Chamberlain University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375 - $19,900
63% of 340 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 340 students said they would recommend this school to others
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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."
Warning: Do not fall for this scam
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2017
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"This school/program is a scam. Point blank. The school is in an office building with a few classrooms and lobby area. The administration staff is heinous. There was absolutely zero support from them when you were able to reach them. The main number did not work after a few weeks of going there and my student services advisor only returned 1 of my 100 phone calls. Emails and voicemails were never answered and her line most always went to voicemail. A majority of my general education courses were not a "match" for their system which was very frustrating as I felt it was very subjective to whatever was convenient for their pockets. This was fishy because two friends of mine who went to the same school and transferred to Chamberlain had different experiences when transferring courses. One friends' course was accepted while the others' was not. Mind you, they took the same course, class in the same college. Overall, look elsewhere for a legit program. Don't be a fool like I was. If you have a funny feeling or hesitation about this program, believe it. I can't believe they are still in business."
FNP Student
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"After spending all the time and money to take the 30 credits of core classes, some of which were taught by knowledgable, committed DNPs, some not, practicum is a huge disappointment. You are ON. YOUR. OWN. and you will NOT have an advocate for any reason. No one cares if the clinical affiliation agreement terms are violated or not. And if you are mistreated, do not receive the education or time you need, that is on you. No one will speak up for you, and you are stuck with whatever your preceptor writes about you on your permanent record. Good or bad. I regret choosing Chamberlain because you are really just a number, no matter how many "helpful" programs they offer. Student Services personnel are good listeners, kind, and supportive, but basically powerless. Like I said, you're on your own. It is not in any way the same as a local university, where they can see your face..."
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"To those that are considering on attending this school, PLEASE think wisely. There are better opportunities for you to earn your nursing degree somewhere else. From my experience on attending Chamberlain (the Las Vegas campus) is that this school is unorganized and unprofessional. I honestly don't know how I made it this far on attending this school when there were so many times I wanted to drop out. I finally realized that this school is not the best to earn your BSN. Chamberlain is unorganized because they recently incorporated ATI into their program. The professors do not know how to even use it, and they confuse their students on the assignments. It is very frustrating when they don't even know the ATI material and they expect the students to complete the assignment on their own. A majority of the students that I have talked to had to teach themselves on the classes they are taking. Chamberlain offers prerequisites, and even these are unorganized. For example, a classmate of mine is taking anatomy and physiology with a new professor they hired and he doesn't even know the material he is supposed to be teaching. He is unsure on how to answer the student's questions. I took chemistry and microbiology and the same issue occurred. The professors that taught chemistry and microbiology were unorganized and did not teach the material correctly. My classmates and I basically had to teach ourselves the material. I am currently taking health assessment, pathophysiology, and speech. My health assessment and pathophysiology professors are unorganized and unprofessional. I'll start off with my health assessment professor. First off, my classmates and I didn't have her for lab for two weeks. Our first week in lab we had a substitute. We washed our hands like 20 times and did blood pressure. The next week of lab, we had another substitute and he did a majority of talking about his life and career. He barely showed us how to assess a patient, and we had very little time to practice. In our third week, we finally had our original teacher and she showed us what we needed to do/know. Last week, she got mad at us because we didn't have the material down. She should have given her collegues that covered for her better direction on what we needed to know. I would suggest on her having better teaching skills and compassion because she lacks that for her students. Her lectures are not helpful at all because she just says you gotta know everything because that will be on the exam. She expects you to read all the chapters before coming to class because she gives a quiz on it. Honestly, some of her questions are about anything and it doesn't really correlate with the chapter. As for pathophysiology professor, she gives us hints on what's going to be on the exam but it is not even on the exam. She doesn't really lecture well on the chapters. For example, she played an hour long Youtube video on the respiratory system and didn't really lecture on it. She didn't tell us what we needed take out of from the respiratory chapter from the Youtube video we saw. Another thing about Chamberlain is their student services. I would meet up with one of their student services advisors and she would sometimes give off a bad vibe. She just felt like she didn't care or really help me out when I met up with her."
  • 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!"
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Online programs are for self starters. This program gave me all the tools to complete my degree and succeed in my career. I graduated with honors and passed the boards with no problems. I feel well prepared for interviews and feel I will be highly valued as an FNP based on the education I received."
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was surprised to read so many negative reviews about this school. Prior to attending CCN, I had my doubts--It's a new program in my state, there are many negative reviews, etc. However, after one year in the program, I would still choose CCN over other nursing programs. The professors have real world expertise in the field and are committed to student success, there are tons of resources (tutoring, advisors, etc), and the classes are only 8 weeks! This is great because if you aren't crazy about a certain class, you only have to endure it for 8 weeks as opposed to traditional 16 week programs. Although there are many complaints about clinical placement, I've been placed at well known hospitals within close proximity to my home. I am able to work part time while still maintaining the school load. No, it's not easy, but it has been worth it every step of the way. I recommend this school to high school graduates, working people, moms, dads, etc. If you put in the effort, you will not be disappointed."
