Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
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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!
I really don't suggest going here unless you like wasting your time or money! I was screwed out of thousands of dollars and now I can't even finish my degree due to people not doing their jobs. My credit was also ruined due to all do the debt that I accrued.
School is very expensive. Teachers are nice but very demanding. You have literally to study one chapter a day and expect a mind blowing test that you will wonder where the questions came from. Adviser is nice however the school itself is a ripoff. They don't give you any money to use to print literature. Nothing and you are paying 2500 dollar per class. A rip off. Quality of teaching is absolutely poor. I have attended many colleges and this school and Devry is the worst. Labs lack materials. The school need real cadavers and not just cats and dogs to use for Human Anatomy classes. Try to avoid this school unless you have some money to blow.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is a frustrating and expensive. Currently I have a 4.0 average, but I have taken a session off to recoup financially. The school costs 2,000 to 3,000 every 8 week session and it is a poor learning environment at best. The advisers are ill informed of the school's own courses and woefully inept about returning phone calls. When I started my degree, I had some very direct questions about graduation rates and total student numbers attending the FNP program. Once the adviser realized that I would not be an immediate unquestioning sycophant, they took months to call me back. It is my opinion that they only returned my call because I posted something explaining the issue and being critical of the school on their social media site. (Call returned with in 48 hours of post on Facebook) Fast forward six month, my latest issue is that I signed into Chamberlain on the last day of my course to enter my assignment and reply. There was a hold link on my homepage. I clicked the link and it opened a hold screen in the Chrome browser. Technical support was closed, so I emailed the assignment to the teacher directly and she counted the grade. However because the assignment was not submitted through the portal it generated a online "absence". The teacher never responded to my email and it took a great deal of effort to find out that harshly worded "absence email" was computer generated and did not reflect upon my grade. I had paid the fees for the session, but the hold was still present. Ultimately it was determined that the continuing hold issue was not from Chamberlain, but rather caused by a Chrome memory. Had technical support been open, they could have directed me to clear the browser cookies and resolved the issue in a timely manner. Over all this is not the school for anyone working 60 hours a week. There is always a new fee or technical difficulty. The courses are rote and general in nature. For the first three sessions, there are no video classes. You read the book and answer the questions. Plan on writing 3 papers a session. Just follow the rubric, it is mindless. I had previously graduated from an AAS, ASN and BSN programs. Each one was a wonderful and meaningful learning experience. I looked forward to school every week, but I do not enjoy Chamberlain. I found myself you tubing assignments and watching the videos presentations from Dr. S. at UAB's School of Nursing. I thought that CCN was the most convenient option, but now I am 6,000.00 invested and I am having sincere thoughts about quitting. Do yourself a favor and go to another school. I am jealous of the learning experiences of my friends at UAB. Definitely a program of another caliber.
While working full time, and due to my employer's tuition reimbursement limits, it took several years of 1-2 courses at a time, while working on my RN to BSN. With only 3 courses left until completion, I am told that Chamberlain no longer will accept students from my state (Oregon), and that there is no recourse for me. Both myself and my employer are out THOUSANDS of dollars, and I am forced to continue elsewhere and take my chances on any completed course work, transferring. Very very disgusted!