Taking Online Learning to a New Level
Online Learning at Chamberlain
Experience the Chamberlain Online Learning Advantage
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.
Because of our infrastructure and expertise, Chamberlain was able to swiftly and seamlessly transition the campus-based pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program temporarily to an online format at all 23 locations nationwide so that we could continue to provide unparalleled education during the unprecedented global health situation of COVID-19. Though this was an impressive undertaking to keep our students on track with their educational journeys until campuses reopen, it was nothing new to Chamberlain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chamberlain equipped me with confidence to reach my professional goals. I was given the tools and support I needed every step of the way.
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.
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.
RN to BSN Option, MSN
Online Education FAQs
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.
Most classes require that you login two to three times per week. Check the course syllabus for information specific to your class.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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: