Chamberlain University Reviews

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63% of 373 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 373 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/25/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I currently have been working on my MSN/FNP classes for the 18 months at chamberlain and the first 18 months were smooth sailing with a little difficulty here and there. However health assessment has been a nightmare it has been so disorganized and road blocks at every turn not to mention the flying to Chicago for immersion and having to pay almost another grand out of pocket. On top of all of the stress, I go accused of integrity violations on a minor assignment. The assignment was an ihuman virtual lab, and we were allowed to review it 5 times. I completed all 5 attempts and reviewed the answers each time. However I was told my answers were too similar to the suggested answers from the review, I was given a B on the assignment but I am awaiting the Deans decision. Also to add insult to injury my quiz would not open on the previous week. When I contacted my professor she told me that it worked for all the other students (I messaged her 24 hours prior and attempted to call student services but never received a call back). After defending myself this rude instructor emailed me thanking me for emailing her but stated " I feel like you were unprepared and rushed through this. She politely called me lazy, and unprepared even though I have done well up till this point with no issues. This program has went from doable to a nightmare in a 3 week span. I feel like you are at the mercy of a professor that is a hundreds of miles away and doesn't care about your future. Avoid this place please going is rapidly becoming one of my biggest mistakes."
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Please save yourself the time, energy, and stress and choose another school. Any other school. It's already hard enough and this school puts up extra road blocks every step of the way. It often takes an hour to get through to student services. The experiential learning coordinator is supposed to call back within 24 hours and often never calls back. They say they will escalate it to the next level, which means nothing. They say the management will then respond within 48 hrs and they never call back either. They don't care about you or your ability to get registered, finish the program, or graduate. I did my BSN with Chamberlain and it was fine. My MSN-FNP program has been an absolute nightmare. Save yourself from going through what I have gone through."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is an ABSOLUTE JOKE. The guidance counselors are non-existent, while the Dean is completely useless. The call times are over 1 hour. Any email responses from faculty are well over 1 week. Anyone reading this review should highly consider spending your GI bill elsewhere."
Student Beware
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2023
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I already have another masters degree in nursing and I wanted to become a provider. I went to a state school for my other nursing degree and felt that Chamberlain was a better option as it was all online and they did well promoting the military discount. However, almost every semester I had to contact the school because they don't seem to talk to one another in departments, they tell you one thing but mess it all up every single time. They tell you that you are registered for classes and when you go to log in, nope. They tell you that they are waiting for the go ahead from one department so you contact them and nope its something else. They are extremely unorganized, teachers all grade differently so in one class you are A material and another barely C. They don't help with anything and when you miss your GPA by 0.03, they kick you out and you have to reapply and get a waiver. They they tell you that you have to pass or you will have to ask for another exception and it takes all semester to hear back from anyone so you end up wasting your time chasing things around. You also lose your military discount when you get kicked out. Also if this class is one where you have to go to St. Charles- all out of pocket- you have to do it again the next semester- all out of pocket. I should have gone to the state college. I used to recommend this school to several people- now I recommend they go somewhere else to be successful. Its a shame- I know a lot of nurses who would have come to this school. Get your stuff together- COMMUNICATE!!!!"
Ahlam Hussein
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2022
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"The Nursing program is already a very stressful program.Since the program is three years long, hardship, status change, and difficulties may come up. In the past year I delivered my now 6 month old daughter, I was put on bedrest by my doctor and because I was few weeks into my session and the school would not work with me I continued to go to my classes and did not follow my physicians recommendation, week 5 of that session I started to experience more problems and asked my instructor if there was a way I’d be able to join an earlier lab on the same day of my lecture instead of waiting around for 4 hours for my class to start so I wouldn’t have to sit in my car for that long and I couldn’t go home because I lived about an hour away. I was told that she wouldn’t be able to and recommended I drop the course if I didn’t think I can make it to class (which I ended up doing). My other instructor was very helpful and let me makeup the work. I ended up delivering 4 weeks early and was held back from graduating on time with my class because they do not offer classes every session!!!!! Now I am goo through a divorce and this is finals week i was told because I missed maximum number of days in clinicals I can’t be successful in the course! (My missed dates and times were excused by the court and letter from my attorney) which didn’t matter really because they don’t see past the written rules they have. I do not recommend this school/program to anyone that does not have ideal life circumstances."
