Chamberlain University Graduate Program Reviews

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80%
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(3.85 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large, City: Large
  • Student Population: 28,013 (18,308 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 97% part-time, 3% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $14,240
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

Chamberlain College of Nursing is currently PURPOSELY failing a lot of FNP students in their advanced physical assessment class. They change things ALL OF THE TIME, i have been going there for 7 years and did my BSN through them. The last uses a program called Shadow Health, that takes hours and grades unfairly--also the instructor did not get back with me in week one when i was confused because of the changes. She failed me, and i reached out to other students in the class and multiple students reported it was their second time, they are doing this on purpose because they know that you cannot transfer your credits this far in the program. This is unethical. I have reported them to the board. Do not go to this school! They do not know what they are doing, are uncaring, unresponsive and unethical.
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019

I have had a horrible experience with Chamberlain university and would not recommend them to any student looking to further their nursing career. The finance and admissions department at this university are horrendous. It is recommended that during the FNP program that students not work or significantly cut back on their hours. To accomplish this, I worked with Chamberlain to take out max financial aid for my last 5 clinical classes of the program. I recieved a financial aid award that was discussed when applying, and the funds were disbursed to my account. 6 weeks later, being out of work, I called to inquire about the refund check that was supposed to come to me to cover being out of work. Chamberlain reported a "glitch" on their end stated the funds were calculated and disbursed in error and that the funds would not be released to me. Mind you this amount that was "awarded in error" has already been tacked on to my total student loan amount that is accruing with interest. Chamber has left me in a horrible situation and I would strongly advise against enrolling with this institution. In addition to horrible admissions and finance departments the didactic portion of this program is subpar at best.. this is a teach yourself to be a nurse practitioner program and not worth your time or money... I should have gone to south Alabama university, I've heard great things about them.
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018

Business oriented...High risk of failure. Impersonal...and stressful...untrusted people...The failure is after passing a year and a half...when other schools do not accept much credits from this college/university? credibility? Some has good and others bad experience...all depends on the people they pay to play the professor role. Good luck!!!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018

Amazing school for FNP. Yes it cost a bit more and yes it is tough but you get 2hat you pay for. I am forever grateful of the education I received at Chamberlain. It was very interactive and they kept you involved all the time. Teachers vary in their knowledge and experience. I enjoyed the case studies that are most common in practice. I learned a lot.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018

I enjoyed learning at Chamberlain. The instructors were very helpful, they care about students success. Teaching strategy is problem based learning. The tuition cost is affordable. You can work full time while attending to school. Very realistic. You must secure your preceptor site. At the end of the program you will be confident and ready to pass the boards. You will pass.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2015

Obtaining an MSN-FNP degree is hard, and doing it online is even harder. I have read, with disdain, some of the reviews of Chamberlain FNP students and can easily see a sense of entitlement. You dont earn a degree based on how much you pay the school, it is earned through hard work and dedication. As a student, you get back what you put into it. If you expect to always make As without any real effort because you pay so much in fees and tuition, then this is not the school for you. As one of the first few cohorts of the Chamberlain FNP program, I was very hesitant that I had made the right choice. There were constant changes to the program and clinical requirements, but I now realize that it was for very good reason. Any fine institution of learning always evolves itself to adapt to the ever changing needs of its students in both a professional and academic sense. Insanity is doing the same thing the same way over and over, it expecting a different result. If you arent doing well, study more, collaborate with other students, work with your instructors, MAKE TIME for your education. Its all in your hands! Chamberlain is a wonderful institution of learning that has increased the level of academic integrity above and beyond diploma mill schools. I am a proud FNP graduate of the Class of 2015 and passed my certification exam 2 weeks after graduation. I could not have done that with a subpar educational experience. If I could do all this while also maintaining a family and a full time job, you can too. I recommend this University to anyone who is willing to work hard to earn the degree they deserve! Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Amanda-FNP Chamberlain University 2015
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018

Do not go to this school Chamberlain has recently changed the curriculum so that most of the students are failing. They are an unethical school that tries to fail students so they can collect double tuition for courses. The cost of the program is already high enough. There are other online schools that students love. Don't bother here, you will be just a number and a dollar sign. The more they fail you the more money they make. And its all about money.
1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2018

I am very disappointed about my learning experience in the FNP track. The curriculum kept on changing and because classes are completed in only 8 weeks, there are lot of information to know and absorbed as a student. There are weekly quizzes plus midterm and finals but some of the quiz topics are irrelevant to the class discussion. Exam questions are poorly written. The tests have lockdown browser. I felt that we are poorly prepared due to lack of in depth discussions on common clinical cases in primary setting. I have a previous master's degree from another school and I have years of experience as a nursing educator but I felt that this school and the faculty should invest more time educating NP students by using a variety of teaching strategies such as recorded video lectures. While online education is geared for adult learner with family and job responsibilities, I believed that the school should enhance the learning opportunities by making each class experience relevant and beneficial. One advise to the school leadership/faculties/administration: If most of your students are failing on the exam, DO NOT blame entirely on the students, but instead take one good look at your curriculum also. Will I recommend this school to future FNP student? Probably not. Do your due diligence when looking for an FNP program that will continue to support your learning experience and will help you become a competent clinician.
2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

Chamberlain FNP program was a good one until January 2018 when they implemented a bunch of unneeded things because they seemed like neat things to do. Before the changes, the program had an above average pass rate on the certifying exams. However, that was not good enough so they implemented proctored exams where they lock down your computer browser and watch you take online exams by watching you on your webcam. If you look away while doing the exam, they could take that as cheating. They are also BIG on making needless videos and PowerPoint so the student can "report" a patient to their peers. The process they picked is called Kaldura and you spend all your time doing PowerPoint and video production to meet the standard or you get a bad grade. We are here to learn to be NPs , not video production engineers. I personally know over a dozen student that want to transfer elsewhere to finish because the workload is so great at Chamberlain. There is no way to work or spend time with family. My classmates and I have literally spent the entire week making a stupid video presentation which took away from study and doing clinicals. We are halfway through our clinicals and we should be focused on learning and doing clinicals, but the Dean in charge of this mess seems to be clueless or uncaring. When we started we were told that we only had to make one (1) trip to Chicago for a clinical evaluation (which could have been done locally by a preceptor), but now, half way thru the program, we are told that we now have to make a 2nd trip to Chicago for a 2-3 day NP review class. This is not an option and some people cannot afford to make 2 trips tio Chicago. This review class can be taken anywhere at anytime, by several educations companies, but no, we MUST take it in Chicago at the review session. The alternate assignment is a 30 page, full APA paper that meets the standard for publication. Not much choice. Now we are being told that to graduate we must take a pass a "predictor exam" which is like a practice exam for boards. Just how this leads to an MSN i do not know. In short, DO NOT GO TO CHAMBERLAIN. They love to change the program on students and do not seem to care what kind of hardship this places on the students. Clinical placement? Students are charged approximately $450 per 8-week session as they go thru the program for some sort of clinical fee. But they do not help you find any preceptors nor will they take that money that you paid, to pay the preceptors with. They tell you to go out and compete with the 100 other students in any given area who are also going to an online NP program and try to find the few providers that are willing to take on students. Other schools will help with placement and then pay the preceptor for their time and effort. Chamberlain does not do anything in this regard. I am 6 months from graduation and I and my classmates are so frustrated that we are about to quit and take our money elsewhere. To a school that isn't in love with all the latest wizz-bang apps that are out there. We only have 8 weeks in each class and we do not have time to learn a new program for each class. The reading assignments are 100s of pages per week, the quizzes are made where the same question appears multiple times and often the answer is not correct and they have to go back and give students credit for substandard questions. The writing assignments are ridiculous. They have a staff of a bunch of part time instructors who take their time replying to calls and emails. Chamberlain was a good school until they decided to fix something that wasn't broken. It is not worth the stress.
1.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2018

This school changes their syllabus as the class goes on. Professors make stuff up as they go along . Some professor change your grades just to fail you, Very unprofessional, and rude. No help finding clinical and sometimes these clinical site want you to be their personal techs or RN and teach you nothing, can't report this to the school because they do not care and you would only hurt yourself. You can only use clinical that are out patient setting such as urgent care or family practice. Stay away from Chamberlain NP program, go to school that care about their students, Chamberlain does not , and some of their professor do not know anything therefore, they have a hard time answering questions. If I know what I know now, I would not attended this school. I am embarrass to tell anyone I went to Chamberlain.
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