Take the First Step Towards Your Healthcare Calling in our Nursing Program in Chicago
Skip the waitlist—and the prerequisites. Get started at our accredited Chicago nursing school and accelerate earning your BSN degree in as few as three years—a year faster than most bachelor nursing programs.
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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 prioritized
- 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
- Combination of online and in person coursework and student activities
Request information or call 877.751.5783 to learn more about the evening/weekend option.
BSN Degree Program—Evening/Weekend Option FAQs
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
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.
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.
Chicago Campus Contact Information
2718 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
Toll Free: 888.556.8CCN (8226)
Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Student Support FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 https://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
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.
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.
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.