Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (163)
I personally have had no issues with Chamberlain. I did my bsn through them and am currently in my FNP program with them. Who ever say this is a rip off school is so not true. I have never been over charged and knew right away my fee's that needed to be paid right up front. This program is good for those of us who have to work and like any program that is online you have to work for your grade. The bsn program was a doable program but the FNP program is a much harder program but so worth the time and the money invested for a brighter future. To all those nay sayers just don't listen to them after all that is their personal opinion as to how they feel about the school based upon their negative experience with them.
The first class was a nursing course and it was a great class with an instructor who gave good criticism of my work that I appreciated however my 2nd class was liberal arts English which it was not clearly explained to me on the discussion posts and I lost a ton of points for not posting on 3 discussion topics by Wednesday and completing 2 assignments by Sunday. They say chamberlain is flexible they say chamberlain is geared towards the working student yeah right it's all about getting your money which I found out very clearly when I withdrew from the English class. I'm done with this school and I will search for another school that has better respect for their students.
So for all the negative reviews about price and extra fees are false, I did the RN to BSN option with Chamberlain and they do a transcript evaluation up front and told me what classes I needed to take and the total cost of the program in writing. This price never changed during the process and class was exactly as described. I then decided to go back and do the Family Nurse Practitioner track which has been very challenging in a good way but back to point they also gave me a transcript evaluation for this and up front about pricing and fees. This again has not changed from what they put in writing. Yes the are a little more expensive then some others but you get what you pay for. If you go cheap you get poor quality. Do your research people!
Worst school ever! I was failed from a class because I didn't turn in a paper on time (the final paper) and didn't give them notice; I went into labor and had the baby. Then after dropping their school, i get a bill 7 months later saying I owe $5000 and because it is overdue (never got any prior notification) it was being sent to collections. I spent an hour on the phone, holding. No one answered. I am a disabled vet and hey 100% VA benefits.
Teachers and Student Resource Aids have been wonderful. My problem is, and it's a major problem, I find it way too easy! The only two classes I felt challenged in were Statistics and Economics. All of the nursing classes were incredibly easy! I do not feel like I have learned much at all in terms of nursing except perhaps a little bit more about the different career roles/options to nurses. And, I mean.. A LITTLE BIT. I had considered continuing to their FNP program, but do not feel I will be given a good education, and I do not want to come out with a degree and no knowledge. So, basically right now, I feel I have only paid 30,000 for a piece of paper that says I have a BSN. No additional knowledge. I will not be returning to this college.
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.
I started originally in 2006 but will graduate in December 2016. I took all this time because I worked full time and cared for my mother until she passed. I never had any issue with confusion from enrollment, student aid or the teachers. I was in the RN to BSN Online program. I enjoyed it. However if you think a college that is work friendly is easier then don't go here. You will have to READ and participate, plus write papers. CCN wont give you a degree, you must earn it. I enjoyed my time here at CCN. I look forward to attending the Graduate program later in 2017.
In the Tinley Park, IL campus, the professors there clearly have no idea what they are doing. I have had only one good professor so far but each time a question gets asked towards her she decides to tell me "look at the syllabus" or "read that on your own time." I'm paying $3000 a month to hear you talk, you're getting paid to teach, if I ask you a question, you answer it. Plain and simple. My lab professor for another class threatened to throw me out of the class because I was joking around with the manakins (as they had female parts but male tops), but everyone else in the room was doing the same thing and did not get a threat to be kicked out of class. The professor even laughed at what they were doing! I do not usually pull the racism card but this woman was in a room with all white women except for me, boasting constantly about how her students wished to have her for other classes and for clinical. They even tell you on your first day in Nursing 101 that 1/3 of you will fail out and not become nurses, highly discouraging many who have low self-esteem issues as it is. And I have less than two years in the program left to go. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Please continue reading the reviews about this school, everyone! They waste your money, your time, and there are plenty more schools out there for you to go to. DO NOT ATTEND CHAMBERLAIN! I have 23 more months at this school, I hope they go by quickly!
Attending Chamberlain was the best thing that happened to me. I started school many times and stop. I went to the ENA conference and met presenters from CCN I stated in September, the admission advice was great he made sure I send all my papers in the instructors are excellent. I completed my degree in July of 2015 and started my MSN the education track. The highlight is today I went to the New Jersey campus for the opening of the North Brunswick campus and met the President it came full circle for me for students living in NJ this is great news for them I can't wait to complete my MSN Thank you all the professors that have helped shape where I am right now.
WARNING: I 100% regret the decision to go to this school. Go to a school that finds preceptors for you. The beginning of the program is good but dealing with the "practicum coordinators" is a complete joke. The teachers show absolutely no interest in the welfare of students. The dean shows complete disrespect for students concerns. He does not return emails or phone calls. I will NEVER recommend this school to anyone. Go to a school that finds preceptors for you!