Chamberlain University Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (Family)

3.33 out of 5 stars
(59 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,940
63% of 59 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 59 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Andrea Douglas - 11/23/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2021
"The msn program is very doable. Chamberlain university makes it very compatible with other online university and chamberlain university is in 1st place. The FNP specialty track is great and if I can do it working full time then anyone can do it. You get out what you put in. The program is challenging as it should be but you have phenomenal facility that is there for you every step of the way. Go chamberlain university."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Jessica Kilty - 10/16/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2022
"Chamberlain has been a great experience. They have great communication and have been really helpful with scheduling. My student advisor reaches out to “just check in” and makes me feel well supported in my studies. Even as a completely online platform, there has not been any sort of disconnect. I would recommend Chamberlain to family and friends."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Becky - 4/21/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2021
"When I started the MSN program it was manageable and instructors were fine. When my actual FNP program started, tge classes are not even close to being manageable. Not to mention each class differs depending on instructor. The classes are set for failure and guess what you are stuck unable to transfer, unable to even claim a MSN degree until you graduate as an NP - good luck! They expect the students to find own clinical sites. Then the work load and communication is so poor you are set up to fail. If you fail their class and not your clinical site. Oh well , good luck finding another clinical site to set up on your own again! Frustrating when you’ve worked so hard, failed your family, have tremendous debt , and now wish you would have attended a local college. All this time work and money and I have nothing else to show for it! Chamberlain is all talk and all about grabbing the money. I am very disappointed to say the least! If you are reading this, please turn away . I warned you. You will be set for failure in your last classes and also be very stressed and unhappy."
2.1 out of 5 stars
LP - 2/25/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am about to start my last session for the FNP program at Chamberlain. I chose this program based on recommendations of coworkers who were enrolled in the program. The pro for Chamberlain University is that the online learning environment is flexible. A con for Chamberlain University is the practicum coordination is not organized well. The practicum coordination team reported to me that they are so far behind they will not complete the final review of the applications until just prior to the session (regardless of when it was submitted). This leaves little time to find alternative placement if needed. It has become extremely difficult to find preceptors willing to take NP students in my area (the midwest). This makes submitting multiple preceptors for one session unrealistic. Chamberlain does not assist with clinical placement. The entire process of finding your own preceptor, obtaining their required credentials and awaiting approval was extremely stressful. Another standout issue I had was regarding testing. The questions that were missed are not identified and no feedback is given other than the overall score. This makes it very difficult to use tests as learning tools to identify areas for improvement. If I would have the opportunity to do this over again, I would do more research prior to choosing Chamberlain."
3.6 out of 5 stars
FNP Alumni - 1/22/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Chamberlain is a good school. Pros: Classes are every 8 weeks, the program is doable with a full time job, due dates for assignments are consistent, class sizes are small, well rounded faculty who actually work in the field, students can get significant tuition discount depending on job or military status, Chamberlain is continuously making changes to improve the programs and they take student feedback, has a great online support system for students run by current students and for specific cohorts, helps students who are unable to find a preceptor match with a preceptor within 100 miles of the student. Students are smart, determined, and professional, most working full time and with families. The immersion and Review weekends were fun, made a lot of friends. It was the best part of the program. Cons: high enrollment; many online professors, lack of consistency in grading depending on the professor, tedious/busy work...more so than other FNP prgrams (I know because I did clinicals with students from other NP programs, they had a lot less bust work) varied quality of practicum coordinators. I luckily had a great one who got things done on time, some other students were not so lucky, can delay graduation time, help finding a preceptor can be tedious. Chamberlain requires students make and document a good faith effort to find preceptors, student must document 5 rejections and reasons for rejection, receive coaching for finding a preceptor before Chamberlain will find a preceptor for student. This much be done at least 2 courses before the clinical course or a student may have to sit out a session....so start early, document preceptor rejections, and stay in contact with practicum coordinator. This program is for students who are self directed. No hand holding is done. They give you instructions on what you need to be compliant and rubrics on assignments. To be a successful student in this program you should be a self starter, get things done early or on time and be organized. You can't wait for them to tell you, there are documents/paperwork/clearance forms. If you are not compliant or your practicum contract is not approved you will have to wait and may not be able to enroll in your clinical courses and be delayed. The online groups for current students is a great support system for students. This program was hard but I am satisfied with the education I received. I worked hard and all my friends in the program did as well. Many students passed the boards before we graduated. I"
