Chamberlain University Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

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56% of 128 students said this degree improved their career prospects
48% of 128 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I started at Chamberlain in January 2014 and was extremely impressed with the quality of the education and online modules for some classes. The traditional BSN program (not RN-BSN) is an accelerated format which suits my learning style. However, it is not for everyone. You need to be proactive and diligent on your work, as it's easy to fall behind. The students who do the best in the program are those who are highly motivated and who have taken most prerequisites at a community college prior to starting at CCN. It is an expensive option but I didn't want to wait on a list for a year or more at another school to get into their nursing program. The professors are attentive and caring and truly look out for your best interest & will try to help you find your niche in nursing. You have to put the time into it though and be extremely organized. This is a fast paced program for adult learners who don't need hand holding to work through the course material. I highly recommend this program and am considering the FNP program for myself in the fall."
Shanell RN
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I successfully graduated from Chamberlain with my undergraduate BSN without any problems. The professors, and staff are amazing. I have gotten support from the beginning of the program until the end. Pros: online classes are convenient and easy to follow. Cons: price. I am currently in their online MSN program because I love the flow, and curriculum that Chamberlain offers. It fits my busy lifestyle, and learning preference."
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I enjoyed the flexibility of online classes the Professors and my fellow classmates were very respectful. I began this journey in October , 2014 and was very hesitant after being out of the classroom for 30 years. My experience her at Chamberlain College of Nursing has been great I plan on continuing with my MSN."
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is fast paced with classes every 8 weeks. Recommended to take pre requisite courses at a JC it will save you thousands of dollars. ($33,000) it saved me! The teachers are awesome although they expect you to know your material & there is no lecture. It is a very self motivated and autonomous school in which you determine your success. I am highly pleased with my choice of school mainly because the classes I had already completed allowed me to take less classes every 8 weeks. The most I will have is 1 or 2 classes or clinicals for each 8 weeks. I am satisfied with the school all in all and would highly recommend it for those of you who do not want to wait for a year or longer to get into a BSN program. The only downfall is the general ed classes are ran by DeVry and many students seem to not be pleased with the instructors of that portion."
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"If I had it to do over again, I would have picked a different college. As a single mom who works 2 jobs, time and money are both tight, so it would be nice to know the truth about how many classes are accepted from previous college.They lead you to believe your previous college credits for math will be accepted and then , after completing several nursing courses, tell you you have to take a placement test( one advisor said they did accept my credits and then when I went to sign up for stats, I wad told that was not the case) and add more courses to your curriculum- just to make more money in my opinion. Had I known that, I would have gone to a college that accepted my algebra credits and had not misled me both during the application process and after I wad enrolled."
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have been very pleased with the RN-BSN online program through Chamberlain. The customer service is excellent and the instructors are respectful. I appreciate being able to focus on obtaining my degree without having to jump through hoops like I would have to at a traditional university. I will be graduating with my BSN in February 2017 and will be continuing on into their online FNP program. I am very excited about being able to pursue my professional career goals while maintaining my work/life balance. I love the flexibility of being able to work on school on my own time."
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Excellent program! I completed the BSN , I was already an RN. I started into the Masters program because it was such a positive school. It was costly so I stopped at 9 MSN credits. I will complete when I pay. Ack my student loans. I recommend CCN over the traditional brick and mortar because you have no discrimination only grading on your submitted projects that have been completed. With medical so tech savvy, online is the way to complete this degree!"
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended Chamberlain College of Nursing from 2013-2014 for my BSN. I have decided to stay on for their MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. I actually really like it! I love the asynchronous classes and no group projects. It has made my dream for more education a reality because I can have a really good work/life balance. I attended another online school which was way less organized than Chamberlain. So I am happy. I see other reviews that put down the teachers for not being qualified to teach. I think online schools are set up more for independent learning (in many ways). I feel I get out of it what I put in. I probably spend around 20 hours a week for one class. I do all the reading and take time to personally invest in my own learning. I know we have a nursing educator shortage. I'm grateful for those who are willing to teach us. I'm very grateful!!!! Perhaps they are not as qualified as professors in other fields. I try to ask questions when I need to and find my own answers when I need to. Some professors are better than others. Maybe one day professors will get paid enough so that those with a passion for teaching will be attracted to our field."
