Earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as few as 3 semesters by enrolling in Chamberlain’s affordable, flexible, 100% online RN to BSN Degree Option.
RN to BSN Tuition Freeze until June 2014*
Classes Start July 8, 2013
Call Us: 877.751.5783
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Semesters: 3 Full-Time
Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 129 (62 liberal arts and sciences; 67 nursing).
Using an accelerated option of the 3-year BSN, professional nurses are provided an opportunity to expand their professional knowledge in the RN to BSN degree option.
Chamberlain’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree requires 129 credits for graduation. Registered nurses with current, active RN licensure in the U.S. or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) may be awarded up to 82 proficiency credit hours through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Articulation Plan (CCAP). This includes 37 liberal arts and sciences credits and 45 nursing credits. Contact an admissions advisor to discover how many of your credits will transfer and how many credits you’ll need to graduate with a BSN degree from Chamberlain. RN to BSN Option Courses
NR-351: Transitions in Professional Nursing
NR-305: Health Assessment
NR-361: RN Information Systems in Healthcare
NR-449: Evidence-Based Practice
NR-443: RN Community Health Nursing
NR-447: RN Collaborative Healthcare
NR-451: RN Capstone Course
Total Nursing Credits
Liberal Arts Courses
ENGL-147: Advanced Composition
MATH-114: Algebra for College Students*
MATH-221: Statistics for Decision-Making
SOCS-350: Cultural Diversity in the Professions
ECON-312: Principles of Economics
History Elective (see below for options)
Humanities Elective (see below for options)
Total Liberal Arts Credits
Maximum Credits for RN to BSN
* RN to BSN option students who have taken a college-level statistics course will not be required to take algebra. However, credit hours will not be awarded for algebra and the student is required to make up these hours with an elective course.
"I was looking for an education that could help advance my career. With the tools and knowledge I received at Chamberlain, I am back in a management position and am able to be more successful at my current job."
— Dianne, RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option Graduate. December 2011
Transfer Credit/Chamberlain College Articulation Program (CCAP)
82 proficiency credits
Registered nurses with a current, active RN license in the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN are awarded up to 82 proficiency credit hours through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Articulation Plan (CCAP). This includes 37 liberal arts and applied sciences credits and 45 nursing credits.
You may be entitled to transfer in additional credit hours. The best way to determine your course of study is to speak with an admissions advisor. They can provide access to a personal transcript analysis, and when you’re ready, act as your single point of contact as you apply to become a Chamberlain student. Your admissions advisor will even request your transcripts on your behalf and, if applicable, help you register for the first day of class. Click here to learn more about transferring to Chamberlain or call 877.751.5783 and speak to an admission advisor for a personal transcript analysis.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives
History Elective (Choose one)
HUMN-410: Contemporary History
HUMN-412: Post-1945 History
HUMN-415: Vietnam and 20th-Century Experience
HUMN-417: Emergence of the Modern Era
Humanities Elective (Choose one)
HUMN-303: Introduction to the Humanities
HUMN-421: Studies in Literature
HUMN-422: Film and Literature
HUMN-424: Science Fiction
HUMN-427: Studies in Poetry
HUMN-428: Dramatic Literature
HUMN-448: Comparative Religions
HUMN-450: 20th-Century Fine Arts
Please note that this does not meet the Board of Nursing requirements for practice in a public health setting in California and Minnesota.
Contact an admissions advisor to learn more about earning a BSN degree from Chamberlain.
At this time, Chamberlain College of Nursing cannot accept inquiries for the RN-BSN Degree Completion Option from the states of Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin or the territory of Puerto Rico.
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option Admission Requirements:
Contact an admissions advisor to learn more.
Chamberlain is committed to preparing graduates for professional nursing practice. To achieve this goal, students in the RN-BSN Online Degree Completion 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.
To be eligible for accelerated or online coursework, applicants must meet all general admission requirements. They must also own or have off-site regular access to a PC that meets location or program-based requirements, including Internet access, and must have a valid e-mail account, and provide the address to Chamberlain.
In addition, applicants may be required to interview with an academic administrator, or to attend a specialized orientation in advance of starting classes to ensure that the accelerated or online format is appropriate. Because technology changes rapidly, students should note that technology requirements may need to be upgraded during the course of their program.
