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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RN-BSN to MSN Online Option
For RNs looking to advance their education and careers
Classes Begin September 2
For RNs looking to advance their education and careers, we offer an RN-BSN to MSN Online Option. Registered Nurses can earn a BSN and MSN together, making it more cost and time effective than earning them separately.
In the RN-BSN to MSN Online Option, eligible RN students completing their BSN degree at Chamberlain may apply for admission to the MSN degree program prior to completing their BSN degree. Students are able to complete their BSN degree while enrolled in the MSN program, by taking selected MSN courses in place of two required BSN nursing courses.
What will I learn?
You'll begin with the RN to BSN curriculum then, as you move into the MSN curriculum you will choose between one of five specialty tracks: Educator, Executive, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Policy or Informatics. Students enrolled in the RN-BSN to MSN option will graduate with their BSN degree upon successful completion of the MSN core courses.
You can be full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. All post-licensure courses are offered every 8 weeks.
Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role.
All that's required is a current RN license approved by your state and you get 77 proficiency credits before you even begin.
Chamberlain has several resources that can help you become
acclimated to the online classroom. Once you apply you will have access to the 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.
No. Coursework is completed 100% online. (Note: The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track does require one visit for the immersion weekend as part of NR-509.)
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.
Going to class means logging into your course from a device connected to the internet such as a computer, tablet or smartphone. View the Online Classroom Demonstration Video Series or request more information to have an admission representative provide you with a course tour.
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How do I get in?
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.
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Chamberlain College of Nursing looks for candidates with the following qualifications for admission to the RN-BSN to MSN Option:
Chamberlain is committed to preparing graduates for professional nursing practice. To achieve this goal, students in the RN to BSN option are expected to maintain RN licensure throughout the entire program of study as a professional best practice and to comply with state Nurse Practice Acts. Before entering any clinical/practicum courses, students must provide proof of current, active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (or equivalent licensure outside the U.S.) in the state or country where the student will conduct their 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.
* Degrees obtained from non-U.S. schools will be considered based on evaluation of transcripts by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency. ** For the 129 curriculum, minimum of 26 credit hours of coursework must be taken at Chamberlain, excluding NR-361 and NR-451.
What types of financial assistance are available?
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.
Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. Check to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate
because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.
Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals
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.
See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.