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

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Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (Family)

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Eric
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2016
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"So for all the negative reviews about price and extra fees are false, I did the RN to BSN option with Chamberlain and they do a transcript evaluation up front and told me what classes I needed to take and the total cost of the program in writing. This price never changed during the process and class was exactly as described. I then decided to go back and do the Family Nurse Practitioner track which has been very challenging in a good way but back to point they also gave me a transcript evaluation for this and up front about pricing and fees. This again has not changed from what they put in writing. Yes the are a little more expensive then some others but you get what you pay for. If you go cheap you get poor quality. Do your research people!"
Cat
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2016
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Although the student services makes it all sound possible, without follow through, all Chamberlain is, is a money pit. With a lot of hard work, I completed classwork with a 4.0 GPA. Then hit a roadblock as Chamberlain is not helpful when it comes to practicum/preceptor set up. Communication is severely lacking. There are enough students that Chamberlain does not have to follow up. They do things on their schedule which means a delay in graduation for the student -- if graduation ever comes. Plus it is twice as much or more than other programs."
Current Student
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2016
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Chamberlain College of Nursing is a frustrating and expensive. Currently I have a 4.0 average, but I have taken a session off to recoup financially. The school costs 2,000 to 3,000 every 8 week session and it is a poor learning environment at best. The advisers are ill informed of the school's own courses and woefully inept about returning phone calls. When I started my degree, I had some very direct questions about graduation rates and total student numbers attending the FNP program. Once the adviser realized that I would not be an immediate unquestioning sycophant, they took months to call me back. It is my opinion that they only returned my call because I posted something explaining the issue and being critical of the school on their social media site. (Call returned with in 48 hours of post on Facebook) Fast forward six month, my latest issue is that I signed into Chamberlain on the last day of my course to enter my assignment and reply. There was a hold link on my homepage. I clicked the link and it opened a hold screen in the Chrome browser. Technical support was closed, so I emailed the assignment to the teacher directly and she counted the grade. However because the assignment was not submitted through the portal it generated a online "absence". The teacher never responded to my email and it took a great deal of effort to find out that harshly worded "absence email" was computer generated and did not reflect upon my grade. I had paid the fees for the session, but the hold was still present. Ultimately it was determined that the continuing hold issue was not from Chamberlain, but rather caused by a Chrome memory. Had technical support been open, they could have directed me to clear the browser cookies and resolved the issue in a timely manner. Over all this is not the school for anyone working 60 hours a week. There is always a new fee or technical difficulty. The courses are rote and general in nature. For the first three sessions, there are no video classes. You read the book and answer the questions. Plan on writing 3 papers a session. Just follow the rubric, it is mindless. I had previously graduated from an AAS, ASN and BSN programs. Each one was a wonderful and meaningful learning experience. I looked forward to school every week, but I do not enjoy Chamberlain. I found myself you tubing assignments and watching the videos presentations from Dr. S. at UAB's School of Nursing. I thought that CCN was the most convenient option, but now I am 6,000.00 invested and I am having sincere thoughts about quitting. Do yourself a favor and go to another school. I am jealous of the learning experiences of my friends at UAB. Definitely a program of another caliber."
SThompson
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2016
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"The program needs significant improvement for the FNP program. Find another school. I am not disgruntled for grades- I hold a 4.0. The practicum coordinators are worthless. My application was submitted 6 months in advance and 2 weeks from when clinicals should start I am being told it isn't going to make the deadline. They hold site applications until 8 weeks before and then blame the other departments. I am now going to graduate 2 months later all because Chamberlain procrastinated, and that's if this is the only delay. I have other friends in the program and we all have the same problem. They do not have contact info available for students to go up the chain of command, only info listed is your state coordinator. If graduating on time is important to you, go somewhere else."