Chamberlain University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375 - $19,900
63% of 360 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 360 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 6/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I can't say enough about the great experiences I have had with Chamberlain. I started with them in 2020 with a JumpStart program they had offered while I was still enrolled for my ADN at a community college. That program allowed me to get a head start on the BSN program while offering the first 2 classes for free which was an awesome savings. I was able to complete my RN-BSN in 7 months at Chamberlain. I enjoyed the classes, the faculty was engaged in the discussions and had fair grading policies. Anytime I had an issue or question, the teachers were very accommodating and always got back to me in a timely manner. I enjoyed Chamberlain so much, that I have decided to pursue my MSN in Nursing Education there, and I start in a few weeks. I hear the MSN program is more challenging and I will have to arrange my own preceptors, but knowing that information before I have even started the program has allowed me to network and start building connection that will help me when it comes time to needing a preceptor. Most of the negative reviews seem to be related to finding preceptors, and unfortunately, many online programs require the student to find their clinical sites. It is definitely hard if you're new to the field or not building positive connections along the way, but I wouldn't put that blame on Chamberlain."
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have recommended Chamberlain University to several people. I find the culture to be very supportive and encouraging. The individual's success is the goal of every staff member. In this program, one is set up to succeed. The resources are emmense. If you have trouble there are plenty of avenues to seek assistance."
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school does not care about students or clinical placements. Please don't waste your time or money on this school you will regret it! The experiential learning coordination team will not answer phone call or e-mails. Be prepared to be alone and not receive any help when needed. I could not be more disappointed in this school's attitude toward students."
Aichata Kone
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go to this school the grading scale is ridiculous they required more assessments than teaching you and you will spend almost $3k every 2 months although you have financial aid or loans. And it's limited access to class approximately 34 students in one class fighting for a seat. some professors don't even know what they are doing they are careless just want their paycheck.So many things to say specialty advisers that you can not even meet and are always in a rush to talk to you on the phone. Find a better college for better satisfaction."
Carla Fields, RN, BSN
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I LOVE Chamberlain University School of Nursing! I am enrolled in their Master of Science in Nursing program. My specialty track is Population Health. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1992, and this career goal has been long overdue. I have read some of the negative commentaries listed in this forum; However, I must say these experiences have NOT been my experiences. From the date of my first contact with the academic advisors, I have experienced nothing but support from Chamberlain University. The classes change every 8 weeks. We MUST maintain grade point averages between 3.0 and 4.0 throughout the program. Besides the flexibility of scheduling, there are quality tools to promote high-level scholastic performance. You just have to ask for assistance, and my academic advisor was always on standby. The instructors come from diverse backgrounds, have a wealth of experience, and very helpful. The school week, which begins every Sunday, is always something motivating to look forward to. You are assigned to read a chapter, perhaps look at an associated video. At the end of the chapter, you are given an assignment. The assignment is a collaboration café/threaded discussion based on the assigned chapter. You usually are required to provide evidence-based responses by posting a response to the instructor’s question by Wednesday at midnight. After the initial response on Wednesday, you are required to respond to a classmate’s post by Sunday night. If "life" happens, the instructors work well with you to get you back on track. I know this, because my mother passed during the program. I was not pressured, just readjusted my schedule, penalty free. There are various types of projects to complete: Power Point Presentations, narrated or not, Kaltura presentations, Microsoft Word presentations, educational brochure development, instruction in community assessments/education program planning, and much more. The on-line library is great and always at your disposal. You can also use your local library, including the hospital library at your employer. Yes, some of the program requires self-direction. Yes, some of the program requires you to follow up on mentors. I would expect this, based on a master's level education and the university's corporate offices being in a different state (unless you reside in Illinois). I do not think it is fair to hold an out of state institution to “find” all local resources in YOUR hometown. The university guides you in advance on how to maneuver this task. In fact, this direction is communicated to you at intervals throughout the program until placement becomes imminent. I asked around, even reached out to sources on Linked-In, until my mentor happily agreed to assist. I say, you cannot go wrong with Chamberlain School of Nursing!!!"
