Chamberlain University Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

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  • Reviewed: 12/20/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Ok, now for a more objective review, not an emotional rant. Judge Chamberlain on the basis of the individual campus. I live in a city where there are 3 campuses and all 3 are not the same. The graduation rate, NCLEX pass rate, professor satisfaction is not the same with each. The campus I attend is great and many who attend the other 2 eventually transfer to the one I attend. To give a little background on myself, I already have a 2 degrees in another field and 2 diplomas. I have been to 2 major universities and 2 smaller colleges. As far as costs, I think it depends on the individual. Personally I will be spending under 25k and I consider that nothing. Whats expensive for one may not be expensive for another. The advice given on loans is to not borrow more than you would make in a year in your chosen profession so I am well below that. You have to do your research on the campus you want to attend and not judge the entire institution as the same. For example, a McDonalds at one location may have terrible customer service, but the one a mile away is great. Hope this helps and good luck. If you want something, go and get it."
Worst school ever!!! Don't go. I WARNED YOU.
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Pearland Campus is a joke. First of all they are not organized at all. They are basically playing around with people's money and they honestly don't care. When I first applied to the school they accepted me right away because they needed students because everyone was transferring over to other schools. I joined the school and was so happy ( i thought). I decided to join and get more involved with the school so they elected me as a Senator. I used to promote that school like nobody's business. I used to look up to them and to me I was in a good place in my life. They just wanted you to see the good in them because they wanted your money. Not too mention how expensive that school was. Lord i went through 2 loans, financial aid, and I still had to pay 1500 out of pocket every month. The teacher were the worst of them all. They didnt care whether you passed or failed what so ever. This school is a waste of your time. There are so many school that you can go too. Ignore there stupid adds on the radio and internet. They are trying to pull you into the dark."
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"To those that are considering on attending this school, PLEASE think wisely. There are better opportunities for you to earn your nursing degree somewhere else. From my experience on attending Chamberlain (the Las Vegas campus) is that this school is unorganized and unprofessional. I honestly don't know how I made it this far on attending this school when there were so many times I wanted to drop out. I finally realized that this school is not the best to earn your BSN. Chamberlain is unorganized because they recently incorporated ATI into their program. The professors do not know how to even use it, and they confuse their students on the assignments. It is very frustrating when they don't even know the ATI material and they expect the students to complete the assignment on their own. A majority of the students that I have talked to had to teach themselves on the classes they are taking. Chamberlain offers prerequisites, and even these are unorganized. For example, a classmate of mine is taking anatomy and physiology with a new professor they hired and he doesn't even know the material he is supposed to be teaching. He is unsure on how to answer the student's questions. I took chemistry and microbiology and the same issue occurred. The professors that taught chemistry and microbiology were unorganized and did not teach the material correctly. My classmates and I basically had to teach ourselves the material. I am currently taking health assessment, pathophysiology, and speech. My health assessment and pathophysiology professors are unorganized and unprofessional. I'll start off with my health assessment professor. First off, my classmates and I didn't have her for lab for two weeks. Our first week in lab we had a substitute. We washed our hands like 20 times and did blood pressure. The next week of lab, we had another substitute and he did a majority of talking about his life and career. He barely showed us how to assess a patient, and we had very little time to practice. In our third week, we finally had our original teacher and she showed us what we needed to do/know. Last week, she got mad at us because we didn't have the material down. She should have given her collegues that covered for her better direction on what we needed to know. I would suggest on her having better teaching skills and compassion because she lacks that for her students. Her lectures are not helpful at all because she just says you gotta know everything because that will be on the exam. She expects you to read all the chapters before coming to class because she gives a quiz on it. Honestly, some of her questions are about anything and it doesn't really correlate with the chapter. As for pathophysiology professor, she gives us hints on what's going to be on the exam but it is not even on the exam. She doesn't really lecture well on the chapters. For example, she played an hour long Youtube video on the respiratory system and didn't really lecture on it. She didn't tell us what we needed take out of from the respiratory chapter from the Youtube video we saw. Another thing about Chamberlain is their student services. I would meet up with one of their student services advisors and she would sometimes give off a bad vibe. She just felt like she didn't care or really help me out when I met up with her."
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was surprised to read so many negative reviews about this school. Prior to attending CCN, I had my doubts--It's a new program in my state, there are many negative reviews, etc. However, after one year in the program, I would still choose CCN over other nursing programs. The professors have real world expertise in the field and are committed to student success, there are tons of resources (tutoring, advisors, etc), and the classes are only 8 weeks! This is great because if you aren't crazy about a certain class, you only have to endure it for 8 weeks as opposed to traditional 16 week programs. Although there are many complaints about clinical placement, I've been placed at well known hospitals within close proximity to my home. I am able to work part time while still maintaining the school load. No, it's not easy, but it has been worth it every step of the way. I recommend this school to high school graduates, working people, moms, dads, etc. If you put in the effort, you will not be disappointed."
