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

3.33 out of 5 stars
(59 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • 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

4.1 out of 5 stars
Daniel - 12/22/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2016
"Chamberlain really does have a good program. I am a practicing FNP and love what I do. My education was stellar, the faculty were awesome and I would recommend this school to anyone who is interested. Yes, it was tough, but yes, it should be; it made me a better FNP. Highly recommend!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
L.Trawick - 12/12/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"I could not recommend this program more!!! The online program was very accommodating for a working mother. I am an older student (in my 40s) and it was a little confusing at first with the computer aspect. After getting used to it, it was great. The teachers are great. I have no negative comments."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Paula - 11/6/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have a MSN from another university, which I obtained in 2016. My experience with Chamberlain College of Nursing has been head and shoulders above the rest. From the intake staff to the professors, everyone's goal is for you to succeed. I am so glad I made the choice to attend this university for my MSN- FNP track."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Terri ann Saunders - 10/8/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"This is the best choice I have ever made for my future. Chamberlain is the best. I will swear by them all day every day. They provide all the materials to help you succeed. The Instructors truley care about your success. You have to really want your education, you have to work for it. I did my BSN with them and immediatley signed up for my FNP. The journey I took with Chamberlain was all worth it. I will do it again and I will inspire others to do it as well, just remember you have to want it and it takes effort."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Jennie RN - 10/2/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Like many of you, I have had a horrible experience and am rethinking my whole Nursing future and the $40,000 I already wasted on Chamberlain...or so it feels. I am highly frustrated and just disappointed about the difficulties I have dealt with at Chamberlain. I was told I did not meet the minimum GPA, which is true I missed it by 2/10's of a point. However, this all occurred while I had a difficult pregnancy and before I could take an official break, my grades dropped. And as I look back, there were a few late assignments that were on me due to issues with my pregnancy, fatigue, etc. However, a great deal of missed point were for APA formatting issues. I had numerous people who have never had issues with APA and completed their Masters programs with no APA issues reviewing my work and yet it seems almost every instructor seemed to switch up the rules on me. And any type of working with the teachers on these issues...did not help. The grades stood. "
1.0 out of 5 stars
No Name - 9/3/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"I found out way to late that Chamberlain on-line is a terrible school! Run the other way! There is no support here, grading is ridiculous, APA format mistakes should not be taken away from your grade they should be a learning tool. I was supposed to graduate this year now who knows when it will be. I had 5 months off from school because I couldn't find a clinical site. Before that I had a clinical site, went one day and was told I couldn't continue because of paperwork issues. Classes are changed in the middle of them, clinical advisors are no help. Two ridiculous trips to Chicago in an over priced hotel. I give Chamberlain no rating stars out of 5!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Student X - 8/27/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school used to have a good program until they went into cahoots with APEA. They now require TWO (2) unneeded trips to Chicago just to make students go to the Q Center where Chamberlain gets a rebate for the 100s of students that are required to go there every 2 months. They require that students pass the APEA predictor exam before graduation and also attend an APEA review at the Q Center and students have to pay all that travel money again. If students do not stay in the overpriced rooms at the Q Center, they have to pay $75 just to breathe the air in the Q Center and get a lame lunch. We could have gone to the same review at a place closer to home but they would not accept it, even though it is the same damned class with the same instructors. The alternative to going is a 30+ page paper on every body system, which is unreasonable so they assure students go to the review and make money for APEA, the Q Center and the Dean at Chamberlain.. It could be that the Dean also has a personal relationship with APEA which makes everything smack of impropriety and a scam They also require students to go to Chicago for the "Immersion" which is a lame way to do check off on doing a physical assessment. Other schools require students to do a head to toe physical assessment and video it for a grade. The immersion weekend is another way to get kickbacks from the Q Center. I studied for months only to go in and have to do a skin assessment which took 5 minutes. That's it. Total waste of time and money. This school is a scam to make money so stay away. There are other schools out there that do not require all the APEA stuff just so the Dean can get a kickback from it."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Roger Keith - 8/26/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"Please do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY from Chamberlain. I have had major difficulties in trying to understand how they do business. They don't seem to have the program organized and change policies-procedures in the middle of a class. System goes down in the middle of a test and is unstable so you must wait for something to be repaired before continuing. You are stuck with a for profit school that you must jump through unnecessary hoops for. Material must be acquired by you and instructors are extremely picky about APA style in every single regard so points are taken off for ridiculous reasons. The amount of coursework while you are doing coursework is absurd. It seems to be busy work and I don't recommend this program if you have a family or even work a couple days a week. Please do your research and understand what you are getting into before you pay several thousand dollars!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Lavender - 6/29/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am in the graduate FNP program, I did well in 5 of the 6 MSN core classes. In the last MSN core class, EBP, I failed with a 75.9 and 76 is passing. The professor took many points off of assignments without reasonable rationale. Appealing this grade was a waste of time, I got an email from school telling me that I have to retake the course in less than 12 hours. My grade point average went from a 3.55 to a 2.95. I can not transfer to another school because I have too many credits to transfer into another graduate program. In addition, my grade point average is now below a 3.0 I will not continue in the FNP program at Chamberlain. I did get my BSN at Chamberlain which was expensive and challenging but overall a rewarding experience. I believe that it would be helpful if the instructors had the same grading polices. In the graduate course that I failed, the professor took large amounts of points off of written assignments and discussions for reasons that I didn't even understand. I have never had so many points taken off of any assignments for APA format errors in any of the courses that I completed at Chamberlain. This experience was both discouraging and enlightening. I now realize that going to Chamberlain College of Nursing for my FNP was a great mistake. I guess I had to fail the last MSN graduate core course, before beginning the FNP specialty tract courses, to help me understand that I have made a big mistake!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Diana - 6/16/2018
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018
"Great school. Great teachers. Problem based approach teaching strategy. Tuition is affordable. You study at your own pace. The program has assignment deadlines but it is realistic. You can still work full time. You will be ready to pass the boards. You must secure your own practicum sites."
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