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Not a lot of teaching is done but they expect you to learn everything. You are on your own here. New school, need high pass rates. They will fail 90% of the class. I am an A student, I cannot even pass here. They expect you to know things they never taught. Cheaters will graduate, those who study will fail. DO NOT GO HERE. This is a warning. Teacher (Health Assessment) whines a lot, does not teach and fails a lot of students. Some teachers make up their own exam that not NCLEX style, super confusing. Some professors finds joy in failing >50% of the class."
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I completed a 3 year diploma in nursing and began practice in 1975. The following year, I began contacting colleges and universities regarding my interest in obtaining my bachelors degree. All were as helpful as they could be but required clinical rotations, on site classes / orientations, or offered limited to no credit for completed collegiate courses. It seemed that there was no program that allowed the non-traditional student to balance family, work, and continued formal education. The online platform at Chamberlain changed that. Every aspect of the program is user friendly and designed to help students meet their goals. There is not only ample room for the adult learner to actively balance life and study but it is, very appropriately,a key to success. Completing the course of study was neither easy nor inexpensive but I had no expectations that it would be either. The effort was very well worth it as in 2014 I graduated with honors and finally had my BSN. I would not hesitate to recommend Chamberlain College of Nursing to any professional nurse who is committed to furthering their formal education, and enjoys having their efforts rewarded."
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  • Reviewed: 9/3/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Good morning to all. I just want to try and clear up some of the confusion. I promise I am a student and not some robot that some people get the impression of. I have been attending the Jacksonville Florida campus since the beginning of 2015 and will be transferring to the Phoenix campus shortly. Overall, I have had a wonderful experience. Sure, the classes are tough and sometimes hectic but that is the point of Nursing school. It has never been easy and never will be. Many of the complaints I have read about Chamberlain being hard is very subjective and usually falls upon the student, not the school. Furthermore, yes this school is expensive but we all know that going in. It is not like they miraculously just became expensive, it always has been. This is one of the reasons students are able to get in without being waitlisted and without having to really struggle on the acceptance process. Many other Nursing schools in this area are expensive as well so I do not see this as an issue (although my school is aid for). I am prior military so the GI Bill covers my school and i am exceptionally pleased with how Chamberlain handles Military members. My money has always been processed by the school to the VA in a timely manner and I have never had an issue on this end. I have 5 classes left until I graduate and I can honestly say it has been a wonderful experience (as far as Nursing school goes). There are times where classes are a bit confusing or the professor is not like the last great professor you had but as humans this is where we must communicate our problems. I have had issues where I was confused about content, did poorly on a test only to come back and ace my next few exams with a proper change of studying methods. People love to blame the teachers at Chamberlain but in my OPINION it is usually the students not taking responsibility for themselves. Overall it has been a wonderful experience and I recommend Chamberlain for anyone seeking a strong Nursing program. You must come into this program expecting it to the hardest thing you have yet to accomplish. Good luck to any potential Chamberlain College of Nursing students."
