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Chamberlain College of Nursing

Degrees RN to BSN
Chamberlain College of Nursing


To Learn more about the program and apply to Chamberlain Click Here.

(Do NOT actually enroll to Chamberlain until you have been approved to participate in the BHMT RN to BSN program.)



Heide Stevenson


Phone: 707-480-0239


School Overview

Chamberlain’s CCNE-accredited RN to BSN online option allows you to earn your BSN in as few as 3 semesters – without having to travel to class. You’ll join fellow registered nurses in a supportive and flexible learning environment taught by experienced nurse educators who are committed to helping you succeed. And, as an RN, you may receive up to 77 proficiency credits for your nursing experience before you even begin the program and still have the option of transferring in additional coursework


Program Highlights

  • Kaiser Permanente RNs receive a 30% tuition savings, waived application and transcript fees. Military rates available.
  • Attend online classes on your schedule, allowing you to work while furthering your career and education
  • 100% online coursework with experiential learning activities
  • 24/7 access to courses, library and IT support
  • No mandatory login times
  • Gain up to 77 proficiency credits for your experience
  • Learn from responsive, experienced nurse educators
  • Six start times a year


What You’ll Learn
Chamberlain’s RN to BSN curriculum is designed to expand and enrich the professional careers of nurses. Application to real-world scenarios is emphasized through coursework and a faculty-led class discussion, which means you can start applying what you learn as you learn it. Areas of study within the program include:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Community health nursing
  • Collaborative healthcare


Delivery Type: Online
Units for Nursing Program: 24 nursing credits and 21 liberal arts and science education credits required for RN to BSN completion
Total Units required for BSN: 122 units*

*123 credits if students takes NR435 Community Health Nursing Course with a clinical component

Residency requirement – how many units have to be taken at the school? Students must fulfill a residency requirement by completing 30 semester credit hours at Chamberlain for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Length of Program: The program can be completed in as few as 3 full-time semesters (12 months)
Cost: $9,912 for nursing courses only* and $8,673** for General Education courses

*Cost would change for students taking NR435 Community Health Nursing Course with a clinical component
**Cost may vary based on students transfer credits

States: HI, CA, OR, CO, MD, VA, GA
Accreditation: 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, HLC is one of the eight regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing 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 with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 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


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Identify prerequisites required and does it map out to CTU or CSUSM? No prerequisites required.
Do prerequisites have to be taken within a certain amount of time? N/A
Do you require a diversity education course? No.
Can the class be transfer from CSUSM or CTU? Yes, Chamberlain offers SOCS-350: Cultural Diversity in the Professions – 3 Credits. Student can transfer CTU’s PSYC 424, SOCL 340, SOCL 356, SOCL 355
Does the school provide free transcript evaluation? Yes, application and transcript fees are waived. Transcript evaluation is provided as a complimentary service.
What is the website for students to apply into the RN to BSN program? We have a website that outlines degree programs and Kaiser Permanente’s tuition savings benefits however, we cannot take online applications.
Contact for student questions: Contact name, email and phone number? Heide Stevenson, – 707-480-0239
Contact for billing questions? 877.751.5783

Pre-Admission Process

  • Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing with a minimum CGPA 2.0.
  • Current, active RN license 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


Admission Process

  • Students contact Chamberlain’s dedicated Kaiser Permanente Admission Advisor: 855-319-5087
  • Application fee and transcript fees are waived
  • Kaiser Permanente RN’s can call their dedicated number at 855-319-5087 to speak a dedicated admissions advisor
  • Chamberlain’s Admission Advisor will request official transcripts on behalf of the student and conduct an evaluation of the student’s transcripts at no charge
  • Wait for letter of admission


  • None required although there are General Education courses needed to complete the BSN Degree – please see Gen Ed table below.


Please check the Ben-U Transfer Guide to see if any courses will satisfy some of the General Education requirements for (insert school name).


Prep and Computer Skills prior to Applying
What level of computer skills does a new learner need to be successful at your school?

    • Only basic computer skills are needed by students. Additional support will be available through our Admission Counselors and our 24 hour tech support. New students can also receive a
      personalized tour of an online course before their course begins, with the help of one of our Counselors.
    • The basic computer skills a student would need are the following: MS office and the ability to search the internet.

What kind of computer programs should BSN students be familiar with to be successful in their studies at your school? Hardware & Software Requirements

  • The following hardware and software are required to complete courses at Chamberlain. Students must have access to a laptop or computer with a wireless card that meets the hardware and software requirements below.


Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 (recommended)
  • Mac OS 10.6 is supported, but there are some applications that require the Windows OS. Be prepared to run a Windows OS instance if you elect to use a Mac system.


Productivity Tools

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional for Windows; Office 2011 for Mac Internet access is required to participate in online components of your courses at Chamberlain. An Internet Service Provider (ISP) will provide you with the software and access necessary to utilize the Internet. ISP connections are listed below in order of preference.
  • Recommended: LAN, cable or DSL connection. Highly recommended for optimal student experience. Required for all technical programs.


What learning management system is used to host the online learning program?

  • eCollege is the learning management system that Chamberlain use within the student portal for access to courses.


What would the instructor expect learners to be able to do and if a student needs help in sharpening their computer skills
The basic computer skills a student would need are the following:

  • MS office and the ability to search the internet
  • An Admission Counselor can assist the student if they are having difficulty navigating the student portal system or eCollege. They can walk the student through their portal to help the student understand how to navigate the system. Counselors can also provide a guided tour of an online course. Students can also access our 24 hour tech support for additional help and support.


Does the institution require students to attend an orientation?
Admission Counselors will “walk” the student to class virtually and explain how to get into their student portal, courses, library, tutoring, message center, and how to submit assignments. Counselors are available for any support the student may need. Ed Provider contact, Heide Stevenson, is available to any student who needs additional support or help throughout their degree program.


Program Details
  • This includes the Nursing Core and Ben-U transfer guide.
  • Please confirm with Chamberlain that your previous courses from another school or from Ben-U can be credited towards either your General Education or Pre-requisites.


Chamberlain Nursing Program
Course & Class Name Units Cost
GEN ED elect
HIST elective
HUM elective
NR 351 – Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 $1,239
NR 305 – Health Assessment 4 $1,652
NR 361 – RN Information Systems in Healthcare 3 $1,239
NR 439 – Evidence-Based Practice 3 $1,239
NR 443 – RN Community Heath Nursing 4 $1,652
NR 447 – RN Collaborative Healthcare 4 $1,652
NR 451 – RN Capstone Course 3 $1,239
Total Nursing Program Tuition: $9,912*
Books: $2,100*
Total: $12,012*
*Students in California who wish to obtain a certification in Public Health Nursing can take NR435 Community Health Nursing course for 5 credits and a 90 hour of clinical component.


Chamberlain Nursing Program - General Education


Course & Class Name Units Cost
GEN ED - ENGL 135 – Advanced Composition 3 $1,239
GEN ED elective**  4 $1,239
GEN ED - MATH 339** – Statistics for Decision Making 3 $1,239
GEN ED - POLI 330 – Political Science 3 $1,239
GEN ED - Humanities - Humanities Elective 3 $1,239
GEN ED - History - History Elective 3 $1,239
GEN ED - Elective** 3 $1,239
Total General Education Tuition: $8673*
Books and fees: $2,100*
Grand Total: $22,875*
*Grand Total with General Education: $21,824 (Nursing Program $9912 + General Education $8673 + Books $2100)
**Transfer courses available through Ben “U”; please see CTU’s transfer guide and consult with a Chamberlain admissions advisor for more information