Chamberlain University Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

3.65 out of 5 stars
(22 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375
73% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 22 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Brian Pilarski - 3/9/2017
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2014
"I can really appreciate the classes available. When I was in pursuit of my degree the staff allowed me to use my time, classes, and finances wisely. Because my hospital is pursuing a platinum status I am already ahead of the curve. Lastly, because I have acquired my BSN it has allowed for me pursue management and leadership which directly correlates with the type of education that was given from Chamberlain."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Taylor - 3/3/2017
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2016
"Chamberlain exploits people by making promises of quickly furthering your degree but maxing out your financial aid. I did quickly earn a BSN, but the benefit was not worth the cost. The school draws you in and when you are becoming a potential student the "admission advisors" call you daily to help you get into the program, get financial aid started, and register for your first classes. But after you are a student you can't get in touch with anyone at the school. I will say after leaving voicemails I did have my calls returned, but the "financial advisors" have little transparency about what is actually being done with your money. In fact I had no say in how my financial aid was being used. The tuition is outrageous, and I was told that my financial aid would cover my costs- not true! For my RN to BSN (which took me 10 months to complete) my financial aid was maxed! The 10 month program cost me $30,000, and I was told after I graduated that still owed $2600 to the school for what my financial aid didn't cover. As far as the classes...The RN to BSN is distance education, so all online. Most RN to BSN programs are regardless of the school. I can say that the professors that I had were very helpful. They all seemed to care a lot about in having their students succeed. Most of the instructors I had always got back to me in a timely fashion if I had questions etc...However, if you are taking classes know that you are going to self teach. Example I had to take a Statistics class. During my associates degree I had to take College Algebra and in was traditional class and I excelled in this class. But and online Stats class was nothing but difficult, you are presented the material by your course instructor but not "taught" if that makes sense. I struggled those 8 weeks, but managed to pull a B out of it. The nursing classes that I took were not as difficult as they were time consuming-as you would expect college course work to be. I wrote a lot of papers and read a lot of literature that was applicable to my practice, so I didn't mind that. But beware they are VERY hard on plagiarism, so get yourself a good application on your laptop that helps you correctly site and format your papers. Because it is a distance online program it helps to be computer savvy as well. For instance, if you are not well versed in excel and power point you will need to brush up on it! In summary, the course work itself is fine, comparable to any distance college work, but the cost is astronomical. Getting a BSN was always a goal that I had a nurse, so I could have acquired it at any school. And they sucked me in with the promises of being done quickly, and having the flexibility that the course work offered, things that certainly appealed to a working nurse with 2 small children. I was told that my financial aid would cover all of my educational costs, but the truth is it did not. My financial aid was maxed, and I was left to pay for what it wouldn't cover. Now I owe $30,000 in federal student loans and I owe $2600 to the school."
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