Lots of CNAs want to be nurses, and make more money as soon as they can. After working at Adtalem, I know better. I talk them into going to community college, for 1/5 th the cost. Makes me feel good, because I'm ACTUALLY helping others, unlike "Adtalem".
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I had a graduate of Chamberlain who was my nurse while in the hospital. She apparently missed Allergy 101 class because she tried to give me a med that I am highly allergic to and had a large red bracelet on, THAT SHE PUT ON ME, that said I had allergies. Had I not asked what she was about to give me via IV, I may not be here today to talk about it. I had another grad as a nurse in a dr office that had no idea what she was doing. Now if a nurse says she is a grad from Chamberlain i double and triple check everything. I do not think the school attracts the best students and the education is mediocre compared to some other nursing programs in the area.
I do the same thing. And if a nurse tells me that they graduated from Chamberlain i am instantly on guard because the nurses that come out of there are usually on the lackluster side of things. In fact I have asked for a different nurse before. I have spoken to a few who went to Chamberlain and took classes at the local comm college also and they said the education at the comm college was far superior to what they got at Chamberlain. Made me a firm believer in telling people who are interested in going to get a nursing education to stay far away from Chamberlain and other online nursing schools.
I do the same. I tell them they get a better and cheaper education at the local comm college. And i tell them to avoid for profit schools altogether. I have been able to change the minds of several when I tell them the stories of how these places "work"
Honest advising like this is severely lacking in the for profit sector. I'm convinced that if most colleagues in the sector know it is 90 percent scam.