RN to BSN Online Degree
Completion Option

Registered Nurses, Complete Your BSN

Nurses who have an active RN license can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as few as three semesters* -- online, and on your schedule. 

The RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option is part of Chamberlain’s comprehensive CCNE accredited** BSN program. 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. 

*With year round, full time enrollment.
Are you a registered nurse?


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

Classes Begin January 7

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What is a BSN?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program can prepare graduates to work in an array of settings focused on providing and coordinating patient care. In addition to delivering individualized care, nursing professionals can educate patients and the public about various health conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

What can I do?

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:

  • Addiction nurses care for patients who need help to overcome addictions to alcohol, drugs and other substances.
  • Critical care nurses work in intense-care unites in hospital, providing care to patients with serious, complex and acute illnesses and injuries that need very close monitoring and treatment.
  • Public health nurses promote public health by educating people on warning signs and symptoms of disease or managing chronic health conditions.  
  • Rehabilitation nurses care for patients with temporary or permanent disabilities.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - What Registered Nurses Do 

What Will I Learn?

Chamberlain’s RN to BSN curriculum is designed to expand and enrich the professional careers of nurses. Seven nursing courses and seven liberal arts and sciences courses prepare you for the next step in your career.

no course required prior to enrollment
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.

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.

direct care
Direct Care Experiential Learning
Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role.
study anywhere

100% Online Coursework
Combine the convenience of online learning with engaged faculty and supportive advisors who are focused on helping you reach your educational goals.

Curriculum FAQs

How often are courses offered?
Why do I have to take liberal arts and sciences courses?
What are the class sizes?
Do I have to complete a clinical?
What are proficiency credits?

Key Features & Benefits


Courses on your schedule with no mandatory login times


Group-specific tuition rates, grants & scholarships available


24/7 access to the online library, Helpdesk, tutoring services & career services


100% online coursework


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


Receive 77 proficiency credits

RN to BSN Course and Resource FAQs

I’ve never taken an online course before and I’m a little nervous. How do I prepare myself for online learning?
How long will the program take? What options do I have for how many classes I can take?
What support does Chamberlain provide?
How do I go to class?

Ready to Get Started?

Next Session Starts January 7

Request more information and take the first step towards advancing your nursing career.

Classes begin every 8 weeks.

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How Does Chamberlain Measure Up?

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


How do I get in?

Admission Requirements

A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution 
recognized by the 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
  • Application for admission and an interview with a Chamberlain admission representative

Transfer Students

RN to BSN Option Full Curriculum: 122 credit hours 

As an RN with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, with a current, active RN license, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your previous educational experience* 

This leaves 45 credit hours remaining – and you can still transfer in additional qualifying credits. 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.

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.

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

RN to BSN Option Costs

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 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.


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.


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Call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative

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