Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prepare for Your Nursing Career

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prepare for Your Nursing Career

Earn your BSN in just 3 years.

Next Start Date | August 30


Earn your BSN in just 3 years.

Next Start Date | August 30

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What Will I Learn?

Chamberlain’s BSN program 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.  

Small Class Sizes

Undergraduate pre-licensure students experience Individualized instruction and diversified clinical learning opportunities.

Experiential Learning

Students build their clinical competencies with experiential learning, including labs, Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and clinicals.

Diverse Clinical Learning

Gain clinical experience at hospitals, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, VA medical centers and more.

Entry-Level Program

Combined BSN nursing curriculum, so you can take nursing-specific courses as early as the end of your first year of classes.

BSN Degree Program 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 BSN nursing program has a total of 10 clinical courses.

Where will I complete clinical experiences?

Chamberlain College of Nursing BSN 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 BSN 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.

What are some examples of Clinical Nursing Courses?

The BSN degree program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in nursing.

For students attending a California campus, the BSN degree program consists of 126 credit hours, with 56 credit hours in general education and 70 credit hours in nursing.

  • Fundamentals – Patient Care
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Mental-Health Nursing
  • Adult Health I
  • Adult Health II
  • Community Health Nursing

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BSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for California Students

BSN Program Admission Requirements

How do I get started?

New students can enroll at Chamberlain three times per year, with no prerequisite courses required for admission.

For your nursing application, you should have: 

  • Proof of high school graduation, with a 2.75 GPA or above; or a GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013, or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after
  • A minimum score of 73 on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam

You’ll also be required to complete a drug screen or background and fingerprint checks within 120 days of your start date to gain clinical clearance. 

You’re more than just an application or a test score. If you fall below our academic eligibility requirements, our admissions committee will still consider whether you can be successful in our BSN program.

Ready to get started? Learn more today!

Transfer Nursing Program

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. 

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

BSN Nursing Program Locations

Earn Your BSN degree at one of 23 locations across the United States

arizona

Arizona

Phoenix
2149 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

California

Sacramento
10971 Sun Center Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Irwindale
4910 Rivergrade Road
Irwindale, CA 91706

florida

Florida

Jacksonville
5200 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Miramar
52300 SW 145th Avenue
Miramar, FL 33027

georgia

Georgia

Atlanta
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE Suite A-100
Atlanta, GA 30342

illinois

Illinois

Addison
1221 North Swift Rd
Addison, IL 60101

Chicago
3300 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Tinley Park
18624 West Creek Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60477

indiana

Indiana

Indianapolis
9100 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

louisiana

Louisiana

New Orleans
400 Labarre Road
Jefferson, LA 70121

michigan

Michigan

Troy
200 Kirts Blvd
Troy, MI 48084

missouri

Missouri

St. Louis
11830 Westline Industrial Drive Suite 106
St. Louis, MO 63146

nevada

Nevada

Las Vegas
9901 Covington Cross Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89144

new jersey

New Jersey

North Brunswick
630 U.S. Highway One
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

north carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte
2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

ohio

Ohio

Columbus
4111 Worth Ave 
Columbus, OH 43219

Cleveland
6700 Euclid Avenue, Suite 201
Cleveland, OH 44103

texas

Texas

Houston
11025 Equity Drive
Houston, TX 77041

Irving
4800 Regent Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063

Pearland
12000 Shadow Creek Pkwy
Pearland, TX 77584

San Antonio
9810 Highway 151
San Antonio, TX 78251

virginia

Virginia

Tysons Corner
1951 Kidwell Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

A New Way to Earn Your BSN

Earn your BSN degree in as little as 3 years with our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Online Option 

Chamberlain’s BSN Online Option is a new hybrid model that combines our high-quality curriculum adapted for online delivery with hands-on skills mastery and clinical rotations at Advocate Aurora Health in Wisconsin.

*The BSN Online Option is currently available to AL, HI, IL, IA, MN, NM, OK, SD, WI and WV residents only.

Dedicated Support

A community of support and personalized attention

We want you to achieve academic success, while also maintaining a sense of well-being while earning your BSN degree. That’s why we strive to provide students with the same extraordinary care and support nurses provide to patients.

Center for Academic Success

In the Center for Academic Success (CAS), you will receive additional academic support from Master’s-prepared nurses and peer tutors. Take advantage of a wide range of services, including workshops related to coursework, study strategy resources, group and one-on-one tutoring, test remediation and NCLEX-RN® preparation.

Nursing Skills Labs & SIMCARE CENTER™

Many Chamberlain BSN students point to their time in the SIMCARE CENTER as the first time they felt like a “real nurse.” In the lab, students are challenged to react in real-time to patient scenarios, including childbirth, seizures and cardiac arrest, empowering them to take the lead in the care of their patient.

I have never gone to a school where it actually felt like
family. I want success with my peers, the faculty want
success from you. Just to have that community of
constant support makes it home. This is my home and I
love it here.
Heather Zayas

3-Year BSN

Accreditation? Check.

Earn a BSN degree from a proudly accredited institution.

Chamberlain has university accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and baccalaureate degree program in nursing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).† Chamberlain continuously earns new approvals from respected agencies across the nation.

For a complete list, check out our authorizations or view our approvals in your state.