Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Master's in
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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!
I believe that with any program you get what you put into it. I have read some of the reviews, as far as the clinical portion, They tell you in the start that you are responsible for your one clinical rotations. If you are that in need you can attempt to contact the nearest campus and they will assist in you rotation. I agree that some of the teachers are less then desirable. However, with any institution they do not reimburse for failed courses.
Finally done! Chamberlain is expensive for sure... but if you are working full time., family bread winner which was my case I would have never finished if I had to go to a brick and mortar class. They will not baby you... either do the work on your own or don't bother. Some classes are tougher than others and the instructors get tougher on you as time goes by. I have talked to brick and mortar students and I don't see any difference except you have to look for parking. I have maybe wait on the phone to solve a problem because I did have issues at times but it was always resolved once I found the right person to talk to.
I've been relatively pleased with the program. It provides the flexibility I need in order to achieve this. It has all of the issues of any on line program. It's hard to feel connected to the school and the faculty, and you get out as much as you're willing to put in. There is very little to no personal instruction or feedback, but the material is there if you choose to put the time in. Finding a preceptor is really stressful, but this is the same for most programs now.
I received my BSN through this school and was pleased, and I'm enjoying the FNP classes. I do wish they were faster at working out site contracts for what is paid by students for services, but I am happy with the education received so far. If you are expecting help with finding a preceptor you will not get that here.
I actually graduated from Chamberlain with my BSN as a blended program and am finding my masters as an online program. It is consistent in terms of program quality. Some classes are very hard, some are easier, some instructors are amazing, and some repeat the same syllabus year after year. They are more strict (as they should be) in the graduate program as we are preparing for masters level career. I passed boards as an undergrad with 75 questions. I knew my material well and seemed to do better than my peers that didn't go to chamberlain. However, just like any school, what you put in is what you get out. The only bummer is it can be very difficult to find a preceptor for your clinical sites in the masters program. I wish there was a better set up or network for that.
Overall great experience for all of my nursing degrees. Education is current and financial/student services helped time and time again. The clinical coordinators leave some to be desired but clinical placement is a sore spot in every program. Highly recommend it
CCN is a great place to continue your education and further your career with a busy life. The rigorous curriculum prepares you for life long learning needed as an evidence based ARNP. Look for preceptors and clinical sites early as they can be difficult to find.
Classes were adequate, teachers varied as I think they would with any school. Most instructors responded to questions quickly. Be sure to read syllabus and follow to the letter. No assistance with finding Practicum Site, I was worried that I would not be able to find one in time. I have found that an MSN Executive Track degree is basically useless. Pick a different track!
As a newer program it definitely had some kinks but overall I feel I have earned a quality education working around my work and family schedule. Just like ANY school, brick and mortar or online, you get what you put into it! I felt like my learning process was an ongoing collaboration between the class work and practicum experiences. I know one big frustration for some of my classmates was finding practicum sites. This is not a unique problem to Chamberlain. Every FNP program has this issue as students are flooding into programs. In the end... I am responsible for my own learning and my own knowledge, as in any program.