Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
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Chamberlain University, Family Nurse Practitioner Track has been wonderful, professors are great and the courses are challenging. The professors are engaging and ask a lot of questions. There is a lot of critical thinking skills. I definitely recommend this school.
CCN is the worst decision i ever made , and it is a reality i struggle with everyday. I would not advise even my worst enemy to set foot in this program particularly the North Brunswick NJ campus. The program looks very promising from the outside as they promise completion in three years with your BSN but that is their biggest lie, for one you will not graduate with a BSN in three years as they will make sure you fail their extremely hard exams , which are poorly written by unknowledgeable professors. They have commercials all over the web claiming they care for their students, well thats another lie as the faculty will not address questions about exams, even when 90 % of the students flank the exam and only 10% are barely passing, and also how do we perform way better on the standardized hesi final?, and dare you go to the dean for help or to complain, the professor will chastise you for even attempting to go to people above her for help Yes, its all about the money for them, as this a for profit organization , with a credit hr costing $630, please check out other institutions before coming here this should not even be a last resort. Your better off going to community college and getting your associates and doing a bridge program to get your BSN its much cheaper and will save you tons of money and stress.
Under NO circumstances would I recommend this college to anyone. They are not helpful to their students during the courses. Each teacher uses a different set of rules to grade (mind you I have 3.9 GPA). They do NOT follow national guidelines for immunizations. They do NOT give you all the information needed when you start your programs, so by the time you are given the information you stuck having to pay HUGE amounts of money or drop out at the very end. I had several people tell me not to attend this school because it was so expensive and they had not heard many good reviews. However, I asked the admissions coordinator I was working with about the issues brought to my attention and was assured these concerns had been issues in the past, but had been dealt with. LIE! You are forced to send emails because the compliance department does not have a phone number. I sent an email in March (this is June) and I still have not heard from them on that email. Not one department tells you the same thing. I am stuck having to pay over $2000 out of pocket, under budgeted, in order to finish my last 2 classes!!!! What a horrible school!
I found the admission process very easy and the adviser very helpful. I have found the professors to be very supportive in my classes and helped me achieve success. I would recommend Chamberlain for others for a great learning experience with a schedule that you can manage while working.
I was very pleased with my education from Chamberlain. I will agree with other reviews that it was one of the more expensive schools I looked at, if not the most expensive. I found the instructors and other departments very helpful. I thought the coursework was challenging but not overwhelming at all. I can only attest to the online education, which did not require clinicals or onsite classroom work. The instructors provided excellent feedback and always responded to any inquires in a timely manner. Assignments and reading requirements were given in advance for all of the classes at the start of each semester with plenty of time to finish. I enjoyed this school and the process so much that I will be looking into their MSN program. My only real complaint is the website did go down several times, resulting in some frustration, but the process was well worth it.
This school is a bunch of vultures and underhanded. They're mastery of deception is to convince you they have your best interest at heart. When their main concern is nothing more than your money and disregard you as a student. The campus is nothing but double edge swords. Warming welcomes while reaching into your pocket. As for their curriculum, They hire teachers who do not know the subject or the material. It appears they worked something out to gain as much profit from it as possible. Classes are set up to be as difficult as possible and they have a very high fail rate for many of the courses. Last term I overheard administration state 80% failed this term shaking her head and walked away. They're unorganized at the start of new sessions.They change your professors without informing you. There are professors at the campus student chose to avoid and at the last minute they change the professor without telling you. When you walk in the room it's the professor you didn't want. Testing is the worst. They even admitted to having information on exams the were not covered but justify it by saying "It's in the book it's fair game" but what happens if you don't understand what you read. The answer they give you is "do your best". All to often as a class we correct multiple professors and multiple incorrect examination questions. They have instructors who intentionally want you to fail. The Dean of all people who is suppose to be for the student is also one who will fail a student . School policy states you have 3 days to turn in ALL assignments with a 10% grade drop per day. She has failed students for late submissions by 1 day. She turns the policy around to favor herself and the teachers. She claims it doesn't apply to "faculty assignment" clearly the policy states ALL ASSIGNMENTS. The policy does not state what assignments will or will not be accepted. They also hold the students to extremely high standards, especially student who have never been in healthcare. More than half the instructors don't even meet their minimal requirements.Professor will even state "I'm learning right along with you". Careful with appeals the Dean will make sure the appeals board side with her at all time. The Dean at the South Florida campus has all the professors scared of her. The strong professors resigned and the those close to retirement stay. It's hard to get a good professor and when you do the dean will run them out. The Dean does not want a student advocate. The president well he is just a joke. He is just as scared of the dean. At the end of it all I'm stuck who is going to take the credits, what school has direct entry? No one and the wait list is 2 years who has 2 years to wait. This school is such a let down.
