Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Nursing Masters
Review of Nursing Masters Degrees
Each professor is very different with their grading scales. Also, you will spend many hours on the phone with student services if you have a problem. You do not have one specific academic counselor to discuss issues with. The advice you receive will be very inconsistent. You do have to find your own practicum site without help. Some of the software programs such as "elog" is SO slow. You will spend hours resubmitting your patient information and difficulty meeting deadlines. If you go to this school, you are on your own. Expect to spend hours being inconvenienced.
Many flawed program/no consideration for student/expensive/CCN says they want you to have an extraordinary learning experience/ it is neg one/they do not care about what they promote! Don't choose/Many new changes that don't include student experience.
Amazing program! Was challenging but if you put forth the effort you will do amazingly. I graduated with a 4.0 passed boards two weeks post school on first attempt. I wish they will start assisting students in the future with practicum sites. This would be a great help to students.
Rules were constantly changing. Student services didn't even know what to tell us as policy continued to change. There have been many deans and interim deans all of which have differing degrees of understanding to a situation or circumstance. If they chose to write you off, you're done. I had to pay an Atty to get a recorded call played and secure my spot back into the program, as I was given incorrect information and management refused to hear me or pull the call until I hired an education Law specialist. I have been hurt financially and mentally from the poor educators. They not only didn't give us what we needed to succeed at chamberlain they treated people awful. Degrading, demoralizing , not to mention zero compassion. I had to fight fight fight for every single grade during my preceptor classes. Only one, Dr T.S., was amazing, high energy, positive attitude and feedback at nearly anytime you needed him. He was far from easy, maybe one of the hardest in terms of weekly expectations, but he saw that we understood and provided quality, useful feedback.
disappointed with course profs.
Immersion weekend at chamberlain is a joke and is very expensive. It is a good 45 mins outside of Chicago and the hotel they recommend has a twin bed. They claim the weekend has a 100% pass rate but I know they have failed numerous students each term. Also, you do not get a second chance as they claim! On the second day they send you home after testing and you get your results within a day or two of starting your next possible clinicals.
Don't go to this school. All the negative reviews are true. I have lived it. Clinicals are a disaster. Professors are terrible. I have spent many nights crying. Go to another school. Immersion weekend will cost you and its nothing but stress. You dont really learn about the real world as your soap notes in reality will be 1 page, your soap notes in class will be 4. Teachers are so terrible. Practicum coorindators as useful as toilet paper. And when you get a teacher that doesnt like you they give you bad grades and forget the blind review process ! Its the worst ... stay away far Inwish I did
Chamberlain is the most unorganized, dysfunctional organization I've ever dealt with. When I first was looking into attending I was told by the admissions woman that if I chose the FNP program I could choose to do my Capstone clinicals in psychiatry as that is the field I'm most interested in. After a year in the program when it was time to set up my practicums I was informed that that is not allowed under any circumstance and never has been. So I was already feeling very frustrated with the fact that I wouldn't be prepared for the area I wanted to work in like I was initially told. Then I went a period of time without a practicum coordinator because of turn over issues within the school. At this time I called the school to find out what to do and was told to submit all of the paperwork and requirements directly to my clinical site so that I would be able to start on time. 1 week before the start of my clinical rotation they emailed me saying I needed to complete another background check, a two step PPD, physical, and drug screen. Not only was in impossible to get all of these things done within that time frame, some of them I had already done through my clinical site but was instructed that wasn't good enough, and they wanted me to submit all of this information into a 3rd party website which would take 3 business days to process the info. I was told there was absolutely nothing that could be done about expediting the process through the 3rd party (complio). After crying and speaking on the phone to 7 different people over the course of 3 days I finally was able to speak to a manager after threatening to call the board of education. Prior to that I was continually told by everyone I spoke with that nothing could be done. Eventually I was registered for my course 3 days late, having been required to miss 2 clinical days because I wasn't allowed to be there since I wasn't registered for the course, and an assignment. On top of all of this, many of the instructors don't actually read or grade your assignments which is great if all you're looking for is an easy A, but when it comes to preparedness for clinicals and your subsequent career, you're out of luck. I feel as though we are not prepared to enter into the clinical setting and that we lack advocates at the school. The whole program is a disaster and I would not recommend it to anyone. My advice is do not attend a for profit college.
I chose this online program because I need the flexibility to go back to school on my own time as I juggle FT work and family. Chamberlain provides a good education as long as you put all the work into it and don't cut corners (complete all the readings and activities within the allotted time frames). Nearly all of my professors have been amazing; very knowledgeable, engaged, and receptive to my questions and needs. Personally, I am half way through my MSN and find that I have become a stronger leader within my field, having applied the concepts to my everyday interactions with colleagues and other professionals. There's something to be said for nurses being life-long learners!
This is my first class at Chamberlain. I am not impressed at all. The purpose of an instructor is to educate. The instructor gives grades with inadequate feedback. I teach a CNA class and have a firm belief in explaining inaccuracies to the students to ensure a productive learning environment. If a student does not understand it is the job of the instructor to explain or give an example of the correct way to do it.This online program has not impressed me thus far.