RN to BSN Transfer Guide

CCAP, Transfer and Proficiency Credits

RN to BSN Transfer Guide

CCAP, Transfer and Proficiency Credits

What You Need to Know

As an RN, we know you’re coming to Chamberlain with valuable credits from your previous experiences. To maximize on your experiences and education, we are committed to making the transfer process seamless for you.

RN to BSN Option Full Curriculum: 122 credit hours 

  • As an RN with an associate degree or diploma in nursing, with a current, active RN license, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits for your previous educational experience* 
  • This leaves 45 credit hours remaining – and you can still transfer in additional qualifying credits. We know you’re coming to Chamberlain with valuable credits from your previous experiences.

The median RN-BSN student entering in the 2019/20 school year entered with 89 credit hours between CCAP, proficiency and transfer credit.

 

RN to BSN Option Transfer Credit Eligibility

Understanding CCAP/Proficiency Credits

  • Upon acceptance into the RN to BSN option, you will be awarded 77 proficiency credits through the Chamberlain College Articulation Programs (CCAP). This recognizes your nursing experience before you even begin the program and you still have the option of transferring in additional coursework based on your transfer credit evaluation

  • CCAP is comprised of:

    • 37 liberal arts and sciences credits
    • 40 nursing credits

Chamberlain’s RN to BSN option has a residency requirement of at least 30 credit hours. Based on your transcript evaluation, you may need to complete additional electives to meet this requirement

  • Don’t have official transcripts yet? That’s ok! Send us your unofficial transcripts and we will conduct a preliminary evaluation while we wait

  • Residency means completing at least 30 online credit hours with Chamberlain

Check out our curriculum grid for details on courses accepting qualifying transfer credit.

Nursing Courses
Transitions in Professional Nursing
(This course is not eligible for transfer credit)
RN Health Assessment
RN Information Systems in Healthcare
RN Evidence Based Practice
RN Collaborative Healthcare
RN Community Health Nursing OR
RN Community Health Nursing
RN Capstone Course
(This course is not eligible for transfer credit)
Non-Nursing Courses
Advanced English Composition
Political Science
Statistics for Decision Making
History Elective
Humanities Elective
Electives (2) 

How to Get Started

We are committed to providing you a seamless and enjoyable experience, and we understand your busy lifestyle and how important education is to you. Let’s begin the transfer evaluation process together today to get you one step closer to graduation!

Submit an Application

Applications can be submitted through our online application. To apply over the phone or get assistance with your online application, call us toll free at 877.751.5783.

Speak with Admissions

An Admissions Representative will send you a transcript request form. Once signed, we will request all official transcripts from accredited institutions on your behalf. 

Credit Evaluation

The Registrar will conduct the credit evaluation and we will follow up with you to discuss all the credits you will be able to transfer into the program. 

Register for Courses

With the help of your Student Support Advisor, you’ll register your courses and be ready for the upcoming session. Visit our Academic Catalog for additional information.

 

*Applicants may be required to demonstrate knowledge of general education concepts either through transcripted transfer credit or completion of a proficiency examination(s). Examination(s) must be successfully completed prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option. Applicants who do not take the proficiency examination(s) or who are not successful in demonstrating proficiency on the examination(s) are required to complete the equivalent course(s) prior to acceptance to the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option.