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3-Year BSN in Tinley Park, IL

Classes start July 5th


Answer Your Healthcare Calling at our Nursing Schoolin Tinley Park, IL—Just Southwest of Chicago

At our Tinley Park 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 nursing program in the Chicago area and earn your BSN degree in as few as three years—a year faster than most bachelor nursing programs.

Get started now – classes start July 5

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Nursing School in Tinley Park, IL: A Hands-On BSN Program

At Chamberlain’s nursing program in the Chicago area, you will get hands-on experience in the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ as well as in our on-site clinical training. You will work alongside classmates, faculty, mentors, and experienced registered nurses as you sharpen your skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features various aspects of simulated care, allowing you to practice basic nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have many bodily functions and vital signs, and they reveal a variety of symptoms. You can hone your nursing skills in a safe health care setting before moving on to real-life patients in the clinicals portion of the curriculum.

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Ask a Student

How was SIMCARE hands-on training at Chamberlain Tinley Park?

"Now that I've been a nurse for over a year, I know that the only way you're going to learn is if you go through it and experience it. In the SIMCARE Center, if you make mistakes, it’s not the end of the world—it’s a learning experience."

Marjorie T.

BSN alum, Tinley Park campus

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Tinley Park Campus Contact Information

Address
18624 West Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Toll Free 877.751.5783

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

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain help prepare nursing students for the NCLEX®?

As an RN student in our Tinley Park nursing program, you have all the support, resources, and tools that you need to prepare for the NCLEX®. Assessments, extra help, simulations, and tutorials are easily accessible, available, and effective. Passing the NCLEX®is one of the final steps before becoming a registered nurse.

Are tutoring services available?

The BSN program in Tinley Park, Illinois, has individually-tailored tutoring and academic support services for all students. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Tinley Park campus offers academic support, personal time with tutors, extra study materials, workshops, and more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

Hands-on nursing experience is gained in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and on-site clinical settings, giving students the chance to work side-by-side with faculty, peers and experienced professional nurses while refining their direct patient-care nursing skills.

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

Entry-Level and Transfer Students

Start after high school or transfer college credits at our BSN program in Tinley Park, Illinois

You can go to Chamberlain Tinley Park after you graduate from high school—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.

View admission requirements here. 

LPNs & LVNs

If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), then you have a jump start on your BSN degree at Chamberlain Tinley Park.

  • A licensed LPN or LVN can get a 3-year BSN degree at Tinley Park, Illinois, with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing proficiency and skills validation tests.
High School Graduates

If you have an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, or if you just have some college experience, Chamberlain Tinley Park will help you transfer relevant credits to get a head start on your BSN degree.

  • Your previous studies may help you in some nursing classes at Tinley Park, but there are no prerequisites for our BSN program.

Get involved -Student groups

Learn and enjoy your time with others while also giving back

You can connect with other students at Chamberlain Tinley Park 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 Tinley Park 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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Tinley Park Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the Tinley Park campus offers the Student Nurses' Association (SNA), Student Government Association (SGA), Committee of Achievement, Learning and Mentoring (C.A.L.M) and the Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Rho.

I liked how all walks of life went to the Tinley Park campus. We were all different but we had the same motivation—passing nursing school, earning that degree, and passing the NCLEX the first time.
Marjorie T.

Tinley Park campus graduate

Accreditation? Yes!

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Tinley Park, Illinois, near Chicago

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 Programs Near Chicago - Illinois Approvals

Are you looking for accredited BSN programs 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. 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. Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online complaint system http://complaints.ibhe.org/ or by mail to 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377.

Tinley Park Campus FAQ

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

At the registered nursing program at Chamberlain Tinley Park, you can transfer relevant credits from other coursework—regardless of the field of study. Our Tinley Park, Illinois, campus welcomes transfer students from all across the country and may give them a boost on their BSN degree. Request more information to get started. 

What scholarships are available?

Our student nurses at Chamberlain Tinley Park have many scholarship opportunities. Request more information to learn which financial aid options fit you best.

How many credit hours are needed to graduate from the Tinley Park, Illinois, BSN program?

The Tinley Park 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 do I apply to go to Chamberlain Tinley Park?

Prospective Tinley Park RN students apply by completing an application and then interviewing with a Chamberlain Tinley Park admissions representative. When all admission criteria are met, students are told in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and cycle. Learn more about Chamberlain University’s bachelor nursing program in Tinley Park, Illinois.