Chamberlain College of Nursing has more than 125 years of history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates.
Whether you’re an aspiring nurse looking to launch a rewarding career, or a nurse advancer building on professional nursing experience, Chamberlain offers the degree programs and options, resources and support to help you succeed.
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Chamberlain is committed to providing quality and accessible nursing education. Our team is with you every step of the way, providing the information you need to make the decisions that best serve you.
3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Entry-level BSN degree program
Small class sizes, individualized instruction & faculty who care
Chamberlain College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is an entry-level program that enables you to earn your BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study instead of the typical four years with summers off, allowing students to enter the workforce sooner than their peers at other higher education institutions.
The CCNE-accredited* BSN degree program is available at 20 locations across the country, each featuring high-tech nursing labs and experienced faculty.
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What will I learn?
Chamberlain’s BSN curriculum is designed to advance students’ ability to retain and apply essential knowledge. The focus is on conceptual learning, giving students the skills to translate theory into practice. Apply the lessons from your coursework to real-world scenarios in our nursing skills labs before entering the clinical setting.
Chamberlain student-to-faculty ratios average 23:1 in the classroom and 9:1 in our clinical experiences.
Students build their clinical competencies with experiential learning, including labs, Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and clinicals.
Gain clinical experience at hospitals, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, VA medical centers and more.
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BSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for Ohio Students Enrolled
Prior to May 2016 and North Carolina Students
All students begin their hands-on learning in high technology SIMCARE CENTER™ located on each campus. Once fundamental skills have been mastered and validated, students begin on-site, direct patient-care learning opportunities, or “clinicals”.
Generally, clinicals last for the duration of the clinical course. Clinical shifts average six to eight hours, one to two days per week. Most clinicals are scheduled during the week. However, second shift and weekends may be possible. The bachelor's degree program has a total of 10 clinical courses.
Chamberlain College of Nursing students may have opportunities to experience practice settings that include large and small hospitals, long-term care facilities, community and public-health agencies, faith-based service organizations, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, public health agencies, military services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers, schools, home health environments… anywhere healthcare is delivered. Students also may participate in service-based learning in other countries via the Global Health Education Program.*
*The Global Health Education Program is subject to availability based on campus location.
Chamberlain College of Nursing recognizes that nursing is an intellectually, mentally, and physically demanding profession. Students seeking admission should be aware that all graduates are expected to assimilate basic competencies and abilities throughout their education with or without reasonable accommodation.
Chamberlain students or applicants with a LPN or LVN license have the opportunity to earn the 3-year BSN degree with up to 9 proficiency credits for qualifying students who pass skills validation tests and proficiency exams.
To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted to the BSN program and hold an unrestricted, active or in-active license, as a practical/vocational nurse from the US or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.
See the catalog for detailed admission information, call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative or request more information to get started.
How do I get in?
New students are enrolled three times per year.
High school CGPA of 2.75 or GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013 or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after
College CGPA of 2.75 (must include at least 24 credit hours, excluding developmental courses)
A2 Admission Assessment custom score of 73 which is inclusive of all academic subject areas
Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.578 to speak to a representative or request more information.
Look at requirements before planning to transfer, students must follow the admission guidelines and procedures.
Request a credit evaluation prior to your first semester and provide
an official transcript.
Take a look at the full Transfer Student Guide or call 877.751.5783 to make sure your courses pass requirements.
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What types of financial assistance are available?
Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.
Estimated costs vary by location, see the Total Cost Calculations - Effective July 2016 (PDF) or Total Cost Calculations - Effective May 2017 (PDF).Costs subject to change each session and vary by individual circumstances.
Chamberlain admissions representatives will help you identify all your financing options, as well as help you apply for and get the financial assistance you need.
More than 80% of Chamberlain students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.
The 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is available at 20 locations across the country. Find a campus near you.
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In the Center for Academic Success (CAS), you will receive additional academic support from Master’s-prepared nurses and peer tutors. Take advantage of a wide range of services, including workshops related to coursework, study strategy resources, group and one-on-one tutoring, test remediation and NCLEX-RN® preparation.
Many Chamberlain students point to their time in the SIMCARE CENTER as the first time they felt like a “real nurse.” In the lab, students are challenged to react in real-time to patient scenarios, including childbirth, seizures and cardiac arrest, empowering them to take the lead in the care of their patient.
Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals
*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org).See additional accreditation information
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