RN to BSN Curriculum FAQ
RN to BSN online courses include Transitions in Professional Nursing, Collaborative Healthcare, Community Health Nursing, Evidence-Based Practice and more. View the curriculum for the online RN to BSN program here.
Practice experiences are woven throughout RN to BSN online program and can often be accomplished on the job, at your workplace. This means you will have professional clinical experiences, but will not experience clinical rotations like you did when you went to school to become a nurse. Students who reside in the state of Tennessee will experience a more traditional clinical experience as part of their Community Health Nursing course.
Chamberlain doesn’t have exams in our nursing RN to BSN courses. In general education classes, exams aren’t proctored – you will have time to complete these around your schedule, and exams are open book.
Liberal arts and sciences courses are a part of any bachelor’s degree program. They are meant to broaden and deepen your learning experience which will in turn enhance your professional practice as a nurse.
RN to BSN Admission FAQ
We value your experience at Chamberlain - you’ll earn a minimum of 77 credits (known as proficiency credits) for your education and clinical experience as a registered nurse towards your RN to BSN.
Yes - you’ll have your transcript assessed for transfer credits that can cut down on general education courses. The median RN BSN online student entering in the 2020/21 school year, started with 89 credit hours through proficiency and transfer credit. Learn more in our RN to BSN Transfer Guide.
Within the RN to BSN online program, you should expect to spend 8-10 hours per course, per week. Everyone learns differently - some may be able to complete the work in less time, others may require more.
Every course listed as part of the RN to BSN online option is offered each session, except for NR-435, ECON-312N, HIST-420N*. Sessions start every eight weeks. NR-435 is only offered in the March and September sessions. ECON-312N and HIST-420N are only offered in the March, July and November sessions.
RN to BSN Tuition FAQs
Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work study, for those who qualify. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.
Speak with your employer to see if tuition reimbursement may be available. You can also explore if you’re eligible for exclusive savings for our RN to BSN online program through one of hundreds of partnerships.
View the total program cost and a breakdown of the tuition and expenses. The per-credit-hour tuition rate will remain frozen through 2023. Program revisions may impact total tuition for readmitted students.
On average, new student tuition is less than $14,000 for the RN to BSN program option.*
*Savings vary on transcript evaluation, grant eligibility, and group-specific tuition rates
After 20 Years as a Registered Nurse, Returning for My BSN
April Wojcik had been a registered nurse for 20 years when she decided to go back to school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the RN to BSN Online Option at Chamberlain.
RN to BSN FAQs
If you are a registered nurse with an active RN license looking to earn your BSN, Chamberlain's online RN to BSN option can help prepare you for the next step in your education.
RN to BSN is an academic program for registered nurses (RNs) who have a diploma or associate’s degree in nursing and would like to advance to the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) level. Not yet a registered nurse? Check out our 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Yes! Coursework for the nursing RN to BSN Option is 100% online. There are no mandatory login times – you can work on weekly assignments when your schedule allows.