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"You, yes you!! I know you are thinking of going to Chamberlain College of Nursing in North Brunswick NJ now, don't even try it!!!!. Yes, I understand you want to go to nursing school, nursing has been your passion since only God knows, but if you don't want to waste your precious years achieve nothing, DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!. Your admission to the school is guaranteed, and they will sweet talk everything just to get you in and take your money, then they will show you their true color. They are very disorganized, all the faculty members are not there to teach you what you need you to know, but to set you up for failure. They will give you the exam which I bet if they give to most of them to take, they cannot pass it just so they can fail you. Then they will go to their offices and be laughing at students on how they make the exam so difficult. They fired some of the professors who disagreed with their wicked approach towards students and if you report any of the professors to the dean, you will be their target. Yes, nursing is not an easy program, yes you have to be dedicated and be able to retain information, but even if you have the ability to do all these, these people will find a way to fail you. My 2 cents advice for you is don't go there, please run and run, you're better off somewhere else. Thank me later!"
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would not recommend this school to anyone. Constant changes are being made to the school that are unacceptable. The price is outrageous for a low quality education, low quality professors, absolute no organization, and poor help from administration. Not even an accelerated program. School is interested in taking your money. Save your money and get a better education from a school that is worthy of your time and money."
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don't bother trying to contact the dean regarding any professors, nothing will change. I can't wait to graduate and leave this school. I feel like I paid to educate myself. If I could go back, I would look for another school. The online courses was the worst experience I have ever had, my experience with online classes at a community college were a lot better. I failed one course in this program and ever since then It felt as if everyone stopped caring, from the professors, to the members in the tutoring services. Don't even get me started on the incompetent advisors. I recall three times I was told by my advisors to just pay a bill I received in my student account yet she could not explain to me why I had to pay them even though I was told my loans covered all costs I needed to make. Unfortunately I was already far along in the program that I could not just leave. I don't know how I made it this far but I'm almost tempted to leave even though I have a few more months left before I graduate. I'm not even sure how many people are in my cohort anymore. It seems people were failing left and right, or dropping out or simply getting fed up with the administration and professors. I should've heeded to the red flag when I heard the cohort ahead of me had a whooping 70% of students failed a course. My advise to anyone is to let chamberlain be a last resort and even if you do go here, be on top of your finances, question every payment you are expected to make or you'll end up paying so much more than you were supposed to."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"CCN is the worst decision i ever made , and it is a reality i struggle with everyday. I would not advise even my worst enemy to set foot in this program particularly the North Brunswick NJ campus. The program looks very promising from the outside as they promise completion in three years with your BSN but that is their biggest lie, for one you will not graduate with a BSN in three years as they will make sure you fail their extremely hard exams , which are poorly written by unknowledgeable professors. They have commercials all over the web claiming they care for their students, well thats another lie as the faculty will not address questions about exams, even when 90 % of the students flank the exam and only 10% are barely passing, and also how do we perform way better on the standardized hesi final?, and dare you go to the dean for help or to complain, the professor will chastise you for even attempting to go to people above her for help Yes, its all about the money for them, as this a for profit organization , with a credit hr costing $630, please check out other institutions before coming here this should not even be a last resort. Your better off going to community college and getting your associates and doing a bridge program to get your BSN its much cheaper and will save you tons of money and stress."
