To Our Chamberlain Community: 

Chamberlain continues to keep the well-being of our students and colleagues at the forefront as we focus on the quality of our graduates and the health of our nation.

Classes will continue to be delivered online through Canvas at normally scheduled class times, and the following on-campus activities may continue in-person:

  • campus simulation
  • skills labs
  • return demonstrations
  • fingerprinting
  • course testing
  • Federal Work Study in labs
  • gen-ed science labs

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, we stand together with the nurses, physicians and healthcare professionals – many of them Chamberlain students and alumni – who are bravely stepping forward to administer the vaccine and educate their communities. We encourage getting vaccinated when eligible and supporting vaccine participation in our communities so that we can come back stronger on the other side of this pandemic.

We appreciate your dedication and support during this unprecedented time, and we will continue to update you as new information is available.

Below is an update on how we are ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our communities:

For Students

 

Online delivery of all BSN campus coursework has been extended through the end of the July session (Saturday, August 28, 2021) and available clinicals will be offered. Federal Work Study (FWS) students working in labs will continue to be permitted. All other FWS students will remain working virtually. Additionally, the gen-ed science lab will be open for select sections.

If we are able to open campuses further during the session, we will provide communications well in advance. We will continue to monitor the pandemic closely and will re-evaluate as the situation evolves. 

Campuses will continue to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected following CDC guidelines. 

All post-licensure and graduate degree programming will remain unchanged, as these programs are delivered to our students online. 

Students who need additional accommodations related to COVID should reach out to their faculty for additional assistance. 

 

 


As requested by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the following plans pertain to Chamberlain University’s programs offered to New Jersey residents: 

North Brunswick Campus Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students:
North Brunswick Campus Reopening Plan PDF

New Jersey Residents Enrolled In An Online Program:
New Jersey Online Programs Reopening Plan PDF 

As Chamberlain receives additional health guidance, it may update its plans. These plans do not supersede any relevant state or federal level guidance that is in place and Chamberlain continues to adhere to compliance with such guidance.

As requested by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the following plan pertains to Chamberlain University’s Tysons Corner, Virginia campus. As Chamberlain receives additional health guidance, it may update its plans. These plans do not supersede any relevant state or federal level guidance that is in place and Chamberlain continues to adhere to compliance with such guidance. This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the Higher Education Reopening Guidance, which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.

Tysons Corner Reopening Plan PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

What is novel coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), commonly known as a coronavirus, is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness. For additional information visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website

What are the symptoms?

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The CDC believes that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or up to 14 days after exposure.

COVID-19 and Chamberlain FAQs

What precautions is Chamberlain taking to prevent members of its campus community from exposure to COVID-19?

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our main priority, and we are taking a proactive approach to addressing all potential threats to health and safety. Clinical partners may have additional requirements above and beyond Chamberlain’s standard requirements that you must adhere to including the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Are Chamberlain campuses closed?

Online delivery of all BSN campus coursework has been extended through at least August 28, 2021.

We will continue to follow all previously established safety guidelines including wearing masks and social distancing. New this session, campuses  may  open the following for students:     

  • designated study spaces   

  • limited food options   

  • select campus events  

Your campus leadership  will communicate  specific  details of  your  campus on-site activities.   

We are delivering pre-licensure classes through an online learning format to keep students on track for graduation and the following on-campus activities will resume:

  • campus simulation

  • skills labs

  • return demonstrations

  • fingerprinting

  • course testing

  • Federal Work Study in labs

  • gen-ed science lab

As a precautionary measure, all campuses have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected following CDC guidelines. This Level-1 cleaning will continue as long as necessary per CDC guidelines. In addition, community activities have been suspended until further notice. When they start back up, we will notify students and colleagues through SIREN and email communications.

Do you expect COVID-19 to impact future sessions?

In an effort to minimize disruption and provide continuity, we have decided to extend remote learning activities through the July session, which ends on August 28, 2021.. Please watch your email for communications on future sessions, which we will update as the situation evolves. 

For Current Students

Clinical and Practicum Site FAQs

What about clinical and practicum sites?

Our clinical partners’ main priority is to maintain a safe environment for students, their patients and staff. As you begin preparing for the July 2021 session, we encourage you to find a practicum site that works best for you. However, if you are unable to secure an approved practicum site, reach out to your Experiential Learning Coordinator for assistance and options.

Clinical placements have resumed, and your campus will reach out to you with more information.

What can online students do while clinical sites are canceled?

Our team has developed a contingency plan to keep you on track with your practicum experience. Please continue your course registration process and information regarding program and course-specific next steps will be posted in your course during week one.

What can Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) students do while practicum sites are canceled?

Our MSN FNP specialty track leadership team has developed a continuity plan for alternative clinical experiences and coursework in order for students to remain on track within their educational journey. Students should reach out to their faculty leaders for an alternative clinical experience.

How should Master of Social Work (MSW) students entering practicum prepare, in light of COVID-19?

The MSW program faculty has prepared a detailed contingency plan to assist with preparing for remote field practicum, if needed. The contingency plan can be found here. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to search for practicum sites.

MSN FNP Intensive Review Session/ Immersion Assignment FAQs

Is the MSN FNP in-person intensive review session still taking place?

Intensive will be in person for the July 2021 session and additional details on that experience will be provided in your course.

Is the MSN FNP immersion assignment still taking place?

Immersion for the July 2021 session will be in-person. More information will be provided to impacted students when details are confirmed.

