RN to BSN Online Degree
Completion Option

Earn Your Degree in as Few as 3 Semesters

Program Overview

Nurses who have an active RN license can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as few as three semesters* -- online, and on your schedule.

The RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option is part of Chamberlain’s comprehensive CCNE accredited** BSN program. Designed by RNs for RNs, the curriculum is meant to challenge your thinking about nursing and your role as a professional nurse as well as help you prepare for expanded roles.

*With year round, full time enrollment.
Are you a registered nurse?

Classes Begin January 2

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What will I learn?

Chamberlain’s RN to BSN curriculum is designed to expand and enrich the professional careers of nurses. Seven nursing courses and seven liberal arts and sciences courses prepare you for the next step in your career.

Customized Curriculum Plan

You can be full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. All RN to BSN courses are offered every 8 weeks.

direct care
Direct Care Experiential Learning

Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role.

no course required prior to enrollment
No courses required prior to enrollment

All that's required is a current RN license approved by your state and you get 77 proficiency credits before you even begin.

Curriculum FAQs

How often are courses offered?
Why do I have to take liberal arts and sciences courses?
What are the class sizes?
Do I have to complete a clinical?
What are proficiency credits?

What will my first semester look like?

Year 1 / Semester 1

NR-351 Transitions in Professional Nursing | 3 Credits
ENGL-147 Advanced English Composition | 3 Credits
NR-305 RN Health Assessment | 4 Credits
Elective | 3 Credits

Getting to Graduation

Can I do this?

courses on your schedule
Choose Your Pace

Choose between full-time, part-time or a customized plan designed to fit your circumstances.

Meet Your Support Team

Your support team is dedicated to helping you add BSN after your name.

Accessible and Engaged Faculty

Experienced nurse educators help you bring your practice into the classroom and the classroom into your practice.

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Go To Class From Any Device

Our online learning platform is 100% mobile friendly, all you need is an internet connection.

There’s An App For That

Experience a seamless transition between the app and your computer. Access coursework, student portal and learning resources anywhere.

Resources for Adult Online Learners

24/7 access to academic resources provide help around your schedule.

Course and Resource FAQs

I’ve never taken an online course before and I’m a little nervous. How do I prepare myself for online learning?
How long will the program take? What options do I have for how many classes I can take?
What support does Chamberlain provide?
How do I go to class?

Take the Next Step

Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Admissions representatives can answer your questions, tell you more about financial aid and scholarships, and discuss with you how this option might fit into your life. Request more information or call 877.751.5783.

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How do I get in?


Admission Requirements

A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution 
recognized by the Department of Education.

  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN
  • Application for admission and an interview with a Chamberlain admission representative

Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.5783 to speak to a representative or request more information.

Transfer Students

  1. Double-check full requirements

    Take a look at the full Transfer Student Guide to make sure your courses meet transfer requirements.

  2. Request Evaluation

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

  3. Learn about Proficiency Credits

    Upon acceptance you’ll be awarded 77 proficiency credits through the Chamberlain College Articulation Programs (CCAP).

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Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

RN to BSN Option Costs

Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 

RN to BSN Tuition1 – Effective September 2017 & May 2017
 Nursing Courses  $14,160
 Liberal Arts Courses  $590 per credit hour

 RN to BSN Expenses – Effective September 2017 & May 2017
 Application Fee (one-time) $60
 Student Services Charge $160 per session
 Books and Supplies $100 per session
 Course Resource Fee $50 per course

Cost subject to change each session
1Program availability varies by state/location.

Financial Aid Options

Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. Check to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.

We're Here to Help

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

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Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

**The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program (includes the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option) at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.463.6930). Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org).

See additional accreditation information

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries for the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option from Washington D.C. or the territory of Puerto Rico.


Accreditation & Approvals by State

See specific information for your state by selecting your state and
program of interest.


Take the First Step

Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative.

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