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I first I have heard wonderful things about this school, but now I have witness and seen that most of it is all lies. The professor they put in these classes are not qualified and don't know the material. I had a professor reading her own (so call notes) but then realize she was just reading off the book. Out of 8 classes that I have taken so far only two professor had made a great impact on me. Its a joke when you want to file a complain they don't seem to care. For example, in Adult health there was one entire class that cheated (thanks to the professors help) and every other class knew and they have done nothing about it. When student try to argue their grade and are failing for a few points they don't care, but the entire class that cheated moved on. What a JOKE!!! Punish the ones that struggle and that are trying to be good students but move on the ones that cheat. This school is expensive and they need to make thing right. When i see that they don't answer to our complains or even listen to us it makes me wonder is this school all about the money. When i fail a class I have never complain because i did not put in the effort. But when you give people the green light when they cheat is a JOKE. If you can find a better campus to do nursing do it but don't do it on the one in Chicago."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I thought CCN was helpful at first and the course are wonderful. I'm very unhappy that they held on to my refunds so long and I had to fight to get. They still holding on to my scholarship money for my May course and will not give me credit for the full amount. I have spent so much time trying to get my money. Can't do anymore courses because I have a family and need to work. The financial office not only they did not help me but caused me more unnecessary time spent on something that should have been taken care of. Ask to talk to administration or the president and they said they didn't know how to contact them. So I will finish with another school.I will warn others"
Alyson K.
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain College of Nursing has a great online program for RN-BSN. I loved that they offered 8 week classes. The instructors were helpful and followed the guidelines set up for the classes. I was able to advance as a nurse after earning my RN-BSN. I will be attending Chamberlain College of Nursing for my MSN-FNP this Fall."
nursing instructor
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I worked as an instructor at the chamberlain college of nursing. I definitely would not recommend this school to any of potential students. They will take your money. The program is so fast paced. It is very likely to fail this program than the traditional program. You throw your money out of window. Several students called me that after they failed twice, the school denied their readmission. THEY WASTED 70000 dollars. Be careful enrolling these program."
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am extremely disappointed with the instructors, overall the way everything is ran at this school. Unfortunately, I am still attending the school just to finish what I started. Where do I begin? I had an instructor, well a few that have been extremely unprofessional. I question where they received their degree or why they were hired. I am fed up, I want to graduate and pass the NCLEX. How is that possible half of the teachers I have had chose to play games instead of lecturing and were more concerned with being outside because of the nice weather. The one thing that really caught my attention before registering was the NCLEX pass rate and come to find out that NCLEX pass rate is not what it use to be. By the way I heard this from one of the instructors. I definitely do NOT recommend this school to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The first class was a nursing course and it was a great class with an instructor who gave good criticism of my work that I appreciated however my 2nd class was liberal arts English which it was not clearly explained to me on the discussion posts and I lost a ton of points for not posting on 3 discussion topics by Wednesday and completing 2 assignments by Sunday. They say chamberlain is flexible they say chamberlain is geared towards the working student yeah right it's all about getting your money which I found out very clearly when I withdrew from the English class. I'm done with this school and I will search for another school that has better respect for their students."
Ashley dmuchowski
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Worst school ever! I was failed from a class because I didn't turn in a paper on time (the final paper) and didn't give them notice; I went into labor and had the baby. Then after dropping their school, i get a bill 7 months later saying I owe $5000 and because it is overdue (never got any prior notification) it was being sent to collections. I spent an hour on the phone, holding. No one answered. I am a disabled vet and hey 100% VA benefits."
Current student in BSN
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Teachers and Student Resource Aids have been wonderful. My problem is, and it's a major problem, I find it way too easy! The only two classes I felt challenged in were Statistics and Economics. All of the nursing classes were incredibly easy! I do not feel like I have learned much at all in terms of nursing except perhaps a little bit more about the different career roles/options to nurses. And, I mean.. A LITTLE BIT. I had considered continuing to their FNP program, but do not feel I will be given a good education, and I do not want to come out with a degree and no knowledge. So, basically right now, I feel I have only paid 30,000 for a piece of paper that says I have a BSN. No additional knowledge. I will not be returning to this college."
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I started originally in 2006 but will graduate in December 2016. I took all this time because I worked full time and cared for my mother until she passed. I never had any issue with confusion from enrollment, student aid or the teachers. I was in the RN to BSN Online program. I enjoyed it. However if you think a college that is work friendly is easier then don't go here. You will have to READ and participate, plus write papers. CCN wont give you a degree, you must earn it. I enjoyed my time here at CCN. I look forward to attending the Graduate program later in 2017."