Ask a Student
What's the difference with a Chamberlain nurse or Chamberlain as a nursing school?
“I interviewed for three jobs, and I was offered three positions. Each interviewer told me specifically that they have had really good experiences with Chamberlain-prepared graduates. It's important to know that your degree is respected in your community.”
‘21 BSN student, Columbus Campus
Nursing BSN Clinical FAQs
As a Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN student, you may have opportunities to experience practice settings that include large and small hospitals, long-term care facilities, community and public-health agencies, faith-based service organizations, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, public health agencies, military services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers, schools, home health environments… anywhere healthcare is delivered.
You also can participate in service-based learning in other countries via the Global Health Education Program as a nursing student, which is subject to availability based on campus location.
All BSN nursing students begin their hands-on learning in the SIMCARE CENTER™, located on each campus. There, you’ll care for simulated patients dealing with various medical scenarios, including giving birth. You receive feedback from instructors, and grow comfortable with your nursing skills in a safe environment. Once fundamental skills have been mastered and validated, students begin clinicals.
Generally, clinicals last for the duration of the clinical course. Clinical shifts average six to eight hours, one to two days per week. The BS in nursing program has a total of 10 clinical courses.
Clinical BSN nursing classes include NR-328 Pediatric Nursing, NR 326 Mental Health Nursing and NR 442 Community Health Nursing. View a full sample BSN curriculum plan.
Ask a Student
What is campus life like?
“There was always an opportunity to join an organization on campus, and they did a really good job of including everyone and making their presence known. I thought it was great. There was always something going on.”
‘21 BSN student, Houston Campus
BSN Nursing Program Locations
Attend a BSN program that works with your life
Earn your BSN degree at one of 22 campus locations across the United States.
Take a Peek Around Campus
Chamberlain is ready to welcome you to one of our 22 campus locations. In-person learning resumed in September 2021 and our students are actively engaging in lectures, simulation, skills labs, clinical rotations, and return demonstrations.
The safety and well-being of our students and colleagues remains at the forefront of our pandemic response and we will continue to monitor the pandemic closely and adjust plans as needed.
Transfer Nursing Programs
Your BSN degree is closer than you think
Whether you have a bachelor’s degree in another field, or have just taken a few classes at the college level, you may be able to earn your BSN degree even faster as a transfer student than the typical three years of year-round study.
Chamberlain Bachelor of Science in Nursing FAQs
Explore frequently asked questions
Qualifying students with an LPN or LVN license have the opportunity to earn their BS in nursing with up to 9 proficiency credits, following skills validation tests and proficiency exams. Call 877.751.5783 or request more information on this path.
Chamberlain welcomes transfer students from other institutions. A credit evaluation will tell you exactly how many courses will transfer into the BSN program. Contact admissions to get started.
The average student tuition for the entire BSN program is less than $51,000. This average is based on 49 transfer or proficiency credits, 122 credit hour curriculum, $699/credit hour tuition rate and average institutional aid grant. It doesn’t include books and fees, or apply to the Sacramento, California campus. You can find the total BSN program cost by campus or online option here.
Chamberlain is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), with multiple program accreditations from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).†
BSN Program FAQs
Still have questions? Our admissions team is here to help.
A BSN degree is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The BSN is increasingly becoming the preferred nursing degree program, due to employer preference, higher NCLEX-RN® pass rates and improved patient outcomes.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the degree you earn. A registered nurse (RN) is a job title or the licensure you are granted through your state to practice. Read more here.
ADN stands for an associate’s degree in nursing, and a BSN is a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Both programs are pre-licensure programs that are pathways to become a registered nurse. While an ADN will get you into the workforce quicker, more forces are starting to favor the BSN degree. Find out more here: ADN vs. BSN: Explore the Difference.
This will depend on what educational path you take. An associate’s degree typically takes two years, while a bachelor’s degree in nursing program will usually take 3-4 years.