Chamberlain University Reviews

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Run Away from Chamberlain
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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
"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)
"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 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)
"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."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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
"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"
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Chamberlain FNP program is tough and labor intensive but the students get a lot of support form student advisers, faculty, and head of faculty. I reached out to the student advising office after 10% was deducted from my grade for lateness on a discussion I was not late on. After a back and forth communication with my instructor for days without resolve, she told me to ask for a blind review. The student advisor, Ms. Noor assisted me and my points were given back after a review by the head of faculty on my evidences on time stamp on my discussions and my communications with the instructor. It is encouraging to know that you're never alone in the journey. Thank you"
Nursing education
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had a great experience with their nursing education graduate certificate program. Good professors, organized online course format, and excellent curriculum. I was so impressed, I’m going back for another graduate certificate in epidemiology. Never had a problem with the professors and student services has been so helpful."
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Received my BSN here and was very pleased. Felt the higher cost was well worth the overall experience. The MSN has had its ups and downs. The staff is not on the same page- i.e. students services, financial aide etc. In several classes I have felt as though questions irritated the instructor and thus quit asking. There is zero assistance with establishing practicums and the course load is heavy and redundant. It makes one wonder why it needs to be so overtly overwhelming. There are drastic differences among professors and very little information for preceptors. The cost to attend this school is over $225 per credit more compared to some universities! During my BSN year I raved about Chamberlain. Not so much over my MSN and am less likely to encourage anyone to attend for their graduate degree."
Lourdes Rivera
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I transferred to Chamberlain from another school. My experience with Chamberlain has been outstanding. The professors are very well educated and experienced as well as very involved (unlike the other school). I am thrilled with the school. My professors respond quickly to my question and some have even worked with me when I was hospitalized. My Practicum Coordinator got my contracts easily. I had to locate my own preceptors but she took care of the rest. I have felt encouragement and support from the staff. I highly recommend this school. Only downer is that I found it more expensive than the other school. I’m paying for better quality."
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"My experience have been excellent. The professors are very competent and organized, they always take care of us. Timely and fairly feedbacks. Counselors very nice. Library support wonderful. Tutoring service first class. Nice and functional platform."
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"This school was helpful and supportive, right up until the clinical courses. The school has a massive problem with the culture in the graduate program. First problem: the school does not assist you in finding clinical placement in any way, and provide numerous obstacles to both the student and preceptors. Second: Students that have difficulty with a professor, even outright unprofessional professor behavior and retaliation, are not permitted to change instructors. Third: Faculty managers immediately dismiss any student grievance without any solution or recourse, instead attributing all professor actions as the student's fault. Students have had recorded phone calls with managers during which the students were directly insulted. Fourth: Habitual problem professors are not corrected or removed, encouraging more and escalating bad behavior. Finally: Students that withdraw from classes, even on the first day, are still charged all fees and percentage of tuition; which you then will have to pay again to retake the course, so the school actually profits from abusing students."
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"12/10 would not recommend. Every single semester it’s something new with financial aid and student services. I’ve never experienced this before but they will “over award” students financially & then request for the student to pay back the money! I received financial aid to my account, even though I have graduated and I am still fighting with them now to reverse several charges due to me winning a scholarship & them placing a charge on my account for the scholarship amount. If you are able to look past all of the bs & enroll, classes are easy. Literally just busy work. Some teachers will just give you full points for participating, others will grade your work in a serious manner. FYI - Steer clear of DeAnna in Collaborative."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2019
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I had no issues with Chamberlain up until the practicum experiences began. I have already sat out one semester of the FNP program due to lack of clinical placements in my area and I am about to sit out another. I have been searching for Practicums in 3 states which are all hours away. The practicum coordinators attempt to help but after calling each place they suggested all I got told was no we are not accepting students. I reached out for help following this but was not assisted much. The program does tell you to locate your own clinical sites but does not tell you how difficult it will be. Chamberlain has a very poor reputation leading to sites not wanting to commit to their students. DO NOT GO HERE. I wish I listened to the poor reviews I read as I am now in debt a very large amount of money and no guarantee of completing my degree."
Las Vegas Campus
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am thoroughly disgusted with this school that I just graduated from! I was shocked to find out at Graduation that some of my classmates, that did not pass the final and graduated with me, are being penalized and still being assigned "homework" from someone in a different time zone, just so they can "retake" the final that doesn't even count! These students could literally walk in and retest (hopefully before the fricken end of the year), and sit down and get a ZERO and it won't matter!!! You are sabotaging them from taking their NCLEX by not letting them retest before graduation. They honestly have to wait until next semester for their transcripts!!! Every one of them will be excellent nurses and you are holding them back!?!? Chamberlin ruined my classmates graduation with family and friends by not letting them retest (for a final that still doesn't matter) by continuing to let someone ASSIGN MORE HOMEWORK! Did I mention the test Does Not Matter!!! After all the time and ridiculous money we spent all these years, this is the way you end things. Are you kidding me! How demeaning it was for my classmates on Graduation. SHAME ON YOU CHAMBERLIN! I will never, nor will ANYONE else I know, EVER recommend the school we attended. I am NOT a proud alumni of a school that treats Grown Adults in this manner. This approach and is purely for your school numbers. This has nothing to do with students. Every one of them could walk in and get a ZERO and sink your numbers. Why would they not after ruining their special day by letting someone across country dictate what HOMEWORK they need to do next just to retest. And when I say "Homework" I mean a s___ ton of Homework! One assignment after another after another! Really!!!??? Shame on you Chamberlin."
Fraud: abandon all hope ye who enter here
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go here. Please learn from my mistake. This place is so disorganized it numbs you. Even if another school has a waitlist go there. Chamberlain sells you a lie to get you in. And they are the highest price anywhere. Truely stay away from this place. Dont go here."
Nursing student
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. if I could give this school a 0 star I would. The professors are no helpful, Your attendance, homeworks doesnt mean anything. No one in that school is helpful(specifically the north Brunswick campus). They have you doing mad work and its not even going to your core/passing grades its going to your supplemental score which doesnt mean ANYTHING atall ! Please stay far away from this school and save your pocket. They are all in all for your money. Beware of these for profit schools. I ignored the horrible reviews thats why I am where I am right now."