Jasmine Higa
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"My name is Jasmine. I am a mom of 3 boys, and a full time registered nurse. Chamberlains MSN to NP track is amazing. I am able to work, and spend time with my family while getting my degree. I am so excited to become an NP. Chamberlain is very flexible with my hectic life. It really is the ideal university for anyone to further their education."
John Romeo
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I am in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. It is on-line and works with my busy busy life. I am a father of 3, married, have a full-time, salaried job and am taking an outside leadership course currently as well. Admissions was simple and they assisted me through the process. We discussed work-life balance and all the challenges I can expect. It is terrific program and I look forward to completing my Master's in Nursing and getting my certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2024. Chamberlain has a terrific program and I highly recommend it to busy adult learners."
Maura Hyland
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)
"Excellent experience from admission to class start. I completed my BSN and MSN with Chamberlain. I’m back for a post masters certificate. I appreciate the class setup in Canvas and the self-service tools. The program is rigorous and I feel I will be well prepared for boards."
Emily C
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I was hesitant to join an online program because in the past I have felt abandoned during online classes. I am glad I decided to give Chamberlain a chance. You do have to be self-motivated to dedicate time to reading, assignments etc. but the workload is very reasonable. I work full time as a nurse and I am in the FNP program and I could not be happier. The professors are very clear on their expectations. They lay out the entire class for you to see what is coming up next so nothing is a surprise which is great. The librarians are phenomenal and incredibly helpful. This session I am also in a Peer tutoring course which gives me the opportunity to log in live with a peer tutor to ask questions and get clarifications. The best part is, they understand we all work and have lives so everything is recorded to be viewed later in case we cannot make the live session. I have not started clinicals and I know we have to find our own which might be a bit intimidating but I am honestly not too worried. If you are thinking about it, just do it. It is worth it."
Fatmata Conteh
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I’m proud to be a student at Chamberlain university. I’m a visual and auditory learner. I like to seat in class, listen to a professor. 2021 I decided to go back to school. I had two schools in mind, then finally I decided to attend Chamberlain. I was nervous because this is the first time am taking online classes. The professors are nice with great experience. Encourage you to ask questions when you need help. They will guide you through your assignment. I already took seven classes with GPA of more than 3.5. I have three classes to graduate. If you want to be a nurse that will impact your generation in a positive way chose Chamberlain."
Ana M. Burchard
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would like to express my success in achieving my goals. I am 65 years old, and a retired I.C.U. nurse. I did decide to go back to school two months after the Covid Pandemic was in full swing. I doubt myself. But, the school advisor, the I.T departments, and positive feedback from the professor help push me to succeed. I look forward to the classroom discussions and the professor's feedback. The I.T. help me significantly with navigating my computer technology, which I was lacking to comprehend. This support helps me to comprehend the latest technology. Thank you Chamberlain University, for the guidance you gave me to succeed. There is an old saying, now, "you can teach an old dog new tricks"! I will be taking a four-month break, which is much desired and returning back in the fall for the Master's program in Nursing. I look forward to succeeding again, a second time around. Your most humble, Ana M. Burchard"
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2022
  • Degree: Public Health
"Chamberlain University is a great school. They have the best teachers who will go above and beyond to ensure you are learning and understanding the materials needed to embark in a successful career. Chamberlain is a great school for online learning while you balance your personal life."
Donna Crockett
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain University provides an extremely supportive environment and a curriculum that is easy to master with a full-time job and a family. The curriculum is well planned out and the class modules explain everything that is necessary to master each class. Each assignment has a rubric that explains everything in detail and clearly shows the points that will be rewarded for the work submitted. This made it possible for me to hand in my best work and master the content. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and are always available to assist and answer questions. In addition, there are Let's Check-In's available each week that explain the course and assignments due in detail. Chamberlain University gives that extra care that makes it possible for everyone to be successful in a supportive environment."
