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3-Year BSN in Chicago, IL

Evening and Weekend Option available at our Chicago Campus


Pursue Your Career with our Nursing Program in Chicago, Illinois

At our Chicago campus, you can take the first steps toward your nursing career with the CCNE accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. We have temporarily moved our BSN degree program to an online learning platform, with only clinical rotations, return demonstrations, skills lab, simulation and fingerprinting being performed on-site.

Our BSN program does not have prerequisite requirements and you can complete the curriculum in three years of full-time, year-round enrollment. This schedule gives you the opportunity to earn your nursing degree faster than at a traditional four-year institution. If you recently graduated from high-school or are eager to change professions, we encourage you to learn more about our program.

Get started now – classes start August 30

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

The Chamberlain Chicago campus offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Program Evening/Weekend option for Chicago-campus students. Night nursing school 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.

  • 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

*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.

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

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Chicago Campus Relocation – July 2021

Chamberlain’s Chicago campus will be relocating* to a newly remodeled, larger campus. The current campus is located at 3300 N. Campbell Ave. and will remain open until the new campus is fully operational in July 2021. Within one mile of our current campus, the new location will be at 2718 West Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618 and will include an enhanced learning environment with a number of conveniences, including:

  • Free parking, easy access by public transportation via two CTA train lines (Brown and Blue) and three CTA bus routes

  • Meal and vending options

  • Newly renovated building and classroom space, spacious student commons and study area

*Chamberlain University intends to move the Chicago, Illinois branch campus to another location in Chicago, Illinois pending approvals from all state, regional and national regulatory authorization agencies. Applications received to begin sessions in 2020 will be held at the current Chicago campus and then relocated to the new campus starting in the July 2021 session.

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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The CAS provided lifelong learning tools and instilled an extraordinary confidence in me that I will carry into my nursing career for years to come.
Melissa Ortega

BSN Student, Chicago Campus

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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Fostering Learning and Student Growth

Many Ways to Be Involved

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Student Nurses' Association (SNA)

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

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Student Government Association (SGA)

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

Are you looking for accredited nursing schools in Illinois? 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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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.

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Working with ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) Nursing Education, the nation's preeminent e-learning provider, Chamberlain aims to meet our students’ needs through tools and resources that support a variety of learning styles, including videos, reading materials, tutorials, assessments and simulations. Our resources are easily accessible and designed to support your understanding, critical thinking and content mastery.

Chicago Campus FAQs

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. As you explore RN programs in Chicago, consider the advantages of hands-on experience before you ever step into a clinical site.

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?

As you're considering RN programs in Chicago, you may wonder what opportunity there is to transfer credits from past coursework. 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 BSN program in Chicago. 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 BSN program in Chicago?

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. 

Are there tutoring services available?

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Chicago 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 Chicago, Illinois.