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3-Year BSN in Addison, IL

Evening and Weekend Option available at our Addison Campus

Earn Your BSN at Chamberlain University College of Nursing

Accredited nursing school in Addison, Illinois

Get started now – classes start Jan. 4

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3-Year BSN Program

Instead of a typical four-year nursing program experience, Chamberlain University College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program enables students to earn their BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study. This allows students to enter the workforce sooner than their peers at other higher education institutions.

  • No wait lists
  • Direct entry into the nursing program - start taking nursing courses in your first year
  • Qualifying transfer credits accepted
  • A community of support and personalized attention
  • CCNE-accredited BSN degree program
  • Available at 22 locations across the country
  • High-tech nursing labs and experienced faculty

Get started today!

Call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request more information.

 

Curriculum

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is structured to promote students’ abilities to memorize and use skills that are fundamental to nursing. While much of the focus is on conceptual learning, students are also taught how to translate concepts into practical skills.

Applied learning in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting gives nursing students the opportunity to work alongside faculty members, peers and experienced nurses as they practice their patient-care nursing skills directly.

Our Addison, IL, 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

Admission Criteria

Prospective students will complete an application form and then interview with a Chamberlain admission representative. Applications are accepted year-round. Prospective students are notified in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location when all admission information has been submitted. An admission representative can provide additional information.

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

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program Evening/Weekend Option*

The Chamberlain Addison campus offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program Evening/Weekend option for Addison-campus students. Students are provided the flexibility to complete courses outside of the typical classroom schedule while still receiving the same level of support and resources as traditional students.

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.

*Evening/weekend courses are limited to students enrolled in an Addison evening/weekend cohort. Students in evening/weekend cohorts are limited to enrolling in courses during the evening/weekend only.

  • Weekend clinicals
  • Complete in as few as 3 years
  • Support from experienced faculty throughout the program
  • Access to the same resources as the daytime program
  • Evening and weekend class schedules provide flexibility in managing work and personal life

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

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Already have a bachelor’s degree?

Save time and tuition costs with qualifying transfer credits

Chamberlain makes it simple to follow your passion and pursue a degree in nursing. With a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can find out which qualifying transfer credits from your first degree can help you earn your BSN even faster. Plus, our admissions representatives can work with you to see if you’re eligible for financial aid.

Your BSN is closer than you think

This is your opportunity to provide quality care during a time when it’s never been so important. If you’re ready to Step Forward and answer your call to serve others, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request information to learn more.

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Chamberlain has many resources that students can use on campus. Whether it be the Center for Academic Success (CAS), meeting with instructors one-on-one, or the skills lab, there are many opportunities for students to learn and improve skills.
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Tuition & Expenses

Financing Your Chamberlain Education

Chamberlain admissions representatives will help you identify all your financing options, as well as help you apply for and get the financial assistance you need. More than 90% of Chamberlain students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.

View tuition and expenses information for the BSN degree program.

We're Here to Help

Our admissions representatives can help you find out what financial options are available to you.

Next Generation Scholarship

A merit based scholarship providing tuition assistance to those who have graduated high school within the past 24 months looking to pursue a pre-licensure BSN degree at any of our campus locations.

Learn more on our Scholarships page.

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Campus Life

Fostering Learning and Student Growth

Many Ways to Be Involved

Chamberlain Student Nurses Association

Student Nurses' Association (SNA)

Chamberlain Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA)

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SALUTE

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Committee of Achievement, Learning and Mentoring (C.A.L.M)

Chamberlain HonorSociety

Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Rho

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American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

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

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Join a Proudly Accredited Institution

View our Accreditations, State Authorizations and more

Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional 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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We want you to achieve academic success, while also maintaining a sense of well-being while earning your degree. That’s why we strive to provide students with the same extraordinary care and support nurses provide to patients.

Addison Campus FAQ

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.

How does Chamberlain help prepare students for the NCLEX®?

Chamberlain has partnered with ATI Nursing Education to meet our students’ needs through tools and resources that support a variety of learning styles. Whether it’s through videos, reading materials or their best-in-class learning solutions, ATI’s learning resources are there to support understanding, critical thinking and content mastery. And if you need extra help, tutorials, assessments and simulations are available and easy to access.

What if I already have a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field?

Chamberlain accepts qualifying transfer credits, to see if you are eligible, request more information to work with an admissions representative. With a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can find out which qualifying transfer credits from your first degree can help you earn your BSN even faster. Plus, our admissions representatives can work with you to see if you’re eligible for financial aid.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, there are a variety of scholarship options available for our Addison campus students. Explore undergraduate and external scholarship opportunities or request more information to learn what financial aid options are available. Financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans, scholarships, grants and work-study to those who qualify.

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

The Addison 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. 

Are there tutoring services available?

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Addison campus offers workshops, study materials and appointments with tutors and academic support.

What is the admission criteria?

Prospective nursing students begin the admission process by first completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission criteria are fulfilled, prospective students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location.

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