Chamberlain University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375 - $19,900
63% of 340 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 340 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jordan Bowden
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I knew that I would have to find my own preceptor site, but I never imagined the lack of coordination and support from this school. I have been trying for months to go back to clinicals, but with absolutely no luck. The clinical site required a list of items from the school (proof of good standing, insurance, etc), every time I call the school I am told that they do not communicate with the site, and I am responsible to complete these item. So, I have tried to field it myself, but the school is more concerned with their own list of requirements. I am incredibly disapointed."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"You will likely get an advisor that lives in another state and NEVER hear from them. I am extremely disappointed in the assistance department of this school. Within my first three months there, I faced three major issues that caused hours of stress. It is never ending issues here. On top of being part of an accelerated program you will also face advising/scheduling/financial issues WEEKLY. Even when you call anyone for help the line ALWAYS goes straight to voicemail and then hangs up on you…"
Andrea Constance Douglas
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Chamberlain University strives to deliver extraordinary nurses, at the bachelor, master's, and DNP levels. I graduated with my BSN in 2018 and returned in 2019 for my master's and it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The faculty is well educated and knowledgeable in their field of practice and they truly want each and every student to achieve their goals. Each facility member has been where I am today and their knowledge and experience shows, as I am a product of that knowledge and experience. I took my ANCC today and was successful on my first attempt, and I appreciate everyone that contribute to my success. Thanks, Chamberlian University, it was well worth it."
RUN RUN RUN
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"RUN RUN RUN AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! If you want to a school where they actually care for the students and not just the money DO NOT GO HERE. Every time you reach out to where they tell you to reach out to they are frustrated. The professors will send you a BRAIN SHARK before they act as a professor in the class. NOW WE have this EDAPT where majority of the students are crying literally regarding the time consuming, unknowledgeable to the course and horrible completely but we are STILL BEING IGNORED. Being a A student and go to a C student due to this EDAPY crap is horrible. Pharmacology this week has 22 assignments a RUA paper, and brochure needed, remind you this 22 assignments can take up to two days to complete. Plus fundamentals where the professors are literally mad that you are a student. This school is nothing like they say it is. Student support does not support you, if you do request tutoring it is only for 30 mins and then next week but the exam goes by, by then. I would be embarrassed to even teach at this school if I was a professor with a humble heart. They are not there to make sure us students become great NURSES they are there for money and to clock out!"
Michell
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I usually don't leave reviews unless it is really bad. This school is bad. Honestly, I feel my money down the drain. School offer almost no scholarships (Don't believe what they say in admissions. They might say they do, but when it comes to cashing their claim, they such. Yes, there is 1 or 2 scholarships for a class of 100 students. What make me so special that I can get it?) Worse of all, I am paid expensive tuition to be guinea pigs for them to improve their online learning program, so they can use it to suck more money from poor students like me. Chamberlain is owned by the same company as Devry University (if anyone don't know, a private for profit "educational" company. They share the same system) They waste money on a lot of stuff that are convenient for them, at the inconvenience of the student. For example, their design their student learning plateform to be similar Canvas (exact copy with very few modifications). However, they did a bad job on it. For example, the Inbox is supposed to link to student email, but how many times did I missed important email or professor did not answer my email because of problem with their faulty plateform. One good thing about Chamberlain professor, most of them give you their mobile number for contact in case of emergencies (They know their email system is faulty and disorganized). So system is faulty, but most communications with professor are ok (depend on professor). Now, the main reason I write this review today. After this semesters, I finally get what the previous reviews on this website mean by they constantly change the program, and how it would affect the learning quality of the students like me. This past session, they introduced a system called EDAPT to help Next generation NCLEX in 2023. The intention sound just, except they introduced the program at inappropriate level and timing. Because the EDAPT learning is designed to make you think critically as a nurse (that is how they sugar coat it), is not like reading the textbook, or doing ATI. The information they give are what they feel is important, but does not cover the most important part of lesson. The critical thinking and practice for new NCLEX part is true, but I did not have the basic knowledge yet. And Without debate, crital thinking require basic foundational knowledge. This new EDAPT program is really similar to ATI with 3 key differences, and let me tell what is bad about them: 1. Correct answer and rationales are not always given, in addition to being arguable (yes, it's given sometimes, but inconsistently. At least provide me a reason for each correct and incorrect answers, so I know the correct answer, reasoning, and won't make the same mistakes again. Also, I might not know the answer, but what is with giving us ambiguous questions that even many experienced nursing professors would have trouble getting it right the first time. Then grade us on those questionable probles with questionable answer. ) 2. Lesson cannot move forward if students did not get a certain percentage of correct answer. And the program will give student more time consuming supplementary lessons after lessons. 