Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews - Nursing

3.19 out of 5 stars
(179 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375
62% of 179 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 179 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Regina Robinson - 11/25/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"I've complete my BSN, and MSN with Chamberlain. I've enjoyed their programs and instructors. The instructors are knowledgeable and professional. For this reason I will be completing my Doctorate with Chamberlain in February 2021. The university has been considerate during the pandemic beyond what was expected."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tulshi Patel - 11/23/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"I recently began my nursing journey at Chamberlain and so far everything is sailing smoothly ! I truly appreciate the support that I receive from fellow students and staff members. I would highly recommend this university to anyone who is planning on going into nursing."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mika C - 11/20/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Hello. I attend Chamberlain U's BSN program in Atlanta, and I love it. This is my second time around in a BSN program, and in comparing the two, I can honestly say that nursing school is nursing school no matter where you go. Ultimately your success is up to you. Chamberlain is an accelerated (8-week sessions) program, and this requires the student to be a pro-active learner, which means you need to study outside the classroom on your own, and use your time efficiently to be productive and successful. For me, I don't do the study or peer groups, too much distraction, or participate in too many of the resources at the campus (they have a ton; tutoring center, resource center, lab center, etc); I do use the extra lab time, as useful information is almost always shared. I have a few classmates that I may discuss concepts with or share information, but mostly I follow that calendar/syllabus and do my thang. To be successful you MUST study, read, study, practice, read, remove distractions, etc. follow the syllabus, complete all your assignments, and you will be successful. Make an effort to communicate with your professors, as they will help you as needed, it is also good for graduate school applications to build those references. Furthermore, I have read a lot of complaints regarding Chamberlain U, and honestly, it is what it is. Nursing school no matter where you go is a sacrifice, and it ain't easy. No program will work around your schedule, you the student are expected to show up and learn as required. They don't care about your kids, job, extra activities, etc, as this is called life and the real world and you must adapt, and if not, please save your time and money, and don't go to nursing school. If you willing to adapt and stay focused you will accomplish your goal. I WISH you great success in your life and send you good vibes. Stay focused, stay committed, and remember to study, read, study, and read some more. Much love."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Johnson - 11/5/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school is awful in terms of teaching. I have entered a session (8-weeks) and the teacher they have for Adult Health 1 and 2 is appalling. I have never in my life had to deal with Professor Carlise and he DOES NOT TEACH. He claims he has anxiety, ANXIETY! How can you be an instructor but you have anxiety about EVERYTHING. He does not teach whatsoever, as students, we are creating powerpoints and presenting to each other. He claims that this is the new method of teaching across the board and we should get used to it. He is also a clinical instructor and once again, knows nothing and refuses to help students comprehend the material... Do not attend this school, it is expensive, credits DO NOT transfer and the instructors are a joke!"
