Chamberlain University has a 130-year history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.
Whether you're an aspiring nurse looking to launch a rewarding career, a nursing professional looking to advance your career, or a professional looking to impact public health, Chamberlain offers the degree programs, options and resources to help you succeed.
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Earn Your MSN Online
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Program and Tracks
Chamberlain College of Nursing’s online Master of Science in Nursing degree program offers you the flexibility needed to pursue a degree while continuing to work.
Call 877.751.5783 to speak to a representative or request more information.
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The Accelerated MSN Option and Accelerated MSN with Clinical Nursing Leadership Option are designed to prepare nurses for a variety of advanced roles in nursing practice, including those that require skill in delivering direct and indirect care; leading healthcare initiatives; and educating patients, staff and the community.
In addition to the 144 hours of required practicum learning in the final required course of the Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing Option, students may choose to complete additional elective practicum hours in two additional 8-week sessions with 144 hours of practicum in each session. This ensures the completion of the 432 practicum hours required to qualify to take the CNL™ certification exam.
Next Session Starts October 28Request information to learn more about the Accelerated MSN Options or call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative.
The FNP curriculum begins with MSN degree core courses in nursing theory, research, leadership, professional role development, healthcare policy and informatics in healthcare. You’ll then move to FNP specialty courses, building on your professional nursing practice and knowledge as you prepare to sit for national certification as a family nurse practitioner.
The practicum courses of the FNP specialty track allow for both hands-on and classroom learning designed to help you become a confident practitioner. We strongly recommend you review the practicum requirements before applying to the FNP Specialty Track.
The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track prepares you for roles* including:
View the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track curriculum plan.
Chamberlain College of Nursing’s MSN Executive Specialty Track promotes skills and knowledge that nurse leaders can implement immediately, as well as use to plan for and achieve change. Coursework emphasizes the application of theory, using real-world scenarios and tools. Key executive skills such as effectively communicating across disciplines, budgeting, staffing, and performance measurement are taught.
Students complete a 144-hour practicum in their own geographic area, allowing them to further develop their skills with the support of an experienced nurse leader.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Executive Specialty Track, call 877.751.5783 or request information.
The Executive Specialty Track prepares you for roles* including:
The Healthcare Policy curriculum trains nurses in the research, design and implementation of policies, as well as evaluation of policy outcomes.
Coursework includes the foundations of healthcare policy, principles of healthcare systems, politics, economics and policy, global health, and nursing leadership in the public policy arena.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing Healthcare Policy Specialty Track, call 877.751.5783 or request information.
The Healthcare Policy Specialty Track prepares you for roles* including:
The Informatics curriculum teaches you to interpret, analyze and use electronic health record technology, as well as empowers you to be more efficient and effective in healthcare practices.
Coursework includes the practice of nursing informatics, management of data and information, healthcare information workflow and project management.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing Informatics Specialty Track, call 877.751.5783 or request information.
The Informatics Specialty track prepares you for roles* including:
MSN Nurse Educator coursework includes educational foundations, instructional methods, program assessment and evaluation and curriculum development.
Students complete a 144-hour practicum in their own geographic location, allowing them to further develop their skills with the support of an experienced nurse educator.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Educator Specialty Track, call 877.751.5783 or request information.
The MSN Educator specialty track prepares you for roles* including:
You will be responsible for finding your own preceptor or mentor, which includes the site where they work. Your practicum coordinator will provide guidance on how to locate a mentor or preceptor and a site. Once you've identified where you would like to complete your practicum your coordinator will begin to secure the necessary contracts on your behalf.
Communicating with your professors is vital to your success in your MSN program. In addition to all graduate faculty members being doctorally prepared, they also participate in an extensive training program to prepare them for online teaching and to provide you with the support and care you deserve. The following are the avenues for contacting your professors:
Registered nurses with current, active RN licensure in the U.S. or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) may be awarded up to 77 proficiency credit hours through the Chamberlain College Articulation Plan (CCAP).
Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.5783 to speak to a representative or request more information.
Applicants who meet all general admission requirements to the Master of Science in nursing degree program, but who have a CGPA for the BSN degree between 2.75 to 2.99, may be granted provisional admission to a nurse practitioner (NP) track (pending passing of an NP proficiency exam or NP preparatory course) and placed on academic warning. See the Academic Warning sections for additional information. Provisional admission is not granted for the graduate certificate program.
Applicants who meet all general admission requirements to the Master of Science in nursing degree program, but who have a CGPA for the BSN degree between 2.75 to 2.99, may be granted provisional admission and placed on academic warning. See the Academic Warning sections for additional information. Provisional admission is not granted for the graduate certificate program.
Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.
View tuition and expenses information for the MSN degree program.
Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses.
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Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), 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 chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
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