Nursing Program Transfer Credit Opportunities

Chamberlain College of Nursing GraduationChamberlain College of Nursing welcomes transfer students from accredited programs. View our academic catalog for the college’s full transfer credit policy.

Planning Ahead

Degree requirements vary from institution to institution. If you are considering a transfer to Chamberlain College of Nursing, take a look at Chamberlain requirements early in your college experience to begin making transfer plans. Transfer students must follow the Chamberlain College of Nursing admission guidelines and procedures.

Admission Guidelines

An applicant seeking to transfer credit from another institution must request a credit evaluation prior to the first semester at Chamberlain and provide an official transcript from the institution where the credit was earned. Official foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved evaluating agency. Chamberlain may require a catalog or additional material and all transfer credit must comply with residency and curriculum requirements.

Transfer of courses is considered on an individual basis. View our undergraduate and graduate guidelines for more information on requirements.

Already an RN or LPN? You May be Eligible for Course Credit

The Chamberlain College Articulation Programs (CCAP) for RNs and LPNs recognize previous knowledge and foster career mobility for those working in the nursing profession.

RN to BSN Option

Registered nurses with a current, active RN license in the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN may be awarded up to 82 proficiency credit hours through the Chamberlain College of Nursing Articulation Plan (CCAP). This proficiency credit includes 37 liberal arts and sciences credits and 45 nursing credits. View the full breakdown in our undergraduate academic catalog.

LPN to RN Bridge Option

To be eligible for the program, LPNs must hold a current, active, unrestricted and practical/vocational nursing license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN, and successfully pass a validation test of adult health content administered as part of the course requirement for NR-225. Upon passing the validation test, the LPN is awarded up to 10 proficiency credit hours toward the associate degree. Seven credit hours are granted toward the associate degree for knowledge gained in previous practical nurse education programs. Three liberal arts credit hours are awarded toward the associate degree for developmental psychology.


Residency Requirement

Students must fulfill a residency requirement by completing 32 semester credit hours at Chamberlain for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and 28 for the Associate Degree in Nursing. For graduate programs, 30 semester credit hours must be completed at Chamberlain. A maximum of six semester credit hours may be transferred into the graduate degree program.

Courses taken through DeVry University or DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management, which are taken while enrolled at Chamberlain, are included as part of the residency requirement.


General Guidelines

  • Transferring courses may affect eligibility for financial assistance. Contact a student services advisor for more information.
  • Transfer credit generally is not awarded for coursework taken at another institution after initial enrollment at Chamberlain. If there are extenuating circumstances, such as lack of course availability or scheduling conflicts, a student may request permission from the campus president or the online dean to enroll in another institution. Transfer credit requested after initial registration must be approved by the campus president or the online dean prior to the student registering for a course at any other institution.
  • Students may request to waive transfer credit that is awarded and enroll in the course at Chamberlain. Once transfer credit is waived, it cannot be reinstated.
  • Coursework completed while enrolled at DeVry University or DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management will be treated as transfer credit. Transfer credit that satisfies graduation requirements is considered when determining academic level and progress; however, this credit is not used when computing GPA or residency requirements.

Additional Transfer Credit Guidelines for Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Additional Transfer Credit Guidelines for Graduate Nursing Programs

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