Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (167)
I started to go to Walden for my FNP but I was not happy with their online platform. In so glad I choose chamberlain. They really walk you through things and instruct you. I feel like I maybe more prepared than friends of mine that have went through a standard campus program. Probably the only downside is getting preceptor agreements in place but that is a problem everywhere right now.
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.
So far, I have found Chamberlain's program affordable, student services and tech services user friendly and the instructors constructive with empowering expansion of the understanding of the topics required to pass the boards. As with any online program, self direction and motivation are required to be successful. Instructors have been supportive, I am 73% complete with the program and have an overall great experience with the instructors.
This school is very student friendly. They vigorously prepare us to be competent practitioners. The classes are mostly online with the exception of the last five practicum courses. I am earning my degree in 2 and a half years with only taking one class at a time. Excellent program for the working adult
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.
I was very pleased with my education at Chamberlain. I have my BSN and 2 MSN degrees from this school and I highly recommend it for anyone needing flexibility. The online programs are tough but they teach you discipline, which is very important in this field. You have to be focused and ready to learn. I felt very prepared when I graduated and was able to pass my FNP board exam on the first try 2 weeks after graduation. I now have a great job with excellent pay and benefits. I would not have been able to make it this far without this educational opportunity. I am a proud Chamberlian graduate and highly recommend this school!
I haven't had any problems with this school and I have learned a great deal. The only issue I have had is finding preceptors, but that would have been an issue with any school. As with any online institution, you have to be disciplined, focused, and study, and you will get out of it what you put in.
I know some are skeptical when having to find their own clinical sites. I work for a hospital and just stayed within my hospital. That made it easier because I only had to get the place approved one time then from there it was just my NP information that needed provided. I recommend staying within the same health system when possible. I never had issues with finding a clinical site or getting it approved.
I personally have not had any problems with the School. Every time I call everyone is very helpful. I wish they would assist in finding site location, but at the same time I feel it is beneficial if we find our own location it helps the student network with Doctors offices. The classes are not to easy a bit challenging, just like any online program. I would recommend this school.