Chamberlain University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375
63% of 334 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 334 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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."
Kaili
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The nursing courses are minimal, I’ve not learned anything I didn’t learn in my BSN. The core courses require double or triple the work the nursing courses. WA state requires community nursing clinical hours, the approval process through Chamberlain has been near impossible."
Lori Rarey
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Amazing program and University! I graduated in 2007 with my ADN and waited a long time to go back to school. Chamberlin University has been wonderful and made this experience a great one! I recommend this program to anyone wanting to pursue their RN to BSN."
Current student
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Constantly changing rules, even before COVID. The instructors I had were all employed elsewhere, so they really had no time for explaining or teaching. When I tried to use ASPIRE, left voice mail and got a call back 2 weeks later and was offered appointment for 4 weeks later. If I had a question , I was shuffled from one department to the next. Usually took months to answer me. Clinical hours and COMPLIO was a nightmare, although I stayed up to date on everything, the school did not. Was too much added stress. Does not teach to the boards. Just wants your money. Does not care, false advertising. I would not recommend this place."
nOPE
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is beyond frustrating. From holding grades and practicum hours hostage to passing the buck. They just want your money and do not help with anything. I even needed to use the ASPIRE services only to be forwarded to a voice mail where no one returned my call for almost a month! This school is a joke. Totally regret it."
Rosilee williams
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Going back to school at 50 years old was a great decision. Chamberlain support system and the Preparation for an online environment made my experience stress free. The professors are accessible and grading system fair and well explained in all assignments. It’s simply the best option to choose Chamberlin University"
BHolderRN
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain is a great institution. I loved it so much for my MSN, it was my only choice when it came time to pursue my DNP. The instructors are kind and understanding. The school lessened some posting requirements and allowed some extensions due to COVID. I genuinely feel they care about my success."