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Earn Your BSN Online and Become an RN

Available in 30+ states with clinical rotations available in over 20 states.

Answer your calling to become a nurse, on your time

Learning That Fits Your Lifestyle

Join an online program designed for aspiring nurses

Chamberlain students receive a combination of online coursework and onsite clinical experience at our partner healthcare sites. As a student in our online BSN program, you’ll take part in application-based learning, immersive simulations and virtual labs, live skills practice and more. View curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Online Option.

Personalized Learning Program

Faculty led courses allows for optimal interaction and collaboration with faculty and peers. Our platform knows when you need help, offers additional resources and helps faculty personalize feedback. 

Virtual Simulations and Labs

Next-generation NCLEX® virtually simulated patient encounters help you master each step of the clinical judgment task model. Practice through group and self-directed virtual simulation using in-home lab kits.

Clinical Immersions

Prior to clinicals, students participate in a live skills check-off with faculty hosted at various campuses. Clinical sites are at various locations in the United States. See BSN Online Locations for more information.

BSN Online Locations

Permitted States

You must reside in a permitted state for the BSN Online option and be willing to travel for clinicals if clinical opportunities are not available near you. The BSN Online Option is currently available to residents in 30+ states with clinical rotations available in over 20 states.  

BSN Online is permitted in the following states: AK, AL, AR, CO, DC, DE, FL, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI and WV.

Clinical Locations

Chamberlain University makes every effort to place students within 100 miles of the zip codes below and/or as geographically accessible as possible to achieve program outcomes*. Clinical sites for students in the BSN Online Option are currently only offered in select, approved states. For students enrolled in the BSN Online Option, Students should note that significant travel may be required to complete clinical learning experiences.

Clinical site locations vary*.

  • Arlington, VA 22202
  • Baltimore, MD 21229
  • Boston, MA 02114
  • Chicago, IL 60617
  • Cincinnati, OH 45226
  • Cleveland, OH 44103
  • Columbus, OH 43215
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Detroit, MI 48209
  • Eau Claire, WI 54703
  • Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Green Bay, WI 54301
  • Indianapolis, IN 46259
  • Kansas City MO, KS 64106
  • Little Rock, AR 72205
  • Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73106
  • Richmond, VA 23225
  • Roanoke, VA 24018
  • Springfield, MO 65804
  • St. Louis, MO 63129
  • Tulsa, OK 74127
  • Virginia Beach, VA 23464

*Clinical locations subject to change. Clinical site location is not guaranteed and may require travel.

BSN Online Locations Map
Additional Clinical Locations

We are working on increasing the number of clinical locations where all requirements can be met. When you get closer to your clinical courses our clinical team will work with you to get you placed as close to home as possible, though at this time placement in the location closest to you is not guaranteed. If you live outside of 100 mile radius of the locations listed you can complete your clinicals at various partners across the US in these states: 

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas 
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts 
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • New Hampshire 
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

On-Campus Quality Meets Online Flexibility

Why Chamberlain is the best option for earning your BSN degree online

BSN-Online Sample 8-Week Session

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Courses are broken out into 8-week sessions, with two sessions equaling 1 semester. Once you get to your clinical courses you can expect clinical experiences to occur 4 – 8 days per session with the total number of on-site days ranging from 3 – 6 days. The remaining 1 – 2 days will be virtual. In-person clinical experiences typically occur over a 2-week period. Times are subject to change based on clinical course hour requirements and availability at a clinical partner site. 

BSN Online Option Offers Benefits of Online Learning with Onsite Practice

Already have a bachelor’s degree?

Your BSN is closer than you think

Thinking of switching to a more meaningful career where you can serve others, or just looking for a fresh start in a fast-growing field? Whatever goal drives you; Chamberlain is here to help you achieve it as quickly as possible.

Put your future on the fast track

Chamberlain makes it simple to follow your passion and pursue a degree in nursing. With a bachelor’s degree in another field, you may be able to transfer qualifying credits and earn your BSN even faster than the typical 3 years of year-round study.

Here’s how Chamberlain helps you get started: 

  • Leverage your past education toward a future nursing career with tailored academic advising
  • Flexible schedule with 100% online coursework
  • Make your nursing career a success through collaboration and support from engaged, experienced nurse educators
  • Begin your nursing courses sooner based on transfer credits
Your second chance to follow your passion

This is your opportunity to provide quality care during a time when it’s never been so important. If you’re ready to step forward and answer your call to serve others, we’re here to help you every step of the way

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Call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request information to learn more.

BSN Degree Online Admission Process

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Chamberlain Makes Nursing School Affordable

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Why More Nurses Choose Chamberlain


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  • Distinguished Accreditations
    Chamberlain University College of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence™ in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing for promoting the pedagogical expertise of faculty. Chamberlain University has earned accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Relentless, Personalized Support
    At Chamberlain University, our unique culture of service through care means we are dedicated advocates for our students. That includes offering a personalized, guided educational journey that helps you succeed in school and thrive in the world of healthcare.
  • Faculty with Real-World Clinical Experience
    Some things can’t be learned from textbooks alone. That’s why our supportive and attentive faculty is made up of qualified nurse educators teaching you practical, hospital-tested methods from their own first-hand experience.

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