Chamberlain University has a 130-year history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.
Whether you're an aspiring nurse looking to launch a rewarding career, a nursing professional looking to advance your career, or a professional looking to impact public health, Chamberlain offers the degree programs, options and resources to help you succeed.
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Chamberlain is committed to providing quality and accessible nursing education. Our team is with you every step of the way, providing the information you need to make the decisions that best serve you.
3-Year BSN in Columbus, OH
97% First Time NCLEX Pass Rate*
Accredited nursing school in Ohio
At our Columbus campus, you can take the first steps towards your nursing career with the CCNE accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Our BSN program has no prerequisites and is designed to be completed in three years of year-round study – giving you the opportunity to earn your degree faster than at a traditional four-year institution.
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Chamberlain College of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program enables students to earn their BSN degree in as few as three years of year-round study instead of the typical four years with summers off, allowing students to enter the workforce sooner than their peers at other higher education institutions.
*For the calendar year ending 2018, the Chamberlain Columbus Campus average NCLEX first –time pass rate for BSN graduates was 97.62%.
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Columbus State Community College (CSCC) students can reference the CSCC transfer guide (PDF).
Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum is designed to advance students’ ability to retain and apply essential knowledge. The focus is on conceptual learning, giving students the skills to translate theory into practice.
Hands-on experience in both the Chamberlain SIMCARE CENTER™ and the on-site clinical setting allow nursing students to work side-by-side with faculty, mentors, peers, and experienced professional nurses as they refine their direct patient-care nursing skills.
The BSN degree program consists of a minimum of 122 credit hours: 56 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences and 66 credit hours in nursing. 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.1
BSN Degree Program Curriculum Plan (PDF)
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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.
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At Chamberlain, we’ll do everything we can to help you earn your nursing degree and focus on your career.
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Fostering Learning and Student Growth
Patient simulators react much like a live patient would— they have vital signs, they voice discomfort, and can blink, sweat or bleed. From privacy curtain areas to scrub sinks to hospital beds, Chamberlain’s SIMCARE CENTER™ facilities closely replicate hospital and clinical settings.
Students are able to gain a deeper understanding of cultural and economic differences through their real-world experiences and the project can be done in place of the required community and multiculturalism health courses by participating in the Global Health Education Program.
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.
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 in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
Accredited Ohio Nursing Schools - Ohio Approvals
Chamberlain holds a certificate of authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents, University System of Ohio, 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.