3. Answer went from multiple choice to fill in the blank ( from pull down manu) or matching (from a box with movable answers below). This is bad because if the question and answer design is unclear, there is going a whole lot of mistakes and you cannot move on.(In the end, you can spend 12 hours because mutiple supplementary lessons) Also, this program is full of tech error. (Honestly, I am ok with screenshot my answer and sent them to notify of occasional IT error or answer mistake, but what is with getting marked wrong for so many answers all because. Having to deal with constant frustration of is adding stress to students.) Sometimes even all the answer correct, IT system mark wrong for non-sequenced matching answers. (That kind of IT issue is unforgivable; correct answer mark drown on tricky questions. Are they trying to kill people with frustrations? ) For example, Pharmacology. I got 0 knowledge. What do student found most difficult? It is remembering the different between drug in same class. However edapt lesson wasted our time on critical thinking, on knowledge I not have. The program did not cover everything they ask me, which means I am searching for answers. Yes, students can learn from searching quest and making mistakes. But I am not happy to do so at the expense of my time and grade, but this is what Chamberlain do. They employed a new time-consuming immature program that is full of mistakes, unclear and ambitious questions and answer, and jeopardized student's passing grade to test their program (who knows if intentionally or not? The first few semesters is so much easier. Really smart money sucking techniques, like gambling. First it let people win and pass through class with ease, then when people is half way in the program and would feel shame or sorry for giving up, they hit you hard with difficult courses and programs). Can you imaging having to read through 6 major chapters in Pharmacology textbooks, then having to do 4 units on EDAPT as homework assignments, and each unit cost at least 4 - 12 hours, and the worse part is, you won't get 10/10 for these 4 assignments? 24 hours on EDPAT, and the worse part is, I did not remember any single drugs in detail (all I learn is how to take quick screenshoting, trying to search for answer on internet. What part of that helping me with remembering the drug name and functions, I really don't know. ) In short, my time is precious and limited, and this new EDAPT program is sucking all my time from studying the basics. After hours of doing the assignments, I felt like I learned very little. Toward the end, all I remember is taking screenshots and searching for answer on internet, and trying to finishe the assignment as quickly as I can. Worse of all, it is so frustrating that after all the hard working hours, I cannot get full points for my hard effort. Students cannot move continue the lesson without passing with certain grade is a big issue, specially with school IT not sure how to work the system and they have to report the problem upward to national level. It might be weeks before they resolve it at national levels because there are too many mistakes reports. However, it the mean while, as students, we struggling pass the unit because the lesson stuck at a point and would not allow student to work on another unrelated units without passing this one first. So student struggles to match the "correct" questions with the answers that could appear in multiple columns. This is beginning of my 2nd year, and I am already exhausted and stressed like I never before. Yes, nursing students all need to learn effective time management skills. But time management is not a good excuse for giving us unreasonably time consuming assignments that is not worthy in effort and grades. Nursing students are suppose to be sleep deprived, but this new EDPAT program make it worse. The addition of the new program is not the problem. The problem is execution and human error. The school did not think before they Many of my classmates start a petition asking them to give full point to the assignment for effort. We already got almost 1500 people's signatures. Wish us lucks. (My feeling is, unless we keep stressing about the problem all session constantly, the school is going to only shove us off with the excuse that students have so much problem with the edapt program because they are unfamiliar, when the reality is the program is full of questionable problems and answers and technical issues that need to be resolve. Still too early to tell, but I will wait and see.) *I am usually a grade B test taker, and never missed an assignment. For the first time in my life, I might fail a core class not because I bomb the test, but because I could not get full point for my hard-working homework assignments, and that really pissed me off because it totally pull down my overall grade score. Take what my classmate said. This is not the education I signed up for. We are wasting time trying to run (critical thinking) without the basic development of musculoskeletal (basic foundational knowledge). In conclusion, professors are ok. But the school because the school administration on national level do not use their head at all. It is stupid to introduce a brand new, untested, questionable, techincal error filled and time-consuming program ( that is designed for final license test prep) in an important basic knowledge course like Pharmacology (that requires a great deal of time for memorization). Honestly, no matter how the school sugar coat it, people only have 24 hours a day to live their lives. (So COVID, online, new and inexperienced with the program is not the reason. The problem is executive level do not thinkg clearly before execution. So the learning program is far from complete with errors. And student got stressed with the grading cause by those errors.) Yes, assignmrbt should be graded like ATI. But ATI is a matured system that been out and used by Chamberlain for years. EDAPT cannot compared. So, it is wrong and unfaired to grade and reduce studying time for basic foundamental knowledge with a program that is designed for people who are ready to graduate. The school indeed affect my learning potential by a lot, in a negative way. I feel like quitting now. I think I acquired depression after I started EDPAT program. Even if my speed pick up after I become more familiar with the questions, that still doesn't change the fact that it is a faulty program that still needs tons of adjustments."
