Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (167)
Rules were constantly changing. Student services didn't even know what to tell us as policy continued to change. There have been many deans and interim deans all of which have differing degrees of understanding to a situation or circumstance. If they chose to write you off, you're done. I had to pay an Atty to get a recorded call played and secure my spot back into the program, as I was given incorrect information and management refused to hear me or pull the call until I hired an education Law specialist. I have been hurt financially and mentally from the poor educators. They not only didn't give us what we needed to succeed at chamberlain they treated people awful. Degrading, demoralizing , not to mention zero compassion. I had to fight fight fight for every single grade during my preceptor classes. Only one, Dr T.S., was amazing, high energy, positive attitude and feedback at nearly anytime you needed him. He was far from easy, maybe one of the hardest in terms of weekly expectations, but he saw that we understood and provided quality, useful feedback.
Ok, now for a more objective review, not an emotional rant. Judge Chamberlain on the basis of the individual campus. I live in a city where there are 3 campuses and all 3 are not the same. The graduation rate, NCLEX pass rate, professor satisfaction is not the same with each. The campus I attend is great and many who attend the other 2 eventually transfer to the one I attend. To give a little background on myself, I already have a 2 degrees in another field and 2 diplomas. I have been to 2 major universities and 2 smaller colleges. As far as costs, I think it depends on the individual. Personally I will be spending under 25k and I consider that nothing. Whats expensive for one may not be expensive for another. The advice given on loans is to not borrow more than you would make in a year in your chosen profession so I am well below that. You have to do your research on the campus you want to attend and not judge the entire institution as the same. For example, a McDonalds at one location may have terrible customer service, but the one a mile away is great. Hope this helps and good luck. If you want something, go and get it.
I chose Chamberlain based on its flexibility of classes, and accessibility as I needed to work on my degree while having children. I was able to focus on school and family while obtaining my education,which would not have been feasible at a traditional school. I am grateful for the opportunity to become a FNP. I have worked very hard, and this program has allowed me to be successful at achieving my dream. So I applaud Chamberlain for charting new waters with their innovative learning experiences. If you are looking at this school, I would highly recommend it. Just know that being an excellent FNP is often up to you and how much you care about actually helping others achieve their health goals. Its not all about you and your job. So if you are highly motivated,have strong analytical skills, and care about people, by all means, go to Chamberlain, serve your community, help people heal, and enjoy the journey. If youre just looking to get more money, please dont become a FNP.
Pearland Campus is a joke. First of all they are not organized at all. They are basically playing around with people's money and they honestly don't care. When I first applied to the school they accepted me right away because they needed students because everyone was transferring over to other schools. I joined the school and was so happy ( i thought). I decided to join and get more involved with the school so they elected me as a Senator. I used to promote that school like nobody's business. I used to look up to them and to me I was in a good place in my life. They just wanted you to see the good in them because they wanted your money. Not too mention how expensive that school was. Lord i went through 2 loans, financial aid, and I still had to pay 1500 out of pocket every month. The teacher were the worst of them all. They didnt care whether you passed or failed what so ever. This school is a waste of your time. There are so many school that you can go too. Ignore there stupid adds on the radio and internet. They are trying to pull you into the dark.
disappointed with course profs.
Immersion weekend at chamberlain is a joke and is very expensive. It is a good 45 mins outside of Chicago and the hotel they recommend has a twin bed. They claim the weekend has a 100% pass rate but I know they have failed numerous students each term. Also, you do not get a second chance as they claim! On the second day they send you home after testing and you get your results within a day or two of starting your next possible clinicals.
Don't go to this school. All the negative reviews are true. I have lived it. Clinicals are a disaster. Professors are terrible. I have spent many nights crying. Go to another school. Immersion weekend will cost you and its nothing but stress. You dont really learn about the real world as your soap notes in reality will be 1 page, your soap notes in class will be 4. Teachers are so terrible. Practicum coorindators as useful as toilet paper. And when you get a teacher that doesnt like you they give you bad grades and forget the blind review process ! Its the worst ... stay away far Inwish I did
Chamberlain is the most unorganized, dysfunctional organization I've ever dealt with. When I first was looking into attending I was told by the admissions woman that if I chose the FNP program I could choose to do my Capstone clinicals in psychiatry as that is the field I'm most interested in. After a year in the program when it was time to set up my practicums I was informed that that is not allowed under any circumstance and never has been. So I was already feeling very frustrated with the fact that I wouldn't be prepared for the area I wanted to work in like I was initially told. Then I went a period of time without a practicum coordinator because of turn over issues within the school. At this time I called the school to find out what to do and was told to submit all of the paperwork and requirements directly to my clinical site so that I would be able to start on time. 1 week before the start of my clinical rotation they emailed me saying I needed to complete another background check, a two step PPD, physical, and drug screen. Not only was in impossible to get all of these things done within that time frame, some of them I had already done through my clinical site but was instructed that wasn't good enough, and they wanted me to submit all of this information into a 3rd party website which would take 3 business days to process the info. I was told there was absolutely nothing that could be done about expediting the process through the 3rd party (complio). After crying and speaking on the phone to 7 different people over the course of 3 days I finally was able to speak to a manager after threatening to call the board of education. Prior to that I was continually told by everyone I spoke with that nothing could be done. Eventually I was registered for my course 3 days late, having been required to miss 2 clinical days because I wasn't allowed to be there since I wasn't registered for the course, and an assignment. On top of all of this, many of the instructors don't actually read or grade your assignments which is great if all you're looking for is an easy A, but when it comes to preparedness for clinicals and your subsequent career, you're out of luck. I feel as though we are not prepared to enter into the clinical setting and that we lack advocates at the school. The whole program is a disaster and I would not recommend it to anyone. My advice is do not attend a for profit college.
This school/program is a scam. Point blank. The school is in an office building with a few classrooms and lobby area. The administration staff is heinous. There was absolutely zero support from them when you were able to reach them. The main number did not work after a few weeks of going there and my student services advisor only returned 1 of my 100 phone calls. Emails and voicemails were never answered and her line most always went to voicemail. A majority of my general education courses were not a "match" for their system which was very frustrating as I felt it was very subjective to whatever was convenient for their pockets. This was fishy because two friends of mine who went to the same school and transferred to Chamberlain had different experiences when transferring courses. One friends' course was accepted while the others' was not. Mind you, they took the same course, class in the same college. Overall, look elsewhere for a legit program. Don't be a fool like I was. If you have a funny feeling or hesitation about this program, believe it. I can't believe they are still in business.
After spending all the time and money to take the 30 credits of core classes, some of which were taught by knowledgable, committed DNPs, some not, practicum is a huge disappointment. You are ON. YOUR. OWN. and you will NOT have an advocate for any reason. No one cares if the clinical affiliation agreement terms are violated or not. And if you are mistreated, do not receive the education or time you need, that is on you. No one will speak up for you, and you are stuck with whatever your preceptor writes about you on your permanent record. Good or bad. I regret choosing Chamberlain because you are really just a number, no matter how many "helpful" programs they offer. Student Services personnel are good listeners, kind, and supportive, but basically powerless. Like I said, you're on your own. It is not in any way the same as a local university, where they can see your face...