true. I have never been over charged and knew right away my fee's that needed to be paid right up front. This program is good for those of us who have to work and like any program that is online you have to work for your grade. The bsn program was a doable program but the FNP program is a much harder program but so worth the time and the money invested for a brighter future. To all those nay sayers just don't listen to them after all that is their personal opinion as to how they feel about the school based upon their negative experience with them.
So for all the negative reviews about price and extra fees are false, I did the RN to BSN option with Chamberlain and they do a transcript evaluation up front and told me what classes I needed to take and the total cost of the program in writing. This price never changed during the process and class was exactly as described. I then decided to go back and do the Family Nurse Practitioner track which has been very challenging in a good way but back to point they also gave me a transcript evaluation for this and up front about pricing and fees. This again has not changed from what they put in writing. Yes the are a little more expensive then some others but you get what you pay for. If you go cheap you get poor quality. Do your research people!
Although the student services makes it all sound possible, without follow through, all Chamberlain is, is a money pit. With a lot of hard work, I completed classwork with a 4.0 GPA. Then hit a roadblock as Chamberlain is not helpful when it comes to practicum/preceptor set up. Communication is severely lacking. There are enough students that Chamberlain does not have to follow up. They do things on their schedule which means a delay in graduation for the student -- if graduation ever comes. Plus it is twice as much or more than other programs.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is a frustrating and expensive. Currently I have a 4.0 average, but I have taken a session off to recoup financially. The school costs 2,000 to 3,000 every 8 week session and it is a poor learning environment at best. The advisers are ill informed of the school's own courses and woefully inept about returning phone calls. When I started my degree, I had some very direct questions about graduation rates and total student numbers attending the FNP program. Once the adviser realized that I would not be an immediate unquestioning sycophant, they took months to call me back. It is my opinion that they only returned my call because I posted something explaining the issue and being critical of the school on their social media site. (Call returned with in 48 hours of post on Facebook) Fast forward six month, my latest issue is that I signed into Chamberlain on the last day of my course to enter my assignment and reply. There was a hold link on my homepage. I clicked the link and it opened a hold screen in the Chrome browser. Technical support was closed, so I emailed the assignment to the teacher directly and she counted the grade. However because the assignment was not submitted through the portal it generated a online "absence". The teacher never responded to my email and it took a great deal of effort to find out that harshly worded "absence email" was computer generated and did not reflect upon my grade. I had paid the fees for the session, but the hold was still present. Ultimately it was determined that the continuing hold issue was not from Chamberlain, but rather caused by a Chrome memory. Had technical support been open, they could have directed me to clear the browser cookies and resolved the issue in a timely manner. Over all this is not the school for anyone working 60 hours a week. There is always a new fee or technical difficulty. The courses are rote and general in nature. For the first three sessions, there are no video classes. You read the book and answer the questions. Plan on writing 3 papers a session. Just follow the rubric, it is mindless. I had previously graduated from an AAS, ASN and BSN programs. Each one was a wonderful and meaningful learning experience. I looked forward to school every week, but I do not enjoy Chamberlain. I found myself you tubing assignments and watching the videos presentations from Dr. S. at UAB's School of Nursing. I thought that CCN was the most convenient option, but now I am 6,000.00 invested and I am having sincere thoughts about quitting. Do yourself a favor and go to another school. I am jealous of the learning experiences of my friends at UAB. Definitely a program of another caliber.