Chamberlain University Reviews

  • 302 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $19,375
63% of 302 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 302 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Angie Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 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."
Run Away from Chamberlain
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"Stay away from Chamberlain. There are better schools than this. It's a student mill. They just want your money. They received my loan and grant money and then asked me to amend my taxes. The student advisor aka financial aid advisor asked for an amended tax form after my accountant stated the taxes were filed correctly and they received the money for the loan and the grant. Then the student advisor aka financial aid advisor asked me for court papers and a letter from my husband who has been incarcerated. They stated he was temporarily out of the home. Federal incarceration is not temporary; fed time is minimum 80 or 85% of the sentence has to be served. There's nothing temporary about this in his case. Hence the filing as single on the taxes and filing for divorce. Then they preceded to tell me the procedure for filing for separation and divorce in a state that I don't live or file taxes in. The student advisor now wants to play innocent like she didn't ask me for this personal information or the reason I'm angry because she was prying into his business. Thats his incarceration not mine. My background was clear from the FBI - CLEAR! She blames it on financial aid, she is the financial aid advisor. There's no financial aid advisors at Chamberlain. They are student advisors doing the job of both, student and financial aid advisor. My first session was during their move to a new location. My first A&P class, the professor quit and we had lab once in a 8 week session. Then rain came through the ceiling at the new location. It was more water pouring through the ceiling than it was rain coming down outside. They first move us to another class, then decides to send us home. They put trash cans to catch the water, never consider the hazard of computers and/or electrical outlets possibly sparking and catching on fire or the ceiling falling on a student or staff member. A professor had to recommend it was a hazard to have us there. The ceiling falls in one room beside our class, luckily no one was in there at the time. But that's when they decide to send us to another class, not home. I guess that wasn't reason enough. No sorry for the inconvenience; just everyone go home. Bottom line, they're an unorganized, unprofessional student mill. And by the way if anyone states I didnet out of it what Iput into it, you're wrong. I had to fight with my job for a schedule change to attend school in which I had to go the Vice President of Finance and she moved mountains for me to change my schedule. I missed 3 A & P classes and 2 other classes for mandatory trainings for the new position that was created for me to allow the flexible schedule for school; when Chamberlain only allow 2 consecutive absences or you're withdrawn from the class. I still managed to get an A in one class and a B in the A & P and Algebra classes, working 3 - 10 hour shifts 3 days a week and a 4 hour shift after class on Fridays. All the while helping a client sell their home and buy another home. I grind to get everything I could out of what I put into it. Now they're offering an evening program. I guess they realize they can get more money out of more people if we extend the hours to evenings and weekends. There goes the quality and they claim that they support their students. It's all about the numbers. The number of student admitted and the amount of money coming in. I've already began classes, they wait until they receive the funds to ask for this information. If I withdraw, then I'll owe all that money. Run Forest Run! Choose another school! I was so excited. Now I regret it. As soon as I can I will transfer."
LP
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I am about to start my last session for the FNP program at Chamberlain. I chose this program based on recommendations of coworkers who were enrolled in the program. The pro for Chamberlain University is that the online learning environment is flexible. A con for Chamberlain University is the practicum coordination is not organized well. The practicum coordination team reported to me that they are so far behind they will not complete the final review of the applications until just prior to the session (regardless of when it was submitted). This leaves little time to find alternative placement if needed. It has become extremely difficult to find preceptors willing to take NP students in my area (the midwest). This makes submitting multiple preceptors for one session unrealistic. Chamberlain does not assist with clinical placement. The entire process of finding your own preceptor, obtaining their required credentials and awaiting approval was extremely stressful. Another standout issue I had was regarding testing. The questions that were missed are not identified and no feedback is given other than the overall score. This makes it very difficult to use tests as learning tools to identify areas for improvement. If I would have the opportunity to do this over again, I would do more research prior to choosing Chamberlain."
RN
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Incredibly inconsistent with instructors and grading. Will consistently drop the ball each class w/ new tech, policy, credentials, etc. If you do have a problem, the staff does not care. This is a degree mill and they want your money. Very unprofessional top to bottom. They will make a lot of mistakes and it is up to you to fix their mistakes. You will never get a free pass if you make a mistake. Save your time, money and future headaches. Don't go to Chamberlain."
Rebekah
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"There are some truly awful reviews for this school. However, you get out of it what you put in to it. This is an ACCELERATED program. You have to be self motivated and you have to spend the majority of your time outside of class studying if you want to make good grades. There are no shortcuts. Nursing school is hard, as it should be. You are studying and preparing to help save lives. From what I have heard about other nursing schools, the only difference at Chamberlain is the cost and there is no competitive selection. If you are a low achiever, then you will not do well. There are also no surprises. You are told up front what is expected and when assignments are due. Sure you can turn it in late, but there will be points off. This school prepares you to meet deadlines. From the beginning you are being prepared to take the NCLEX. As you learn the material you are expected to be able to apply that knowledge, not just regurgitate it. I'm starting my last session here in 2 weeks. They tell you a full 2 semesters ahead of time that if you don't meet the benchmark for the final exam, you will have 6 weeks of required remediation in order to pass the last class. This is a requirement for passing the class. You must make a 72% on the final exam in Capstone or you will have to remediate for 6 weeks. This is not a surprise."
gerard copeland
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Hello Prospective Students What can I say that's not already been said about Chamberlain. I completed my undergraduate course at Chamberlain and now continuing with my Masters in Nursing Educator Track. That should say that I found Chamberlain College to be most helpful during my transition. Can't say I would do it all over but I have no regrets. It's a great college and faculty are outstanding!"
