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3-Year BSN in Jacksonville, FL

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Start Your Degree at our Nursing School in Jacksonville, Florida

Whether you are a first-time student, or this is your second career, our Jacksonville campus is the perfect place to take the first steps toward your nursing career with the CCNE accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. 

At our accredited nursing college in northeast Florida, there are no waitlists—and no prerequisites! You can earn a BSN degree in only three years—a year faster than traditional bachelor nursing programs.

Get started now – classes start October 25

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Nursing Program in Jacksonville, Florida: a Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain’s nursing school in Jacksonville, you will have hands-on training in our SIMCARE CENTER™ and in our on-site clinical setting. As you train with other students, faculty, mentors, and seasoned registered nurses, you gain vital skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features many kinds of simulated care, and the center’s high-tech patient manikins will help you learn important nursing skills. Patient simulators have bodily functions and show vital signs, and they demonstrate a wide range of symptoms. The SIMCARE CENTER™ provides a secure health care settingwhere you can hone your nursing craft before advancing to human patients in the clinicals portion of the Chamberlain Jacksonville curriculum.

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Ask a Student

What kind of support do professors offer at Chamberlain’s nursing program in Jacksonville? 

“There were a few times where my daughter was sick and I wasn’t able to make it to campus. All of my professors were supportive, flexible and willing to make adjustments in their own schedules to help me out.” 

Raina J. 

Chamberlain Jacksonville Student

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Jacksonville Campus Contact Information

Address
5200 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain help prepare students for the NCLEX®?

As a BSN student at our Jacksonville nursing college, you will have 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 tutoring services are available at Chamberlain Jacksonville??

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

Eager for hands-on nursing experience?

Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is designed to cultivate students' ability to retain and apply fundamental knowledge of nursing practice. The primary focus is on conceptual learning so that students can then gain the ability to translate theory into practice in a clinical setting.

Hands-on practice in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™, along with on-site clinical experiences, allow nursing students to work side-by-side with faculty, mentors, peers and registered nurses as they hone their direct patient-care nursing skills.

Our Jacksonville, FL nursing program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.

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 at our nursing program in Jacksonville

You can attend the Chamberlain Jacksonville campus BSN program 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

If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), then you are ahead of the game at Chamberlain Jacksonville.

  • A licensed LPN or LVN can get a 3-year BSN degree at our nursing college with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing proficiency and skills validation tests.

View admission requirements here.

Transfer Students

If you have an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, or if you just have some college credits, Chamberlain’s Jacksonville admission team will help you transfer relevant credits to get a jump start on your BSN degree.

  • Your previous RN program coursework or general education courses will help you fulfill credit needs, but there are no required prerequisites for our BSN program in northeast Florida.

View admission requirements here.

 

Get involved - Student groups

Grow beyond the classroom by participating in student groups at our BSN program in Jacksonville.

Connect with other students at Chamberlain Jacksonville through social activities, student and study groups, volunteer events, and much more.

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Community Outreach

You can help communities throughout Greater Jacksonville as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond northeast Florida, too. In the Global Health Education Program, you can get community health course credits while practicing clinical nursing skills in one of several international locations.

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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.

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Jacksonville Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the Jacksonville campus offers Student Government Association (SGA), Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, and Student Nurses' Association (SNA).

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Military and Veteran Recruitment
Our BSN program in Jacksonville, Florida, Offers Dedicated Military Support and Advising

Chamberlain Jacksonville has created a quality nursing education specially tailored for members of our nation's military community: the Military to BSN option. Students in the Military to BSN option first take specific courses that bridge the gap between military and civilian knowledge and service. After completing those courses, students get additional proficiency credit hours through Chamberlain’s College Military Articulation Plan (CMAP), allowing them the opportunity to earn their degree in as few as six semesters. Those eligible for the Military to BSN option include:

  • Active duty, National Guard, or Reserve service members

  • Veterans

  • Retired Military

  • Spouses of active duty/ veteran/ retired military

  • Department of Defense Employees

  • Veterans' Affairs Employees

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

Accredited Nursing School in Jacksonville

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Jacksonville, Florida

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE). For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.

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Accredited Florida Nursing Schools - Florida Approvals

Are you looking for accredited BSN programs in Jacksonville, FL? Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program holds full approval by the Florida Board of Nursing; 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399, (850) 245-4125.

Chamberlain is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, (850) 245-3200.

Jacksonville Campus FAQ

Will my degree in an unrelated field help me at Chamberlain Jacksonville?

At our BSN program, you can transfer relevant credits from previous coursework—regardless of the field of study. Our Jacksonville campus welcomes transfer students from all across the country and can help give them a head start on their BSN degree.

Request more information to get started.

What scholarships are available at Chamberlain?

Our student nurses at Chamberlain Jacksonville have many scholarship opportunities from which to choose. Request more information to learn which financial aid options fit your situation best.

How many credit hours are required for the Jacksonville BSN program?

The Jacksonville BSN program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.

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

What is the application process at Chamberlain Jacksonville?

Prospective Jacksonville nursing students apply for admission by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain Jacksonville admissions representative. When all admission criteria are met, 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 northeast Florida.