Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Small class sizes, individualized instruction & faculty who care

Program Overview

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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Classes start May 1, 2017

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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.   

Small Class Sizes

Chamberlain student-to-faculty ratios average 23:1 in the classroom and 9:1 in our clinical experiences.

Experiential Learning

Students build their clinical competencies with experiential learning, including labs, Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTERâ„¢ and clinicals.

Diverse Clinical Learning

Gain clinical experience at hospitals, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, VA medical centers and more.

Examples of Clinical Nursing Courses

The BSN degree program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 66 credit hours in nursing.

For Columbus or Cleveland campus students enrolled prior to May 2016 and students attending a North Carolina campus, the BSN degree program consists of 129 credit hours, with 60 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 69 credit hours in nursing. For students attending a California campus, the BSN degree program consists of 126 credit hours, with 56 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 70 credit hours in nursing.
  • Fundamentals – Patient Care
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Mental-Health Nursing
  • Adult Health I
  • Adult Health II
  • Community Health Nursing

BSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for Ohio Students Enrolled
Prior to May 2016 and North Carolina Students

BSN Curriculum FAQs


How do I get in?

Admission Requirements

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.


Transfer Students

  1. Plan Ahead

    Look at requirements before planning to transfer, students must follow the admission guidelines and procedures.

  2. Request Evaluation

    Request a credit evaluation prior to your first semester and provide an official transcript.

  3. Review Full Requirements

    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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Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

BSN Degree Program Costs

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.

Financial Aid Options

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.

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Our admissions representatives can help you find out what financial options are available to you.

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BSN Degree Locations

The 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is available at 20 locations across the country

Dedicated Support

Life at Chamberlain

Center for Academic Success

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.


Nursing Skills Labs & SIMCARE CENTER™

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,

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Take the First Step

Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative.

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