Chamberlain College of Nursing Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (160)
I attended Chamberlain College of Nursing from 2013-2014 for my BSN. I have decided to stay on for their MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. I actually really like it! I love the asynchronous classes and no group projects. It has made my dream for more education a reality because I can have a really good work/life balance. I attended another online school which was way less organized than Chamberlain. So I am happy. I see other reviews that put down the teachers for not being qualified to teach. I think online schools are set up more for independent learning (in many ways). I feel I get out of it what I put in. I probably spend around 20 hours a week for one class. I do all the reading and take time to personally invest in my own learning. I know we have a nursing educator shortage. I'm grateful for those who are willing to teach us. I'm very grateful!!!! Perhaps they are not as qualified as professors in other fields. I try to ask questions when I need to and find my own answers when I need to. Some professors are better than others. Maybe one day professors will get paid enough so that those with a passion for teaching will be attracted to our field.
Not a lot of teaching is done but they expect you to learn everything. You are on your own here. New school, need high pass rates. They will fail 90% of the class. I am an A student, I cannot even pass here. They expect you to know things they never taught. Cheaters will graduate, those who study will fail. DO NOT GO HERE. This is a warning. Teacher (Health Assessment) whines a lot, does not teach and fails a lot of students. Some teachers make up their own exam that not NCLEX style, super confusing. Some professors finds joy in failing >50% of the class.
I typically do not write reviews; however, after six master level classes, I reached my breaking point and I feel others should be aware about some significant shortcomings with Chamberlain. First, many professors are not truly qualified to teach these classes (if recycling pre-scripted replies to posts can be called teaching). They are very big on subtracting points for APA, although it is often done incorrectly and many teachers are thoroughly confused about APA rules and do not apply them correctly. However, challenging the teachers poor application of APA rules will take you nowhere. The webcasts providing guidance for papers are a joke the presenters ramble, are confused and unhelpful they simply read the rubrics, and do not provide any real, clear guidance to students. The rubrics for papers are also full of inconsistencies and they appear to have been prepared by someone whose mind went in circles and could not decide exactly on what to focus on. Additionally, the curriculum has been recently updated to include more papers and more post, which do not add anything to the learning experience, but cause students who work full time to neglect their families and spend their entire free time working on long, cumbersome and confusing projects. Perhaps the authors of the curriculums never heard of the expression more is less. Finally, the grading system is heavily reliant on the teachers subjectivity, which is very frustrating, since every professor comes up with their own rules and criteria for what makes effective writing. To clarify, I am a hardworking, straight A student and my feedback is truly a reflection of the poor experience with Chamberlains MSN program. I regret choosing this college, and advise others to please explore other options for graduate nursing education, before settling with Chamberlain and what they have to offer.
I completed a 3 year diploma in nursing and began practice in 1975. The following year, I began contacting colleges and universities regarding my interest in obtaining my bachelors degree. All were as helpful as they could be but required clinical rotations, on site classes / orientations, or offered limited to no credit for completed collegiate courses. It seemed that there was no program that allowed the non-traditional student to balance family, work, and continued formal education. The online platform at Chamberlain changed that. Every aspect of the program is user friendly and designed to help students meet their goals. There is not only ample room for the adult learner to actively balance life and study but it is, very appropriately,a key to success. Completing the course of study was neither easy nor inexpensive but I had no expectations that it would be either. The effort was very well worth it as in 2014 I graduated with honors and finally had my BSN. I would not hesitate to recommend Chamberlain College of Nursing to any professional nurse who is committed to furthering their formal education, and enjoys having their efforts rewarded.
