Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
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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.
NJ campus. Student services experience is horrible. They are always busy, no one returns your emails or calls. Incorrect information is given out constantly. The lack of quality customer service is rather frustrating. Chamberlain does an excellent job in recruiting you but once you get in there you are on your own. You either sink or swim. Think twice before you consider this school. Overly priced as well, this is a for profit school.
I started at Chamberlain in January 2014 and was extremely impressed with the quality of the education and online modules for some classes. The traditional BSN program (not RN-BSN) is an accelerated format which suits my learning style. However, it is not for everyone. You need to be proactive and diligent on your work, as it's easy to fall behind. The students who do the best in the program are those who are highly motivated and who have taken most prerequisites at a community college prior to starting at CCN. It is an expensive option but I didn't want to wait on a list for a year or more at another school to get into their nursing program. The professors are attentive and caring and truly look out for your best interest & will try to help you find your niche in nursing. You have to put the time into it though and be extremely organized. This is a fast paced program for adult learners who don't need hand holding to work through the course material. I highly recommend this program and am considering the FNP program for myself in the fall.
I have been a student at CCN for last 10 years. I graduated with my BSN, MSN- Ed, MSN- FNP, and DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing. I have been in traditional schools in between, but it did not work out well. I enjoyed being a student at CCN. it works well with my busy schedule by being a full time mom, student and full time job. I am very proud that I went to CCN. the faculty was excellent. The curriculum is slightly tough but it will mold you to be an excellent scholar. I have recommended many colleagues to this college and all enjoyed to be a student at CCN.
Excellent program; supportive instructors. Problem based approach. Evidenced-based practice. Encourages and motivates student learning. The program is doable for those who work full-time. The reading material is easy to comprehend, the weekly lectures summarize the assigned readings. The database library is student friendly with up-dated peer-reviewed articles.
Very unorganized and misleading regarding the time it takes to complete. Inconsistent teaching styles made it difficult to follow expectations from class to class. No assistance with confirming clinical and I had to continuously contact them to find out the status of contracts. Had 3 different switches of practicum coordinators which caused even more delays. So many delays I had to sit out a turn because the contract for my 2nd clinical rotation was completed but not the 1 for the 1st one. Would choose differently if I had it to do over.
I successfully graduated from Chamberlain with my undergraduate BSN without any problems. The professors, and staff are amazing. I have gotten support from the beginning of the program until the end. Pros: online classes are convenient and easy to follow. Cons: price. I am currently in their online MSN program because I love the flow, and curriculum that Chamberlain offers. It fits my busy lifestyle, and learning preference.