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

3.39 out of 5 stars
(61 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,940
63% of 61 students said this degree improved their career prospects
59% of 61 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Corrina - 9/18/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I had no issues with Chamberlain up until the practicum experiences began. I have already sat out one semester of the FNP program due to lack of clinical placements in my area and I am about to sit out another. I have been searching for Practicums in 3 states which are all hours away. The practicum coordinators attempt to help but after calling each place they suggested all I got told was no we are not accepting students. I reached out for help following this but was not assisted much. The program does tell you to locate your own clinical sites but does not tell you how difficult it will be. Chamberlain has a very poor reputation leading to sites not wanting to commit to their students. DO NOT GO HERE. I wish I listened to the poor reviews I read as I am now in debt a very large amount of money and no guarantee of completing my degree."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rochelle - 6/30/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Not sure what all the complaints about Chamberlain are about- it's an online graduate level program. I expected a large amount of course work coupled with self study and tests, thats pretty much what it is. I think people are expecting an easy experience from an online program, which it is not. Any online program is what you make of it. If you study what they tell you to study, you should do well, but if you slack, fall behind, and neglect your studies, you won't. Don't be discouraged by the amount of course work required, because it is a masters degree, after completion of which, you will be prescribing and treating patients, in some states, without the supervision of a doctor. I am satisfied with the program, as it is challenging, invigorating, and I am learning more in this program on my own than I would have with a traditional brick and mortar school, for nearly a third of the price. Course assignments are due at a certain time, and you complete them at your leisure, day or night. It works well for those who require flexibility (nearly all RNs, am I right?)."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Lindsay - 4/30/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am currently in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) track at Chamberlain and have enjoyed the program so far. I got my BSN in 2013 from a 4 year university (in WI) and got a lot out of that program, but for my masters, I wanted to take classes online so I could work while going to school. Chamberlain has allowed me to do that and I have had nothing but good experiences so far (and have been in the program for over a year now). I specifically wanted to recommend Dr. G, as a professor, for the NR509 Advanced Physical Assessment class to anyone pursuing the FNP program at Chamberlain. He was not only very knowledgeable, but also approachable and engaging. After finishing case studies every week, we would call in the next week to discuss the case studies and how we managed our patients in those studies (we would discuss as a class, in something called "debriefings" where we video conferenced in). After speaking with other students (from different classes) about the debriefings, many other professors would simply just read the information off from the case study websites and not add any of their own input into the debriefings. Other professors also would not call on students and challenge their thought processes, and did not discuss what "red flags" students should be aware of in future practice. Many people may read this and think they do not want to be called on; however, I found it to be much more engaging- and Dr. G was always so thoughtful in his responses and very approachable! Dr. G held my attention throughout the debriefings, and I found myself speaking with classmates about what I learned (because I found it to be so interesting) and I actually wanted the debriefings to be longer (and that really is saying something coming from me!). As much as I love the independence of this program and not having to physically go to class, the debriefings were so refreshing and I think I learned the most in this class so far. The tips and tricks Dr. G impressed upon us will stay with me for the rest of my career and I really think he is a great professor. I also think it was a disservice for other students to not have a professor as engaging as Dr. G was, as he really made us think critically throughout these case studies. We are going to be future providers, and understanding "red flags" and remembering critical things to look out for are essential to us being effective, safe, competent providers. So I cannot say enough great things about him as a professor. I highly recommend him for this class!"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Mary - 4/16/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"This school is worthless; they're no help. Most of the instructors are very evil and ruthless. Save your money and run to a different school if you can. Chamberlain is not set for work adult student. I had no problem with the financial department, but student service was very conflicting"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley Sudduth, MSN FNP - 3/25/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2017
"Chamberlain University was able to set me up for success with the ADN to MSN program. Every department from admissions to the instructors have been nothing short of fabulous. I felt that I was well prepared to care for my patient population. I loved the Chamberlain experience so much that I am currently attending the DNP program and anticipate to graduate December 2019."
5.0 out of 5 stars
frank - 3/22/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Overall this program is great. Any online program is all what you put into it. The cost is reasonable and the faculty are supportive. I went here for my BSN as well. The clinical coordination could improve, but I do think they are getting better in this area. The school has no wait times, no obstacles and the hardest part is finding your clinical sites, which they are going to start assisting with."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 3/18/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"What college is continuously changing requirements. Each session brings a new requirement or a change in process. Prior to 2019 there was no assistance with locating preceptors. The process started in 2019 to assist with locating preceptors is ineffective. I have been waiting three months and the college is still unable to assist with locating a preceptor. The instructors do very little teaching and the grading between instructors is not equal as some instructors grade very hard while others great very easy. There are very strict requirements during clinical to see a minimum of two or three patients per hour which is very difficult to attain in a practicum setting. The clinical coordinators are very frequently difficult to get in contact with and the cost is $450 per session for the service. The college itself offers very little support or assistance to the students considering the high cost of tuition."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Yb - 3/18/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Pros: 24/7 tech support, easy access to professors via email and cell phone, courses allow u to see how your grade/score compares to the class, access to student services even on Saturday, 8 week classes (easy to take a quick break then start back up 8 weeks later) Cons: Cost is high, instructors grade differently from each other (subjective grading), intense course load of primarily busy work (little time to focus on what matters), logging clinical hours takes hours (waste of valuable time)"