Taking Online Learning to a New Level

Online Learning at Chamberlain

Experience the Chamberlain Online Learning Advantage

Step forward in healthcare with a leading provider of online education

Chamberlain has had years to hone our virtual education expertise since launching our first online program 20 years ago—and our work is never done. Our curriculum instruction and design team is focused on regularly refining the online education experience to enhance the learning of our students. Throughout all of our advancements in providing dynamic online learning experiences, we remain true to our mission of providing a high-value education—regardless of the delivery format—to support those who have a calling to step forward and make a difference in healthcare.

Learn from experienced educators who are committed to your academic success

In addition to hiring faculty who are field-tested healthcare professionals with real-world experience, Chamberlain ensures that they are trained and ready to teach no matter the format. Our Center for Faculty Excellence supports Chamberlain’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. We prepare our instructors through a structured faculty development plan based on learning theory and best practices for delivering an engaging and meaningful online student experience.

You can also expect timely interactions and instructors who are easily available when you have questions and concerns throughout your courses—fostering an environment of collaboration and engagement that goes a long way toward achieving your academic goals and reaching your dreams.

Connect with nurses and healthcare professionals who have a calling to serve like you

Although you may not be sitting next to your classmates in a traditional classroom, our students tell us they feel even more connected to their professors and peers in the online setting. A sense of belonging in an online course comes when you find a meaningful connection with someone to support you and hold you accountable to meet shared learning goals. At Chamberlain, you’ll benefit from:

  • Limited online class sizes
  • Getting to know students through weekly check-in sessions
  • Using small groups for discussions

For select programs, there is even a dedicated space within the online learning platform for peer-to-peer and faculty-to-peer interactions. Though the relationships are virtual, this ability for personal interaction and feeling connected with one another is vital to your learning experience and provides real benefits as you pursue your degree.

Practice patient care interactions in a safe environment, using cutting-edge online tools

With online learning, it’s even more important to have state-of-the-art tools at your fingertips to develop and apply your clinical knowledge in a simulated environment.

To seamlessly replicate the in-person skills experience, select Chamberlain online courses feature a virtual simulation resource called i-Human Patients (IHP). This cloud-based, highly interactive application is designed to help you respond to patient care situations, problem solve and develop clinical judgement skills in a 100% virtual environment. This includes simulating communication with patients, performing health assessments, identifying underlying problems and documenting detailed patient notes, giving you the confidence for in-person clinical practice.

Personalize your learning experience

Your path to learning is unique depending on who you are, how you learn and what prerequisite knowledge you may have. Early assessments are emphasized, along with personalized support plans, ongoing coaching and individualized attention.

For example, Chamberlain’s innovative Personalized Learning Platformfor select programs empowers you to move through the online course content at your own pace within a structured time period. The platform even knows when you need help, providing you with additional resources and enabling faculty to offer focused, individualized attention.

Enhance how you learn with our proven models

Teaching is a science—and teaching online, even more so. Chamberlain bases its programs on not one, but two science-based learning models that are proven to promote student success: Kolb’s Learning Theory and Outcome-Based Learning Theory. We build our courses with a collaborative approach using media, instructional designers and subject matter experts informed by the student experience. This ensures you get the most out of your courses.

Seemingly everything about today’s healthcare field is in constant flux, and only those able to adapt and learn new skills on the fly will be able to keep up. Chamberlain prepares you for this fast-changing environment by teaching you how to learn, sharpening your critical thinking skills and ability to ask the right questions. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable handling any challenge that comes your way.

Pursue your academic and career goals with support from start to finish

From the beginning of your journey with Chamberlain, you’ll work with a dedicated academic support advisor on a personalized graduation plan with a clear path to get you there.

In addition to individualized coaching and guidance from your course professors, you’ll have access to a wide variety of tools to support your path toward a fulfilling career in healthcare — from Chamberlain’s 24/7 online library and IT help desk to academic support resources and career services.

Surround yourself in a unique culture of care

At Chamberlain, we work hard to support your success in school and in achieving your career goals. This commitment and personalized attention—what we call Chamberlain Care® — distinguishes us from other universities.

From the start of your journey with the admission process to graduation and beyond: We believe that if we take extraordinary care of our students, we will graduate extraordinary healthcare professionals who will have a significant and positive impact on healthcare around the world. Our faculty and colleagues are instrumental in bringing the Chamberlain Care spirit to life in the online learning environment.

I was able to continue to work full time and manage my
home life because the support was there from
Chamberlain. I did well in classes because the software
was easy to use, the professors were available and I was
able to learn at my own pace.
Kathleen Hill

RN to BSN Option

Alumni Testimonials 

Chamberlain equipped me with confidence to reach my professional goals. I was given the tools and support I needed every step of the way.

Daniel Hudson


To me, an extraordinary nurse is somebody who cares for somebody like they’re their own. And that’s what I think Chamberlain puts out.

Callie Strickland

3-Year BSN

One of the biggest reasons I chose Chamberlain was the admissions process. The people I interacted with could talk nurse with nurses so they really made you feel at ease.

Jon Aagesen

RN to BSN Option, MSN

Online Education FAQs

How do I go to class?

Going to class means logging into your course from a device connected to the internet such as a computer, tablet or smartphone. Your admissions representative can provide a course tour or you can view the Online Classroom Demonstration Video Series.

How often will I go to class?

Most classes require that you login two to three times per week. Check the course syllabus for information specific to your class.

What is experiential learning and how will I use this in my classes?

Experiential learning offers you the opportunity to connect experiences between your coursework and clinical work as a registered nurse. These experiences help you visualize how what you’ve learned could affect experiences that take place in the clinical work-setting.

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 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.

What are the technical requirements?
  • Windows 7 is recommended. Mac OS X is supported, but some applications require Windows. Be prepared to run a Windows OS instance if you elect to use a Mac system.
  • A desktop or laptop computer is required to complete all coursework.
  • At least one of the following browsers to operate online classes. These can be downloaded at no cost to you.
    Internet Explorer
    Mozilla Firefox
    Google Chrome
Does Chamberlain accept transfer credits?

Chamberlain welcomes transfer students from accredited programs. If you are considering a transfer, take a look at Chamberlain requirements early in your college experience to begin making transfer plans. 

Request information to learn more about the transfer process.

Are there tutoring services available?

Smarthinking is a complimentary online tutoring service that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Features include: 

  • Reviewing previous tutoring sessions for reference
  • Scheduling a new session
  • Receiving assistance with many subjects, including:
    ―  Math
    ―  Statistics
    ―  Writing
    ―  Biology
    ―  Economics