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Chamberlain College – Online RN-BSN to MSN Program2018-09-12T02:13:21+00:00

Chamberlain College – Online RN-BSN to MSN Program

Program Overview

According to Chamberlain College:

Registered Nurses can earn a BSN and MSN together, making it more cost and time effective than earning them separately. In the RN-BSN to MSN Online Option, eligible RN students completing their BSN degree at Chamberlain may apply for admission to the MSN degree program prior to completing their BSN degree. Students are able to complete their BSN degree while enrolled in the MSN program, by taking selected MSN courses in place of two required BSN nursing courses. The MSN courses offer a more focused, higher level of content than the corresponding BSN courses. At the end of the program you will have earned both a BSN and MSN.

At a Glance

URL http://www.chamberlain.edu/academics/nursing-school/rn-bsn-to-msn
Total credit hours 151-160
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
  • Practicum
  • The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track requires one visit for the immersion weekend.
Concentrations Educator: Coursework includes educational foundations, instructional methods, program assessment and evaluation and curriculum development

Executive: Coursework emphasizes the application of theory, using real-word scenarios and tools

Family Nurse Practitioner: Curriculum begins with MSN degree core courses in nursing theory, research, leadership, professional role development, healthcare policy and informatics in healthcare

Healthcare Policy: Curriculum trains nurses in the research, design and implementation of policies, as well as evaluation of policy outcomes

Informatics: Curriculum teaches you to interpret, analyze and use electronic health record technology, as well as empowers you to be more efficient and effective in healthcare practices

Time to complete Four (4) years
Admission requirements According to Chamberlain College, to be eligible for admission to the MSN program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A nursing diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current, active, unrestricted RN license in the U.S. or in a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the NCSBN. Before entering any clinical/practicum courses, students must provide proof of current, active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state where the student will conduct the clinical(s). Students who fail to maintain an active, unrestricted license throughout their clinical/practicum courses do not meet the clinical/practicum requirements and cannot progress. Students are expected to maintain RN licensure throughout the entire program of study as a professional best-practice.
  • CGPA of 3.0 or greater in RN to BSN coursework (minimum of 23 credit hours of coursework must be taken at Chamberlain, excluding NR-447 and NR-451).
  • Completion of all liberal arts and sciences courses for the BSN degree.

Licensure Requirements: Chamberlain is committed to preparing graduates for professional nursing practice. To achieve this goal, students in the RN to BSN option must maintain a current, active license to practice nursing 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. Failure to do so will result in a dismissal from the College.