Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (138)
Finally done! Chamberlain is expensive for sure... but if you are working full time., family bread winner which was my case I would have never finished if I had to go to a brick and mortar class. They will not baby you... either do the work on your own or don't bother. Some classes are tougher than others and the instructors get tougher on you as time goes by. I have talked to brick and mortar students and I don't see any difference except you have to look for parking. I have maybe wait on the phone to solve a problem because I did have issues at times but it was always resolved once I found the right person to talk to.
Excellent program with very knowledgeable, well educated instructors. Problem-based approach of teaching, drawing upon personal experiences. Evidenced-based practice was strongly impressed upon. I felt very motivated to learn and am now in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program through Chamberlain College. I have worked full-time during this process, and while it is difficult at times, I have be able to be successful. I would highly recommend this program to any nurse who is interested in furthering their degree. It won't always be easy, but it WILL always be worth it!
Chamberlain College of Nursing allowed be to work full time while earning my BSN. The course work was not overwhelming, professors easily accessible and the best it was ALL online. I never had to travel for school and I could use my mobile devices and so home work while traveling.
I can really appreciate the classes available. When I was in pursuit of my degree the staff allowed me to use my time, classes, and finances wisely. Because my hospital is pursuing a platinum status I am already ahead of the curve. Lastly, because I have acquired my BSN it has allowed for me pursue management and leadership which directly correlates with the type of education that was given from Chamberlain.
The program is very expensive. The curriculums are poorly coordinated. Prerequisite classes had nothing to do with required classes. Never had the same advisor. No one would listen to an A student with suggestions. Do not waste your time or money on this program.
CCN is not the school if you are looking for am online college. There is no consistency in the program. I had financial aid and the school is sending me a bill and requesting that I pay it in full before I can start my next class. The practicum coordinator is a joker who does not return calls or responds to emails. Forget about talking to the dean, Distler; he does not help either. There are instructors who wants to correct you on APA formatting when they themselves do not know how to format in APA. You have to find your own clinical site. You do not get any help from the school. There is also inconsistency with the requirements for the clinical sites. I had to sit out three semesters because I was told by the practicum coordinator that the sites I found were not appropriate even though these were private medical practices. However some students were approved sites for pain management and a physical therapy. If you are looking for online courses do not consider Chamberlain College of Nursing. Run as far as you can from them. To add insult to injury I graduated this March and my name was not even on the program.
Chamberlain is truly an exceptional school. From the time you make your first call to learn more about the program to the way the academic and financial advisors help you to navigate through the program has just been very impressive. The faculty and staff members all want you to succeed. Chamberlains' reputation and program is one of the best in the nation. I truly believe that chamberlain is a school that anyone should consider when attempting to attend the MSN or DNP programs.
Chamberlain exploits people by making promises of quickly furthering your degree but maxing out your financial aid. I did quickly earn a BSN, but the benefit was not worth the cost. The school draws you in and when you are becoming a potential student the "admission advisors" call you daily to help you get into the program, get financial aid started, and register for your first classes. But after you are a student you can't get in touch with anyone at the school. I will say after leaving voicemails I did have my calls returned, but the "financial advisors" have little transparency about what is actually being done with your money. In fact I had no say in how my financial aid was being used. The tuition is outrageous, and I was told that my financial aid would cover my costs- not true! For my RN to BSN (which took me 10 months to complete) my financial aid was maxed! The 10 month program cost me $30,000, and I was told after I graduated that still owed $2600 to the school for what my financial aid didn't cover. As far as the classes...The RN to BSN is distance education, so all online. Most RN to BSN programs are regardless of the school. I can say that the professors that I had were very helpful. They all seemed to care a lot about in having their students succeed. Most of the instructors I had always got back to me in a timely fashion if I had questions etc...However, if you are taking classes know that you are going to self teach. Example I had to take a Statistics class. During my associates degree I had to take College Algebra and in was traditional class and I excelled in this class. But and online Stats class was nothing but difficult, you are presented the material by your course instructor but not "taught" if that makes sense. I struggled those 8 weeks, but managed to pull a B out of it. The nursing classes that I took were not as difficult as they were time consuming-as you would expect college course work to be. I wrote a lot of papers and read a lot of literature that was applicable to my practice, so I didn't mind that. But beware they are VERY hard on plagiarism, so get yourself a good application on your laptop that helps you correctly site and format your papers. Because it is a distance online program it helps to be computer savvy as well. For instance, if you are not well versed in excel and power point you will need to brush up on it! In summary, the course work itself is fine, comparable to any distance college work, but the cost is astronomical. Getting a BSN was always a goal that I had a nurse, so I could have acquired it at any school. And they sucked me in with the promises of being done quickly, and having the flexibility that the course work offered, things that certainly appealed to a working nurse with 2 small children. I was told that my financial aid would cover all of my educational costs, but the truth is it did not. My financial aid was maxed, and I was left to pay for what it wouldn't cover. Now I owe $30,000 in federal student loans and I owe $2600 to the school.
Chamberlain College of Nursing was a phenomenal next step in my education through both the course rigor and the expertise and distinction of the professors from whom we learned. Very self-motivated students may succeed in this program and also learn from other students across the United States of America. I highly recommend this program to further your professionalism and your learning as a person as well.
I am warning all of you considering coming to the New Jersey campus run for the hills or at least go with your other choice. The New Jersey campus is poorly run by money hungry savages. Once you are in you are truly on your own they will purposely watch you fail just so you can pay for the course again. Transfer students from other Chamberlain campuses are extremely shocked with the lack of consistency. Take it from a student who can't wait to graduate.