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Nursing School in Sacramento, CA

91.5% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) first-time pass rate!*

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Nursing Program in Sacramento: a Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain’s nursing school in Sacramento, you get hands-on training in our SIMCARE CENTER™ and in our on-site clinical setting. You work with classmates, faculty, mentors, and experienced registered nurses as you gain skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features a wide range of simulated care, giving you the chance to learn crucial nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have bodily functions and show vital signs, and they demonstrate various symptoms. You can sharpen your nursing skills in a safe health care setting before advancing to actual human patients in the clinicals portion of the Chamberlain Sacramento curriculum.

 

Danielle S.

Ask a Student

How do the professors care for students at Chamberlain’s Sacramento, California, nursing program?

"The staff at Chamberlain are incredibly supportive and readily available to students. I always feel heard and supported. My professors are passionate, experienced nurses who love sharing their knowledge with students. I am so lucky to have been selected to attend this program."

Danielle S.

‘21 BSN Student, Sacramento Campus

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Sacramento Campus Contact Information

Address
10971 Sun Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Thu: 9 AM - 6 PM
Fri: 9 AM - 4 PM

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain Sacramento help students prepare for the NCLEX®?

As a BSN student in our Sacramento nursing program, you will have all the tools and resources you need to get ready for the NCLEX®. Assessments, extra help, simulations, and tutorials are readily accessible and proven effective. Passing the NCLEX® is one of the final hurdles to jump before becoming a registered nurse.

What are the Chamberlain tutoring services?

The BSN program in Sacramento, California, has many tutoring and academic support services. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Sacramento campus offers academic support, personal time with tutors, extra study materials, workshops, and more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Hands-on nursing experience is gained in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and on-site clinical settings, giving students the chance to work side-by-side with faculty, peers, and experienced professional nurses while refining their direct patient-care nursing skills.

Online general education and nursing courses may be offered within the BSN curriculum plan. In order to assist in successful completion of online coursework, an online readiness assessment is an integral part of the admission process. Based upon the outcome of the online readiness assessment, skill building activities may be required.

BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan

Entry-Level and Transfer Students

You can start straight after high school or transfer college credits

You may go to Chamberlain Sacramento after you graduate from high school—or after you pass the General Educational Development (GED®) test. Requirements include: 

  • A high school diploma with a 2.75 grade point average or higher
  • Or a GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013, or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or after

If you take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, you will need a minimum score of 73.

LPNs & LVNs

For students who are already a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you have a leg up on your BSN degree at Chamberlain Sacramento. A licensed LPN or LVN can get a 3-year BSN degree at our nursing college in Sacramento, California, with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing proficiency and skills validation tests.

View admission requirements here.

 

Transfer Students

If you already have an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, or if you just have some college credits, Chamberlain Sacramento will help you transfer qualifying credits to get a head start on your BSN degree. Your previous degree may help you in some of your nursing classes, but there are no prerequisites for our BSN program.

View admission requirements here.

 

Get Involved - Student Groups

Learn and enjoy your time with others while also giving back at our Sacramento campus.

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Community Outreach

You will have the opportunity to help Sacramento area communities as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond California, too. In the Global Health Education Program, you earn community health course credits while practicing clinical nursing skills in various locations around the world.

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Global Health Education Program

If you want to practice healthcare in communities around the globe, the Chamberlain University Global Health Education Program may be the opportunity for you. Real-world experience gives you a better understanding of individual cultures and their unique economic and social challenges. Students spend two weeks in their location of choice—and a variety of locations are available. Community and multiculturalism health courses are completed by participating in the program.

I have never gone to a school where it actually felt like
family. I want success with my peers, the faculty want
success from you. Just to have that community of
constant support makes it home. This is my home and I
love it here.
Heather Zayas

3-Year BSN

Chamberlain’s Accredited Nursing School in Sacramento, CA

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accreditation authority for nursing schools in the United States, accredits Chamberlain University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and the post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate program. For the most recent accreditation information, visit https://www.chamberlain.edu/about/accreditation.

Chamberlain University is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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Accredited Nursing School – California Approvals

Chamberlain College of Nursing is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. For additional information please visit the Bureau’s Internet website at www.bppe.ca.gov. California BRN has approved Chamberlain University to offer the BSN program at their Sacramento campus.

Sacramento Campus FAQ

Will a degree in an unrelated field help me at Chamberlain?

At the BSN program at Chamberlain Sacramento, you may be eligible to transfer qualifying credits from previous coursework—regardless of the field of study. Our Sacramento campus welcomes transfer students from all across the country, transfer credits may give a head start on earning a BSN degree.

Request more information to get started.

Can I get a scholarship at Chamberlain?

Our student nurses at Chamberlain Sacramento have access to many scholarship opportunities.

Request more information to learn which financial aid options fit your situation best.

What are the total credit hours required for the Sacramento BSN program?

The Sacramento BSN program requires a minimum of 126 credit hours: 56 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 70 credit hours in nursing.

View the BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan to see what credits are required. 

What is the application process for Chamberlain Sacramento?

Prospective Sacramento BSN students apply for admission by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain Sacramento admissions representative. When all admission criteria are fulfilled, prospective students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and cycle. Learn more about Chamberlain University’s bachelor nursing program in Sacramento, California.