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3-Year BSN in Columbus, OH

95% First Time NCLEX Pass Rate*


 

Prepare for Your Nursing Career at Our Nursing Program in Columbus, Ohio

At our Columbus campus, you can take the first steps towards your nursing career with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. 

There are no prerequisites for our BSN degree program, and it is designed to be finished in three years of full-time study – giving you the opportunity to earn your degree faster than through a traditional four-year nursing program.

Get started now – classes start October 25

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Columbus, Ohio, Nursing Program: A Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain Columbus, you gain hands-on experience in our SIMCARE CENTER™ and at our on-site clinical setting. You will work with classmates, faculty, mentors, and seasoned registered nurses as you learn skills in direct patient-care nursing. The SIMCARE CENTER™ features various aspects of simulated care, giving you the chance to practice fundamental nursing skills on high-tech patient manikins. Patient simulators have bodily functions and vital signs, and they show a multitude of symptoms. You can practice your nursing skills in a safe health care setting before moving on to real-life patients in the clinicals portion of the Chamberlain curriculum

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Ask a Student

How was your nursing job search after Chamberlain? 

“I interviewed for three jobs, and I was offered three positions. Each interviewer told me specifically that they have had really good experiences with Chamberlain-prepared graduates. It's important to know that your degree is respected in your community.”

Meris

‘21 BSN student, Columbus Campus

Columbus Campus at a Glance

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Columbus Campus Contact Information

Address
4111 Worth Ave
Columbus, OH 43219

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Student Support FAQs

How does Chamberlain help prepare students for the NCLEX®?

As an aspiring nurse in our Columbus, Ohio, nursing program, 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.

Are there tutoring services available?

As you explore nursing schools in Columbus, Ohio, consider what support resources will be available to you. The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Columbus campus offers workshops, study materials, and appointments with tutors, academic support and much more.

Will I get hands-on experience?

 

Chamberlain University College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is intended to develop your ability to learn and utilize fundamental knowledge of nursing. The emphasis is on conceptual learning, while also giving you the skills to transform theory into practice.

Hands-on participation in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and on-site clinical locations allows you to operate side-by-side with faculty, mentors, peers, and experienced professional nurses as you improve your patient-care nursing skills.

Our nursing program in Columbus, Ohio consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major. For Ohio students who were enrolled prior to May 2016, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program consists of 129 credit hours, with 60 credit hours in general education and 69 credit hours in nursing.

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 (PDF)

 

Already Have a Bachelor’s Degree?

Transfer college credits to our BSN degree program in Columbus, Ohio

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 Columbus. And your previous major does not matter—there are no prerequisites for our nursing program. View the BSN admission requirements.

LPNs & LVNs

Your experience as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) can help speed you on your way to a BSN degree. 

  • A licensed LPN or LVN may earn the 3-year BSN degree at Columbus with up to nine proficiency credits—and after passing skills validation tests and proficiency exams.
High School Graduates

You can enter Chamberlain Columbus directly from high school graduation—or after the General Educational Development (GED®) test . Requirements include:

  • Proof of high school graduation 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 - Student Groups

Get involved and give back at our Columbus, Ohio nursing school

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

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Community Outreach

You’ll always have the opportunity to give back to the Columbus community as a nursing student at Chamberlain - and our outreach goes far beyond Ohio, too. In the Global Health Education Program, you can practice clinical nursing skills in different locations around the world and earn community health course credits.

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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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Columbus Campus Clubs and Organizations

Join a club or student organization, the Columbus campus offers the Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA),  Oncology Nursing Student Interest Group (ONSIG), and Rotaract. 

We really have this very diverse group at the Columbus campus, and it’s wonderful in class discussions to see a lot of different perspectives.
Meris

'21 BSN Graduate, Columbus campus

Accreditation? Check

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Columbus, Ohio

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 Ohio Nursing Schools - Ohio Approvals

Chamberlain holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 614.466.6000.

Chamberlain holds approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, from the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43215-3947, 614.466.3947.

1For Ohio students who were enrolled prior to May 2016, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program consists of 129 credit hours, with 60 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 69 credit hours in nursing and has a total program cost of $90,920.

Columbus 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.

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

As you explore RN programs in Columbus, Ohio, you might be wondering if you can transfer coursework previously completed. 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 Columbus 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 Columbus BSN program?

The Columbus 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 and location.

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