Kevin Jarrett-Lee
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Unfortunately this is a diploma mill = you pay, you get a diploma. You aren't challenged academically or learn new or innovative information that will benefit you in the competitive healthcare field. It is a for-profit school that is much more interested in you paying the $23 dollar balance on your account than in your academic performance. Some of the instructors are very engaged and helpful. A few are petty, poor communicators, arbitrary, and retaliatory. They do not like to be questioned or challenged. As someone with decades of healthcare experience, I learn something every day and don't ever suggest that I know everything. I have two degrees through Chamberlain and working on a DNP currently but wish I had made other choices. I continued with them because it was easier and seemed like less of a hassle than changing. I have four kids and a very stressful position. In hindsight, I should have moved on after my MSN. I suggest focusing on a real school with a real presence in the community in which you live. If you HAVE to attend a virtual or distance learning degree program, I would try for a not for profit one. Chamberlain is pretty awful and certainly not worth the costs. You are definitely seen as dollar signs only."
Andrew Tilman
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school should be a last effort attempt to get into the nursing field. DO NOT GO HERE!!! The communication is completely broken. They are constantly demanding students to meet rigorous deadlines that they themselves do not follow. The quality of teaching fluctuates from competent caring instructors to instructors that are terribly rude and inattentive. You will go through classes that are loaded with busy work that never gets graded. I am about to graduate and I have had 3 clinicals and only one where I actually learned something. The sanctimonious attitude of the management staff is disappointing and their practices are inefficient and at an exuberant price. You can get a better education without going 50 grand in debt."
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I just finished my first year of my BSN with no credit transfers and have had a really great experience with Chamberlain thus far. Considering I started this journey in the middle of a pandemic, I feel that everything has gone as smoothly as I could have expected. I have never had trouble getting in touch with student services or my financial advisor, they have always, always been available and happy to help. If they didn't know an answer to a question, they would promptly get back to me. I will say, the military GI benefits are covering nearly everything (which has taken a HUGE load of stress off of my shoulders) so this could play a role in how easy everything has been for me. Also, I just relocated across the country and it has been great to have a campus near my new home for me to transfer to. The transfer process was PAINLESS and quick, and worth considering if you think you may need to move in the middle of schooling. I am curious to see how the remaining two years will go, but I have had good experiences up to this point. Like anything, this will be what you make of it. If you procrastinate, are not devoted to taking YOUR education in YOUR OWN HANDS, do not study, are not motivated, then you won't like or do well in ANY school you go to. If you do the HARD WORK and take your education seriously, then you will do well in any school. That's just reality. There are COUNTLESS resources and I've been blown away with all the available help, which offers a great value in itself. If an accelerated, flexible program is what you are looking for and you are willing to take things with a grain of salt (and especially if you have military benefits), please take advantage of all the perks and resources available, Chamberlain is worth the consideration. The goal is to become an RN.... not to get hung up on the small details of a school that will be irrelevant once you graduate."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Chamberlain definitely came through on allowing me to work and earn my degree. I completed the program with the skills necessary to start as a NP. I always found student services accessible and helpful. Fortunately I was able to Secure my preceptors without assist except for pediatrics, Chamberlain did not help to match with a pediatrics preceptor so I had to use a preceptor service that is quite costly. Other than that I was satisfied with the program Even with the pandemic and its affecting EVERYTHING"
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I obtained my BSN, MSN-Executive and DNP all from Chamberlain. With Online school you will get out of it what you put into it. It will be work. My experience with faculty was positive, they pushed me to be better and to do better. With every university you will have good and bad professors. When it came to scheduling, they always contacted me and scheduled me for my next class. Financial aide kept in contact and assisted me in making sure it was affordable."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2022
  • Degree: DNP
"Chamberlain University DNP makes it possible to the pursue my dream. I cannot come this far without the love and supports from my professors. The professors are very supportive of their students. I had wonderful experience from the beginning to the end of my school year."
Do not attend
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Stay far away, and find a different program. They are impossible to get on the phone to register class with, and will in no way shape or form assist with clinical placement. I work full time and attend school, they advertise as helping find placement but that does not happen. I paid an outside company 1,800 to help me find placement because the school does not help. After finding placement the school has yet to approve the site and will not let me register for class in the meantime. I will now be losing out on 1,800 dollars and be delayed a semester. Do not go here."