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.


What You Need to Know

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.

122 Credits in the RN to BSN Option

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.

RN to BSN Option Transfer Credit Eligibility

  • Understanding CCAP/Proficiency Credits

    • 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:

      • 37 liberal arts and sciences credits
      • 40 nursing credits
  • Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option has a residency requirement of at least 30 credit hours. Based on your transcript evaluation, you may need to complete additional electives to meet this requirement

    • 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.

Nursing Courses
NR-351: Transitions in Professional Nursing 
(This course is not eligible for transfer credit)
NR-305: RN Health Assessment
NR-361: RN Information Systems in Healthcare
NR-439: RN Evidence Based Practice
NR-447: RN Collaborative Healthcare
NR-443: RN Community Health Nursing OR 
NR-435L RN Community Health Nursing
NR-451: RN Capstone Course 
(This course is not eligible for transfer credit)
Non-Nursing Courses
ENGL-147: Advanced English Composition
POLI-330: Political Science
MATH-399: Statistics for Decision Making
History Elective
Humanities Elective
Electives (2) 

What You Need to Do

Step 2: Talk to Admissions
Step 3: Credit Evaluation
Step 4: Register

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.

Take the First Step

Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative.

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