We will no longer be accepting students into the ADN program, and will provide full instruction and support to all continuing students until they complete their program of study. The decision to discontinue the ADN program was a result of the demand decreasing for the associate degree program in Columbus as more healthcare agencies require new graduates to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Learn more about the 3-Year Bachelor of Science of Nursing degree program in Columbus.


Liberal arts and science courses provide the foundation for Chamberlain’s ADN curriculum, while nursing courses prepare students for professional practice in a variety of settings. Graduates of Chamberlain’s ADN program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN®.

The Clinical Experience

Hands-on experience in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting allow nursing students to work side-by-side with faculty, mentors, peers, and experienced professional nurses to refine their nursing skills. Learn more about Chamberlain’s clinical experiences.

In Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™, students are offered a safe environment to practice their skills and take the lead in caring for their patient. Armed with increased confidence and advanced knowledge from the center, students then participate in on-site clinicals in local healthcare institutions.

ADN Curriculum

The first year of the ADN program is designed for students with no prior nursing education and includes fundamentals in nursing, beginning patient care experiences and liberal arts and sciences courses. The second year includes additional liberal arts and sciences courses and courses pertaining to nursing care with specialized populations.

A minimum of 72 credit hours is required for graduation, made up of 31 liberal arts course credits and 41 nursing course credits. Course areas include English and communications, mathematics and science, social sciences, humanities and clinical and non-clinical nursing.

Download the 2-year ADN curriculum plan.

Important Resources

Resource: Associate Degree in Nursing Program Guide (PDF)

*The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000).

Tuition & Expenses

 ADN Expenses – Effective November 2016
 Application Fee A2 Admission Assessment$95
 Tuition$675 per credit hour
 Background Check/Drug Screening$150
 Student Services$150 per session
 Books & Supplies$50 per session
 Health Screening & Immunizations$300-$600
 Group Accident & Sickness Insurance$2,208
 Other Clinical (related fees may apply)Varies by state

Effective May 2016, the total cost for the ADN degree program is $51,245. For more detailed information, download the Total Cost Calculations (PDF) and the Tuition and Expenses Grid (PDF).

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Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative.

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