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
"SAVE YOUR TIME & MONEY !!! School is worthless in all regards. Instructors are terrible, admin is totally worthless as well. All they are in business for is your $$$, they could care less about helping you further your program. When it comes time for clinicals, be prepared for headaches all around. You do all the work to line up preceptor only for the school to tell you "no contract, keep checking". Find another one local, after having driven 3 hours one way everyday on previous one, Only to have school say it takes 2-3 months to get contract. EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES all designed to make you fail or drop out, but they still get the $$$. They could truly care less about students, Only concerned about $$$. SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHES & AVOID CHAMBERLAIN AT ALL COSTS !!!"
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"They give you the courses, but when it comes time to do clinicals you are on your own. Have tried contacting them for help over and over. No reply or contact your local hospital. My advice is to pay more for a college or University that is linked with a local hospital."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2017
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"If you want to waste your money, Chamberlain is the best place to go for. The administration is not going help you for any of you complain whether it is for the instructor or the test grades. They always protect their teacher in a situation of conflict between a student and a teacher and you going lose your money for failing your class. Please ask them about their passing percentage before you take a decision to give your money to them. I know that the nursing is a very demanding career and that is why the are taking advantage of people's passion. In short, I do not recommend Chamberlain college."
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"You, yes you!! I know you are thinking of going to Chamberlain College of Nursing in North Brunswick NJ now, don't even try it!!!!. Yes, I understand you want to go to nursing school, nursing has been your passion since only God knows, but if you don't want to waste your precious years achieve nothing, DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!. Your admission to the school is guaranteed, and they will sweet talk everything just to get you in and take your money, then they will show you their true color. They are very disorganized, all the faculty members are not there to teach you what you need you to know, but to set you up for failure. They will give you the exam which I bet if they give to most of them to take, they cannot pass it just so they can fail you. Then they will go to their offices and be laughing at students on how they make the exam so difficult. They fired some of the professors who disagreed with their wicked approach towards students and if you report any of the professors to the dean, you will be their target. Yes, nursing is not an easy program, yes you have to be dedicated and be able to retain information, but even if you have the ability to do all these, these people will find a way to fail you. My 2 cents advice for you is don't go there, please run and run, you're better off somewhere else. Thank me later!"
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would not recommend this school to anyone. Constant changes are being made to the school that are unacceptable. The price is outrageous for a low quality education, low quality professors, absolute no organization, and poor help from administration. Not even an accelerated program. School is interested in taking your money. Save your money and get a better education from a school that is worthy of your time and money."
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don't bother trying to contact the dean regarding any professors, nothing will change. I can't wait to graduate and leave this school. I feel like I paid to educate myself. If I could go back, I would look for another school. The online courses was the worst experience I have ever had, my experience with online classes at a community college were a lot better. I failed one course in this program and ever since then It felt as if everyone stopped caring, from the professors, to the members in the tutoring services. Don't even get me started on the incompetent advisors. I recall three times I was told by my advisors to just pay a bill I received in my student account yet she could not explain to me why I had to pay them even though I was told my loans covered all costs I needed to make. Unfortunately I was already far along in the program that I could not just leave. I don't know how I made it this far but I'm almost tempted to leave even though I have a few more months left before I graduate. I'm not even sure how many people are in my cohort anymore. It seems people were failing left and right, or dropping out or simply getting fed up with the administration and professors. I should've heeded to the red flag when I heard the cohort ahead of me had a whooping 70% of students failed a course. My advise to anyone is to let chamberlain be a last resort and even if you do go here, be on top of your finances, question every payment you are expected to make or you'll end up paying so much more than you were supposed to."
Worst school of nursing
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2017
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"Please I beg anyone not to use this school they are stealing money from people pocket .The teachers in that school are all friends of of the director of the board so they do whatever they want .You will be on your own studying the teachers do not teach they just give you like 5 to six chapter in a day ."
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Chamberlain University, Family Nurse Practitioner Track has been wonderful, professors are great and the courses are challenging. The professors are engaging and ask a lot of questions. There is a lot of critical thinking skills. I definitely recommend this school."
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"CCN is the worst decision i ever made , and it is a reality i struggle with everyday. I would not advise even my worst enemy to set foot in this program particularly the North Brunswick NJ campus. The program looks very promising from the outside as they promise completion in three years with your BSN but that is their biggest lie, for one you will not graduate with a BSN in three years as they will make sure you fail their extremely hard exams , which are poorly written by unknowledgeable professors. They have commercials all over the web claiming they care for their students, well thats another lie as the faculty will not address questions about exams, even when 90 % of the students flank the exam and only 10% are barely passing, and also how do we perform way better on the standardized hesi final?, and dare you go to the dean for help or to complain, the professor will chastise you for even attempting to go to people above her for help Yes, its all about the money for them, as this a for profit organization , with a credit hr costing $630, please check out other institutions before coming here this should not even be a last resort. Your better off going to community college and getting your associates and doing a bridge program to get your BSN its much cheaper and will save you tons of money and stress."
  • 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!"