Accelerated RN to BSN Degree in 3 Semesters
This flexible online program allows registered nurses to advance their nursing careers by earning a BSN degree in as few as 3 semesters. The program combines the flexibility and ease of online learning without clinical training.
Why Consider Chamberlain's RN to BSN Nursing Degree
- 120-year history of excellence in nursing education
- Personal, student-focused learning
- Proven nursing/health care educational model
- Prepared, compassionate and clinically proficient graduates
- State-of-the-art nursing labs and equipment
- Flexible study options, online and on-site
- Top-notch, degreed faculty with clinical experience
- The right place to launch or advance your nursing career
- Fast-track accelerated programs:
- Associate degree in as few as 6 semesters
- BSN in just 3 years instead of 4
- Online RN to BSN as quickly as 3 semesters
- On-site bachelor's degree program ranked in top 10% nationally for NCLEX exam* pass rates.
The BSN Program incorporates general education and nursing coursework in a program of studies that provides knowledge and skills necessary for a lifetime of personal and professional growth. The goal of the general education component of the curriculum is to provide the student with a liberal educational foundation. This is accomplished through academic experiences that provide skills needed for advanced studies and lifelong learning. The freshman year emphasizes general education and prepares the student for the nursing major.
The nursing curriculum provides the opportunity for the student to acquire and demonstrate the professional nursing knowledge and skills necessary to assist clients to an optimal level of health. This is accomplished through an integration of theoretical nursing knowledge with essential clinical skills. The curriculum integrates moral, ethical, and legal principles with critical thinking, decision-making, leadership, and management techniques. An introductory course in nursing is offered in the second semester of the freshman year, and clinical practice experiences begin in the sophomore year.
The majority of nursing coursework occurs in the junior and senior years. Significant clinical practice hours are planned throughout the program to promote the proficiency in skills necessary for competent nursing practice. Students practice in a changing health care environment in acute and long-term care facilities as well as in community settings.
The emphasis on clinical experience, supported by theory from nursing and related disciplines, is the hallmark of the BSN curriculum at Chamberlain. Theoretical and clinical nursing courses, nursing research, and issue courses provide the professional education base for the BSN degree. The BSN degree consists of a total of 132 credit hours: 69 credit hours in general education and 63 credit hours in the nursing major.
The RN with an associate degree or diploma may complete the BSN degree either on-site or online.
The online option allows the registered nurse students to complete the BSN degree with an educational format designed for adult learners. Advantages include the convenience of scheduling, focus on core content readily applicable to professional settings, and interaction with peers who share many similar professional experiences and values. Students identify preceptors in their region of residence to facilitate their clinical learning experiences.
The outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program are as follows:
- Provides individualized comprehensive care, based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines, to individuals, families, aggregates, and communities from entry to the health care system through long-term planning.
- Demonstrates leadership and collaboration with consumers and other health care providers in providing care and/or delegating responsibilities for health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance, and rehabilitative activities.
- Communicates effectively with client populations and other health care providers in managing the collaborative health care of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.
- Integrates clinical judgment in professional decision-making and implementation of the nursing process.
- Demonstrates responsibility for continued personal and professional development through enrollment in graduate education, continuing education programs, professional reading, participation in professional organizations, and service to the community.
- Implements professional nursing standards by practicing within the legal definitions of nursing practice acts and in accordance with the nursing code of ethics and ANA standards of practice.
- Practices in established professional roles to provide cost-effective, quality health care to consumers in structures and unstructured settings.
- Incorporates evidence – based practice in the provision of Professional nursing care to individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, ncahlc.org, one of six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level.
The Jacksonville campus and Master of Science in Nursing degree program are pending approval. The associate and bachelor’s degree programs in nursing at the Columbus and St. Louis campuses are a accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The bachelor’s degree program in nursing at the Addison, Columbus, Phoenix and St. Louis campuses is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and prospective students that standards of quality have been met. (Program availability varies by location.)
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)61 Broadway New York, NY 10006 212.363.5555 or 800.669.9656
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)One DuPont Circle, NW, #530 Washington, D.C. 20036 202.887.6791