About Us

We are a single-purpose nursing college, so every resource – from Career Services to our Centers for Academic Success – is dedicated to preparing students for success in the healthcare system of the future.

Our programs keep class sizes small and feature nursing faculty members who are easily accessible and who bring real-world nursing experience to the classroom.

Students learn in a variety of settings depending on the program and program option. Traditional classrooms, online forums, our SIMCARE CENTER™ and clinical and practicum experiences all afford students a well-rounded experience that prepares them for their career.

Vision & Mission

At Chamberlain, care is what distinguishes us – Chamberlain Care™. We believe if we take extraordinary care of our students, we will graduate extraordinary nurses who can have a significant and positive impact on healthcare around the world.

Course Enrollments

  • Online, post-licensure classes start every 8 weeks.
  • Campuses enroll students three times per year in January, May and September.

Transfer Students

If you’ve taken college courses at other institutions, your credits may transfer and count towards your BSN degree at Chamberlain.

An admissions representative can help determine which credits may qualify after viewing an official transcript from the institution where the credits were earned.You can also read more about our transfer guidelines here.

We partner with a number of community colleges to help students transfer as needed. See if your college is among our partners.


Learn more about our accreditation and approvals.

Our History

Chamberlain College of Nursing has more than 125 years of history of preparing extraordinary nursing graduates.

Our roots go back to the Deaconess tradition of 19th-century Europe. Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, studied at a Deaconess facility in Germany and later applied the concepts she learned to her nursing practice.

In 1889, an evangelical pastor in St. Louis, Missouri, proposed establishing healthcare services based on the Deaconess model to address the needs of the local community. Those services evolved into the Deaconess School of Nursing and, later, the Deaconess College of Nursing.

In March 2005, DeVry Education Group acquired Deaconess. A term of the acquisition agreement required DeVry to change the name of the school. The chosen name, Chamberlain, is derived from the Middle English word "chaumberlein," which means "chief steward" – in recognition of the critical role of the nurse as the central steward and coordinator of patient care.