RNs: Complete Your BSN Online

RNs: Complete Your BSN Online

Are you a registered nurse?


Online BSN Nursing Program, Nursing RN to BSN

RN to BSN Program Option

Advance your degree in as few as 3 semesters

If you are a registered nurse with an active RN license looking to earn your BSN, Chamberlain's RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option can help prepare you for the next step in your career. 

Customize Your RN to BSN Curriculum

Learn at Your Pace: Full- or Part-Time, Fast or Slow

Though Chamberlain has the largest nursing school in the U.S., our approach is anything but one-size-fits-all. We offer a flexible RN to BSN program option designed by RNs, for RNs. Our admission representatives can help tailor a personalized learning experience for you that includes:

100% online coursework

Courses are completed according to your schedule, as there are no mandatory login times. Students have access to the Chamberlain online library, IT Helpdesk, tutoring services and career services

Direct Care Experiential Learning

Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role. You’ll expand your scope through implementing theoretical concepts in different care settings

No Courses Required Prior to Enrollment

All that's required is a current RN license approved by your state and you get 77 proficiency credits before you even begin

Caring Faculty

Responsive faculty respond to you within 24 hours on weekdays & 48 hours on weekends

Customized Curriculum Plan

Students can elect to attend full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. RN to BSN courses are offered every 8 weeks

Receive 87 Proficiency Credits

RN-BSN students entering in the 2016/17 school year received an average of 87 credit hours between CCAP, transfer and proficiency credit

RN to BSN Curriculum FAQs

How often are courses offered?

Every course listed as part of the RN to BSN option is offered each session.

Why do I have to take liberal arts and sciences courses?

Liberal arts and sciences courses are a part of any bachelor’s degree program. They are meant to broaden and deepen your learning experience which will in turn enhance your professional practice as a nurse.

What are the class sizes?

Chamberlain faculty-to-student ratios average 1:25 (or less) in the classroom.

Do I have to complete a clinical?

Practice experiences are woven throughout the courses and can often be accomplished on the job, at your workplace. This means you will have professional clinical experiences, but will not experience clinical rotations like you did when you went to school to become a nurse. Students who reside in the state of Tennessee will experience a more traditional clinical experience as part of their Community Health Nursing course.

What are proficiency credits?

Proficiency credits are a block of credits that encompass your diploma or associate degree in nursing and your professional experience as an RN. Upon acceptance into the RN to BSN option you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your nursing experience before you even begin the program and still have the option of transferring in additional coursework.

To learn more about proficiency credits, call an admission representative at 877.751.5783 or request more information.

I’ve never taken an online course before and I’m a little nervous. How do I prepare myself for online learning?

Chamberlain has several resources that can help you become acclimated to the online classroom. Once you apply you will have access to Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies, which provides information on time management, scholarly writing, using the library and more. You can also ask your admissions representative for a personal tour of the online environment in which you will be taking classes or you can view the Online Classroom Demonstration Video Series to learn about what you can expect when you log into your class.

We are dedicated to supporting you throughout your educational journey. To further support your success, a Student Online Readiness Assessment is designed to help assess the skills needed for success in online courses. You will see the assessment listed as a task in the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) course.


How do I get in?

Tuition & Expenses

Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator or an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 


Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

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, (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.

See accreditation and state authorization information or view a full list of program approvals by state.


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How Does Chamberlain Measure Up?


Chamberlain College of Nursing was named a Center of Excellence™ in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing for promoting the pedagogical expertise of faculty.

Quality Matters certification

Chamberlain is the only RN to BSN option with the nationally recognized Quality Matters certification mark having received the Online Teaching Support and Online Learning Support certification.