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Got my bsn degree 4 yrs ago and i strongly recommend their program if ure working full time, with kids (or not) and considering doing online. My advisers and profs were always reachable and approachable. Paperworks and required readings can be indeed demanding but that how it should be anyway.
A lot of run around. If you've ever called Chamberlain, you will hear the message or person you speak with tell you the call is being recorded for quality assurance. I'm in week three of my studies and have heard this message no less than 50 times. The amount of communication just to get started is over-the-top. Once, someone from Chamberlain called me, said the message was being recorded, then asked me for personal information. This was NOT someone returning a call, yet they were baffled that I wouldn't give my personal information to them. Fast forward... I am now in classes and have listened to several hours of required tutorial. In the tutorial, information was provided on how they want things submitted (Microsoft Word, 2013). I am a MacBook user so I listened carefully to how to go about downloading the program, only to find out after several calls to various locations that the tutorial was outdated and Chamberlain no longer supplies the needed program (Microsoft Office). My instructor gave me the go-ahead to try to submit via Pages (MacBook's Word Doc). I turned it in two days early. Five hours before the assignment was due, I get a call saying I need to use Microsoft Word because faculty couldn't read the various ways I attempted to send. So I call IT again, and this person walks me through how to download Microsoft Word, which is apparently, available after all. I have not yet attempted to see if this will work, but at this point, my feeling is that Chamberlain requires a lot of "busy work" while the college themselves, take little responsibility in making sure the students are set-up for success. As a student, you will be required to listen to a 45 minute tutorial that gives such simple information as the need to title your paper (and repeat very basic information), but provides zero instruction in tutorial form how a Mac User can navigate the program. Providing I can download Microsoft Office with the new information IT has given me, I will continue with the program, in spite of now being at risk of loosing points for being late (pending dean of students decision). If the download doesn't work, I'll drop the class and the college. My busy-work fluff-time is exceeded. They talk as if they have the student's best interest in mind, while wasting your time. Repetitive non-sense about recording the callers along with lengthy third grade tutorials that are outdated causing more busy work. I completed my BSN without ever taking a tutorial (let alone multiple tutorials) or talking to an advisor or faculty member. It was smooth and self-directed. If you are expecting that from Chamberlain, you will be disappointed. I have no less than 40 hours in speaking with various Chamberlain "resources" (tutorials included) in a simple attempt to get classes started and assignments submitted in a format they are able to view them. If you are thinking about starting classes and notice a lot of unnecessary time-wasters when speaking with them, take heed. It doesn't end.
I am currently in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) track at Chamberlain and have enjoyed the program so far. I got my BSN in 2013 from a 4 year university (in WI) and got a lot out of that program, but for my masters, I wanted to take classes online so I could work while going to school. Chamberlain has allowed me to do that and I have had nothing but good experiences so far (and have been in the program for over a year now). I specifically wanted to recommend Dr. G, as a professor, for the NR509 Advanced Physical Assessment class to anyone pursuing the FNP program at Chamberlain. He was not only very knowledgeable, but also approachable and engaging. After finishing case studies every week, we would call in the next week to discuss the case studies and how we managed our patients in those studies (we would discuss as a class, in something called "debriefings" where we video conferenced in). After speaking with other students (from different classes) about the debriefings, many other professors would simply just read the information off from the case study websites and not add any of their own input into the debriefings. Other professors also would not call on students and challenge their thought processes, and did not discuss what "red flags" students should be aware of in future practice. Many people may read this and think they do not want to be called on; however, I found it to be much more engaging- and Dr. G was always so thoughtful in his responses and very approachable! Dr. G held my attention throughout the debriefings, and I found myself speaking with classmates about what I learned (because I found it to be so interesting) and I actually wanted the debriefings to be longer (and that really is saying something coming from me!). As much as I love the independence of this program and not having to physically go to class, the debriefings were so refreshing and I think I learned the most in this class so far. The tips and tricks Dr. G impressed upon us will stay with me for the rest of my career and I really think he is a great professor. I also think it was a disservice for other students to not have a professor as engaging as Dr. G was, as he really made us think critically throughout these case studies. We are going to be future providers, and understanding "red flags" and remembering critical things to look out for are essential to us being effective, safe, competent providers. So I cannot say enough great things about him as a professor. I highly recommend him for this class!
My daughter is currently in the BSN to PA program and has filed the necessary grievances, but as far as I'm concerned, this program is total GARBAGE! Students are not allowed to review what they missed on quizzes and exams, most students experience slowness in grading of "busy work" assignments in which EVERYTHING counts and wording of the tests/exams are written as if by 7th graders. This school has NO regard for the sacrifice of family, fulltime income, and the emotional stress the students endure as they try to pass this course; which is set up for immediate failure! As a mother who has watched her grown child doubt herself, her professional knowledge and her self esteem, it is my opinion that this program sets the students up for failure! My opinion is just that, my opinion and any comments that are adverse to mine are not my concern. I hope this comment causes any potential students to take pause before enrollment, and let's current students know their is family who supports them whole-heartedly.
I've been at Chamberlain University for my BSN and now for my graduate degree, and the result is chaos. At the beginning it was ok but they are looking for you to fail. Recently I was in the of the class and the software they use to make you take to test and exams did not work as it should making me lose point to the point of failing. There were three exams and in two of those exams, the system did not work properly. I contacted the student services, professor, supervisor of the professor and they all say the couldn't do anything. One of the exams was almost 200 points which took me from B+ to F. None of them were worried about my grade. My advice for those looking for a school that actually cares for the student and actually have tools that work is to look away in another direction. This school is not serious and is expensive as well. If I could give some sort of Negative star I will do it. -10 no professionalism nor work ethics. This is the worst school ever
I have loved Chamberlain University. I like the asynchronous online classes and no group work. It means I can do school around my full time life. It requires a lot of writing and reflecting but this has made me into a better more articulate nurse. The teachers have been responsive to questions and given feedback that has helped me grow. This school was by far better than I prior school I attended which definitely had an unrealistic amount of work. I feel for the right and driven person, this University is really great! I got my BSN from them. I will be starting into their DNP track in the summer. Thanks Chamberlain for making this possible!
I love that this school stick to their curriculum and schedule. If you have a problem you could always send an email to your counselor and receive an answer by the next business day. he reviewed my transcript and I followed the schedule that was sent to me and everything was okay. The professors are very fair. Do not wait to reach out to them if you are having any difficulty with the course material. They will try their very best to assist you. Good luck
This school is worthless; they're no help. Most of the instructors are very evil and ruthless. Save your money and run to a different school if you can. Chamberlain is not set for work adult student. I had no problem with the financial department, but student service was very conflicting
Chamberlain has been wonderful to work with. My writing skills have improved. The teachers in the nursing classes are very easy to communicate with. The registration department is wonderful to help set up classes. Whenever I do make a call to student services they check that all my information is up to date. I enjoy learning from the class and sharing experiences. I was so nervous when I started because I had never taken classes on-line but that has all changed. I have been a nurse almost 30 years and going back to school was scary but it is turning out well.
This dergrer program is extremely difficult to the point of unfair. I feel like the grading system is aimed to nit pick rather than actually assess the students work. For instance, why havea a due date but mandate an assignment be submitted way before hand or get points taken off; that blows my mind still and Im on my 3rd class. Im at the point of considerating to cut my losses and start from scratch at another school. Though Im still grappling with the fact that an 85 and 90 in my last two classes have justified to put me on Academic warning. Not sure if thats just a grad school thing or specifically Chamberlain.