BSN-Mom
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Horrible. Inhave found the school to be misleading. There are constant changes to the program, they have you retake classes, previously taken at other institutions for the sole purpose of making more money. They take advantage of students, because they know that more affordable schools are impacted. It is shameful what happens to young eager students. ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!"
JR
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Beware. I was promised that I could take proficiency exams to get credit for being an LVN. Every time I would talk to someone they said they would get me the information I needed but they would never get back to me. They have been giving me the run around for 11 months and are now saying it’s too late to get credit. Because of this , I’m now 4 months behind on my anticipated completion date. Feels like a scam so they can get as much money out of you. Since this school is unreliable, my advice is to ensure you get credit for any classes before starting the program."
Patience Faith Karsten
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Before starting Chamberlain University, I did my research. I did not want to just have a degree, I wanted to be the nurse and FNP who knows what she was dong with an exception. During my research, I saw that Chamberlain had this "Head-To-Toe" assessment class in their curriculum. I decided on the RN-MSN program. During my BSN program we had to memorize the assessment, record, and submit for grading. Now, I am in the FNP program and in NR509 Advanced Physical Assessment course, same thing happened. Meanwhile, after the BSN part of my program Chamberlain organized a virtual career fair and I got hired by a hospital in Michigan. As a new hire, I had to go through training. I had to give my first report to 2 oncoming nurses. I started by asking the first nurse if we could give a bedside report and she agreed. I gave my report on 3 of my patients. When I asked the other nurse if I could give her a report by patient bedside she was a little hesitant. The first nurse told her, "You want to receive a bedside report from Patience. She gives a good report. She gave from Head-To-Toe assessment and system report. You will love her report." I was amazed! I did not know that I had actually done the "Head-To-Toe assessment," unknowingly and unconsciously. I have my assessments not only memorized for passing my grades and having a degree only but in my unconscious mind (so to speak) with the right attitude to use it in my future practice. I have had amazing professors especially Dr. Nancy Baltz who facilitated this success. Her feedbacks were a teaching moments and did not criticize. Her quick responses and guidance helped in every step of the way. She prepared us ahead of time for the next week's assignment and debriefing, sent reminders and they were detailed and understandable. She is very diligent because she is so passionate for your students' success. I am very happy I chose Chamberlain University."
Don't do it
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Just don't do it. I completed both my RN-BSN with the school then my FNP. This was in 2020 and my clinicals were impacted by COVID, while they did allow us to put them on hold, they did not then or ever help us find preceptors. That part was such a massive lie, it really affected many of my classmates, some of whom just finished a year later because of this. So first of all, if you cannot find a solid preceptor (and back up preceptor because stuff does happen/my preceptor quit mid-term) ... pick a different school. Secondly, no instructor time is real time, all the instruction if there is any was pre-recorded years ago and was not useful. So, unlike some online programs, you never hear your actual instructor's voice even because you never meet them/they do not actually instruct, they just grade. This leaves you to learn everything about being a family NP from books. What I missed was being with an instructor and listening to them say "when I was working at such a such job this is how I dealt with this particular situation." You get no nuance, just book answers, which as nurses we all know is far too basic and not centered with reality. I feel robbed of an actual education, especially for the money I paid. They do good exam prep at the end, however the capstone project is actually just a massive culmination of papers you wrote ... and objectives you just write over and over how you proved you met. I would have far preferred to be treated like a respected MSN student and done a project in the community or written a dissertation. It was a joke. I want to be proud of the work I put out. Lastly, something I will never, ever forgive them for is the 10 minute graduation we had. Sure it was COVID, sure it had to be planned, but they knew in March (Graduated late June) that we wouldn't be in person for graduation. We had the dean and then someone else talk, all each on pre recorded zooms for 2 minutes each. I had my family outside with me, balloons everywhere, we all got ready for a big send off and ... then it was over in 10 minutes. No commencement speaker. Nothing. The dean doesn't care at all about us. It was truly the most embarrassing moment of my academic career. Don't go, it's just not worth the money."
Sjamer Chere
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"The professors are very supportive. Each course is designed to be completed in eight weeks, which makes it very doable for a working parent. The student support is also available anytime of the day when I needed help. The online platform is very structured and welcoming."
Brooke Oldham
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Quality education at an affordable price. Chamberlain has changed the way I view furthering my education. It no longer seems daunting but actually attainable. I know will their support team behind me I will reach all of my educational goals. Looking forward to obtaining my masters degree with chamberlain also."
