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Chamberlain University

Practice Ready.

Specialty Focused.™

Discover Your Speciality

Answer your calling as a nurse and find your area of practice.

Chamberlain University’s Practice Ready. Specialty Focused.™ program offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students a unique opportunity to select an area of practice and receive specialty-focused training and clinical experience in that field.

As a Chamberlain nursing student, you can participate in this program at no additional cost, gaining valuable skills and knowledge to prepare you for future success.

Practice Ready. Specialty Focused.™ Basics

For senior-level, pre-licensure BSN students

Digital badge earned upon module completion

16-week online introductory specialty course

8-week clinical experience (96 clinical hours required for completion)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DaVIta®?

DaVita is one of the largest providers of kidney care services in the U.S. DaVita has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for over 20 years.

What is BrightStar Care®

BrightStar Care® is a leading nationwide in-home care and medical staffing company with over 380 locations across 39 states.

What is the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)?

AORN is a global association of over 41,000 registered nurses who actively engage in aspects of perioperative nursing, including management, teaching, practice, research and education.

How much does the Practice Ready. Specialty Focused.™ program cost?

Chamberlain BSN students can take all introductory specialty courses at no extra cost. The 96-hour nursing practicum happens during the two-credit NR446 clinical experience. 

Who is eligible for this program?

To be eligible for the program, Chamberlain BSN students must be between 18 and 65 years old, have a schedule that matches the program’s timing, and be in good academic standing, which means they have no academic warnings and a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Do I gain academic credit from Chamberlain University for this program?

The program does not grant academic credit but will be included in your Chamberlain ACHIEVE co-curricular transcript.

What is the digital badge and how can I use it?

Showcase your additional skills to prospective employers by featuring your Practice Ready. Specialty Focused.™ digital badge to your resume or CV. You can also upload this badge to sites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor.