Frequently Asked Questions
Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The CDC believes that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or up to 14 days after exposure.
COVID-19 and Chamberlain FAQs
The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our main priority, and we are taking a proactive approach to addressing all potential threats to health and safety. Clinical partners may have additional requirements above and beyond Chamberlain’s standard requirements that you must adhere to including the COVID-19 vaccine.
For Current Students
Clinical and Practicum Site FAQs
Our clinical partners’ main priority is to maintain a safe environment for students, their patients and staff. As you begin preparing for the September 2021 session, we encourage you to find a practicum site that works best for you. However, if you are unable to secure an approved practicum site, reach out to your Experiential Learning Coordinator for assistance and options.
Clinical placements have resumed, and your campus will reach out to you with more information.
The MSW program faculty has prepared a detailed contingency plan to assist with preparing for remote field practicum, if needed. The contingency plan can be found here. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to search for practicum sites.
MSN/DNP Evaluations FAQs
While some practicum sites have discontinued practicum experiences, many of our students have secured practicum sites. Preceptors and mentors will participate in formative and summative evaluations of MSN students for those completing on-ground practicum experiences. For those students on ground, they will also complete preceptor/mentor and practicum site evaluations.
While some practicum sites have discontinued practicum experiences, many of our students have secured practicum sites. Preceptors and mentors will participate in formative and summative evaluations of DNP students for those completing on-ground practicum experiences. For those students on ground, they will also complete preceptor/mentor and practicum site evaluations.
Interim Policy Questions
If the institution you have requested transcripts from is closed, determine what web-based self-service options the institution has available (i.e., a student portal) or email to CUTranscripts@chamberlain.edu as stated above. If neither an official nor unofficial transcript can be obtained, please work with your admission representative to determine the best course of action.
Information about Chamberlain’s interim policies are located within the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum at chamberlain.edu/catalog-addendum-interim-policies.
Due to the challenges brought on by COVID-19, we understand that there may be significant delays in the ability to sit for the NCLEX exam. As a result, we are making a temporary change to the acceptance policy for RN to BSN, MSN and Post Baccalaureate programs to support students during this unprecedented time. In the event licensure cannot be collected before your semester start date and you have met all admission requirements for your degree program, you may be granted full acceptance and the submission of permanent licensure will become a progression requirement. For more information, please review the RN to BSN, RN-BSN to MSN, MSN and Post Baccalaureate Licensure Requirement section of the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum at chamberlain.edu/catalog-addendum-interim-policies .
Student Resources FAQs
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has guidance about protecting yourself financially from coronavirus impacts. Here you’ll find information on mortgage relief options, contacting loan lenders servicers if you’re unable to make payments, and ways to protect your credit.
The Office of Federal Student Aid has information for borrowers including information on the 0% interest period and those on income-driven repayment.
The Department of Labor offers information on filing for unemployment insurance benefits.