Chamberlain University Reviews

3.28 out of 5 stars
(301 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $19,375
63% of 301 students said this degree improved their career prospects
59% of 301 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Andrea Douglas - 11/23/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2021
"The msn program is very doable. Chamberlain university makes it very compatible with other online university and chamberlain university is in 1st place. The FNP specialty track is great and if I can do it working full time then anyone can do it. You get out what you put in. The program is challenging as it should be but you have phenomenal facility that is there for you every step of the way. Go chamberlain university."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tulshi Patel - 11/23/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"I recently began my nursing journey at Chamberlain and so far everything is sailing smoothly ! I truly appreciate the support that I receive from fellow students and staff members. I would highly recommend this university to anyone who is planning on going into nursing."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mika C - 11/20/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Hello. I attend Chamberlain U's BSN program in Atlanta, and I love it. This is my second time around in a BSN program, and in comparing the two, I can honestly say that nursing school is nursing school no matter where you go. Ultimately your success is up to you. Chamberlain is an accelerated (8-week sessions) program, and this requires the student to be a pro-active learner, which means you need to study outside the classroom on your own, and use your time efficiently to be productive and successful. For me, I don't do the study or peer groups, too much distraction, or participate in too many of the resources at the campus (they have a ton; tutoring center, resource center, lab center, etc); I do use the extra lab time, as useful information is almost always shared. I have a few classmates that I may discuss concepts with or share information, but mostly I follow that calendar/syllabus and do my thang. To be successful you MUST study, read, study, practice, read, remove distractions, etc. follow the syllabus, complete all your assignments, and you will be successful. Make an effort to communicate with your professors, as they will help you as needed, it is also good for graduate school applications to build those references. Furthermore, I have read a lot of complaints regarding Chamberlain U, and honestly, it is what it is. Nursing school no matter where you go is a sacrifice, and it ain't easy. No program will work around your schedule, you the student are expected to show up and learn as required. They don't care about your kids, job, extra activities, etc, as this is called life and the real world and you must adapt, and if not, please save your time and money, and don't go to nursing school. If you willing to adapt and stay focused you will accomplish your goal. I WISH you great success in your life and send you good vibes. Stay focused, stay committed, and remember to study, read, study, and read some more. Much love."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christina Hillyard - 11/11/2020
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2021
"Chamberlain University was my first online course experience and it has been rewarding! There have been many times I have reached out to the student advisers for assistance and the process has been amazing each time. Registering me for upcoming courses, discussing tuition reimbursement, payment options, the accommodations have been outstanding! The workload has been manageable being a full time RN, running a busy household with two young boys - one being virtual currently. Highly recommend!"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Johnson - 11/5/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"This school is awful in terms of teaching. I have entered a session (8-weeks) and the teacher they have for Adult Health 1 and 2 is appalling. I have never in my life had to deal with Professor Carlise and he DOES NOT TEACH. He claims he has anxiety, ANXIETY! How can you be an instructor but you have anxiety about EVERYTHING. He does not teach whatsoever, as students, we are creating powerpoints and presenting to each other. He claims that this is the new method of teaching across the board and we should get used to it. He is also a clinical instructor and once again, knows nothing and refuses to help students comprehend the material... Do not attend this school, it is expensive, credits DO NOT transfer and the instructors are a joke!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Jessica Kilty - 10/16/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2022
"Chamberlain has been a great experience. They have great communication and have been really helpful with scheduling. My student advisor reaches out to “just check in” and makes me feel well supported in my studies. Even as a completely online platform, there has not been any sort of disconnect. I would recommend Chamberlain to family and friends."
