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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.
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.
After spending all the time and money to take the 30 credits of core classes, some of which were taught by knowledgable, committed DNPs, some not, practicum is a huge disappointment. You are ON. YOUR. OWN. and you will NOT have an advocate for any reason. No one cares if the clinical affiliation agreement terms are violated or not. And if you are mistreated, do not receive the education or time you need, that is on you. No one will speak up for you, and you are stuck with whatever your preceptor writes about you on your permanent record. Good or bad. I regret choosing Chamberlain because you are really just a number, no matter how many "helpful" programs they offer. Student Services personnel are good listeners, kind, and supportive, but basically powerless. Like I said, you're on your own. It is not in any way the same as a local university, where they can see your face...
CHAMBERLAIN ADMINSRTATION DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR MISSION STATEMENT TO DEVELOP EXCELLENT NURSES OR CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS! APPLICANTS BEWARE! I completed my BSN through Chamberlain approximately 1 ago. There were issues with poor tech support and changes made to the online class process that created tedious study experiences. Overall, I enjoyed my BSN classes. However, my MSN is a totally different story. I have had long wait times on hold to reach IT (greater than 30 minutes on hold at times). When I would finally reach someone at the help/IT desk after a long wait, there were times where they were not at all knowable in the area they were assisting me in, stated they would place a ticket for someone to contact me to assist me further, most times I received a return call or email. Multiple complaints about 2 instructors who were at best absent and/or inflammatory still continue to teach. Now they have instituted a new online design with has had numerous glitches. At times I have been unable to access parts of my class and books. I am tech savvy but the new design took and glitches took me over 5 hours just to navigate and attempt to access IT. Please keep in mind this school was designed for those of us who work 40+ hours weekly, yet they role out a completely new design that crashes regularly. Guess what?? my assignments are still due on time regardless if I have all my resources or not and they are still charging the full amount of tuition! If you notice that that only satisfactory thing I reviewed was their financial department. Chamberlain Administration could care less about its mission statement or its students as long as they get their money. Guess what, there's little to no wait times when you call the financial aid department.
Under NO circumstances would I recommend this college to anyone. They are not helpful to their students during the courses. Each teacher uses a different set of rules to grade (mind you I have 3.9 GPA). They do NOT follow national guidelines for immunizations. They do NOT give you all the information needed when you start your programs, so by the time you are given the information you stuck having to pay HUGE amounts of money or drop out at the very end. I had several people tell me not to attend this school because it was so expensive and they had not heard many good reviews. However, I asked the admissions coordinator I was working with about the issues brought to my attention and was assured these concerns had been issues in the past, but had been dealt with. LIE! You are forced to send emails because the compliance department does not have a phone number. I sent an email in March (this is June) and I still have not heard from them on that email. Not one department tells you the same thing. I am stuck having to pay over $2000 out of pocket, under budgeted, in order to finish my last 2 classes!!!! What a horrible school!
This program is solely out to make as much money, with very little explanation for what the fees are for. They don't send you a bill to let you know when you have a balance, and if it isn't paid in 30 days they send it into a payment plan which they charge you interest on all without telling you that any of that is happening. The class work is easy enough, but it is likely that you are just paying your way to a degree. I wish I could go back in time and go through another school. Biggest disappointment that I could have expected. They are very helpful when you are doing all of the application but once you are into a program all of the nice people and helpful people seem to disappear.
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.
The program needs significant improvement for the FNP program. Find another school. I am not disgruntled for grades- I hold a 4.0. The practicum coordinators are worthless. My application was submitted 6 months in advance and 2 weeks from when clinicals should start I am being told it isn't going to make the deadline. They hold site applications until 8 weeks before and then blame the other departments. I am now going to graduate 2 months later all because Chamberlain procrastinated, and that's if this is the only delay. I have other friends in the program and we all have the same problem. They do not have contact info available for students to go up the chain of command, only info listed is your state coordinator. If graduating on time is important to you, go somewhere else.
I am currently enrolled in the FNP MSN program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. I am looking for a school that will accept my courses for transfer (not too hopeful). I am unable to find a practicum experience and The support staff at for this is non-existent. I agree with another review here about this program and support. I did my RN-BSN at CCN and recommended it to many people. I graduated in 2010. I can say the support here has gone downhill. Student Services gets dumped on. My practicum coordinator is nonexistent. I requested a phone call. Got an email telling me to read the handbook for most of my answers which I had read it. I am just totally fed up. I don't have much hope of finishing my degree.
Misleading, incompetent on the phone at the beginning they'll purposefully mislead you, failing to mention hundreds of dollars EXTRA PER CLASS! Once you calm down about that, you realize for every single class they sign you up for two. I work F/T I only want one! "You are also currently enrolled in the Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies course." Very frustrating place. Other reviews are spot on. Every phone call, class and question are organized as if you're their very first student. Try to attend a graduate program like this! You'd expect more given they're $1800 more PER CLASS than the highest ivy league nearby. I will be leaving Chamberlain, can't even call a simple department asking for a transfer without a telemarketer asking ME 100 questions which answers I don't have, and you can't just trudge through the class coursework without these side classes all over the place. How about a straight forward school like everywhere else? I'm completely UNDERWHELMED by Chamberlain's competence. Read other reviews, I'm not the first to note gross incompetence and gradeless busywork. There will be NO loan help. it's cash cow only.