FNP Alumni
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Chamberlain is a good school. Pros: Classes are every 8 weeks, the program is doable with a full time job, due dates for assignments are consistent, class sizes are small, well rounded faculty who actually work in the field, students can get significant tuition discount depending on job or military status, Chamberlain is continuously making changes to improve the programs and they take student feedback, has a great online support system for students run by current students and for specific cohorts, helps students who are unable to find a preceptor match with a preceptor within 100 miles of the student. Students are smart, determined, and professional, most working full time and with families. The immersion and Review weekends were fun, made a lot of friends. It was the best part of the program. Cons: high enrollment; many online professors, lack of consistency in grading depending on the professor, tedious/busy work...more so than other FNP prgrams (I know because I did clinicals with students from other NP programs, they had a lot less bust work) varied quality of practicum coordinators. I luckily had a great one who got things done on time, some other students were not so lucky, can delay graduation time, help finding a preceptor can be tedious. Chamberlain requires students make and document a good faith effort to find preceptors, student must document 5 rejections and reasons for rejection, receive coaching for finding a preceptor before Chamberlain will find a preceptor for student. This much be done at least 2 courses before the clinical course or a student may have to sit out a session....so start early, document preceptor rejections, and stay in contact with practicum coordinator. This program is for students who are self directed. No hand holding is done. They give you instructions on what you need to be compliant and rubrics on assignments. To be a successful student in this program you should be a self starter, get things done early or on time and be organized. You can't wait for them to tell you, there are documents/paperwork/clearance forms. If you are not compliant or your practicum contract is not approved you will have to wait and may not be able to enroll in your clinical courses and be delayed. The online groups for current students is a great support system for students. This program was hard but I am satisfied with the education I received. I worked hard and all my friends in the program did as well. Many students passed the boards before we graduated. I"
FNP student
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I received my BSN in 2018 in Chamberlain and attended the FNP program right after I graduated. The online BSN program is fantastic. It is perfect for nurses who need to work and go to school at the same time. I will recommend the BSN for other ADNs. Regarding the FNP program, I read many comments about securing the practicum sites. I agreed with them that the school provided little or no help about finding practicum sites. You are on your own. However, I find it is easy to find the community doctors for practicum. The community doctors are private, busy, and understaffs. They are very willing to accept you as a "helper" for their clinics. You are free labor. Why not? In turns of the learning environment, the program itself is not easy. It requires time, commitments, and discipline to succeed. Yes, some professors are easier than others. You just need to work hard and put more effort if you are bad luck and meet those hard professions. Otherwise, you will be fine. The NR 509 (the first practicum course) and the NR 603 are the most challengeable courses in the FNP program. Other courses are fine (not too hard). I am working full-time before practicum and working part-time during practicum. I have one more class to finish. I will still recommend this program to many of the "busy nurses," even the program is expensive compared to other schools. However, we are making more than other majority. It's affordable to "us." Right? The staffs are very nice. I have no issue to communicate with student service and other departments. I am not sure about the pre-licensure RN students. I just provided my honest opinion about BSN (post-license) and FNP program."
Taylor
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"If you’re thinking about attending this school, save yourself and don’t. They claim to be military friendly but they submitted my paperwork wrong and lost me $1400, and claimed they couldn’t do anything about it. They’re not flexible, accommodating, or helpful when it comes to student services. The professors are inconsistent and come and go because they even hate the how the school is ran. I was told when I enrolled as an LPN I could test out of certain things after my first semester, was later told after my first semester that I could not. They lie to you, trick you, and do whatever they can to take your money"
Rhonda Johnson
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"To Whom It May Concern, I would like for you to know the caliber of an educator you have on your staff roster. Dr. Susan Waltz, contacted me on the day my father passed 11/6/2019 to reach out and answer any questions that I may have had about the course NR 501 Theortical Basis of Advanced Nursing. I had to share with my professor that at that particular time I could not answer any question she may have had because of the news I was just given. Dr. Waltz expressed her sympathy and condelescense to me and my family. From that day to this one she has text me, emailed me, call me and offered words of strength and encouragement. Not one time did she say I need you to drop this class, instead I informed her that I would be attempting to return after my fathers funeral but I could not give her the exact day of return. Dr. Waltz continued to reach out to me and share with me her journey with her family and her father. I had a good feeling about this program. I have been able to pay as I go with the payment plan based on my situation with my father and his additional responsiblities. I have been supported with the instant return feedback text, email or phone call. Most importantly my professor did not give up on me!! She made me feel valued, supported and thankful that I had her as my professor during this time of change in my life. I MADE A PROMISE TO MY FATHER TO FINISH THIS TIME AND BECAUSE OF DR. SUSAN WALTZ I WILL!! Thank You Rhonda Johnson Terrell Nursing Administration"