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2022
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I'll keep this brief. I attended Chamberlain for my MSN, completed all required courses except the last two (capstone) because I couldn't locate a preceptor and received no assistance! Initially the school told me the preceptor had to have the exact same degree only to tell me later they only required a MSN. I became exhausted, took a break and then received emails/texts saying come back and finish your degree. When I contacted them, now they're saying all my credits expired without any notification! I'd have to start all over again! That type of practice is shady and I'd advise anyone seeking entrance to ask tons of questions first! Good luck!"
Mary Kathryn Scarpa
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently enrolled in Chamberlain's Nursing program and I am very pleased with the professors and staff at the Atlanta campus. The only issue I have is with the financial services. Whenever I try to contact them via phone, I am on hold for hours and it seems as if no one is on the other line. The university is expensive and I would like to discuss my finances over the phone instead of email. Whenever I email financial services, I get a response, but they are never able to fully answer my question. I am very frustrated with their financial department and would recommend they adopt a better system. Other than that, I am pleased with the program and would recommend it to others."
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Graduated in 2022 and as a previous student in the BSN program, I did pass the AANP. This program is not made for full-time workers or those with busy lives even though they tell you it is when signing up and getting through the application process. The basic rundown of your courses is initial posts or discussions by Wednesday of the week with at least two replies for a total of three different days' posts. then there is the occasional double discussion where you have to post by Tuesday of the week and Thursday of the week with 4 replies on different days. they did add in this clinical program simulator called Ihuman which is practically impossible to pass or get a decent grade on if you aren't allowed to take it more than once because scenarios are based on 1 (clinical expert) opinion and what they would do our class got two attempts later classes get 1. The assignments are essentially busy work and at the end of your program, you have to create a pointless capstone project that is all about you explaining how chamberlain helped you achieve your goals 3 assignments per class are uploaded into a portfolio, DNP paper, and narrative that's about 23 pages long of repeating yourself. Throughout your initial classes and application process you are told this is a program for working nurses etc. however later in the program they suggest (vehemently) you cut down or stop working. In an 8-week course of clinical you need a minimum of 16 ish hours a week, however, your end courses push for you to have them done by week 7 or the last day of clinical mid-week of week 8 and hours are patient contact hours, not clinical hours you are expected to find a preceptor that has an empanelment of at least 20 patients a day to meet this requirement in later courses. there is absolutely no support for the clinical placement you will get back emails stating they prefer you to do it on your own (for success). leaving many students to pay for clinical sites which cost roughly $12-15 an hour, for perspective on the low end you'll pay $1500 plus administration fees to a company totaling about 2k per clinical rotation additional cost added to your already expensive education. There is exam prep for national certification they give you access to APEA which is an alright program you don't get full access to it until the capstone class in which you are required to watch videos weekly, work on your capstone, participate in class discussions, and then attend a live review course in Illinois from the APEA people (flights and room at additional cost). *****************IF YOU MADE IT THIS FAR********* Stressful yes but that is typical of any FNP program however there are more cost-effective schools. Once you hit the physical assessment class I suggest you subscribe to a test prep program there are many to choose from. I took two months from graduation to test and passed certification however quite a few from my graduating class tried to take it immediately and did not pass I can't speak for their preparation techniques or study habits but will tell you the actual learning didn't begin until I started using the preparatory work. you will spend a lot of time regurgitating reading material and (clinical practice guidelines) in the program. If you still decided to go with chamberlain good luck you can do it although busy and hard I was able to graduate with a respectable GPA."
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Don't attend this school! It is true they charge an enormous amount of fees, the professors are not supportive, there grading is not consistent either. I had to find my own preceptors and had preceptors cancel on me during the clinical rotation. With all the stress you would think there would have been resources available but it was not. Long story short. I completed the program, did ALL clinical hours, passed the EXIT exam and ended with a gpa of 2.96. I even sent them the police report showing that while in school, I was dealing with leaving a domestic violent relationship and moving around because of that. I was denied my degree. They told me that because I didn't have a 3.0 no degree. The same class in which I received a C in at Chamberlain, I took that class at Walden University and received an A. Different program, a different explanation of terms, etc. Chamberlain doesn't care about the working nurses trying to pursue higher learning. They don't care about you as a person. They just want the stats and the money. Don't do it! Graduated from Walden University. Felt supported from day one and they took most of my classes as transfer credit and clinicals too completely different."