Chamberlain overall is a great school. I began CCN 2015. I had big hopes and dreams of completing the program in. May 2017. That didn't happen. Life happened and I was unsuccessful in my class. The one class was taken three times and still unsuccessful. I believe that nursing is hard and some people catch on more than others. When you have school, home and work it's hard to focus. No excuse on my messing up. I just wish there were no limits on how many times you can repeat a course, considering you pay $675 credit hours. If you want to take it a hundred times you should be allowed. Overall, the campus is good. The professors help you as much as they can to be successful. Just before you start make sure your life is in order and you are ready for anything to happen. Withdraw before you fail and stay focused. I wish I would have done things different and be a success story but I can't I just wish they worried more about the students who don't cheat to pass and will fail before cheating because that makes a great student.
This school is predatory and adventitious. They're concerned with nothing more than your money and could care less about you as a student. It's very cloak and dagger. Smiles and warm welcomes while reaching their hands in your pocket. They just randomly threw a $6,000 dollar bill at me midway through the toughest 16 weeks in the program. I was repeatedly assured when I chose to attend here that my out of pocket expense would be minimal (I have no previous college loans and I'm independent on my FAFSA application). Their student services department boldface lied to me in that regard, and they could care less about it when confronted. In regards to their curriculum, I'm fairly certain they have some kind of algorithm worked out to gain as much profit from it as possible. Classes are set up to be as difficult as possible and they have a very high fail rate for many of the courses. However, they allow you to RETAKE the failed course paying for it again obviously, and probably pocket a pretty nice profit in the process. They're also deeply unorganized and very ill prepared at the start of new sessions. I have classmates that have yet to receive emails regarding clinical sites they're supposed to be attending in 2 days. I've had classmates arrive to clinical sites only to be kicked off the property because the school lost their contract with facility. They even admitted too having information on final examinations (HESI exams) that were not covered in our curriculum and that we should just "do our best". Lastly, I often found myself correcting multiple professors on things and multiple incorrect examination questions that I cited with sources as having incorrect answers listed as correct ones. If I could transfer out at this point I would, but I don't know of any other university that will accept transfer credits from Chamberlain. They officially have me stuck, and have put me into a literal financial crisis. Don't be fooled by this institution. I know it's a "last resort" for many people, but the hard work it takes to get into another program will outweigh the financial burden and headache this place will put on you. It's a joke of a program and they should be deeply ashamed of themselves.
Do not use this school. They have instructors who intentionally want you to fail and hold the students to extremely high standards while their instructors don't even meet their minimal requirements. I have never received an F on anything my entire life and had an instructor who gave me a failing grade on a paper. I have wrote 5 previous papers for other classes with high A's. I followed the complaint process and the schools response was the instructor who did a blind review graded it within 10% of the previous grade so there is no change. They can't provide any further information or let me see the comments. Do NOT use this school. DeVry, HCA and the United States Military are doing themselves a disservice to be associated with such a poor school.
If you're in the Chicago land area, steer clear of Tinley Park campus. The epitome of disorganized and lack of professionalism. Last minute schedule changes, last minute clinical placements, poor clinical sites. All of which occurs without faculty reaching out to students to offer an explanation/apology for the changes. J.A. is the worst in following up. The deans smile and say "Sorry." Is sorry a good enough excuse when tuition for most is 80,000+???? STAY AWAY FROM TINLEY PARK, IT WILL BE HARD TO FOCUS ON YOUR STUDIES BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PLAY FOLLOW UP TO MAKE SURE YOUR SCHEDULES ARE IN ORDER!!!!! STUDENTS FROM OTHER CAMPUS MENTIONED THE REPUTATION OF THE TINLEY PARK CAMPUS AS BEING THE WORST.!!!!