RN-BSN to MSN
Online
Option

Classes Begin January 2nd

Program Overview

For RNs looking to advance their education and careers, We offer an RN-BSN to MSN Online Option. Registered Nurses can earn a BSN and MSN together, making it more cost and time effective than earning them separately.

In the RN-BSN to MSN Online Option, eligible RN students completing their BSN degree at Chamberlain may apply for admission to the MSN degree program prior to completing their BSN degree. Students are able to complete their BSN degree while enrolled in the MSN program, by taking selected MSN courses in place of two required BSN nursing courses. The MSN courses offer a more focused, higher level of content than the corresponding BSN courses. There are group-specific tuition rates for healthcare partners and military students.

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Curriculum

What will I learn?

You'll begin with the RN to BSN curriculum then, as you move into the MSN curriculum you will choose between one of five specialty tracks: Educator, Executive, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Policy or Informatics. At the end of the program you will have earned both a BSN and MSN.

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Customized Curriculum Plan

You can be full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule. All post-licensure courses are offered every 8 weeks.

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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning activities enhance the curriculum as you apply knowledge in the classroom and in your current role.

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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.

One-on-one Support

Can I do this?

RN-BSN to MSN Course and Resource FAQs

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Classes begin every 8 weeks.

Admissions representatives can answer your questions, tell you more about financial aid and scholarships, and discuss with you how this option might fit into your life. Request more information or call 877.751.5783.

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Admissions

How do I get in?

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Chamberlain College of Nursing looks for candidates with the following qualifications for admission to the RN-BSN to MSN Option:

  • A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.*
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN. Before entering any clinical/practicum courses, students must provide proof of current, active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state where the student will conduct the clinical(s). Students who fail to maintain an active, unrestricted license throughout their clinical/practicum courses do not meet the clinical/practicum requirements and cannot progress. Students are expected to maintain RN licensure throughout the entire program of study as a professional best-practice.
  • CGPA of 3.0 or greater in RN to BSN coursework (minimum of 23 credit hours of coursework must be taken at Chamberlain, excluding NR-447 and NR-451).**
  • Completion of all liberal arts and sciences courses for the BSN degree.

Licensure Requirements: Chamberlain is committed to preparing graduates for professional nursing practice. To achieve this goal, students in the RN to BSN option must maintain a current, active license to practice nursing in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). All students must maintain licensure throughout the program of study. Failure to do so will result in a dismissal from the College.

Our admission representatives are available to answer your questions about admission requirements and walk you through the application process. Call 877.751.578 to speak to a representative or request more information.

* Degrees obtained from non-U.S. schools will be considered based on evaluation of transcripts by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) approved evaluating agency.
** For the 129 curriculum, minimum of 25 credit hours of coursework must be taken at Chamberlain, excluding NR-447 and NR-451.

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

RN-BSN to MSN Option Costs

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 for an estimate of federal and institutional aid. 

RN-BSN to MSN Total Costs1 – Effective November 2016
 RN-BSN Option  $28,960
 RN-BSN to MSN online option (undergraduate portion)  $24,455
 RN-BSN to MSN online option (graduate portion, Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy & Informatics Specialty Tracks)  $22,950
 RN-BSN to MSN online option (graduate portion, Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track)  $33,600
 MSN Program (Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy & Informatics Specialty Tracks)  $26,610
 MSN Program (Family Nurse Pratitioner Specialty Track)  $38,160

Financial Aid Options

Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. Check to see if you qualify for a group-specific tuition rate because of your association with one of our healthcare partners.


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Accreditation

Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals

**The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program (includes the RN to BSN Degree Completion Option) at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org).

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* The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791).

At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries for the RN-BSN to MSN Online Option from the state of Washington or the territory of Puerto Rico.

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Accreditation & Approvals by State

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