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was stuck in between choosing two different schools for my FNP. I chose Chamberlain because they made it sound so great by saying courses are only 8 weeks long and they help with practicum placement. I am half way thru the schooling, and feel like I have learnt much of nothing. The professors all grade APA format differently so what one says is ok the next may take points off and say its not. I am to the part of the program to find a practicum site, and no help there. They send a link for you to click on and watch a prerecorded video of the things you obviously have tried already and failed. Then when you call ELC for help, they scrutinize you as if you're not working hard enough to secure a site. I did not get my bachelor's from here and im ecstatic about that, but I wish I would have contined at the university I did receive my bachelor's thru. If you're a person that doesn't care about actually learning, then this is the place to be. Otherwise.....RUN! I feel ripped off as if I threw my money away, and its too late transfer because other schools will only take a certain amount of your credits as transfer."
Deborah M Toddes
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I completed my MSN - Nurse Educator Track at Chamberlain on 2021. I am now less than a year away from my DNP degree focusing on Nursing Educational Leadership. While I feel like I am repeating some material in my DNP, I also know that the material is digging deeper at this time. Overall, I have loved my experience with Chamberlain. The majority of my professors have been excellent, responsive, and very helpful. The financial aid office has been fabulous as I have dealt with a couple of financial issues that have impacted my schooling. They have bent over backwards to make school happen for me. I will be very proud to be a 2x Chamberlain grad next year and I recommend it to people all the time. To the folks complaining about lack of assistance finding clinical sites - Chamberlain is global institution. I have classmates all over the world - literally. It would be impossible for them to know or even be able to locate clinical sites for everyone. We are told from day one that we are responsible for securing sites. I had to do that during COVID when finding a site was beyond difficult. The experiential learning staff was helpful to the point they could be. They made suggestions for where to look and were super efficient in processing my information once I was able to find a place. It was barely a week before the start of the course and they were able to push all the paperwork through really quickly so I could start on time. I cannot say enough good about the administrative staff at Chamberlain. If you want a staff that caters to you and does the work for you, then this isn't right for you. If you are ready to proactively manage your education and do what you need to do, then join the Chamberlain student body."
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I wish I would’ve done my research before deciding to go here because I definitely would’ve attended a different nursing school. The campus I attend is very unorganized and majority of the time they don’t answer the phone when you call to speak to student services. Not only that, but they stole my financial aid refund during my first semester here. To put the icing on the cake they are a for profit school and they look for any way to cipher money out of people. They consistently increase tuition costs and try to mask it as “helping with inflation”, which makes no sense. They also increased the student service charge from $180 to $200. We’re basically getting charged for being a student and also having access to student services which is a waste because they never pick up the phone. Lastly, when asked about financial aid I was told I would not be able to use my financial aid or student loans for this semester because I’m only taking one class that’s worth 2 credits. I took one class in the July session, which was fundamentals, and was only worth 3 credits and my class was paid in full with my aid and loans so somewhere along the lines somebody is lying. I feel this is a way for them to get money out of me. I’m very close to withdrawing from this school. If you’re interested in becoming a nurse I would look around at other options because chamberlain is a joke."
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended the Houston campus. Prospect student beware: this school is very retaliatory. My issue started when i had defended my self. A professor called, accused me of submitting my assignments late. I was vindicated when the dean and ATI got involved. Fast forward to same session funds check off this teacher volunteered to check me. She did not follow the rubric provided by the school. I failed the class because of her action during my evaluation. I fought back and was vindicated of being targeted by the Professor. A year on after this incidence, i realized, mot only was i targeted by a single teacher, my name was always the gossip around the teacher’s office. New and kind teachers abstained form these practice. I realized this who did not support retaliatory actions were either let go or reassigned. Attending this school was traumatic, i even demanded transfer out of the Houston campus multiple times but stayed on because of the friends i had in the campus. Some of the actions shown to me was retaliatory. For instance, a student had copied 100% my work (including my name. ) and submitted as their work, with only thing changing being —absolutely nothing!! When grades were out i was told i had lost 90 percent of the points needed more research—if you are wondering.. i submitted the work for the individual on my laptops, as the individual was away on vacation, so i needed their log in. We were lucky to have not been docked for plagiarism. But you get it. Same work, different grades. Two class to graduate they failed me for a binder, a check off and some core points which national had no control over. They bypassed the rubric because this was their only of retaliation. I am bowing out with my head held high as i fought twice. It was traumatizing but i made it. Please, run away!!! Especially if you’re a student with American disability Act allotment. They hate to give student’s preference. I did it even if it took wars to make it!!’ But don’t be like me. I would not wish this school upon my worst enemy."
  • 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."