RN to BSN Program Option

Advance your degree in as few as 3 semesters


BSN at Glance

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries & what to do at home after treatment

What can I do with a BSN?

The duties and titles of registered nurses often depend on where they work and the patients they work with. While there are many possibilities for working with specific patient groups, below are examples of a few examples provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics - What Registered Nurses Do 
    Addiction Nurse
    Rehabilitation Nurse
    Critical Care Nurse
    public health policy coordinator
    Public Health Nurse

    Classes Begin October 28


    Designed by RNs for RNs, the curriculum is meant to challenge your thinking about nursing and your role as a professional nurse as well as help you prepare for expanded roles.

    100% online coursework
    Direct Care Experiential Learning
    Customized Curriculum Plan
    No courses required prior to enrollment
    100% online coursework

    Courses on your schedule with no mandatory login times and 24/7 access to the online library, Helpdesk, tutoring services & career services

    Caring Faculty

    Responsive faculty respond to you within 24 hours on weekdays & 48 hours on weekends

    No courses required prior to enrollment

    All that's required is a current RN license approved by your state and you get 77 proficiency credits before you even begin

    Direct Care Experiential Learning

    Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role

    Customized Curriculum Plan

    You can be full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. All RN to BSN courses are offered every 8 weeks.

    Receive 77 proficiency credits

    RN-BSN students entering in the 2016/17 school year received an average of 87 credit hours between CCAP, transfer and proficiency credit

    RN to BSN Curriculum FAQs

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    How do I get in?

    Admission Requirements

    • A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.
    • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN

    Transfer Students

    As an RN, we know you’re coming to Chamberlain with valuable credits from your previous experiences. To maximize on your experiences and education, we are committed to making the transfer process seamless for you. View the Transfer Guide to learn more.

    122 Credits in the RN to BSN Option

    Next Session Starts October 28

    Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process.

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    Tuition & Expenses

    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 or an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 

    RN to BSN Option Costs

    RN to BSN Tuition – Effective May 2019
     Nursing Courses$14,160
     General Education Courses$590 per credit hour
      RN to BSN Expenses – Effective May 2019
     Application Fee (one-time)$60
     Books & Supplies$100 per session
     Student Services Charge$160 per session
     Course Resource Fee$50 per course

    Costs subject to change each session and vary by individual circumstances.
    Program availability varies by state/location

    View tuition and expenses information for the RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option.

    Group-Specific Tuition Rates

    Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. 

    Call 877.751.5783 or request information to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.

    Become Extraordinary Grant

    Receive up to 10% in tuition savings, while funds are still available.

    • Applicants must not qualify for any other tuition reduction, special rate or scholarship
    • Must enroll in coursework for Chamberlain’s RN to BSN Degree Completion Option with at least three credit hours per semester
    • Applicants must not yet have attended Chamberlain
    • Must enroll in the RN to BSN Degree Completion option before funds are depleted

    Grant is valued at 10 percent savings on tuition per session and will not apply toward books, fees, transportation, living expenses and any other expenses. Cannot be used in conjunction with other Chamberlain-offered scholarships, grants and group-specific tuition rates.


    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.


    How Does Chamberlain Measure Up?

    National League for Nursing - Center for Excellence
    Chamberlain 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 is the only RN to BSN option with the nationally recognized Quality Matters certification mark having received the Online Teaching Support and Online Learning Support certification.