Good morning to all. I just want to try and clear up some of the confusion. I promise I am a student and not some robot that some people get the impression of. I have been attending the Jacksonville Florida campus since the beginning of 2015 and will be transferring to the Phoenix campus shortly. Overall, I have had a wonderful experience. Sure, the classes are tough and sometimes hectic but that is the point of Nursing school. It has never been easy and never will be. Many of the complaints I have read about Chamberlain being hard is very subjective and usually falls upon the student, not the school. Furthermore, yes this school is expensive but we all know that going in. It is not like they miraculously just became expensive, it always has been. This is one of the reasons students are able to get in without being waitlisted and without having to really struggle on the acceptance process. Many other Nursing schools in this area are expensive as well so I do not see this as an issue (although my school is aid for). I am prior military so the GI Bill covers my school and i am exceptionally pleased with how Chamberlain handles Military members. My money has always been processed by the school to the VA in a timely manner and I have never had an issue on this end. I have 5 classes left until I graduate and I can honestly say it has been a wonderful experience (as far as Nursing school goes). There are times where classes are a bit confusing or the professor is not like the last great professor you had but as humans this is where we must communicate our problems. I have had issues where I was confused about content, did poorly on a test only to come back and ace my next few exams with a proper change of studying methods. People love to blame the teachers at Chamberlain but in my OPINION it is usually the students not taking responsibility for themselves. Overall it has been a wonderful experience and I recommend Chamberlain for anyone seeking a strong Nursing program. You must come into this program expecting it to the hardest thing you have yet to accomplish. Good luck to any potential Chamberlain College of Nursing students.
I received my BSN through this school and was pleased, and I'm enjoying the FNP classes. I do wish they were faster at working out site contracts for what is paid by students for services, but I am happy with the education received so far. If you are expecting help with finding a preceptor you will not get that here.
I first I have heard wonderful things about this school, but now I have witness and seen that most of it is all lies. The professor they put in these classes are not qualified and don't know the material. I had a professor reading her own (so call notes) but then realize she was just reading off the book. Out of 8 classes that I have taken so far only two professor had made a great impact on me. Its a joke when you want to file a complain they don't seem to care. For example, in Adult health there was one entire class that cheated (thanks to the professors help) and every other class knew and they have done nothing about it. When student try to argue their grade and are failing for a few points they don't care, but the entire class that cheated moved on. What a JOKE!!! Punish the ones that struggle and that are trying to be good students but move on the ones that cheat. This school is expensive and they need to make thing right. When i see that they don't answer to our complains or even listen to us it makes me wonder is this school all about the money. When i fail a class I have never complain because i did not put in the effort. But when you give people the green light when they cheat is a JOKE. If you can find a better campus to do nursing do it but don't do it on the one in Chicago.
Prospective students of Chamberlain pay attention to the negative reviews on this site; they will provide a much more realistic portrayal of life as a Chamberlain/Devry student. First off, Chamberlain is expensive compared to other schools, even when considering the BSN-MSN bridge programs. The financial aid department excels at making costly errors and will do more to make situations worse than to help resolve the issues. I received more than one large and unexpected bill because of errors made by student finance. Also, do not expect grades to reflect work relevant to course topics. Grading and instruction are often obviously copied and pasted and will mostly pertain to APA formatting. The practicum selection process is far more cumbersome than it needs to be, and like student finance, incompetence is rampant. If you do not mind jumping through needless hoops, being treated like a meal ticket, and waiting hours on hold while the most obnoxious hold music of all time screams in your ears, then Chamberlain is the school for you!
I thought CCN was helpful at first and the course are wonderful. I'm very unhappy that they held on to my refunds so long and I had to fight to get. They still holding on to my scholarship money for my May course and will not give me credit for the full amount. I have spent so much time trying to get my money. Can't do anymore courses because I have a family and need to work. The financial office not only they did not help me but caused me more unnecessary time spent on something that should have been taken care of. Ask to talk to administration or the president and they said they didn't know how to contact them. So I will finish with another school.I will warn others
I actually graduated from Chamberlain with my BSN as a blended program and am finding my masters as an online program. It is consistent in terms of program quality. Some classes are very hard, some are easier, some instructors are amazing, and some repeat the same syllabus year after year. They are more strict (as they should be) in the graduate program as we are preparing for masters level career. I passed boards as an undergrad with 75 questions. I knew my material well and seemed to do better than my peers that didn't go to chamberlain. However, just like any school, what you put in is what you get out. The only bummer is it can be very difficult to find a preceptor for your clinical sites in the masters program. I wish there was a better set up or network for that.