Accreditation and Approvals

Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ncahlc.org. HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, the Master of Science in Nursing degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE,One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.

Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.

Program/program option availability varies by state/location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of publication. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. For the most updated approvals by state information, visit chamberlain.edu/stateapprovals. Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo.

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Questions About Accreditation?

Contact Dr. Ruth Waibel
Sr. Director, Accreditation and Professional Regulations
rwaibel@chamberlain.edu


State Approvals

Alabama
State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice. www.abn.alabama.gov

Arizona
Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1400 West Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.542.5709. Chamberlain has a certificate to operate its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 4747 N. 7th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.771.7800.

Florida
Chamberlain is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free number 888.224.6684. Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program holds full approval by the Florida Board of Nursing; 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850.245.4125.

Georgia
Chamberlain is authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084, 770.414.3300. Chamberlain has received initial approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858, 478.207.2440.

Illinois
Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL 62701-1404, 217.782.2551. Chamberlain has received program approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s Board of Nursing, James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, 312.814.2715.

Indiana
Chamberlain is  authorized  by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984, 317.464.4400, extension 138. Chamberlain has received initial accreditation to operate its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Indiana State Board of Nursing, 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317.234.2043.

Iowa
Chamberlain College of Nursing is registered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, 430 E. Grand Ave., 3rd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50309 to offer distance education programs to Iowa residents. Iowa students who have questions about the College may contact: Iowa College Student Aid Commission, 877.272.4456, option 4.

Louisiana
Chamberlain College of Nursing is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland
Chamberlain College of Nursing is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Michigan

Chamberlain College of Nursing is approved as a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program in the State of Michigan effective June 4, 2014 by the Michigan Board of Nursing under the laws of the State of Michigan Department of Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Health Care Services/Health Professions Division, 611 W. Ottawa Street Lansing, Michigan 48909, www.michigan.gov, 517.335.0918. Chamberlain College of Nursing is authorized to operate and grant degrees in the state of Michigan under the laws of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, CSCL/Licensing Division, P.O. Box 30018, Lansing, Michigan 48909, 517.241.9288.

Minnesota
Chamberlain College of Nursing is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108, 800.657.3866)    pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Missouri
Chamberlain is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson St., PO Box 1469, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, 573.751.2361. The St. Louis campus has full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, 3605 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656, 573.751.0681, to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

Nevada*

Chamberlain College of Nursing is licensed to operate in the state of Nevada by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 8778 S. Maryland Pkwy., Ste. 115, Las Vegas 89123, 702.486.7330. * A limited number of courses may be offered at the DeVry University Henderson campus at 2490 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Ste. 150, Henderson, NV 89074. NOTE: The state of Nevada requires students to meet its requirement for study of the Nevada and U.S. constitutions. POLI-332 course fulfills this requirement. The Nevada State Board of Nursing (4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702.486.5800) has granted Chamberlain College of Nursing provisional approval to begin the pre-licensure BSN Program at its Las Vegas campus.

Ohio
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. Both campuses hold approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program (the Columbus campus also holds approval for the Associate Degree in Nursing program), from the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-7410, 614.466.3947.

South Carolina
Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201, 803.737.2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Texas
Chamberlain is authorized to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512.427.6101 and is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701, 512.305.7400.

Virginia
Chamberlain College of Nursing is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing has full approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.

Washington
Chamberlain College of Nursing is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Chamberlain College of Nursing to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

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