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Nursing School in Chicago, Illinois

Evening and Weekend Option available at our Chicago Campus


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A Hands-On BSN Program in Chicago

At Chamberlain Chicago, you gain hands-on experience in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting. This allows nursing students to work alongside faculty, mentors, classmates, and registered nurses as they develop skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features aspects of simulated care, giving you the opportunity to practice 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 hone your nursing practice in a safe health care setting before transitioning to real-life patients in the clinicals portion of the curriculum.

 

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What do you like best about Chamberlain Chicago?

"The professors are very helpful. They're always willing to help no matter what. They really care about our education and the quality of education. I also love that the Chicago campus has numerous resources that include teaching specialists and our skills lab to help better our understanding."

Sandra L.

‘21 BSN student, Chicago campus

The BSN Your Way

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

Traditional daytime classes are available to complete the BSN coursework at Chamberlain Chicago, but students with daytime work or family commitments may take advantage of the evening/weekend option. This option allows you to complete your nursing degree when your schedule permits—and you can still get your BSN in just three years. With the evening/ weekend option, you learn outside the typical classroom schedule, but you receive the same level of support and resources as traditional daytime students. You take the same classes and complete the same total number of credit hours, but you have access to weekend clinicals, an evening nursing program and other options.

  • 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

  • Weekend and night classes for nursing provide flexibility in managing work and personal life

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Request information or call 877.751.5783 to learn more about the evening/weekend option.

BSN Degree Program—Evening/Weekend Option FAQs

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

The Chicago BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option is designed to meet the needs of individuals who require an alternative schedule. Night and weekend nursing school students complete courses outside the typical classroom schedule while still receiving the same level of support and resources as traditional weekday students.

Whichever path you take at the Chamberlain Chicago campus, your advantages include:

  • A Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited BSN degree program
  • Nursing courses during your first year
  • No wait lists or prerequisites
  • Intimate class sizes
  • One-on-one attention and support throughout the academic journey
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 Chicago 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 Chicago, IL 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 ChicagoBachelor 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. 

Weekend and night nursing courses are reserved for students enrolled in a Chicagoevening/ weekend cohort. Students in evening/ weekend cohorts are limited to those classes only and are not allowed to take daytime, weekday classes.

 

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Chicago Campus Contact Information

Address
2718 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
773.961.3000 

Toll Free: 888.556.8CCN (8226)

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain help prepare students for the NCLEX®?

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

Are there tutoring services available?

We know that nursing school is exciting, but it is also quite challenging. As you explore BSN programs in Chicago, consider what support resources will be available to you. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Chicago campus offers workshops, study materials, and appointments with professional nurse and peer tutors, academic support, and much more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is intended to facilitate students’ abilities to learn and apply the fundamentals of nursing. The focus is on conceptual learning, so that students can apply learned concepts into patient care.

Students gain hands-on experience in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting. This allows nursing students to work alongside faculty, mentors, classmates and registered nurses as they develop skills in direct patient-care nursing.

Our Chicago, 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

Already Have a Bachelor’s Degree?

Transfer college credits to our BSN degree program in Chicago, Illinois

If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, or simply have some college credits, we will help you find the best way to transfer relevant credits and get a head start on your BSN degree at Chamberlain Chicago. And your previous major does not matter—there are no prerequisites for our nursing program. View the BSN admission requirements.

LPNs & LVNs

For those of you who are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you have a head start on your BSN degree at Chamberlain Chicago.

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

High School Graduates

You can go to Chamberlain Chicago after your high school graduation—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

Join an inclusive Nursing Student Community

Get involved and give back at Chamberlain Chicago

You’ll find a number of ways to connect with other students at our nursing program in Chicago, including through student groups, volunteer events, social activities, study groups, and much more.

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Community Outreach

You will have the opportunity to help Chicago and other Chicago area communities as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond Illinois, 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.

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Chicago Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the Chicago campus offers Student Government Association (SGA) and Mentors Achieving Positive Success (M.A.P.S).

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

Accreditation? Check!

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Chicago

Are you looking for accredited nursing schools in Illinois? 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 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.

Chicago Campus FAQs

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

When considering nursing programs in Chicago, you might wonder if you can transfer credits from previous coursework. Chamberlain welcomes transfer students to our 3-Year BSN program, we will perform a credit evaluation to help you understand which credits can transfer.

With an associate's 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 are eligible for financial aid. Request more information to get started.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, there are a variety of scholarship options available for student nurses at our Chicago campus. Explore undergraduate and external scholarship opportunities or request more information to learn what financial aid options are available.

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

The Chicago 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 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, location, and class cycle.

We accept applicants with a wide range of GPAs and HESI Admission Assessment (A2) scores. We use a holistic approach to best evaluate each individual applicant. Chamberlain’s standard 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.

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