Chamberlain nursing student with patient

3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Entry-level BSN degree program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Small class sizes, individualized instruction & faculty who care

Classes Start January 6

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.

What Will I Learn?

Chamberlain’s BSN curriculum is designed to advance students’ ability to retain and apply essential knowledge. The focus is on conceptual learning, giving students the skills to translate theory into practice. Apply the lessons from your coursework to real-world scenarios in our nursing skills labs before entering the clinical setting.  

BSN Curriculum FAQs

When do I participate in clinicals?

All students begin their hands-on learning in high technology SIMCARE CENTER™ located on each campus. Once fundamental skills have been mastered and validated, students begin on-site, direct patient-care learning opportunities, or “clinicals”.

Generally, clinicals last for the duration of the clinical course. Clinical shifts average six to eight hours, one to two days per week. Most clinicals are scheduled during the week. However, second shift and weekends may be possible. The bachelor's degree program has a total of 10 clinical courses.

Where will I complete clinical experiences?

Chamberlain College of Nursing students 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. Students also may participate in service-based learning in other countries via the Global Health Education Program.*

*The Global Health Education Program is subject to availability based on campus location.

What are competencies and functional abilities?

Chamberlain College of Nursing recognizes that nursing is an intellectually, mentally, and physically demanding profession. Students seeking admission should be aware that all graduates are expected to assimilate basic competencies and abilities throughout their education with or without reasonable accommodation.

What if I have my LPN or LVN?

Chamberlain students or applicants with a LPN or LVN license have the opportunity to earn the 3-year BSN degree with up to 9 proficiency credits for qualifying students who pass skills validation tests and proficiency exams.

To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted to the BSN program and hold an unrestricted, active or in-active license, as a practical/vocational nurse from the US or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.

See the catalog for detailed admission information, call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative or request more information to get started.

BSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for Ohio Students Enrolled Prior to May 2016
BSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for California Students


How do I get in?

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

BSN Degree Locations

The 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is available at 22 locations across the country

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Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

For the most updated accreditation information, visit

See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.