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This University actually cares about their students well being. From the initial conversation to the financial aid department, every person made sure all my questions were answered and I received all the support I needed. They do have 21 campuses around the country for those interested in being a nurse, but the RN-BSN is all online which was exactly what I was looking for. My credits transferred from my Associates Degree so with the discount the tuition was about $20k for the whole program. The professors are really responsive and the whole program can be completed in 1 year. I highly recommend attending here for your BSN. You will not regret it!
I just completed Chamberlain College of Nursing (now Chamberlain University) RN to BSN program. I had to take 7 nursing classes plus a sociology class called Diversity in the Professions because I have a BS in another field. Each class is 8 weeks long. The basic structure is a discussion topic each week (post a reply and then reply to 2 other people) and 3 projects (usually an APA formatted paper, a PowerPoint, and another project). It was not hard and was very manageable with working full-time and being a busy mother. The program is extremely flexible. I took my classes over a 4 year period (2 classes a year). The only downside is cost - a 3 hour class is around $2,000 and a 4 hour class is around $2,500. If your hospital has tuition reimbursement, as mine does, it wasn't a problem.
I started in 2016. When i started, I was not in the best health but I had this person that helped me get past being sick and to turn my homework on time. I feel blessed to be a student at this University. A very special friend of mine started out as my admissions director. She encouraged, supported me, , called when I was in the hospital. She directed me on who to talk to and when. Each department is incredibly helpful, no matter what. I cannot find anything bad to say. The only faculty I had a problem with was my statistics instructor. He didnt help much. Otherwise, the faculty are great! Please take a look at this school, and the faculty and staff , it will be the best move you could ever make.
Please do yourself a favor and stay away from this school. All they care about is money and the professors are in on it together and only do and care about what benefits the school as far as financials are concerned. It is a for profit school and the CCNE seriously needs to take a look at their practices. They are cult like and will fail 4.0 students to get them to repeat classes to make more money, or fail students to adjust cohort sizes because they do not have enough teachers so they spread the cohort out by failing some students so they start at a new cohort. The teachers treat students like absolute dog c***. Please please do yourself and stay far away and do not make the same mistake I did. I attend the Troy campus in Michigan. Absolutely a disgrace they call themselves a nursing school institution. The professors there only read slides off that other teachers have made from different institutions. They CANNOT teach.
There is no communication within the university. My dnp project was approved and coursework was built upon it over 6 semesters. When I reached the irb approval process it was then denied. After talking to several other peers about the issue.... they had similar things happened to them.
I have a MSN from another university, which I obtained in 2016. My experience with Chamberlain College of Nursing has been head and shoulders above the rest. From the intake staff to the professors, everyone's goal is for you to succeed. I am so glad I made the choice to attend this university for my MSN- FNP track.
I'm about to complete my degree at the end of December. I took 2 classes at a time, and I would have been done in a year had I not taken 16 weeks off. But that's the beauty of it; it's flexible, so if you need a break, take it! They have excellent support for tutoring and even have support for non- school issues if problems arise that interfere with school.
Chamberlain made the entire process easy...from obtaining by transcripts from previous schools at enrollment, giving me credit for my previous courses and through to graduation. Each class was laid out with the expectations and due dates that were easy to follow. Instructors used various teaching methods such as vidoes, viniettes, power points, and discussions. The instructors were responsive and gave feedback where there were learning opportunities. I do not know why I waiting so long to get my BSN. It was so much easier than I would have thought.
I am currently a student at chamberlain. I have attended a few different colleges, about 6 years of college education, prior to chamberlain and decided to go here due to the fact they accepted the most of my credits from prior education. I have about a year left of my program and I can say I am highly disappointed with their program. Most of the professors are very entitled and do not treat the students as they should. Most of the time during lecture ramble about information not included on the exam. The professors are quick to stick to the rules in the handbook when it benefits them but not when they are in the wrong. Most of them are not good professors as most of the information that is tested is self taught. I have only have had 2 professors who I would qualify as good teachers and seem to understand what it is like being a student in an accelerated program. As some of the other reviews mentioned, having a job and being a student at chamberlain is close to impossible. With the amount of word required, along with the frequency and high amount of material on the exams, making time is often quite hard. For what a student pays for chamberlain, I feel it is not worth the money. There are little resources available for a student, yes they have a "library" but it is quite small and one private room. I have been working in the health care field for about a decade and a lot of the stuff that is taught, I have never saw a nurse perform or use the information we are required to know. The thing that pushed me over the edge to write this review is my most current experience with some of the professors and higher ups. I requested to be excused from lab to carry out some of my families wishes and it was denied. The instructors at chamberlain always say how being compassionate and caring is so important for a nurse. Well it went that long ago when they were nurses as well and somewhere along the line they forgot they are still supposed to have those qualities. Now for all the negative things I have experienced, there have been a few positives. The people who work in the student advisor section are always quick to help and try to make things work for the student. And those few professors who I qualify as good, did in fact go the extra mile and helped out as much as possible. Whether it be making extra worksheets for each student to use or making themselves available for the students if they need tutoring. So those people saved the review from all one stars. So if you are a student reading my review, I highly encourage you to investigate other nursing schools and make sure you read all the reviews about a school. It will be well worth your time
The exit exam is a waste of time and energy. If I would have known what I know now i would have searched around for other schools. No matter how much you study and prepare for it, the information doesn't coincide with what is being taught. I spoke with other people that are in the program that expressed the same concerns. If you fail the exam twice you repeat the class, clinicals, and the APEA review. Sounds like money to me or insanity. What sense does it make to repeat all of this if the information is not there. In my opinion there shouobe a course that focus on the preparation for the test without all the extra if you have 2 failed attempts.