Chamberlain University has more than 125 years of history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.
Whether you're an aspiring nurse looking to launch a rewarding career, a nursing professional looking to advance your career, or a professional looking to impact public health, Chamberlain offers the degree programs, options and resources to help you succeed.
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Chamberlain is committed to providing quality and accessible nursing education. Our team is with you every step of the way, providing the information you need to make the decisions that best serve you.
3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Entry-level BSN degree program
Small class sizes, individualized instruction & faculty who care
Chamberlain College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is an entry-level program that enables you to earn your BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study instead of the typical four years with summers off, allowing students to enter the workforce sooner than their peers at traditional four-year institutions.
Classes Start September 3
Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Admissions representatives can answer your questions, tell you more about financial aid and scholarships, and discuss with you how this option might fit into your life.
Chamberlain’s BSN curriculum is designed to advance students’ ability to retain and apply essential knowledge. The focus is on conceptual learning, giving students the skills to translate theory into practice. Apply the lessons from your coursework to real-world scenarios in our nursing skills labs before entering the clinical setting.
Undergraduate pre-licensure students experience Individualized instruction and diversified clinical learning opportunities.
Students build their clinical competencies with experiential learning, including labs, Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and clinicals.
Gain clinical experience at hospitals, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, VA medical centers and more.
Combined curriculum, so you can take nursing-specific courses as early as the end of your first year of classes.
All students begin their hands-on learning in high technology SIMCARE CENTER™ located on each campus. Once fundamental skills have been mastered and validated, students begin on-site, direct patient-care learning opportunities, or “clinicals”.
Generally, clinicals last for the duration of the clinical course. Clinical shifts average six to eight hours, one to two days per week. Most clinicals are scheduled during the week. However, second shift and weekends may be possible. The bachelor's degree program has a total of 10 clinical courses.
Chamberlain College of Nursing students may have opportunities to experience practice settings that include large and small hospitals, long-term care facilities, community and public-health agencies, faith-based service organizations, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, public health agencies, military services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), Veteran’s Administration Medical Centers, schools, home health environments… anywhere healthcare is delivered. Students also may participate in service-based learning in other countries via the Global Health Education Program.*
*The Global Health Education Program is subject to availability based on campus location.
Chamberlain College of Nursing recognizes that nursing is an intellectually, mentally, and physically demanding profession. Students seeking admission should be aware that all graduates are expected to assimilate basic competencies and abilities throughout their education with or without reasonable accommodation.
Chamberlain students or applicants with a LPN or LVN license have the opportunity to earn the 3-year BSN degree with up to 9 proficiency credits for qualifying students who pass skills validation tests and proficiency exams.
To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted to the BSN program and hold an unrestricted, active or in-active license, as a practical/vocational nurse from the US or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.
See the catalog for detailed admission information, call 877.751.5783 to speak with an admission representative or request more information to get started.
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BSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for Ohio Students Enrolled Prior to May 2016 and North Carolina StudentsBSN Curriculum Plan (PDF) – for California Students
How do I get in?
New students are enrolled three times per year.
High school CGPA of 2.75 or GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013 or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after. Applicants who
have attended other colleges and have a CGPA of 2.75 (must include at least 24 credit hours, excluding developmental courses) may
also be considered by the admission committee.
A2 Admission Assessment custom score of 73 which is inclusive of all academic subject areas
Look at requirements before planning to transfer, students must follow the admission guidelines and procedures.
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EvaluationRequest a credit evaluation prior to your first semester and provide an official transcript.
Review Full RequirementsTake a look at the full Transfer Student Guide or call 877.751.5783 to make sure your courses pass requirements.
Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.578 to speak to a representative.
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What types of financial assistance are available?
Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.
Estimated costs vary by location, see theTotal Cost Calculations - Effective May 2018 (PDF).Costs subject to change each session and vary by individual circumstances.
Chamberlain admissions representatives will help you identify all your financing options, as well as help you apply for and obtain financial assistance.
In 2016-2017, more than 90% of Chamberlain students received some form of financial aid. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.
The 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is available at 20 locations across the country
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.
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