Chamberlain University Reviews of Master's in Nursing

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Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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Michelle Reeeves
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have had a really great experience at Chamberlain. I initially could not see myself doing well in an online course and started to pursue my masters in nursing education with much trepidation. I found everyone from the support staff to professors cooperative,supportive and sincerely interested in my completing my goal of getting this degree. I will be the first person in my family with an advanced degree and though my mother is deceased, I am sure she is proud of me. Those who feel that online is scary, isolated, confusing, I would say Chamberlain is organized, flexible, straightforward, and has all the academic and technical support one needs to succeed. ."
TashaB
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I loved Chamberlain University. I got my BSN from them in 2014 and then a year later stayed with them to get my MSN Nurse Educator degree. I graduated with that in 2018. I am very disciplined and had to learn how to manage working full time, being a Mom full time and being in school (at times full time and other times dropping down to part time to keep a work/life balance). I plan on going on for their DNP program. What I loved about this program was the asynchronous classes. Also I loved taking one class at a time in 8 week chunks. I was able to focus on whatever topic I was in. Most of the instructors were great! I had a couple that were harder to deal with but I imagine that is the case in any program that one is in. I would highly recommend this school. I'm surprised at some of the poor reviews, but I know Chamberlain is big with many programs. Maybe some of the programs are not as good as others but if you are disciplined, the online nursing programs make your dreams a reality by being so flexible."
CPH
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have a BSN and MSN from Chamberlain and currently enrolled in the DNP. I can say the education received pushed my limits, encouraged me to think outside the box. I am proud of the education I received, It was not a degree they handed I can honestly say I earned it. The instructors are always available to assist in your education."
D. Guyer, RN
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Excellent support through financial services, student services, and academic advising. Sometimes the hold time to get through to someone gets a little ridiculous, but leave a message or send an email, and they will call you back. Anytime I was unsure of what direction to go, they would lay out my options and encourage me to look at the pros and cons. Pricey tuition but overall I've been very pleased with the personalized support from Chamberlain."
S. P
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"The exit exam is a waste of time and energy. If I would have known what I know now i would have searched around for other schools. No matter how much you study and prepare for it, the information doesn't coincide with what is being taught. I spoke with other people that are in the program that expressed the same concerns. If you fail the exam twice you repeat the class, clinicals, and the APEA review. Sounds like money to me or insanity. What sense does it make to repeat all of this if the information is not there. In my opinion there shouobe a course that focus on the preparation for the test without all the extra if you have 2 failed attempts."
Jackie
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"After much consideration to several universities regarding costs, curriculum, student feedback and quality of the programs, I chose Chamberlain. Chamberlain spoke with me and followed me through my RN year, long before I committed to them. While many students are looking for a quick and easy way to finish their BSN, I witnessed others who had gone through Chamberlains program. It was clear to be that Chamberlain may be costlier, but that I could expect a great return for my money. Initially I planned to attain my BSN, but not long into the course I knew I wanted to go further and Chamberlain has helped me through the process every step of the way. Chamberlain emits professionalism whether its during the registration process or during courses. As a new RN I wanted to learn and gain knowledge and this is exactly what Chamberlain has helped me to do. I would encourage anyone to chose Chamberlain. Do your research, compare schools. I have no doubt Chamberlain will top your list."
MSN executive track RN
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am in the online program and have only three more courses to take after the one I am currently in which is almost over. I have had much success with Chamberlain University. I have taken one course every session and took the July sessions off to spend time with my kids in the summer. It has worked out well. The courses do get more difficult as the program progresses but I was warned of this and it only makes sense. I highly recommend Chamberlain to my nursing friends that plan to return for their master's degrees."
L Twomey
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Each professor is very different with their grading scales. Also, you will spend many hours on the phone with student services if you have a problem. You do not have one specific academic counselor to discuss issues with. The advice you receive will be very inconsistent. You do have to find your own practicum site without help. Some of the software programs such as "elog" is SO slow. You will spend hours resubmitting your patient information and difficulty meeting deadlines. If you go to this school, you are on your own. Expect to spend hours being inconvenienced."
Kim
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Many flawed program/no consideration for student/expensive/CCN says they want you to have an extraordinary learning experience/ it is neg one/they do not care about what they promote! Don't choose/Many new changes that don't include student experience."
Darryl
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Amazing program! Was challenging but if you put forth the effort you will do amazingly. I graduated with a 4.0 passed boards two weeks post school on first attempt. I wish they will start assisting students in the future with practicum sites. This would be a great help to students."
RN2FNP
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Rules were constantly changing. Student services didn't even know what to tell us as policy continued to change. There have been many deans and interim deans all of which have differing degrees of understanding to a situation or circumstance. If they chose to write you off, you're done. I had to pay an Atty to get a recorded call played and secure my spot back into the program, as I was given incorrect information and management refused to hear me or pull the call until I hired an education Law specialist. I have been hurt financially and mentally from the poor educators. They not only didn't give us what we needed to succeed at chamberlain they treated people awful. Degrading, demoralizing , not to mention zero compassion. I had to fight fight fight for every single grade during my preceptor classes. Only one, Dr T.S., was amazing, high energy, positive attitude and feedback at nearly anytime you needed him. He was far from easy, maybe one of the hardest in terms of weekly expectations, but he saw that we understood and provided quality, useful feedback."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Immersion weekend at chamberlain is a joke and is very expensive. It is a good 45 mins outside of Chicago and the hotel they recommend has a twin bed. They claim the weekend has a 100% pass rate but I know they have failed numerous students each term. Also, you do not get a second chance as they claim! On the second day they send you home after testing and you get your results within a day or two of starting your next possible clinicals."
Worst experience of my life
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don't go to this school. All the negative reviews are true. I have lived it. Clinicals are a disaster. Professors are terrible. I have spent many nights crying. Go to another school. Immersion weekend will cost you and its nothing but stress. You dont really learn about the real world as your soap notes in reality will be 1 page, your soap notes in class will be 4. Teachers are so terrible. Practicum coorindators as useful as toilet paper. And when you get a teacher that doesnt like you they give you bad grades and forget the blind review process ! Its the worst ... stay away far Inwish I did"
Abigayl Frields
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Chamberlain is the most unorganized, dysfunctional organization I've ever dealt with. When I first was looking into attending I was told by the admissions woman that if I chose the FNP program I could choose to do my Capstone clinicals in psychiatry as that is the field I'm most interested in. After a year in the program when it was time to set up my practicums I was informed that that is not allowed under any circumstance and never has been. So I was already feeling very frustrated with the fact that I wouldn't be prepared for the area I wanted to work in like I was initially told. Then I went a period of time without a practicum coordinator because of turn over issues within the school. At this time I called the school to find out what to do and was told to submit all of the paperwork and requirements directly to my clinical site so that I would be able to start on time. 1 week before the start of my clinical rotation they emailed me saying I needed to complete another background check, a two step PPD, physical, and drug screen. Not only was in impossible to get all of these things done within that time frame, some of them I had already done through my clinical site but was instructed that wasn't good enough, and they wanted me to submit all of this information into a 3rd party website which would take 3 business days to process the info. I was told there was absolutely nothing that could be done about expediting the process through the 3rd party (complio). After crying and speaking on the phone to 7 different people over the course of 3 days I finally was able to speak to a manager after threatening to call the board of education. Prior to that I was continually told by everyone I spoke with that nothing could be done. Eventually I was registered for my course 3 days late, having been required to miss 2 clinical days because I wasn't allowed to be there since I wasn't registered for the course, and an assignment. On top of all of this, many of the instructors don't actually read or grade your assignments which is great if all you're looking for is an easy A, but when it comes to preparedness for clinicals and your subsequent career, you're out of luck. I feel as though we are not prepared to enter into the clinical setting and that we lack advocates at the school. The whole program is a disaster and I would not recommend it to anyone. My advice is do not attend a for profit college."
Ann
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I chose this online program because I need the flexibility to go back to school on my own time as I juggle FT work and family. Chamberlain provides a good education as long as you put all the work into it and don't cut corners (complete all the readings and activities within the allotted time frames). Nearly all of my professors have been amazing; very knowledgeable, engaged, and receptive to my questions and needs. Personally, I am half way through my MSN and find that I have become a stronger leader within my field, having applied the concepts to my everyday interactions with colleagues and other professionals. There's something to be said for nurses being life-long learners!"
Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is my first class at Chamberlain. I am not impressed at all. The purpose of an instructor is to educate. The instructor gives grades with inadequate feedback. I teach a CNA class and have a firm belief in explaining inaccuracies to the students to ensure a productive learning environment. If a student does not understand it is the job of the instructor to explain or give an example of the correct way to do it.This online program has not impressed me thus far."
RN-BSN -FNP
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I believe that with any program you get what you put into it. I have read some of the reviews, as far as the clinical portion, They tell you in the start that you are responsible for your one clinical rotations. If you are that in need you can attempt to contact the nearest campus and they will assist in you rotation. I agree that some of the teachers are less then desirable. However, with any institution they do not reimburse for failed courses."
JL
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"CHAMBERLAIN ADMINSRTATION DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR MISSION STATEMENT TO DEVELOP EXCELLENT NURSES OR CARE ABOUT THEIR STUDENTS! APPLICANTS BEWARE! I completed my BSN through Chamberlain approximately 1 ago. There were issues with poor tech support and changes made to the online class process that created tedious study experiences. Overall, I enjoyed my BSN classes. However, my MSN is a totally different story. I have had long wait times on hold to reach IT (greater than 30 minutes on hold at times). When I would finally reach someone at the help/IT desk after a long wait, there were times where they were not at all knowable in the area they were assisting me in, stated they would place a ticket for someone to contact me to assist me further, most times I received a return call or email. Multiple complaints about 2 instructors who were at best absent and/or inflammatory still continue to teach. Now they have instituted a new online design with has had numerous glitches. At times I have been unable to access parts of my class and books. I am tech savvy but the new design took and glitches took me over 5 hours just to navigate and attempt to access IT. Please keep in mind this school was designed for those of us who work 40+ hours weekly, yet they role out a completely new design that crashes regularly. Guess what?? my assignments are still due on time regardless if I have all my resources or not and they are still charging the full amount of tuition! If you notice that that only satisfactory thing I reviewed was their financial department. Chamberlain Administration could care less about its mission statement or its students as long as they get their money. Guess what, there's little to no wait times when you call the financial aid department."
BLPB
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Under NO circumstances would I recommend this college to anyone. They are not helpful to their students during the courses. Each teacher uses a different set of rules to grade (mind you I have 3.9 GPA). They do NOT follow national guidelines for immunizations. They do NOT give you all the information needed when you start your programs, so by the time you are given the information you stuck having to pay HUGE amounts of money or drop out at the very end. I had several people tell me not to attend this school because it was so expensive and they had not heard many good reviews. However, I asked the admissions coordinator I was working with about the issues brought to my attention and was assured these concerns had been issues in the past, but had been dealt with. LIE! You are forced to send emails because the compliance department does not have a phone number. I sent an email in March (this is June) and I still have not heard from them on that email. Not one department tells you the same thing. I am stuck having to pay over $2000 out of pocket, under budgeted, in order to finish my last 2 classes!!!! What a horrible school!"
Lexie
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not use this school. They have instructors who intentionally want you to fail and hold the students to extremely high standards while their instructors don't even meet their minimal requirements. I have never received an F on anything my entire life and had an instructor who gave me a failing grade on a paper. I have wrote 5 previous papers for other classes with high A's. I followed the complaint process and the schools response was the instructor who did a blind review graded it within 10% of the previous grade so there is no change. They can't provide any further information or let me see the comments. Do NOT use this school. DeVry, HCA and the United States Military are doing themselves a disservice to be associated with such a poor school."