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Nursing School in Addison, Illinois

90.8% first-time NCLEX®pass rates* 


Answer Your Healthcare Calling at our Nursing Program in Addison, Illinois—a western suburb of Chicago

At our Addison campus, you can take the first steps toward your nursing career with the CCNE accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. 

Skip the waitlist—and the prerequisites. Get started at our accredited Addison, Illinois nursing school and accelerate earning your BSN degree in just three years—a year faster than most bachelor nursing programs without summer classes

Get started now – classes start October 25

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Addison, Illinois, Nursing Program: A Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain’s nursing school in Addison, Illinois, you gain hands-on experience in the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ as well as the on-site clinical setting. You work alongside classmates, faculty, mentors, and experienced registered nurses as you develop skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features many aspects of simulated care, allowing you to practice fundamental nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have bodily functions and vital signs, and they show a variety of symptoms. You can hone your nursing skills in a safe health care setting before transitioning to real-life patients in the clinicals portion of the curriculum.3-Year BSN Program in Addison

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Ask a Student

How is SIMCARE hands-on training at Chamberlain’sAddison, Illinois nursing program?

"The SIMCARE Center was a very comforting environment and the perfect place to make mistakes. The instructors made it clear that it was okay to not know everything or say something wrong, and the feedback was very constructive."

Courtney Franklin

‘21 BSN student, Addison campus

BSN Degree Program—Evening/Weekend Option FAQs

Does the Evening/Weekend Option have the same benefits as the traditional BSN option?

Traditional students are those who take daytime, weekday classes to earn their BSN. Online options—which greatly expanded because of the need for alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic—give all students greater flexibility, regardless of whether you are in a traditional or an evening/ weekend cohort. And remember, whichever path you take at Chamberlain Addison, your advantages include:

  • A Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)-accredited BSN degree program
  • Nursing courses in your first year
  • No wait lists or prerequisite courses
  • Small class sizes
  • Personal attention and support throughout your academic journey

Request information to learn more about the evening/ weekend option.

Can I switch from the tradition BSN degree program to the evening/weekend option?

Weekend and night nursing program courses are limited to students enrolled in a evening/weekend cohort. Students in evening/weekend cohorts are limited to enrolling in courses during the evening/weekend only.

How many credit hours are required for the BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option?

The number of total credit hours for completion of the evening/weekend option is equal to the number required to complete the BSN degree program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree 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.

Addison Campus at a Glance

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Addison Campus Contact Information

Address
1221 North Swift Road
Addison, IL 60101

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain help prepare students for the NCLEX®?

As an aspiring RN in our Addison nursing program, you will have access to tools and resources that support a variety of learning styles for NCLEX® preparation. Assessments, extra help, simulations, and tutorials are available and easy to access. Passing the NCLEX®is one of the final steps before becoming a registered nurse.

Are there tutoring services available?

As you learn about the BSN program in Addison, Illinois, near Chicago, consider what academic support resources will be available to you. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Addison campus offers academic support, appointments with tutors, study materials, workshops, and much more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Chamberlain University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is designed to advance students’ ability to retain and apply essential knowledge. Our Addison, IL nursing school focuses the focus is on conceptual learning, giving students the skills to translate theory into practice.

Eager for hands-on nursing experience? You’ll have plenty of opportunities Hands-on experience in both the Chamberlain University College of Nursing SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting. In both locations, allow nursing students to work side-by-side with faculty, mentors, peers and experienced professional nurses as they refine their direct patient-care nursing skills. These opportunities can instill a sense of confidence and expertise in aspiring nurses. After all, there’s no better way to prepare for your future career than by getting practical experience while you’re a student.

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

Our Addison, IL nursing program BSN degree 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

 

Enroll after High School—or Transfer In

No prerequisites needed for our nursing college near Chicago

If you have recently graduated from high school, already earned a bachelor’s degree, or simply have some college credits, we will help you find the best way to earn your RN degree at Chamberlain Addison. View the BSN admission requirements.

Have a Bachelor’s Degree? College Credits?

You can save time and tuition costs by transferring qualifying credits you have earned at other schools. Our admissions team will help you create a personalized graduation plan—you will know precisely how many credits are needed to accelerate earning your nursing degree. Work with us to see if you qualify for financial aid. Request information or call us at 877.751.5783 to learn more.

High School Graduates

No prerequisite coursework is needed to enroll at our nursing program in the Chicago area.

  • You can get started on your nursing education today, and graduate with your BSN degree in as few as three years
LPNs & LVNs

Your work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is a great way to get a head start on your BSN degree.

  • A licensed LPN or LVN may earn the 3-year BSN degree at Addison with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing proficiency and skills validation tests.

Get involved - Student groups

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

You can connect with other students at Chamberlain’snursing program near Chicago through social activities, student and study groups, volunteer events, and much more.

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Community Outreach

You will have the opportunity to help others in Addison and the rest of the Chicago area as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond Illinois, too. In the Global Health Education Program, you can earn community health course credits and practice clinical nursing skills 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.

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Addison Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the Addison campus offers Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nurses'  Association, (SNA), SALUTE, Committee of Achievement, Learning, and Mentoring (C.A.L.M.), Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, Kappa Alpha Rho (KAR), and American Assembly of Men in Nursing (AAMN).

It's the people. They're always going above and beyond, they always care about their students. They make you feel part of their Chamberlain family.
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Accreditation? Count on it!

Learn more about our accredited nursing school near Chicago, Illinois

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 Schools in Illinois - Illinois Approvals
Are you looking for accredited nursing schools near Chicago? Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, 217.782.2551. To report unresolved complaints to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, visit their webpage at http://complaints.ibhe.org/. Chamberlain has received program approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Board of Nursing, James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, 312.814.2715.

Chamberlain’s Addison, Illinois Nursing Program FAQ’s

What is the SIMCARE CENTER™?

Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is structured to advance students’ abilities to retain essential knowledge and apply it in clinical settings. The curriculum focuses on conceptual learning and gives students critical skills to translate theory into nursing practice.

Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ gives you the opportunity to hone fundamental nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have vital signs, bodily functions and produce a range of symptoms, allowing you the chance to provide quality care in a safe setting before transitioning to patients in the clinicals portion of the curriculum.

What if I have an associate's degree or bachelor's degree in an unrelated field?

Chamberlain welcomes transfer students from all across the country and can help find out which qualifying transfer credits from your first degree can help you earn your BSN even faster.

Request more information and learn more about the transfer process. 

What scholarships are available?

Various scholarship opportunities are available for student nurses at our Addison campus. Request more information to see what financial aid options fit you best.

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

The Addison BSN program requires 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. 

How many credit hours are required for the Addison BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option?

The number of total credit hours for completion of the evening/weekend option is equal to the number required to complete the BSN degree program. The Addison Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree 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 do I need for admission to Chamberlain Addison?

Prospective nursing students begin the admission process by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain admission representative. The admission criteria include:

  • Proof of high school graduation, with a 2.75 cumulative grade point average or above; or a GED® test score of 551 if taken between 2002-2013, or a minimum score of 600 if taken in 2014 or later
  • A minimum score of 73 on the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam.

When all admission criteria are fulfilled, prospective students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program, location, and class cycle. Learn more about Chamberlain University’s bachelor nursing program in Addison, Illinois.

Learn more about our admission criteria to Chamberlain University’s nursing school in Addison, Illinois.