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Nursing School in Houston, Texas

Evening and Weekend Option available at our Houston Campus

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Houston, Texas, Nursing Program: A Hands-On BSN

At Chamberlain Houston, 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 were the clinical instructors at Chamberlain Houston?  

"Every clinical instructor brought something to the table and got you thinking in a different way. That’s what a great clinical instructor does— moves your thinking."

Jesse S.

Chamberlain Houston Alum

A Nursing School Schedule for Your Life

Choose a traditional or evening/weekend program at our Houston nursing school

The needs of nursing students aren’t one-size-fits-all and neither is our BSN program in Houston. If your schedule can’t accommodate a full-time weekday program, you may want to consider our Evening/Weekend Option. 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
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Request information or call 877.751.5783 to learn more about the evening/weekend option.

BSN Degree Program—Evening/Weekend Option FAQs

Does the Evening/Weekend Option have the same benefits as the traditional BSN option?

The Houston BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option is designed to meet the needs of individuals who require an alternative schedule. Night and weekend nursing school students complete courses outside the typical classroom schedule while still receiving the same level of support and resources as traditional weekday students.

Whichever path you take at the Chamberlain Houston campus, your advantages include:

  • Nursing courses during your first year
  • No wait lists or prerequisites
  • Intimate class sizes
  • One-on-one attention and support throughout the academic journey
Can I switch from the tradition BSN degree program to the evening/weekend option?

Weekend and night nursing program courses are limited to students enrolled in a Houston evening/weekend cohort. Students in evening/weekend cohorts are limited to enrolling in courses during the evening/weekend only.

How many credit hours are required for the Houston BSN degree program—Evening/Weekend option?

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. The Houston Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree 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. 

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Houston Campus Contact Information

Address
11025 Equity Drive
Houston, TX 77041

Toll Free 877.751.5783

Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Student Support FAQs

How 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.

Are there tutoring services available?

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) at the Houston campus offers workshops, study materials and appointments with tutors and academic support. As you explore nursing programs in Texas, be sure to explore the support each campus provides to ensure your academic success.

Will I get hands-on experience?

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 general education and 66 credit hours in the nursing major.

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

Enroll Straight from High School -or Transfer In

No prerequisites needed for our nursing school in Houston

Whether you’re coming straight from high school, already have a bachelor’s degree or have picked up some college credits along the way, we’ll help you find the best path to earn your nursing degree. 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 or licensed vocational nurse can help you earn your nursing degree more quickly. 

  • If you hold LPN or LVN licensure, you can earn the 3-year BSN degree with up to 9 proficiency credits, after passing skills validation tests and proficiency exams.
High School Graduates

You can go to Chamberlain Houston after your high school graduation—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

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Get involved on the Houston campus

You can connect with other students at Chamberlain Houston 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 Houston and other Houston area communities as a nursing student at Chamberlain—and our outreach goes far beyond Texas, 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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Houston Campus Clubs and Organizations

The Houston Student Nurses' Association (SNA) provides educational resources, leadership opportunities and career guidance. It's goal is to support the professional development of future nurses and cultivate a friendly and interactive atmosphere among students.

My cohort was very diverse, which was nice because everyone brought something different to the table, especially when you're doing group work. We had different cultures. We had veterans. We had younger students, and we had people who are in their second career
Jesse S.

Houston campus graduate

Accredited? Absolutely!

Learn more about our accredited nursing school in Houston, Texas

Are you looking for accredited nursing schools in Texas? Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional 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 Texas - Approvals

Chamberlain is authorized at the Houston campus to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6101. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program in Houston by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701, 512.305.7400.

Houston 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?

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 nursing program in Houston. 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.

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 Houston, Texas.