MSN/DNP Evaluations FAQs

Will there still be MSN formative and summative evaluations for practicum students?

While some practicum sites have discontinued practicum experiences, many of our students have secured practicum sites. Preceptors and mentors will participate in formative and summative evaluations of MSN students for those completing on-ground practicum experiences. For those students on ground, they will also complete preceptor/mentor and practicum site evaluations.

Will there still be a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) required mid-term and final preceptor evaluations for the July 2021 session?

While some practicum sites have discontinued practicum experiences, many of our students have secured practicum sites. Preceptors and mentors will participate in formative and summative evaluations of DNP students for those completing on-ground practicum experiences. For those students on ground, they will also complete preceptor/mentor and practicum site evaluations.

Interim Policy Questions

How do I submit official transcripts since the campus is closed?

Please instruct your previous institution(s) to send all official transcripts to CUTranscripts@chamberlain.edu. They can also be sent to our National Registrar Services Office at the following address:

Chamberlain University - Registrar Services
3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5799

We accept faxed transcripts as official; a seal is not required as long as the transcript is signed by a school official and accompanied by the institution cover sheet. The fax number to use is 630.572.5958. At minimum, an unofficial transcript can be downloaded and submitted to this email address: CUTranscripts@chamberlain.edu.

What if the institution I requested transcripts from is closed? Will that affect my admission process?

If the institution you have requested transcripts from is closed, determine what web-based self-service options the institution has available (i.e., a student portal) or email to CUTranscripts@chamberlain.edu as stated above. If neither an official nor unofficial transcript can be obtained, please work with your admission representative to determine the best course of action.

Where can I find information about Chamberlain’s interim policies that have been implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Review the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum here.

What if I there are delays in obtaining my licensure?

Due to the challenges brought on by COVID-19, we understand that there may be significant delays in the ability to sit for the NCLEX exam. As a result, we are making a temporary change to the acceptance policy for RN to BSN, and MSN and Post Baccalaureate Certificate programs to support students during this unprecedented time. In the event licensure cannot be collected before your semester start date and you have met all admission requirements for your program, you may be granted full acceptance and the submission of permanent licensure will become a progression requirement. For more information please review the RN to BSN, RN-BSN to MSN, MSN and Post Baccalaureate Licensure Requirement section of the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum here.  

For New BSN Students

BSN Admission FAQs

Given the current public health situation, what can I do about applying to Chamberlain?

You can begin or continue your admission process. We will continue to work with our applicants for the July 2021 and September 2021 class starts. You have already taken a significant step toward achieving your dream of becoming a healthcare professional, and now more than ever this decision is critical to raise the standard of nursing and advance healthcare outcomes in service to our communities. We acknowledge and applaud your decision to continue to pursue this decision to be part of our Chamberlain mission to transform the health of people worldwide.

I’m not yet a student and am wondering how Chamberlain will operate during this public health situation?

Chamberlain is taking the necessary precautions to lower the risk of exposure and to do our part to keep our communities safe. For our current students, classes are being delivered online through Canvas to ensure they stay on course with their educational journey. We have excellent experiential, online opportunities that allow for an engaged classroom and continuous, uninterrupted learning. Our simulation labs and clinical experiences are now being held as on-campus activities following guidance from local and national governments, as well as direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with careful consideration of the challenges of healthcare.

We are thankful to have this flexibility in educational options for our students – and moved quickly to continue their learning. As the largest nursing school, we have been offering post-licensure programs online for many years and, in this health situation, we are able to leverage our expertise and technology for our pre-licensure BSN campus based program.

Will the Admission Committee still meet while campuses are closed?

Yes. Our Admission Committees still meet virtually on a regular basis.

How do I initiate my drug/background/fingerprint screenings?

The drug screening, fingerprinting and background check can still be initiated virtually. Work with your admission representative on this process as well as completing the payment through the student portal.

Additionally, all campuses (except in Florida) are offering on-campus fingerprinting.

How do I contact my admission representative?

Our Admission teams are still available to serve you. You can reach your admission representative directly by their respective email address or by calling 877.751.5783.

I have an interview/pre-enrollment/testing appointment, will that be rescheduled?

No. Your scheduled appointment will still take place virtually over the phone and with a Microsoft Teams option. Your admission representative will reach out to you directly with this information. Please plan to keep your scheduled time available.

If the campuses remain closed longer than anticipated, how will that affect future class starts?

Our current campus closure is in effect until at least August 28, 2021. We will continue to offer online learning and our new class will still begin as scheduled, virtually.

Will new student orientation be canceled/delayed?

New Student Orientations will be held virtually via WebEx during the regularly scheduled date and time.

Student Resources FAQs

What financial resources are available to me during COVID-19?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has guidance about protecting yourself financially from coronavirus impacts. Here you’ll find information on mortgage relief options, contacting loan lenders servicers if you’re unable to make payments, and ways to protect your credit.

The Office of Federal Student Aid has information for borrowers including information on the 0% interest period and those on income-driven repayment.

The Department of Labor offers information on filing for unemployment insurance benefits.

What if I had a COVID-19 related interruption in my studies?

For graduate and post-licensure students who are unable to continue in their courses due to extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19, and have reached out to the Student Services team to withdraw, Chamberlain University is offering A Caring Pause option that gives students the opportunity to take time off from their courses.

Please contact your student support advisor for more information or review the Chamberlain interim policies catalog addendum here. See the Caring Pause sections.