Chamberlain College of Nursing Columbus Campus

Accredited nursing school in Ohio

At our Columbus campus, you can take the first steps towards your nursing career with the CCNE accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. The three-year BSN program has no wait lists or prerequisites, giving our BSN students the opportunity to earn their degrees faster than the traditional four-year institutions.

Chamberlain graduates can sit for the NCLEX-RN® sooner, and start their careers before their counterparts.

Campus Three year BSN Program

Classes start May 1, 2017

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3-Year BSN Program

3-Year BSN Program

Chamberlain College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program enables students to earn their 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.

  • CCNE-accredited* BSN degree program
  • Available at 20 locations across the country
  • High-tech nursing labs and experienced faculty
  • No wait lists


Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (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.

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 as they refine their direct patient-care nursing skills.

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 Ohio students who were enrolled prior to May 2016, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program consists of 129 credit hours, with 60 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 69 credit hours in nursing.1

BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan (PDF)

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must complete an application and interview with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location. 

Learn more about our admission requirements.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

General Undergraduate Guidelines
Additional Transfer Guidelines: Pre-licensure Only

Columbus State Community College (CSCC) students can reference the CSCC transfer guide (PDF).

SimCare Center

Life-Like Reactions

Patient simulators react much like a live patient would— they have vital signs, they voice discomfort, and can blink, sweat or bleed. The high-tech simulators are controlled remotely by instructors, who can alter the mannequin’s physical and verbal responses. The labs provide a safe environment for students to advance their knowledge, hone their nursing skills and learn from their mistakes.

Labs Replicate the Hospital Setting

From privacy curtain areas to scrub sinks to hospital beds, Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ facilities closely replicate hospital and clinical settings. As part of Chamberlain’s commitment to academic excellence, the SIMCARE CENTER™ is also supported by a resource center that helps with the development of complex skills like medication calculation.

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Please call our Main Campus Office at 614-252-8890 if you have any questions.

  • Contact Information

    1350 Alum Creek Drive
    Columbus, OH 43209
    Phone 614.252.8890
    Toll Free 877.751.5783
    Fax 614.251.6971

    Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Tuition & Expenses

Financing Your Chamberlain Education

BSN Program Costs

At Chamberlain, we’ll do everything we can to help you earn your nursing degree and focus on your career.

 BSN 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$500-$1,400
 Group Accident & Sickness Insurance$1,093
 Other Clinical (related fees may apply)Varies by state
  • BSN

    Effective July 2017
    Student Services Charge
    Health Screening & Immunizations
    Books & Supplies – BSN, ADN and LPN to RN Degree Program
    $125 per session
    Application Fee & A2 Assessment

Estimated costs vary by location, see the Total Cost Calculations (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.

DNP Admission Requirements

Upcoming Events

Campus Life

Fostering Learning and Student Growth

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, group and one-on-one tutoring, study strategy resources, test remediation and NCLEX-preparation.

Global Health Education Program

Students are able to gain a deeper understanding of cultural and economic differences through their real-world experiences and the project can be done in place of the required community and multiculturalism health courses by participating in the Global Health Education Program.

Many Ways to Be Involved


Student Nurses' Association

The Columbus Student Nurses' Association (SNA) provides educational resources, leadership opportunities and career guidance. It's goal is to support the professional development of future nurses and cultivate a friendly and interactive atmosphere among students.

Nurses' Week

During Nurses Appreciation Week (May 6-12), we celebrate nursing and unite students, faculty and staff through various campus activities and events. We also work to raise awareness for healthcare causes, the nationwide need for nurses and the overall need to improve the quality of healthcare.

The Honor Society of Nursing

As one of our newest additions to Sigma Theta Tau International, the Phi Phi Chapter honors the society's mission by offering our members the vast resources of one of the most respected nursing organizations in the world.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Throughout the year, our students, faculty and staff join together to support a great cause - the race to cure breast cancer. That's why we take an active role in supporting Susan G. Komen® via the Race for the Cure®, a 5k run and fitness walk.

I have never gone to a school where it actually felt like family. I want success with my peers, the faculty want success from you. Just to have that community of constant support makes it home. This is my home and I love it here.

Heather Zayas

3-Year BSN

Accreditation & Approvals

CCNE Accreditation

*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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Accredited Ohio Nursing Schools - Ohio Approvals

Chamberlain holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents, University System of Ohio, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-6000.

Chamberlain holds approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-7410, (614) 466-3947.

1For Ohio students who were enrolled prior to May 2016, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program consists of 129 credit hours, with 60 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 69 credit hours in nursing and has a total program cost of $90,920.


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