3.2 out of 5 stars
AU - 5/6/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Now that I have made it through the traditional BSN program, I feel as though I can write a review on Chamberlain University. So here it goes! First and foremost, if you need any pre-nursing classes (such as anatomy and physiology or chemistry), do not take them here. Instead, I would strongly suggest that you take them at an accredited community college. It is the same quality of education and is cost-effective. Additionally, if you can help it, try to pay out of pocket (after grants and scholarships). I worked throughout nursing school, lived with family, and graduated with no loans. It's hard but doable! To continue, it is important to remember that Chamberlain U is an accelerated program. Because of this, you should have excellent time management skills and you should figure out which study methods work best for you prior to enrollment. Unfortunately, this school does not offer a medical terminology class, so I'd advise you to learn the medical lingo before applying. This will serve you better for when you are ready for your entrance (HESI) examination and begin your nursing journey. Chamberlain U utilizes ATI as their main form of examination proctoring. However, the school also uses PassPoint as well, and some of the information can conflict with the other. Because of this, I would focus more on ATI as the majority of your focus and learning comes from this. Additionally, ensure to read the ATI review modules - these are a great outline of information as they stick to the need-to-know facts. I would not recommend purchasing supplemental/"required" books listed on the syllabus as there is 1) Not enough time to read everything in an 8-week course, 2) The PowerPoints are based off of those books and are sufficient enough, and 3) Your examinations are through ATI. By following this "code", you can and will succeed at Chamberlain U. Remember not to take shortcuts, as these only end up hurting yourself. At the end of the day, it's just you and NCLEX! With this being said, there are some drawbacks to the program as well. 1) They will not allow examinations to be moved even with extenuating circumstances, and extenuating circumstance appeals are almost never approved. (This has affected me personally and caused a great amount of disdain towards the school because of it. I felt it was unprofessional, cruel, and going against nursing ethics to have a physically ill student with a severe respiratory illness come to class to take an examination). So future nurses, please push through so that you don't have to deal with them any longer than you have to, 2) The tutoring center is a joke. They review next to nothing. You'd have better luck YouTubing it (I recommend Cathy P, or Sarah RN), 3) Nursing professors here are a hit or miss - you'll either love them and learn a lot, or have to self-teach everything, and 4) The student advisors are hard to reach and only get back to you if you are persistent. So there you have it. I tried to remain as neutral and unbiased as I possibly could. However, this was based on my personal experiences (and what I witnessed from the interactions between Chamberlain U and my peers). But if you truly want to be a nurse, nothing will stop you and you'll make it out (it's possible, I'm proof of it). Nursing programs are challenging and extremely rigorous, so be sure to allow yourself time to decompress and unwind every now and then. Practice self-care. Remember that failures happen and it's okay, you just get back up and try again. So future nurses, wherever you decide to go for nursing school (whether it's here or somewhere else), remain focused and do not ever stray away from your goal! We need you. Sincerely, AU, BSN"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Becky - 4/21/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2021
"When I started the MSN program it was manageable and instructors were fine. When my actual FNP program started, tge classes are not even close to being manageable. Not to mention each class differs depending on instructor. The classes are set for failure and guess what you are stuck unable to transfer, unable to even claim a MSN degree until you graduate as an NP - good luck! They expect the students to find own clinical sites. Then the work load and communication is so poor you are set up to fail. If you fail their class and not your clinical site. Oh well , good luck finding another clinical site to set up on your own again! Frustrating when you’ve worked so hard, failed your family, have tremendous debt , and now wish you would have attended a local college. All this time work and money and I have nothing else to show for it! Chamberlain is all talk and all about grabbing the money. I am very disappointed to say the least! If you are reading this, please turn away . I warned you. You will be set for failure in your last classes and also be very stressed and unhappy."
1.4 out of 5 stars
David Kessler and to many others students. - 3/20/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"As we all are dealing with this unfortunate pandemic that’s out of our control, many of us have lost our jobs and have no income, and have reached out to Chamberlain for some sort of help financially such as a discount or delay on our payments. Chamberlain doesn’t even care to even respond to us, all you get is an automated response basically saying it’s not their problem. This is so discouraging especially at this time that I can’t be any more eager to finish and get out there to help. This is a idea of how this college works. The teachers overload of clinical replacement material (that doesn’t give me the experience that I’m paying for nor can’t I physically get the experience and learning ability we deserve) Everything is online but half the time you can’t hear the teacher, that is if the teacher even comes online. And even if the teacher does come online it’s just to overload us with work and studying that doesn’t make any sense in what were doing. If you're trying to get ahold of anyone for any help, don’t waste your time cause you won’t. If you try and post on their Facebook, don’t bother they chose only the posts that make them look good. So if you’ll like to pay a lot of money to educate yourself this is absolutely what you’re getting. I and many others that have asked for chamberlains help are definitely writing and contacting the better business bureau so hopefully we can save many others to save their money and time that would like a real education and some sort of experience once they are done with school."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Angie Hernandez - 3/17/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"It’s been nothing but a headache since I started. It’s impossible to get ahold of anyone unless your already on campus. Now they pre made everyone’s schedule so I have to be at the school 4 times a week while I work 2 days a week and have 4 kids. They absolutely do NOT work with you to better accommodate your life outside of school. It’s way to expensive and I still have 2 years here. Can’t wait till this nightmare of a school is in my past."