Online classes are not only convenient and flexible; they also are easy to use. Test drive a Chamberlain online course and see for yourself! To view the online learning demo, simply login to the site at nursingonline.chamberlain.edu and enter the following generic user name and password:
User name: yolc
Chamberlain’s RN to BSN degree completion option has no clinical requirements. Please note that this does not meet the Board of Nursing requirements for practice in a public health setting in California and Minnesota.
Chamberlain provides all applicants with a full transcript evaluation in writing before they register for classes. Chamberlain's admissions advisors can help you understand exactly how many credits you’ll need in order to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. They’ll also request all official academic transcripts on your behalf and walk you through the entire admissions process. Contact an admissions advisor to learn more.
Chamberlain will not raise tuition before June 30, 2014. This means you could know the total cost of your education before you start taking classes. Contact an admissions advisor for a personal evaluation.
RN to BSN Tuition1 – Effective July 2012 and July 2013
Liberal Arts Courses (per credit hour)
For special military tuition rates, visit our Military Affairs page.
For alumni tuition rates, visit our Alumni Association benefits page.
Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses. To see if special tuition rates are available to employees at your institution, visit chamberlain.edu/healthcarepartners.
RN to BSN Fees1 – Effective July 2012
Application Fee (one-time)
Student Services Charge (per session)
Estimated Textbook & Equipment Expense (per session)
RN to BSN Fees1 – Effective July 2013
Books and Supplies
$200 per session
The one-time application fee is due at the time the application is submitted. Tuition and expenses are calculated each semester and are subject to change. Application for financial assistance does not negate the student’s responsibility to ensure that arrangements for full payment of tuition and fees are made before the first day of classes. A financial statement provided each session outlines the charges and the balance due.
Chamberlain's admission advisors can:
Contact an admissions advisor.
1. Program availability varies by state/location.
2. Application fee is waived for current Carrington College, Carrington College California, DeVry University students or alumni, Chamberlain alumni and qualified military personnel (active, retired, veteran, spouse of active duty).
Thank you for your interest in pursuing your nursing education at Chamberlain College of Nursing. For your convenience, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers three methods for submitting an application for admission. Please be sure to review the Instructions for Application prior to beginning your application process.
For your convenience, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers an online application for admission.
Call us toll free at 888.556.8CCN (8226) and apply over the phone. The Chamberlain admissions team will assist you in filing your application. We'll even request your transcripts for you.
Download our Application Form and complete on your own time. You can either mail in your application or send it to us by fax.
On-Time Completion Rate
61% of students who completed the BSN degree program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 graduated on-time (within the published length of the program).
Median Loan Debt
Graduates of this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 had a median loan debt and are obligated to repay:
$24,880 in federal student loan debt
$0 in private loan debt
$0 in institutional financing plan debt
Note: There were 3,769 graduates from this program during this reporting period.
Program Cost Information
The total cost for the 3-year BSN program is $85,301. The total cost for the RN-BSN degree completion option is $30,640. For more detailed information, download the Tuition, Fees & Expenses Cost Calculations (PDF). Program Cost Information - Effective July 2013
The total cost for the 3-year BSN program is $86,951. The total cost for the RN-BSN degree completion option is $29,890.For more detailed information, download the Tuition and Fees Grid Effective July 2013 (PDF).
Program Occupation Information The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code assigned to the 3-year BSN degree program and the RN-BSN degree completion option is 51.3801: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Associated Standard Occupational codes related to this CIP code, and detailed information about the occupations graduates of this program enter, can be found at these links:
29-1111 : Registered Nurses: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.00
11-9111 : Clinical Nurse Specialists: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11.9111.01
29-1111 : Acute Care Nurses: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.01
29-1111 : Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.02
29-1111 : Critical Care Nurse: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.03
To research additional careers of interest, you may want to visit these websites: O*NET (Click on “Find Occupations”) Occupational Outlook Handbook (Type in general term for career of interest)
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 six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program (which includes the RN to BSN option) and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program 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 by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 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 provisional approval from
the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515. Chamberlain College of Nursing is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Program availability varies by location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time
of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation. Comprehensive consumer information is available at
Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2012 Chamberlain College of
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Because the RN to BSN online completion option is only available to students who already have a Registered Nurse license, most state boards of nursing do not regulate the program. See specific information for your state by selecting your state and program of interest.
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