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is a bunch of vultures and underhanded. They're mastery of deception is to convince you they have your best interest at heart. When their main concern is nothing more than your money and disregard you as a student. The campus is nothing but double edge swords. Warming welcomes while reaching into your pocket. As for their curriculum, They hire teachers who do not know the subject or the material. It appears they worked something out to gain as much profit from it as possible. Classes are set up to be as difficult as possible and they have a very high fail rate for many of the courses. Last term I overheard administration state 80% failed this term shaking her head and walked away. They're unorganized at the start of new sessions.They change your professors without informing you. There are professors at the campus student chose to avoid and at the last minute they change the professor without telling you. When you walk in the room it's the professor you didn't want. Testing is the worst. They even admitted to having information on exams the were not covered but justify it by saying "It's in the book it's fair game" but what happens if you don't understand what you read. The answer they give you is "do your best". All to often as a class we correct multiple professors and multiple incorrect examination questions. They have instructors who intentionally want you to fail. The Dean of all people who is suppose to be for the student is also one who will fail a student . School policy states you have 3 days to turn in ALL assignments with a 10% grade drop per day. She has failed students for late submissions by 1 day. She turns the policy around to favor herself and the teachers. She claims it doesn't apply to "faculty assignment" clearly the policy states ALL ASSIGNMENTS. The policy does not state what assignments will or will not be accepted. They also hold the students to extremely high standards, especially student who have never been in healthcare. More than half the instructors don't even meet their minimal requirements.Professor will even state "I'm learning right along with you". Careful with appeals the Dean will make sure the appeals board side with her at all time. The Dean at the South Florida campus has all the professors scared of her. The strong professors resigned and the those close to retirement stay. It's hard to get a good professor and when you do the dean will run them out. The Dean does not want a student advocate. The president well he is just a joke. He is just as scared of the dean. At the end of it all I'm stuck who is going to take the credits, what school has direct entry? No one and the wait list is 2 years who has 2 years to wait. This school is such a let down."
Not Successful
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain overall is a great school. I began CCN 2015. I had big hopes and dreams of completing the program in. May 2017. That didn't happen. Life happened and I was unsuccessful in my class. The one class was taken three times and still unsuccessful. I believe that nursing is hard and some people catch on more than others. When you have school, home and work it's hard to focus. No excuse on my messing up. I just wish there were no limits on how many times you can repeat a course, considering you pay $675 credit hours. If you want to take it a hundred times you should be allowed. Overall, the campus is good. The professors help you as much as they can to be successful. Just before you start make sure your life is in order and you are ready for anything to happen. Withdraw before you fail and stay focused. I wish I would have done things different and be a success story but I can't I just wish they worried more about the students who don't cheat to pass and will fail before cheating because that makes a great student."
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"If you're in the Chicago land area, steer clear of Tinley Park campus. The epitome of disorganized and lack of professionalism. Last minute schedule changes, last minute clinical placements, poor clinical sites. All of which occurs without faculty reaching out to students to offer an explanation/apology for the changes. J.A. is the worst in following up. The deans smile and say "Sorry." Is sorry a good enough excuse when tuition for most is 80,000+???? STAY AWAY FROM TINLEY PARK, IT WILL BE HARD TO FOCUS ON YOUR STUDIES BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PLAY FOLLOW UP TO MAKE SURE YOUR SCHEDULES ARE IN ORDER!!!!! STUDENTS FROM OTHER CAMPUS MENTIONED THE REPUTATION OF THE TINLEY PARK CAMPUS AS BEING THE WORST.!!!!"
Maribel Freund
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was first told about the RN-BSN program offered through Chamberlain College of Nursing from a coworker of mine. At the time, I was working as a full time critical care nurse on night shift and was enrolled in a different university that required in class presence, a long commute, long lectures, and standard sixteen week courses and traditional semesters. These factors made my goal of attaining my degree in a shorter amount of time impossible and my work-life balance extremely difficult to maintain. I take reviews from close friends and family to heart, so when my coworker urged me to call and just check it out, I was happy to find that all the great things that were said about this program looked to be true from the very beginning. The process of applying to a new school and transferring transcripts along with other personal information can be grueling and daunting on many levels. Chamberlain College of Nursing made it extremely easy and fool-proof for someone like me. The admissions representative that helped me was extremely personable and answered my many questions and concerns with the utmost patience and knowledge. After experiencing great customer service through the ease of contact by phone or email and very quick response times, I made the decision to finish up the current course I was enrolled in at a different college and make the switch to Chamberlain. My course ended in the middle of May 2013 and within a week, I had applied, was accepted, and enrolled in courses at Chamberlain to start in the beginning of June 2013. My transition from one institution to another was very smooth and stress free. One of the main reasons why I loved this program was that it fit around my personal and professional life and not the other way around. All courses were 100% online and were offered every 8 weeks throughout the year. I was given the opportunity to progress throughout the program on a full-time or part-time basis, had adequate guidance with registration of courses, and felt extremely prepared once a new course started. The financial aid representative was extremely pleasant to work as well as she helped me understand how financial aid works and assisted me with applying my school loans to my tuition each semester, which I had never