Claire franz
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I went here because everyone kept saying that there would no place for nurses with an ADN. I love school and learning so I thought I’d be enrolling in classes that would provide me with useful information in advancing my career and helping patients/families, boy was I wrong. About 1/3 of the classes I had already taken in my ADN or previous bachelor degree. For example, “Health assessment” this is nothing new, you have this class in your ADN program, it is a basic requirement to become a nurse. There was NOTHING new presented in this class. “College algebra” this was the same crap I’ve been learning since high school and took it at a UW school for my previous degree, but apparently this was “different” sorry, but math is math wherever you go. White were on the subject of math, statistics was useless. Nursing informatics, this is computer charting without learning how to actually document in the most popular EMRs available. There were no classes on the following which would have been helpful: Spanish for health care workers, advanced practice for dealing with crazy families, understanding and interpreting health insurance, end of life and palliative care, adult learning principles, so at the end of this BS program and I provided my degree info to my company they said “that’s great” when I asked what my raise would be they stated “we don’t have higher pay for BSN graduates”. This was the same for all of my coworkers at various hospital systems. So, if you want to waste time/money on a BSN degree by all means, go here. Or you can use the money you save to go on a European vacation, put a down payment on a house, or get a nurse practitioner degree where you will at least see a pay raise."
Linda Ashby
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"For so long I made excuses, told myself, what is the point,why should I want this now. I have been a RN for over 30 years and that was after being a LPN for 16, I am 64 years old and well on my way to obtaining my BSN. I found the admission support to be excellent, Nick Fratta was my admissions guy, and he made me feel as If I was the only student in the world, avery time we talked. What I was most surprised at were the amount of previous courses that were still counted for credits towards my degree, and most were over 30 yrs old. So if you are even considering it, just talk to them, its amazing, I only have 10 classes to complete and I work part time too. The class is 8 weeks, and moves fast, I really does. I have loved all of my faculty and there are so many great resources here."
Disappointed Student
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Since COVID all clinicals have been online with minimal instruction. Many of my friends attending other nursing programs ie: Kennesaw, GCSU etc.. have had on site clinicals for a few months and Chamberlain just gives excuses for completing online clinicals. I am not prepared for NCLEX or for real world experience. Waste of money for my degree, again, totally unprepared! HARDLY NO CLINICAL-EXPERIENCE, two out of nine on site!"
Marjenia Wiliams
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
"I have had a wonderful experience at Chamberlain University!!!! I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family. The staff at Chamberlain are friendly, efficient and kind. I appreciate all their help that was rendered to me. The staff is very patient with new students. Especially because we are nervous in the beginning. Thank you Elizabeth D."
NurseyGirl06
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am proud to be a Chamberlain student. The curriculum is comprehensive and the future curriculum builds upon the previous. There are many types of learning which speak to all learning styles. The professors are all willing to help and support your education any way they can. their feedback on assignments and thought-provoking questions increase learning and application of learned knowledge. The advisors, student services, and other ancillary staff address issues promptly and work quickly to impart an appropriate resolution. I started with Chamberlain for my BSN-MSN Bridge. I have my BSN and I will complete my studies for my MSN in one session, then on to my Practicum. I highly recommend Chamberlain for secondary education."
Milly Reid
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
"Chamberlain has made living my life as a mother of 5, full time employee at a hospital, business owner and student possible! I am very busy but it is completely doable! I highly recommend the program to people with a busy schedule and other responsibilities in life trying to advance their career."
Disappointed MSN student
  • Reviewed: 5/16/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am 2-courses away from a MSN degree but may not be able to finish because Chamberlain will not let me enroll unless I have a clinical site, which I have not been able to get because Chamberlain does not help you find sites. Then, when you think you might have found a site on your own (CVS Minute Clinic) they denied me as I have not done a pediatric rotation, which is extremely hard to find on your own. I have been sitting it out for 3 months now and the more time I am away the harder it will be to finish. Chamberlain does not care about their students success, they will step over you and keep moving to process more students to enter their program and collect private school fees. The classes are online, and if you are struggling the response is just " figure it out". You pay high fees to learn on your own and find your own clinical sites."
MSN RN
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"DO NOT ATTEND this school. If you do not have a very substantial and broad APRN or MD network in order to assist for clinical placement, do not even think about attending here. They advertise a "preceptor matching service" but it is nothing more than YOU cold calling places and finding a place on your own. I am still waiting for this service. It is a very frustrating situation to find yourself in. They will not provide you with a list of who others may have used in your area (that would help at least a little bit). I wish I hadn't gone here and went to a traditional school that has been established in my area. Some offices told me that they only work with certain programs and that basically my program was not reputable enough. These kind of rebuffs are enough to make you feel like you made the dumbest and costliest decision ever! If I had to do it over, I would not have chosen this school. If you have a choice, only go to this school as last resort."
Bitter student
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"This used to be a good university, that cared about the students. Not anymore. The dean will blow you off. If you are smart, they don’t like it. The nurse practitioner instructors purposely humiliate you. They are also obsessed with cheating. I am not sure who did what in the past, but they ruined it for the rest of us. You will not get any feedback from the exams, so no learning there. If one doesn’t like you, none of them like you. My lawyer said “that’s what you get if you go to a nut school”. Oh well."