Program/program option availability varies by state/location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of publication.
Chamberlain University confers online degrees from its Main Campus in Addison, IL.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (https://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA)
The Chamberlain University Doctor of Nursing Practice (delivered via distance education) is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202-909-2526).
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physical Assistant (ARC-PA)
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Chamberlain University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Chamberlain University. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-chamberlain-university/
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), www.ceph.org, Board of Councilors acted at its August 26, 2021, meeting to accredit Chamberlain University's College of Health Professions Master of Public Health (MPH) program for a five-year term.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation of a master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.
Select a state for additional information about program approvals.
State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. www.abn.alabama.gov
Chamberlain University has been issued an exemption by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. Chamberlain’s programs are exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015 because the programs are online or distance delivered and do not have a physical presence in the state.
Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.542.5709. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Phoenix from the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 1740 W. Adams, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.771.7800.
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. For additional information please visit the Bureau’s Internet website at www.bppe.ca.gov. Chamberlain has continuing approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing for the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree program.
Chamberlain is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free number 888.224.6684. Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program holds full approval in Jacksonville by the Florida Board of Nursing; 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850.245.4125.
Chamberlain is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free number 888.224.6684. Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program holds full approval in Miramar by the Florida Board of Nursing; 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252, 850.245.4125.
Chamberlain is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084, 770.414.3300. Chamberlain has received full approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858, 478.207.2440.
Chamberlain University is authorized to operate by the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), 335 Merchant, Room 310 P.O. box 541 Honolulu, HI 96809.
Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, 217.782.2551. To report unresolved complaints to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, visit their webpage at http://complaints.ibhe.org/. Chamberlain has received program approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Board of Nursing, James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, 312.814.2715.
Our Addison location serves as the Main Campus for Chamberlain University.
Chamberlain is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984, 317.464.4400, extension 138. Chamberlain has received full accreditation to operate its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Indiana State Board of Nursing, 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317.232.2960.
Chamberlain University is registered institution with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. Students may contact the commission with questions or complaints at the following address: Iowa College Student Aid Commission, 475 SW 5th St., Suite D., Des Moines, IA 50309-4608. Students may also call 877-272-4456, or submit a complaint online at https://iowacollegeaid.gov/StudentComplaintForm.
Chamberlain University is approved to offer distance education to Kansas residents by the Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612-1368; 785-430-4240. https://www.kansasregents.org
Kentucky Chamberlain University is licensed by the Kentucky Councilon PostsecondaryEducation, 1024 Capital Center Dr., Ste. 320, Frankfort,KY 40601, 502.573.1555.
Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in New Orleans approval status with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing is probation. Louisiana State Board of Nursing, 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, 225.755.7500.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved as a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program in the State of Michigan effective June 4, 2014 by the Michigan Board of Nursing under the laws of the State of Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Health Care Services/Health Professions Division, 611 W. Ottawa Street Lansing, Michigan 48909, www.michigan.gov, 517.335.0918. Chamberlain College of Nursing is authorized to operate and grant degrees in the state of Michigan under the laws of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, CSCL/Licensing Division, P.O. Box 30018, Lansing, Michigan 48909, 517.241.9288.
Chamberlain is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson St., PO Box 1469, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, 573.751.2361. The St. Louis campus has full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656, 573.751.0681, to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.
Chamberlain is licensed to operate in the state of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 2800 E. St. Louis Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, 702.486.7330. NOTE: The state of Nevada requires students to meet its requirement for study of the Nevada and U.S. constitutions. The Political Science (POLI-330) course fulfills this requirement.
The Nevada State Board of Nursing (4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702.486.5800) has fully approved Chamberlain College of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Las Vegas.
Nevada operates a student indemnification fund which may be used to indemnify any student or enrollee who has suffered damage as a result of the discontinuance of operation of a postsecondary educational institution licensed in Nevada or the violation by a Nevada institution of any provision of the Nevada Revised statutes (394.383 to 394.560) or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. The existence of this account does not create a right in any person to receive money from the account.
Chamberlain College of Nursing received accreditation from the New Jersey Board of Nursing, PO Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973) 504-6430. Chamberlain is licensed to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625-0542, 609.292.4310.
Chamberlain University has been evaluated by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors (910 Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill 27515, 919.962.4559) and is licensed to conduct higher education degree activity. Chamberlain’s guaranty bond for unearned prepaid tuition is on file with the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and may be viewed by contacting the Licensing Department at Adtalem Global Education.
Chamberlain holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 614.466.6000. Both campuses hold approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, from the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43215-3947, 614.466.3947.
Chamberlain University has been awarded provisional Optional Expedited Authorization (OEA) as a postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee. This award of provisional OEA is subject to review and ratification by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission(“Commission”). In the event that authorization is not ratified, thereby requiring Chamberlain to cease activities or operations in Tennessee, Chamberlain may be required to teach-out Tennessee students and/or refund all monies paid by prospective or enrolled students.
Chamberlain is authorized at the Houston campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6101. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Houston by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701, 512.305.7400.
Chamberlain is authorized at the Irving campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6101 and has full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing, 1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200, Austin, TX 78701, 512.305.7400.
Chamberlain is authorized at the Pearland campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6101. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Pearland by the Texas Board of Nursing, 1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200, Austin, TX 78701, 512.305.7400.
Chamberlain is authorized at the San Antonio campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6101. Chamberlain College of Nursing has initial approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in San Antonio by the Texas Board of Nursing, 1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200, Austin, TX 78701, 512.305.7400.
Chamberlain University is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain University is approved to operate by the Virginia Board of Nursing Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.
Video: What does university accreditation mean?
Why is university accreditation important to you?
Accreditation is a process that ensures the education you receive at Chamberlain University will prepare you for a career in health care. It means our online university coursework is designed to meet high standards set by national university accreditation bodies.
Yes, Chamberlain is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Chamberlain University's BSN, MSN, DNP and post graduate APRN certificate programs are accredited by the CCNE. Our MPH program has received accreditation for a five-year term from the CEPH. The MSW Program has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the CSWE.
The HLC reviews the education offered by Chamberlain University to determine if it meets certain criteria. According to the HLC, “Institutional accreditation assesses the capacity of an institution to assure its own quality and expects it to produce evidence that it does so. The responsibility for assuring the quality of an institution rests first with the institution itself."
HLC accreditation is evidence that Chamberlain meets all the standards of an institution that is able to confer legitimate academic degrees.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and doctor of nursing practice degree programs at Chamberlain are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. Chamberlain College of Nursing must also obtain approval from the requisite state authorization agencies/bodies, such as the Board of Higher Education and the Board of Nursing.