Chamberlain University Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN
I wish I had started this program a long time ago. I have been an RN (ADN) for 21 years. I went back to school at Chamberlain University, and it only took me 2 years to get my BSN. I was that person that barely graduated high school. There is an incredible amount of support from the first call all the way through graduation. The online classes gave me the flexibility I needed with my work and family schedules. I was able to take time off for vacations, which I really needed! The few times I needed to contact Student Services, I was able to get my questions/issues resolved with only one call. The instructors answered all my questions, usually within an hour, either online or through email The online portal is very useful! Everything you need is there. Nearly all of my research was done through the Chamberlain University portal. I did use the internet for some searches, but the majority of my research was through Chamberlain. Honestly, I can't believe how great my experience with Chamberlain University was. I worked hard, sacrificed a little, and graduated with a 4.0! If I can do it at age 55, you certainly can as well. The hardest part is getting the nerve up to start the program. Once you begin, you'll be done before you know it. My next step, after a little quality time with my family, is to register with Chamberlain University for my Masters degree. I can't wait!
This school has been the best decision I could have ever made. I am married, I work full time and have a 12 year old and 4 year old. I did not intend on attending chamberlain. It started off as an inquiry into the degree requirements. With that I was contacted and walked hand and hand through the admissions process and the registration process. I could not believe how helpful they were. Then when I started taking classes the professors were extremely concerned in my success. I am on track to graduating in 2019 and cant wait. It has been a great experience so far.
I just completed Chamberlain College of Nursing (now Chamberlain University) RN to BSN program. I had to take 7 nursing classes plus a sociology class called Diversity in the Professions because I have a BS in another field. Each class is 8 weeks long. The basic structure is a discussion topic each week (post a reply and then reply to 2 other people) and 3 projects (usually an APA formatted paper, a PowerPoint, and another project). It was not hard and was very manageable with working full-time and being a busy mother. The program is extremely flexible. I took my classes over a 4 year period (2 classes a year). The only downside is cost - a 3 hour class is around $2,000 and a 4 hour class is around $2,500. If your hospital has tuition reimbursement, as mine does, it wasn't a problem.
I started in 2016. When i started, I was not in the best health but I had this person that helped me get past being sick and to turn my homework on time. I feel blessed to be a student at this University. A very special friend of mine started out as my admissions director. She encouraged, supported me, , called when I was in the hospital. She directed me on who to talk to and when. Each department is incredibly helpful, no matter what. I cannot find anything bad to say. The only faculty I had a problem with was my statistics instructor. He didnt help much. Otherwise, the faculty are great! Please take a look at this school, and the faculty and staff , it will be the best move you could ever make.
I am currently a student at chamberlain. I have attended a few different colleges, about 6 years of college education, prior to chamberlain and decided to go here due to the fact they accepted the most of my credits from prior education. I have about a year left of my program and I can say I am highly disappointed with their program. Most of the professors are very entitled and do not treat the students as they should. Most of the time during lecture ramble about information not included on the exam. The professors are quick to stick to the rules in the handbook when it benefits them but not when they are in the wrong. Most of them are not good professors as most of the information that is tested is self taught. I have only have had 2 professors who I would qualify as good teachers and seem to understand what it is like being a student in an accelerated program. As some of the other reviews mentioned, having a job and being a student at chamberlain is close to impossible. With the amount of word required, along with the frequency and high amount of material on the exams, making time is often quite hard. For what a student pays for chamberlain, I feel it is not worth the money. There are little resources available for a student, yes they have a "library" but it is quite small and one private room. I have been working in the health care field for about a decade and a lot of the stuff that is taught, I have never saw a nurse perform or use the information we are required to know. The thing that pushed me over the edge to write this review is my most current experience with some of the professors and higher ups. I requested to be excused from lab to carry out some of my families wishes and it was denied. The instructors at chamberlain always say how being compassionate and caring is so important for a nurse. Well it went that long ago when they were nurses as well and somewhere along the line they forgot they are still supposed to have those qualities. Now for all the negative things I have experienced, there have been a few positives. The people who work in the student advisor section are always quick to help and try to make things work for the student. And those few professors who I qualify as good, did in fact go the extra mile and helped out as much as possible. Whether it be making extra worksheets for each student to use or making themselves available for the students if they need tutoring. So those people saved the review from all one stars. So if you are a student reading my review, I highly encourage you to investigate other nursing schools and make sure you read all the reviews about a school. It will be well worth your time
Chamberlain has been a great choice for me. The faculty are very helpful and always available to answer questions. Admittedly, I was hesitant to take online classes but the transition was easy. Although you do have deadlines for assignment, you can still go at your own pace.
I have been a Registered Nurse for 13 years now. About 1 year ago I decided it was time to enhance my career with going back to school and receiving a Bachrlors degree. I heard of Chamberlain through a co-worker and they loved their program. So I signed up and have been 100% completely satisfied. The staff are exceptional, they are consistently courteous and very helpful. As well as, beingpatient with assisting me in getting clarification on my finances. There has never been a time I called Chamberlain and not receive top notch service. I recommend Chamberlain to anyone who is thinking about furthering their knowledge. You will not be disappointed or regret it. I didnt!! Thank you chamberlain for maki g it easy for me to attain my BSN.
I am currently in my first semester at Chamberlain and I must say I am extremely disappointed with my experience so far and I'm only 6 weeks in. Another student copied my work multiple times, I called her out on in, she continued to copy my work. The teacher or, as she calls herself, the professor, never caught on to it. I brought it to her attention and was basically told the student is now receiving special attention to help her understand that she can't copy another students work. I'm sorry, but I was under the impression that all students at this level UNDERSTOOD that they can't plagiarize, wait, even students at the high school level have that understanding. Oh and they told me of I was uncomfortable with it, I can be moved to another class. So hey if you want to plagiarize then Chamberlain is the school for you!!!! This place is a joke.
There are pros and cons to this school. Pros- nursing techniques and simulation rooms are great, facilities are adequate for learning, time in classroom setting is appropriate. Cons-THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL FOR WORKING ADULTS!!Expectations of workload for one class (discussions, papers, ATI, labs) are unrealistic and most students have 2 or 3 classes. Teachers will begin to assign work for the next term before the current term is completed. Staff is rude and conduct themselves in an unprofessional manner. The school wants anonymous surveys of the class and the professor for both online and on-campus classes, but the on-campus staff will ask you to turn it in person, so there is no room for improvement. Certain online classes should not be taught online (critical thinking, all maths) as concepts are hard to understand via online. If you have a children or other responsibilities outside of school. Plan accordingly. The staff is not accommodating and for the remainder of the program you will have no life.
Online RN-BSN biggest waste of money in my entire 50 years of existence Bad choice not worth the money do your research on these for profit companies before you use them for educational purposes they don't care if you succeed because once you sign up you have to pay regardless close to $2000.00 per class