4.6 out of 5 stars
FNP student - 12/18/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I received my BSN in 2018 in Chamberlain and attended the FNP program right after I graduated. The online BSN program is fantastic. It is perfect for nurses who need to work and go to school at the same time. I will recommend the BSN for other ADNs. Regarding the FNP program, I read many comments about securing the practicum sites. I agreed with them that the school provided little or no help about finding practicum sites. You are on your own. However, I find it is easy to find the community doctors for practicum. The community doctors are private, busy, and understaffs. They are very willing to accept you as a "helper" for their clinics. You are free labor. Why not? In turns of the learning environment, the program itself is not easy. It requires time, commitments, and discipline to succeed. Yes, some professors are easier than others. You just need to work hard and put more effort if you are bad luck and meet those hard professions. Otherwise, you will be fine. The NR 509 (the first practicum course) and the NR 603 are the most challengeable courses in the FNP program. Other courses are fine (not too hard). I am working full-time before practicum and working part-time during practicum. I have one more class to finish. I will still recommend this program to many of the "busy nurses," even the program is expensive compared to other schools. However, we are making more than other majority. It's affordable to "us." Right? The staffs are very nice. I have no issue to communicate with student service and other departments. I am not sure about the pre-licensure RN students. I just provided my honest opinion about BSN (post-license) and FNP program."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jackie - 11/25/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Chamberlain FNP program is tough and labor intensive but the students get a lot of support form student advisers, faculty, and head of faculty. I reached out to the student advising office after 10% was deducted from my grade for lateness on a discussion I was not late on. After a back and forth communication with my instructor for days without resolve, she told me to ask for a blind review. The student advisor, Ms. Noor assisted me and my points were given back after a review by the head of faculty on my evidences on time stamp on my discussions and my communications with the instructor. It is encouraging to know that you're never alone in the journey. Thank you"
3.8 out of 5 stars
Diana - 11/17/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Received my BSN here and was very pleased. Felt the higher cost was well worth the overall experience. The MSN has had its ups and downs. The staff is not on the same page- i.e. students services, financial aide etc. In several classes I have felt as though questions irritated the instructor and thus quit asking. There is zero assistance with establishing practicums and the course load is heavy and redundant. It makes one wonder why it needs to be so overtly overwhelming. There are drastic differences among professors and very little information for preceptors. The cost to attend this school is over $225 per credit more compared to some universities! During my BSN year I raved about Chamberlain. Not so much over my MSN and am less likely to encourage anyone to attend for their graduate degree."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Lourdes Rivera - 11/14/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I transferred to Chamberlain from another school. My experience with Chamberlain has been outstanding. The professors are very well educated and experienced as well as very involved (unlike the other school). I am thrilled with the school. My professors respond quickly to my question and some have even worked with me when I was hospitalized. My Practicum Coordinator got my contracts easily. I had to locate my own preceptors but she took care of the rest. I have felt encouragement and support from the staff. I highly recommend this school. Only downer is that I found it more expensive than the other school. I’m paying for better quality."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 10/31/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"This school was helpful and supportive, right up until the clinical courses. The school has a massive problem with the culture in the graduate program. First problem: the school does not assist you in finding clinical placement in any way, and provide numerous obstacles to both the student and preceptors. Second: Students that have difficulty with a professor, even outright unprofessional professor behavior and retaliation, are not permitted to change instructors. Third: Faculty managers immediately dismiss any student grievance without any solution or recourse, instead attributing all professor actions as the student's fault. Students have had recorded phone calls with managers during which the students were directly insulted. Fourth: Habitual problem professors are not corrected or removed, encouraging more and escalating bad behavior. Finally: Students that withdraw from classes, even on the first day, are still charged all fees and percentage of tuition; which you then will have to pay again to retake the course, so the school actually profits from abusing students."