Chamberlain University Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN
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
The online program fit my schedule the best, although its not every body. The students really need to reach out if they need help, and when they do the student support and instructors will do all they can to help them. I felt challenged yet supported at the same time. Theres work involved because its a worthy degree.
This school/program is a scam. Point blank. The school is in an office building with a few classrooms and lobby area. The administration staff is heinous. There was absolutely zero support from them when you were able to reach them. The main number did not work after a few weeks of going there and my student services advisor only returned 1 of my 100 phone calls. Emails and voicemails were never answered and her line most always went to voicemail. A majority of my general education courses were not a "match" for their system which was very frustrating as I felt it was very subjective to whatever was convenient for their pockets. This was fishy because two friends of mine who went to the same school and transferred to Chamberlain had different experiences when transferring courses. One friends' course was accepted while the others' was not. Mind you, they took the same course, class in the same college. Overall, look elsewhere for a legit program. Don't be a fool like I was. If you have a funny feeling or hesitation about this program, believe it. I can't believe they are still in business.