RN to MSN Options
Accelerated RN to MSN and RN-BSN to MSN
RN to MSN FAQs
Chamberlain has several resources that can help you become acclimated to the online classroom. Once you apply you will have access to Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies, which provides information on time management, scholarly writing, using the library and more. You can also ask your admissions representative for a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes or you can view the Online Classroom Demonstration Video Series to learn about what you can expect when you log into your class.
We are dedicated to supporting you throughout your educational journey. To further support your success, a Student Online Readiness Assessment is designed to help assess the skills needed for success in online courses. You will see the assessment listed as a task in the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) course.
No. Coursework is completed 100% online. (Note: All Nurse Practitioner specialty tracks require one visit for the immersion experience as part of NR-509. Also note that the AGACNP track requires two immersions. The Capstone intensive review session also requires in-person experiences.)
There are no mandatory login times. Most classes require that you login two to three times per week. Check the course syllabus for information specific to your class.
While tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices may allow for some completion of coursework, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas. Please ensure you have a Windows (preferred) or Mac-based computer available to complete coursework in the event your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. The Help Desk does not provide technical support for tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices at this time.
Request more information to have an admission representative provide you with a course tour.
It is possible to transfer from the RN-BSN to MSN into the Accelerated RN to MSN Option but, students may need to complete the full Accelerated RN to MSN curriculum. Please speak to an advisor for more information regarding transfer credits.
How do I get in?
Chamberlain College of Nursing looks for candidates with the following qualifications for admission to the RN-BSN to MSN and Accelerated RN to MSN Options:
- A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education* for the RN-BSN to MSN Option.
- A nursing diploma or a degree in nursing at the associate's level or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education* for the Accelerated RN to MSN Option
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for RN-BSN to MSN, a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for prior undergraduate nursing degree for the Accelerated RN to MSN options and
- Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN. Before entering any clinical/practicum courses, students must provide proof of current, active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state where the student will conduct the clinical(s). Students who fail to maintain an active, unrestricted license throughout their clinical/practicum courses do not meet the clinical/practicum requirements and cannot progress. Students are expected to maintain RN licensure throughout the entire program of study as a professional best-practice.
- For RN-BSN to MSN students only, we require:
- a CGPA of 3.0 or greater in RN to BSN coursework (minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework must be taken at Chamberlain**), excluding NR-361 and NR-451
- completion of all general education courses for the BSN degree, and
- patient care experience (if admission to the AGACNP specialty track is desired)***
* Chamberlain reserves the right to admit candidates with equivalent educational qualifications, from institutions outside the U.S. that are not recognized by the Department of Education or CHEA, as determined by an independent transcript evaluation.
** For the 129 curriculum, minimum of 26 credit hours of coursework must be taken at Chamberlain, excluding NR-361 and NR-451.
*** Admission to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care nurse Practitioner track requires 1 year of RN experience at the time the application is submitted.
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.
Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals
Chamberlain has university accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as well as baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).† Chamberlain continuously earns new approvals from respected agencies across the nation.
Chamberlain University confers online degrees from its Main Campus in Addison, IL.