RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option Overview

Chamberlain's RN to BSN online option allows you to earn your BSN in as few as 3 semesters** – without having to travel to class. You’ll join fellow registered nurses in a supportive and flexible learning environment taught by experienced nurse educators who are committed to helping you succeed.

Program Highlights

  • 24/7 access to courses and support services
  • No mandatory login times
  • Receive up to 77 proficiency credits for your experience1
  • Group-specific tuition rates for healthcare partners and Military students
  • 100% online coursework with experiential learning activities

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

Upon acceptance into the RN to BSN option you will receive 77 proficiency credits1 for your nursing experience before you even begin the program and still have the option of transferring in additional coursework. 

Learn more about Chamberlain’s RN to BSN curriculum.

What You'll Learn
Chamberlain’s RN to BSN curriculum is designed to expand and enrich the professional careers of nurses. You will gain skills you can apply as you learn them, and more importantly, you’ll gain a broader conceptual framework you can apply to your decision making throughout your career.

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Call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request more information.
Read more about the RN-BSN online option curriculum.

Why Earn Your BSN?

Nursing, at its core, is about caring. However, the breadth of care does not begin and end with your patients. It begins with you investing in your whole self, which includes your education. By advancing your education not only can you help increase patient safety and satisfaction, you can increase your own professional and personal satisfaction.

Support You Can Count On

Chamberlain is committed to helping you invest in your whole self. Courses are relevant and offer flexibility so they fit your schedule as a nurse – no matter which shift you work. It also means helping remove possible barriers that might impede your success.

From your first call with your admission representative to beyond graduation, Chamberlain is here to support you – personally and professionally. Here are just a few of the ways in which we help you reach your goals.

  • Admission representatives coach you through your admissions process and help obtain and complete your admissions paperwork
  • Student services teams help you build your plan of study, financing options, and serve as your liaison to the College
  • You will receive a full transcript evaluation before you are accepted, so you know exactly how many classes you’ll need before you begin the program
  • Chamberlain Care™ Student Success Strategies is a resource available from application to graduation, and includes tips on time management, scholarly writing, study tips and more
  • A comprehensive new student orientation provides a roadmap to success at Chamberlain
  • 24/7 access to the helpdesk is available to address any technical issues you may encounter 
  • Involved nursing faculty typically respond to your questions within 24 hours, hold a minimum of a master’s degree, are Certified Nurse Educators, and have gone through extensive training that is recognized by a third party, Quality Matters, before teaching at Chamberlain
  • The ASPIRE student assistance program helps you with any personal challenges you may face while a student (daycare, housing, time management and more)
  • Complimentary tutoring services are accessible 24/7
  • Library tutorials and tailored RN to BSN course guides help you use the library more efficiently

Frequently Asked Questions About the RN-BSN Option

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.

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. Proficiency credits are awarded once fully accepted into the RN to BSN option.

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.

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.

Are campus visits required?

No. Coursework is completed 100% online.

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.

Call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request more information to learn more about Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option!

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries for the RN-BSN Degree Completion Option from the state of Washington or the territory of Puerto Rico.

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org).

**With year round, full time enrollment. 

1All registered nurses with a current, active RN license in the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) may be awarded up to 77 proficiency credits, which includes 37 liberal arts and sciences credits and 40 nursing credits. 
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RN-BSN Option by the Numbers

RNs can earn their BSN in as few as 3 semesters, or as little as one year. 

100% online coursework with experiential learning activities.

RNs can earn up to 77 proficiency credits1 for previous experience.