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Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

Take the first step towards your calling


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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.”

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Meris

‘21 BSN student, Columbus Campus

Nursing BSN Clinical FAQs

Where will I complete my nursing school clinicals?

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.

When do I participate in clinicals?

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.

What are some examples of clinical nursing 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.

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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.”

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Jesse

‘21 BSN student, Houston Campus

Virtual Academic Support
Virtual Academic Support

Take advantage of group course content review sessions or one-one-reviews led by content experts. Ask questions of other BS nursing students, or spend time with an expert going through a recent test to truly understand questions you might have missed.

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NCLEX-RN® support through ATI Nursing Education

The NCLEX-RN® Exam is too important to cram for. You’ll start to prepare during your courses, with access to tutorials, assessments, practice tests and comprehensive support and planning tools. All are integrated into your BS in nursing curriculum so you feel confident on exam day.

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Virtual simulations through i-Human Patients (IHP)

As a nurse, your patient encounters will require you to perform a history, identify and prioritize issues and interventions, and much more. When you care for a virtual i-Human patient, you’ll get experience with these skills in a safe environment as you work towards your bachelor’s degree.

BSN Nursing Program Locations

Attend a BSN program that works with your life

Online

Combine online classwork with on-site clinical rotations in IA, MD, NE, VA and WI. This option is currently available to AL, HI, IL, IA, MD, MN, NE, NM, ND, OK, SD, UT, VA, WI, and WV residents only. Learn more.

Evening & Weekend Option

Attend nursing school on nights and weekends, and still earn your bachelor’s degree in as few as three years on our Addison, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Irving, Pearland, Phoenix, Troy and Tyson’s Corner campuses. 

Hybrid

Earn a BSN degree your way. Combine the flexible schedule of online learning with the benefits of on-campus experiences in the hybrid BSN option, available at our Cleveland, New Orleans and Troy campuses.

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Take a Peek Around Campus

During the COVID-19 pandemic, start remotely at any of our campus locations, until it’s safe to transition back to campus.

Complete BSN nursing coursework through an online learning platform, with only clinical rotations, return demonstrations, skills lab, simulation and fingerprinting being performed on-site.

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. 

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Another Field

Thinking of switching to a more meaningful career where you can serve others, or a fresh start in a fresh-growing field? Chamberlain is here to help you achieve it as quickly as possible - request more information to learn more. You’ll have access to: 
 

  • Tailored academic advising that leverages your past education for your future nursing career 
  • A six-session “university seminar” that will help you transition seamlessly back to your education 
Transfer Students

We welcome transfer students, and encourage you to plan ahead. Here’s how to get started: 
 

  1. Review the full BSN nursing transfer credit requirements
  2. Contact admissions to have your credit evaluation started - this will give you a full picture of what credits will transfer.

Chamberlain Bachelor of Science in Nursing FAQs

Explore frequently asked questions

Does Chamberlain have an LPN to BSN or LVN to BSN program?

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.

Does Chamberlain accept transfer credits?

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.

How much is the BSN program at Chamberlain?

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.

Is Chamberlain University accredited?

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.

What is a BSN degree?

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.

What is the difference between RN and BSN?

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.

What is the difference between ADN and BSN?

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.

How long is nursing school?

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.