RN to BSN Online Option

Supporting Those Called to Serve

Go from RN to BSN in Just 1 Year

Your Next Career Opportunity is Closer Than You Think

If you are a registered nurse with an active RN license looking to earn your BSN, Chamberlain's RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option can help prepare you for the next step in your career. 

87 Credit Hours

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


Average new student tuition is less than $14K* for the RN to BSN program option.

3 Semesters

Complete the RN to BSN online option in as few as 3 semesters with year round, full time enrollment

Up to $6,600 Grant

Up to $6,600 Grant for New Students*
*Not available in CA, MA, ME, MT, ND, GA

Customize Your RN to BSN Curriculum

Learn at Your Pace: Full- or Part-Time, Fast or Slow

Though Chamberlain has the largest nursing school in the U.S., our approach is anything but one-size-fits-all. We offer a flexible RN to BSN program option designed by RNs, for RNs. Our admission representatives can help tailor a personalized learning experience for you that includes:

100% online coursework

Courses are completed according to your schedule, as there are no mandatory login times. Students have access to the Chamberlain online library, IT Helpdesk, tutoring services and career services

Direct Care Experiential Learning

Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role. You’ll expand your scope through implementing theoretical concepts in different care settings

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

Caring Faculty

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

Customized Curriculum Plan

Students can elect to attend full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. RN to BSN courses are offered every 8 weeks

Receive 87 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

How often are courses offered?

Every course listed as part of the RN to BSN option is offered each session.

Why do I have to take liberal arts and sciences courses?

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.

What are the class sizes?

Chamberlain faculty-to-student ratios average 1:25 (or less) in the classroom.

Do I have to complete a clinical?

Practice experiences are woven throughout the courses 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.

What are proficiency credits?

Proficiency credits are a block of credits that encompass your diploma or associate degree in nursing and your professional experience as an RN. Upon acceptance into the RN to BSN option you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your nursing experience before you even begin the program and still have the option of transferring in additional coursework.

To learn more about proficiency credits, call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request more information.

I’ve never taken an online course before and I’m a little nervous. How do I prepare myself for online learning?

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.

Simple Admission Process

Ready to start? Here is what you’ll need for admission

Save on RN to BSN Tuition and Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?


Our admission representatives can help find a plan that fits your budget. With our guidance,  more than 90% of Chamberlain students received some form of financial aid in the 2016/2017 school year. View tuition and expense information for the RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option.

Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that is one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.



Average new student tuition is less than $14K* for the RN to BSN program option.​ 

*Average tuition based 12 transfer or proficiency credits beyond the CCAP.​ and average institutional aid granted to currently enrolled students. Books and fees not included.

Join a Proudly Accredited Institution

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Nurse Education

Our RN to BSN Degree Completion Option is 100% online and it is distinguished by our culture of care—Chamberlain Care®. Early assessments are emphasized along with personalized support plans, ongoing coaching and personalized attention. To this end, faculty are committed to timely interactions and being easily available when you have questions and concerns.

Chamberlain honor society students

The Chamberlain Honor Society, Phi Pi, is the 494th chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Honor Society of Nursing. Membership in Phi Phi provides students with exclusive educational resources and career development. Membership is by invitation only, based on academic performance and integrity. RN to BSN students must complete 12 credit hours at Chamberlain to qualify. With 3,588 active members, Chamberlain University’s Phi Pi Chapter is the largest chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as of the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2018).

Why More Nurses Choose Chamberlain 

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  • Distinguished Accreditations and Recognition
    Chamberlain University 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.
  • Quality Matters
    As recipient of the Online Teaching Support and Online Learning Support certifications, Chamberlain is the only RN to BSN option with the nationally recognized Quality Matters certification mark.
  • Relentless, Personalized Support
    At Chamberlain University, our unique culture of service through care means we advocate relentlessly for our students. That includes offering a personalized, guided educational journey that helps you succeed in school and thrive in the world of healthcare.
  • Faculty with Real-World Experience
    Some things can’t be learned from textbooks alone. That’s why our supportive and attentive faculty is made up of experienced nurse educators — all with masters or doctoral degrees — teaching you practical, hospital-tested methods from their own first-hand experience.


Looking for a BSN option? Explore our 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.