BSN Admission Requirements

Prospective students must complete an application and interview with a Chamberlain admission representative. When all admission requirements are fulfilled, applicants are notified in writing of their admission status to a specific Chamberlain program and location. Registration and orientation schedules are arranged by each location or online program.

3-Year BSN Admission Requirements:

  • A minimum high school cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.75 or a minimum GED score of 551.

  • A minimum college CGPA of 2.75. The college CPGA must include 24 or more credit hours, excluding developmental courses, from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). CGPA achieved in the last five years may take precedence over a prior CGPA. Failure to disclose attendance at other colleges is grounds for denial of admission or for dismissal.

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 21, minimum SAT critical reading and mathematics reasoning (CR-M) score of 990, or a minimum A2 Admission Assessment score of 75.

  • All applicants for pre-licensure programs are required to complete the A2 Admissions Assessment test prior to admission. A student may retake the A2 Admission Assessment test only once after a three-day waiting period and within 30 days of submitting the Application for Admission at no charge. (A retesting fee will be charged, or will apply, after 30 days from application.)

BSN-LPN Proficiency Process:

Chamberlain students or applicants with a LPN or LVN license have the opportunity to earn the 3-year BSN degree with up to 9 proficiency credits for qualifying students who pass skills validation tests and proficiency exams.

To be eligible to apply, students must be admitted to the BSN program and hold an unrestricted, active or in-active license, as a practical/vocational nurse from the US or a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) with no active discipline or restrictions on the license.

Students interested in this process should contact admissions or their student services advisor for more details.

For more detailed admission information, please see the Chamberlain Catalog (PDF) or speak with an admission representative at 877.751.5783.

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Classes start Sept. 1, 2014.