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RN to BSN
Degree Completion Option Transfer Guide
As an RN, we know you’re coming to Chamberlain with valuable credits from your previous experiences. To maximize on your experiences and education, we are committed to making the transfer process seamless for you.
RN to BSN Option Full Curriculum: 122 credit hours
As an RN with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, with a current, active RN license, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your previous educational experience*
This leaves 45 credit hours remaining – and you can still transfer in additional qualifying credits. We know you’re coming to Chamberlain with valuable credits from your previous experiences.
Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. 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.
Upon acceptance into the RN to BSN option, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits through the Chamberlain College Articulation Programs (CCAP). This recognizes your nursing experience before you even begin the program and you still have the option of transferring in additional coursework based on your transfer credit evaluation
CCAP is comprised of:
Don’t have official transcripts yet? That’s ok! Send us your unofficial transcripts and we will conduct a preliminary evaluation while we wait
Residency means completing at least 30 online credit hours with Chamberlain
Check out our curriculum grid for details on courses accepting qualifying transfer credit.
Speak with an Admissions Representative, who will send you a transcript request form. Once signed, we will request all official transcripts from accredited institutions on your behalf.
The Registrar will conduct the credit evaluation and we will follow up with you to discuss all the credits you will be able to transfer into the program.
Register for courses with your Student Support Advisor so you are ready for the upcoming session.
We are committed to providing you a seamless and enjoyable experience, and we understand your busy lifestyle and how important education is to you. Let’s begin the transfer evaluation process together today to get you one step closer to graduation!
For additional information about the transfer credit process, visit our Academic Catalog
*For Minnesota residents and international students: You may be required to demonstrate knowledge of general education concepts either through transcripted transfer credit or completion of a proficiency examination(s). Examination(s) must be successfully completed prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option. Applicants who do not take the proficiency examination(s) or who are not successful in demonstrating proficiency on the examination(s) are required to complete the equivalent course(s) prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option.
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