done on my own before. Each course layout was user friendly and course readings and assignments were divided by week. Each course had their own specific designated deadlines that required student to post or submit work by and these guidelines helped me stay on top of my coursework throughout the program. The course instructors were involved in discussion threads, offered great feedback on assignments, and responded quickly and efficiently within 24 hours of any question or concern that I had. Objectives for each course were clearly defined and rubrics were made available for written assignment so I knew what was required for a desired grade. I started this program June 2013 and completed my degree October 2014 while continuing to work full time, go on vacation, and spend time with friends and family. Overall, I cant recommend or say enough great things about this school and the excellent education that I received during my time there. They made the transition and experience for me, as a returning non-traditional student, so warm, welcoming, and memorable."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Good luck on getting into Chamberlain. I completed my application, HESI test and had my transcripts from other schools sent over. After completing all these things, I received a call from the admissions advisor stating that I did not put all my colleges on my application, so I would need to have those transcripts sent over. One of the colleges I started, but drop the classes before I was able to get a fraction of a transcript. The college closed permanently and I was unable to get any documentation from them. Keep in mind this was seventeen years ago. I explained this and all I was got was Thank you, sorry to hear that. So if you have any school you went to even if it was for 1 day, put that on your app and hipefully the school isn't closed. I had to go back in time to remember that minute in my life. Good luck"
Zee Moore
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I love Chamberlain. I've been attending since May 2015, and I will finish in May 2018 because I had to do all of my prerequisites here. All in all, every school has issues, but Chamberlain offers a great program. The downside is if you fail, your graduation date is immediately pushed back. You only have 2 fails (test average for a course of less than 76%) and two withdrawals before being dropped from the program. I've had a couple of professors who were just generally not the best, but that's with any program. All in all, I am having a great learning experience. It's a bit pricey, but for me, this was the best option so that I could start my prereqs and be done with my BSN in 3 years. Otherwise, it would have taken me additional years."
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"If I knew what I know now I wouldn't go to chamberlain college of nursing Houston campus. The program at Houston campus constantly changes with testing. Students are making it as far as capstone courses and being kicked out the program with nothing to show for it. This is a for profit institution and all it's really doing is bleeding people out of there money through financial aid and out of pocket expenses. Students are too focused on trying to pass a class when we should be focused on just getting a foundation and prepare for NCLEX. I think people/students get this idea that chamberlain is the type of vocational school, like ITT tech, or UTI and just like those schools you pay and your guaranteed to graduate. Like those schools they get you to the finish line. Because that's what your paying for. That's what "for profit" school system is suppose to do! Chamberlain doesn't operate that way. My suggestion is go somewhere ALOT cheaper for the same degree or even less amount of time and get your BSN. Lots of the students think, even myself believe it would be almost as quick just getting an LVN in a year, work and gain experience, go back to school somewhere for 9 months or less and get your BSN and the hospital may even pay for most at least half of it. And you'll you end up spending way less then coming to chamberlain. On the positive side some of the teachers actually understand the issues at chamberlain and really go out there way to help students. And it seems that the teachers are bound to whatever it is the chamberlain mandates. Another issue some of the better teachers are or have left the school. I whole heartedly regret coming to this school and currently looking for ways to get out of this school. And that's another thing. The school won't let you transfer to another chamberlain school that's better! Like who does that! The fact that, that's even aloud is ludicrous. The school is also on probation. My suggestion is just really do your homework. Consider all options, even the least popular route of going LVN/LPN."
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain College of Nursing allowed be to work full time while earning my BSN. The course work was not overwhelming, professors easily accessible and the best it was ALL online. I never had to travel for school and I could use my mobile devices and so home work while traveling."
Marsha Hopkins
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"The program is very expensive. The curriculums are poorly coordinated. Prerequisite classes had nothing to do with required classes. Never had the same advisor. No one would listen to an A student with suggestions. Do not waste your time or money on this program."
Stephanie Rossi
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain College of Nursing was a phenomenal next step in my education through both the course rigor and the expertise and distinction of the professors from whom we learned. Very self-motivated students may succeed in this program and also learn from other students across the United States of America. I highly recommend this program to further your professionalism and your learning as a person as well."
Truth Teller
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am warning all of you considering coming to the New Jersey campus run for the hills or at least go with your other choice. The New Jersey campus is poorly run by money hungry savages. Once you are in you are truly on your own they will purposely watch you fail just so you can pay for the course again. Transfer students from other Chamberlain campuses are extremely shocked with the lack of consistency. Take it from a student who can't wait to graduate."
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"NJ campus. Student services experience is horrible. They are always busy, no one returns your emails or calls. Incorrect information is given out constantly. The lack of quality customer service is rather frustrating. Chamberlain does an excellent job in recruiting you but once you get in there you are on your own. You either sink or swim. Think twice before you consider this school. Overly priced as well, this is a for profit school."