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.
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.
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.
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.
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).