3.2 out of 5 stars
AU - 5/6/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Now that I have made it through the traditional BSN program, I feel as though I can write a review on Chamberlain University. So here it goes! First and foremost, if you need any pre-nursing classes (such as anatomy and physiology or chemistry), do not take them here. Instead, I would strongly suggest that you take them at an accredited community college. It is the same quality of education and is cost-effective. Additionally, if you can help it, try to pay out of pocket (after grants and scholarships). I worked throughout nursing school, lived with family, and graduated with no loans. It's hard but doable! To continue, it is important to remember that Chamberlain U is an accelerated program. Because of this, you should have excellent time management skills and you should figure out which study methods work best for you prior to enrollment. Unfortunately, this school does not offer a medical terminology class, so I'd advise you to learn the medical lingo before applying. This will serve you better for when you are ready for your entrance (HESI) examination and begin your nursing journey. Chamberlain U utilizes ATI as their main form of examination proctoring. However, the school also uses PassPoint as well, and some of the information can conflict with the other. Because of this, I would focus more on ATI as the majority of your focus and learning comes from this. Additionally, ensure to read the ATI review modules - these are a great outline of information as they stick to the need-to-know facts. I would not recommend purchasing supplemental/"required" books listed on the syllabus as there is 1) Not enough time to read everything in an 8-week course, 2) The PowerPoints are based off of those books and are sufficient enough, and 3) Your examinations are through ATI. By following this "code", you can and will succeed at Chamberlain U. Remember not to take shortcuts, as these only end up hurting yourself. At the end of the day, it's just you and NCLEX! With this being said, there are some drawbacks to the program as well. 1) They will not allow examinations to be moved even with extenuating circumstances, and extenuating circumstance appeals are almost never approved. (This has affected me personally and caused a great amount of disdain towards the school because of it. I felt it was unprofessional, cruel, and going against nursing ethics to have a physically ill student with a severe respiratory illness come to class to take an examination). So future nurses, please push through so that you don't have to deal with them any longer than you have to, 2) The tutoring center is a joke. They review next to nothing. You'd have better luck YouTubing it (I recommend Cathy P, or Sarah RN), 3) Nursing professors here are a hit or miss - you'll either love them and learn a lot, or have to self-teach everything, and 4) The student advisors are hard to reach and only get back to you if you are persistent. So there you have it. I tried to remain as neutral and unbiased as I possibly could. However, this was based on my personal experiences (and what I witnessed from the interactions between Chamberlain U and my peers). But if you truly want to be a nurse, nothing will stop you and you'll make it out (it's possible, I'm proof of it). Nursing programs are challenging and extremely rigorous, so be sure to allow yourself time to decompress and unwind every now and then. Practice self-care. Remember that failures happen and it's okay, you just get back up and try again. So future nurses, wherever you decide to go for nursing school (whether it's here or somewhere else), remain focused and do not ever stray away from your goal! We need you. Sincerely, AU, BSN"
1.4 out of 5 stars
David Kessler and to many others students. - 3/20/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"As we all are dealing with this unfortunate pandemic that’s out of our control, many of us have lost our jobs and have no income, and have reached out to Chamberlain for some sort of help financially such as a discount or delay on our payments. Chamberlain doesn’t even care to even respond to us, all you get is an automated response basically saying it’s not their problem. This is so discouraging especially at this time that I can’t be any more eager to finish and get out there to help. This is a idea of how this college works. The teachers overload of clinical replacement material (that doesn’t give me the experience that I’m paying for nor can’t I physically get the experience and learning ability we deserve) Everything is online but half the time you can’t hear the teacher, that is if the teacher even comes online. And even if the teacher does come online it’s just to overload us with work and studying that doesn’t make any sense in what were doing. If you're trying to get ahold of anyone for any help, don’t waste your time cause you won’t. If you try and post on their Facebook, don’t bother they chose only the posts that make them look good. So if you’ll like to pay a lot of money to educate yourself this is absolutely what you’re getting. I and many others that have asked for chamberlains help are definitely writing and contacting the better business bureau so hopefully we can save many others to save their money and time that would like a real education and some sort of experience once they are done with school."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Angie Hernandez - 3/17/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"It’s been nothing but a headache since I started. It’s impossible to get ahold of anyone unless your already on campus. Now they pre made everyone’s schedule so I have to be at the school 4 times a week while I work 2 days a week and have 4 kids. They absolutely do NOT work with you to better accommodate your life outside of school. It’s way to expensive and I still have 2 years here. Can’t wait till this nightmare of a school is in my past."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Run Away from Chamberlain - 3/3/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"Stay away from Chamberlain. There are better schools than this. It's a student mill. They just want your money. They received my loan and grant money and then asked me to amend my taxes. The student advisor aka financial aid advisor asked for an amended tax form after my accountant stated the taxes were filed correctly and they received the money for the loan and the grant. Then the student advisor aka financial aid advisor asked me for court papers and a letter from my husband who has been incarcerated. They stated he was temporarily out of the home. Federal incarceration is not temporary; fed time is minimum 80 or 85% of the sentence has to be served. There's nothing temporary about this in his case. Hence the filing as single on the taxes and filing for divorce. Then they preceded to tell me the procedure for filing for separation and divorce in a state that I don't live or file taxes in. The student advisor now wants to play innocent like she didn't ask me for this personal information or the reason I'm angry because she was prying into his business. Thats his incarceration not mine. My background was clear from the FBI - CLEAR! She blames it on financial aid, she is the financial aid advisor. There's no financial aid advisors at Chamberlain. They are student advisors doing the job of both, student and financial aid advisor. My first session was during their move to a new location. My first A&P class, the professor quit and we had lab once in a 8 week session. Then rain came through the ceiling at the new location. It was more water pouring through the ceiling than it was rain coming down outside. They first move us to another class, then decides to send us home. They put trash cans to catch the water, never consider the hazard of computers and/or electrical outlets possibly sparking and catching on fire or the ceiling falling on a student or staff member. A professor had to recommend it was a hazard to have us there. The ceiling falls in one room beside our class, luckily no one was in there at the time. But that's when they decide to send us to another class, not home. I guess that wasn't reason enough. No sorry for the inconvenience; just everyone go home. Bottom line, they're an unorganized, unprofessional student mill. And by the way if anyone states I didnet out of it what Iput into it, you're wrong. I had to fight with my job for a schedule change to attend school in which I had to go the Vice President of Finance and she moved mountains for me to change my schedule. I missed 3 A & P classes and 2 other classes for mandatory trainings for the new position that was created for me to allow the flexible schedule for school; when Chamberlain only allow 2 consecutive absences or you're withdrawn from the class. I still managed to get an A in one class and a B in the A & P and Algebra classes, working 3 - 10 hour shifts 3 days a week and a 4 hour shift after class on Fridays. All the while helping a client sell their home and buy another home. I grind to get everything I could out of what I put into it. Now they're offering an evening program. I guess they realize they can get more money out of more people if we extend the hours to evenings and weekends. There goes the quality and they claim that they support their students. It's all about the numbers. The number of student admitted and the amount of money coming in. I've already began classes, they wait until they receive the funds to ask for this information. If I withdraw, then I'll owe all that money. Run Forest Run! Choose another school! I was so excited. Now I regret it. As soon as I can I will transfer."
1.3 out of 5 stars
RN - 2/22/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Incredibly inconsistent with instructors and grading. Will consistently drop the ball each class w/ new tech, policy, credentials, etc. If you do have a problem, the staff does not care. This is a degree mill and they want your money. Very unprofessional top to bottom. They will make a lot of mistakes and it is up to you to fix their mistakes. You will never get a free pass if you make a mistake. Save your time, money and future headaches. Don't go to Chamberlain."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rebekah - 2/20/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"There are some truly awful reviews for this school. However, you get out of it what you put in to it. This is an ACCELERATED program. You have to be self motivated and you have to spend the majority of your time outside of class studying if you want to make good grades. There are no shortcuts. Nursing school is hard, as it should be. You are studying and preparing to help save lives. From what I have heard about other nursing schools, the only difference at Chamberlain is the cost and there is no competitive selection. If you are a low achiever, then you will not do well. There are also no surprises. You are told up front what is expected and when assignments are due. Sure you can turn it in late, but there will be points off. This school prepares you to meet deadlines. From the beginning you are being prepared to take the NCLEX. As you learn the material you are expected to be able to apply that knowledge, not just regurgitate it. I'm starting my last session here in 2 weeks. They tell you a full 2 semesters ahead of time that if you don't meet the benchmark for the final exam, you will have 6 weeks of required remediation in order to pass the last class. This is a requirement for passing the class. You must make a 72% on the final exam in Capstone or you will have to remediate for 6 weeks. This is not a surprise."
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